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UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 18, 2019, 8:20 p.m.

Music pioneer and hitmaker Bonnie Guitar dies

Music pioneer and legend Bonnie Guitar died early Sunday morning. She was 95.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 15, 2019, 5:38 p.m.

Effervescent ‘Hello, Dolly!’ icon Carol Channing mourned

Tributes from stars like Kristin Chenoweth and Bette Midler poured in to honor the life and career of Carol Channing, the three-time Tony Award-winning musical comedy star who delighted American …


Family, friends mourn Wapato woman who long sought answers in sister’s 1971 disappearance

For most of her life, Trudi Lee Clark wondered what happened to her sister, Janice Marie Hannigan. Lee Clark, whose search for her missing sister intensified after her parents passed …


Acclaimed author Amos Oz dies at 79

Israeli author Amos Oz, one of the country’s most widely acclaimed writers and a pre-eminent voice in its embattled peace movement, died on Friday after a battle with cancer, his …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 26, 2018, 4:48 p.m.

Sigi Schmid, winningest MLS coach, dies at 65

Sigi Schmid, the winningest coach in MLS history, has died. He was 65.


Audrey Geisel, widow and promoter of Dr. Seuss, dies at 97

As Dr. Seuss neared the end of his life, the children’s author told his wife that she would have to look after the Cat in the Hat, the Lorax, the …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 18, 2018, 1:14 p.m.

Penny Marshall, sitcom star and hitmaking director of ‘Big’ and ‘League of Their Own,’ dies at 75

The actress parlayed her sitcom success into a directing career, and she became the first woman to direct a film that made $100 million.


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 2, 2018, 6:53 p.m.

An echo of history as Locomotive 4141 carries George H.W. Bush to his final resting place

When the curtain parted in College Station, Texas, revealing a two-toned blue locomotive standing nearly 16 feet tall and bearing the number 4141 in his honor, former president George H.W. …


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 2, 2018, 7:39 p.m.

Bush mourned as a great statesman, a man of uncommon decency

Americans will begin saying goodbye to former President George H.W. Bush on Monday when his body arrives in Washington for public viewing in the Capitol Rotunda – a rare honor …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 30, 2018, 11:54 p.m.

Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush dies at age 94

George H.W. Bush, a patrician New Englander whose presidency soared with the coalition victory over Iraq in Kuwait, but then plummeted in the throes of a weak economy that led …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 12, 2018, 9:15 p.m.

Stan Lee, creator of superheroes, dies at 95

Stan Lee’s name became synonymous with the company that would become Marvel Comics, which he joined as a teenage assistant and stayed with for much of his adult life.


Grammy-winning jazz trumpeter Roy Hargrove dies at age 49

Trumpeter Roy Hargrove, a prolific player who provided his jazz sound to records across a vast range of styles and won two Grammys, has died at age 49, his manager …


A daughter’s hilarious obituary unravels the mysterious life of her father

The obituary that ran last week in Delaware Online is a mystery – the tale of a globe-trotting Renaissance man who disappeared in a single-engine plane over the Atlantic Ocean …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 13, 2018, 8:22 p.m.

Idaho Vandals Hall of Fame basketball player Don Newman dies at age 60

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.

Neil Simon, Broadway’s master of comedy, dies at 91

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.

For McCain, a cross-country farewell from public, presidents

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.

Senator, war hero and GOP presidential candidate John McCain dies at 81

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.

Former Carroll College coach Bob Petrino Sr. dies in Montana

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.

Obit, memorial service of 5-year-old Iowa boy gets attention

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 …


World’s ugliest dog dies weeks after winning title

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.

Musician Richard Swift, who played with the Shins and the Black Keys, dead at 41

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, science fiction master, dies at age 85

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.

Jackson family patriarch dies at 89

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 …


‘Pawn Stars’ Richard Harrison, known as ‘The Old Man,’ dies

“Pawn Stars” patriarch, Richard Benjamin Harrison, who was known as “The Old Man,” has died at age 77.


Charles Krauthammer, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and intellectual provocateur, dies at 68

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, the beloved gorilla that learned to communicate using sign language, has died

Koko, a beloved gorilla that learned to communicate with humans and then stole their hearts, has died.


Longtime Elvis Presley drummer D.J. Fontana has died

D.J. Fontana, the drummer who helped launch rock ’n’ roll as Elvis Presley’s sideman, has died at 87, his wife said Thursday.


Death of Texas tycoon James Cotter, originally from Boise, leads to estate issues

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.

After a lifetime of accomplishments, the Inland Northwest’s Dr. Linda Pall has died at 73

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 …


Tom Wolfe, pioneering ‘New Journalist,’ dead at 88

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 …