Stories tagged: Obit
Thu., Sept. 5, 2019, 10:37 p.m.
Robert Mugabe, the longtime leader of Zimbabwe who was forced to resign in 2017 after a military takeover, has died.
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 5, 2019, 10:06 p.m.
Country singer Kylie Rae Harris, who started out stringing together lyrics and performing as a teenager, was one of two people killed in a three-vehicle crash in New Mexico.
Fri., Aug. 23, 2019
Billionaire industrialist David H. Koch, who with his older brother Charles poured a fortune into right-wing causes, transforming the American political landscape and shaping U.S. policies on such issues as …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 6, 2019, 6:47 p.m.
Nobel laureate Toni Morrison, a pioneer and reigning giant of modern literature whose imaginative power in “Beloved,” “Song of Solomon” and other works transformed American letters by dramatizing the pursuit …
UPDATED: Wed., July 10, 2019, 7:44 p.m.
Jim Bouton, the former New York Yankees pitcher who shocked and angered the conservative baseball world with the tell-all book “Ball Four,” has died. He was 80. Bouton’s family said …
UPDATED: Tue., July 9, 2019, 10:58 p.m.
Rip Torn, the free-spirited Texan who overcame his quirky name to become a distinguished actor in theater, television and movies and win an Emmy in his 60s for his comedy …
UPDATED: Wed., July 3, 2019, 5:25 p.m.
Jared Lorenzen, a husky left-handed quarterback who set multiple Kentucky passing and offensive records before backing up Eli Manning on the New York Giants’ Super Bowl-winning 2007 team, has died. …
Thu., June 27, 2019, 2:25 p.m.
Max Wright, the actor best known for portraying the exasperated yet good-natured father of the Tanner clan on the comedy series “ALF,” has died at the age of 75.
Thu., June 27, 2019, 2:16 p.m.
Edith Scob, the French actress whose illustrious career in film and theater spanned nearly six decades, died Wednesday at the age of 81.
UPDATED: Mon., June 17, 2019, 5:44 p.m.
Gloria Vanderbilt, the intrepid heiress, artist and romantic who began her extraordinary life as the “poor little rich girl” of the Great Depression, and reigned during the 1970s and ’80s …
UPDATED: Fri., June 14, 2019, 1:29 p.m.
Pat Bowlen, the longtime Denver Broncos owner who transformed the team from also-rans into NFL champions and helped the league usher in billion-dollar TV deals, has died just under two …
UPDATED: Wed., June 12, 2019, 9:42 a.m.
One of the country’s top middle-distance runners has died at her home in Minneapolis after inspiring many with a long and public fight against cancer. Gabriele Grunewald was 32. She …
UPDATED: Wed., June 5, 2019, 10 p.m.
Tom DeGoede, who owned Tulip Town with his wife Jeannette and helped start the annual Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, died Sunday at 85.
UPDATED: Mon., May 27, 2019, 7:24 p.m.
Presidential biographer Edmund Morris, best known for writing a book about the life of Ronald Reagan, has died. He was 78.
Tue., May 21, 2019, 8 a.m.
Three-time Formula One world champion Niki Lauda, who won two of his titles after a horrific crash that left him with serious burns and went on to become a prominent …
UPDATED: Fri., May 17, 2019, 11:33 a.m.
Grumpy Cat, whose sourpuss expression entertained millions on the internet and spawned hundreds of memes, national television commercials and even a movie, died at age 7. Grumpy Cat’s agent is …
Thu., May 16, 2019, 9:25 p.m.
I.M. Pei, the versatile, globe-trotting architect who revived the Louvre with a giant glass pyramid and captured the spirit of rebellion at the multi-shaped Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, …
Thu., May 16, 2019, 9:08 p.m.
College Football Hall of Famer Bob Schloredt, the first two-time MVP of the Rose Bowl, has died at the age of 79. The University of Washington issued a statement on …
UPDATED: Thu., May 2, 2019, 8:27 p.m.
Actor Peter Mayhew, who played Chewbacca in the “Star Wars” films, has died
UPDATED: Thu., April 25, 2019, 8:31 p.m.
John Havlicek, the Boston Celtics great whose steal of Hal Green’s inbounds pass in the final seconds of the 1965 Eastern Conference final against the Philadelphia 76ers remains one of …
UPDATED: Fri., April 12, 2019, 12:42 p.m.
The Pro Football Hall of Fame says Green Bay Packers great Forrest Gregg has died at 85. The Hall did not disclose details in its statement. Gregg starred at tackle …
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 28, 2019, 8:48 a.m.
Edward Nixon, the youngest brother of former President Richard Nixon who staunchly defended his sibling’s White House legacy, died Wednesday. He was 88.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:22 p.m.
Don Newcombe, the hard-throwing Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher who was one of the first black players in the major leagues and who went on to win the Rookie of the Year, …
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:12 p.m.
Karl Lagerfeld, the iconic couturier whose designs at Chanel and Fendi had an unprecedented impact on the entire fashion industry, died Tuesday in Paris, prompting an outpouring of love and …
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:24 p.m.
The ecstatic sailor shown kissing a woman in Times Square celebrating the end of World War II has died. George Mendonsa was 95.
Fri., Jan. 25, 2019, 7:18 p.m.
“Top Chef” star Fatima Ali, who battled bone and soft tissue cancer, has died at 29 years old, Bravo announced Friday.
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 18, 2019, 8:20 p.m.
Music pioneer and legend Bonnie Guitar died early Sunday morning. She was 95.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 10, 2019, 8:57 p.m.
A community organizer shown in an iconic photograph while challenging racial segregation at a Mississippi lunch counter in the 1960s has died at his home in Pocatello, Idaho.
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 2, 2019, 7:55 p.m.
Bob Einstein, comedian and actor best known for ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ and Super Dave character, dead at 76
Bob Einstein, a two-time Emmy-award winning actor known for his recurring role in “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and Super Dave character, has died after battling cancer, his representative confirmed to the …
Fri., Dec. 28, 2018, 6:32 p.m.
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 …