Obituaries

‘Bonfire of the Vanities’ author Tom Wolfe dead at 88

‘Bonfire of the Vanities’ author Tom Wolfe dead at 88

Published 16/05/2018

(Reuters) - Tom Wolfe, an early practitioner of “new journalism” who captured the mood and culture of America across five decades with books including “The [more…]

R. Lee Ermey, ‘Full Metal Jacket’ sergeant dies at 74

R. Lee Ermey, ‘Full Metal Jacket’ sergeant dies at 74

Published 16/04/2018

(Reuters) - R. Lee Ermey, a former marine turned Hollywood actor known for hardheaded military roles like Gunnery Sergeant Hartman in Stanley Kubrick’s “Full Metal [more…]

Feted Italian film director Vittorio Taviani dies

Feted Italian film director Vittorio Taviani dies

Published 15/04/2018

ROME (Reuters) - Celebrated Italian director Vittorio Taviani, who made more than 20 films alongside his brother Paolo, has died aged 88, his family said [more…]

Forman, Oscar-winning director of ‘Cuckoo’s Nest’ and ‘Amadeus’,…

Forman, Oscar-winning director of ‘Cuckoo’s Nest’ and ‘Amadeus’,…

Published 14/04/2018

PRAGUE (Reuters) - Milos Forman, the Czech-born movie director who found fame in Hollywood with the Oscar-winning classics “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” and [more…]

Comic children’s actor, voice for Cocoa Puff’s cuckoo, dies

Comic children’s actor, voice for Cocoa Puff’s cuckoo, dies

Published 09/04/2018

(Reuters) - The goofy voice behind the “I’m cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs” call for breakfast cereal fell silent Sunday, as comedian and voice actor Chuck [more…]

Madcap British comedian Ken Dodd dies, aged 90

Madcap British comedian Ken Dodd dies, aged 90

Published 12/03/2018

FILE PHOTO: Entertainer Ken Dodd poses for photographers after being made a Knight Bachelor of the British Empire by Britain's Prince William at an investiture [more…]

India’s Bollywood legend Sridevi dies at 54 of cardiac arrest

India’s Bollywood legend Sridevi dies at 54 of cardiac arrest

Published 25/02/2018

FILE PHOTO: Actress Sridevi Kapoor arrives for the gala presentation of "English Vinglish" at the 37th Toronto International Film Festival, September 14, 2012. REUTERS/Mark Blinch/File [more…]

Nanette Fabray, winner of Emmy and Tony awards, dead at 97

Nanette Fabray, winner of Emmy and Tony awards, dead at 97

Published 24/02/2018

FILE PHOTO: Legendary comedian Sid Caesar poses with actress Nanette Fabray as he celebrates his belated 80th birthday at the Friars Club in Beverly Hills, [more…]

LVMH chief Arnault’s adviser Pierre Gode dies aged 73

LVMH chief Arnault’s adviser Pierre Gode dies aged 73

Published 02/02/2018

FILE PHOTO: Bernard Arnault (L), chairman and chief executive officer of LVMH Moet Hennessy-Louis Vuitton, speaks with Pierre Gode, LVMH Moet Hennessy-Louis Vuitton's director, during [more…]

‘Beetle Bailey’ comic strip creator dies aged 94

‘Beetle Bailey’ comic strip creator dies aged 94

Published 28/01/2018

Mort Walker, the artist and creator of the decades-long running comic strip "Beetle Bailey" about the antics of a work-shirking Army private, died at his home Saturday, his family said. [more…]