Celebrity deaths

FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2016 file photo, Ari Behn is interviewed during the Celebrity Gala 2016 and Wenche Foss' honorary award at Chat Noir in Oslo. Scandinavian author Ari Behn — the ex-husband of Norwegian Princess Martha Louise and among the people who had accused actor Kevin Spacey of sexual misconduct — died this week, his manager said. He was 47. Behn died by suicide Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2019 at his home in Norway, his manager told the Norwegian news service NTB. (Jon Olav Nesvold/NTB Scanpix via AP)
December 26, 2019 - 2:07 pm
Scandinavian writer Ari Behn — the ex-husband of Norwegian Princess Martha Louise and among the people who had accused actor Kevin Spacey of sexual misconduct — died this week, his manager said. He was 47. Behn died by suicide Wednesday, his manager told the Norwegian news service NTB. Authorities...
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FILE - This undated file photo provided by Matthew Westmoreland shows Riley Howell. The North Carolina college student hailed by police as a hero for preventing more injuries and deaths after a gunman opened fire in a classroom in April 2019 has been immortalized as a Jedi by the production company for the Star Wars franchise. (Matthew Westmoreland via AP, File)
December 25, 2019 - 12:54 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina college student hailed by police as a hero for preventing more injuries and deaths after a gunman opened fire in a classroom has now been immortalized as a Jedi by the production company for the Star Wars franchise. News outlets report the family of Riley...
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FILE - This undated file photo provided by Matthew Westmoreland shows Riley Howell. The North Carolina college student hailed by police as a hero for preventing more injuries and deaths after a gunman opened fire in a classroom in April 2019 has been immortalized as a Jedi by the production company for the Star Wars franchise. (Matthew Westmoreland via AP, File)
December 25, 2019 - 11:57 am
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina college student hailed by police as a hero for preventing more injuries and deaths after a gunman opened fire in a classroom has now been immortalized as a Jedi by the production company for the Star Wars franchise. News outlets report the family of Riley...
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FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2019, file photo, Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., speaks during a luncheon at the National Press Club in Washington. Cummings died from complications of longtime health challenges, his office said in a statement on Oct. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
December 23, 2019 - 10:13 am
A lauded writer who brought to light stories overshadowed by prejudice. An actress and singer who helped embody the manufactured innocence of the 1950s. A self-made billionaire who rose from a childhood of Depression-era poverty and twice ran for president. This year saw the deaths of people who...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2003 file photo French fashion designer Emanuel Ungaro acknowledges applause at the end of his spring summer Haute Couture 2003 fashion collection presented in Paris. Fashion house Emanuel Ungaro says that French designer Emanuel Ungaro has died at the age of 86. The house posted Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019 on Instagram that Ungaro “will remain in our memories as the Master of sensuality, of color and flamboyance." Ungaro has died on Saturday in Paris, according to French medias. Renowned for his use of vibrant colors, mixed prints and elegant draping, Ungaro founded the house that bears his name in 1965. He retired from fashion in 2004. (AP Photo/Laurent Rebours, File)
December 22, 2019 - 12:19 pm
PARIS (AP) — French fashion designer Emanuel Ungaro, who was known for his use of vibrant color, mixed prints and elegant draping, has died at the age of 86. Ungaro's death was confirmed Sunday by the eponymous Paris fashion house he founded in 1965, which said in an Instagram post that he “will...
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FILE - In this June 3, 1964, file photo, Junior Johnson peers from his car after winning the pole position for the Dixie 400 stock car race at Atlanta International Raceway in Atlanta. Johnson, who won 50 NASCAR Cup Series races as a driver and 132 as an owner and was part of the inaugural class inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame in 2010, has died at 88. (AP Photo/File)
December 20, 2019 - 7:06 pm
Robert Glenn “Junior” Johnson, a moonshine runner turned NASCAR driver described as “The Last American Hero” by author Tom Wolfe in a 1965 article for Esquire, died Friday. He was 88. NASCAR announced the death of Johnson, the winner of 50 races as a driver and 132 as an owner. He was a member of...
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FILE - In this Nov. 20, 1993, file photo, Iowa football coach Hayden Fry is carried off the field after his team defeated Minnesota in an NCAA college football game, giving him his 200th career victory in Iowa City, Iowa. Fry, the Texan who revived Iowa football and became a Hawkeye State institution, died Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019, after a long battle with cancer. He was 90. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
December 17, 2019 - 10:33 pm
Hayden Fry, the Texan who revived Iowa football and became a Hawkeye State institution over two decades as a Big Ten coach, has died. He was 90. Fry's family announced through the University of Iowa that the former coach died Tuesday with his family at his side after a long battle with cancer. He...
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FILE - In this Nov. 20, 1993, file photo, Iowa football coach Hayden Fry is carried off the field after his team defeated Minnesota in an NCAA college football game, giving him his 200th career victory in Iowa City, Iowa. Fry, the Texan who revived Iowa football and became a Hawkeye State institution, died Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019, after a long battle with cancer. He was 90. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
December 17, 2019 - 10:30 pm
Hayden Fry, the Texan who revived Iowa football and became a Hawkeye State institution over two decades as a Big Ten coach, has died. He was 90. Fry's family announced through the University of Iowa that the former coach died Tuesday with his family at his side after a long battle with cancer. He...
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December 17, 2019 - 10:03 pm
Hayden Fry, the Texan who revived Iowa football and became a Hawkeye State institution, has died. He was 90. Fry's family announced through the University of Iowa that the coach died Tuesday with his family at his side after a long battle with cancer. “We are proud to know that our father’s life...
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FILE - In this Aug. 31, 1965, file photo, French movie director Jean Luc Godard and French actress Anna Karina are shown at the International Film Festival in Venice. Anna Karina, the French New Wave actress who became an icon of the cinema in the 1960s and was the muse of Jean-Luc Godard, has died aged 79, the French culture minister announced Sunday Dec. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Mario Torrisi, File)
December 15, 2019 - 1:38 pm
PARIS (AP) — Anna Karina, the French New Wave actress who became an icon of the cinema in the 1960s and was the muse of Jean-Luc Godard, has died. She was 79. The French culture minister announced her death on Twitter on Sunday. French media said that the Danish-born Karina had cancer and died...
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