Celebrity Deaths:Let's Celebrate their Lives

Obituaries: Let's Pay Tributes to their Accomplishments

Phyllis Newman, Tony Award-Winning Broadway Star, Dead at 86

[ad_1] Phyllis Newman, the Tony Award-winning Broadway star who began her acting career as a young child and, driven by…

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Phyllis Newman, Tony Award-Winning Broadway Star, Dead at 86
Ric Ocasek, New Wave Rock Visionary and Cars Co-Founder, Is Dead at 75

Ric Ocasek, New Wave Rock Visionary and Cars Co-Founder, Is Dead at 75

[ad_1] Ric Ocasek, the songwriter and lead singer for the Cars, was found dead on Sunday afternoon at his townhouse…

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The Best Obituary Ever, and the Wacky Funeral That Followed

[ad_1] CENTERBROOK, CONN. — Joe Heller always wanted to have the last laugh.So when he died at 82 on Sept.…

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The Best Obituary Ever, and the Wacky Funeral That Followed
Gyorgy Konrad, Writer and Dissident in Communist Hungary, Dies at 86

Gyorgy Konrad, Writer and Dissident in Communist Hungary, Dies at 86

[ad_1] BUDAPEST — Gyorgy Konrad, a writer and sociologist who was an iconic figure of Hungary’s dissident movement under Communist…

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Juanita Abernathy, a Force in the Civil Rights Movement, Dies at 88

[ad_1] Juanita Abernathy, who helped organize the Montgomery bus boycott and took part in other pivotal protests at the outset…

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Juanita Abernathy, a Force in the Civil Rights Movement, Dies at 88
Anne Rivers Siddons, Novelist Whose Muse Was the New South, Dies at 83

Anne Rivers Siddons, Novelist Whose Muse Was the New South, Dies at 83

[ad_1] Anne Rivers Siddons, whose popular novels, set largely in the South, took female characters on emotional journeys that touched…

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Jean Edward Smith, Biographer of the Underrated, Dies at 86

[ad_1] President Bill Clinton once said that “Jean Edward Smith’s biography of John Marshall showed me how as chief justice…

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Jean Edward Smith, Biographer of the Underrated, Dies at 86
Mardik Martin, Collaborator With Scorsese, Is Dead at 84

Mardik Martin, Collaborator With Scorsese, Is Dead at 84

[ad_1] Mardik Martin, a screenwriter who collaborated with Martin Scorsese on films like “Raging Bull,” “New York, New York” and…

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Robert Frank’s Legacy: Nine Photographers Reflect

[ad_1] “When people look at my pictures I want them to feel the way they do when they want to…

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Robert Frank’s Legacy: Nine Photographers Reflect
Eddie Money, ‘Two Tickets to Paradise’ Singer, Is Dead at 70

Eddie Money, ‘Two Tickets to Paradise’ Singer, Is Dead at 70

[ad_1] Eddie Money, whose string of rock hits in the late 1970s and ’80s included “Baby Hold On” and “Two…

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William Y. Chang, Whose Newspaper Spoke to Chinatown in English, Dies at 103

[ad_1] William Yu-Kon Chang was born on Jan 1, 1916, in Honolulu. His father, William Sang Chang, was a merchant…

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William Y. Chang, Whose Newspaper Spoke to Chinatown in English, Dies at 103
Cardinal Roger Etchegaray, Skilled Papal Emissary, Dies at 96

Cardinal Roger Etchegaray, Skilled Papal Emissary, Dies at 96

[ad_1] He would, however, go on to make his name as a Vatican power broker.In 1984 John Paul II summoned…

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Chester Williams, Rugby Champion Who Signaled Apartheid’s Defeat, Dies at 49

[ad_1] Chester Williams, the only nonwhite player on the South Africa rugby team that won the Rugby Union World Cup…

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Chester Williams, Rugby Champion Who Signaled Apartheid’s Defeat, Dies at 49
B.J. Habibie Dies at 83; Ushered in Democracy in Indonesia

B.J. Habibie Dies at 83; Ushered in Democracy in Indonesia

[ad_1] JAKARTA, Indonesia — B. J. Habibie, who as president of Indonesia ushered in an era of democracy that ended…

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Brian Barnes, 74, Dies; Golfer Bested Nicklaus Back to Back

[ad_1] Brian Barnes, a charismatic pipe-smoking English golfer who was best known for beating Jack Nicklaus twice in one day…

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Brian Barnes, 74, Dies; Golfer Bested Nicklaus Back to Back