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 […]

Montgomery County has lost a wonderful friend, fighter for the citizens, County Attorney JD Lambright; Governor Abbott to issue proclamation

Conroe, March 9 – Only the great die young. The Lord took a great friend, husband, leader, and fighter for the citizens of Montgomery County, Jerry Don “JD” Lambright this morning. Lambright was only sixty-nine (69) years and in the absolute prime (only the seventh year) of a wonderful career as the Montgomery County Attorney. […]

Ralph Hall, oldest-ever member of US House, dead at age 95

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Former Texas Rep. Ralph Hall, the oldest-ever member of the U.S. House and a man who claimed to have once sold cigarettes and Coca-Cola to the bank-robbing duo of Bonnie and Clyde, has died at age 95. The Republican and World War II pilot died at his home in Rockwall on […]