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Music 16 Sep 2019 | 11:45 AM

Rocker Ric Ocasek, frontman of The Cars, dead at 75

Ric Ocasek, The Cars frontman whose deadpan vocal delivery and lanky, sunglassed look defined a rock era with chart-topping hits like Just What I Needed, was discovered dead Sunday afternoon in his Manhattan apartment.

Athletics 09 Aug 2019 | 8:13 AM

Boston Marathon cheat Ruiz dies aged 66

(Reuters) - Rosie Ruiz, the woman who famously crossed the line first at the 1980 Boston Marathon before being disqualified for cheating, has died of cancer at the age of 66.

Books 07 Aug 2019 | 12:13 AM

Obit: Why Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison was so important

Toni Morrison, the first African American woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature, has died following a brief illness.

Arts 02 Aug 2019 | 3:10 PM

Hal Prince, Broadway director of 'Evita' and 'West Side Story', dies at 91

Hal Prince, who racked up more than 20 Tony Awards over a legendary 50-year Broadway career, died Wednesday after a brief illness in Iceland, his publicist said. He was 91.