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Jordanaires Member Gordon Stoker Dead at 88

Gordon Stoker, a longtime member of the Country Music Hall of Fame group the Jordanaires, died on Wednesday (March 27) after long illness. The tenor's influence on country music cannot be measured by chart hits and album sales, but his group's contribution to what became known as the Nashville Sound is as important as any famed producer, songwriter or executive.

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Jack Greene Dead at 83

Country legend Jack Greene has passed away. The 83-year-old entertainer, who was the first CMA Male Vocalist of the Year and earned the nickname "the Jolly Green Giant," died on Thursday (March 14) after a battle with Alzheimer's.

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Augusta Native Elsie Viles has Passed Away at the Age of 98

Augusta native and philanthropist Elsie Viles passed away this weekend. She was 98. I never met Mrs. Viles, but I was thinking about her this weekend while I was at the Viles Arboretum in Augusta. I did not know at that time of her passing.

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Jerry Buss, L.A. Lakers Owner, Dead At 80

Jerry Buss, the longtime owner of the Los Angeles Lakers, died Monday of cancer at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. He was 80.

A child of the Great Depression, Buss defined the bootstrap mentality of his generation. He graduated with a

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Mindy McCready’s Ex Billy McKnight on Singer’s Suicide: ‘I Can’t Say It Shocked Me’

Billy McKnight -- Mindy McCready's ex-boyfriend and the father to her oldest son, Zander -- says he's not surprised that the singer took her own life on Sunday afternoon. Right now he is worried for his son, as well as McCready's son with David Wilson, 10-month-old Zayne.

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Jerry Buss, Lakers Owner, Dead At 80

Jerry Buss, real estate magnate and longtime owner of the NBA's Los Angeles Lakers, died Monday of an undisclosed form of cancer, his spokesman Bob Steiner said. Buss, 80, was a patient at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. His health had declined rapidly in recent weeks.

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Mindy McCready Recorded Possible ‘Video Suicide Note’

One day before Mindy McCready was found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, the singer sent a private investigator she had been working with a cryptic message. It was a single frame from a video they had been working on together of McCready singing a song called 'I'll See You Yesterday.'

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Mindy McCready Dead

Mindy McCready is dead. Local law enforcement has confirmed the news, also speculating that the country singer took her own life. She was 37.

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Etch A Sketch Inventor Dies at Age 86

Andre Cassagnes, the man responsible for inventing the venerable Etch A Sketch, a toy that inspired countless children ever since it was introduced in 1960, has died at age 86 in France.

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Former NYC Mayor Ed Koch Dies at 88

Former New York City Mayor Ed Koch died early Friday morning at the age of 88 after spending the last several months in and out of hospitals.

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