Alice Hoagland, gay-rugby godmother and 9/11 activist, dies

Alice Hoagland, a beloved figure of the gay rugby movement that her own son, Mark Bingham, helped set in motion shortly before he perished in the 2001 terrorist attacks as…

UFC 6 fighter, 51, dies from COVID-19 complications: report

Paul Varelans, one of UFC’s original fighters, reportedly died on Saturday from COVID-19 complications. He was 51.   A family member confirmed Varelans’ passing to MMA Junkie on Saturday. He had…

North Carolina woman who was oldest living US Marine dies at 107

A North Carolina woman recognized last year as America’s oldest living Marine has died. Dorothy Schmidt Cole died last week after suffering a heart attack at her daughter’s home in Kannapolis. She…

Tim Lester, former NFL fullback who blocked for Hall of Famer Jerome Bettis, dies from COVID-19 complications

Tim Lester, a former NFL fullback who played eight seasons between 1992 and 1999, died Tuesday from coronavirus complications. He was 52. The city of Milton, Ga., announced his death…

Pope Francis’ personal doctor dies from coronavirus complications: report

Pope Francis’ personal doctor has died from COVID-19 complications, according to a report. Fabrizio Soccorsi, 78, was admitted to Rome’s Gemelli Hospital for a previous health issue on Dec. 26, the…

California child dies of coronavirus: health official

A child in California with “severe underlying medical conditions” has died after contracting the novel coronavirus, a health official in the state said this week.  Dr. Julie Vaishampayan, the Stanislaus…

Albert Roux, famed chef and major influence on UK dining habits, dies at 85

Albert Roux, the French-born chef and restaurateur who along with his late brother Michel had a profound influence on British dining habits, has died at 85. Roux died Monday after…

Chicago teen dies of coronavirus within a week, family says

A 19-year-old Chicago teen who reportedly had no underlying conditions died a week after he was diagnosed with the novel coronavirus, his family said.  Arnold Herrera was diagnosed with COVID-19…

John Muckler, coach who won 5 Cups with Oilers, dies at 86

John Muckler, who coached four NHL teams and won five Stanley Cup championships with the Edmonton Oilers, has died. He was 86. The Oilers confirmed Muckler’s death Monday night. No…

Alabama man dies after falling from tree stand in ‘heartbreaking’ hunting accident, police say

An Alabama man died this week in what police are calling a “heartbreaking” hunting accident.  The body of the 52-year-old – who has not been identified – was found Tuesday in a wooded area just…