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  • Iconic singer David Bowie dies at 69

    January 11, 2016 3:40 AM

    NEW YORK- David Bowie, the innovative and iconic singer whose illustrious career lasted five decades, has died after a battle with cancer. He was 69. Representative Steve Martin said early Monday that Bowie died "peacefully" and was surrounded by family. The statement read: "While many of you will share in... more »
  • Ex-Globetrotters star Meadowlark Lemon dies

    December 28, 2015 9:46 AM

    SCOTTSDALE, AZ.- Former Harlem Globetrotters star Meadowlark Lemon has died. He was 83. Globetrotters spokesman Brett Meister said Lemon's wife and daughter confirmed to the team that he died Sunday in Scottsdale, Ariz. Meister did not know the cause of death. Known as the "clown prince" of the barnstorming basketball... more »
  • Willie Mae Seaton of Willie Mae's Scotch House dies

    September 22, 2015 8:11 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- Willie Mae Seaton, whose neighborhood restaurant helped put fried chicken on the culinary map, has died. Family friends on Monday confirmed Seaton died Saturday. She was 99. Seaton managed Willie Mae's Scotch House for decades before her health declined and her great-granddaughter, Kerry Seaton-Stewart, took over. Oxford, Mississippi-based... more »
  • Longtime state lawmaker Dennis Hebert dies

    September 14, 2015 11:31 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Longtime state lawmaker Rep. Dennis Paul Hebert passed away on Friday, according to his family. Hebert, who was from Ponchatoula but lived in Baton Rouge later in life, was 88 years old. Hebert served in the legislature as a Democrat for 24 years. He represented... more »
  • Woman dissed Hillary Clinton in death

    August 19, 2015 9:24 PM

    RUNNEMEDE, NEW JERSEY- A woman used her obituary to take a swipe at Democratic Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton. The obit about Elaine Fydrych says "Elaine requests, 'In lieu of flowers, please do not vote for Hillary Clinton.'" Her husband says Fydrych was a registered Democrat and not "a political... more »
  • Obit: 'We blame Seahawks lousy play call for Mike's death'

    February 5, 2015 5:56 PM

    SPOKANE, WA - The family of a Seahawks fan who died after the Super Bowl says he would have enjoyed the dig at the team they put in the last line of his obituary: "We blame the Seahawks lousy play call for Mike's untimely death." The obituary for Michael Vedvik... more »
  • Former lawmaker Melvin Irvin Jr dies

    June 10, 2014 5:14 PM

    GONZALES - Former state Rep. Melvin Irvin Jr. has died. Family friend Tanzie Jones said Tuesday that Irvin, who's also a former president of the Ascension Parish School Board, died Saturday of cancer. He was 72. Irvin was elected in 1983 to the Louisiana House of Representatives, serving... more »
  • LSU Wrestling founder Dale Ketelsen remembered by loved ones Play Video

    April 21, 2014 11:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Last month, Dale Ketelsen - a trailblazer in Louisiana wrestling and the founder of LSU's wrestling program in the 1960's - passed away in March, but his memory lives on through his family and pupils who said "Coach K" was truly one-of-a-kind. Below is his obituary:... more »
  • Vibrant TV icon dead at 71

    December 9, 2013 10:35 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- An icon of television in south Louisiana died Monday, media here reported. Frank Davis, 71, had been on local TV for three decades before he retired in 2011. He and his wife moved to Texas to be closer to family after he was diagnosed with Chronic Inflammatory... more »
  • 'SnoBall Queen' dies at 103

    November 27, 2013 2:58 PM

    METAIRIE- The woman who helped pioneer a south Louisiana favorite has died. Josie Marino Ortolano, known as the "SnoBall Queen," died recently outside New Orleans. She was 103. Ortolano, with her husband George, created the SnowWizard SnoBall machine that's used in countless snowball stands across the region. ... more »
  • It's the best obituary ever written

    October 2, 2013 9:57 PM

    GULFPORT- It's possibly the best obituary ever written, it's just a shame that it's catching attention after so much time has passed since the man's death in March. But, one thing is for sure, Harry Weathersby Stamps, a ladies' man according to the writing, would have been very interested in... more »
  • George Jones, country superstar, has died at 81

    April 26, 2013 10:35 AM

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - George Jones, the peerless, hard-living country singer who recorded dozens of hits about good times and regrets and peaked with the heartbreaking classic "He Stopped Loving Her Today," has died. He was 81. Publicist Kirt Webster says Jones died Friday at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville... more »
  • Longtime educator Dr. Huel Perkins dies

    April 16, 2013 10:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Dr. Huel D. Perkins, a longtime music professor and educator who authored Southern University's fight song, passed away last night according to a Southern spokesperson. Perkins graduated from Southern in 1947 and served as a music professor there from 1951 to 1960. He later served as... more »
  • Former Ascension Parish sheriff dies

    January 31, 2013 5:55 PM

    GONZALES - Harold Tridico, a longtime sheriff of Ascension Parish, has died according to the sheriff's office. He was 86. According to the department's website Tridico spent was a sheriff "with an iron fist and an iron jaw." Tridico was elected in 1974 and spent 22 years in the... more »

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