Stories tagged: obituary
Sun., Oct. 15, 2017, 8:49 p.m.
Former White Sox pitcher Daniel Webb dies at 28 in ATV crash
Daniel Webb, a former relief pitcher for the Chicago White Sox, has died in an ATV accident. He was 28.
Mon., Oct. 9, 2017, 5:02 p.m.
Hall of Fame QB Y.A. Tittle dead at 90
Y.A. Tittle, the Hall of Fame quarterback and 1963 NFL Most Valuable Player, has died. He was 90.
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 6, 2017, 4:14 p.m.
Stand-up comedian Ralphie May dies at 45
May died Friday in a private residence in Las Vegas after going into cardiac arrest, his representative confirmed to the New York Daily News.
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 6, 2017, 2:30 p.m.
Taco Bell designer and ex-president Robert McKay dies at 86
Robert L. McKay, who designed the first Taco Bell restaurant and with founder Glen Bell turned it from a quirky food stand into a fast-food empire, has died.
Tue., Oct. 3, 2017, 10:54 a.m.
Tom Petty, down-to-Earth rock superstar, dies at 66
Tom Petty, an old-fashioned rock superstar and everyman who drew upon the Byrds, the Beatles and other bands he worshipped as a boy and produced new classics such as “Free …
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 2, 2017, 9:54 p.m.
Rock superstar Tom Petty dead at age 66 after cardiac arrest
The rock icon had been found unresponsive at his home earlier on Monday.
UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 1, 2017, 8:38 p.m.
Hockey broadcaster Dave Strader dies of cancer at 62
Dave Strader, the hockey broadcaster known affectionately as “The Voice,” has died after battling bile duct cancer for more than a year. He was 62.
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 10:18 p.m.
Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner dies at 91
Playboy founder Hugh M. Hefner, the pipe-smoking hedonist who revved up the sexual revolution in the 1950s and built a multimedia empire of clubs, mansions, movies and television, symbolized by …
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 …