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Notable Deaths 2013

‘Real World San Francisco’ Star, Sean Sasser Dies At 44

AIDS activist Sean Sasser, who rose to fame on season 3 of MTV’s “The Real World: San Francisco” has died. He was 44. …

08/08/2013

George Duke (credit: Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images)

Jazz Keyboardist George Duke Dies At 67

A representative said the San Rafael-born, Grammy-winning jazz keyboardist has died…

08/06/2013

Darren Criss (credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Darren Criss On Montieth’s Death; ‘We’re Picking Up The Pieces’

The actor opened up about the loss of “Glee” star Cory Monteith during a visit to “Conan” on Thursday…

08/02/2013

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Bacterial Infection Claims Life Of Richmond City Councilman

Bell, who served on the City Council from 2000 to 2005 and was elected again to the council last fall, was hospitalized just days after the Nov. 6 election, according to family members and city officials.

08/01/2013

Esther Williams "Ziegfeld Follies" (credit: MGM)

Esther Williams, Swimming Champion/Movie Star, Dies At 91

The swimming champion turned Hollywood actress, who starred Technicolor musicals of the 1940s and 1950s, was 91…

06/06/2013

Jack Vance (credit: Wikimedia Commons)

Author Jack Vance Dies At Home In Oakland

Jack Vance, an award-winning mystery, fantasy and science fiction author who wrote more than 60 books, has died. He was 96…

05/30/2013

Adm. Lord Louis Mountbatten, RN, addresses personnel aboard the USS Saratoga (CV-3) at Trincomalee, Ceylon. Adm. Mountbatten (center) on flight deck. (credit: Wayne Miller/Department of Defense)

World War II Photo/Documentarian Wayne Miller Dies At 94

Wayne F. Miller, who produced some of the most indelible combat images of World War II & created a ground-breaking series of portraits, has died…

05/22/2013

Ray Harryhausen (credit: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

Bay Area Filmmakers Pay Tribute To Visual Effects Legend Ray Harryhausen

Ray Harryhausen, a master of movie special effects whose work was beloved by fantasy film lovers & influenced industry heavyweights such as the “Star Wars” filmmakers, has died…

05/07/2013

Notable Deaths 2013

‘Star Wars’ Actor Richard LeParmentier, Victim Of Vader, Dies

Character actor Richard LeParmentier, who as a young Death Star commander learned the hard way that Darth Vader brooks no disrespect, died. He was 66…

04/17/2013

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Groundbreaking Improv Comic Jonathan Winters Dies

Comedian Jonathan Winters, whose breakneck improvisations inspired Robin Williams, Jim Carrey and many others, has died at age 87…

04/12/2013

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