Obituaries

Tom Petty, `distinctively American` rocker, dies aged 66

Tom Petty, `distinctively American` rocker, dies aged 66

Published 03/10/2017

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Playboy founder Hugh Hefner dies at age 91

Playboy founder Hugh Hefner dies at age 91

Published 28/09/2017

Playboy founder Hugh Hefner, who helped usher in the 1960s sexual revolution with his groundbreaking men's magazine and built a business empire around his libertine lifestyle, died on Wednesday at the age of 91, Playboy Enterprises said. [more…]

Nancy Hatch Dupree `Grandmother of Afghanistan` dies in Kabul

Nancy Hatch Dupree `Grandmother of Afghanistan` dies in Kabul

Published 10/09/2017

Nancy Hatch Dupree, a historian from the United States who helped set up the Afghanistan Centre at Kabul University, has died in the country whose culture she worked for more than five decades to preserve, the university said on Sunday. She was 89. [more…]

Walter Becker, Steely Dan`s jazz-loving co-founder, dead at 67

Walter Becker, Steely Dan`s jazz-loving co-founder, dead at 67

Published 03/09/2017

Walter Becker, co-founder of the influential jazz-rock band Steely Dan, died on Sunday at age 67, according to his website, which did not disclose the cause of death. [more…]

Celebrities pay tribute to comedy legend Jerry Lewis

Celebrities pay tribute to comedy legend Jerry Lewis

Published 21/08/2017

Jerry Lewis, who parlayed his distinctive style of low-brow comedy into a long-running movie and stage career and became a fixture on the American calendar with his Labor Day charity telethon, died in Las Vegas on Sunday at the age of 91. [more…]

Jerry Lewis, king of low-brow comedy and charity fundraiser, dies at 91

Jerry Lewis, king of low-brow comedy and charity fundraiser, dies at 91

Published 21/08/2017

Jerry Lewis, the high prince of low-brow comedy on stage and in film as well as a fund-raising powerhouse with his annual Labor Day telethon, died on Sunday at the age of 91, his family said. [more…]

Facts about comedian and actor Jerry Lewis, dead at 91

Facts about comedian and actor Jerry Lewis, dead at 91

Published 20/08/2017

Jerry Lewis, the comedic legend who teamed up with Dean Martin before starring in his own series of slapstick movies, died at his Las Vegas home at the age of 91, his family said. [more…]

Comedian, civil rights activist Dick Gregory dies at 84

Comedian, civil rights activist Dick Gregory dies at 84

Published 20/08/2017

Dick Gregory, a comedian who lambasted racism and played a prominent role in the 1960s civil rights movement after becoming one of the first black comics to perform for white audiences, died on Saturday at age 84, his son said. [more…]

Actor and playwright Sam Shepard dies from ALS complications

Actor and playwright Sam Shepard dies from ALS complications

Published 31/07/2017

FILE PHOTO: Actor Sam Shepard talks about Discovery Channel's "Klondike" during the Winter 2014 TCA presentations in Pasadena, California, January 9, 2014.

Actor and Pulitzer-winning playwright Sam Shepard has died from complications related to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), known as Lou Gehrig's disease, a representative for his family said on Monday.

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French actress Jeanne Moreau dies at 89

French actress Jeanne Moreau dies at 89

Published 31/07/2017

FILE PHOTO - Actress Moreau waves during a photocall for French director Ozon's film "Le Temps Qui Reste" at the 58th Cannes Film Festival, in Cannes, France, May 16, 2005.

Jeanne Moreau, the quintessential French actress whose mother was an English cabaret club dancer, has died at 89.

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