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Ornette Coleman, the alto saxophonist and composer who was one of the most powerful and contentious innovators in the history of jazz, died on Thursday in Manhattan. He was 85.

The cause was cardiac arrest, a family representative said.

Mr. Coleman widened the options in jazz and helped change its course. Partly through his example in the late 1950s and early ’60s, jazz became less beholden to the rules of harmony and rhythm while gaining more distance from the American songbook repertoire.



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Dick Van Patten, Warm Dad on 'Eight Is Enough,' Has Died






Dick Van Patten, best known as Tom Bradford, head of the Eight Is Enough sitcom family, has died at age 86 from complications from diabetes. Van Patten’s sunny demeanor made him a beloved TV actor, and his performances were informed by shrewd comic timing and a generosity toward his co-stars.


Van Patten started work in television near the very start of the medium, co-starring in I Remember Mama, one of the first TV hits (an adaptation of a popular radio show) from 1949 to 1957. Throughout the 1960s and ‘70s, Van Patten popped up all over TV in supporting roles on dramas and comedies, shows as various as Naked City, Adam-12, The Streets of San Francisco, That Girl, Banachek, Cannon, and Happy Days. But it wasn’t until Eight Is Enough, which ran from 1977 to 1981, that Van Patten secured a stardom that carried through to the rest of his career...

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Wonderful mother, artist and mapmaker, Nancy Chandler passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on June 21, 2015, in Marin County, California.


Words she lived by (as quoted from the clippings on her cluttered refrigerator door): 'Colour outside the lines.' 'A clean house is a sign of a misspent life.' And 'Children have a much better chance of growing up if their parents have done so first. (You ain't got a chance, kids. Love, Mom)'.


Daughters Nima and Siri are in Mill Valley now with Kim, a highly accomplished Downs Syndrome athlete and artist who lived with her mother in the US. With the support of family and close friends, we are all coming to terms with her sudden passing.


Memorials will be held in Mill Valley and Bangkok later this year. In the meantime, please wear your brightest colors (no black please) and feel free to contribute to the our In Memoriam page for friends, family and fans around the world with special memories and photos celebrating her life and the lives of all those she touched during her time with us.




What a shame. I remember her well. She returned to the States years ago for her children's education.



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