World’s oldest person dies in Japan at 119

Agence France Presse 04/26/2022

TOKYO—A Japanese woman certified the world’s oldest person has died at the age of 119, local officials said Monday. Kane Tanaka was born January 2, 1903, in the southwestern Fukuoka region of Japan, the same year the…

Obamas’ dog Bo, a star of the White House, dies

Agence France Presse 05/09/2021

WASHINGTON — Barack Obama’s family dog Bo, who became a popular resident of the White House, died on Saturday from cancer, the former president said, remembering him as “a constant, gentle presence in our lives.” Obama had…

Convicted ex-Calauan, Laguna Mayor Antonio Sanchez dies — BuCor

Katrina Hallare 03/27/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Convicted former Calauan, Laguna Mayor Antonio Sanchez has passed away, the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) announced Saturday morning. BuCor spokesman Gabriel Chaclag said that Sanchez was declared on arrival when brought to the New…

Bedridden woman in Cebu City dies in fire

Immae Lachica 05/27/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines— An 84-year-old woman confined to bed due to her advanced age died in a fire early Wednesday morning, May 27, 2020, in sitio Bugna, barangay To-ong here. Labangon Police Station desk officer Police Corporal…

Irrfan Khan, of ‘Slumdog Millionaire,’ ‘Life of Pi,’ dies

04/29/2020

NEW DELHI (AP) — Irrfan Khan, a veteran character actor in Bollywood movies and a one of India’s best-known exports to Hollywood, has died. He was 54. Khan played the police inspector in “Slumdog Millionaire” and the…

Severe pneumonia claims life of infant in Naga, Cebu

Rosalie Abatayo 04/01/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A two-month-old baby boy from the city of Naga, southern Cebu has succumbed to acute respiratory disease syndrome secondary to severe pneumonia past 4 p.m. on Tuesday, March 31, 2020. The infant, who…

COVID-19 claims Cebuano oncologist’s life

Rosalie Abatayo 03/31/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has claimed the life of another Cebuano frontliner. This time, it is Dr. Dennis Ramon Tudtud, an oncologist. Dennis Thomas Tudtud confirmed the death of his father through a…

Last WW2 guerrilla survivor in Tarlac town dies of COVID-19

Maria Adelaida Calayag 03/30/2020

BAMBAN, TARLAC—The last World War II guerrilla to remain alive in the town has died on Sunday (March 29) due to COVID-19, his family said. Pablo Santos Jr., 93, was confined at the Intensive Care Unit of…

Japanese man who wanted to infect others with coronavirus dies

03/19/2020

A Japanese man who went to bars after he tested positive for COVID-19 was declared dead yesterday, March 18. The 57-year-old man died from pneumonia caused by coronavirus, and also had hepatocellular cancer. The man learned he…

Pioneering black NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson dies

02/25/2020

Katherine Johnson, a mathematician who calculated rocket trajectories and earth orbits for NASA’s early space missions and was later portrayed in the 2016 hit film “Hidden Figures,” about pioneering black female aerospace workers, has died. She was…

Wuhan hospital president dies of novel coronavirus pneumonia

02/18/2020

BEIJING — Liu Zhiming, president of Wuhan Wuchang Hospital in Hubei province, died of the novel coronavirus pneumonia at 10:30 am on Tuesday despite medical efforts, according to a report of China Central Television. The hospital, which…

BREAKING: Healing priest Fr. Fernando Suarez collapses, dies

Cathy Cañares Yamsuan 02/04/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Controversial healing priest Fr. Fernando Suarez collapsed and died while playing tennis at the Ayala Alabang Clubhouse earlier Tuesday, three days short of his 53rd birthday. His spokesperson Deedee Siytangco confirmed the priest’s demise in…

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