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Utah Native, Tibetan Book Collector Smith Dies

NEW YORK (AP).- Ellis Gene Smith, the son of a Mormon family from Ogden, Utah, who is believed to have compiled the largest collection of Tibetan books outside of Tibet, has died in New York at age 74. The New York Times reports that Smith died Dec. 16...

Jazz Scene Photographer Herman Leonard Dies at 87 in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (AP).- Jazz scene photographer Herman Leonard, famous for his smoky, backlighted black-and-white photos of such greats as Billie Holiday, Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis and Frank Sinatra, has died. He was 87. L...

"American Splendor" Comic Book Writer Harvey Pekar Dies at 70

CLEVELAND, OHIO (AP).- Harvey Pekar, whose autobiographical comic book series "American Splendor" portrayed his unglamorous life with bone-dry honesty and wit, was found dead at home early Monday, authorities said. He was 70. The cause o...

"American Splendor" Comic Book Writer Harvey Pekar Dies at 70 in...

CLEVELAND (AP).- Harvey Pekar, whose autobiographical comic book series "American Splendor" portrayed his unglamorous life with bone-dry honesty and wit, was found dead at home early Monday, authorities said. He was 70. The cause of death was unclear, ...

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