Stories tagged: obituary
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 13, 2018, 8:22 p.m.
Don Newman set the tone in his two seasons as Idaho climbed the Big Sky Conference ladder by winning 11 and 17 games, respectively, setting the table for coach Don …
UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 26, 2018, 1:37 p.m.
Playwright Neil Simon, a master of comedy whose laugh-filled hits such as “The Odd Couple,” “Barefoot in the Park” and his “Brighton Beach” trilogy dominated Broadway for decades, has died. …
UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 26, 2018, 6:35 p.m.
Two former presidents are expected to speak at Sen. John McCain’s service and he will lie in state in both the nation’s capital and Arizona as part of a cross-country …
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 25, 2018, 9:14 p.m.
Sen. John McCain, who faced down his captors in a Vietnam prisoner of war camp with jut-jawed defiance and later turned his rebellious streak into a 35-year political career that …
UPDATED: Thu., July 26, 2018, 4:28 p.m.
Longtime Carroll College football coach Bob Petrino Sr., the father of Louisville football coach Bobby Petrino and Idaho coach Paul Petrino, has died at his home in Montana. He was …
UPDATED: Fri., July 13, 2018, 5:24 p.m.
A unique memorial service set for 5-year-old Garrett Matthias of central Iowa is matched only by the one-of-a-kind obituary the preschooler had a hand in authoring and that is now …
Wed., July 11, 2018, 12:28 p.m.
A 9-year-old English bulldog has died just weeks after winning the 2018 World’s Ugliest Dog contest.
UPDATED: Tue., July 3, 2018, 3:09 p.m.
A post on Swift’s Facebook page confirmed his death with a black-and-white photo of the artist and the words, “And all the angels sing ‘Que Sera Sera.’”
UPDATED: Thu., June 28, 2018, 8:34 p.m.
Harlan Ellison, the pugnacious author of “A Boy and His Dog,” who lambasted society in nightmare fiction and stinging essays for half a century, has died. He was 85.
UPDATED: Wed., June 27, 2018, 4:02 p.m.
Joe Jackson, the fearsome stage dad of Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson and their talented siblings, who took his family from poverty and launched a musical dynasty, died Wednesday. He was …
Mon., June 25, 2018, 12:58 p.m.
“Pawn Stars” patriarch, Richard Benjamin Harrison, who was known as “The Old Man,” has died at age 77.
Thu., June 21, 2018, 3:54 p.m.
Charles Krauthammer, a Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post columnist and intellectual provocateur who championed the muscular foreign policy of neoconservatism that helped lay the ideological groundwork for the 2003 U.S.-led invasion …
UPDATED: Thu., June 21, 2018, 9:43 a.m.
Koko, a beloved gorilla that learned to communicate with humans and then stole their hearts, has died.
Thu., June 14, 2018, 8:18 a.m.
D.J. Fontana, the drummer who helped launch rock ’n’ roll as Elvis Presley’s sideman, has died at 87, his wife said Thursday.
Tue., June 12, 2018, 12:16 p.m.
Real estate tycoon and cowboy extraordinaire James F. Cotter died as he lived, sowing confusion among the people he loved.
UPDATED: Sun., May 20, 2018, 6:50 p.m.
Dr. Linda Pall, a former Idaho politician, attorney and professor at Washington State University, has died at the age of 73 after battling varied illnesses, according to a statement by …
Tue., May 15, 2018, 9:18 a.m.
Tom Wolfe, the white-suited wizard of “New Journalism” who exuberantly chronicled American culture from the Merry Pranksters through the space race before turning his satiric wit to such novels as …
Thu., May 10, 2018, 4:05 p.m.
A 114-year-old Pennsylvania woman who was the oldest person in the United States has died, according to a funeral home.
UPDATED: Tue., April 24, 2018, 4:39 p.m.
A musician whose songs helped teach children on ABC’s “Schoolhouse Rock” has died.
UPDATED: Fri., April 20, 2018, 10:26 p.m.
His daughter standing behind him, former President George H.W. Bush sat at the front of the cavernous sanctuary of St. Martin’s Episcopal Church. He gazed up at the rose-draped casket …
Tue., April 17, 2018, 11:58 a.m.
Sam Hamill, a poet and translator and the founding editor of an independent publishing company in Washington state, has died. He was 74.
Mon., April 16, 2018, 8:28 p.m.
Harry Anderson, the actor best known for playing an off-the-wall judge working the night shift of a Manhattan court room in the television comedy series “Night Court,” was found dead …
Wed., April 11, 2018, 4:48 p.m.
Mitzi Shore, owner of the Los Angeles club the Comedy Store and one of the most influential figures in stand-up for more than four decades, has died. She was 87.
Sun., April 8, 2018, 8:41 p.m.
Actor and comedian Chuck McCann, who recorded the famous line “I’m cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs!” has died. He was 83.
Thu., April 5, 2018, 9:34 p.m.
Isao Takahata, co-founder of the prestigious Japanese animator Studio Ghibli that stuck to a hand-drawn “manga” look in the face of digital filmmaking, has died. He was 82.
UPDATED: Mon., April 2, 2018, 3:42 p.m.
Nelson Mandela’s ex-wife Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, an anti-apartheid activist in her own right whose reputation was sullied by scandal, has died. She was 81.
UPDATED: Sun., April 1, 2018, 4 p.m.
Former dictator Efrain Rios Montt, who seized power in a 1982 coup and presided over one of the bloodiest periods of Guatemala’s civil war in which soldiers waged a scorched-earth …
Wed., March 28, 2018, 4:14 p.m.
Johan van Hulst, Dutch schoolteacher who saved hundreds of Jewish children during Holocaust, dies at 107
Johan van Hulst, who was credited with saving more than 600 Jewish babies and children during World War II and, in 1972, was named Righteous Among the Nations by the …
UPDATED: Mon., March 26, 2018, 10:05 p.m.
Linda Brown, the Kansas girl at the center of the 1954 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that struck down racial segregation in schools, has died at age 76.
Thu., March 22, 2018, 12:53 p.m.
Frank Avruch died Tuesday at his Boston home from heart disease, his family said in a statement to WCVB-TV. He was the first nationally syndicated Bozo the Clown.