Tag: Obituaries

Amanda Peterson ‘Can’t Buy Me Love’ Actress Dies at 43 [VIDEO]

Actress Amanda Peterson, known for her leading role starring opposite Patrick Dempsey in the 1987 comedy Can’t Buy Me Love, died at her home in Greeley, Colorado. She was 43. It wasn’t immediately clear how she died, but Peterson’s father told TMZ “she had some illness and a sleep apnea problem that may have contributed.”…

‘Titanic’ Composer Killed in Plane Crash [VIDEO]

Authorities have identified Titantic composer James Horner as the pilot killed in a plane crash near Santa Barbara, California, on Monday. The 61-year old Oscar winner’s death was confirmed by his assistant Sylvia Patrycja. “We have lost an amazing person with a huge heart and unbelievable talent,” Patrycja posted on Facebook. “He died doing what…

Jack King, launch commentator for Apollo 11, dies at 84

Jack King, a NASA official who counted down the historic launch of Apollo 11 on July 16, 1969, died Thursday at age 84. King also did the countdown for the two-man Gemini missions and many other Apollo missions. Photo: This Nov. 14, 1969 photo shows Jack King in the Firing Room of the Kennedy Space…

Sir Christopher Lee Dies At 93 [VIDEO]

Sir Christopher Lee, the screen legend whose career took him from Hammer horror to Star Wars, Lord of the Rings and a role as one of the great Bond villains, has died. He was 93. The veteran actor died at 8.30 am on Sunday at London’s Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, sources close to his family…

Ben Stiller’s Mom Actress Anne Meara Dies At 85 [VIDEO]

Comedian Anne Meara, the wife of Jerry Stiller and mother to actor Ben Stiller, died Saturday from natural causes, her family said Sunday. She was 85. The Emmy- and Tony-nominated actress was first known for her work with her husband during the 1960s, with appearances as a duo on The Ed Sullivan Show and later…

Stand By Me R&B Singer Ben E. King Dies At 76 [VIDEO]

R&B and soul singer Ben E King, best known for the classic song Stand By Me, has died at the age of 76. King started his career in the late 1950s with The Drifters, singing on hits including There Goes My Baby and Save The Last Dance For Me. After going solo, he hit the…

Live long and prosper – Leonard Nimoy, Spock, dead at 83 [VIDEO]

Leonard Nimoy, best known as Mr. Spock on “Star Trek,” has died, according to family members who confirmed his death to multiple media outlets. He was 83. His last tweet and words were, “LLAP Live Long and Prosper” A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory.…

NYT David Carr Media Columnist Dies Suddenly [VIDEO]

New York Times media columnist David Carr has died at the age of 58. Carr, who wrote the Media Equation column for the Times, died after he collapsed in the newsroom on Thursday, according to the Times. He was then taken to St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

‘60 Minutes’ Bob Simon Killed in Crash [VIDEO]

60 Minutes journalist Bob Simon was killed Wednesday night in a car accident on the West Side Highway in Manhattan. His livery cab crashed into a Mercedes and then spun into a pedestrian area near 30th Street, the New York Post reports. The Mercedes driver claimed the cabbie had been driving dangerously. “He swerved into…

ESPN anchor Stuart Scott dies at 49 [VIDEO]

Stuart Scott, a longtime and well-known ESPN anchor, died Sunday at 49 after a long fight with cancer. Scott gave a speech about his cancer battle at the 2014 ESPY awards that later went viral, saying: “When you die, that does not mean that you lose to cancer. You beat cancer by how you live,…

Former NY Gov. Mario Cuomo Dies At Age 82 [VIDEO]

Mario Cuomo, a son of Queens who rode his rhetorical gifts to three terms as New York governor and tantalized Democrats by flirting with a run for President, died Thursday. He was 82. Cuomo died 6 hours after his son, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, was formally sworn-in to a second term.

[VIDEO] Joe Cocker, dead at age 70, 45 years after Woodstock

Joe Cocker has died aged 70 after a battle with lung cancer. The Sheffield born singer song-writer had a career lasting more than 40 years with hits including You Are So Beautiful and Up Where We Belong. Cocker was known for his bluesy, gravely voice and skyrocketed to prominence with his cover of the Beatles’…

Montreal Canadiens hockey legend Jean Béliveau dies

Jean Béliveau, the legendary, brilliant Montreal Canadiens centreman whose grace and leadership on and off the ice transcended hockey for more than six decades, died Tuesday night the Montreal Canadiens announced on Twitter. He was 83 years old. Béliveau leaves his wife and soulmate of 61 years, Élise; the couple’s daughter, Hélène; and granddaughters Mylène…

Award-winning director Mike Nichols dies

Mike Nichols, the entertainment icon and husband of ABC News Anchor Diane Sawyer, died suddenly Wednesday at the age of 83. “He was a true visionary, winning the highest honors in the arts for his work as a director, writer, producer and comic and was one of a tiny few to win the EGOT-an Emmy,…

Ben Bradlee, legendary Washington Post editor, dies at 93

Benjamin C. Bradlee, who presided over The Washington Post newsroom for 26 years and guided The Post’s transformation into one of the world’s leading newspapers, died Oct. 21 at his home in Washington of natural causes. He was 93. From the moment he took over The Post newsroom in 1965, Mr. Bradlee sought to create…

Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta dies at 82

Legendary fashion designer Oscar de la Renta has died, according to a family member. The veteran designer, a native of the Dominican Republic, was 82 years old and had been diagnosed with cancer in 2006. Over a long career, de la Renta designed clothes worn by fashion’s finest and spent a half century putting high…

‘Modern Family’ Star Elizabeth Pena Dies

Elizabeth Pena, the versatile actress who had roles in Down and Out in Beverly Hills, La Bamba, Rush Hour and The Incredibles, died in Los Angeles of natural causes after a brief illness at age 55, her manager said. Pena had numerous television roles, and is known by a new generation of veiwers for playing…

Comic Legend Joan Rivers Dies At Age 81

Breaking News: Joan Rivers Dead At Age 81 Joan’s daughter Melissa Rivers took her mom off life support so she could pass comfortably in a private room. Her daughter Melissa said in a statement: “It is with great sadness that I announce the death of my mother, Joan Rivers, She passed peacefully at 1:17pm surrounded…

British actor, director Richard Attenborough dies at 90

British actor and film director Richard Attenborough has died at 90, his son confirmed on Sunday. Attenborough appeared in films such as “The Great Escape” and “Jurassic Park” during his career that spanned six decades. As a director, he was well known for “Gandhi,” which won two Oscars.

‘Saturday Night Live’ announcer Don Pardo dies at 96

Don Pardo, the legendary NBC announcer who was the voice for “Saturday Night Live,” has died at age 96, his daughter confirmed. Pardo, who was with “S.N.L.” from the show’s first episode in 1975, remained the announcer of the show through its most recent season. Photo: Don Pardo on the set of “Saturday Night Live”…

‘American Idol’ Michael Johns Dead at 35

American Idol alumni Michael Johns died Friday at the age of 35, reportedly due to a blood clot in his ankle. The Australian singer was a finalist on season seven of the Fox series and finished eighth overall. Johns endured some controversy when it was discovered that he had previously signed with music labels, but…

Broadway actress Elaine Stritch dies at 89

Elaine Stritch, the Broadway actress and singer known for her stage and TV work and originating Stephen Sondheim’s hit song “The Ladies Who Lunch,” died on Thursday at her home in Birmingham, Mich. She was 89. [source: NYT]