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ASSOCIATED PRESS / MARCH 1981
                                Washington Bullets’ Wes Unseld, left, and team owner Abe Polling got together prior to a press conference in Landover, Md., where they announced that Unseld would retire as a player at the end of the 1980-81 season. Unseld, the Hall of Fame center who led Washington to its only NBA championship and was chosen one of the 50 greatest players in league history, died today, after a series of health issues, most recently pneumonia.
Wes Unseld, Hall of Famer and NBA champion in D.C., dies at 74

He was remembered today as “the gentlest of giants” by former Bullets player Rex Chapman, who was coached by Unseld in the 1990s, and as “a Legend and a Leader” by Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love, whose father, Stan, was a teammate of Unseld’s on the Bullets in the 1970s. Read more

ASSOCIATED PRESS / 1978
                                Richard Herd, middle, portrayed Gen. Omar Bradley in “Ike,” a made-for-TV miniseries which featured a reenactment of the Allied landing at Omaha Beach, alongside lead actor Robert Duvall, right, and Paul Gleason as Tex.
Richard Herd, a baffled boss on ‘Seinfeld,’ is dead at 87

As Wilhelm, a New York Yankees executive who reported to the team’s owner, George Steinbrenner (voiced by Larry David), Herd brought a grandfatherly and slightly daffy demeanor to his dealings with George (played by Jason Alexander), the lazy assistant to the Yankees’ traveling secretary. Read more

NEW YORK TIMES / 1988
                                Eddie Sutton during a practice at the University of Kentucky in 1988. Sutton, who coached major college basketball teams to a total of 806 victories in a career spanning 37 seasons and became the first coach to take four schools to the NCAA Division I championship tournament, died on Saturday at his home in North Tulsa, Okla., a month after his election to the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. He was 84.
Eddie Sutton, 84, winning basketball coach at 4 NCAA schools, dies

Sutton coached Creighton, Arkansas, Kentucky and Oklahoma State to a total of 26 NCAA championship tournaments and reached the Final Four three times — with Arkansas in 1978 and Oklahoma State, his alma mater, in 1995 and 2004. Several other coaches have since led four or more schools to the tournament. Read more

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                                Marilyn Bornhorst was a former Honolulu City Council member who helped community organizations navigate the political landscape.
Former Honolulu City Council member Marilyn Bornhorst dies at age 93

Marilyn Bornhorst, a forward-thinking former Honolulu City Council woman who helped preserve open views along the Ka Iwi coastline, promoted the idea for what today is Kakaako’s largest public green space and helped community organizations navigate the political landscape, has died. She was 93. Read more

ASSOCIATED PRESS / 2014
                                Former University of Mississippi and NFL football player Ben Williams speaks to the media at the Capitol in Jackson, Miss. Robert Jerry “Ben” Williams Jr., former Buffalo Bills defensive end and the first African American player to appear in a game at Mississippi, has died. He was 65.
Bills, Ole Miss lineman “Gentle Ben” Williams, 65, dies

Ole Miss announced in a release that Williams died today from natural causes at a Jackson, Miss., hospital. Affectionately known as “Gentle Ben,” he was the Rebels’ first black player to earn All-America honors as a first-team selection in 1975, and was also a three-time first team All-Southeastern Conference selection. Read more

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