March 18, 1995
Ahmad Khomeini, 50, son of Iran's late revolutionary leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini. A cleric and politician, the younger Khomeini lived for years in his father's shadow but had been expected to seize power after the ayatollah's death in 1989. Instead, he kept a low profile, apparently seeking to act as a powerbroker. In Tehran on Thursday six days after suffering a massive heart attack.
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July 19, 2002 |
Col. Floyd J. Thompson, who endured nearly nine years of torture, disease and starvation in Vietnam as the longest-held prisoner of war in American history, has died. He was 69. Thompson was found dead at his Key West, Fla., home Tuesday after an apparent heart attack over the weekend, said Charles Ingraham, a friend and spokesman for the Department of Veterans Affairs in Key West.
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February 6, 2006 |
The deaths of five skiers over a recent seven-day period on or near Mammoth Mountain appear to have been tragic accidents but have shaken this hamlet of outdoor enthusiasts. One victim was a Los Angeles dentist and avid outdoorsman, another a retired water deliveryman from Garden Grove, the third a San Diego teenager and the fourth a marketing representative from Laguna Niguel. The fifth was an accomplished ski patrol member traversing the Eastern Sierra's breathtaking backcountry.
August 30, 1997
While everyone knows you don't have to be a math major to become a Times sportswriter . . . Ross Newhan's declaration that "there is a Sept. 31 deadline for submitting a 1998 schedule . . . " I hope the union is holding its breath. Mike DiGiovanna's declaration that Tony Conigliaro "suffered a massive heart attack in 1983 and was in a coma for about eight years before he died Feb. 24, 1990." Time flies when you're having fun, right, Mike? CRAIG LESLY Santa Ana
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April 26, 1992 |
A man who died of natural causes in a Ventura park restroom has been identified as Craig Steinhauer of Ventura, the county coroner's office said. Steinhauer was identified by a former employer who read a description of him in a newspaper, investigator Zelmira Isaac of the coroner's office said. The body of the 46-year-old man was discovered Thursday in a public restroom at Plaza Park. Steinhauer was not carrying identification, authorities said.
February 28, 1988
Hale D. Baney, 64, of Los Angeles, a longtime supporter of the USC women's basketball program, died after collapsing during halftime of Saturday night's USC-Washington women's game in the USC campus gym. The teams, nearing conclusion of their halftime warmups, left the court as paramedics worked for more than 25 minutes on Baney. According to a hospital spokesperson, Baney was was taken to California Hospital, where he was pronounced dead from what was believed to be a massive heart attack.
December 4, 1987 |
Apollo astronaut Donn Eisele, who died in Tokyo this week, will be buried next week with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery, his family said. A memorial service will be held Monday at the First Presbyterian Church in Fort Lauderdale. Burial will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Arlington. Eisele, 57, was in Tokyo on a private business trip when he suffered a massive heart attack Tuesday, his wife said. He was found in his hotel room in his jogging clothes.
November 7, 1986 |
Bobby Nunn, founder of the wisecracking doo-wop group The Coasters and the original Charlie Brown whose resonant voice boomed, "Why's everybody always pickin' on me?" has died at 61, the group said today. Nunn, who performed with The Coasters on Saturday in Phoenix and appeared in good health, died at his Los Angeles home Wednesday night of a massive heart attack, said Coasters singer Tony Ruiz.