deaths

Humorist David Rakoff Dead At 47

David Rakoff, longtime contributor to This American Life, essayist adored for his cynical point of view, and beloved voice for the gay and Jewish communities, died of cancer yesterday at…

Newser | August 10, 2012 - 4:10 pm

Sally Ride, The First Female American Astronaut In Space, Has Died Of Cancer

Sally Ride, the first American woman in space, had died. According to her website, the 61-year-old passed away peacefully today after a 17-month battle with pancreatic cancer. A physicist, former…

Ami Angelowicz | July 23, 2012 - 5:40 pm

Amy Winehouse: Did Alcohol Withdrawal Kill Her?

As Amy Winehouse’s album Back to Black climbs back onto the charts and whispers begin about a treasure trove of unreleased songs, Winehouse’s family has a hunch about what we…

Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com | July 28, 2011 - 1:20 pm

Fashion Designer Sylvie Cachay Suffers Tragic Death

Sad news: Sylvie Cachay, the designer behind swimwear line SYLVA, was found dead yesterday in a hotel room at the Soho House, a swank members-only hangout in Manhattan’s meatpacking district.

Leonora Epstein | December 10, 2010 - 1:20 pm

Lots Of Obvious Plastic Surgery At Last Night’s Vigil For Dr. Frank Ryan

Yesterday, we told you that Dr. Frank Ryan—the plastic surgeon who infamously gave Heidi Montag 10 plastic surgery procedures in one day and called her a hero for going through…

Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com | August 18, 2010 - 1:20 pm

An Ode To The Chipwich

Dear Richard LaMotta,

I am deeply saddened by the news of your passing last Tuesday. I never knew you, but I’ve known your creation, the Chipwich, intimately for years…

Ami Angelowicz | May 18, 2010 - 2:40 pm

Marie Osmond’s Son Michael Commits Suicide

Another sad death over the weekend. On Friday night, Marie Osmond’s son, Michael Blosil, sent an unsettling text message to a friend in his apartment building who he was supposed…

Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com | March 1, 2010 - 2:10 pm

Sad Face: Andrew Koenig Committed Suicide

The search for actor Andrew Koenig, who you more likely remember as Boner Stabone on “Growing Pains,” is over. Yesterday, a team of his friends and family did a thorough…

Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com | February 26, 2010 - 1:40 pm

SeaWorld Sadness: An Orca Whale Kills Its Trainer

The more I read about SeaWorld trainer Dawn Brancheau, who was killed yesterday, the sadder I get. In an article about Brancheau written years ago, she told the Orlando Sentinel

Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com | February 25, 2010 - 3:40 pm

Friends And Family Gather For Alexander McQueen’s Funeral

The service for close friends and family for designer Alexander McQueen took place this morning in the U.K. and, based on images from outside the ceremony, it’s the best-dressed funeral…

Lily Q | February 25, 2010 - 1:40 pm

Was Model Ruslana Korshunova Killed For Her Hair?

When Vogue cover model Ruslana Korshunova was found dead in 2008, having apparently jumped out of a ninth-story window, police were quick to call it suicide. There was no sign…

Leonora Epstein | September 21, 2009 - 2:09 pm

RIP Walter Cronkite And Frank McCourt

It was another sad weekend in celebrity deaths. First Walter Cronkite, former anchor of the “CBS Evening News,” died in New York on Friday at the age of 92. Cronkite…

Nikki Dowling | July 20, 2009 - 2:20 pm
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