Stories tagged: Obit
Thu., March 23, 2017, 9:15 p.m.
John “Sib” Hashian, former drummer for the arena rock band Boston, died on board a cruise ship Wednesday. He was 67.
UPDATED: Sat., March 18, 2017, 5:19 p.m.
Chuck Berry, rock ‘n’ roll’s founding guitar hero and storyteller who defined the music’s joy and rebellion in such classics as “Johnny B. Goode,” “Sweet Little Sixteen” and “Roll Over …
Sat., March 4, 2017, 7:34 p.m.
Described by friends as a gentleman and go-to government expert, longtime Lewiston lawmaker Mike Mitchell died in Boise on Friday. He was 91.
Sun., Feb. 26, 2017, 3:55 p.m.
Joseph Wapner, the retired Los Angeles judge who presided over “The People’s Court” with steady force during the heyday of the reality courtroom show, died Sunday at age 97.
UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 26, 2017, 12:55 p.m.
Bill Paxton, a prolific and charismatic actor who had memorable roles in such blockbusters as “Apollo 13” and “Titanic” while also cherishing his work in “One False Move” and other …
Thu., Feb. 23, 2017, 2:48 p.m.
Alan Colmes, the radio and television host and commentator best known as the amiable liberal foil to the hard-right Sean Hannity on the Fox News Channel, has died.
Sun., Feb. 19, 2017, 7 a.m.
It had been just less than three weeks since Leslee Hoover’s son had died from an opioid overdose on Jan. 27.
Fri., Feb. 10, 2017, 5:56 p.m.
Billionaire pizza mogul and Detroit Tigers and Red Wings owner Mike Ilitch has died. Ilitch built Little Caesars from a single suburban Detroit restaurant into the world’s largest carry-out pizza …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 3, 2017, 9:36 p.m.
Marilyn Shuler, a longtime human rights leader and director of the Idaho Human Rights Commission for 20 years, died at a Boise hospital early Friday morning. She was 77.
Tue., Jan. 31, 2017, 6:43 p.m.
Brian Strimbiski, a key member Spokane’s first two Allan Cup senior amateur hockey championship teams in the early 1970s, has died after a battle with cancer in Renton, Washington. He …
Wed., Dec. 28, 2016, 3:11 p.m.
Hollywood legend Debbie Reynolds was rushed to a hospital Wednesday after falling ill, and family announced several hours later that she has died.
Thu., Dec. 8, 2016, 10:49 p.m.
LONDON – Musician Greg Lake co-founded both King Crimson and Emerson, Lake and Palmer – bands that helped define the sprawling, influential but often-maligned genre known as progressive rock. Lake, …
Tue., Aug. 16, 2016, 3:58 p.m.
John McLaughlin, the conservative political commentator and host of the namesake long-running television show that pioneered hollering-heads discussions of Washington politics, has died. He was 89.
Thu., Aug. 4, 2016, 4:42 p.m.
David Huddleston, a character actor best known for portraying titular roles in “The Big Lebowski” and “Santa Claus: The Movie,” has died. He was 85.
Wed., July 6, 2016, 9:01 p.m.
Former editorial cartoonist Shaw McCutcheon, who worked for The Spokesman-Review for 36 years before retiring in 1986, died Wednesday in Spokane. He was 94.
Sat., July 2, 2016, 2:02 p.m.
NEW YORK (AP) — Nobel laureate and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel has died. His death was announced Saturday by Israel’s Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial. No other details were immediately available. …
Fri., June 3, 2016, 9:56 p.m.
Muhammad Ali, the magnificent heavyweight champion whose fast fists and irrepressible personality transcended sports and captivated the world, has died. He was 74.
Wed., March 23, 2016, 5:59 p.m.
NEW YORK – Phife Dawg, a masterful lyricist whose witty wordplay was a linchpin of the groundbreaking hip-hop group A Tribe Called Quest, died Tuesday from complications resulting from diabetes, …
Fri., March 18, 2016, 11:02 a.m.
NEW YORK – Joe Santos, who played Lieutenant Dennis Becker on “The Rockford Files,” has died at 84. Santos died Friday in Santa Monica, California, after a heart attack earlier …
Wed., March 9, 2016, 9:51 a.m.
George Martin, the Beatles’ urbane producer who quietly guided the band’s swift, historic transformation from rowdy club act to musical and cultural revolutionaries, has died, his management said Wednesday. He …
Tue., Feb. 16, 2016, 8:13 a.m.
Senate Republicans united behind Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in insisting that President Barack Obama’s successor fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice Antonin Scalia’s death. Democrats looking to reclaim …
Sat., Feb. 13, 2016, 5:42 p.m.
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia kept your attention, whether you liked him or not.
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 13, 2016, 4:35 p.m.
WASHINGTON – Antonin Scalia, the influential conservative and most provocative member of the Supreme Court, has died. He was 79. The U.S. Marshal’s Service in Washington confirmed Scalia’s death at …
Sun., Sept. 20, 2015
Todd Ewen, the former NHL enforcer called “The Animal” for his rugged play and fighting ability, died Saturday. He was 49. The St. Louis Blues confirmed Ewen’s death without providing …
Sat., Aug. 29, 2015
Al Arbour, the bespectacled gentleman of a coach who molded a young and talented New York Islanders franchise into an NHL dynasty that won four straight Stanley Cups in the …
Fri., Aug. 28, 2015
Darryl Dawkins died Thursday at a hospital in Allentown, Pennsylvania, according to the Lehigh County coroner’s office. He was 58, and even though officials said an autopsy would be performed …
Sun., May 24, 2015
Special Olympics pioneer Marty Sheets died Thursday at the Greensboro, North Carolina, home he shared with his parents. He was 62. Sheets was born with Down syndrome. He won seven …
Sun., May 24, 2015
Recently we lost an exceptional athlete and a wonderful man. Bob Simpson passed away on May 11 at the age of 68. Bob was raised in the small farm town …
Fri., Feb. 27, 2015
Earl Lloyd, the first black player in NBA history, died Thursday. He was 86. Lloyd’s alma mater, West Virginia State, confirmed the death. It did not provide details.
Thu., Jan. 29, 2015, 3:29 p.m.
Everett Lamar “Rocky” Bridges, 87, who lived in Coeur d’Alene, passed away early Tuesday from natural causes. Bridges’ professional career began in 1951 with the Brooklyn Dodgers and ended in …