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Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies of cancer at 65: family

Oct 16, 2018

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies of cancer at 65: family

Microsoft Corp. co-founder Paul Allen, the man who persuaded school-friend Bill Gates to drop out of Harvard to start what became the world's biggest software company, died on Monday at the age of 65, his family said. Allen left Microsoft in 1983, before the company ...

Former Cabinet security chief Atsuyuki Sassa dies at 87

Oct 10, 2018

Former Cabinet security chief Atsuyuki Sassa dies at 87

Atsuyuki Sassa, who served as the first head of Japan's Cabinet Security Affairs Office, died Wednesday at age 87, his family said. Sassa, a native of Tokyo, joined the forerunner of the National Police Agency after graduating from the University of Tokyo. He led the ...

Hiroshi Wajima, lone yokozuna with college degree, dies at 70

Oct 9, 2018

Hiroshi Wajima, lone yokozuna with college degree, dies at 70

Former yokozuna Wajima, who won elite makuuchi division tournaments 14 times in the 1970s and 1980s, and was known for his left-arm throwing technique, has died at age 70, his family said Tuesday. Wajima died in his Tokyo home on Monday. In recent years he ...

Legendary French singer Charles Aznavour dies at age 94

Oct 1, 2018

Legendary French singer Charles Aznavour dies at age 94

The legendary French singer Charles Aznavour — who said last week that he dreamed of breathing his last on stage — has died at age 94, his spokeswoman said Monday. The songwriter, who had just returned from a concert tour of Japan last month, passed ...

/ Sep 27, 2018

Former NBA coach Jack McKinney dies at 83

Jack McKinney, who coached the Indiana Pacers for four seasons in the 1980s, died Tuesday at 83 years old, Saint Joseph's University announced. McKinney coached Saint Joseph's from 1966-74 before joining the NBA's Milwaukee Bucks as an assistant coach. After two seasons in Milwaukee, he ...