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May 1, 1986
Paul Stewart, 19, a sophomore reserve forward who helped Cleveland State earn its first NCAA basketball tournament invitation, died of a massive heart attack after playing in a pickup game in Cleveland. He reportedly had no previous history of heart problems.
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April 18, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
Television icon Dick Clark died Wednesday at age 82 because of a heart attack, leaving a New Year's Eve void that may never be filled. There are probably a lot of people out there who don't realize the amazing longevity he had, so to put it in a little perspective, consider this: Dick Clark started hosting "American Bandstand," the show that put him on the map nationally, in 1956. How long ago is that? The following baseball players made their major league debut that same year: Luis Aparicio, Gino Cimoli, Moe Drabowsky, Don Drysdale, Curt Flood, Tito Francona (father of former Red Sox manager Terry Francona)
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September 27, 1999 | Associated Press
Georgia assistant coach Pat Watson, 56, died after suffering a massive heart attack at his home in Athens on Saturday, only hours after the Bulldogs' close victory over Central Florida. Watson, the offensive line coach, was in his second season at Georgia.
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April 1, 2012 | By Elaine Woo, Los Angeles Times
Harry Crews, a rough-hewn Southerner who drew a keen following with novels that describe a Hieronymus Bosch landscape of grotesques — characters who are tossed into rattlesnake pits, walk on their hands, croon lullabies to a skull and literally eat a car — died Wednesday in Gainesville, Fla. He was 76. The cause was neuropathy, according to his former wife, Sally Crews. The word "original" only begins to describe Crews, whose 17 novels place him squarely in the Southern gothic tradition, also known as Grit Lit. He emerged from a grisly childhood in Georgia with a darkly comic vision that made him literary kin to William Faulkner, Flannery O'Connor and Hunter S. Thompson, although he never achieved their broad recognition.
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February 11, 2003 | From a Times Staff Writer
The 28-year-old Ventura County Jail inmate who collapsed and died while playing basketball at the jail's rooftop court Saturday suffered a massive heart attack, coroner's officials said. The inmate has been identified as former Camarillo resident Laquentine Holt. He had a history of high blood pressure that contributed to his heart problems, officials said following an autopsy Sunday. Holt had been serving time at the main Victoria Avenue jail since August on suspicion of violating his parole.
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April 1, 2012 | By Elaine Woo, Los Angeles Times
Harry Crews, a rough-hewn Southerner who drew a keen following with novels that describe a Hieronymus Bosch landscape of grotesques — characters who are tossed into rattlesnake pits, walk on their hands, croon lullabies to a skull and literally eat a car — died Wednesday in Gainesville, Fla. He was 76. The cause was neuropathy, according to his former wife, Sally Crews. The word "original" only begins to describe Crews, whose 17 novels place him squarely in the Southern gothic tradition, also known as Grit Lit. He emerged from a grisly childhood in Georgia with a darkly comic vision that made him literary kin to William Faulkner, Flannery O'Connor and Hunter S. Thompson, although he never achieved their broad recognition.
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November 5, 1997 | SUSAN DEEMER
Not only did Capistrano Unified School District trustee Mildred Daley Pagelow survive a massive heart attack Oct. 12, she only missed one board meeting before returning to the dais Monday. Pagelow, 71, said she was feeling better and that friends drove her to the meeting because she is not supposed to drive yet. The former sociology professor said she hurried back because she didn't want to disappoint those who helped her get reelected last year.
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July 29, 2010
I can't help but think that the lovely fun of Ernst Lubitsch's 1943 "Heaven Can Wait" was colored by the massive heart attack that nearly felled him when he was finishing the film. It was the director's first go at color, and he's careful with its use. Don Ameche is absolutely charming as the dapper, devious businessman who finds himself knocking on Hades door with Satan not at all convinced he should let him in.
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February 20, 2001 | JERRY CROWE
Guy Rodgers, a four-time NBA all-star, died Monday in Los Angeles, his girlfriend and a spokeswoman at Midway Hospital Medical Center said. He was 65. Illeana Brothers, Rodgers' girlfriend, said Rodgers died of a massive heart attack while being driven to the hospital by Brothers. He had complained of chest pains while watching a movie with Brothers at a Westside movie theater, she said. Thelma Osorio, a hospital spokeswoman, confirmed only that Rodgers died at 5:26 p.m.
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May 6, 2004 | Stephanie Stassel, Times Staff Writer
An elderly Glendale woman who mistakenly drove to Mexico and later was found dead in her car had suffered a fatal heart attack, family members said Wednesday. Nina Bagley was discovered by a laborer near a ranch in Tijuana two days after leaving a birthday party in Tujunga on April 25, her son, Howard K. Bagley of Weatherford, Texas, said.
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July 29, 2010
I can't help but think that the lovely fun of Ernst Lubitsch's 1943 "Heaven Can Wait" was colored by the massive heart attack that nearly felled him when he was finishing the film. It was the director's first go at color, and he's careful with its use. Don Ameche is absolutely charming as the dapper, devious businessman who finds himself knocking on Hades door with Satan not at all convinced he should let him in.
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May 6, 2004 | Stephanie Stassel, Times Staff Writer
An elderly Glendale woman who mistakenly drove to Mexico and later was found dead in her car had suffered a fatal heart attack, family members said Wednesday. Nina Bagley was discovered by a laborer near a ranch in Tijuana two days after leaving a birthday party in Tujunga on April 25, her son, Howard K. Bagley of Weatherford, Texas, said.
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February 11, 2003 | From a Times Staff Writer
The 28-year-old Ventura County Jail inmate who collapsed and died while playing basketball at the jail's rooftop court Saturday suffered a massive heart attack, coroner's officials said. The inmate has been identified as former Camarillo resident Laquentine Holt. He had a history of high blood pressure that contributed to his heart problems, officials said following an autopsy Sunday. Holt had been serving time at the main Victoria Avenue jail since August on suspicion of violating his parole.
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February 20, 2001 | JERRY CROWE
Guy Rodgers, a four-time NBA all-star, died Monday in Los Angeles, his girlfriend and a spokeswoman at Midway Hospital Medical Center said. He was 65. Illeana Brothers, Rodgers' girlfriend, said Rodgers died of a massive heart attack while being driven to the hospital by Brothers. He had complained of chest pains while watching a movie with Brothers at a Westside movie theater, she said. Thelma Osorio, a hospital spokeswoman, confirmed only that Rodgers died at 5:26 p.m.
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October 19, 1999 | CATHERINE SAILLANT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Surfers, firefighters and paramedics worked furiously Monday to save the life of a Burbank man who suffered a massive heart attack after riding a wave at Surfers Point in Ventura. It took rescuers nearly half an hour to revive Thomas McDonnell, 63, after he collapsed around 10:25 a.m. while surfing with his son, authorities said. He was taken to Community Memorial Hospital in Ventura, where he remained in critical condition Monday night, hospital spokeswoman Rhonda Spiegel said.
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October 19, 1999 | CATHERINE SAILLANT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Surfers, firefighters and paramedics worked furiously Monday to save the life of a Burbank man who suffered a massive heart attack after riding a wave at Surfers Point. It took rescuers nearly half an hour to revive Thomas McDonnell, 63, after he collapsed around 10:25 a.m. while surfing with his son, authorities said. He was taken to Community Memorial Hospital in Ventura, where he remained in critical condition Monday night, hospital spokeswoman Rhonda Spiegel said.
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April 1, 1987
Lynn White Jr., professor emeritus of history at UCLA and an internationally known scholar of the Medieval period, has died at age 79, a university spokesman said Tuesday. White, who retired in 1974, had remained active as a lecturer and writer until about a year ago, when he was stricken by heart disease. A member of his family said White suffered a massive heart attack early Monday at his Brentwood home and died about an hour later at UCLA Medical Center.
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April 18, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
Television icon Dick Clark died Wednesday at age 82 because of a heart attack, leaving a New Year's Eve void that may never be filled. There are probably a lot of people out there who don't realize the amazing longevity he had, so to put it in a little perspective, consider this: Dick Clark started hosting "American Bandstand," the show that put him on the map nationally, in 1956. How long ago is that? The following baseball players made their major league debut that same year: Luis Aparicio, Gino Cimoli, Moe Drabowsky, Don Drysdale, Curt Flood, Tito Francona (father of former Red Sox manager Terry Francona)
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September 27, 1999 | Associated Press
Georgia assistant coach Pat Watson, 56, died after suffering a massive heart attack at his home in Athens on Saturday, only hours after the Bulldogs' close victory over Central Florida. Watson, the offensive line coach, was in his second season at Georgia.
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April 18, 1998 | DAWN HOBBS and STEVE CHAWKINS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A coroner Friday ruled out natural causes for the massive heart attack that killed a 15-year-old Fillmore girl, and is seeking further tests to determine whether an over-the-counter energy booster played a role. In a case that has drawn attention from national and state regulators, Rosanna Porras collapsed on the soccer field last week after ingesting a herbal supplement called Ripped Fuel. She died three days later.
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