Russia’s Former Election Chief Vladimir Churov Dies Aged 70

Russia’s former election chief Vladimir Churov, who was ultimately removed from his post after overseeing massive electoral fraud that led to some of Russia’s biggest pro-democracy protests, has died at age 70, state media reported Wednesday. Churov suffered a “massive stroke” last week and died in hospital on Wednesday morning after undergoing surgery, the state-run … Read more

‘John Wick’ star Lance Reddick dies aged 60 — RT Games & Culture

Character actor Lance Reddick, best known for his role as Lt. Cedric Daniels on ‘The Wire,’ died “suddenly…from natural causes” on Friday, his publicist Mia Hansen told the Hollywood Reporter. His body was reportedly found at his Studio City apartment around 9:30am. Reddick was 60 years old. While Reddick was already an established actor in … Read more

Prominent Soviet Dissident Sergei Grigoryants Dies Aged 82

Sergei Grigoryants, a leading dissident in the Soviet Union and a Russian human rights activist, has died at the age of 82, his family said Tuesday. “My father passed away today,” Grigoryants’ daughter Anna Grigoryants wrote on Facebook without specifying the cause of his death. “Eternal memory.” Grigoryants, an Armenian-Ukrainian national who was born in Kyiv … Read more

Dick Fosbury: The athlete who developed the ‘Fosbury Flop’ dies aged 76

The “Fosbury Flop” has been widely used in the high jump since Dick Fosbury used it Dick Fosbury – the man who revolutionised the high jump in athletics – has died at the age of 76. The American leapt backwards over the bar to win gold at the 1968 Mexico Olympics in a technique which … Read more