Obituaries

FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2013 file photo, President Barack Obama awards former Washington Post executive editor Ben Bradlee with the Presidential Medal of Freedom during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Bradlee died Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, according to the Washington Post. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci, File)

WASHINGTON | In a charmed life of newspapering, Ben Bradlee seemed always to be in just the right place. The raspy-voiced, hard-charging editor who invigorated The Washington Post got an early break as a journalist thanks to his friendship with one president, John F. Kennedy, and became famous for his role in toppling another, Richard Nixon, in […]

A spokeswoman for the Meeropols, Amber Black, said Tuesday that the brothers were aware of their uncle’s death last summer but did not seek media attention and received no inquiries at the time.

The statement said Owens, 38, died Tuesday morning in Mexico. Owens was from Long Beach, California, but had recently moved to Nashville, Tennessee, to perform with White’s band.

Kizer, who won her Pulitzer in 1985 for a collection of work called “Yin” after the female principle in Chinese cosmology, died Thursday at a nursing home, executor David Rigsbee told the Los Angeles Times (http://lat.ms/1r3M1TX).

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