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Deaths from Across the Globe

Dave Prowse, actor who played Darth Vader, dies at 85

Dave Prowse, the British weightlifter-turned-actor who was the body, though not the voice, of arch-villain Darth Vader in the original "Star Wars" trilogy, has died. He was 85.

Lucille Bridges, mother of activist Ruby Bridges, dies at 86

"My parents are the real heroes," the U.S. Marshals Service once quoted her as saying during a ceremony at an art gallery showing the painting. "They (sent me to that public school) because they felt it was the right thing to do."

Obituaries from the Area

Lives Lost: Mexican meatpacker in Greeley left legacy of compassion

Since their father's death, the family has redirected their mourning and pain, joining other JBS families and the local meatpacking workers' union to denounce what they call the company's lack of coronavirus safety policies and practices for its workers.

Denver brewer dies after falling while rock climbing

Jason Buehler, 43, of Niwot died Friday after falling from a ridgeline while crossing from South Maroon Peak to North Maroon Peak near Aspen, the Pitkin County Sheriff's Office said

Longtime Aurora firefighter dies of coronavirus while volunteering in NYC

AURORA | Paul Cary, a retired Aurora firefighter who spent more than three decades working for...

PERRY: Pandemic takes a top Aurora ambassador, but it can’t take his legacy

Gaurdie Banister was a perfect paradox. He was the kind of person who exuded calculated calm...

Beloved Aurora Reverend Milton Thomas dies after contracting COVID-19

AURORA | Rev. Milton N. Thomas, a stalwart Aurora leader who regularly helped provide food, school...

Girl who inspired Charlotte’s Web marijuana oil dies

DENVER  |  A girl with a rare form of epilepsy whose recovery inspired the name...

Colorado state Rep. Kimmi Clark Lewis dies of cancer at 62

COLORADO SPRINGS | Republican state Rep. Kimmi Clark Lewis, who represented a large rural swath...

Will Perkins, who led anti-gay Colorado effort prompting ‘hate state’ moniker, dead at 91

COLORADO SPRINGS |  Will Perkins, an advocate of a state anti-gay rights amendment that triggered...

Former Colorado House Speaker Ruben Valdez dead at 82

A Trinidad, Colorado native, Valdez was a Democratic state representative for west and southwest Denver from 1971 to 1978.

Longtime Colorado reporter John Ensslin dies at 65

DENVER  | John Ensslin, a longtime Colorado reporter and a former president of the Society...