World Golf Hall of Famer and PGA Tour legend Ken Venturi passed away on Friday afternoon in a California hospital, near where he made his home outside of Palm Springs. He was 82.
His death came just two days after his 82nd birthday, and 11 days after he was inducted into said Hall of Fame. He was not able to attend the ceremony, instead battling a spinal infection, pneumonia and an intestinal infection that eventually took his life.
Venturi’s son, Matt, first broke the news that his father is no longer with us, as the San Francisco Chronicle reported. According to the report, Venturi had dealt with various medical issues for the final few years of his life, including quintuple bypass surgery in 2006 and more heart problems in 2011.
via Golf Legend Ken Venturi Passes Away at Age 82 | Bleacher Report.
Chuck Muncie, a star running back with the New Orleans Saints and the San Diego Chargers who overcame a cocaine habit that ended his career and then devoted his later life to helping others avoid drug abuse, has died. He was 60.
Muncie died Monday of a heart attack at his Los Angeles-area home, his family announced.
via Chuck Muncie dies at 60; Saints and Chargers running back – Los Angeles Times.
Bill Orr, who embraced the role of Nebraska’s groundbreaking first gentleman with gusto and great humor during his wife’s historic governorship, died at home in Lincoln early Sunday.
Orr’s good-natured, gender-neutral decision to publish the “First Gentleman’s Cookbook” was a huge hit, attracting national attention and selling thousands of copies. Proceeds helped raise funds to refurbish the Governor’s Residence.
Kay Orr was elected as Nebraska’s first female governor in 1986 and served one four-year term. While the cookbook became the signature memory of Bill Orr’s accompanying four years, he comfortably and joyfully played the supporting role.
Bill Orr was 78; the Orrs had been married for 55 years.
“My grandfather combined his sense of humor with practical advice on everything from plumbing to financial planning,” Taylor Gage of Lincoln said.
“And he was cracking his usual one-liners up to the very end.”
via Bill Orr, first gentleman of Nebraska, dies at 78.
ATLANTA (AP) — Chris Kelly, half of the 1990s kid rap duo Kris Kross who made one of the decade’s most memorable songs with the frenetic Jump, died at an Atlanta hospital on Wednesday of an apparent drug overdose at his home, authorities said. He was 34.
“It appears it may have been a possible drug overdose,” said Cpl. Kay Lester, a spokeswoman for the Fulton County police.
This, Lester said, is based on statements received at the scene as well as evidence turned up at Kelly’s home in south Atlanta.
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According to Lester, police were called to Kelly’s home at around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday. He was transported to the south campus of the Atlanta Medical Center.
via Chris Kelly of rap duo Kris Kross dies.
Brad Jay Lesley died over the weekend from kidney failure after being rushed to a Marina Del Rey, California, hospital, his ex-wife, Chiho Svimonoff, told TMZ. He was rushed to the hospital on Saturday and ultimately didn’t make it.
Lesley was perhaps best known for playing John “Blackout” Gatling in the 1994 family comedy “Little Big League.” But those who followed him first as a major league player might argue that point. Then nicknamed “The Animal” for his aggressive, theatrical self-motivation tactics, Lesley played for the Cincinnati Reds and Milwaukee Brewers from 1982 to 1985.
via ‘Little Big League’ and Baseball Star Brad Lesley Dies at 54 | Movie Talk – Yahoo! Movies.