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Fred Roos, ‘Godfather Part II’ producer and longtime Coppola collaborator, dies at 89

Fred Roos, ‘Godfather Part II’ producer and longtime Coppola collaborator, dies at 89

Fred Roos, the Oscar-winning producer of “The Godfather Part II” who helped launch the careers of numerous superstars from Jack Nicholson to Tom Cruise, has died. He was 89.

Oscar-winning composer of 'Finding Neverland' music, Jan A.P. Kaczmarek. dies at age 71

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish composer Jan A.P. Kaczmarek, who won a 2005 Oscar for the musical score of “Finding Neverland,” died on Tuesday. He was 71.

Gene Pratter, federal judge overseeing Ozempic and Mounjaro lawsuits, dies at 75

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Gene E. K. Pratter, a federal judge who oversaw numerous high-profile cases during her lengthy career and was currently overseeing lawsuits involving the diabetes and weight loss drugs Ozempic and Mounjaro, has died. She was 75.
Karl-Heinz Schnellinger, German defender who played in four World Cups, dies at 85

Karl-Heinz Schnellinger, German defender who played in four World Cups, dies at 85

COLOGNE, Germany (AP) — Karl-Heinz Schnellinger, who played for West Germany at four World Cups including the 1966 final, has died. He was 85.
Ivan Boesky, stock trader convicted in insider trading scandal, dead at 87

Ivan Boesky, stock trader convicted in insider trading scandal, dead at 87

Ivan F. Boesky, the flamboyant stock trader whose cooperation with the government cracked open one of the largest insider trading scandals in the history of Wall Street, has died at the age of 87.
Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian, a hard-line diplomat, dies in a helicopter crash

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian, a hard-line diplomat, dies in a helicopter crash

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Hossein Amirabdollahian, Iran's foreign minister and a hard-liner close to the paramilitary Revolutionary Guard who confronted the West while also overseeing indirect talks with the U.S.
Jim Otto, 'Mr. Raider' and Pro Football Hall of Famer, dies at 86

Jim Otto, 'Mr. Raider' and Pro Football Hall of Famer, dies at 86

Jim Otto, the Hall of Fame center known as “Mr. Raider” for his durability through a litany of injuries, has died, the team confirmed Sunday night. He was 86. The cause of death was not immediately known.
Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, supreme leader's protege, dies at 63 in helicopter crash

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, supreme leader's protege, dies at 63 in helicopter crash

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, a hard-line protege of the country's supreme leader who helped oversee the mass executions of thousands in 1988 and later led the country as it enriched uranium near weapons-grade le
Dabney Coleman, actor who specialized in curmudgeons, dies at 92

Dabney Coleman, actor who specialized in curmudgeons, dies at 92

NEW YORK (AP) — Dabney Coleman, the mustachioed character actor who specialized in smarmy villains like the chauvinist boss in "9 to 5" and the nasty TV director in "Tootsie," has died. He was 92.
Last student who helped integrate the University of North Carolina's undergraduate body has died

Last student who helped integrate the University of North Carolina's undergraduate body has died

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Ralph Kennedy Frasier, the final surviving member of a trio of African American youths who were the first to desegregate the undergraduate student body at North Carolina's flagship public university in the 1950s, has died.
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