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Michigan Lawmaker Killed by Virus Hailed as Cheerful Battler

Michigan Lawmaker Killed by Virus Hailed as Cheerful Battler

By John Flesher | Mar 31
State Rep. Isaac Robinson was devoted to politics and Detroit, battling for decades on behalf of the city's underdogs until succumbing to its latest scourge: the coronavirus.

Singer-Songwriter Jan Howard Dies at 91

Singer-Songwriter Jan Howard Dies at 91

Mar 30
Singer-songwriter Jan Howard, who had a No. 1 country hit "For Loving You" with Bill Anderson and wrote hits for others like Kitty Wells' "It's All Over But the Crying," has died at age 91, according to the Grand Ole Opry.

Country Singer Joe Diffie Dies of Coronavirus Complications

Country Singer Joe Diffie Dies of Coronavirus Complications

Mar 29
Country singer Joe Diffie, who had a string of hits in the 1990s with chart-topping ballads and honky-tonk singles like "Home" and "Pickup Man," has died after testing positive for COVID-19. He was 61.

Polish Composer, Conductor Krzysztof Penderecki Dies at 86

Polish Composer, Conductor Krzysztof Penderecki Dies at 86

By Monika Scislowska | Mar 29
Krzysztof Penderecki, an award-winning conductor and one of the world's most popular contemporary classical music composers whose works have featured in Hollywood films like "The Shining" and "Shutter Island," died Sunday.

Longtime Soap Opera Actor John Callahan Dies at 66

Longtime Soap Opera Actor John Callahan Dies at 66

Mar 29
Actor John Callahan, known for playing Edmund Grey on "All My Children" and also starring on other soaps including "Days of Our Lives," "Santa Barbara" and "Falcon Crest," has died. He was 66.

Ex-Sen. Tom Coburn, Conservative Political Maverick, Dies

Ex-Sen. Tom Coburn, Conservative Political Maverick, Dies

By Sean Murphy | Mar 29
Former U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn was stubborn as a mule and conservative to his core.

Multiple Tony-winning Playwright Terrence McNally Dies at 81

Multiple Tony-winning Playwright Terrence McNally Dies at 81

By Mark Kennedy | Mar 24
Terrence McNally, one of America's great playwrights whose prolific career included Tony Awards for the plays "Love! Valour! Compassion!" & "Master Class" & the musicals "Ragtime"& "Kiss of the Spider Woman," has died of complications from COVID-19.

Nashom Wooden (a.k.a. Drag Performer Mona Foot) Dies After Coronavirus, Friend Says

Nashom Wooden (a.k.a. Drag Performer Mona Foot) Dies After Coronavirus, Friend Says

Mar 24
Nashom Wooden, also known as the iconic New York City drag queen Mona Foot, has died. Though the official cause of death has not been confirmed, Wooden's friend Geoffrey Mac, a fashion designer, said the performer died after being diagnosed with COVID-19.

Singer, Actor, 'The Gambler': Kenny Rogers Dies at 81

Singer, Actor, 'The Gambler': Kenny Rogers Dies at 81

By Kristin M. Hall | Mar 21
Actor-singer Kenny Rogers died Friday night. He was 81.

Kathy Griffin Says Her Mother Maggie has Died

Kathy Griffin Says Her Mother Maggie has Died

Mar 18
Kathy Griffin took to social media this week to reveal that her mother Maggie Griffin has died. She was 99.

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