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The family of George Atiyeh, a legendary environmentalist who played a central role in saving Opal Creek from clear-cutters, has confirmed his death. Atiyeh, 72, is one of nine people to be killed in wildfires throughout Oregon this year. The Beachie Creek fire roared down the Little North Fork of the Santiam River and burned his house to the ground. Remains were recovered from Atiyeh’s ...

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Former U.S. Rep. Bob Smith, who represented Oregon’s 2nd Congressional District for more than a decade, died in Medford on Monday. He was 89.

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PARIS — Michael Lonsdale, an enigmatic giant of the silver screen and theater in France who worked with some of the world’s top directors in an acting career that spanned 60 years, died Monday at 89, his agent said.

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NEW YORK — Toots Hibbert, one of reggae’s founders and most beloved stars who gave the music its name and later helped make it an international movement through such classics as “Pressure Drop,” “Monkey Man” and “Funky Kingston,” has died. He was 77.

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