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Reggie Young, renowned guitarist for Elvis, Waylon, has died

Guitarist Reggie Young, a Memphis- and Nashville-based session player whose signature licks defined hit records from Elvis, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, and many more, has died. He was 82. Read More

Glen Wood, auto racing pioneer and patriarch, dies at 93

Glen Wood, the courtly and innovative patriarch of the famed Wood Brothers Racing team who had been the oldest living member of the NASCAR Hall of Fame, died today. He was 93. Read More

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Mary Oliver dies at 83

Mary Oliver, the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet whose rapturous odes to nature and animal life brought her critical acclaim and popular affection, has died. She was 83. Read More

Broadway legend Carol Channing dies at 97

Publicist B. Harlan Boll said Channing died of natural causes at 12:31 a.m. today in Rancho Mirage, California. Boll says she had twice suffered strokes in the last year. Read More
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Mel Stottlemyre, Yankees’ ace during lean years, dies at 77

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Mel Stottlemyre, the New York Yankees’ pitching ace in their lean years of the late 1960s and early ’70s and later the longtime pitching coach for New York Mets and Yankees teams that won the World Series, died Sunday in a Seattle hospital. He was 77. Read More
 

Humble Pacific Island movie star Mungau Dain dies in mid-20s

Mungau Dain, who earned the role in the Oscar-nominated film “Tanna” because his elders decided he was the best-looking guy in their traditional village on the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu, has died. Read More
 
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Christa Wittmier, ‘SuperCW,’ chronicler of Honolulu nightlife, dies at 43

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Christa Wittmier, who became one of the most recognized figures in Honolulu’s nightlife scene over the last decade, lost her battle with cancer on Thursday. Read More

Bob Einstein of Super Dave, ‘Curb’ fame dies at 76

Bob Einstein, the veteran comedy writer and performer known for “The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour,” ”Curb Your Enthusiasm” and his spoof daredevil character Super Dave Osborne, has died, according to his brother, filmmaker Albert Brooks. Einstein was 76. Read More

Daryl Dragon, Captain of Captain & Tennille, dead at 76

Daryl Dragon, the cap-wearing “Captain” of Captain & Tennille who teamed with then-wife Toni Tennille on such easy listening hits as “Love Will Keep Us Together” and “Muskrat Love,” died Wednesday. He was 76. Read More

Gene Okerlund, serious voice of pro wrestling, dies at 76

Gene Okerlund, who as a ringside interviewer and commentator served for decades as a straight man to the outsize personalities who suffuse the world of professional wrestling, has died. Read More

Longtime British comedy star June Whitfield dies at 93

British actress and comedic star June Whitfield, whose long career included memorable roles in TV series “Absolutely Fabulous” and “Terry and June,” has died. She was 93. Read More

Kalapana co-founder gave us many classic moments

As one of the driving forces behind the seminal Hawaii band Kalapana, Malani Bilyeu penned a string of contemporary soft-rock hits that served as the soundtrack for a generation of local residents. Read More
 
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Federalist writer, Fox News guest Bre Payton dies at 26

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Bre Payton, a writer for the conservative news site The Federalist and a frequent guest on the Fox News Channel and other media outlets, died suddenly today at the age of 26. Read More
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Acclaimed author Amos Oz dies at 79

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Israeli author Amoz Oz, one of the country’s most widely acclaimed writers and a pre-eminent voice in its embattled peace movement, died today after a battle with cancer, his family announced. He was 79. Read More

Heloshi Kusumoto / 1929-2018: Highway chief led H-3 construction

Heloshi Kusumoto, who helped to lead the design and controversial construction of the H-3 freeway as administrator of the Hawaii Division of the Federal Highways Administration, has died at age 89. Read More

Nation’s oldest World War II vet, Richard Overton, dies at age 112

Richard Overton, the nation’s oldest World War II veteran, who was also believed to be the oldest living man in the U.S., died today in Texas, a family member said. He was 112. Read More

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