Mike Madden

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What Hugo Chávez's obituaries revealed

Parsing the many obituaries of Hugo Chávez

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C. Everett Koop: The Man, The Beard, The Legend

How the obituaries remembered our most famous surgeon general

How the obituaries remembered America's most famous surgeon general.

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R.I.P., Jerry Buss

Which obits dared detail Jerry Buss' exploits?

Our obituary reader scans the write-ups of Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss and finds a bunch of different ways to interpret his playboy exploits.

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Facebook Beats the Obit Pages

The week that Donald Byrd, Ronald Dworkin, and David Hartman died.

The week that Donald Byrd, Ronald Dworkin, and David Hartman died.

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Our obsessive obituary reader on how obit writers remembered Ed Koch and other casualties of the week. 

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How did the obituary pages treat Stanley Karnow, Patty Andrews, and this week's other notable passings? 

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