Obituaries

12:19pm

Mon July 22, 2013
The Two-Way

'Law And Order' Actor Dennis Farina Dies

Actor Dennis Farina.
Robyn Beck AFP/Getty Images

Dennis Farina, the real-life Chicago Police Department cop turned actor, has died, his publicist says.

Farina was best known for portraying Det. Joe Fontana on the TV show Law and Order. His publicist Lori De Waal says Farina died Monday morning after suffering a blod clot in his lung.

He was 69.

TMZ adds:

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9:26am

Sat July 20, 2013
National

Veteran Journalist Helen Thomas Leaves An Outspoken Legacy

Originally published on Tue July 23, 2013 1:09 pm

Veteran White House correspondent Helen Thomas broke barriers and became a White House fixture, but her famous bluntness caused her downfall in the end.
Chip Somodevilla Getty Images

7:58am

Sat July 20, 2013
The Two-Way

Helen Thomas, Former Dean Of White House Press, Dies At 92

Originally published on Sun July 21, 2013 6:51 am

Helen Thomas reads the newspaper while sitting in her chair in the White House press room in 2006. She died on Saturday at age 92.
Brendan Smialowski Getty Images

Long-time White House correspondent Helen Thomas, who covered every president from Eisenhower to Obama, has died at age 92, according to The Gridiron Club & Foundation.

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4:12pm

Tue July 16, 2013
The Two-Way

Heroin & Alcohol Killed 'Glee' Star Monteith, Coroner Says

Actor Cory Monteith on June 8 in Los Angeles. He died Saturday in Vancouver, Canada.
Jonathan Leibson Getty Images for Chrysalis

An autopsy shows that actor Cory Monteith was killed by "a mixed drug toxicity ... heroin, primarily, and also alcohol," the British Columbia coroner's office announced Tuesday afternoon.

Coroner Barbara McLintock released that conclusion in a short video her office posted on YouTube.

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12:56am

Tue July 16, 2013
The Two-Way

Ex-Nixon Adviser Leonard Garment Dies At 89

Originally published on Tue July 16, 2013 11:54 am

Leonard Garment, acting White House Counsel, briefs the media at the White House on President Nixon's statement about the Watergate affair in 1973.
AP

Former White House adviser Leonard Garment, who had been ill, died Saturday at his Manhattan home, his wife, Suzanne Garment, told The Associated Press yesterday. He was 89.

Garment and Richard Nixon met while working together at a law firm in 1963. He later went to work in the Nixon White House and became White House counsel.

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