“Michael Goldberg was a beloved member of the NBA family and a dear friend to me,” NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Saturday.
“Even when we were learning his music, I would look up and there would be tears in the kids’ eyes. … Something just clicked about his music,” an emotional Aamodt said in a phone interview Monday after learning from a reporter about the composer’s death. “The piece was so much deeper than any of us could have imagined.”
Dupre died Friday, the Diocese of Springfield said. He died outside the diocese, but the location and the cause of his death weren’t disclosed.
“He started out wanting to serve and ended up making a historical difference,” his wife said. “But he had no idea of the significance of it at all.”
Hayden died at home Dec. 24 after a year of cancer treatment, publicist Jeff Sanderson said Tuesday.
“It seemed to fit his personality,” Russo recalled, describing his friend as “cantankerous, amusing, blustery and sincere.”
“She had a death with dignity and love,” Hadd said Tuesday. “She was surrounded by love, tears and a lot of Shaker songs.”
The mother and daughter, separated by so many differences both personal and generational, are likely drawn closer in the public memory after their deaths on successive days
The U.S. State Department and a Chicago school official told The Chicago Tribune (http://trib.in/2hr9X9N ) that David J. Steiner died Monday in Uganda. He was 51.