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Kim Young-Sam, President Who Led South Korea Out Of Military Rule, Dies At 87

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Kim Young-Sam, the former President of South Korea whose time in office marked the beginning of that nation’s turn away from military rule, died early Sunday at the age of 87: SEOUL, South Korea — Kim Young-sam, the former president of South Korea who replaced the last of the country’s military leaders, purged politicized generals […]

Helmut Schmidt, Cold War Chancellor Of West Germany In The 1970s, Dies At 96

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Helmut Schimdt, who served as Chancellor of West Germany for a good part of the 1970s and played a large role in the politics of the Cold War during that era, has died at the age of 96: Helmut Schmidt, the former West German chancellor who marshaled personal dynamism, managerial brilliance and often acid-tongued impatience […]

Ahmed Chalabi, Iraqi Who Lobbied The West In Favor Of 2003 War, Dies At 71

Ahmad Chalabi

Ahmed Chalabi, the controversial Iraqi politician who played a crucial war in convincing the United States and other western nations to go to war against Saddam Hussein’s Iraq in 2003, has died in Baghdad at the age of 71: Ahmad Chalabi, the Iraqi politician who from exile helped persuade the United States to invade Iraq […]

Fred Thompson, Watergate Lawyer, Senator, Actor, Dies At 73

Fred Thompson

A man with one of the more unique political and personal resumes in recent memory has passed away.

Ken Taylor, Canadian Ambassador Who Helped Six Americans Escape Iran, Dies At 81

Ken Taylor

Ken Taylor, a former Canadian diplomat who gained international notoriety for sheltering American diplomats in Iran during the Iranian Hostage Crisis in 1979, has passed away at the age of 81:  Ken Taylor, Canada’s ambassador to Iran who sheltered Americans at his residence during the 1979 Iran hostage crisis has died. He was 81. Taylor’s […]

Baseball Legend Yogi Berra Dies At 90

Yogi Berra

A true legend has passed.

Jake Brewer, Husband to Mary Katharine, Killed in Charity Bike Ride

Jake Brewer was killed yesterday afternoon while participating in a bicycle ride to raise money to fight cancer. He leaves behind his wife, the former Mary Katharine Hamm, their daughter Georgia, and another child on the way. He was 34. My heart goes out to Mary Katharine, who I’ve known since attending my first Conservative Political Action Conference […]

Alex Rocco, Character Actor Who Played Moe Green In The Godfather, Dies At 79

Alex Rocco

Alex Rocco, a character actor who is best known for his portrayal of Las Vegas gangster Moe Green in The Godfather, has died at the age of 79: Character actor Alex Rocco, who played casino owner Moe Greene in “The Godfather” and appeared in dozens of other movies and TV shows, died Saturday of cancer in Studio […]

Ken Stabler Dead at 69

Oakland Raiders

Kenny “The Snake” Stabler, legendary Alabama Crimson Tide and Oakland Raiders quarterback, has died of cancer at the age of 69.

Nicholas Winton, Briton Who Saved 669 Children From The Holocaust, Dies At 106

Nicholas Winton

Nicholas Winton, a British man who helped save more than 600 children, most of whom were Jewish, from Czechoslovakia as the world hurtled toward the Second World War, and went largely unknown for much of the rest of his life, has died at the age of 106: Nicholas Winton, a Briton who said nothing for […]

Movie Legend Christopher Lee Dead At 93

Portraits - 66th Locarno Film Festival

Christopher Lee, who played a vampire, a Bond Villain, a Sith Lord, and a Tolkien wizard during his career among so many other roles, has passed away at the age of 93: Christopher Lee, a towering British movie actor who lent his distinguished good looks, Shakespearean voice and aristocratic presence to a gallery of villains, […]

Vincent Musetto, New York Post Editor Who Wrote The Greatest Headline Ever, Dies At 74

Headless Body In Topless Bar

Vincent Musetto, a New York Post editor who is likely to go down in history thanks to one headline in 1983, has passed away at the age of 74: Vincent Musetto, a retired editor at The New York Post who wrote the most anatomically evocative headline in the history of American journalism — HEADLESS BODY IN TOPLESS […]

Tariq Aziz, Former Iraqi Foreign Minister Under Saddam Hussein, Dead At 79


Tariq Aziz, who was perhaps the most well-known face of the Iraqi government in the Western world during Saddam Hussein’s reign, has died at the age of 79: Tariq Aziz, a top minister for Saddam Hussein who served as Iraq’s international spokesman for more than 20 years and was perhaps the government’s most recognizable figure […]

Beau Biden, Vice President’s Son, Dead at 46


Beau Biden, the former attorney general of Delaware and son of Vice President Joe Biden, has died of brain cancer at the age of 46.

John Nash, Mathemetician And Inspiration For ‘A Beautiful Mind,’ Dies At 86


John Nash, the Princeton University mathematician who won a Nobel Prize in Economics and became the subject of the Academy Award winning film A Beautiful Mind, was killed in a car accident in New Jersey along with his wife: John F. Nash Jr., a mathematician who shared aNobel Prize in 1994 for work that greatly extended […]

Blues Legend B.B. King Dead At 89

B.B. King In Concert At B.B. King's Blues Club At The Mirage

Blues legend B.B. King, creator of one of the most unique sounds in American music, passed away overnight at the age of 89: B. B. King, whose world-weary voice and wailing guitar lifted him from the cotton fields of Mississippi to a global stage and the apex of American blues, died Thursday in Las Vegas, […]

Former House Speaker Jim Wright Dead At 92

Jim Wright

Jim Wright, a Texas Democrat who served for thirty-six years in the House of Representatives and ultimately rose to become Speaker Of The House after Tip O’Neill retired only to be forced to resign amid an ethics scandal, has died at the age of 92: Jim Wright, a hard-driving 18-term Texas Democrat who, as speaker […]

R&B Legend Ben E. King Dies At 76

Ben E King

Ben E. King, a Rhythm & Blue singer who had success both as the lead singer of The Drifters and as a solo artist, passed away yesterday at the age of 76: Ben E. King, the smooth, soulful baritone who led the Drifters on “There Goes My Baby,” “Save the Last Dance for Me” and […]

Mary Keefe, Model For Norman Rockwell’s ‘Rosie The Riveter’, Dies At 92

Rosie The Riveter

The woman who served as the model for one of Norman Rockwell’s most well known paintings has passed away at the age of 92: You know Mary Doyle Keefe, but maybe not by that name. In 1943, the then-19-year-old telephone operator had been called upon to provide a unique kind of service during the war effort: Become the face of […]

Sarah Brady, Gun Control Activist And Wife Of James Brady, Dies At 73

James Brady

It was less than a year ago that President’s Reagan’s former Press Secretary, James Brady, the most seriously wounded victim of the assassination attempt on President Reagan in 1981, passed away. Yesterday, his wife Sarah passed away at the age of 73: Sarah Brady, who became a tireless gun control activist after her husband, the […]

Lee Kuan Yew’s Legacy


Modern Singapore’s founder passed away at age 91 earlier this week.

Lee Kuan Yew, Founder And First Prime Minister Of Singapore, Dies At 91

Lee Kuan Yew

Lee Kuan Yew, the founding father and long-time Prime Minister of Singapore, died over the weekend at the age of 91: SINGAPORE — Lee Kuan Yew, who as its founding father and first prime minister transformed the tiny outpost of Singapore into one of the wealthiest and least corrupt countries in Asia, died on Monday […]

Leonard Nimoy, Star Trek’s Spock, Dead at 83

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Leonard Nimoy, the actor who became a household name as Mr. Spock with the “Star Trek” television series and movies, has died at 83.

Arnaud de Borchgrave Dead at 88


The intrepid foreign correspondent and editor Arnaud de Borchgrave has died, aged 88, of cancer.

Ernie Banks, MLB Hall Of Famer And “Mr. Cub,” Dies At 83

Ernie Banks

Ernie Banks, who spent all of his 19 Major League seasons with the Chicago Cubs and became a joyous Ambassador for baseball itself in retirement, has died at the age of 83: Ernie Banks, the greatest power-hitting shortstop of the 20th century and an unconquerable optimist whose sunny disposition never dimmed in 19 seasons with […]

Edward Brooke, First African-American Elected To Senate, Dies At 95

Edward Brooke

The first popularly elected African-American Senator, and the first African-American Senator to serve since the end of Reconstruction ended, has passed away.

Former New York Governor Mario Cuomo Dies At 82

Mario Cuomo

A man best known, perhaps, for what he didn’t do, has passed away

Joe Cocker Dies At 70

Joe Cocker Woodstock

Joe Cocker, whose gravely voice became iconic after covering The Beatles at Woodstock some 45 years ago, has died at the age of 70: Joe Cocker, the gravelly British singer who became one of pop’s most recognizable interpreters in the late 1960s and ’70s with passionate, idiosyncratic takes on songs like the Beatles’ “With a […]

Norman Birdwell, Author Of ‘Clifford, The Big Red Dog’ Children’s Books, Dies At 86

Norman Birdwell

Norman Birdwell, the author and illustrator behind one of the most successful series of children’s books ever, has died at the age of 86: Norman Bridwell, the creator of Clifford the Big Red Dog, a figure who looms as large in toddler lit as the great white whale does in the American canon, died on […]

David Garth, Pioneer Political And Campaign Consultant, Dies At 84

David Garth

David Garth, who served behind the scenes of American politics for some four decades and helped elect Governors, Mayors, and Senators from the 1960s through the 2000s, has died at the age of 84: David Garth, a pugnacious and indefatigable pioneer of the political commercial, who helped elect governors, senators and four New York City […]

Marion Barry, Four-Term Mayor Of Washington, D.C., Dies At 78

DC Councilman Marion Barry may be facing censure after a council vote today.

For better or worse, Marion Barry was a fixture in D.C. politics for much of the 40 year period of home rule that began in 1975.

Glen A. Larson, Creator Of Battlestar Galactica, Magnum P.I.,, Knight Rider Dies At 77


Glen A. Larson, a writer-producer who was behind some of the biggest television hits of the 1970s and 80s, has died at the age of 77: Glen A. Larson, the writer-producer behind such indelible TV dramas as “Battlestar Galactica,” “Magnum, P.I.,” “Knight Rider” and “Quincy M.E.,” has died, the Los Angeles Times reports. He was 77. […]

‘Car Talk’ Co-Host Tom Magliozzi Dies at 77


Tom Magliozzi, long-time co-host of NPR’s “Car Talk,” has died aged 77. ABC (“NPR ‘Car Talk’ Co-Host Tom Magliozzi Dies at 77“): Tom Magliozzi, the co-host of “Car Talk” on National Public Radio, died today of complications from Alzheimer’s disease, NPR has reported. He was 77. The popular radio personality, with his signature Massachusetts accent, […]

Legendary Washington Post Editor Ben Bradlee Dies At 93

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The passing of a true legend in American journalism.

Joan Rivers Dies At 81

Joan Rivers

Joan Rivers, who became a pioneer for women in comedy and remained popular and active literally up until the end, has died at the age of 81, one week after being admitted to a New York hospital after going into cardiac arrest during an apparently routine outpatient medical procedure: Joan Rivers, the raspy loudmouth who […]

James Jeffords, Former Vermont Senator, Dies At 80

James Jeffords

James Jeffords, who represented Vermont as a Congressman and Senator for a combined total of more than 30 years but became famous,  or infamous depending on your point of view, when he left the GOP to caucus with Democrats as an Independent, has died at the age of 80: MONTPELIER, Vt. — Former Vermont U.S. […]

Screen Legend Lauren Bacall Dies At 89

Lauren Bacall

Lauren Bacall, who came to Hollywood as a young actress and went on to become one of the most iconic stars of its Golden Era, has died at the age of 89: Lauren Bacall, the actress whose provocative glamour elevated her to stardom in Hollywood’s golden age and whose lasting mystique put her on a […]

Robin Williams Commits Suicide


A man who brought joy and laughter to millions has ended his own life because he was too depressed to go on.

James Brady, Former Reagan Press Secretary, Dies At 73

James Brady

James Brady, who served as President Ronald Reagan’s Press Secretary and became the symbol of the gun control movement after being shot during the assassination attempt on the President in March 1981, has died at the age of 73: James S. Brady, the often-irreverent press secretary to President Ronald Reagan who was shot in the […]

Theodore Van Kirk, Last Surviving Member Of Enola Gay Crew, Dies At 93

Enola Gay Crew

The last surviving member of the crew that piloted the Enola Gay on August 6, 1945 when it dropped the first atomic bomb used in war in history on Hiroshima, Japan, has died at the age of 93: Theodore (Dutch) Van Kirk, the navigator and last surviving crew member of the Enola Gay, the B-29 […]

Actor James Garner Dies At 86

James Garner

James Garner, the star of television hits in the 1950s and 1970s, has passed away at the age of 86: James Garner, the wry and handsome leading man who slid seamlessly between television and the movies but was best known as the amiable gambler Bret Maverick in the 1950s western “Maverick” and the cranky sleuth […]

Tommy Ramone, Last Original Member Of The Ramones, Dead At 65

The Ramones

Tommy Ramone, who founded a group that had a big influence on music even though it never really achieved commercial or chart stardom, has died at the age of 65: Tom Erdelyi, better known as Tommy Ramone, the founding drummer and last surviving original member of the Ramones, the New York band whose dizzyingly short […]

Eduard Shevardnadze, Icon Of The Final Years Of The Cold War, Dies At 86

Shevardnadze Gorbachev

Eduard Shevardnadze, who became an icon of the last years of the Cold War as Soviet Foreign Minister under Mikhail Gorbachev and then President of his native Georgia,has died at the age of 86: Eduard A. Shevardnadze, who as Mikhail S. Gorbachev’s foreign minister helped hone the “new thinking,” foreign and domestic, that transformed and […]

Former Senator Howard Baker Dies At 88

Howard Baker

One of Washington’s giants has passed away.

Prolific Actor Eli Wallach Dead At 98


Eli Wallach, whose acting career spanned five decades and movies ranging from The Magnificent Seven to The Godfather Part III has died at the age of 98: Eli Wallach, who was one of his generation’s most prominent and prolific character actors in film, onstage and on television for more than 60 years, died on Tuesday. He was 98. […]

Stephanie Kwolek, Kevlar Inventor, Dies at 90


Stephanie Kwolek was looking for a way to improve tires. She invented a life-saving material.

Baseball Hall Of Famer Tony Gwynn Dead At 54

Tony Gwynn

Tony Gwynn, who spent his entire 20 year career with the San Diego Padres and had the highest batting average in the National League eight different seasons, has died at 54 after a long battle with cancer: Tony Gwynn, who won a record eight National League batting championships, amassed 3,141 hits and gained acclaim as […]

Casey Kasem Dead at 82

Casey Kasem

Casey Kasem, who became a legend in radio as host of American Top 40 as well as providing the voice to cartoon characters for more than 40 years, has died at the age of 82 after a prolonged illness: Casey Kasem, the resonant voice of Top 40 radio and a vocal fixture on cartoon programs for the […]

Legendary Steelers Coach Chuck Noll Dies At 82

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Chuck Noll, who coached the Pittsburgh Steelers from 1969 to 1991 and led the team to four Super Bowl Championships, has died at the age of 82: Chuck Noll, who built the “Steel Curtain”Pittsburgh Steelers of the 1970s into one of the most dominant teams in pro football history, becoming the only N.F.L. coach to win […]

Don Zimmer, Baseball Player, Manager, and Coach For Six Decades, Dies At 83

Don Zimmer Joe Torre

Don Zimmer, who spent nearly his entire adult life in Major League Baseball as a player, coach and manager for at least thirteen separate teams at various points in his career, died in Florida yesterday at the age of 83: Don Zimmer, the stubby, Popeye-muscled baseball lifer with the unforgettable jowls whose passion for the […]

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