J.D. Salinger, Author of “The Catcher in the Rye,” Dies at 91 - January 28, 2010 04:50 PM
Salinger died Wednesday of natural causes in his home in Cornish, N.H., where he had lived for the past 50 years, removed from the public eye.
Death of Last Titanic Survivor Marks the “End of an Era” - June 01, 2009 06:00 PM
The last surviving passenger of the Titanic, 97-year-old Millvina Dean, died in her sleep Sunday morning.
J.G. Ballard, Author of “Empire of the Sun,” Dies of Cancer at 78 - April 20, 2009 02:30 PM
The China-born British fiction and science fiction writer had been battling prostate cancer for several years.
Paul Harvey Dies at 90, Leaves Broadcasting Legacy - March 01, 2009 03:15 PM
Paul Harvey's prolific radio, television and print career spanned several decades and led many to analyze what made him so popular.
Prolific, Celebrated Author John Updike Dead at 76 - January 27, 2009 04:45 PM
John Updike, who wrote dozens of volumes of poetry, short stories and novels, died of lung cancer Tuesday.
Death of Baroness Reuter Ends Family Line of News Service’s Founder - January 26, 2009 12:58 PM
Marguerite, Baroness de Reuter, the last in the Reuters family line, has died. Reuters has come a long way since her grandfather-in-law set up his service in London.
Ricardo Montalbán, Distinguished International Actor, Dies at 88 - January 14, 2009 05:08 PM
Ricardo Montalbán, who was best known for his starring role in TV’s “Fantasy Island” but played many notable roles in Mexico and the United States, has died.
Science Fiction Evangelist Forrest J. Ackerman Dies at 92 - December 08, 2008 04:15 PM
The eccentric writer, editor, and literary agent popularized the term “sci-fi,” and helped bring popular interest and respectability to the genre.
Legendary Folk Singer Odetta Dies at 77 - December 03, 2008 02:55 PM
The singer, actress, songwriter and activist left an indelible mark on American folk music and was often called the “voice of the civil rights movement.”
Singer Miriam Makeba Dies of Heart Attack - November 10, 2008 01:24 PM
South African singer and anti-apartheid activist Miriam Makeba died of a heart attack at the age of 76 after performing a concert against organized crime in southern Italy.
Writer Michael Crichton Dies of Cancer - November 05, 2008 05:11 PM
The beloved but controversial creator of the TV series “ER” and the author of “Jurassic Park” succumbed to cancer at the age of 66.
Fashion Designer and Critic Richard Blackwell Mourned - October 20, 2008 11:07 AM
Richard Blackwell, known as Mr. Blackwell, the author of an acerbic annual worst-dressed celebrities list, has died.
Actor, Philanthropist Paul Newman Dies at 83 - September 27, 2008 02:43 PM
After a long battle with cancer, Paul Newman died on September 26 in his home in Connecticut.
Richard Wright of Pink Floyd Dies at 65 - September 15, 2008 06:08 PM
Richard Wright, one of the founders of the legendary rock group Pink Floyd, died Monday after a bout with cancer.
Don LaFontaine, Movie Trailer Voiceover King, Dies - September 02, 2008 06:00 PM
LaFontaine was best known for his deep voice and the frequently used movie trailer phrase, “In a world where …” He was 68.
Isaac Hayes Dead at 65 - August 11, 2008 11:26 AM
Award-winning singer and actor Isaac Hayes died at his home on Sunday, August 10. As of Monday morning, the cause of death had not yet been determined.
Soviet Dissident Alexander Solzhenitsyn Dead at 89 - August 03, 2008 11:05 PM
Alexander Solzhenitsyn, the Nobel Prize-winning Russian writer who revealed the horrors of the Soviet gulag, has died in Moscow of heart failure at the age of 89.
‘Last Lecture’ Professor Randy Pausch Dies at 47 - July 25, 2008 02:14 PM
Randy Pausch, the Carnegie Mellon professor known by millions worldwide for his inspiring words about facing terminal cancer, died Friday.
Clay Felker, Founder of New York Magazine, Dies at 82 - July 02, 2008 03:10 PM
The founding editor of New York magazine, credited with setting a standard in magazine style, has died of throat cancer.
Comedian George Carlin Dies at 71 - June 23, 2008 12:43 PM
George Carlin, the comedian who built his career around satirizing the establishment and popular culture, died from heart failure on Sunday in Santa Monica, Calif.
Tim Russert Dies at 58 - June 13, 2008 07:13 PM
The “Meet the Press” host collapsed while working in NBC’s bureau in Washington, D.C., Friday afternoon.
Legendary Guitarist Bo Diddley Dies at 79 - June 02, 2008 05:46 PM
Diddley, known as one of the founding fathers of rock and roll, died of heart failure Monday at his home in Archer, Fla.
Fashion Icon Yves Saint Laurent Dies at 71 - June 02, 2008 01:13 PM
The Dior protégé whose work exploded onto the Paris fashion scene in 1958 revolutionized women’s fashion, updating ladylike 1950s styles to embody the freedoms of later decades.
Actor, Director and Producer Sydney Pollack Dies at 73 - May 27, 2008 02:53 PM
The Hollywood icon passed away at his home on May 26, 2008, after a 10-month battle with cancer.
Artistic Trailblazer Robert Rauschenberg Dies at 82 - May 14, 2008 09:00 AM
Robert Rauschenberg, an artist famous for fusing seemingly disparate objects into a revolutionary expression of ideas, died on Monday in Florida.
Irena Sendler, Holocaust Heroine, Dies at 98 - May 12, 2008 04:15 PM
Sendler, who helped thousands of Jewish children into hiding during the Holocaust, died May 12, 2008, in Warsaw, Poland, after a long illness.
Civil Rights Pioneer Dies at 68 - May 06, 2008 03:53 PM
by Rachel Balik
Mildred Loving, who helped overturn state laws against interracial marriage, died in her home on May 2, 2008.
Oscar-Winning Actor Charlton Heston Dies, 84 - April 07, 2008 12:25 PM
Heston, the star of film epics such as “El Cid” and “Ben Hur,” and Second-Amendment activist, died at his Beverly Hills home on Saturday night.
Science-Fiction Writer and Scientist Arthur C. Clarke Dies at 90 - March 19, 2008 06:19 PM
Clarke lived to see several of his innovative concepts realized, among them the geostationary satellite. The space elevator is yet to come.
Gary Gygax, Dungeons and Dragons Co-Creator, Dies, 69 - March 05, 2008 03:15 PM
Considered “the father of modern gaming,” Gary Gygax died of an abdominal aneurysm on March 4. Gamers reflect on the legacy of a geek icon.