Saturday, July 31, 2021

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Afghan cricketer Najeeb Tarakai dies aged 29 after road accident

Tarakai made his international debut in the 2014 T20 World Cup and played his only one-day international against Ireland in 2017 [File: Altaf Qadri/AP]

Afghanistan’s top-order batsman Najeeb Tarakai has died from injuries sustained in a road accident last week, the country’s cricket board said. He was 29. “ACB … mourns the heartbreaking and grievous loss of its aggressive opening batsman and a very fine human being…” the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) tweeted on Tuesday. The cricket board had earlier said Tarakai had surgery ...

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Scooby-Doo co-creator Joe Ruby dies

© Bang Showbiz Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!

August 30 (Bang Showbiz) - 'Scooby-Doo' co-creator Joe Ruby has died aged 87. The US animator passed away of natural causes in Westlake Village, California on Wednesday (26.08.20), according to Variety. Joe and his partner Ken Spears were the brains behind the 'Scooby-Doo' franchise, which featured the original series 'Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!', for Hanna-Barbera Productions. The animated series - ...

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Lee Teng-hui, Taiwan’s ‘father of democracy’, dies aged 97

© Provided by The Guardian Photograph: Aaron Tam/AFP/Getty Images

July 31 (The Guardian) - Lee Teng-hui, known as Taiwan’s “father of democracy” and its first popularly elected president, has died, according to a statement from his family. Lee, who oversaw Taiwan’s transition from martial law to one of the most vibrant democracies in Asia, died of septic shock and multiple organ failure at Taipei Veterans general hospital on Thursday ...

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Alex Pullin: Australian world-champion snowboarder dies

Pic - Getty Images / Alex Pullin was a two-time world champion snowboarder

July 8 (BBC) - Pullin, 32, was found unresponsive off a beach on Queensland's Gold Coast on Wednesday. He was treated by paramedics at the scene but could not be revived, authorities said. Nicknamed "Chumpy", Pullin was Australia's flagbearer at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. A Queensland Ambulance spokesman said: "The man was spearfishing off Palm Beach. He was ...

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Broadway star Nick Cordero dies of COVID-19 complications

Nick Cordero was 41. (Photo by Brad Barket/Invision/AP, File)

July 6 (AP) - Tony Award-nominated actor Nick Cordero, who specialized in playing tough guys on Broadway in such shows as Waitress, A Bronx Tale and Bullets Over Broadway, has died in Los Angeles after suffering severe medical complications after contracting the coronavirus. He was 41. Cordero died Sunday at Cedars-Sinai hospital after more than 90 days in the hospital, ...

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