Deaths in the news: Patrick Swayze, Christopher Kelly, Mary Travers

21 Sep

Copied directly from the Chicago Tribune

Posted by: Lili

Linda C. Black, 65, syndicated horoscope columnist whose work appeared worldwide, including in the Tribune; Aug. 3, in California, of ovarian cancer.

Bowen Blair, 91, held leadership positions in his Chicago family’s investment firm William Blair & Co. and was a former board president of the Art Institute of Chicago; Sept. 11, in Lake Forest.

Norman Borlaug, 95, father of the “green revolution” who won the Nobel Peace Prize for his role in combating world hunger and saving hundreds of millions of lives; Sept. 12, in Texas, of complications from cancer.

Myles Brand, 67, NCAA president and former president ofIndiana University who fired basketball coach Bob Knight; Sept. 16, in Indianapolis, of pancreatic cancer.

Jim Carroll, 60, writer whose teenage memoir “The Basketball Diaries” chronicled his descent from standout high school athlete to Times Square drug addict and hustler; he later became a punk rock musician; Sept. 11, in New York.

Henry Gibson, 73, comic actor who came to fame on TV’s “Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In” and later had memorable roles as a Nazi in the film “The Blues Brothers” and as a judge on TV’s “Boston Legal”; Sept. 14, in Malibu, Calif., of cancer.

Christopher G. Kelly, 51, former chief fundraiser for ousted Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich who was sentenced to 8 years in prison for fraud; Sept. 12, in Country Club Hills, apparently of a suicide by drug overdose.

Helen C. Maybell Anglin, 80, self-proclaimed “Soul Queen” ran several restaurants on Chicago’s South Side; Sept. 8, in Lansing.

Crystal Lee Sutton, 68, whose fight to unionize Southern textile plants with low pay and poor conditions was dramatized in the film “Norma Rae”; Sept. 11, in Burlington, N.C., of brain cancer.

Patrick Swayze, 57, actor and dancer whose role in the enduringly popular “Dirty Dancing” made him a movie star; Sept. 14, in Los Angeles, of pancreatic cancer.

Mary Travers, 72, sang with the hugely popular 1960s folk group Peter, Paul and Mary; Sept. 16, in Danbury, Conn., after a long struggle with leukemia.


2 Responses to “Deaths in the news: Patrick Swayze, Christopher Kelly, Mary Travers”

  1. lililately September 21, 2009 at 2:17 am #

    Sorry I couldn’t write my own article, I don’t no everyone listed.

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