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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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Victor Sheymov, KGB officer who defected from Soviet Union, di...
5 Dec 2019 at 9:17pm
by Matt Schudel
He and his family were spirited out of the Soviet Union in a daring CIA operation in 1980.

Adam Peiperl, creator of kinetic light sculptures, dies at 84
4 Dec 2019 at 9:19pm
by Bart Barnes
His work was displayed in museums, galleries and private homes around the world.

Dorcas Hardy, first woman to lead Social Security Administrati...
4 Dec 2019 at 6:55pm
by Adam Bernstein
She sounded an early alarm about the entitlement program?s projected shortfalls as baby boo...

Howard Cruse, underground cartoonist and ?godfather of queer c...
4 Dec 2019 at 5:58pm
by Harrison Smith
His graphic novel ?Stuck Rubber Baby? explored race and sexuality in 1960s Alabama.

Robert K. Massie, award-winning historian of Czarist Russia, d...
4 Dec 2019 at 1:54am
by Emily Langer
He delved into the lives of the Romanovs because he had something in common with Nicholas I...

Allan Gerson, lawyer who sought justice for Lockerbie bombing ...
3 Dec 2019 at 1:03am
by Harrison Smith
He pushed for legal changes enabling U.S. citizens to sue foreign governments for complicit...


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Armed officer denies Trump accusation he was a 'coward' during...
27 Feb 2018 at 4:42am

North Korea 'refuses talks with US if they come with precondit...
27 Feb 2018 at 4:02am
by Julian Ryall

Climate change means king penguins must move or die, warn scie...
27 Feb 2018 at 3:13am
by Press Association

UK weather: Drivers warned of major disruption as snow set to ...
27 Feb 2018 at 1:35am
by Helena Horton

North Pole temperatures soar past freezing as 'beast from the ...
27 Feb 2018 at 2:37am
by Rob Crilly

Fifth Briton, newlywed Ellie Udall, dies after Grand Canyon he...
26 Feb 2018 at 9:51pm
by Samantha Herbert


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Herman Wouk, Perennially Best-Selling Author, Dies at 103
18 May 2019 at 5:37am
by WILLIAM GRIMES
His critics could be brutal, but he enthralled millions of readers with novels like ?The Wi...

Unita Blackwell, 86, Dies; Rights Crusader and Winner of Histo...
17 May 2019 at 11:35pm
by KATHARINE Q. SEELYE
A sharecropper?s daughter, she joined the voter-registration fight before becoming the firs...

Thomas Nozkowski, Painter of Bold (if Small) Abstractions, Die...
18 May 2019 at 4:12pm
by ROBERTA SMITH
Mr. Nozkowski rejected the grandiose Abstract Expressionism of his youth and created modest...

Bobbie Raymond, 80, Visionary on Racially Integrated Housing, ...
17 May 2019 at 11:19pm
by SAM ROBERTS
In Oak Park, bordering Chicago?s West Side, she fought for a fair housing law and helped cu...

I.M. Pei, Master Architect Whose Buildings Dazzled the World, ...
18 May 2019 at 3:03pm
by PAUL GOLDBERGER
Mr. Pei, a committed modernist, was one of the few architects equally attractive to real es...

Machiko Kyo, Star of ?Rashomon? and Other Films, Dies at 95
19 May 2019 at 4:53am
by RICHARD SANDOMIR
Ms. Kyo, whose dedication to her craft left Akira Kurosawa ?speechless,? rose to fame durin...