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Brandon Hunter, former Ohio U star who played 2 years in NBA, dies at 42

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Brandon Hunter, who played two NBA seasons after starring in college at Ohio University, has died. He was 42. The Orlando Magic, for whom Hunter played in 2004-05, announced his death in a statement, as did the university.
Former New York City police commissioner Howard Safir dies

Former New York City police commissioner Howard Safir dies

NEW YORK (AP) — Howard Safir, the former New York City police commissioner whose four-year tenure in the late 1990s included sharp declines in the city's murder tolls but also some of its most notorious episodes of police killings of Black men, has d
Ex-NFL receiver Mike Williams dies 2 weeks after being injured in construction accident

Ex-NFL receiver Mike Williams dies 2 weeks after being injured in construction accident

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Former NFL receiver Mike Williams, who was injured in a construction accident two weeks ago and later put on a ventilator, died Tuesday, his agent said. He was 36.
Bea Romer, Colorado first lady who championed state-funded preschool, dies at 93

Bea Romer, Colorado first lady who championed state-funded preschool, dies at 93

DENVER (AP) — Former Colorado first lady Bea Romer, who helped establish public funding for preschool to help the state's neediest children in the 1980s, has died. She was 93. Romer, the wife of former Democratic Gov.
Roy Kidd, who guided Eastern Kentucky to 2 NCAA Division I-AA football championships, dies at 91

Roy Kidd, who guided Eastern Kentucky to 2 NCAA Division I-AA football championships, dies at 91

RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) — Roy Kidd, who coached Eastern Kentucky to two NCAA Division I-AA football championships in a Hall of Fame career, has died. He was 91. The school announced Kidd’s death on Tuesday in a release after being informed by the family.
Holocaust survivor Eva Fahidi-Pusztai, who warned of far-right populism in Europe, dies at age 97

Holocaust survivor Eva Fahidi-Pusztai, who warned of far-right populism in Europe, dies at age 97

BERLIN (AP) — Eva Fahidi-Pusztai, a Holocaust survivor who spent the late years of her life warning of the re-emergence of far-right populism and discrimination against minorities across Europe, has died. She was 97.
Ian Wilmut, a British scientist who led the team that cloned Dolly the Sheep, dies at age 79

Ian Wilmut, a British scientist who led the team that cloned Dolly the Sheep, dies at age 79

LONDON (AP) — Ian Wilmut, the cloning pioneer whose work was critical to the creation of Dolly the Sheep in 1996, has died at age 79. The University of Edinburgh in Scotland said Wilmut died Sunday after a long illness with Parkinson’s disease.
Country singer-songwriter Charlie Robison dies in Texas at age 59

Country singer-songwriter Charlie Robison dies in Texas at age 59

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Charlie Robison, the Texas singer-songwriter whose rootsy anthems made the country charts until he was forced to retire after complications from a medical procedure left him unable to sing, died Sunday. He was 59.
Controversial South African political figure and Zulu minister Mangosuthu Buthelezi dies at 95

Controversial South African political figure and Zulu minister Mangosuthu Buthelezi dies at 95

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Controversial South African politician and traditional minister of the Zulu ethnic group Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi has died at the age of 95, South African president Cyril Ramaphosa announced on Saturday.

Former NBA player Stanley 'Whitey' Von Nieda dies at the age of 101

ELIZABETHTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Stanley “Whitey” Von Nieda, who had been the oldest living former NBA player, has died at the age of 101. Von Nieda died Wednesday in Elizabethtown.