Obituaries

Cosimo Matassa, recorded New Orleans R&B, dead, 88

Matassa, who had been ailing since suffering a stroke in 2009, died on Thursday, granddaughter Mia Matassa told The Associated Press.

British actor Donald Sinden dies at 90

British actor Donald Sinden dies at 90

“Even though his death was expected, it is still a huge loss to his family,” Marc Sinden said.

Protestant firebrand Ian Paisley dies aged 88

Protestant firebrand Ian Paisley dies aged 88

“I developed a close working relationship with him which developed into a friendship, which despite our many differences lasted beyond his term in office,” said McGuinness, who still leads the coalition today alongside Paisley’s successor as Democratic Unionist leader, Peter Robinson.

Cosimo Matassa, recorded New Orleans R&B, dead, 88

“Some of the greatest rhythm & blues and rock and roll sides of all time were laid down in Matassa’s small, unpretentious room,” according to the hall of fame website.

'Miracle On Ice' member Bob Suter dies

‘Miracle On Ice’ member Bob Suter dies

“We are very saddened by today’s news that Minnesota Wild scout Bob Suter suddenly passed away,” the Wild said in a statement.

Jaws actor from Bond films Richard Kiel dies at 74

Jaws actor from Bond films Richard Kiel dies at 74

“To this day, I go out in sunglasses and a hat because people will shout ‘Hey, Jaws!’ at me from across the street,” he told the Daily Mail earlier this year.

'Miracle On Ice' member Bob Suter dies

‘Miracle On Ice’ member Bob Suter dies

“We are very saddened by today’s news that Minnesota Wild scout Bob Suter suddenly passed away,” the Wild said in a statement.

Former Denver Broncos great Gonsoulin dies at 76

Former Denver Broncos great Gonsoulin dies at 76

Kathy Levingston of Levingston Funeral Home in Groves, Texas, says Gonsoulin died Monday while in hospice care in nearby Beaumont.

Veteran CBS, CNN newsman Bruce Morton dies at 83

Veteran CBS, CNN newsman Bruce Morton dies at 83

He died from cancer at his home, CBS News said.

Chick-fil-A founder S. Truett Cathy has died 

Chick-fil-A founder S. Truett Cathy has died 

Under the religiously conservative founder, the chain gained prominence for its Bible Belt observance of Sunday — none of its hundreds of restaurants are open on that day, to allow employees a day of rest. Its executives often said the chain made as much money in six days as its competitors do in seven