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Another U.S. tourist dies hiking trail in Costa Rica
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Another U.S. tourist dies hiking trail in Costa Rica

L. Arias - March 18, 2015

U.S. citizen Paul Thomas Walter, 62, died of a heart attack March 13 while hiking on a trail near Costa Rica's Arenal Volcano National Park. He was one…

US citizen dies on Chirripó Peak trail
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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US citizen dies on Chirripó Peak trail

The Tico Times - March 14, 2015

A U.S. man, Michael Lee Kathrein, 62, died Friday on the main trail in Costa Rica's Chirripó National Park. He was found 300 meters from the Llano…

Werner Franz, last of Hindenburg crew, dies at 92
Global
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Global
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Werner Franz, last of Hindenburg crew, dies at 92

Matt Schudel | The Washington Post - August 31, 2014

In 1936 and 1937, young Werner Franz worked as a cabin boy on the Hindenburg, the largest, fastest and sleekest mode of transportation the world had seen…

Robin Williams, frenetic, fearless actor and comedian, dies at 63
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Robin Williams, frenetic, fearless actor and comedian, dies at 63

Adam Bernstein | The Washington Post - August 12, 2014

Robin Williams, the Juilliard-trained actor and uncontainably exhibitionist comic who became one of the most dazzling all-around talents in show business, winning an Academy Award for a…

Reagan spokesman, US anti-gun activist James Brady, 73, dies
Global
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Global
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Reagan spokesman, US anti-gun activist James Brady, 73, dies

Robert MacPherson | AFP - August 4, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Former White House spokesman James Brady, a tireless advocate for gun control being severely wounded during a 1981 attempt on the life of his then-boss…

Arts and Culture
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Tommy Ramone, punk band’s last original member, dies at 62

Mike Harrison | Bloomberg - July 12, 2014

https://twitter.com/RamonesOfficial/status/487829024475848706 Tommy Ramone, the last surviving original member of the influential New York punk quartet the Ramones, has died. He was 62. "We are saddened to announce…

Prolific and powerful Costa Rican voice Alberto Cañas dies at 94
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Prolific and powerful Costa Rican voice Alberto Cañas dies at 94

The Tico Times - June 16, 2014

President Luis Guillermo Solís declared a national day of mourning beginning Monday for Alberto "Beto" Cañas, a Costa Rican politician, playwright, statesman, diplomat, author and journalist who…

Arts and Culture
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Former Tico Times photojournalist, painter Julio Laínez dies at 76

David Boddiger and Dery Dyer - June 15, 2014

[caption id="attachment_39763" align="alignright" width="230"] (Courtesy Laínez family)[/caption] Julio Eduardo Laínez Somoza, who was born in El Salvador but left his mark as an extraordinary photojournalist and painter…

Swedish ‘Sugar Man’ documentary filmmaker dies at 36
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Swedish ‘Sugar Man’ documentary filmmaker dies at 36

AFP - May 13, 2014

STOCKHOLM, Sweden – Swedish director Malik Bendjelloul, who won an Oscar for his 2012 documentary "Searching for Sugar Man," died in Stockholm on Tuesday, the TT news…

Wrongfully imprisoned US boxer ‘Hurricane’ Carter dies
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Global
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Wrongfully imprisoned US boxer ‘Hurricane’ Carter dies

AFP - April 20, 2014

OTTAWA, Canada – Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, the prizefighter whose racially tinged wrongful murder conviction made him a symbol of injustice and a pop culture cause, died on…