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Famous People Obituaries

Famous People Obituaries help to make their lives and work a little closer to the rest of us. When famous people pass away, it can be a shock to the community because their life and work as touched many people far and near. Here are selected Famous People's Obituaries.


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Sonia Rykiel, fashion designer known as the ?queen of knitwear...
by By Staff Reports and News Services
Her berry-colored stripes and eye-popping motifs helped liberate women from stuffy suits.

Steven Hill, a star of ?Law & Order? as DA Adam Schiff, dies a...
by Emily Langer
Mr. Hill was a mainstay of the popular and long-running NBC legal drama.

Walter Scheel, influential West German president and foreign m...
by Matt Schudel
In the 1970s, Mr. Scheel helped steer West Germany toward greater openness with the Soviet ...

The life of John McLaughlin, conservative political commentato...
John McLaughlin, host of the namesake long-running television show that pioneered hollering...

Notable deaths of 2016
Remembering those who have died this year.

From the Kennedys to Beatles, see some of the historic photogr...
Fred Ward, who died July 19, 2016, was a D.C.-based photographer who contributed to Time, N...

Watch: Five fascinating facts about the planet Venus
26 Aug 2016 at 5:13pm
by Vin Shahrestani

Watch: Nicolas Sarkozy?s career in 60 seconds
26 Aug 2016 at 5:00pm
by Robert Midgley

200 counter terrorism officers to hunt Isil in Greek islands
26 Aug 2016 at 4:59pm
by Our Foreign Staff

Judge says 'LOL' as he jails thug who boasted on Facebook of a...
26 Aug 2016 at 2:28pm
by Danny Boyle

Matt cartoons, August 2016
26 Aug 2016 at 4:36pm

Zimbabwe protesters paralyse Harare with march against Robert ...
26 Aug 2016 at 4:35pm
by Aislinn Laing

Esther Jungreis, Known as ?the Jewish Billy Graham,? Dies at 80
26 Aug 2016 at 4:07am
by WILLIAM GRIMES
Ms. Jungreis, who founded the outreach organization Hineni, staged rallies with theatrical ...

Warren Hinckle, 77, Ramparts Editor Who Embraced Gonzo Journal...
26 Aug 2016 at 2:20pm
by WILLIAM GRIMES
Mr. Hinckle, the flamboyant editor who made Ramparts magazine a voice for the radical left,...

Rudy Van Gelder, Audio Engineer Who Helped Define Sound of Jaz...
26 Aug 2016 at 12:01am
by PETER KEEPNEWS
The many albums he engineered for Blue Note and other labels in the 1950s and ?60s included...

Sonia Rykiel, Fashion Designer for the ?Fragile, but Strong,? ...
25 Aug 2016 at 10:33am
by ROBERT D. McFADDEN
Based in Paris, she made fashions for women, like herself, who were proud of their pregnanc...

Jay Fishman, Who Led Travelers Safely Through the Financial Cr...
25 Aug 2016 at 8:22pm
by NATASHA SINGER
He weathered the recession by investing Travelers? insurance premiums in stable vehicles, l...

Walter Scheel, Leading Figure in West German Thaw With the Eas...
24 Aug 2016 at 2:43pm
by ROBERT D. McFADDEN
As foreign minister and deputy chancellor under Willy Brandt, Mr. Scheel fostered closer ti...