Posts tagged "obits"

RIP: Neil Armstrong, First Man To Walk On The Moon, Dead At 82

Sad news to report this afternoon: Neil Armstrong, the astronaut who was the first man to walk on the moon, has died at the age of 82, confirms NBC. Armstrong…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | August 25, 2012 - 3:40 pm

Oscar Winner Ernest Borgnine Dead At 95

Ernest Borgnine, the hefty Hollywood actor who went from bad guy roles to Oscar stardom to TV comedy, died today at age 95 in Los Angeles, theĀ APreports. The former Navy…

Newser | July 9, 2012 - 10:50 am

Ray Bradbury Dead At 91

Renowned sci-fi author Ray Bradbury died this morning in Los Angeles at age 91, i09 is reporting, with confirmation from his family and biographer. The report does not indicate the cause of…

Newser | June 6, 2012 - 11:10 am

RIP: Whitney Houston Dead At Age 48 [UPDATED]

UPDATE (Sunday, 3:45 p.m. EST): TMZ is now reporting that Whitney Houston was found in her room’s bathtub and that it’s possible she drowned? Sources also say prescription drugs were…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | February 12, 2012 - 3:45 pm

Legendary Penn State Football Coach Joe Paterno Dead At Age 85

Joe Paterno, the “winningest coach in college football,” who was forced to retire from his position as head coach of Penn State’s football team following the Jerry Sandusky/child rape scandal,…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | January 22, 2012 - 3:15 pm

RIP Heavy D: The Rapper’s Most Inspiring Tweets

I was saddened yesterday to learn of the death of Dwight Arrington Myers, better known as the illustrious Heavy D of Heavy D & the Boyz. He collapsed yesterday outside…

Rachel Krause | November 9, 2011 - 11:40 am

Amy Winehouse, At Her Very Best

Some of us were lucky enough to see Amy Winehouse perform live before she passed this weekend at the age of 27. Fewer of us were lucky enough to…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | July 25, 2011 - 10:40 am

Amy Winehouse’s Last Time On Stage

On Wednesday night, Amy Winehouse’s goddaughter and protege Dionne Bromfield performed at the iTunes Festival and Amy accompanied her to the show. She also danced alongside Bromfield as she…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | July 23, 2011 - 4:30 pm

RIP: Amy Winehouse Found Dead At Age 27

Extremely sad news out of the UK today: singer Amy Winehouse was found dead in her London home at the age of 27. Though the cause of her death is…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | July 23, 2011 - 2:30 pm

We’ll Miss You, Randy ‘Macho Man’ Savage

News that Randy “Macho Man” Savage died in a car accident age 58 has triggered plenty of nostalgic tributes. From David Brown, Yahoo Sports:

“A small part of my…

Newser | May 21, 2011 - 10:30 am

RIP: Legendary Feminist Punk Singer Poly Styrene Dies

This morning, we were sad to learn of the death of Poly Styrene, the infamous singer of ’70s punk band X-Ray Spex. Styrene — born Marian Joan Elliott-Said –…

Julie Gerstein | April 26, 2011 - 12:20 pm

Sad News Out Of The LBC: Rapper Nate Dogg Dead At Age 41

Rapper Nate Dogg, who is best known for his smooth-voiced collaborations with Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, 50 Cent, and, above, Warren G, died yesterday after a battling health problems…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | March 16, 2011 - 10:20 am

RIP: Broadcast’s Trish Keenan

It’s a sad day for music. Trish Keenan, of the electronic pop duo Broadcast, has died from complications from pneumonia after she contracted H1N1 (yeah, swine flu) while on tour.

Amelia McDonell-Parry | January 14, 2011 - 2:15 pm

RIP Teena Marie

Award-winning R&B singer Teena Marie died this weekend at the age of 54. Best known for hit songs like “Lovergirl,” “I Need Your Lovin'” and “Ooo La La La,”…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | December 27, 2010 - 6:30 pm

Elizabeth Edwards Has Died At The Age Of 61

Elizabeth Edwards, the estranged wife of former senator and presidential hopeful John Edwards, died today at her home in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, after a six-year battle with breast cancer.

Amelia McDonell-Parry | December 7, 2010 - 8:45 pm

Heidi Montag’s Back-Scooping Plastic Surgeon Dead In Car Wreck

The plastic surgeon responsible for Heidi Montag’s multitude of physical transformations — including her massive breast implants and her scooped back — has died in a car accident. According to…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | August 17, 2010 - 4:40 pm

Simon Monjack — Brittany Murphy’s Husband — Found Dead

Only five months after the death of actress Brittany Murphy, her husband, British screenwriter Simon Monjack, 39, was found dead yesterday. The preliminary cause of death was natural causes, with…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | May 24, 2010 - 11:10 am

R.I.P., Dixie Carter

Actress Dixie Carter passed away this weekend at the age of 70. Above, the oh-so-classic “The Night The Lights Went Down In Georgia” speech from Julia Sugarbaker, Carter’s character…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | April 12, 2010 - 11:40 am

Corey Haim Found Dead This Morning

If you were a preteen girl in the late ’80s, chances are you or someone you know had a bedroom full of Corey Haim posters on the wall. Back then,…

Wendy Atterberry | March 10, 2010 - 12:05 pm

Casey Johnson Found Dead At Age 30

Yesterday morning, embattled socialite and Johnson & Johnson heiress Casey Johnson was found dead in Los Angeles. TMZ reported her death last night. Johnson was engaged to Tila Tequila, who…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | January 5, 2010 - 12:10 pm