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Paid Notice: Deaths BAXTER, ROY

2006-08-02T05:00:00+0000

BAXTER--Roy. The Officers, Governors and Members of the New York Friars Club mourn the loss of their beloved and esteemed member Friar Roy Baxter. We extend our heartfelt sympathy to his family. Private services were held. Jerry Lewis, Abbot Freddie Roman, Dean Jean Pierre Trebot, Exec. Dir.


Roy Bennett, White Zimbabwean With Black Political Base, Dies in U.S. Helicopter Crash

2018-01-18T22:15:41+0000

Mr. Bennett, 60, was a coffee grower whose farm was seized as part of the land redistribution program of Robert G. Mugabe. He was a formidable leader of Zimbabwe’s main opposition party.


Roy C. Bennett Dies at 96; Writer of Popular Songs

2015-07-14T02:35:03+0000

With his partner, Sid Tepper, Mr. Bennett wrote “Red Roses for a Blue Lady” and “Kiss of Fire.”


Roy C. Bennett, Part of Midcentury Songwriting Duo, Dies at 96

2015-07-12T22:34:19+0000

With his partner, Sid Tepper, Mr. Bennett wrote “Red Roses for a Blue Lady” and “Kiss of Fire.”


Jackie Cain, of the Jazz Duo Jackie and Roy, Dies at 86

2014-09-18T23:42:25+0000

Ms. Cain teamed with her husband, Roy Kral, to form probably the most famous vocal duo in jazz history, melding popular tunes and sophisticated harmonies for more than half a century.


Roy Campbell Jr., Avant-Garde Jazz Trumpeter, Dies at 61

2014-01-19T04:14:27+0000

Mr. Campbell combined a pugnacious, hard-bop sound with an open-minded approach, working with a variety of free jazz musicians and becoming a fixture at avant-garde events like the Vision Festival.


Roy Chapman, Breeder of Smarty Jones, Is Dead at 79

2006-02-18T05:00:00+0000

Roy Chapman, owner and breeder of 2004 Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes champion Smarty Jones, dies at age 79; photo (M)


Roy Clark Is Dead at 85; a Face of Country Music on ‘Hee Haw’

2018-11-15T18:12:04+0000

He and Buck Owens were hosts of a long-running prime-time TV variety show that helped bring country music into mainstream American pop culture.


Roy Hammond, Soul Singer Who Birthed a Hip-Hop Heartbeat, Dies at 81

2020-09-21T19:16:46+0000

He wrote and produced the Honey Drippers’ “Impeach the President,” which has been sampled countless times and changed the sound of New York rap.


Roy Horn, Who Dazzled Audiences as Half of Siegfried & Roy, Dies at 75

2020-05-09T01:59:08+0000

He and his partner mesmerized crowds for decades, using a stunning mix of magic, costumes and exotic animals. He died of complications of Covid-19.



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Pharoah Sanders, Whose Saxophone Was a Force of Nature, Dies at 81

Sun, 25 Sep 2022 00:53:04 +0000

He first gained wide recognition for his work with John Coltrane. He went on to a fertile, prolific career, releasing dozens of albums as a leader.

Louise Fletcher, 88, Dies; Oscar Winner for ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’

Sat, 24 Sep 2022 14:37:14 +0000

She was largely unknown to the public when she was cast as what the American Film Institute called one of cinema’s most memorable villains.

Jim Post, Known for a Memorably ‘Groovy’ Hit Song, Dies at 82

Sat, 24 Sep 2022 22:40:02 +0000

He and his wife, Cathy Conn, had a Top 10 single with “Reach Out of the Darkness” as Friend & Lover in 1968. It’s still played today, but it was their only hit.



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