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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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Former NFL Defensive Lineman, Actor Alex Karras Dies

Alex Karras, who gained fame in the NFL as a fearsome defensive lineman and later as an actor, has died. He was 77.

10/10/2012

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Man Dies In Santa Cruz County Jail

A man died at the Santa Cruz County Jail on Saturday morning after being arrested by the California Highway Patrol, according to the sheriff’s office.

10/08/2012

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Man Shot In San Francisco’s Pacific Heights Neighborhood Dies

A man was shot in San Francisco’s Lower Pacific Heights neighborhood early Saturday morning and died at the hospital the next day, a police spokesman said Tuesday.

09/04/2012

Comedian Phyllis Diller Dies At 95

Comedian Phyllis Diller Dies At 95

Phyllis Diller, the housewife-turned-comedienne with the cackling laugh who aimed some of her sharpest barbs at herself, died Monday morning…

08/20/2012

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San Francisco Bay-To-Breakers Assault Victim Dies

San Francisco police are looking for witnesses who may have seen or recorded a fight during Bay to Breakers Race on May 20 because a man punched during the confrontation has died.

06/11/2012

Hairstyling Pioneer, Vidal Sassoon Dies At 84

Hairstyling Pioneer, Vidal Sassoon Dies At 84

Celebrity hairstylist Vidal Sassoon, whose 1960s wash-and-wear cuts freed women from endless teasing and hairspray, has died. He was 84…

05/09/2012

Adam Yauch (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images for Tribeca Film Festival)

Bay Area Reacts To ‘Beastie Boys’ MCA, Adam Yauch’s Death

Local celebrities and those in the music community are in mourning over the loss of fellow musician/rapper, Adam “MCA” Yauch of the Beastie Boys…

05/04/2012

Ronnie Montrose (Photo by David Klein/Getty Images)

Bay Area Rock Guitarist Ronnie Montrose Dies At 64

Rock guitarist Ronnie Montrose, who formed the band that bore his name and performed with some of rock’s heavy hitters, has passed away.

03/04/2012

Legendary Singer Etta James Dies At 73

Legendary Singer Etta James Dies At 73

RIVERSIDE, CA (CBS/AP) Etta James, the legendary singer whose enduring hits include “At Last” and “Tell Mama,” has died at the age of 73. James’ longtime manager Lupe De Leon told The Associated Press the […]

01/20/2012

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