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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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A U.S. soldier who defected to North Korea in 1962 has died, h...
by Cleve R. Wootson Jr.
"Comrade Joe? became the star of North Korean propaganda movies and tried to persuade other...

Brian Aldiss, science-fiction writer behind Steven Spielberg?s...
by Harrison Smith
His inventive novels and stories helped elevate a genre that many critics had dismissed.

Rafael ?Felo? Ramirez, Hall of Fame baseball broadcaster, dies...
by Freida Frisaro and Adrian Sainz
After beginning his career in Cuba, Mr. Ramirez became the second Spanish-language broadcas...

Sonny Burgess, boisterous rockabilly singer, dies at 88
by Terence McArdle
The singer-guitarist toured with Johnny Cash and counted Bruce Springsteen among his admirers.

Tommy Hawkins, Notre Dame basketball standout, dies at 80
by Beth Harris
He later played for the Los Angeles Lakers during a 10-year NBA career.

Bea Wain, ?girl singer? from big-band era who jammed with Pava...
by Adam Bernstein
Pop music matriarch used understated swing style to launch a nine-decade career.

US academic resigns as science envoy and hides secret 'impeach...
23 Aug 2017 at 10:19pm
by Rob Crilly

Autocue Trump sticks to script and calls for unity a day after...
23 Aug 2017 at 9:44pm
by Rob Crilly

Donald Trump's rift with key Republicans explodes into public ...
23 Aug 2017 at 5:57pm
by Rob Crilly

Learner drivers should have to practise on rural roads before ...
23 Aug 2017 at 9:25pm
by Sophie Jamieson

Rotterdam concert by group Allah-Las cancelled after Spanish t...
23 Aug 2017 at 8:24pm
by Barney Henderson

Prince George's new school is 'busy' and 'slightly chaotic', a...
23 Aug 2017 at 8:50pm
by Telegraph Reporters

M.T. Liggett, 86, Folk Artist and Provocateur, Is Dead
23 Aug 2017 at 7:56pm
by RICHARD SANDOMIR
Mr. Liggett?s sculptures, signs and whirligigs have been described as ?the gospel according...

Thomas Meehan, Who Wrote the Books for Broadway Hits, Dies at 88
23 Aug 2017 at 10:22pm
by NEIL GENZLINGER
?Annie,? ?Hairspray? and ?The Producers? won Tony Awards for Mr. Meehan.

Janusz Glowacki, Polish Playwright of Terror and Dark Humor, D...
23 Aug 2017 at 3:53pm
by NEIL GENZLINGER
Mr. Glowacki, whose plays were produced at the Public and other New York theaters, used dar...

Colin Meads, Revered New Zealand Rugby Star, Dies at 81
22 Aug 2017 at 10:56pm
by HUW RICHARDS
For many New Zealanders, Meads epitomized his nation?s rugged image of itself. As he put it...

U.S. Soldier Who Defected to North Korea in 1962 Has Died, His...
22 Aug 2017 at 10:54am
by CHOE SANG-HUN
James Dresnok, whose North Korean-born sons say he died in November, crossed the Demilitari...

Jerry Lewis, a Jester Both Silly and Stormy, Dies at 91
21 Aug 2017 at 11:11pm
by DAVE KEHR
Mr. Lewis rose to fame as Dean Martin?s comedy partner but went on to a major solo career w...