Obituaries

College of the Ozarks in Point Lookout, Mo., held a community wide memorial service on Sunday, July 22, 2018, for the families, friends and victims of the duck boat tragedy on Table Rock Lake. (Nathan Papes /The Springfield News-Leader via AP)
July 22, 2018 - 9:55 pm
BRANSON, Mo. (AP) — The 17 people killed when a tourist boat sank in a Missouri lake were remembered Sunday during a service attended by hundreds of people in the tourism community of Branson. A church bell at Williams Chapel at College of the Ozarks chimed 17 times for those who died Thursday at...
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FILE - This May 5, 2016 file photo shows Tony Sparano of the Minnesota Vikings NFL football team. Sparano has died at the age of 56. The Vikings say he died early Sunday, July 22, 2018 but did not give a cause of death. He had been the Vikings' offensive line coach since 2016. Sparano began his NFL coaching career in 1999 and had stints as a head coach with the Miami Dolphins and Oakland Raiders. (AP Photo)
July 22, 2018 - 2:20 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Tony Sparano once beat Bill Belichick with the single wing, but wasn't as old as that made him sound. Sparano was only 56 when he died unexpectedly Sunday. The Minnesota Vikings announced his death in a statement that did not provide a cause. He had been the Vikings' offensive line...
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In this June 7, 2010 photo, Jonathan Gold, a food critic for L.A. Weekly, poses for a portrait at El Parian Restaurant in Los Angeles. Gold, who became the first restaurant critic to win the Pulitzer Prize for criticism, has died. He was 57. The Los Angeles Times, where Gold most recently worked, reported that he died Saturday, July 21, 2018, after being diagnosed earlier this month with pancreatic cancer. (Anne Cusack /Los Angeles Times via AP)
July 22, 2018 - 12:51 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jonathan Gold, who became the first restaurant critic to win the Pulitzer Prize for criticism, has died. He was 57. The Los Angeles Times , where Gold most recently worked, reported that he died Saturday after being diagnosed earlier this month with pancreatic cancer. "I can't...
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FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2013, file photo, artist Robert Indiana, known for his LOVE artwork, poses in front of that painting at New York's Whitney Museum of American Art. A spokesman told The Associated Press on Friday, July 20, 2018, that a medical examiner has been unable to determine the cause of Indiana's death, but that the death was not suspicious. Indiana died May 19, 2018, at age 89 at his Vinalhaven Island home off the coast of Maine. (AP Photo/Lauren Casselberry, File)
July 20, 2018 - 1:34 pm
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The state medical examiner was unable to determine the cause of pop artist Robert Indiana's death, but the death was not deemed suspicious, a spokesman said on Friday. Indiana's death likely was cardiac-related, but the official cause and manner of death are both listed as "...
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FILE - In this October 1987, file photo, Adrian Cronauer, a disc jockey on the Saigon-based Dawn Buster radio show from 1965-1966 whose experiences in the Vietnam War were chronicled in the movie "Good Morning, Vietnam," poses outside his home in Philadelphia, Pa. Cronauer died Wednesday, July 18, 2018. He was 79. Cronauer opened his Armed Forces Radio show with "Goooooood morning, Vietnam!" (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
July 19, 2018 - 2:00 pm
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Adrian Cronauer, the man whose military radio antics inspired a character played by Robin Williams in the film "Good Morning, Vietnam," has died. He was 79. Mary Muse, the wife of his stepson Michael Muse, said Thursday that Cronauer died Wednesday from an age-related illness...
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FILE - In this May 3, 2001 file photo, actor Gary Beach, who starred as Roger DeBris in the Broadway production of "The Producers," poses in New York. Beach died Tuesday, July 17, 2018 in Palm Springs, Calif. at the age of 70. (AP Photo/Gino Domenico, File)
July 18, 2018 - 4:52 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Gary Beach, a Broadway and TV veteran whose portrayal of a truly terrible theater director in Mel Brooks' monster hit "The Producers" won him a Tony Award in 2001, has died, according to his agent, Steven Unger. He was 70. Unger said Beach died Tuesday at his home in Palm Springs,...
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July 18, 2018 - 12:17 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump are making a surprise trip Wednesday to Joint Base Andrews to pay their respects to the family of a Secret Service agent who died in Scotland while supporting their overseas trip this week. Special Agent Nole E. Remagen suffered...
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Houston Astros Alex Bregman (2) hits a solo home run during the 89th MLB baseball All-Star Game, Tuesday, July 17, 2018, at Nationals Park, in Washington. The American League won 8-6. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
July 17, 2018 - 11:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on baseball's All-Star Game (all times local): 12:08 a.m. Alex Bregman has been named the All-Star Game MVP for his go-ahead homer in the 10th inning that sent the American League to an 8-6 victory. Bregman's homer was one of a record-breaking 10 in the game, but it put...
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July 16, 2018 - 7:01 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — John A. Stormer, a right-wing activist whose self-published Cold War tract "None Dare Call It Treason" became a grassroots sensation in 1964, has died at 90. A spokesperson for the McCoy-Blossom Funeral Home in Troy, Missouri, says Stormer died July 10. An obituary on their website...
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FILE - In this Oct. 23, 1946 file photo, singer Frank Sinatra and his wife Nancy smile broadly as they leave a Hollywood night club following a surprise meeting. Nancy Sinatra Sr., the childhood sweetheart of Frank Sinatra who became the first of his four wives and the mother of his three children, has died. She was 101. Her daughter, Nancy Sinatra Jr., tweeted that her mother died Friday, July 13, 2018. (AP Photo/File)
July 14, 2018 - 6:55 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nancy Sinatra Sr., the childhood sweetheart of Frank Sinatra who became the first of his four wives and the mother of his three children, has died. She was 101. Her daughter, Nancy Sinatra Jr., tweeted that her mother died Friday and a posting on her web page said she died at 6:...
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