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UNCW professor Phil Furia, chronicler of ‘Great American Songbook,’ dies

Memorial services are planned later this year for Phil Furia, a UNCW professor who turned a passion for popular song into a shelf of books and a radio series.

Former longtime federal judge in Wilmington dies at 90

President Ronald Reagan appointed Judge James C. Fox to the US District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina in 1982. He served until his retirement in 2017.

Actor Jan-Michael Vincent, known for ‘Airwolf,’ dies at 73

Actor Jan-Michael Vincent, the "Airwolf" television star whose sleek good looks belied a troubled personal life, has died. He was 73.
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Professional wrestler King Kong Bundy dead at age 61

Professional wrestler King Kong Bundy has died at age 61.
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Peter Tork, Monkees’ lovable bass-guitar player, dead at 77

Peter Tork, who rose to teen-idol fame in 1966 playing the lovably clueless bass guitarist in the made-for-television rock band The Monkees, has died. He was 77.
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Former Dodgers great Don Newcombe has died at 92

Don Newcombe, the hard-throwing Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher who was one of the first black players in the major leagues and who went on to win the Rookie of the Year, Most Valuable Player and Cy Young awards, has died. He was 92.

Rep Walter Jones Jr. of North Carolina dies on 76th birthday

A longtime member of North Carolina's congressional delegation, who briefly represented part of southeastern North Carolina, has died.

From ‘Tom Jones’ to ‘Skyfall’: star Albert Finney dies at 82

British actor Albert Finney, the Academy Award-nominated star of films from "Tom Jones" to "Skyfall," has died at the age of 82.
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Former CIA officer portrayed in ‘Argo’ film dead at 78

A former CIA technical operations officer who helped rescue six U.S. diplomats from Iran in 1980 and was portrayed by Ben Affleck in the film "Argo," has died. He was 78.

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