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02/08/2017 - Jim Marrs dies

Jim Marrs, best-known for his work researching the various theories surrounding the JFK assassination, UFOs, and a guest on many talk shows, died this week at the age of 73

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25/07/2017 - Skip Rydberg dies

It is with a profound sense of loss when I heard of the recent death of my good friend Skip Rydberg. He was the Bethesda Medical Illustrator who produced the Warren Commission drawings, exhibits 385,386 and 388. We were friends for 15 years and I fully supported his attempts to correct an historical inaccuracy regarding his Commission drawings. They gave a misleading impression of what really occurred. He was in no way responsible for this re-shaping of the truth. He was a fine man and a wonderful friend, I will miss him. May he rest in peace. Barry Keane DPUK

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26/11/2016 - Fidel Castro dies

Cuba's former president Fidel Castro, one of the world's longest-serving and most iconic leaders, has died aged 90.

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10/05/2016 - Mark Lane dies

Mark Lane died of a heart attack at his home in Charlottesville at the age of 89. The defense lawyer, social activist and author who concluded in a blockbuster book in the mid-1960's that Lee Harvey Oswald could not have acted alone in killing President John F. Kennedy, a thesis supported in part by the House Select Committee on Assassinations in 1979. He was a stalwart figure to the Assassinations research community. He will be sadly missed.

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28/06/2015 - H B. McClain dies

H B. McClain the Dallas Motorcycle Policeman dies. He passed away peacefully with his family by his side. He was famous as the Motorcycle Cop who allegedly left his motorcycle radio stuck open and recorded the rifle shots on the day of the Assassination.

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15/06/2015 - Gary Mack dies

Gary Mack dies aged 68. Mack established a reputation as an expert on the Kennedy assassination history and details. He served as one of several consultants on a museum exhibit called "John F. Kennedy and the Memory of a Nation," what would later become The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza. He joined the museum staff in 1994 and was named Curator in 2000.

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09/06/2015 - Vincent Bugliosi dies aged 80

Bugliosi died Saturday, June 6, at a Los Angeles hospital. Vincent Bugliosi, the man who prosecuted Charles Manson and members of the “Manson family,” has died, his son said Monday. He was 80. He famously acted as prosecutor in the televised 'Trail of Lee Harvey Oswald' and penned the controversial book 'Reclaiming History'

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29/04/2014 - Don Ray Arche dies aged 81

Don Ray Archer, a police officer who helped wrestle Jack Ruby to the ground after he shot Lee Harvey Oswald, died Saturday in Rockwall. Archer was a detective in the auto theft bureau in 1963, when he was assigned Nov. 24 to keep the corridor clear for the suspect in President John F. Kennedy’s assassination. Archer later testified that he saw a man step from crowd of reporters in the blinding TV camera lights and heard a gunshot. Archer, along with a few other officers, forced Ruby to the ground as they took him into custody and searched him. He spent hours in a jail cell with Ruby to make sure he didn’t harm himself. Archer told his family that Ruby was shaking and sweating but became calm when he heard Oswald was dead. He told Archer he didn’t want the president’s widow to have to come to Dallas for Oswald’s trial.

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25/04/2014 - Bobby Hargis dies aged 81

Mr. Hargis served his country in the United States Army. He worked as a policeman with the Dallas Police Department, retiring after 44 years of service. He was assigned to the JFK motorcade on the Presidents final trip to Dallas. This debris [from the President's head] hit Officer Hargis with such force that he told reporters the next day, "I thought at first I might have been hit." (Six Seconds in Dallas, p. 100)

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16/04/2014 - John Judge dies aged 67

John Judge died on Wednesday of a suspected stroke. He was described by friends and colleagues as “an intellectual giant”, a tireless worker and one of the godfathers of alternative media and research. As a writer and researcher, Judge distinguished himself as a tireless JFK conspiracy researcher and he will be sadly missed not only by his family and friends but all he inspired. - This is a tragic loss. "Leadership is a gift and a privilege, but with it must also come courage, which John Judge exhibited in abundance. We have lost a champion for the truth and a man among men." Judyth Vary Baker.

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02/03/2013 - James Tague dies aged 77

A material witness whose testimony contributed to the controversial “magic bullet theory” in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy has died. James Tague was standing in Dallas’s Dealey Plaza when the shots were fired on Nov. 22, 1963. A bullet presumably meant for Kennedy insteadstruck a curb near where Tague was standing and sent debris flying into his face. “It was just skin-deep, that’s all there was to it.” ”Tague’s experience at Dealey Plaza ultimately led Warren Commission investigators to conclude that one of the three shots missed and that one of the rounds went through both JFK and Texas Gov. John Connally.

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14/10/2012 - Arlen Specter dies aged 82

Arlen Specter died Sunday 14th October 2012 at his home in Philadelphia from complications of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, said his son Shanin. He was 82. He rose to prominence in the 1960s as an assistant counsel to the Warren Commission, developing the single-bullet theory in President John F. Kennedy's assassination.

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23/09/2012 - Jack (Chief) Revill Dallas Police dies aged 82

Jack (Chief) Revill age 82, died Saturday, September 8, 2012 at his home in Granbury, Texas after a courageous battle with Parkinson's Disease and Lung Cancer. On the day that President John F. Kennedy was murdered Revill had a conversation with FBI agent, James Hosty. Revill claimed that Hosty told him that the FBI had information that Oswald was "capable of committing this assassination." When interviewed by the Warren Commission Hosty denied making the statement to Revill.

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20/06/2012 - Jack White Photographic Expert Dies At 85

Jack D. White, 85, passed away Monday, June 18, 2012. Jack was born Jan.17, 1927, in San Angelo. Jack's collection of JFK assassination books and materials and his old Fort Worth photographs have been donated to UTA Library's Special Collections where they are accessible to those interested.

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10/05/2012 - Nicholas Katzenbach Dead: Former JFK, LBJ Aide Dies At 90

Nicholas Katzenbach, a civil rights champion whose role in both the Kennedy and Johnson administrations helped shape domestic and foreign policy in the 1960s, has died at the age of 90. Katzenbach rose to become U.S. Attorney General under President Lyndon Johnson, but made perhaps his biggest mark earlier in a 1963 confrontation with Alabama Governor George Wallace, who was trying to stop two black students, James Hood and Vivian Malone, from entering the University of Alabama. As deputy attorney general, Katzenbach - surrounded by television cameras and flanked by federal marshals - read a statement from President John F. Kennedy demanding that the two students be admitted. It was the tensest moment of a face-off that became known as the "Stand in the Schoolhouse Door." Katzenbach eventually escorted both Hood and Malone into the university. He also served as an adviser in the Kennedy administration on a number of foreign policy fronts, including Vietnam, the Cuban missile crisis and the Bay of Pigs. He later sought to have an independent commission established to look into the Kennedy assassination.

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03/05/2012 - Earl Rose, coroner when Kennedy was shot, dies

Earl Rose, who as the Dallas County medical examiner when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated insisted that he should do the autopsy, only to be overruled in a confrontation with presidential aides, died on Tuesday in Iowa City. He was 85. On Nov. 22, 1963, Rose was thrust into the thick of a 20th-century American nightmare. He performed an autopsy on J.D. Tippit, the police officer who was believed to have been killed by Lee Harvey Oswald, the lone suspect in the assassination. Two days later, he performed an autopsy on Oswald himself after the nightclub owner Jack Ruby shot him in the basement of Dallas police headquarters. Four years later, Rose performed an autopsy on Ruby, determining that he had died of a blood clot in a lung. But it was the autopsy he did not do that has become the most historic. After demanding to conduct an autopsy on the president, as he was legally required to do in any murder, Rose reluctantly stepped aside to allow the president's body to be returned to Washington, as the president's widow, Jacqueline Kennedy, and his aides insisted.

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20/04/2012 - Last surviving FBI agent at JFK autopsy James Sibert dies in Fort Myers

He was the last surviving FBI agent to attend the autopsy of President John F. Kennedy. Sibert was 93,The retired FBI agent was "a true gentleman, humble, articulate, and always in a suit at church," Liddle says. "He wouldn't really talk about the Kennedy autopsy other than to say he was there." Even though Sibert had suffered health problems recently, Liddle says, "he never complained. He cared more about what's going on with you than what's going on with him." The week of his death, four retired veterans lined up in his Hope Hospice room to give him a final salute.

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james sibert image04/03/2012 - The photographer who took the iconic picture of John F. Kennedy Jr. saluting his father's coffin during the slain president's 1963 funeral has died.

Stan Stearns, 76, died Friday at a hospice in Harwood, Md. His son, Jay Stearns, said the cause was cancer.

Stearns was assigned to cover John F. Kennedy's funeral on Nov. 25, 1963, as a photographer for United Press International. He would later describe standing outside the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle in Washington and being squeezed into a roped off area with 70 other photographers.Stearns stood by as the president's flag-draped casket was loaded on to a horse-drawn caisson after the funeral. Through his telephoto lens, he watched as Jacqueline Kennedy leaned down to whisper to her son, who turned 3 years old that day. Then the boy stepped forward and saluted. Stearns' camera clicked. The salute lasted less than five seconds. Though television cameras captured the moment, it was Stearns' photo that became famous. Stearns later said he learned other photographers missed the picture because they had focused on Jacqueline Kennedy or the president's coffin. Stearns was supposed to walk with the funeral procession to Arlington but instead returned to UPI's office with his film. His angry boss demanded to know why he'd left. Stearns explained he had the picture of the day. "I knew I got it," Stearns later said of the famous shot. "You know when you get it."

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13/02/2012 - Richard Milton Sims, Dallas police detective who guarded Lee Harvey Oswald, dies

After police captured Lee Harvey Oswald, Richard Milton Sims and his partner were assigned to guard the accused presidential assassin. Mr. Sims, a Dallas police officer and detective for 28 years, died Thursday of congestive heart failure at his Dallas home. He was 87.

Richard Milton Sims image07/02/12 - Jack Walsh, 79, Secret Service agent who guarded JFK's family

Jack Walsh was a relatively new Secret Service agent when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated, and he soon was assigned to protect Jacqueline Kennedy and her two young children, Caroline and John Jr.

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Jerry Hill, Dallas officer dies at 81

Gerald Lynn "Jerry" Hill was a sergeant working a desk job at Dallas police headquarters when he was thrust into the spotlight on Nov. 22, 1963. When he learned President John F. Kennedy had been shot, Mr. Hill raced across downtown Dallas to the Texas School Book Depository. He was one of the three lawmen who located the sniper's nest and three spent shell casings near a sixth-floor window. Later that day, Mr. Hill handcuffed the accused assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald , at the Texas Theatre in Oak Cliff. Mr. Hill was with the Dallas Police Department for more than 24 years, and he gave interviews about his firsthand account of history well after he retired.

Mr. Hill, 81, died July 29 of multiple health problems at Kindred Hospital Tarrant County-Arlington."He was interviewed forever; every once in a while, we still get a phone call," said his wife, Bobbye Myers Hill of Duncanville. "He never believed in a conspiracy. He was kind about it. He understood people had a right to think what they wanted to.