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Actor Frazer dies in New York

Veteran film and television actor Dan Frazer, best known for his role as Captain Frank McNeil on the 1970s television series “Kojak,” has died in New York. He was 90. Frazer’s daughter, Susanna Frazer, said Sunday her father died of cardiac arrest Dec. 16 at his home in Manhattan. She described him as a “very truthful, naturalistic actor.” Frazer started ... Read More »

Dan Wheldon dies in Indycar crash

Two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dan Wheldon died in Las Vegas today after his car crashed during a massive 15-car accident during the Las Vegas Indy 300. Three other drivers, including championship contender Will Power, were hurt in the pileup. “Things happen in this kind of racing,” said Wade Cunningham, also caught up in the wreck. “It’s so close. Not much ... Read More »

AL Davis dies at 82

Raiders longtime owner and Hall of Famer AL Davis has died. He was 82. Davis died in his home in Oakland on Saturday morning. Davis was one of the most important figures in NFL history. He is best known as a rebel who established a team whose silver-and-black colors and pirate logo symbolized his attitude toward authority, both on the ... Read More »

Kara Kennedy daughter of Edward Ted Kennedy dies

Kara Kennedy, daughter of late Senator Edward Ted Kennedy, has passed away. She was 51. The eldest of the senator’s three children, Kara Kennedy died Friday after collapsing following her daily workout at a Washington health club. The cause of death wasn’t immediately released. The amount of energy that she lost during 2002 where she was diagnosed with Lung Cancer ... Read More »

Red Arrow Pilot dies in Plane Crash

An RAF Red Arrows pilot named Flt Lt Jon Egging, 33,  died when his plane crashed following a display at the Bournemouth Air Festival in Dorset. The crash happened about 1km south east of Bournemouth Airport at 13:50 BST. Eyewitness Account Shaun Spencer-Perkins, who witnessed the crash from Throop Mill, said: “I heard a rushing sound and I saw a ... Read More »

Polly Platt dies at 72

Hollywood producer Polly Platt, who was nominated for an Oscar for art direction, for Terms of Endearment, has died aged 72 in New York. Platt, who was formerly married to film director Peter Bogdanovich, produced a string of successful movies including Broadcast News and War of the Roses. Her daughter, Sashy Bogdanovich, said Platt died on Wednesday of a form ... Read More »