Obituaries

Bobrova, who was known as Natalia Kudryavtseva after marriage, died on April 2 after a lengthy battle with cancer, Russian gymnastics federation spokesperson Elena Mikhailova told The Associated Press.

FILE- In this July 25, 2004, file photo, Lon Simmons, a longtime Oakland Athletics and San Francisco Giants broadcaster, pauses during his acceptance speech after receiving the Ford C. Frick award, awarded for major contributions to baseball broadcasting, during Baseball Hall of Fame Induction ceremonies in Cooperstown, N.Y. The Giants announced that Simmons had died “peacefully” Sunday, April 5, 2015. He was 91. (AP  Photo/Jim McKnight, File)

“Like many fans, my earliest Giants memories were listening to Lon and Russ on my transistor radio,” Giants President and CEO Larry Baer said. “Hearing his broadcasts ignited my and thousands of others’ passion for Giants baseball. He will be deeply missed by all of us.”

“Victor Gotbaum was a true New York City warrior — a man of action who dedicated his life to organizing workers and improving their lives” but also understood the importance of compromise, Mayor Bill de Blasio said in a statement.

File - In this Oct. 9, 2010 file photo, the son and former wife of singer John Lennon, Julian, right, and Cynthia Lennon, left, at the unveiling of a European peace monument dedicated to the memory of ex-Beatle John Lennon in Chavasse Park, Liverpool, England. Cynthia Lennon passed away on Thursday, April 1, 2015, aged 75, at her home in Mallorca, Spain, following a short but brave battle with cancer. (AP Photo/Tim Hales, File)

“You gave your life for me, you gave your life for love,” it begins, showing footage of him as a young boy with his parents. It also shows footage of Cynthia with John during the early days of Beatlemania.

ADDS LOCATION OF DEATH - FILE - In this March 27, 2015 photo released by Hard Rock Cafe, Scott Weiland, left, performs with band mate Jeremy Brown, during an exclusive listening party at Hard Rock Cafe Hollywood in Los Angeles. A band representative confirmed that Brown died Monday, March 30, at his home in Venice, Calif. No cause of death was given. He was 34. (AP Photo/Hard Rock Cafe, Colin Young-Wolff)

“I am in shock right now. … It is a terrible loss that goes beyond words,” Weiland wrote. “He is one of my best friends, a truest friend and one of the most gifted guitar players that I’ve ever known. A true genius. It’s impossible to explain how much he will be missed and what a hole this will leave in our hearts.”

OW Loest, dies at 90

OW Loest, dead at 91, Aurora, Colorado

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.

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