New Orleans jazz patriarch Ellis Marsalis dead at 85

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Ellis Marsalis, jazz pianist, teacher and patriarch of a New Orleans musical family that includes famed musician sons Wynton and Branford, has died. He was 85. New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell announced Marsalis’ death in a news release Wednesday night. She did not specify a cause of death. He had continued […]

Paul Lazzaro, renowned and beloved public relations and marketing specialist, Founder of Woodlands Residents’ Advocates, dies at 85

Paul Lazzaro, renowned and beloved public relations and marketing specialist, Founder of Woodlands Residents’ Advocates, dies at 85

Image: Paul Lazzaro, renowned and beloved public relations and marketing specialist, succumbed after a long fight with cancer on Thursday, November 14, 2019. The Golden Hammer Staff Reports BREAKING NEWS! The Woodlands, November 15 – Paul Lazzaro, renowned and beloved public relations and marketing specialist and the Founder of The Woodlands Residents’ Advocates, a sister […]

BREAKING NEWS! Conroe, Montgomery County mourn loss of popular community leader, restauranteur Buster Bowers

BREAKING NEWS! Conroe, September 22 – Conroe and all of Montgomery County are heartbroken after the sudden death of popular community leader and restauranteur Buster Bowers, the General Manager of Vernon’s Kuntry Katfish. Bowers died early Sunday morning, September 22, 2019, of an apparent heart attack. He was 44 years old. Bowers is survived by […]

Mugabe dies; liberated Zimbabwe, then held it for 37 years

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Former Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe, an ex-guerrilla chief who took power after independence from white minority rule in 1980 and presided over a country whose early promise was eroded by economic turmoil and allegations of human rights violations, has died in Singapore at the age of 95. Mugabe enjoyed strong support […]

Valerie Harper, TV’s sassy, lovable Rhoda, dies at 80

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Valerie Harper, who scored guffaws, stole hearts and busted TV taboos as the brash, self-deprecating Rhoda Morgenstern on back-to-back hit sitcoms in the 1970s, has died. Longtime family friend Dan Watt confirmed Harper died Friday, adding the family wasn’t immediately releasing any further details. She had been battling cancer for years, […]

‘Easy Rider’ star, 1960s swashbuckler Peter Fonda dies at 79

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actor Peter Fonda, the son of a Hollywood legend who became a movie star in his own right after both writing and starring in the counter-culture classic “Easy Rider,” has died. His family said in a statement that Fonda died Friday morning at his home in Los Angeles. He was 79. […]

Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens dies at 99

WASHINGTON (AP) — John Paul Stevens, the bow-tied, independent-thinking, Republican-nominated justice who unexpectedly emerged as the Supreme Court’s leading liberal, died Tuesday in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, after suffering a stroke Monday. He was 99. During nearly 35 years on the court, Stevens stood for the freedom and dignity of individuals, be they students or immigrants […]

Emmy-winning actor Rip Torn has died at the age of 88

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rip Torn, the free-spirited Texan who overcame his quirky name to become a distinguished actor in theater, television and movies and win an Emmy in his 60s for his comedy turn on TV’s “The Larry Sanders Show,” has died. He was 88. Torn died Tuesday afternoon at his home with his […]

Colorful self-made billionaire H. Ross Perot dies at 89

DALLAS (AP) — H. Ross Perot, the colorful, self-made Texas billionaire who rose from a childhood of Depression-era poverty and twice mounted outsider campaigns for president, has died. He was 89. The cause of death was leukemia, a family spokesman said Tuesday. Perot, whose 19% of the vote in 1992 stands among the best showings […]

Bart Starr, QB who led Packers to greatness, dies at 85

Birmingham, Alabama, May 27 (AP) – Bart Starr was an ordinary quarterback until teaming with Vince Lombardi on the powerhouse Green Bay Packers teams that ruled the 1960s and ushered in the NFL as America’s most popular sport.The quarterback’s graceful throws helped turn a run-heavy league into a passing spectacle, yet it’s a run for […]