In Memoriam


Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter, Dead at 76

Rubin 'Hurricane' CarterRubin 'Hurricane' Carter was 76. He was the former professional boxer who became an advocate for the wrongly convicted after spending 19 years in prison for a triple murder he didn't commit.

Carter's struggle for freedom and exoneration was made famous in a number of books, a Bob Dylan song and a Hollywood film. Although born in the U.S., Carter had a special connection to Toronto, where he settled following his prison release, which came about with the help of a group of Canadians.


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The Ultimate Warrior, Dead at 54

The Ultimate WarriorThe Ultimate Warrior was 54. He was the wrestler best known for his appearances in the World Wrestling Federation (now WWE) from 1987 to 1991 and again in 1992 and 1996.

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Mickey Rooney, Dead at 93

Mickey RooneyMickey Rooney was 93. He was the actor and entertainer whose film, television, and stage appearances spanned nearly his entire lifetime.

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David Brenner, Dead at 78

David BrennerDavid Brenner was 78. He was the lanky, toothy-grinned "Tonight Show" favorite whose brand of observational comedy became a staple for other standups, including Jerry Seinfeld and Paul Reiser.

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Harold Ramis, Dead at 69

Harold RamisHarold Ramis was 69. He was the actor, writer and director best known for Meatballs, Caddyshack, Ghostbusters, Groundhog Day, and Analyze This. He was also the original head writer of SCTV and one of three screenwriters for National Lampoon's Animal House.

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Jim Fregosi, Dead at 71

Jim FregosiJim Fregosi was 71. He was the former Blue Jays manager and all-star shortstop who managed the Philadelphia Phillies to the 1993 World Series.

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Ralph Waite, Dead at 85

Ralph WaiteRalph Waite was 85. He was the actor best known as John Walton Sr. on the warmhearted 1970s TV series The Waltons.

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Sid Caesar, Dead at 91

Sid CaesarSid Caesar was 91. He was the comedic actor best known for the television series Your Show of Shows and Caesar's Hour, and as Coach Calhoun in Grease.

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Shirley Temple, Dead at 85

Shirley TempleShirley Temple was 85. She was the dimpled, curly-haired child star who sang, danced, sobbed and grinned her way into the hearts of Depression-era moviegoers.

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Ralph Kiner, Dead at 91

In MemoriumRalph Kiner was 91. He hit 369 home runs during his 10-year career, mostly with the Pittsburgh Pirates. He won or tied for the National League lead in homers in each of his first seven seasons.

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