Obituaries

Charles Bradley, a Late-in-Life Soul Music Star, Dies at 68

Charles Bradley, the journeyman soul singer whose beleaguered rasp and passionate live performances turned him from an itinerant worker and small-time James Brown impersonator into a late-in-life headliner, died on Saturday in Brooklyn. He was 68.<p>The cause was liver cancer, said Shazila Mohammed, a …

Soul Music

Edgar Smith, Killer Who Duped William F. Buckley, Dies at 83

The final journey of Edgar H. Smith Jr., a killer who duped the conservative commentator William F. Buckley Jr. into helping him win his freedom from death row, most likely took him from a California prison hospital to the Pacific Ocean.<p>“We handle the bodies of several hundred prisoners a year,” a …

Crime

Charles Bradley, Acclaimed Soul Singer, Dead at 68

Mr. Bradley was truly grateful for all the love he’s received from his fans and we hope his message of love is remembered and carried on"<p>Charles …

Music

Soul singer Charles Bradley dies aged 68

<b>Charles Bradley, a soul singer who found fame in his later years, has died from cancer aged 68.</b><p>The former James Brown impersonator, nicknamed "the screaming eagle of soul" released his first album No Time For Dreaming in 2011, aged 62.<p>He had recently returned to live performance after receiving …

Celebrity News

Marian Horosko, Dancer and Advocate for the Art, Dies at 92

Marian Horosko, a ballet dancer who became both an advocate for the art form and a historian of it, writing books on Martha Graham and May O’Donnell as well as practical guides, died on Sept. 11 in the Bronx. She was 92.<p>The death, at a nursing facility, was announced on the website of Dance …

The Arts

Pete Turner, Whose Color Photography Could Alter Reality, Dies at 83

When the photographer Pete Turner was on assignment in Amboseli National Park in Kenya in 1964, a lone giraffe galloped across the empty plain before him, and he captured it in all its solitude, its neck rising above the horizon.<p>Mr. Turner’s resulting transparency was overexposed, but he saved it …

The Arts

An Obituary Written From Beyond the Grave? Not Quite.

Elizabeth Taylor holds the distinction.<p>So, too, does Ted Williams, and Bob Hope, and Harold Pinter.<p>The latest addition to the list? Lillian Ross, the longtime New Yorker reporter whose obituary ran in Thursday’s paper.<p>What binds these people together, if only in their afterlives? Each was the …

Journalism

Ritha Devi, Indian Classical Dancern and Teacher, Dies at 92

Ritha Devi, a performer and teacher who presented Indian classical dance to American audiences in all its poetic beauty, died on Sept. 12 in Pune, India. She was 92.<p>A nephew, Reet Das, said the cause was complications of a stroke she suffered on July 30. She lived in Pune.<p>Ms. Devi specialized in …

The Arts

Myrna Lamb, Feminist Playwright in an Unwelcoming Era, Dies at 87

Myrna Lamb, a playwright who put the tenets of second-wave feminism in front of theatergoers in provocative works that were staged at the Public Theater in Manhattan and elsewhere, died on Sept. 15 in Point Pleasant Beach, N.J. She was 87.<p>Her daughter Joellen Hachtman confirmed the death. She said …

The Theatre

Johnny Sandlin, 72, Allman Brothers Band Producer, Is Dead

Johnny Sandlin, a record producer, engineer and session musician best known for his work with the Allman Brothers Band, died on Tuesday in Decatur, Ala. He was 72.<p>His death was announced by Ridout’s Brown-Service Funeral Home in Decatur. No cause was specified, but Variety reported that Mr. Sandlin …

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Mohammed Mahdi Akef, Muslim Brotherhood Leader, Dies at 89

Mohammed Mahdi Akef, a former leader of Egypt’s outlawed Muslim Brotherhood who had been detained since 2013, died on Friday in Cairo. He was 89.<p>Talaat Fahmy, a Brotherhood spokesman, said the cause was complications of cancer and other health issues. He said that Mr. Akef’s family had requested …

World News

Daniel Yankelovich, Master of Public Opinion Research, Dies at 92

Daniel Yankelovich, the pollster, author and public opinion analyst who for a half-century mirrored the perceptions of generations of Americans about politics, consumer products, social changes and, not least, themselves, died on Friday morning at his home in the La Jolla section of San Diego. He …

Albert Speer Jr., Architect and Son of Hitler Confidant, Dies at 83

FRANKFURT — Albert Speer Jr., an internationally prominent architect who sought throughout his life to distance himself from the dark legacy of his father, a member of Adolf Hitler’s inner circle, died on Sept. 15 at his home in Frankfurt. He was 83.<p>His death was announced by his architectural …

The Arts

Bernie Casey, 'Revenge of the Nerds' Star and Former NFL Player, Dies at 78

Former L.A. Rams wide receiver’s other acting credits included “Brian’s Song” and “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine”<p>Lambda Lambda Lambda has lost its …

Entertainment

Sir Teddy Taylor, former Southend-on-Sea MP, dies aged 80

<b>The former Conservative MP and arch Eurosceptic Sir Teddy Taylor has died aged 80, his family said.</b><p>Sir Teddy had been ill for some months and passed away at Southend Hospital on Wednesday, his wife Sheila Taylor said.<p>He first entered parliament as MP for Glasgow Cathcart in 1964 and became MP for …

Brexit

Katherine M. Bonniwell, Life Magazine Publisher, Dies at 70

Katherine M. Bonniwell, a former publisher of Life magazine who was widely considered a role model for female magazine managers, died on Aug. 31 at her home in Manhattan. She was 70.<p>The cause was lung cancer, her husband, William Leibovitz, said.<p>Ms. Bonniwell was an “early glass ceiling breaker” …

Business

Lillian Ross

Lillian Ross came of age at a time when it was impolite to ask a lady how old she was, and—quaintly, miraculously—that practice, as it pertained to her, was observed well into the era of full disclosure. For those of us who joined the magazine in the later years of her tenure—which is to say, …

Culture

Dr. Edmond Eger II, 86, Dies; Found Way to Make Anesthesia Safer

Dr. Edmond I. Eger II, a leader in the development of a now universally used technique to determine the proper dose of anesthetic gas administered in operating rooms — an advance that has saved an untold number of lives — died on Aug. 26 at his home in Tiburon, Calif. He was 86.<p>The cause was …

Science

Lillian Ross, Acclaimed Reporter for The New Yorker, Dies at 99

Lillian Ross, who became known as the consummate fly-on-the-wall reporter in more than six decades at The New Yorker, whether writing about Ernest Hemingway, Hollywood or a busload of Indiana high school seniors on a class trip to New York, died on Wednesday in Manhattan. She was 99.<p>Her longtime …

Business

Charles Owens, Golfer, Dies at 85; Novel Putter Brought Late Success

If Charles Owens was going to jump-start a late-blooming golf career, he had to fix his putting. He was 51 and playing on the Senior PGA Tour. He had bad legs and a painful back. And he had the yips — involuntary hand and arm movements that caused him to yank his putts one way or the other.<p>“I had …

Sports

Joyce Matz, Fervid Voice for Historic Preservation, Dies at 92

Joyce Matz, a publicist who tenaciously represented civic groups seeking to preserve New York City landmarks like St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, Lever House and the Town Hall, and to fend off developers like Donald J. Trump, died on Monday at her home in Manhattan. She was 92.<p>The cause was a …

Real Estate

Allan J. MacEachen, a Force in Bringing Public Health Care to Canada, Dies at 96

Allan J. MacEachen, Canada’s first deputy prime minister and a legislator whose mastery of parliamentary politics ensured the country’s adoption of national health care and other far-reaching social programs, died on Sept. 12 in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. He was 96.<p>His estate announced his death, at …

Health Care

Bobby 'The Brain' Heenan, iconic WWE manager and commentator, dies at 73 - CBSSports.com

Arguably the greatest manager in professional wrestling history became a legend in his own right<p>Bobby "The Brain" Heenan, a legendary professional …

WWE

Carson Daly's Mom Pattie Daly Caruso Dies at 73

<b>Carson Daly</b> has lost a special person in his life.<p>The <i>Today</i> co-host's mother, <b>Pattie Daly Caruso</b>, died suddenly on Sunday at home in Palm Desert, …

Entertainment

John W. Lewis, China Expert and Vietnam War Critic, Dies at 86

John W. Lewis, a political scientist whose unconventional peace overtures — engaging in Ping-Pong diplomacy with China and providing antibiotics to North Korea — helped lift the Bamboo Curtain, died on Sept. 4 in Stanford, Calif. He was 86.<p>The cause was urothelial cancer, his daughter Amy Tich said.<p>…

News (U.S.)

Penny Chenery, Owner of the Triple Crown Winner Secretariat, Dies at 95

Penny Chenery, who took over her father’s thoroughbred farm with little knowledge of horse racing and became one of the few prominent women in the sport as the owner and breeder of Secretariat, perhaps the fastest horse who ever raced, died on Saturday at her home in Boulder, Colo. She was 95.<p>Her …

Sports

Mitchell Flint, American Aviator Who Helped Form Israeli Air Force, Dies at 94

LOS ANGELES — Mitchell Flint, an American aviator who helped form the Israeli Air Force in 1948 and served in Israel's first fighter squadron has died. He was 94.<p>Flint, a former US Navy fighter pilot, died Saturday in Los Angeles of natural causes, said his son, Michael Flint.<p>Flint was one of the …

World News

Gin Wong, Who Designed Futuristic Buildings in Los Angeles, Dies at 94

Gin Wong, a Chinese-born architect whose modernist designs helped define the postwar landscape of Los Angeles in structures as diverse as a gas station, CBS Television City and Los Angeles International Airport, died on Sept. 1 in Beverly Hills. He was 94.<p>His death was confirmed by his daughter …

The Arts

Harry Dean Stanton: Fully Inhabiting Scenes, Not Stealing Them

Soon after the start of “Paris, Texas,” Harry Dean Stanton appears in an astonishing gorge called the Devil’s Graveyard. He’s playing a lost soul, Travis, who will spend the rest of the film getting found. Right now, though, surrounded by rock formations that evoke the westerns of John Ford, Travis …

The Arts

Brenda Lewis, Versatile American Soprano, Is Dead at 96

Brenda Lewis, an American soprano whose mastery of a vast range of vocal styles carried her to the world’s foremost opera houses and the Broadway stage, died on Saturday at her home in Westport, Conn. She was 96.<p>Her son Michael Asen confirmed her death.<p>Ms. Lewis, who sang for a decade with the …

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