Bernard Cohen, Lawyer Who Argued Loving V. Virginia Case, Dies At 86 : NPR

Bernard Cohen in a 1970s campaign poster when he ran for the Virginia House of Delegates. As a lawyer he successfully argued the Supreme Court case that established the legality of interracial marriage. He died this week at age 86. Cohen family hide caption toggle caption Cohen family Bernard Cohen in a 1970s campaign poster when he ran for the Virginia House of Delegates. As a lawyer he...

Wigan ‘coronavirus’ crash man who hit nurse’s car dies

Image caption Nurse Lucy Duncan stayed with the patient after he had crashed into her car An elderly driver who was suspected of having coronavirus when he crashed into a nurse's car has died.The man was "struggling to breathe" when he hit Lucy Duncan's car as she drove home from a Wigan hospital.Ms Duncan, 24, called an ambulance when she found the man "slumped over the wheel" on Thursday and...

Hosni Mubarak, Egyptian strongman undone by the Arab Spring, dies at 91

"Indeed, to 'Allah we belong and to Allah we shall return.' My father, Hosni Mubarak, passed away this morning," Alaa Mubarak posted on Twitter, using a common Muslim prayer. During his 29 years in power, Mubarak survived would-be assassins and ill health, crushed a rising Islamist radical movement and maintained the peace pact with neighboring Israel that got his predecessor killed. Mubarak was...

Fotis Dulos, charged in estranged wife’s murder, dies after suicide attempt

Fotis Dulos, the real estate developer charged with murdering his estranged wife, died at a New York City hospital after attempting suicide at his Connecticut home on Tuesday, his attorney said.Dulos, 52, was arrested and charged earlier this month with capital murder, murder and kidnapping in connection with the disappearance of his wife, Jennifer Dulos, who vanished in May and whose body has...

Universal Product Code inventor George Laurer dies at age 94

WENDELL, N.C. -- George J. Laurer, whose invention of the Universal Product Code at IBM transformed retail and other industries around the world, has died. He was 94. A funeral was held on Monday for Laurer, who died Thursday at his home in Wendell, North Carolina, a suburb of Raleigh. Sean Bannon with Strickland Funeral Home in Wendell said he had no information on Laurer's cause of death....

B.C.-raised Godfrey Gao, the world’s first Asian male supermodel, dies of heart attack on Chinese reality show

Godfrey Gao, 35, the world’s first Asian male supermodel, who grew up in Vancouver and became a celebrity in China, died Wednesday in China while filming a physically intense reality show called Chase Me.The cause was given as a heart attack by JetStar Entertainment, his management agency. Gao, who was once hired by the Canadian government to promote Canada to Asian tourists in a series of...

Former Desjardins CEO Claude Béland dies at 87

Claude Béland is seen in 1997 photo. File photo / Montreal Gazette Claude Béland, the former president of the Mouvement des caisses Desjardins, has died at 87.Quebec Premier François Legault offered his condolences on Twitter, hailing Béland as a man who was “very socially involved in helping Quebec to advance.”Described by his biographer, Jean-Pierre Girard, as a “true apostle of...

George Springate, man of many careers, dies at 81

George Springate, who taught law at McGill University and ended his career as a federal citizenship judge, is seen in September 2011. Graham Hughes / Montreal Gazette George Springate, an Order of Canada recipient who held a variety of dream jobs during his lifetime, has died.He was 81.Springate’s multi-faceted career included stints as a police officer and kicker with the Montreal Alouettes....