Obituaries

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Former finance minister Jim Flaherty will get a state funeral next Wednesday. The honour is normally reserved for sitting ministers, but the prime minister can offer the distinction to the families of »

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Though he was often derisively called the “Minister for Bay St.” because of  financial policies that favoured the wealthy, Jim Flaherty is being memorialized today by colleagues on both sides of the »

Ghostbusters star Harold Ramis Dies at 69

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Ghostbusters star Harold Ramis died today at the age 69 of complications of autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis, his wife, Erica Mann Ramis, told the Chicago Tribune. The actor’s disease, which began in 2010, »

Shirley Temple: Her Sparkle Lives On

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We thought Shirley Temple would live forever. That’s because, despite hard evidence to the contrary, we thought she was never anything but an adorable, curly-topped moppet. Eventually, we had to accept that »

Philip Seymour Hoffman Dies at Age 46

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Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman has died at the age of 46. According to The Wall Street Journal the actor was found dead in his West Village, Manhattan apartment on Sunday afternoon. »

Folk Singer Pete Seeger Dies at Age 94

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Singer/songwriter Pete Seeger has died at the age of 94 (May 3, 1919 – January 27, 2014). Seeger is credited as an American folk music icon who spent his career championing the »