Posts tagged: Celebrity Obituaries

Twitter page with Tom Petty's death announcement

Yes, Tom Petty is Dead, His Family Confirms

Full statement: pic.twitter.com/FGCVI5yIaa — Tom Petty (@tompetty) October 3, 2017 Tom Petty is dead. His family confirmed the news late Monday night on Twitter. The full announcement read: On behalf …..

Martin Landau: Three Solid Scenes

Actor Martin Landau has died at the grand age of 89. He was, remarkably, a professional cartoonist for The New York Daily News before chucking it all to become an actor …..

Chuck Berry Was Still Alive, Yes, But Now He’s Dead

Chuck Berry, the groundbreaking guitarist who’s on nearly everyone’s Mount Rushmore of rock ‘n roll, died today. If your first thought is, “Chuck Berry was still alive?”, you’re not alone. That was our …..

Bill Paxton Biography: From JFK to ‘Big Love’

Actor Bill Paxton has died, quite suddenly, at age 61. His family said in a statement that “It is with heavy hearts we share the news that Bill Paxton has passed …..

Gene Wilder, ‘Willy Wonka’ Star, is Dead at 83

Gene Wilder is dead at age 83. Alzheimer’s Disease was the cause, said his nephew Jordan Walker-Pearlman. At 83 years and 78 days, he just outlived actor Leonard Nimoy and …..

Boxer Muhammad Ali, circa 1972.Featuring: Boxer Muhammad Ali, circa 1972. When: 08 Feb 1972.

Muhammad Ali Dead at 74: Photos

Muhammad Ali is dead. The three-time heavyweight champion and icon of boxing died on Friday in an Arizona hospital, where he had been admitted a day earlier with a “respiratory issue.” …..

Who Else Might Die at Age 69 This Year?

Actor Alan Rickman and musician David Bowie have both died already this year, both at the young age of 69. Surprising and sad! The modest coincidence of their age got us wondering what other …..

Alan Rickman Biography and Photos

Alan Rickman has died at age 69, and it’s shocking news after the death of David Bowie just three days ago. Both great British stars died of cancer. It’s hard …..

Leonard Nimoy Biography

The thoughtful and multi-faceted actor, who played Mr. Spock on Star Trek, has died at age 83.

Ariel Sharon is Dead at 85

In a coma for the past eight years, the former prime minister of Israel finally succumbs to heart disease.

Remembering Jonathan Winters

Comedian Jonathan Winters died this week at the age of 87. Read the Who2 biography of Jonathan Winters and watch some video clips.

Dave Brubeck Obituary

 Jazz great Dave Brubeck has died from heart failure, a day before his 92nd birthday.

Wow: Sally Ride is Dead

The first American woman in space was only 61 years old.

Nora Ephron Biography and Photos

Read about the three Oscar nominations, three marriages and much more in our new biography of the writer and director.

Oh, Wow: Groovy Star Trek Hippie is Dead

The Times calls Charles Napier “actor who played tough guys.” But he was really “hippie guitarist from Star Trek.”

Leona Helmsley’s Millionaire Dog, Trouble, Is Trouble No More

Leona Helmsley’s Maltese pooch Trouble has died at age 12.You may recall that Leona Helmsley left Trouble a trust fund of $12 million, which was later cut by a judge to a mere $2 million. The dog’s been living on $100,000 a year since Helmsley died in 2007.

Pete Postlethwaite, Nice Guy

“Pete taught for a brief period at my (convent!) school in Manchester. He
was quite uncomfortable at times to be surrounded by hormonal teenage
girls, but we all adored him! We all wrote ‘I love Pete Pos’ on our
white gym shoes.”The BBC has posted fans’ warm reminiscences of actor Peter Postlethwaite, who has died of testicular cancer at age 64.

Peter Graves, Enemy of Leaf Blowers, Dead at 83

“In 1998, he joined his wife, Joan, in an effort to get Los Angeles to ban gasoline-powered leaf blowers from residential areas, testifying before the City Council, ‘We’re all victims of these machines.'”Jeepers, good for Peter Graves.