Obituaries

FILE - In this June 20, 2008 file photo, musician B.B. King performs at the opening night of the 87th season of the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles.  King died Thursday, May 14, 2015, peacefully in his sleep at his Las Vegas home at age 89, his lawyer said.   (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg, File)

“Sometimes I just think that there are more things to be said, to make the audience understand what I’m trying to do more,” King told The Associated Press in 2006. “When I’m singing, I don’t want you to just hear the melody. I want you to relive the story, because most of the songs have pretty good storytelling.”

FILE - In this July 29, 2005, file photo, former House Speaker Jim Wright of Texas stands next to the Texas pillar while touring the World War II Memorial in Washington. Wright, a veteran Texas congressman who was the first House speaker in history to driven out of office in midterm, has died. He was 92.  (AP Photo/Yuri Gripas, File)

“It is grievously hurtful to our society when vilification becomes an accepted form of political debate, when negative campaigning becomes a full-time occupation, when members of each party become self-appointed vigilantes carrying out personal vendettas against members of the other party,” Wright lamented. “In God’s name, that’s not what this institution is supposed to be about.”

“I had no desire to be a star,” she told The Hartford Courant last July. “I wanted to be a character actress and be able to do all kinds of parts and work on a lot of things. That was my unconscious choice. I wanted to be an undercover actress.”

Rachel Legge

Mr. Loest was born to Otto and Jenny Loest on November 23, 1924 in King City, Missouri. He died at his home of over 50 years in Aurora, Colo. on Feb. 19, 2015.

FILE - This September 1995 file photo shows Ruth Rendell, in London. Prolific crime writer Ruth Rendell is in critical but stable condition after suffering a stroke. The author and political Labour Party peer has written more than 60 novels.  Best-selling crime writer Ruth Rendell has died aged 85, according to an announcement released by her publishers Penguin Random House, who state she passed away in London early Saturday. (AP Photo/Max Nash, File)

“Ruth was a great writer, a campaigner for social justice, a proud mother and grandmother, a generous and loyal friend and probably the best-read person I have ever met,” Rebuck said.

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