obituary

Chyna, WWE Wrestler & Reality Star, Dies at 46

WWE wrestler and erstwhile reality star Chyna, aka Joan Marie Laurer has died. The AP reports that Chyna was found dead in her Redondo Beach apartment late Wednesday night.

Megan Reynolds |

Former Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Dies From Cancer

Former Toronto mayor and councilman Rob Ford is dead at the age of 46. Ford was diagnosed with a rare type of cancer, pleomorphic liposarcoma, in September 2014, during a…

Jenni Miller |

Harper Lee Has Died At 89

The legendary Harper Lee, author of To Kill a Mockingbird and the recent follow-up, Go Set a Watchman, died in her hometown of Monroeville, Alabama this morning, Friday, February 19.

Rebecca Vipond Brink |

Pop Star Denise “Vanity” Matthews Dies At 57

Denise Matthews, who was perhaps best known as the ’80s pop star Prince took under his majestic purple wing, passed away yesterday in Fremont, California, at the age of 57.

Jenni Miller |

Man’s Obituary: “In Lieu Of Flowers, Don’t Vote For Trump”

A Pittsburgh man’s obituary is pretty standard stuff, until you get to the end. Jeffrey H. Cohen, 70, died Sunday morning, and his obit, published in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, starts…

Newser |

You’re Not Alone: A Eulogy For David Bowie

David Bowie’s legacy is bringing together millions of scared and lonely super freaks.

Rebecca Vipond Brink |

Oliver Sacks, Neurologist And Bestselling Author Dies At Age 82

Having a shrink and all-around intellectual science and brain curious mother, we had a heavily read copy of “The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat” by Oliver Sacks…

Katrin Higher |

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,…

Beejoli Shah |

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry |

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…

Jessica Wakeman |

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry |

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…

Julie Gerstein |

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…

Julie Gerstein |

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,…

Annika Harris |

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry |

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…

Annika Harris |

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…

Susannah Breslin |

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…

Simcha |