Christopher Hitchens Dead at 62


Kim’s Eulogy

We held Kim’s services this morning. These were my prepared remarks.

Kimberly Webb Joyner, 1970 to 2011

My wife, Kimberly Webb Joyner, died this morning in her sleep from unknown causes. She was 41.

Greg Halman, Seattle Mariners Outfielder, Killed in Rotterdam

Greg Halman, an outfielder for the Seattle Mariners baseball team, was stabbed to death in his native Holland. His brother is the chief suspect.

Andy Rooney Dead at 92

Andy Rooney, best known to recent generations as the cranky old man at the end of “60 Minutes,” has died at 92.

Former Dallas Cowboys flanker and author Peter Gent poses with copies of his bestseller, "North Dallas Forty," in New York. (Associated Press / August 26, 1974) Former Dallas Cowboys flanker and author Peter Gent poses with copies of his bestseller, "North Dallas Forty," in New York. (Associated Press / August 26, 1974)

Peter Gent, ‘North Dallas Forty’ Author, Dead at 69

Pete Gent, the former Dallas Cowboy and Michigan State player best known as the author of “North Dallas Forty,” has died at 69 from pulmonary illness.

Mark Hatfield Dead at 89

Former Oregon governor and long-time US Senator Mark Hatfield has died.

General John Shalikashvili Dead at 75

A legendary American soldier, General John Shalikashvili, has died.

James Arness Dead at 88

James Arness, best known as the iconic Marshal Dillon on Gunsmoke, has died at 88.

Jack Kevorkian Dead at 83

Jack Kevorkian, the man who’s illegal assisted suicide rampage earned him the nickname “Dr. Death,” has died.

Gil Scott-Heron Dead at 62

Gil Scott-Heron, most famous “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised,” has died at 62.

Jeff Conaway Dead at 60, Drug Overdose

Actor Jeff Conaway, best known for his role of Bobby Wheeler on “Taxi,” is dead after a drug overdose.

Warren Christopher Dead at 85

Warren Christopher, Bill Clinton’s first Secretary of State, has died at 85.

David Broder Dead at 81

The legendary columnist David Broder has died.

Frank Buckles, Last American WWI Vet, Dies at 110

The last American veteran of a conflict which ended nearly a century ago has died.

Jack LaLanne Dead at 96

Fitness guru Jack LaLanne has succumbed to the inevitable at the ripe old age of 96.

Veteran Diplomat Richard Holbrooke Dies At 69

One of the most active American diplomats of the past twenty-five years has passed away.

Ted Sorenson, Kennedy Adviser And Speechwriter, Dead At 82

Theodore Sorensen, a speechwriter and close adviser to President John F. Kennedy, died today at the age of 82

Another TV Parent Passes: Tom Bosley, RIP

Actor Tom Bosley, best known for his role as Howard Cunningham on TV’s “Happy Days,” had died at 83.

Barbara Billingsley, Leave it to Beaver Mom, Dead at 94

Barbara Billingley of “Leave it to Beaver” and “Airplane” fame has died at the ripe old age of 94.

Stephen J. Cannell Dead at 69

Stephen J. Cannel, the man behind “The Rockford Files” and “The A-Team,” had died at 69.

In Lieu of Flowers Donate to Obama’s Opponent

The obituary of Mr. Donald Charles Unsworth asks that people donate to Obama’s opponent rather than sending flowers.

Daniel Schorr Dead at 93

Daniel Schorr’s journalism career ended far too early, lasting a mere eighty-one years.

Robert Byrd Dead at 92

Senator Robert Byrd has died at 92, after years of poor health.

Rue McClanahan Dead at 76

The actress best known for her role as Blanche Deveraux on “The Golden Girls” has died of a stroke.

Corey Haim Dead at 38