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Books

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.

Music

Legendary Hollywood star Doris Day dies at 97

Doris Day, one of Hollywood’s most popular stars of the 1950s and 1960s who was nominated for an Oscar for Pillow Talk and starred in her own TV show, has died. She was 97.

World

Woman’s obituary declares she now has ‘smoking hot body, having been cremated’

ONTARIO, Canada (Philippine Daily Inquirer/Asia News Network): A woman who passed away recently was fondly honored by her children in a unique obituary, which stated that she now got “the smoking hot body I have always wanted… having been cremated.”

Nation

Ex-Star journalist Noorsila passes away

PETALING JAYA: Outgoing and passionate were the words used to describe former journalist Noorsila Abd Majid (pic), who died at Hospital Serdang yesterday following surgery to remove a growth in her colon.

TV

‘Facts Of Life’ actress Charlotte Rae dies at 92

The actress is best known for her role as Mrs Garrett in the series, ‘Diff’rent Strokes’ and its spin-off ‘Facts Of Life’.

Nation

Actor Khalid Salleh dies at 70

KUALA LUMPUR: Actor, author and arts activist Khalid Salleh (pic), who, for over 40 years, was a familiar fixture in the Malay film, theatre and literature scene, has died after suffering breathing problems. He was 70.

Music

Joe Jackson, father to Janet and Michael Jackson, dies

Joe Jackson, father to Michael and Janet Jackson, dies at age 89 reports several entertainment sites from the US.

Football

Walter Bahr, a Star of a World Cup Upset, Is Dead at 91

When the United States soccer team arrived in Brazil for the 1950 World Cup, its largely anonymous players faced 500-1 odds that they would come home as champions.