Ray Miller, ex-manager and coach in Orioles HOF, dies at 76

May 5
Ray Miller, the former Minnesota Twins and Baltimore Orioles manager who spent 42 years in professional baseball and served as the pitching coach for three Cy Young award winners, has died. He was 76.

Holocaust survivor who testified against Eichmann dies at 91

May 4
Joseph Zalman Kleinman, a Holocaust survivor who survived the Auschwitz death camp and testified against Adolf Eichmann in the Nazi commander's trial in Jerusalem, died Tuesday, Israeli media reported. He was 91.

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World
May 5

Brazilian comedian's COVID-19 death unites nation in grief

Paulo Gustavo, a popular comedian whose character Dona Herminia dealt with everyday family and LGBTQ issues in some of Brazil's biggest-box office movies and television shows, died of COVID-19, sparking an outpouring of grief across a country polarized by the pandemic. He was 42.
World
May 4

India's virus surge damages Modi's image of competence

India's hospitals were packed with coronavirus patients, relatives of the sick scrambled to find supplies of oxygen, and crematoriums were running near full capacity to handle the dead.
Variety
May 4

Concert to honor Broadway star Rebecca Luker, fight ALS

Some of Broadway's biggest stars are joining together to pay tribute to the late three-time Tony Award-nominated actor Rebecca Luker and raise money to fight Lou Gehrig's disease.
Nation
May 4

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, to release 1st children's book

Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, is releasing her first children's book, one rooted in the relationship between Prince Harry and their son, Archie.
Variety
May 4

Tommy West, co-producer of Jim Croce albums, dead at 78

Tommy West, a music producer, singer and songwriter who played a role in the short-lived career of musician Jim Croce, died of complications associated with Parkinson's disease, his family said. He was 78.
Local
May 3

The Rev. Cathy McDonald, who lent an ear to those whom society forgot, dies at 82

The Rev. Cathy McDonald was a good listener, especially to those living on the fringes of society.As the fifth woman in Minnesota to be ordained…
Nation
May 3

Elegant dancer, passionate educator Jacques d'Amboise dies

Jacques d'Amboise, who combined classical elegance with all-American verve and athleticism to become one of the top male dancers at New York City Ballet, then spent more than four decades providing free dance education to countless youngsters through his National Dance Institute, has died at 86.
Motorsports
May 3
FILE - Auto racer Bobby Unser is shown at the Indianapolis 500 auto race in Indianapolis, Ind., in this May 30, 1971, file photo. Three-time Indianapo

Bobby Unser, 87, Indy 500 champ in great racing family, dies

There wasn't much Bobby Unser wouldn't do to promote the Indianapolis 500, which is how he found himself at a show-and-tell at an Indiana elementary school a few years ago.
Motorsports
May 2

EX-NASCAR driver Eric McLure dies at 42; autopsy pending

Former NASCAR driver Eric McClure died Sunday, his family and the series said. He was 42.
Nation
May 1
Olympia Dukakis in “TALES OF THE CITY.” credit: Alison Cohen Rosa/Netflix

Olympia Dukakis, Oscar-winning 'Moonstruck' star, dies at 89

Olympia Dukakis, the veteran stage and screen actor whose flair for maternal roles helped her win an Oscar as Cher's mother in the romantic comedy "Moonstruck," has died. She was 89.
Local
May 1
Howard Viken, shown in 1969, worked at WCCO Radio during its heyday as a powerhouse statewide station, from 1950 to 1989.

WCCO Radio legend Howard Viken dies at 97

He was a staple of the powerhouse AM station during his 39-year career.
Business
May 1
Eli Broad poses for a photo at his museum, “The Broad” in downtown Los Angeles in 2015. Broad died Friday at age 87.

Eli Broad, billionaire entrepreneur who reshaped LA, dies

Eli Broad, the billionaire philanthropist, contemporary art collector and entrepreneur who co-founded homebuilding pioneer Kaufman and Broad Inc. and launched financial services giant SunAmerica Inc., died Friday in Los Angeles. He was 87.
Nation
April 30
Ole Anthony, above in 1999, was a tall, blond, irascible son of Norwegian immigrants with an ever-present pipe.

Ole Anthony, native Minnesotan who was the scourge of televangelists, dies at 82

Ole Anthony, a former Air Force intelligence specialist and Texas political operative who found Jesus in 1972, built a following among the down-and-out of east…
Business
April 30

As virus engulfs India, diaspora watches with despair

Bad news, knowing no time zones, arrives in a jarring burst of messages, calls and posts informing millions of members of India's worldwide diaspora that yet another loved one has been sickened or lost to the coronavirus.
Sports
April 30

Sumo wrestler dies month after falling on head during bout

A Japanese sumo wrestler has died a month after falling on his head during a bout in a case that has raised questions about the sport's response to medical emergencies.
Politics
April 29

Texas special election poses test for anti-Trump Republicans

Adam Kinzinger came to Texas this week to hunt unicorns.
Nation
April 29
Kirk and Anne Douglas in Los Angeles in May 2017.

Anne Douglas, widow of late actor Kirk Douglas, dies at 102

Anne Douglas, the widow of Kirk Douglas and stepmother of Michael Douglas, died Thursday in California. She was 102.
Business
April 29

The Latest: Wash. state alters vaccine system as demand ebbs

Washington state is changing the way it allocates coronavirus vaccine as demand for the shots declines in some places.
World
April 29

Jordanian prince, brother of late King Hussein, dies at 80

Jordan's Prince Mohammad bin Talal, the younger bother of the late King Hussein who served as his crown prince for 10 years, died on Thursday at the age of 80, the royal palace said.
Nation
April 29

Jason Matthews, author of 'Red Sparrow' thrillers, dies

Jason Matthews, an award-winning spy novelist who drew upon his long career in espionage and his admiration for John le Carre among others in crafting his popular "Red Sparrow" thrillers, has died at age 69.