JOHANNESBURG _ Nelson Mandela, who emerged from more than a quarter of a century in prison to steer a troubled African nation to its first multiracial democracy, uniting the country by reaching out to fearful whites and becoming a revered symbol of racial reconciliation around the world, died Thursday. He was 95.
Bill Porter, the door-to-door salesman in Portland, Ore., who was portrayed by William H. Macy in an Emmy-winning TV movie, has died at 81.
British jazz pianist and composer Stan Tracey, who played with everyone from Sonny Rollins to Charlie Watts of the Rolling Stones in the course of a 70 year-career, has died at the age of 86.
Former Assemblywoman Vivian Freeman, who championed the causes of women and children, conservation and education, has died at the age of 86.
Former Southern Mississippi basketball coach M.K. Turk died on Friday morning. He was 71.
Pierre Aliker, a politician who fought for independence from French rule for his native Caribbean island of Martinique for over half a century, has died at age 106.
Fred Waters, a longtime Associated Press photographer who covered everything from the Korean and Vietnam wars to construction of the Gateway Arch, has died, his daughter said Thursday.
Judy Rodgers, the award-winning chef-owner of San Francisco's Zuni Cafe, has died. She was 57.
Reggae singer Junior Murvin, best known for the hit song "Police and Thieves," has died in Jamaica.
Oregon's top food safety investigator, William Keene, died unexpectedly Sunday at the age of 56.
In the mid-1970s a vision came to Paul Crouch, but it wasn't what a man of the cloth might have expected.
Mary Brown, the widow of the late Cincinnati Bengals founder and coach Paul Brown, has died. She was 84.
Paul Crouch, the televangelist who built what's been called the world's largest Christian broadcasting network, has died. He was 79.
Colin Eglin, a retired South African politician who opposed apartheid and sought to promote liberal democratic values during white rule, has died at the age of 88.
Jane Kean, a diverse performer who got her start in musical theater but was best known as Trixie alongside Jackie Gleason on a TV revival of "The Honeymooners," has died. She was 90.
In a story Nov. 28, The Associated Press, relying on information from family members, reported erroneously that Jack Gardo was the last surviving member of the PT-157 crew that rescued John F. Kennedy from an island in the Pacific Ocean during World War II. Military records show that Gardo was not a part of the crew that rescued Kennedy and other sailors in August 1943. Gardo did not arrive for duty in Squadron 9, which included PT-157, until December 1943.
Nilton Santos, twice a World Cup winner for Brazil and one of soccer's great left backs, has died. He was 88.
The Brazilian football federation says two-time World Cup winner Nilton Santos died from a lung infection in a Rio hospital on Wednesday. He was 88.
Longtime KFGO/Fargo radio personality Larry Ristvedt has died from ALS at age 71.