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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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Kim Jong-pil, spymaster and two-time prime minister of South K...
by Hyung-jin Kim
He was a political kingmaker but never managed to win the presidency.

Donald Hall, former U.S. poet laureate who wrote of nature and...
by Harrison Smith
Some of his most acclaimed verses concerned the death of his wife, fellow poet Jane Kenyon.

Vinnie Paul, hard-hitting drummer for heavy metal band Pantera...
by Matt Schudel
Mr. Paul formed the group in the 1980s with his guitarist brother, who was later killed ons...

James S. Denton, journal editor who led programs to advance de...
by Matt Schudel
Mr. Denton was the son of Vietnam POW and U.S. Sen. Jeremiah A. Denton Jr.

Dick Leitsch, whose ?Sip-In? was a milestone for the gay right...
by Harrison Smith
?His actions,? one historian said, ?helped make it easier for a generation of gay people to...

Hubert Green, golfer who won U.S. Open despite death threat, d...
by Associated Press
Ignoring a threat that he would be shot, Mr. Green won the 1977 U.S. Open championship.

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

Donald Hall, a Poet Laureate of the Rural Life, Is Dead at 89
24 Jun 2018 at 6:40pm
by DAVID KIRBY
The prolific Mr. Hall was also a memoirist, an essayist and a children?s book author, not t...

Dick Leitsch, Whose ?Sip-In? Was a Gay Rights Milestone, Dies ...
23 Jun 2018 at 2:20am
by ROBERT D. McFADDEN
In 1966, he led an act of civil disobedience in Manhattan that paved the way for the legali...

Kim Jong-pil, Political Kingmaker in South Korea, Dies at 92
23 Jun 2018 at 8:44pm
by CHOE SANG-HUN
A two-time prime minister who helped three presidents come to power, Mr. Kim never managed ...

Vinnie Paul, Pantera Drummer and Heavy Metal Innovator, Is Dea...
24 Jun 2018 at 6:31pm
by MIHIR ZAVERI
A drummer who was ?totally capable of hitting hard and rumbling thunder,?? Mr. Paul also lo...

Chuck Vinci, Olympic Champion Weight Lifter, Dies at 85
22 Jun 2018 at 11:12pm
by RICHARD SANDOMIR
Considered one of the greatest weight lifters ever, he won gold medals at the 1956 and 1960...

Rebecca Parris, Jazz Singer, Is Dead at 66
24 Jun 2018 at 7:55pm
by ANDREW R. CHOW
In a four-decade career, Ms. Parris, hailed as Boston?s first lady of jazz, recorded 10 alb...