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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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Sydney L. Cousin, superintendent of Howard County schools, die...
18 Aug 2018 at 10:06pm
by Jess Nocera
Dr. Cousin worked for the Maryland school district for 25 years, including eight as superin...

Leonard L. Boswell, eight-term Iowa congressman, dies at 84
18 Aug 2018 at 9:05pm
by news services
He was a decorated Army helicopter pilot in Vietnam before serving in Congress.

Prince Michel of Bourbon-Parma, European royal and Allied para...
18 Aug 2018 at 7:26pm
by Phil Davison
He helped liberate France in World War II and was later tortured by the Viet Minh in French...

Kofi Annan, U.N. secretary general and Nobel Peace Prize laure...
18 Aug 2018 at 10:24am
by Stanley Meisler
He was the first black secretary general and led the international peacemaking body from 19...

Aretha Franklin, music?s ?Queen of Soul,? dies at 76
16 Aug 2018 at 2:02pm
by J. Freedom du Lac
She was one of the most celebrated and influential singers in the history of American verna...

Atal Bihari Vajpayee, prime minister who made India a nuclear ...
16 Aug 2018 at 12:41pm
by Rama Lakshmi
He shocked the world in May 1998 with five underground nuclear tests, prompting internation...


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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

Kofi Annan, Who Redefined the U.N., Dies at 80
19 Aug 2018 at 2:46am
by ALAN COWELL
Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2001, he projected himself and his organization as the wor...

David McReynolds, Socialist Activist Who Ran for President, Di...
19 Aug 2018 at 3:20pm
by JACEY FORTIN
His pacifist work spanned decades and several wars, and he twice ran for the White House as...

John Glines, Who Helped Bring ?Torch Song? to Broadway, Dies a...
17 Aug 2018 at 9:38pm
by NEIL GENZLINGER
Mr. Glines was a producer who was committed to plays with gay themes and instrumental in br...

Louis Gignac, Whose Styles Took the Fuss Out of Hair, Dies at 89
17 Aug 2018 at 10:19pm
by BONNIE WERTHEIM
Mr. Gignac, promoting wash-and-wear styles, ran a New York salon that attracted clients lik...

Isamu Shibayama Dies at 88, His Quest for Reparations Unfulfilled
17 Aug 2018 at 11:19pm
by SAM ROBERTS
His family was deported from Peru to an American wartime internment camp, setting him on a ...

Miriam Nelson, 98, Golden Age Dancer and Choreographer, Dies
18 Aug 2018 at 5:53pm
by ANITA GATES
A Broadway hoofer who went to Hollywood to tutor William Holden, Kim Novak, Ingrid Bergman,...