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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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David Prowse, English actor and weightlifter who embodied Dart...
29 Nov 2020 at 12:37pm
by Louie Estrada
The actor used his towering height and broad shoulders to portray the bionic body of the ev...

Tony Hsieh, entrepreneur who made Zappos an online retail gian...
28 Nov 2020 at 6:14pm
by Matt Schudel
He built the online shoe and clothing retailer into a billion-dollar business and led revit...

Camilla Wicks, acclaimed mid-century violin virtuoso, dies at 92
28 Nov 2020 at 1:23am
by Matt Schudel
Hailed as one of the finest violinists of her era, she left the limelight to raise her chil...

Hal Ketchum, singer of 1990s country hits, dies at 67
27 Nov 2020 at 1:52am
by Matt Schudel
A onetime carpenter, he turned to crafting songs and had several Top 10 country hits.

Bruce Carver Boynton, who helped spark Freedom Rides, dies at 83
26 Nov 2020 at 8:00pm
by Harrison Smith
His refusal to give up his seat at a bus-terminal restaurant led to a landmark Supreme Cour...

Paolo Gabriele, Vatican butler whose leaks exposed turmoil und...
26 Nov 2020 at 4:00am
by Harrison Smith
He was convicted of stealing papal documents in 2012 and served two months in a Vatican jai...


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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...