Obituaries

Boxing promoter Dan Goossen dies at age of 64

“The sudden news of his diagnosis was very much a private matter and his final days were spent surrounded by his family and close friends,” the family said.

Transgender teacher who fought school boards dies

Transgender teacher who fought school boards dies

“She was very much at peace with her life,” Maureen McBeth said.

Eric Lynch, Howard Stern's diminutive foil, dies

Eric Lynch, Howard Stern’s diminutive foil, dies

“I loved Eric. I truly loved him,” Stern said Monday on his radio show.

Ohio creator of Slush Puppies dead at age 74

Ohio creator of Slush Puppies dead at age 74

“He had a bigger-than-life personality,” his daughter said Friday. “He could sell anything to anybody.”

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.

‘Miracle On Ice’ member Bob Suter dies

BC-HKO–Obit-Bob Suter,1st Ld-Writethru/540 Eds: Updates with details and background. With AP Photos. ‘Miracle On Ice’ member Bob Suter dies JON KRAWCZYNSKI, AP Sports Writer Bob Suter, a member of the “Miracle On Ice” team that won the Olympic gold medal …