Tributes & Obituaries

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Roger Moore: A Life in Pictures

Roger Moore – Saint, Persuader and the suavest James Bond – dies at 89

The much-loved English actor, who made his name on the small screen before taking on the mantle of 007, has passed away in Switzerland<p>He was the epitome of the suave English gent, quipping sweatlessly in a bespoke three-piece suit, who enjoyed an acting career spanning eight decades. On Tuesday, …

Film (UK)

Robert H. Boyle, a Watchdog of the Hudson River, Dies at 88

Robert H. Boyle, a Brooklyn-born sportswriter and angler who became the unofficial guardian of the Hudson River as a crusading conservationist and a founder of a widely replicated watchdog group called Riverkeeper, died on Friday in Cooperstown, N.Y. He was 88.<p>The cause was cancer, his daughter, …

History

Dina Merrill, Actress and Philanthropist, Dies at 93

Dina Merrill, the actress and heiress to two fortunes who wintered at her family’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla., as a child before becoming a leading lady in movies, most often in upper-class roles, died on Monday at her home in East Hampton, N.Y. She was 93.<p>Her death was confirmed by her …

Entertainment

Former Blackhawks defenseman Bill White dead at 77

Bill White, a former Blackhawks defenseman who played in six All-Star games, died at 77, according to the Blackhawks' website.<p>White began his NHL career at age 28 with the expansion Kings in 1967 after toiling in the AHL, receiving his break when the league expanded from six to 12 teams.<p>White spent …

Ice Hockey

Roxcy Bolton, Feminist Who Fought for Equal Rights Amendment, Dies at 90

Roxcy Bolton, a pioneering and tempestuous Florida feminist who was credited with founding the nation’s first rape treatment center and who helped persuade national weather forecasters not to name tropical storms after only women, died Wednesday in Coral Gables, Fla. She was 90.<p>Her death, in a …

Hurricanes

Elinor Bunin Munroe, Whose Opening Titles Grabbed Film and TV Viewers, Dies

Elinor Bunin Munroe, an Emmy Award-winning graphic designer whose name typically sped by in the closing credits of the productions on which she worked, but glows steadily in white lights in front of the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s $40 million theater center, died on April 20 in Manhattan. She …

Entertainment

Roger Ailes: A Life in Pictures

Donald Trump

Mr. Ailes fused television with politics, changing both, our critic wrote last summer.

<i>This piece was originally published in July 2016, following the departure of Roger Ailes from Fox News.</i><p>American democracy is meant to be king-proof. Presidents win two terms, maximum. Supreme Court justices are one voice among nine (or, currently, eight), senators one in a hundred.<p>To amass the kind …

Roger Ailes, who built Fox News into a powerhouse, dies at 77

Roger Ailes, who transformed cable news and then American politics by building the Fox News Channel into a ratings powerhouse before being forced out amid sexual harassment allegations, died Thursday. He was 77.<p>The death was announced by his family and reported on Fox News.<p>According to a family …

Roger Ailes

Chris Cornell, Soundgarden and Audioslave Frontman, Dies at 52

DETROIT — The musician Chris Cornell, who gained fame as the lead singer of the bands Soundgarden and, later, Audioslave, has died at 52.<p>Mr. Cornell died Wednesday night in Detroit, The Associated Press reported, citing a statement from his representative, Brian Bumbery.<p>The death was “sudden and …

Music

Chris Cornell, Soundgarden frontman, dies aged 52

Representative for singer, who helped take the grunge sound of the 1990s into the mainstream, said his death was sudden and unexpected<p>Chris Cornell, lead singer of American hard rock bands Soundgarden and Audioslave, has died aged 52.<p>In a statement to the Associated Press, his representative, Brian …

Music

Lloyd Cotsen, Collector of the Ordinary and the Odd, Dies at 88

If you had called Lloyd Cotsen a collector, he might have corrected you and said that he was really an accumulator. With an eclectic eye, he accumulated Japanese bamboo baskets, small pieces of textiles, bronze Chinese mirrors and illustrated children’s books.<p>Collecting beguiled him as a child when …

Beverly Hills

Nicholas Sand, creator of famous 'Orange Sunshine' LSD, dies at 75

Swiss scientist Albert Hofmann may have invented LSD, and Timothy Leary was clearly its most prominent frontman.<p>But it was a self-taught chemist and obscure-by-choice figure named Nicholas Sand who was the true wizard behind the curtain, the man who launched tens of millions of acid trips across …

California

Brad Grey, Former Chairman of Paramount Pictures, Dies at 59

LOS ANGELES — Brad Grey, who rose from blue-collar roots in New York to the pinnacle of Hollywood, where he was the chairman of Paramount Pictures for a dozen years and played a pivotal role in the creation of seminal television hits like “The Sopranos,” died on Sunday at his home in Los Angeles. …

Entertainment

Brad Grey Dies At Age 59 From Cancer, former Paramount Pictures chair

In a shocking development, it saddens me to report that Brad Grey has died at age 59. His death, from cancer, comes months after his exit as …

Movies

Deadwood's Powers Boothe Dead at 68

Powers Boothe, best known for his role as Cy Tolliver on HBO’s critically acclaimed <i>Deadwood</i>, has died. He was 68.<p>Boothe died in his sleep of natural …

TV

Mauno Koivisto, President Who Led Finland Into E.U., Dies at 93

Mauno Koivisto, who as Finland’s last president during the Cold War steered the country out of isolation and into the European Union, died on Friday in Helsinki. He was 93.<p>The Finnish president’s office announced his death. His wife, Tellervo Koivisto, said earlier this year that he had Alzheimer’s …

Russia

Eddie Williams, Who Ran Leading Black Think Tank for Decades, Dies at 84

Eddie N. Williams, the son of a hotel housekeeper who as the head of the nation’s leading black think tank for more than three decades marshaled facts and figures to advocate the political and economic advancement of black people, died Monday in Bethesda, Md. He was 84.<p>The cause was complications …

Right To Vote

Nicholas Sand, Chemist Who Sought to Bring LSD to the World, Dies at 75

One day in 1964, Nicholas Sand, a Brooklyn-born son of a spy for the Soviet Union, took his first acid trip. He had been fascinated by psychedelic drugs since reading about them as a student at Brooklyn College and had experimented with mescaline and peyote. Now, at a retreat run by friends in …

Crime

Neutrogena chairman Lloyd Cotsen dies at 88

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lloyd Cotsen, who made a fortune as chairman of the Neutrogena soap and cosmetics company and devoted millions to charity, has died in California. He was 88.<p>Cotsen died on Monday at his home in Beverly Hills, according to Lynn Berger, a family spokeswoman.<p>Cotsen joined his …

Entertainment

Kathy Berman, wife of ESPN icon Chris Berman, dies in car accident

Kathy Berman, the wife of longtime ESPN broadcaster Chris Berman, died Tuesday in a car accident in rural Connecticut.<p>Kathy Berman was killed in a …

Entertainment

Stanley Weston, a creator of the original G.I. Joe action figure, dies at 84

Stanley Weston, whose idea in the 1960s of a doll for boys became G.I. Joe, the world’s first action figure and a toy chest icon of American reverence for the fighting man of the military, died May 1 at his home in Santa Monica, Calif. He was 84.<p>The cause was complications from surgery, said his …

Pop Culture

Edwin Sherin, Theater and ‘Law & Order’ Director, Dies at 87

Edwin Sherin, who directed James Earl Jones on Broadway in “The Great White Hope” and enjoyed a successful career in television, most notably as a director and executive producer of “Law & Order,” died on Thursday at his home in Lockeport, Nova Scotia, Canada. He was 87.<p>The death was confirmed by …

Entertainment

Peter Spier, Illustrator of Children’s Books, Dies at 89

Peter Spier, an award-winning children’s-book author and illustrator who depicted Noah’s biblical journey, told the story of the Erie Canal to the words of the song “Low Bridge, Everybody Down” and gave voice to the sounds of hundreds of animals like hippos (“RRUMMPF) and starlings (“FEE-YOU”), …

Books

Australian rules football great Lou Richards dies at 94

SYDNEY (AP) — Lou Richards, one of the first superstars in Australian rules football, has died, his former club said Monday. He was 94.<p>Richards played for Collingwood from 1941-55. He was inducted into the sport's hall of fame in 1996, and was among the inaugural inductees into the club's hall of …

Entertainment

Robert Wilson, Father of Luke and Owen, Dies at 75

Robert Wilson, a public television pioneer who became known as the father to writer-actors Luke, Owen and Andrew Wilson, has died at age 75.<p>Luke …

Entertainment

Bob Wilson, Television Executive and Father of Luke and Owen Wilson, Has Died

Robert A. “Bob” Wilson — father of Luke Wilson, Owen Wilson and Andrew Wilson — has died, Luke confirmed to the <i>Dallas Morning News.</i> Luke told the …

Entertainment

Quinn O’Hara Dies: ‘Ghost In The Invisible Bikini’ Actress Was 76

Quinn O’Hara, an actress who had uncredited roles in a string of Jerry Lewis comedies but is best remembered by beach movie aficionados for her …

Entertainment