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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.

Letter: Dame Zaha Hadid obituary
1 May 2016 at 11:24am
by Bruce Ross-Smith
Deyan Sudjic mentioned that Zaha Hadid ?built a library? at St Antony?s College, Oxford. Th...

Letter: Sir David MacKay obituary
1 May 2016 at 11:13am
by Paul Manning
In the late 1980s I was a scientist at the Royal Signals and Radar Establishment in Malvern...

John RWD Jones obituary
1 May 2016 at 8:20am
by Geoffrey Robertson
Human rights lawyer who helped ensure justice for some of the most demonised defendantsThe ...

Peter Gill on Arnold Wesker: ?John Dexter brought these new pl...
29 Apr 2016 at 12:22pm
by Peter Gill
John Dexter?s extraordinary productions of Arnold Wesker?s five early plays, including thos...

Barry Howard obituary
29 Apr 2016 at 11:45am
by Anthony Hayward
Actor best known for his deadpan role in the holiday camp comedy Hi-de-Hi!The actor Barry H...

Richard Smith obituary
28 Apr 2016 at 2:26pm
by Chris Stephens
Artist whose work was a unique fusion of abstract values and contemporary subject matterThe...

Tommy Kono, two-time Olympic champion weightlifter, dies at 85
by By Matt Schudel
Beginning in an internment camp during WWII, Mr. Kono became one of the world?s biggest sta...

Daniel J. Berrigan, pacifist priest who led antiwar protests, ...
by Colman McCarthy
Father Berrigan was a leader of civil disobedience protests and a goad to the Catholic cons...

Conrad Burns, impolitic Republican senator from Montana, dies ...
by Emily Langer
Mr. Burns reaped federal dollars for his state ? as well as criticism for his at times offe...

The life of pacifist priest, the Rev. Daniel Berrigan
The radical priest, who was instrumental in forming the Plowshares Movement, a group of pac...

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

Photos: Remembering former pro wrestler Chyna
The wrestler, whose success inside the ring broke new ground for women in the industry, has...

Blackie Sherrod, 96, Texan Who Wrote About Sports With an Info...
1 May 2016 at 7:07pm
by BRUCE WEBER
Mr. Sherrod, voted the state?s best 16 times, was admired for his lively style and for ment...

Insider Podcasts: The Last Word: Inside the Times? Obits Depar...
27 Apr 2016 at 5:19pm
by SUSAN LEHMAN
The editor of the Obituaries section, William McDonald, talks about ?Obit,? the movie and o...

Daniel J. Berrigan, Defiant Priest Who Preached Pacifism, Dies...
30 Apr 2016 at 8:35pm
by DANIEL LEWIS
Father Berrigan, a Jesuit priest and poet, defiantly protested the Vietnam War and served t...

Conrad Burns, Former U.S. Senator of Montana, Dies at 81
1 May 2016 at 8:00pm
by CHRISTOPHER MELE and DANIEL VICTOR
Mr. Burns was a plain-spoken former livestock auctioneer who had a meteoric rise in politic...

Samuel Billy Kyles, Witness to King?s Last Moments, Dies at 81
30 Apr 2016 at 2:02pm
by SAM ROBERTS
Mr. Kyles was on the balcony of a Memphis motel with the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. wh...

Remo Belli, Developer of the Synthetic Drumhead, Dies at 88
30 Apr 2016 at 10:31am
by SAM ROBERTS
Mr. Belli?s Weather King, so named because it was impervious to humid conditions, largely r...