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Post Mortem: June 20, 2010 - June 26, 2010

Michael Jackson, one year later

Michael Jackson died one year ago today, on June 25, 2009. The shocking event -- Jackson was 50 and was rehearsing for a new tour -- took the news media as much by surprise as it did Jackson's fans. At the time, I wrote a Post Mortem blog entry about...

By Matt Schudel  |  June 25, 2010; 1:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Friday Daily Goodbye

John Anczarski, 19, was a member of "The Pink Pedal," a charity group riding bicycles across the country to raise money for breast cancer research. A University of Colorado engineering student, Mr. Anczarski and three friends had already raised thousands of dollars in their trek from Pennsylvania to California. According...

By T. Rees Shapiro  |  June 25, 2010; 8:52 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  The Daily Goodbye  | Tags: George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush, cancer research, lynrd skynrd, lynyrd skynyrd, plane crash, sweet home alabama  
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The Daily Goodbye

A belated roundup this Thursday afternoon: Hiromu Naruse, Toyota's chief test driver, was killed yesterday in a head-on collision in Germany. The accident occurred on a public highway near the Nuerburgring racetrack where the makers of sports cars test their creations. According to Autoblog, Mr. Naruse was driving a Lexus...

By Emma Brown  |  June 24, 2010; 4:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  The Daily Goodbye  | Tags: Hiromu Naruse toyota driver died, gerald heaney judge died, gerald heaney schools integration died, hiromu naruse toyota lexus crash  
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WWII Nurse in Iconic Photo Dies at 91

Edith Shain, 91, a retired kindergarten teacher who is widely believed to be the uniformed nurse whose lip-locking embrace with a Navy sailor on V-J Day in August 1945 was captured in a photograph that became one of the most iconic images of the World War II era, died June...

By Emma Brown  |  June 23, 2010; 11:41 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Emma Brown , World War II  | Tags: edith shain, kiss at times square nurse died, kiss at times square nurse eisenstadt, world war II nurse kiss died  
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Daily Goodbye

Scottish blues singer Tam White, 67, was a stonemason by trade and critically acclaimed performer by fame. Despite accompanying acts such as BB King and Eric Clapton, Mr. White kept up his stonemason business at home in Edinburgh throughout his career as a singer. Mel Fletcher, 92, grew up skiing...

By T. Rees Shapiro  |  June 23, 2010; 8:43 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  The Daily Goodbye  | Tags: BB King, Eric Clapton, Olympics, Park City, anti-war, bombing, department of defense  
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The Daily Goodbye

Vince O'Brien, 91, best known as the Shell Answer Man in advertisements for the oil company, died June 19. Mr. O'Brien was a character actor who appeared regularly on the television series "Law and Order" and who memorably played a hotel doctor in Woody Allen's classic movie "Annie Hall." John...

By Emma Brown  |  June 22, 2010; 10:22 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  The Daily Goodbye  | Tags: John Ferrugio pan am flight 93 died, vince o'brien annie hall shell answer man, vince o'brien died  
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Rapper: "da rumor dat I was dead" Is False.

The Game, a west coast hip hop artist and protege of gangster rap mogul 50 Cent, is not dead from a bullet to the head. The website Livestreetjournal.net reported this morning the rapper had been involved in a shooting at the "Beverly Center Mall late last night, and later died...

By T. Rees Shapiro  |  June 21, 2010; 2:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Actors, actresses  | Tags: Jeff Goldblum, Russell Crowe, Russell Crowe is dead, The Game, The Game died, The Game is dead, The Game shooting, The Game shot, internet rumor, jeff Goldblum is dead  
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Daily Goodbye

As a Navy pilot during World War II, Michael S. Alexatos, 90, received four awards for his valor during aerial battle. For shooting down Japanese aircraft in the summer of 1944, Mr. Alexatos' decorations include a Distinguished Flying Cross, and an Air Medal. David Ortiz, 79, a Korean War veteran...

By T. Rees Shapiro  |  June 21, 2010; 8:08 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  The Daily Goodbye  | Tags: Distinguished Flying Cross, immigration  
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