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Caleb Carr, military historian and author of best-selling novel "The Alienist," dies at 68

NEW YORK (AP) — Caleb Carr, the scarred and gifted son of Beat poet Lucien Carr who endured a traumatizing childhood and became a bestselling novelist, accomplished military historian and late-life memoirist of his devoted cat, Masha, has died at 68.
Documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock, who skewered fast food industry, dies at 53

Documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock, who skewered fast food industry, dies at 53

NEW YORK (AP) — Documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock, an Oscar nominee whose most famous works skewered America's food industry and who notably ate only at McDonald’s for a month to illustrate the dangers of a fast-food diet, has died. He was 53.
The Shiba Inu that became meme famous as the face of dogecoin has died. Kabosu was 18

The Shiba Inu that became meme famous as the face of dogecoin has died. Kabosu was 18

The dog that skyrocketed to internet fame and became the face of the cryptocurrency dogecoin has died. The Shiba Inu named Kabosu passed away in Japan at 18 years old, a number of outlets reported.
Sam Butcher, artist who created Precious Moments figurines of teardrop-eyed children, dies at 85

Sam Butcher, artist who created Precious Moments figurines of teardrop-eyed children, dies at 85

CARTHAGE, Mo. (AP) — Sam Butcher, the artist who created the Precious Moments figurines depicting angelic teardrop-eyed children, has died. He was 85. The company said in a Facebook post that he died early Monday surrounded by family.
Charlie Colin, founding member of the band Train, dies at 58 after slipping in shower

Charlie Colin, founding member of the band Train, dies at 58 after slipping in shower

BRUSSELS (AP) — Charlie Colin, bassist and founding member of the band Train, best known for their early-aughts hits like “Drops of Jupiter" and “Meet Virginia,” has died. He was 58.
Oscar-winning composer of 'Finding Neverland' music, Jan A.P. Kaczmarek, dies at age 71

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 Tuesday. He was 71.
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.

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.
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