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Post Mortem: June, 2011

Posted at 07:09 PM ET, 06/28/2011

Richard Harding Poff, former Va. Supreme Court justice and congressman, dies

Richard Harding Poff, a Virginia Republican who served ten terms in Congress before resigning in 1972 to become a justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia, has died at 87. Gov. Bob McDonnell announced Mr. Poff’s death in a statement Tuesday.

By Emma Brown  |  07:09 PM ET, 06/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:11 PM ET, 06/24/2011

Actor Peter Falk dies at 83

By Matt Schudel  |  02:11 PM ET, 06/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:28 PM ET, 06/10/2011

Writer-adventurer Patrick Leigh Fermor dies at 96

The British adventurer and travel writer walked across Europe at 18, captured a German general and wrote books in an opalescent prose.

By Matt Schudel  |  03:28 PM ET, 06/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Singer-songwriter Andrew Gold Dies

Singer-songwriter Andrew Gold, who was best known for his 1977 hit single “Lonely Boy,” and the contagious theme song for the 1980’s television show, “The Golden Girls,” died Friday of a heart attack in Los Angeles. He was 59.

By Lauren Wiseman  |  04:21 PM ET, 06/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:18 PM ET, 06/04/2011

Lawrence Eagleburger dies at 80

The longtime U.S. diplomat and fixture in Washington foreign policy circles served a brief stint as secretary of State under President George H.W. Bush.

By Matt Schudel  |  12:18 PM ET, 06/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:01 PM ET, 06/03/2011

James Arness dies; actor from ‘Gunsmoke’

James Arness, an actor who played the pistol-slinging lawman of Dodge City on the long-running television series “Gunsmoke,” died June 3. He was 88.

By T. Rees Shapiro  |  02:01 PM ET, 06/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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