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.
Former Secretary of State Warren Christopher, who negotiated s...
21 Mar 2011 at 6:05pm
by Bart Barnes Special to the Washington Post
Warren M. Christopher led the State Department during President Bill Clinton's first term.
Cleo Johnson, founder of nation's first black-owned modeling s...
21 Mar 2011 at 6:00pm
by Lauren Wiseman
Cleo Johnson started the country's first black-owned modeling school in the 1950s.
A Local Life: John Hoke, 85, never ran out of inventive ideas
22 Mar 2011 at 12:20am
by Emma Brown
John Hoke invented an air-conditioned pith helmet powered by solar energy.
Carol Anne Patt, cataloguer
19 Mar 2011 at 7:03pm
Carol Anne Patt, 50, a cataloguer with the Library of Congress and Drug Enforcement Adminis...
Nancy B. Landon, book buyer
19 Mar 2011 at 6:55pm
Nancy B. Landon, 74, who was the children's book buyer for two stores in suburban Maryland ...
Henri Dutilleux obituary
22 May 2013 at 1:43pm
by Roger Nichols
One of France's leading composers, he used colour, harmony and form to magical effectHenri ...
Wendy Woods obituary
22 May 2013 at 1:03pm
by Peter Hain
"Who do you think you are, Donald Woods?" his wife, Wendy ? played by Penelope Wilton in Ri...
Mick McManus obituary
22 May 2013 at 11:45am
by John Lister
One of the big-name professional wrestlers of the 1960s and 70s who found fame and celebrit...
Ray Manzarek obituary
21 May 2013 at 1:33pm
by Adam Sweeting
Co-founder of the Doors whose keyboard playing shaped the band's trademark styleRay Manzare...
Leonard Marsh, 80, Dies; a Founder of Snapple
23 May 2013 at 1:02am
by By MARGALIT FOX
Mr. Marsh was a longtime chief executive of the beverage company, now part of the Dr Pepper...
Vernon McGarity, Medal of Honor Winner, Dies at 91
23 May 2013 at 12:21am
by By DOUGLAS MARTIN
Mr. McGarity, who received the Medal of Honor, was a technical sergeant in the 99th Infantr...
Henri Dutilleux, Modernist Composer, Dies at 97
23 May 2013 at 12:14am
by By PAUL GRIFFITHS
Mr. Dutilleux, between Olivier Messiaen and Pierre Boulez in age, was little affected by ei...
Geza Vermes, Dead Sea Scrolls Scholar, Dies at 88
22 May 2013 at 9:25pm
by By WILLIAM YARDLEY
Dr. Vermes, one of the scrolls? essential translators, wrote several books that placed Jesu...
Bernard Waber, Children?s Author, Is Dead at 91
22 May 2013 at 9:24pm
by By WILLIAM YARDLEY
Mr. Waber?s most enduring creation was Lyle, a clever crocodile who lived on the Upper East...
Mary Ward Brown, 95, Award-Winning Short Story Writer, Dies
22 May 2013 at 6:29pm
by By BRUCE WEBER
Ms. Brown resumed a literary career 25 years after putting it aside to run the family farm,...