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March 22, 2007 |
Charles Harrelson, the father of actor Woody Harrelson, died of a heart attack at the Supermax federal prison in Florence, Colo., where he was serving two life sentences for the murder of a federal judge, officials said Wednesday. He was 69. Charles Harrelson was found unresponsive in his cell the morning of March 15, said Felicia Ponce, a Bureau of Prisons spokeswoman in Washington, D.C.
April 4, 2005 |
Doctors have concluded that the Rev. Jerry Falwell does not suffer from congestive heart failure or coronary artery disease, Falwell's son said. Jonathan Falwell said doctors in Lynchburg, Va., made the determination Friday after conducting tests on his father. The 71-year-old founder of the Moral Majority and Liberty University had stopped breathing when he entered a hospital March 28 and had to be resuscitated.
January 23, 1990 |
Former Justice Arthur J. Goldberg was buried at Arlington National Cemetery on Monday beside his wife and near the grave of Chief Justice Earl Warren, under whom he served on the Supreme Court. Goldberg, who served on the high court from 1962 until his resignation in 1965 to become U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, died of coronary artery disease Friday at his home in Washington. He was 81.
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September 4, 1992 |
Jeff Porcaro, drummer for the rock band Toto, died of hardening of the arteries caused by cocaine use--not from an allergic reaction to a pesticide as originally reported, the Los Angeles County coroner's office said Thursday, The 38-year-old rock star fell ill after spraying insecticide in the yard of his Hidden Hills home Aug. 5, and died that evening at Humana Hospital-West Hills.
November 23, 1992
Bobby Russell, 52, who wrote such song hits as "Little Green Apples," "Honey" and "The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia." "Little Green Apples," recorded by Roger Miller, O.C. Smith and Patti Page, won Grammy awards in 1968 for song of the year and best country song. That same year, "Honey," recorded by Bobby Goldsboro, was voted song of the year by the Country Music Assn. "The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia" was a 1973 favorite recorded by Vicki Lawrence.
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August 1, 2003 |
A Fresno man imprisoned for ordering his foster daughter to exercise in 100-degree heat and not treating injuries that led to the 10-year-old's death has been released from prison because of his poor health. Freddie Hayes, 48, was released Wednesday and sentenced to five years' probation. Hayes has gout, hypertension, hepatitis C and coronary artery disease and the chronic pain disorder fibromyalgia, said his lawyer, Ernest Kinney. A judge will reevaluate Hayes' health during an Oct. 6 hearing.
November 27, 1990 |
Computer-enhanced X-rays show promise in detecting coronary artery disease in people under 60 without requiring the insertion of tubes or other equipment into the body. A technique called ultrafast computed tomography detects calcium in arteries. It could replace the angiogram, which requires that an artery, usually in the groin, be punctured and a tube threaded up into the chest arteries that feed the heart. Dr. Jerome Breen of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.
February 27, 2003 |
The rock band Lynyrd Skynrd has postponed the release of its first new studio album in four years after lead guitarist Gary Rossington underwent open heart surgery. The band issued a statement Wednesday saying Rossington, 51, was expected to be fully recovered within two to three months following quintuple bypass surgery. He had been suffering what was described as severe coronary artery disease.