A roundup of notable obituaries from the week ending March 04.
Aubrey McClendon, 56, a co-owner of the Oklahoma City Thunder (and formerly the Seattle Sonics) and a natural-gas-industry titan, died in a single-vehicle crash in Oklahoma City on Wednesday, a day after he was indicted on a charge of conspiring to rig bids to buy oil and natural-gas leases in Oklahoma.
Jim Kimsey, 76, the co-founder of Web pioneer AOL, died of cancer Tuesday at his home in McLean, Va. After he retired, he started a charitable philanthropy that focuses on education.
Alice Arlen, 75, a screenwriter who collaborated with Nora Ephron on the 1983 Mike Nichols film “Silkwood,” died Monday at her home in New York, after a long illness.
Pat Conroy, 70, the best-selling novelist whose “The Great Santini” and “The Prince of Tides” were set against the vistas of the South Carolina coast that was his home, died of cancer Friday in Beaufort, S.C.
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Gil Hill, 84, the former Detroit police official and city councilman better known as the police Inspector Douglas Todd in three “Beverly Hills Cop” films, died Monday in a Detroit hospital. No cause of death was reported.
George Kennedy, 91, the veteran actor who won an Academy Award in 1968 for his supporting role as the tough Southern prison-camp convict in “Cool Hand Luke,” died last Sunday in Boise, Idaho, of natural causes.
Delmer Berg, 100, the last known living veteran of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, which vainly fought against fascism’s advance into Spain in the late 1930s, died last Sunday in Columbia, Calif.
Sarah Tait, 33, who won a silver medal in rowing at the London Games in 2012, has died of cancer, announced the Australian Olympic Committee Thursday.
Louise Rennison, author of the hit young-adult novel “Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging” and other humor-packed books about teens, has died after an illness, her agent announced Tuesday. She was in her 60s and lived in Brighton, England.
Dr. Myron G. Schultz, 81, the CDC epidemiologist whose detection of a cluster of pneumonia cases in the early 1980s helped officials identify the AIDS epidemic, died of pulmonary hypertension Feb. 19 in Atlanta.