Posts tagged "obituary"

Leonard Nimoy, Star Trek‘s Beloved Captain Spock, Has Died at 83

Long before Zachary Quinto's eyebrows were getting Chris Pine out of intergalactic jams, the Vulcan who won over the hearts of a universe was actor Leonard Nimoy, "Star Trek"'s  original Captain Spock, was charming audiences everywhere with his resolute pragmatism aboard the Starship Enterprise. The 83-year old actor passed away at home in Beverly Hills on Friday…
By: Beejoli Shah / February 27, 2015

Hundreds Of Strangers Attend Lonely Vet’s Funeral After Obituary Goes Viral

Have I got the perfect heartwarming Veteran's Day story for you! When British World War II vet Harold Jellicoe "Coe" Percival passed away last month at the age of 99, the local newspaper ran an obituary that sadly revealed Percival had no living relatives to attend his funeral. The obit also included a line asking "any service…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 11, 2013

Joy Covey, Former Amazon.com Executive, Dies Suddenly In Bike Accident At 50

Joy Covey, the former CFO of Amazon.com and a pioneering woman in tech, died suddenly in a bicycle accident yesterday in San Mateo County, California, at age 50. Named by Fortune magazine in 1999 as one of the 50 most powerful women, Covey was the first chief fiscal officer of Amazon between 1996 and 2000.
By: Jessica Wakeman / September 20, 2013

This Is Probably The Most Vicious Obituary You Will Ever Read

When someone dies, often the surviving family members submit an obituary to the local newspaper, celebrating their loved one's life. But what if that family member was a complete shitbird during the time they were on this planet and you were still really pissed about it? Maybe you would take the opportunity to piss all…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 13, 2013

Spot “The Simpsons” Characters In Matt Groening’s Mom’s Obituary

"Simpsons" creator Matt Groening lost his mother, Margaret Groening, at the end of April, which is super sad. But what's not: her obituary reveals several of the inspirations for popular "Simpsons" characters. Like, did you know that Matt named the Simpson siblings after his own sisters (and renamed himself Bart)? Or that Chief Wiggum share…
By: Julie Gerstein / May 7, 2013

RIP: Cosmopolitan Editor Helen Gurley Brown Has Passed Away

The most famous editor of Cosmopolitan magazine, Helen Gurley Brown, has died at the age of 90, according to a press release from Hearst. The controversial editor, who was also the author of the groundbreaking Sex and the Single Girl, passed away at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia after a short hospitalization. Brown was in charge of Cosmo for 32 years,…
By: Julie Gerstein / August 13, 2012

Get To Know Naomi Sims, Pioneering Black Model

By now you may have heard that over the weekend, Naomi Sims, the first black model to grace the cover of Ladies' Home Journal in November 1968, muse to many, and a successful designer of wigs and cosmetics for black women, died in Newark at the age of 61. While everyone knows the name of…
By: Annika Harris / August 4, 2009

Obit: Actress Natasha Richardson Dead At 45

Her family issued the following statement:"Liam Neeson, his sons, and the entire family are shocked and devastated by the tragic death of their beloved Natasha. They are profoundly grateful for the support, love and prayers of everyone, and ask for privacy during this very difficult time."…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 19, 2009

Purrfect Singer, Dancer and Actress Eartha Kitt Dies At 81

Eartha Kitt, the "Santa Baby" crooner and former Catwoman, died of colon cancer at 81 on Christmas Day in Connecticut. The self-proclaimed "sex kitten" began her career as a dancer in the famed Katharine Dunham troupe and cabarets, but progressed to acting and singing on stage, in movies and on television. She won two Emmys,…
By: Annika Harris / December 26, 2008

Bettie Page Dies

Bettie Page, otherwise known as the "Queen of Pinups," has died. She was 85. Born in Jackson, Tennessee, Betty Mae Page had a hardscrabble childhood that included time spent in an orphanage. As a teenager inspired by her hairdresser mother, Page experimented with different looks and learned to sew, a pair of obsessio…
By: Susannah Breslin / December 12, 2008

Loving & Marriage

Mildred Loving, the aptly named civil rights leader and last victim to be criminally tried for interracial marriage, passed away last Friday, at the age of 68. In 1958, she happily married a white man she had been in love with since grade school. Subsequently, she and her husband, Robert, were arrested and forced into…
By: Simcha / May 6, 2008