June 15, 2010
Peter Keefe, 57, creator and executive producer of Voltron: Defender of the Universe , a hugely popular 1980s cartoon series that helped prepare the way for other Japanese-style animation in the United States, died May 27 in Rochester, N.Y. The cause was throat cancer, his brother Chris said. The show's giant sword-wielding robot defended the universe from 1984 to 1987; Voltron became the No. 1 syndicated children's show for two years and took in huge profits with merchandise as well.
June 14, 2010 |
MIKE McLAUGHLIN was a determined man. Maybe it was his experience as a Marine, or just his tough Irish nature, but Mike wasn't going to let his impending death stop him from doing what he felt he had to do for his family. Suffering from throat cancer, Mike told his doctors they had to keep him alive until June 17. That was when he planned to settle on the sale of his former house and the purchase of his new home in Mechanicsburg. "The doctors told him he'd better move up the date," said his brother, Joseph P. McLaughlin.
May 19, 2010
Bol seriously ill Former 76ers center Manute Bol, 47, was hospitalized in Northern Virginia last week with kidney failure and Stevens-Johnson syndrome, a serious skin disorder, a friend and associate told the Washington Post. He had just returned from a school-building project in his native Sudan, where his health had deteriorated. His friend Tom Prichard, who worked with him on the project, said that he had undergone three rounds of dialysis. He said the Stevens- Johnson syndrome might necessitate a move to a burn unit.
May 16, 2010 |
Comedian/radio host Big Daddy Graham feels horrible, thanks, but he hopes to return to his overnight show on WIP-AM (610) on May 27. In late February, as he was being prepped for back surgery, docs discovered throat cancer. "The tumor is gone, and I'm done all my radiation," Graham, 56, said Friday. "I just can't eat. " He's down 35 pounds, and all he can force down, he said, are wife Debbie 's scrambled eggs and chocolate Ensure. "But there are people way sicker than me. " Radio is one thing.
May 7, 2010 |
A Montgomery County judge Thursday turned down bookmaker Joseph Mastronardo Jr.'s request to be released from prison and placed under house arrest so that he could receive better treatment for a chronic medical condition. While Mastronardo, through his lawyer, argued that his condition had worsened and that he had been hospitalized twice as result of his confinement, Judge William J. Furber Jr. said he believed the 60-year-old high-stakes gambler was medically "safer" in the hospital wing of the county prison than he would be at his Abington home.
February 17, 2010 |
Denver Nuggets coach George Karl has been diagnosed with neck and throat cancer and will miss some games and practices while undergoing a rigorous treatment program of radiation and chemotherapy. His voice breaking at times, Karl revealed the diagnosis last night with his doctor, Jacques Saari, at his side and surrounded by his team and members of the Nuggets organization. "My desire is to do whatever I can to stay with my team throughout the treatment that I have to go through," Karl said.
December 31, 2009 |
A former coach says Steve Williams, who wrestled professionally as "Dr. Death" after a successful college wrestling and football career, has died. He was 49. Former University of Oklahoma wrestling coach Stan Abel says Williams' family told him Williams died Tuesday night in Lakewood, Colo., after a long battle with throat cancer. Williams was a four-time All-America as a heavyweight at Oklahoma from 1979 to '82 and finished second nationally his senior year. He was an All-Big Eight Conference offensive guard for Oklahoma in 1982.
July 17, 2008 |
John Wagner Jr., 60, of Sewell, beloved freshman football coach at St. Joseph's Preparatory School and a postal worker for 25 years, died of throat cancer Friday at Methodist Hospital. He had been a longtime resident of Southwest Philadelphia. Born in South Philadelphia, Mr. Wagner graduated from West Catholic High School in 1965. He enlisted in the Navy in 1968 and was a lightweight boxer while serving Stateside on the Yosemite, a destroyer tender, until his discharge in 1970.
February 7, 2008 |
Lakeside Chinese Deli was the kind of restaurant that often looked closed even when it was, in fact, still open. So I figured reports of its demise must have been mistaken. The old hole punched into its sign and the frequently half-drawn window blinds were simply the ideal camouflage from Chinatown tourists who weren't adventurous enough to pass through its unassuming door. For those that did, Lakeside was the ultimate joint. It was home to some of the best hand-crafted dim sum I've ever eaten.
May 22, 2005 |
Australian pop diva Kylie Minogue has undergone successful surgery for early breast cancer at a Melbourne hospital, her surgeon said yesterday. "I feel confident that we caught the cancer in time and she is now on the road to a complete recovery. Her spirits are high and she's feeling fine," said Jenny Senior, who operated on Minogue on Friday afternoon. Minogue, 36, said on Tuesday that she had been diagnosed with early breast cancer and postponed her Australian and Asian "Showgirl Tour" concerts.