Obituaries

This grab taken from video taken on Aug. 21, 2015, shows Jermaine Wright, a NHS pharmacist and referee of the Hackney Marshes grassroots football league, in London. Wright, affectionately known as Mr. Hackney Marshes, served as both an on-field referee and a behind-the-scenes catalyst in the Hackney & Leyton Sunday Football League — as vice chairman, schedule secretary, results secretary, press officer, and head official before he died on April 27, 2020 from COVID-19. (Thomas Wootton via AP)
July 15, 2020 - 12:20 am
LONDON (AP) — The best referees are largely invisible, maintaining order unobtrusively and letting the players decide the game. Their absence — when things can spin out of control — is often more obvious than when they are quietly going about their duties. Hundreds of competitive football players...
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In this Aug. 10, 2018, photo provided by Anderson Gould Jr. hoop dancer Nakotah LaRance performs at the "Hip Hop/Electronic: Indigenous Music & Dance of the Grand Performances" in Los Angeles. LaRance, a champion hoop dancer who traveled the world performing with Cirque du Soleil, died Sunday, July 12, 2020, after he fell while climbing on an old bridge in Rio Arriba County in New Mexico. He was 30. (Anderson Gould Jr. via AP)
July 14, 2020 - 6:42 pm
Champion hoop dancer Nakotah LaRance, who traveled the world performing with Cirque du Soleil then returned to New Mexico to coach youth dancers, has died at age 30. LaRance, who was Tewa, Hopi, Navajo and Assiniboine, died Sunday after he accidentally fell from a bridge in New Mexico's Rio Arriba...
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In this photo courtesy of Mark Stevenson, longtime Mexico reporter Jo Tuckman smiles for the camera as she returns home after undergoing hospital treatment for cancer in Mexico City, Tuesday, April 7, 2020. The British journalist died of cancer on July 9, 2020, at the age of 53 after a distinguished 20-year career of reporting on the country. (Mark Stevenson via AP)
July 14, 2020 - 12:57 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Soon after arriving in Mexico in 2000, British journalist Jo Tuckman reported on what many Mexicans could scarcely have imagined: the election defeat of the political party that had governed autocratically for 71 years. Tuckman made Mexico her home for the next two decades,...
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FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2018, file photo, Naya Rivera participates in the "Step Up: High Water" panel during the YouTube Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour in Pasadena, Calif. The search to find “Glee" TV show star Rivera in a Southern California lake ended Saturday, July 11, 2020, without any results, authorities said. The Ventura County Sheriff's Office said in a tweet Saturday night that the search of Lake Piru will resume Sunday morning. Authorities said Thursday they believe Rivera drowned in the lake. Her 4-year-old son was found alone in a rented boat. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File)
July 13, 2020 - 9:34 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Naya Rivera, a singer and actor who played a gay cheerleader on the hit TV musical comedy “Glee,” was found dead Monday in a Southern California lake. She was 33. Rivera's body was discovered five days after she disappeared on Lake Piru, where her son, Josey, was found July 8 alone...
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FILE - In this June 14, 2018, file photo, Kelly Preston and John Travolta attend the premiere of "Gotti" at the SVA Theatre in New York. Preston, whose credits included the films “Twins” and “Jerry Maguire,” died Sunday, July 12, 2020, her husband Travolta said. She was 57. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
July 13, 2020 - 9:36 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kelly Preston, who played dramatic and comic foil to actors ranging from Tom Cruise in “Jerry Maguire” to Arnold Schwarzenegger in “Twins,” died Sunday, husband John Travolta said. She was 57. Travolta said in an Instagram post that his wife of 28 years died after a two-year...
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Members of Noi Denunceremo (We will denounce) group arrive at Bergamo's court, Italy, Monday, July 13, 2020. Lawyers for the Noi Denunceremo (We Will Denounce) Facebook group and an affiliated non-profit committee are filing 100 new cases Monday with Bergamo prosecutors investigating the outbreak, on top of 50 complaints lodged last month. ( Claudio Furlan/LaPresse via AP)
July 13, 2020 - 8:16 am
ROME (AP) — It started out as way for grief-struck families to mourn their coronavirus dead online: a Facebook group where relatives who were denied a funeral because of Italy’s stringent lockdowns could share photos, memories and sorrow that their loved ones had died all alone. But this...
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FILE — In this Dec. 5, 2013 file photo Zindzi Mandela, the daughter of the late Nelson Mandela poses for photographers as she arrives to attend the UK premiere of the movie "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" at a cinema in London. Zindzi Mandela, age 59, has died early Monday at a Johannesburg hospital according to state media. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham/File)
July 13, 2020 - 3:20 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Zindzi Mandela, the daughter of South African anti-apartheid leaders Nelson Mandela and Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, has died aged 59. State television South African Broadcasting Corporation has reported that Mandela died at a Johannesburg hospital early Monday morning. The cause...
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FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2010, file photo, Priscilla Presley, second from left, her daughter, Lisa Marie Presley, second from right, and Lisa Marie's children, Riley Keough, left, and Benjamin Keough, right, take part in a ceremony in Memphis, Tenn., commemorating Elvis Presley's 75th birthday. Keough has died. Lisa Marie Presley’s representative Roger Widynowski said in a statement Sunday, July 12, 2020, to The Associated Press that she was “heartbroken” after learning about the death of her Keough. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
July 12, 2020 - 8:33 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The son of Lisa Marie Presley has died. He was 27. Presley’s representative Roger Widynowski said in a statement Sunday to The Associated Press that she was “heartbroken” after learning about the death of her son Benjamin Keough. He is the grandson of the late Elvis Presley. TMZ...
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FILE - Feb. 15, 1995 file photo of Ireland soccer team manager Jack Charlton. Jack Charlton, who won the World Cup with England in 1966, has died it was announced on Saturday July 11, 2020. He was 85. (PA via AP)
July 11, 2020 - 6:18 am
Jack Charlton, an uncompromising central defender who played alongside his brother, Bobby, in England’s World Cup-winning side in 1966 before enjoying coaching success with Ireland, has died. He was 85. Nicknamed “Big Jack,” and celebrated for his earthy “beer and cigarettes” image, Charlton was...
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People begin to gather in Ditchling, England, ahead of the funeral for Forces Sweetheart Dame Vera Lynn, Friday July 10, 2020. The adored singer, who entertained troops with morale-boosting visits to the front line during the Second World War, died aged 103 on June 18. (Gareth Fuller/PA via AP)
July 10, 2020 - 6:17 am
LONDON (AP) — World War II-era aircraft flew over the late singer Vera Lynn’s village in southeastern England on Friday, offering a final tribute to the “Forces’ Sweetheart” who buoyed the morale of Britain during the conflict and beyond. The planes flew past Lynn's beloved village of Ditchling,...
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