Oct 5, 2014

Ousted Haitian dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier dies

Jean-Claude Duvalier, who presided over what was widely acknowledged as a corrupt and brutal regime as the self-proclaimed “president for life” of Haiti until a popular uprising sent him into a 25-year exile, died Saturday at age 63. Duvalier died from a heart attack ...

Convicted former U.S. congressman James Traficant dies

Sep 28, 2014

Convicted former U.S. congressman James Traficant dies

James Traficant, the colorful politician whose conviction for taking bribes and kickbacks made him only the second person to be expelled from the U.S. Congress since the Civil War, died Saturday. He was 73. Traficant was seriously injured Tuesday after a vintage tractor flipped ...

Northern Ireland's Protestant firebrand Ian Paisley dies

Sep 13, 2014

Northern Ireland's Protestant firebrand Ian Paisley dies

For most of his half-century in Northern Ireland politics, Ian Paisley was synonymous with two words: “no” and “never.” The Protestant minister, who became the province’s most divisive politician, used the slogan “Ulster says no!” to oppose Anglo-Irish negotiations over the future of Northern ...

Aug 22, 2014

Irish peacemaker, ex-premier Reynolds dies at 81

Albert Reynolds, the risk-taking Irish prime minister who played a key role in delivering peace to Northern Ireland but struggled to keep his own governments intact, died Thursday after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. He was 81. His eldest son, Philip, said he ...

Ramones punk band co-founder Tommy Ramone dies at 65

Jul 12, 2014

Ramones punk band co-founder Tommy Ramone dies at 65

Tommy Ramone, the drummer and last surviving original member of the American punk band the Ramones, whose aggressive and fast-driving songs spearheaded the punk-rock movement, has died at the age of 65, an associate said on Saturday. The death was confirmed by Dave Frey, ...

Eileen Ford, founder of Ford Model Agency, dies

Jul 11, 2014

Eileen Ford, founder of Ford Model Agency, dies

Modeling agency founder Eileen Ford, who shaped a generation’s standards of beauty as she built an empire and launched the careers of Candice Bergen, Lauren Hutton, Jane Fonda and countless others, has died. She was 92 and died Wednesday, said Arielle Baran, a spokeswoman ...