Stories tagged: obituary
Wed., Sept. 13, 2017, 12:20 p.m.
Pete Domenici, Republican senator from New Mexico, dies at 85
Pete V. Domenici, a Republican lawmaker from New Mexico who became a leading voice on budget and energy policy during six terms in the Senate, and who a colleague once …
Sun., Sept. 10, 2017, 7:54 p.m.
Hall of Famer Pierre Pilote dies at 85
Hall of Fame defenseman Pierre Pilote, a three-time Norris Trophy winner who helped the Chicago Blackhawks win the Stanley Cup in 1961, has died. He was 85.
Sun., Sept. 3, 2017, 6:23 p.m.
John Ashbery, celebrated and challenging poet, dies at 90
John Ashbery, an enigmatic giant of modern poetry whose energy, daring and boundless command of language raised American verse to brilliant and baffling heights, died early Sunday at age 90.
Sun., Sept. 3, 2017, 5:05 p.m.
Steely Dan co-founder, guitarist, Walter Becker dies at 67
A rock and roll fan with a penchant for harmony and obtuse references, Walter Becker, the guitarist, bassist and co-founder of the 1970s rock group Steely Dan, which sold more …
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 25, 2017, 3:08 p.m.
Cecil Andrus, Idaho icon who championed wildnerness and kindergarten, dies at 85
Cecil Andrus, Idaho’s longest-serving governor, former U.S. Secretary of the Interior, Democrat and champion of wilderness and the Idaho outdoors, died late Thursday after a battle with cancer, the night …
UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 20, 2017, 10:19 p.m.
Jerry Lewis, comedy king and master of slapstick, dies at 91
Jerry Lewis, who died Aug. 20 at 91, was a comic actor whose rubber-limbed pratfalls, squeaky voice and pipsqueak buffoonery made him one of the most uncontainable screen clowns of …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 17, 2017, 12:21 p.m.
Neuroscientist who studied Einstein’s brain dies at 90
Marian Cleeves Diamond, a neuroscientist who studied Albert Einstein’s brain and was one of the first to show that the brain can improve with enrichment, has died.
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 12, 2017, 8:20 p.m.
Longtime NHL coach, GM Bryan Murray dies at 74 of cancer
Bryan Murray, a longtime NHL coach and general manager who helped turn around the Washington Capitals and took the Ottawa Senators to the Stanley Cup Final, has died at 74.
UPDATED: Mon., July 31, 2017, 8:53 p.m.
Sam Shepard, Pulitzer-winning playwright, dies at 73
Sam Shepard, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, Oscar-nominated actor and celebrated author whose plays chronicled the explosive fault lines of family and masculinity in the American West, has died. He was …
UPDATED: Thu., July 27, 2017, 11:14 p.m.
Leading Disney parks ‘Imagineer’ Martin Sklar dies at 83
Martin A. “Marty” Sklar, one of the central figures behind Disney’s theme parks around the world, has died.
Thu., July 27, 2017, 3:03 p.m.
June Foray, voice of Rocky the Flying Squirrel, dies at 99
Actress June Foray, who gave voice to Rocky the Flying Squirrel and hundreds of other cartoon characters and was sometimes known as the “female Mel Blanc,” has died in a …
Tue., July 25, 2017, 12:59 p.m.
Barbara Sinatra, Frank’s 4th wife and philanthropist, dies
Barbara Sinatra, the fourth wife of legendary singer Frank Sinatra and a prominent children’s advocate and philanthropist who raised millions of dollars to help abused children, died Tuesday at 90.
Tue., July 25, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
John Conley’s knack for a deal turned into colorful life as he built Spokane’s iconic White Elephant
As a teenager, John Conley built airstrips in the South Pacific during World War II. He came home to build one of the most iconic stores in Spokane.
UPDATED: Sun., July 23, 2017, 7:38 p.m.
Basketball Hall of Famer John Kundla dies at 101
John Kundla, the Hall of Fame coach who led the Minneapolis Lakers to five NBA championships, died Sunday. He was 101.
UPDATED: Sat., July 22, 2017, 10:10 p.m.
John Conley, founder of the White Elephant, dead at 90
John Conley, founder of the White Elephant and a highly regarded figure in Spokane community, has died. He was 90.
UPDATED: Sat., July 22, 2017, 10:45 p.m.
Actor John Heard, of ‘Home Alone’ movies, dies at 71
Actor John Heard, whose many roles included the father in the “Home Alone” series and a corrupt detective in “The Sopranos,” has died. He was 71.
UPDATED: Thu., July 20, 2017, 2:06 p.m.
Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington dies in LA at 41
Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington dies at 41, Los Angeles County coroner says.
Fri., July 14, 2017, 8:40 p.m.
China cremates body of jailed Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo
China cremated the body of imprisoned Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo, who died this week after a battle with liver cancer amid international criticism of Beijing for not letting …
UPDATED: Thu., July 13, 2017, 2:38 p.m.
Political prisoner, Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo dies at age 61
Imprisoned for all the seven years since he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, Liu Xiaobo never renounced the pursuit of human rights in China, insisting on living a life …
UPDATED: Wed., June 28, 2017, 12:59 p.m.
Paddington bear creator Michael Bond dies at 91
Ann-Janine Murtagh, executive publisher of HarperCollins Children’s Books, said Bond “will be forever remembered for his creation of the iconic Paddington, with his duffel coat and wellington boots, which touched …
UPDATED: Sun., June 25, 2017, 8:39 p.m.
Fridirick Leboyer, whose light touch turned births into ‘nativities,’ dies at 98
It was somewhere around his 9,000th delivery that Fridirick Leboyer began questioning his methods and those of his colleagues – obstetricians who worked in noisy, brightly lit operating rooms and …
Fri., June 16, 2017, 11:07 a.m.
Helmut Kohl, Germany’s ‘chancellor of unity’ who was marred by corruption scandal, dies at 87
Helmut Kohl, the long-serving former chancellor whose life in the political limelight spanned the joyous zenith of German reunification and the shattering nadir of a corruption scandal, died Friday at …
UPDATED: Wed., June 14, 2017, 12:05 a.m.
Idaho folk singer and legend Rosalie Sorrels dies at age 83
Rosalie Sorrels – an Idaho singer, songwriter, storyteller and folk music legend with a career that spanned more than 50 years – died late Sunday night at her daughter Holly …
Mon., June 12, 2017, 1:29 p.m.
Sculptor of Seattle’s Lenin statue dies in Slovakia
Emil Venkov, the Bulgarian sculptor who created the statue of Vladimir Lenin that presides over the Seattle neighborhood of Fremont, died Friday at 79, according to his son Ivan.
UPDATED: Sat., June 10, 2017, 9:41 p.m.
Walla Walla native Adam West, who played 1960s-era Batman, dies at 88
He initially chafed at being typecast after “Batman” went off the air after three seasons, but in later years he admitted he was pleased to have had a role in …
UPDATED: Fri., June 9, 2017, 5:15 p.m.
Glenne Headly, star of ‘Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,’ dead at 62
Headly was known from her performances in “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,” co-starring alongside Michael Caine and Steve Martin; in “Mr. Holland’s Opus” with Richard Dreyfuss; and in Warren Beatty’s “Dick Tracy.”
Wed., June 7, 2017, 1:57 p.m.
Alabama toddler who was born without a nose dies at age 2
An Alabama toddler who drew worldwide attention after he was born without a nose has died.
Sun., June 4, 2017, 8:09 p.m.
Former major leaguer Jim Piersall dies at 87, Red Sox say
Former major leaguer Jim Piersall, who bared his soul about his struggles with mental illness in his book “Fear Strikes Out,” has died. He was 87.
Thu., June 1, 2017, 9:55 p.m.
Convicted former Auschwitz guard dies in Germany at 95
Reinhold Hanning, a former SS sergeant whose conviction last year on 170,000 counts of accessory to murder for serving as an Auschwitz guard was hailed as a long-overdue victory for …
UPDATED: Mon., May 29, 2017, 9:19 p.m.
Award-winning sports writer Frank Deford dies at 78
Frank Deford, the award-winning sports writer and commentator whose elegant reportage was a staple for years at Sports Illustrated and National Public Radio, has died. He was 78.