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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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Zelda Fichandler, Arena Stage co-founder and matriarch of regi...
by By Bob Levey
Arena, which produced ?The Great White Hope,? was the first racially integrated theater in ...

James Alan McPherson, first black writer to win Pulitzer Prize...
by Emily Langer
He was the author of widely anthologized essays and short stories, including ?Elbow Room.?

Jack Davis, Mad magazine illustrator, dies at 91
by Staff Reports and News Services
He also drew posters for films such as ?It?s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World? and Woody Allen?s ...

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...

?Happy Days? creator Garry Marshall remembered in pictures
The Hollywood legend, who was also behind such hits as ?Laverne & Shirley? and ?Mork & Mind...

Photos: The life of Holocaust survivor and Nobel laureate Elie...
Elie Wiesel, who chronicled his experience in concentration camps and used his moral author...

Man completes 20-year quest to become first person to play eve...
29 Jul 2016 at 1:38pm
by Telegraph Reporters

Ansbach bomber and Wurzburg axemen 'were in contact with handl...
29 Jul 2016 at 1:37pm
by Justin Huggler

Heroic police rescue robbery suspect from burning car
29 Jul 2016 at 1:30pm
by Telegraph Video

Rape survivor launches the UK's first maternity clinic for vic...
29 Jul 2016 at 8:56am
by Cristina Criddle

Korean tourist fined 33,000 for mid-air rampage when cabin cr...
29 Jul 2016 at 11:41am
by AP

Under-fire NHS trust paid millions to companies owned by chief...
29 Jul 2016 at 12:44pm
by Henry Bodkin

Denis Dubourdieu, Who Elevated Bordeaux White Wines, Dies at 67
28 Jul 2016 at 8:58pm
by WILLIAM GRIMES
Mr. Dubourdieu, a scientist, professor and winemaker, owned and managed several estates and...

Matilda Rapaport, an Extreme Skier, Is Dead at 30
29 Jul 2016 at 12:59am
by PHIL DAVISON
A Swedish champion skied peaks that could be reached only by helicopter and appeared in man...

Jack Davis, Part of Mad Magazine?s Usual Gang of Idiots, Dies ...
28 Jul 2016 at 4:07pm
by KAREN ZRAICK
Mr. Davis poked fun at celebrities and politicians in Mad magazine for decades. His work al...

Dwight Jones, 64, Big Man Ejected in First U.S. Olympic Loss, ...
28 Jul 2016 at 11:56pm
by DANIEL E. SLOTNIK
Jones was thrown out near the end of the 1972 Olympic basketball championship game, contrib...

James Alan McPherson, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Writer, Dies at 72
27 Jul 2016 at 11:50pm
by SAM ROBERTS
Mr. McPherson grew up in the South, overcoming segregation to graduate from Harvard Law Sch...

Forrest E. Mars Jr., Scion of a Candy Empire, Dies at 84
27 Jul 2016 at 9:51pm
by SAM ROBERTS
Mr. Mars played an early role in the company?s global expansion and became co-president wit...