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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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Agustín Edwards Eastman, Chilean publisher who backed Pinochet...
by Emily Langer
The ?Rupert Murdoch of Chile? collaborated with the CIA in the 1973 coup that brought the s...

Cecilia Alvear, prominent Latina journalist for NBC News, dies...
by Emily Langer
She was a past president of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists.

Jonathan Demme, who directed ?Silence of the Lambs,? ?Philadel...
by Adam Bernstein
He also made riveting documentaries, including ?Stop Making Sense? and ?The Agronomist.?

Notable deaths so far this year
Remembering those who have died in 2017.

Comic legend Don Rickles (1926-2017)
Rickles, the bigmouthed, baldheaded ?Mr. Warmth? whose verbal assaults endeared him to audi...

The career of rock-and-roll legend Chuck Berry (1926-2017)
Chuck Berry, a charismatic singer, songwriter and one of the greatest guitarists of all tim...

Macedonia 'playing with fire,' former peace envoy warns
29 Apr 2017 at 3:21am
by Reuters

North Korea 'tests ballistic missile' amid reports Pyongyang s...
29 Apr 2017 at 2:54am
by Barney Henderson

Prince Harry to attend Army and Navy rugby match with Invictus...
29 Apr 2017 at 2:24am
by Press Association

Filipino troops kill notorious Abu Sayyaf kidnapper in clash 
29 Apr 2017 at 1:25am
by Associated Press

Vikings ?may have produced their own wine? 
29 Apr 2017 at 12:31am
by David Millward

Terror suspect arrested in armed raid tried to take two teenag...
28 Apr 2017 at 10:05pm
by Martin Evans

Shobha Nehru, Who Escaped Holocaust and Married Into Indian Po...
29 Apr 2017 at 2:37am
by ELLEN BARRY
After marrying B.K. Nehru in 1935 and moving to India, Mrs. Nehru saw religious and ethnic ...

Florence Finch, Unsung War Hero Who Took On Japanese, Dies at 101
29 Apr 2017 at 12:33am
by SAM ROBERTS
During World War II, Mrs. Finch quietly undermined Japan when it occupied the Philippines, ...

Vito Acconci, Performance Artist and Uncommon Architect, Dies ...
28 Apr 2017 at 7:24pm
by RANDY KENNEDY
Mr. Acconci made a radical career turn in the 1970s, when he abandoned the gallery world an...

Richard Haynes, Flashy and Successful Houston Lawyer, Dies at 90
29 Apr 2017 at 1:14am
by WILLIAM GRIMES
Mr. Haynes inherited the mantle of the legendary Texas lawyer Percy Foreman when he began c...

Thomas Forkner, Waffle House Co-Founder, Dies at 98
29 Apr 2017 at 12:01am
by DANIEL E. SLOTNIK
Mr. Forkner met his future business partner, Joseph W. Rogers, by selling him a house. They...

Norman T. Hatch, Who Filmed Grisly World War II Combat, Dies a...
29 Apr 2017 at 12:52am
by SAM ROBERTS
He won a 1945 Academy Award for vivid documentary footage of combat between the United Stat...