Tom Nissalke, first coach of Utah Jazz, dies at 87

SALT LAKE CITY — Tom Nissalke, who won coach of the year honors in the NBA and ABA, has died. He was 87. Nissalke passed away at his home in Salt Lake City on Thursday after facing a “series of health-related problems” in recent years, according to the Deseret News . He was the first…

David Koch: Billionaire Republican donor dies aged 79

Image copyright Getty Images Billionaire David Koch, a major donor to the Republican party, has died aged 79. He had been suffering from cancer. The former majority owner of Koch Industries was ranked by Forbes below brother Charles as the 11th richest person in the world. Together they had a huge influence on the conservative…

Center Parcs Longleat: Boy dies after becoming ill at resort

Image copyright Center Parcs Image caption The boy died at Center Parcs in Wiltshire at the weekend A boy has died after becoming ill at a Center Parcs resort. He is reported to have collapsed by the side of a swimming pool at the holiday chain’s “village” in Longleat, Wiltshire. The boy’s mother was heard…

Babe Laufenberg’s son Luke dies of cancer at 21

DALLAS — Luke Laufenberg, the son of former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Babe Laufenberg and a tight end at UTEP, has died after a nearly two-year battle with cancer. He was 21. The elder Laufenberg posted on Twitter on Thursday, writing: “we lost a son, a brother, a friend, and a warrior.” Today we lost a…

Dog Dies 15 Minutes After Owner Loses Eight-Year Cancer Battle

Dog Dies 15 Minutes After Owner Loses Eight-Year Cancer Battle Anastasia Arellano By Anastasia Arellano Proper greatergood_ctg_belowtitle Stuart Hutchison was a man who passed away from brain cancer. He had such a strong bond with his beloved French bulldog Nero, that he died just 15 minutes after Stuart. Hutchison’s mother described the bond between them,…

Gina Lopez, Philippine anti-mining advocate, dies aged 65

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Gina Lopez spoke out against deforestation and mining in the Philippines Staunch eco-campaigner and former Philippine Environment Minister Gina Lopez has died at the age of 65. She was known for her strong stance against mining, closing down many of the country’s quarries during her ten months in office…

Beloved And Happy Dugong Marium Dies After Eating Plastic

Beloved And Happy Dugong Marium Dies After Eating Plastic Matthew Russell By Matthew Russell Proper greatergood_ctg_belowtitle Discovered orphaned and lost in Southern Thailand, Marium the dugong brought a smile to nearly everyone who saw her. She lavished love on her caretakers, and was often found nuzzling up to them for attention as they fed her…

Kathleen Blanco: Ex-Louisiana governor during Katrina dies aged 76

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Ms Blanco’s time in office was dominated by the aftermath to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita (image from 2005) The former governor of Louisiana, Kathleen Babineaux Blanco, has died aged 76 from complications from cancer. Ms Blanco, who was elected in 2004, was the first woman to lead the state….

Hall of Fame broadcaster Whitaker dies at 95

NEW YORK — Jack Whitaker, whose Hall of Fame broadcasting career ranged from the first Super Bowl to Secretariat’s Triple Crown to short essays from major sporting events, died Sunday morning, CBS reported. The network said Whitaker died of natural causes in his sleep in Devon, Pennsylvania. He was 95. Whitaker, a Philadelphia native who…

Peter Fonda, star of Easy Rider, dies aged 79

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Peter Fonda died peacefully at his home in Los Angeles, surrounded by relatives, his family said Peter Fonda, star of Easy Rider, dies aged 79 Peter Fonda, the star, co-writer and producer of the 1969 cult classic Easy Rider, has died at the age of 79. In a statement, his…