Malik B., Founding Member of The Roots, Dies at 47

Malik B., rapper and founding member of The Roots, has died, according to the hip-hop band's social media statement Wednesday (July 29). He was 47. No cause of death has been revealed. "It is with heavy hearts and tearful eyes that we regretfully inform you of the passing of our beloved brother and long time Roots member Malik Abdul Basit. May he be remembered for his devotion to Islam, His loving brotherhood and his innovation as one of the most gifted MCs of all time," the group wrote on Instagram. "We ask that you please respect his family and extended family
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Superfan Mo Gaba, beloved by Orioles, Ravens, dies at 14

Mo Gaba, a beloved Baltimore superfan, died Tuesday from cancer. He was 14.A frequent caller on a sports talk-radio show, Gaba became an inspirational figure for players on the Orioles and Ravens for his positive attitude and selflessness.Last year at the NFL draft, Gaba made history by becoming the first person to announce a selection off a card written in braille. On Tuesday, he was inducted into the Orioles Hall of Fame just hours before he died."The world has lost a beautiful spirit and a shining light," Ravens coach John Harbaugh said. "With his infectious laugh, amazing love of life
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Olivia de Havilland, Star of Hollywood’s Golden Age, Dies at 104

Olivia de Havilland, a double Oscar winner and one of Tinseltown's last remaining Classic Hollywood cinema stars, died Sunday at her home in Paris of natural causes. She was 104. A celebrated actress and formidable leading lady who loomed larger than life in nearly 50 films, de Havilland got her onscreen start as one half of the Errol Flynn/de Havilland dynamic duo in hits such as 1938's The Adventures of Robin Hood. A year later, she co-starred in Gone with the Wind, playing the role of Melanie Hamilton Wilkes, Scarlett O'Hara's sister-in-law, and earned her first Oscar nod. Over the
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Former Olympian, NCAA Tournament MOP Whiston, Dies at 93 : College Hockey News

July 23, 2020 PRINT Considered First Goalie to Wear Mask CHN Staff Report Don Whiston, a former All-American goaltender and head coach at Brown, died earlier this month at age 93. Whiston earned a silver medal with the U.S. Olympic team at the 1952 games in Oslo, Norway. Prior to that, he helped Brown win league championships in 1950 and 1951, and led the Bears to the NCAA final four in 1951. He was named MVP of that tournament, despite Brown's loss in the finals. Whiston is considered among the first, if not the first, goaltenders to wear a mask.
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John Saxon Dies, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Enter the Dragon Star and Cult Icon Was 83

A Nightmare on Elm Street actor John Saxon has passed away. He was 83-years old. Saxon died of pneumonia in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, according to his wife, Gloria. The actor and martial artist worked on more than 200 projects during the span of his career, which was over 60 years, including three of the A Nightmare on Elm Street movies under the direction of Wes Craven. In addition, Saxon starred alongside martial arts legend Bruce Lee in Enter the Dragon. John Saxon earned a Golden Globe for his portrayal of a Mexican bandit opposite Marlon Brando in The Appaloosa (1966). Saxon
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Carlton Haselrig, Steelers Pro Bowler and NCAA wrestling champ, dies

PITTSBURGH -- Carlton Haselrig, a Pro Bowl right guard for the Pittsburgh Steelers in the early 1990s who is also the only wrestler in NCAA history to win six individual national championships, died Wednesday. He was 54.Pat Pecora, who coached Haselrig to heavyweight division championships at both the NCAA Division II and Division I levels in the 1980s at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, said Haselrig had been in declining health in recent years. The school said in a statement that Haselrig's death was due to natural causes.Haselrig, who didn't play a down of college football after suffering an
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Arizona High School Swim Coach Kerry Croswhite Dies From COVID-19

Arizona high school swimming coach Kerry Croswhite died on Tuesday after succumbing to COVID-19. He was 61. His wife Laurie reported the news on a Caring Bridge site that she has been maintaining for more than 2 weeks to keep friends and family apprised of her husband’s status. This is a hard one.  Kerry lost his battle at 6:01pm this evening.  He fought so hard.  The song “These Are the Days”  by Van Morrison was playing on his Pandora when he passed.  Think of him whenever you hear it.  He now can see all of your love and tributes and support.
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Umpire Rick Reed, who worked 1991 World Series, dies at 70

NEW YORK -- Rick Reed, whose career as a big league umpire spanned three decades and included two All-Star games and a World Series, has died. He was 70.Reed died Thursday night.Born in Detroit, Reed first worked a handful of American League games in 1979 before eventually becoming a full-time ump in the big leagues four years later. He worked the classic seven-game World Series between Minnesota and Atlanta in 1991 and also received All-Star assignments in 1986 and 1998.Reed appeared as the plate umpire in the 1999 movie "For Love of the Game" that starred Kevin Costner."I worked my
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Rep. John Lewis Dies at 80

Rep. John Lewis, civil rights icon and longtime U.S. congressman, has passed away at the age of 80.CNN reports that Rep. Lewis’s death was confirmed by his family late on Friday, July 17. “It is with inconsolable grief and enduring sadness that we announce the passing of U.S. Rep. John Lewis,” his family shared, per CNN. “He was honored and respected as the conscience of the U.S. Congress and an icon of American history, but we knew him as a loving father and brother. He was a stalwart champion in the on-going struggle to demand respect for the dignity and
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Rep. John Lewis of Georgia dies at age 80

Rep. John Lewis of Georgia died late Friday at the age of 80, according to multiple reports.Lewis was a decorated US civil rights icon who was the last surviving speaker of the March on Washington and also one of the original Freedom Riders.Lewis served in the House of Representatives since 1987 and was one of the most progressive lawmakers to represent a southern district.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Rep. John Lewis of Georgia died late Friday at the age of 80, according to multiple reporters.He was a decorated civil rights icon and served in the House of Representatives
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