Aretha Franklin, “The Queen of Soul,” has died. Her family confirmed that her death was “due to advanced pancreatic cancer of the neuroendocrine type,” says her BBC obituary. Nearly every news …..
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Actor Verne Troyer has died at age 49 of unspecified causes. The Los Angeles Times has a full obituary. Verne Troyer appeared in 57 different film and TV roles over …..
John Young, the “astronaut’s astronaut” who flew on six different NASA missions over 18 years, has died at age 87. Complications from pneumonia was the cause of death. With apologies to …..
Now we’ll never know what “Z” is for. Mystery author Sue Grafton has died of cancer at age 77. Her long-running “alphabet” series of mysteries began with A Is for …..
Jim Nabors has died at age 87 after a long career that was really known for one thing: Gomer Pyle, USMC. Nabors was 87 years and 171 days old when …..
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 …..
“Much of my life has been like an adolescent dream of an adult life. If you were still a boy, in almost a Peter Pan kind of way, and could …..
Walter Becker — guitarist, composer, prankster, cynic and co-founder with Donald Fagen of the group Steely Dan — has died at age 67. No cause of death was announced, but Fagen …..
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 …..
A remembrance of the career of Roger Moore.
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 …..
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 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 …..
Boxing great Muhammad Ali has died at age 74 years and 138 days. A glance at Who2’s People Who Died at Age 74 page shows us that he’s in some …..
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.” …..
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has died at age 79. The brainy, feisty and flamboyant judge was found dead in his room at a resort in West Texas on Saturday morning …..
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 …..
[pt id=’87249′ size=’large’ link=’post’ class=’aligncenter’]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 …..
The thoughtful and multi-faceted actor, who played Mr. Spock on Star Trek, has died at age 83.
The late, great governor offers a few hot tips on how to write a major speech.
An inside look at one of baseball’s great craftsmen.
The child star, adult star and elder star has passed on to the great backyard show in the sky.
She was one of the daughters of Captain von Trapp, not his second wife.
In a coma for the past eight years, the former prime minister of Israel finally succumbs to heart disease.
Yes, the great Phyllis Diller has died — 15 months ago.
We all have to go sometime, but some have better epitaphs than other.
Comedian Jonathan Winters died this week at the age of 87. Read the Who2 biography of Jonathan Winters and watch some video clips.
He seemed to know what he was doing right from the start.
Holy cow. The dean of American movie reviewers has suddenly lost his fight with cancer.
Love him or hate him, el Presidente was certainly colorful.
All sorts of people will be missed, of course, but these five people had a little something extra.
He was the Army’s big star of 1991, and now he’s dead.
Which 2012 death was the most startling? The oddest? Had the fastest burial? We’ve got the full list.
Jazz great Dave Brubeck has died from heart failure, a day before his 92nd birthday.
He was a Democrat, a Republican, then a Democrat again in 50 years of public service.
The remains of the great astronaut have been committed to the Atlantic Ocean.
Don’t be shocked to see him around — it was all just a rumor.
The outlandish queen of the self-knocking one-liner “died in her sleep” at her home in Los Angeles.
The brainy and mischievous author has died in Los Angeles at age 86.
The longtime TV star has died after a battle with lung cancer.
“Movin’ on up” is just the start.
An daring life, seen in nine good photos.
The first American woman in space was only 61 years old.
Ernest Borgnine has died at age 95. We revisit a favorite blog post from 2011, when (just in time, it turns out) he won a special lifetime award from the Screen Actor’s Guild.
Oscar-winning actor Ernest Borgnine has died. He was 95 years old.
Read about the three Oscar nominations, three marriages and much more in our new biography of the writer and director.
Television veteran Andy Griffith has died at the age of 86. See what the obituaries say and see some photos.
An art critic comes around after sharing a stage with the artist.
The writer of When Harry Met Sally and director of Sleepless In Seattle has passed on at age 71.
The comic star of Hogan’s Heroes and longtime host of Family Feud is dead of esophagael cancer.
The groundbreaking blind guitarist was beloved for his musical lore and finger-picking style.
Robin Gibb, singing star of the Bee Gees, finally lost his battle with cancer yesterday in England.
The disco queen has died at the very young age of 63. We’ve got a new biography and photos.
Chuck Brown is being hailed and mourned as everyone’s favorite dance music hero. So how come I’ve never heard of him?
She and Albert Finney gnawed, slurped and grinned their way through a much-loved comedy scene.
Five great images of an unusual talent.
The beloved illustrator and author of Where The Wild Things Are has died at age 83. But Wild Things wasn’t his only great work.
The Times calls Charles Napier “actor who played tough guys.” But he was really “hippie guitarist from Star Trek.”
His first novel, North Dallas Forty, showed the pain, glory, mayhem and racism of the NFL. And, weirdly, made the Dallas Cowboys more popular than ever.
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.
“Dr. Jack Kevorkian — embraced as a compassionate crusader and reviled as a murderous crank — died early this morning.”
Writer and director Arthur Laurents has died of pneumonia.
Osama bin Laden is dead.
Geraldine Ferraro has died at age 75.
Elizabeth Taylor, one of Hollywood’s grandest stars of the 1950s and 1960s, has died at age 79.
“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.
“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.