Singer Natalie Cole & Actor Wayne Rogers Have Died
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Singer Natalie Cole, the daughter of jazz legend Nat "King" Cole who carried on his musical legacy, has died.
Publicist Maureen O'Connor says Cole died Thursday night. She was 65. O'Connor had no details about how or where Cole died.
Cole had battled drug problems and hepatitis that forced her to undergo a kidney transplant in May 2009.
Cole's 1991 album, "Unforgettable ... With Love," sold some 14 million copies and won six Grammys. It featured reworked versions of some of her father's best-known songs.
On the title cut, "Unforgettable," she sang along with her father's taped version to create a memorable duet.
Nat "King" Cole died of lung cancer in 1965.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Wayne Rogers, the actor whose Trapper John McIntyre on "M.A.S.H." was among the most beloved characters on one of the most popular shows of all time, has died.
Rogers' publicist Rona Menashe says the actor died Thursday in Los Angeles of complications from pneumonia. He was 82.
As army surgeon Trapper John on "M.A.S.H.," Rogers swapped wisecracks with partner in martinis-and-mischief Hawkeye Pierce, played by Alan Alda.
Rogers was on the show for just the first three of its 11 seasons, but his run, and his character, are especially revered by show devotees.
An Alabama native and Princeton graduate, Rogers had parts on many short-lived shows before "M.A.S.H.," specializing in westerns like "Law of the Plainsman" and "Stagecoach West."
He spent his late life as a money manager and investor and was a regular panelist on the Fox News stock investment show "Cashin' In."