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CANCER TAKES DENNIS RICHARDSON AT 69

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Dennis Michael Richardson (July 30, 1949 – February 26, 2019)

SALEM, Ore. – Oregon Secretary of State Dennis Richardson has passed away
after a battle with cancer.

Oregon state officials say Richardson died at around 9 p.m. Tuesday at his
home surrounded by family and friends.

Richardson announced in June 2018 that he was receiving treatment for
brain cancer. He said he was diagnosed in May.

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CANCER TAKES FRANK ROBINSON AT AGE 83

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Frank Robinson (August 31, 1935 – February 7, 2019)

Frank Robinson played in Major League Baseball for five teams from 1956 to
1976, and became the only player to win the
MLB Most Valuable Player Award
in both the
National League and American League. He won the Triple Crown,
was a member of two teams that won the
World Series (the 1966 and 1970
Baltimore Orioles), and amassed the fourth-most career home runs at the
time of his retirement (he is currently 10th). Robinson was elected to the
Baseball Hall of Fame in
1982.

Robinson was the first black manager in MLB history. He managed the
Cleveland Indians during the last two years of his playing career, with
a 186–189 record. He went on to manage the
San Francisco Giants, the
Baltimore Orioles, and the Montreal Expos/Washington Nationals. He
was the honorary President of the
American League. Robinson died in
Los Angeles as a result of bone cancer.

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MEMBER OF MUSIC DUO HAS DIED AT 76

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Toni Tennille and Daryl Dragon. 

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Daryl Frank Dragon (August 27, 1942 – January 2, 2019)

(AP) – Daryl Dragon, the cap-wearing "Captain" of pop band The Captain
and Tennille, has died.

Dragon passed away on Wednesday of renal failure at a hospice in
Prescott, Arizona, according to spokesman Harlan Boll. Toni Tennille, 
Dragon’s ex-wife and longtime musical partner, was by his side.

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RETIRED ACTOR HAS DIED AT AGE 87

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Donald Moffat (December 26, 1930 – December 20, 2018) 

Tony Award-nominated actor Donald Moffat died Thursday due to
complications from a stroke. Moffat’s daughter, Lynn, told
The New
York Times
her father died in Sleepy Hollow, N.Y.


He appeared on television in “One Life to Live,” “Logan’s Run” and
“The New Land.” His best-known movie roles include the 1982 horror
classic “The Thing” and “The Right Stuff.”

Moffat retired from acting in 2005 and one of his last appearances was
an off-Broadway production of “A Few Stout Individuals” in 2002.

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Donald Moffat in John Carpenter’s “The Thing”.

“I know you gentlemen have been through a lot, but when you find the time, I’d rather not spend the rest of this winter TIED TO THIS ——- COUCH!”

⚫️ Décès de l’acteur britannique Donald Moffat à l’âge de 87 ans. Il avait notamment joué Lyndon B. Johnson dans L’Etoffe des héros, le chef de station dans The Thing de Carpenter, et avait été au générique aussi du Bûché des vanités ou encore Danger immédiat. #cinéma Photo 
Donald Moffat as U.S. Senator and Vice President  Lyndon B.
Johnson in the 1983 historical drama film “The Right Stuff”.

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ACTRESS PENNY MARSHALL HAS DIED AT 75

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Carole Penny Marshall (October 15, 1943 – December 17, 2018)

(Fox News) – Penny Marshall, who starred in "Laverne & Shirley," has
died. A publicist for Marshall told Fox News that the actress died 
"peacefully at her
Hollywood Hills home" from complications due to
diabetes on Monday.

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