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Post Mortem: April, 2011

Posted at 12:08 PM ET, 04/28/2011

Alice Ward, real-life mom of boxing champ, dies.

Alice Ward, 79, the mom and manager of boxing champion Micky Ward and his brother, Dicky Eklund, died Wednesday at a hospital in Boston.

By Lauren Wiseman  |  12:08 PM ET, 04/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 04/22/2011

Hazel Dickens dies; sang of hard times

Hazel Dickens, a West Virginia-born bluegrass singer who was an authentic voice of America’s working class, has died in Washington at 75.

By Matt Schudel  |  12:40 PM ET, 04/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:06 PM ET, 04/21/2011

Jess Jackson dies; owner of Kendall-Jackson winery

Jess Jackson, 81, a self-made billionaire who made his fortune promoting California chardonnays from his Kendall-Jackson winery, died April 21.

By T. Rees Shapiro  |  01:06 PM ET, 04/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:22 PM ET, 04/18/2011

Former Maryland Gov. William Donald Schaefer has died

The former governor, Baltimore mayor dominated Maryland politics

By Adam Bernstein  |  07:22 PM ET, 04/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:31 PM ET, 04/18/2011

William A. Rusher, former National Review publisher, dies at 87

Mr. Rusher was a stalwart of the American conservative movement who helped convince Barry Goldwater to run for president in 1964.

By Emma Brown  |  12:31 PM ET, 04/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:37 AM ET, 04/13/2011

Sidney Harman, Newsweek owner and stereo magnate, dies at 92

Sidney Harman, the stereo system magnate, philanthropist, and polymath who purchased Newsweek magazine last year and helped reform the decades-old publication into a new media platform, died of complications from leukemia on Wednesday. He was 92.

By T. Rees Shapiro  |  11:37 AM ET, 04/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 04/13/2011

Sidney Harman, Newsweek owner and stereo magnate, dies at 92

Sidney Harman, the stereo system magnate, philanthropist, and polymath who purchased Newsweek magazine last year and helped reform the decades-old publication into a new media platform, died of complications from leukemia on Wednesday. He was 92.

By T. Rees Shapiro  |  11:30 AM ET, 04/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:19 AM ET, 03/31/2011

Celebrities are dying...in Cyberspace

Dying seems all the rage these days, at least in jest and just in time for April Fools Day.

By Lauren Wiseman  |  11:19 AM ET, 03/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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