Died – Demise – Obituary
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Alexander Gorshkov, 76, who received the primary ice dance gold medal on the 1976 Olympics and later turned a number one official in Russian determine skating, “died immediately,” The Determine Skating Federation of Russia mentioned in a press release Thursday with out giving additional particulars.
Skating together with his spouse Lyudmila Pakhomova for the Soviet Union, Gorshkov received the gold medal when ice dance made its debut on the Winter Olympic program in Innsbruck, Austria, in 1976. Pakhomova’s and Gorshkov’s Olympic win began a dynasty, with six of the subsequent eight ice dance gold medals via 2006 awarded to skaters representing the Soviet Union, and later the post-Soviet Unified Group and Russia. Gorshkov later turned an official on the Worldwide Skating Union and was president of the Russian federation from 2010 till his demise.
Virginia McLaurin, 113, the centenarian who danced with pleasure throughout a 2016 go to with President Barack Obama and first woman Michelle Obama on the White Home, died early Monday at her dwelling in Olney, Maryland. “Relaxation in peace, Virginia,” the Obamas wrote Tuesday on Twitter. “We all know you’re up there dancing.” A viral video accompanied the submit exhibiting McLaurin’s White Home go to throughout a Black Historical past Month reception in February 2016 when she was 106. “I assumed I’d by no means stay to get within the White Home,” she’s seen saying. “And I let you know, I’m so blissful. A Black president. A Black spouse! And I’m right here to have fun Black historical past. Yeah, that’s what I’m right here for.”
Born March 12, 1909, in South Carolina, the sharecropper’s daughter spent many years upon retirement doing volunteer work at faculties. In keeping with the Obama White Home archives, she served as a foster grandparent and mentor to special-needs college students, serving to youngsters with studying and social abilities.
Mehran Karimi Nasseri, 77, an Iranian man who lived for 18 years in Paris’ Charles de Gaulle Airport and whose saga loosely impressed the Steven Spielberg movie “The Terminal” died Nov. 12 within the airport that he lengthy referred to as dwelling, officers mentioned. Nasseri lived within the airport’s Terminal 1 from 1988 till 2006, first in authorized limbo as a result of he lacked residency papers and later by obvious alternative.
John Aniston, 89, the Emmy-winning star of the daytime cleaning soap opera “Days of Our Lives” and father of Jennifer Aniston, died Nov. 11, Veteran’s Day. Born Yannis Anastassakis in Crete, Greece, Aniston served within the U.S. Navy.
John Aniston’s performing credit included “Seek for Tomorrow,” “The West Wing” and “Gilmore Ladies.” However he was best-known for his long-running function on “Days of Our Lives” as household patriarch Victor Kiriakis, the previous drug lord who goes on to discovered the highly effective Titan Industries. In 2017, his work on “Days of Our Lives” introduced him an Emmy nomination for greatest supporting actor in a drama sequence. Earlier this 12 months, he was introduced a lifetime achievement Emmy.
Kevin Conroy, 66, the prolific voice actor whose supply on “Batman: The Animated Collection” was for a lot of Batman followers the definitive sound of the Caped Crusader, died Nov. 10. The trigger was most cancers. Conroy was the voice of Batman on the acclaimed animated sequence that ran from 1992-96, usually performing reverse Mark Hamill’s Joker. “He’ll all the time be my Batman,” Hamill mentioned.
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