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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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William Keeler, cardinal who headed Baltimore?s archdiocese fo...
by Patricia Sullivan
He tried to make the Catholic Church more responsive to the sexual-abuse scandal in 2002.

Chuck Barris, ?Gong Show? host, author of ?Confessions of a Da...
by Matt Schudel
Mr. Barris created long-running game shows and, in a memoir, claimed to have been a CIA ass...

Colin Dexter, British author who created the Inspector Morse s...
by Bart Barnes
His books about a curmudegeonly detective launched a long-running TV show.

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

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...

Remembering Norma McCorvey, Jane Roe of Roe v. Wade (1947?2017)
Norma McCorvey, better known as Jane Roe from the landmark Supreme Court case that legalize...

Belgian police find 'knives and shotgun' in car after man trie...
23 Mar 2017 at 4:04pm
by Telegraph Reporters

In pictures, Westminster aftermath from the air.
23 Mar 2017 at 3:59pm

Theresa May set to lead Parliament in show of defiance today a...
23 Mar 2017 at 12:50am
by Telegraph Reporters

'A sight so touching in its majesty': People share Wordsworth ...
23 Mar 2017 at 9:48am
by Helena Horton

Taliban captures Sangin, the Afghan town where more than 100 U...
23 Mar 2017 at 2:57pm
by Raf Sanchez

Woman pulled alive from River Thames after Westminster Bridge ...
22 Mar 2017 at 5:14pm
by Sophie Jamieson

Dallas Green, Who Led the Phillies to Their First Title, Dies ...
23 Mar 2017 at 12:24am
by RICHARD SANDOMIR
Green was a hot-tempered baseball lifer who, in his later years, struggled to recover from ...

Skip Williamson, Underground Cartoonist, Dies at 72
22 Mar 2017 at 11:33pm
by RICHARD SANDOMIR
Mr. Williamson, whose comics in the 1960s and ?70s reflected his radical politics, included...

George Weinberg Dies at 87; Coined ?Homophobia? After Seeing F...
23 Mar 2017 at 3:06pm
by WILLIAM GRIMES
Among Dr. Weinberg?s books were ?Society and the Healthy Homosexual,? which rejected the pr...

Mary Maples Dunn, Advocate of Women?s Colleges, Dies at 85
22 Mar 2017 at 10:44pm
by DANIEL E. SLOTNIK
Ms. Dunn spent most of her career at women?s colleges, which had been established long befo...

Chuck Barris, Producer and Personality of ?Gong Show? Fame, Di...
22 Mar 2017 at 7:06am
by NEIL GENZLINGER
The creative force and host of TV hits ? as well as a songwriter, novelist and even an assa...

Colin Dexter, Creator of Inspector Morse, Who Sleuthed in Nove...
22 Mar 2017 at 1:37am
by WILLIAM GRIMES
The British mystery writer indulged in the art for fun and never expected his character to ...