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Playboy founder Hugh Hefner, who shook up American morality with an ideal of swinging singlehood, dies at 91

Hugh Hefner, the incurable playboy who built a publishing and entertainment empire on the idea that Americans should shed their puritanical hang-ups and enjoy sex, has died. He was 91.<p>He died Wednesday of natural causes at his home, the Playboy Mansion, according to Teri Thomerson, a Playboy …

Entertainment

Len Heath, journalist, adman and entrepreneur – obituary

Len Heath, who has died aged 90, was a Daily Telegraph journalist, screenwriter, adman, marketing guru and entrepreneur; whether it was writing scripts for Peter Sellers comedies such as Two Way Stretch, or inventing the character of Captain Birds Eye, he loved words and deployed them with …

An Obituary Written From Beyond the Grave? Not Quite

Elizabeth Taylor holds the distinction.<p>So, too, do 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 subject …

Obituaries

L'Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt, the world's richest woman, dies at 94

Liliane Bettencourt, the L'Oreal cosmetics heiress and the world's richest woman, has died at her home in a chic Parisian suburb. She was 94.<p>Bettencourt's daughter, Francoise Bettencourt Meyers, said in a written statement Thursday that her mother "left peacefully" overnight in …

Entertainment

WSJ Argues Bitcoin Is "Probably worth Zero", Joins Obituary List

One of the Wall Street Journal’s most read articles of the day implies that bitcoin’s volatility reveals that the cryptocurrency is “probably worth …

Cryptocurrency

Veteran actor and 'Sopranos' mobster Frank Vincent dies at 80

Frank Vincent, a veteran character actor who often played tough guys, including mob boss Phil Leotardo on "The Sopranos," has died. He was 80.<p>Vincent died peacefully on Wednesday, a statement from his family said. No cause of death was given.<p>Besides Leotardo, the ruthless New York mob boss who …

Entertainment

Obituary writing not dead yet

‘You’re an obituary writer. Isn’t that depressing?"<p>Obituary writers often get this question at cocktail parties. And no, the job is not depressing. A …

Canadian News

Letter: Sandi Russell obituary

The jazz singer Sandi Russell had a unique rapport with audiences with her intimacy and emotional power. Leading British musicians loved her technique: Sandi’s CD Sweet Thunder features a remarkable scat singing duet with Georgie Fame on the track Feet On the Ground.

Anna Schiff obituary

My friend Anna Schiff, who has died aged 70, had a long career in organisations working towards racial equality and social inclusion in the UK.<p>She was born in Spennymoor, County Durham, the daughter of Leonard, an Anglican priest who had converted from Judaism, and Bessie (nee Satterthwaite), an …

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Gill Vine obituary

My friend Gill Vine, who has died aged 81, was active in the National Housewives Register, later renamed the National Women’s Register, and was a member of the Independent Monitoring Board, which works to maintain standards of decency and care in prisons.<p>She was born in Portsmouth; both her parents …

London School of Economics

Gene Michael, who built Yankees into World Series champs in the '90s, dies at 79

Gene Michael, the slick-fielding shortstop nicknamed Stick who went on to manage the New York Yankees and then as an executive built a powerhouse that won four World Series in five years, died Thursday. He was 79.<p>Michael had a heart attack and died at his home in Oldsmar, Fla., said his wife, …

Entertainment

Teen Acquaintance Detained in Connection with Texas Girl’s Death — Months After Body Was Found in Landfill

Police in Bedford, Texas, on Friday detained a 16-year-old in connection with the killing of 14-year-old Kaytlynn Cargill, who was found dead in June …

Crime

Eagles fan makes witty last request in obituary

Rich Schultz / Getty Images Sport / Getty<p>A lifelong Philadelphia Eagles fan died last Friday, but not before poking fun at his team one last time in …

Philadelphia Eagles

Disappointed Eagles fan takes parting shot at team in his obit

A long-suffering Philadelphia Eagles fan from South Jersey is suffering no more — and took a posthumous shot at his hapless team from the great …

Sports

The dares we'd try for a glorious obit

Audrey R. Gillespie died a few days ago, at the age of 90, from a fall off a high tightrope.<p>Before this story continues, take a moment to savor the thought of a nonagenarian — mother of six, grandmother of 18, great-grandmother of 14, world traveler, Cubs fan — poised above the ground, defying age …

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Eagles fan’s dying wish was to have team pallbearers so they ‘can let him down one last time’

Jeffrey Clayton Riegel was first and foremost “a wonderful husband, uncle, brother and son,” according to an obituary published in the Atlantic City Press on Sunday. But not far behind, the 56-year-old, who died of cancer last week, was also a devoted Philadelphia Eagles fan, a title that …

Sports

Fan's obituary asks for Eagles to 'let him down one last time'

A New Jersey man took a parting shot at the Philadelphia Eagles in his obituary.<p>Jeffrey Riegel, 56, died last Friday. Before his death, the Port …

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Obituary: Comic and game artist Alfonso Azpiri

Gamasutra has learned of the passing of Alfonso Azpiri, the accomplished Spanish artist and author best known for his work in comic books and video …

Game Design

Bea Wain, big band singer whose career launched at age 6, dies at 100

Bea Wain, one of the last surviving singers of prominence from the big band era who began performing on the radio when she was only 6 and remained a stage presence for decades, has died.<p>Wain died as a result of congestive heart failure Saturday in Beverly Hills, her family said. She was 100.<p>Young, …

Entertainment

Variety’s Jerry Lewis Obituary Is Shamefully Political

The article condemns the great actor, comedian, and director.

Jerry Lewis

Obituary: Mr. Used had something for everyone in his warehouse on Barton

https://www.thespec.com/news-story/7511365-obituary-mr-used-had-something-for-everyone-in-his-warehouse-on-barton/<p>If you were never able to wander …

Canadian News

News Corp’s print figures looking more like obituary

With the release of News Corp's financial figures it is becoming clear that in print news is on the decline. How long can it last subsidised by the …

Australian News

Obituary: Doug Malone — a free-spirited, big-hearted, fast-strumming musician — dies at 61

In the living room of a house in Squirrel Hill, a group of middle-aged men poured out shots of tequila. With guitars lining the sides of the room, …

Music

Obituary: Heckler's Rock (2009–2016)

In Loving Memory of one Iconic Place to Cheer and Jeer.<br>August 2009–August 2016, Whistler, British Columbia<p>Hecklers’ Rock, the supreme spot to …

Mountains

Jeanne Moreau, legendary French actress and star of 'Jules and Jim,' dies at 89

French actress Jeanne Moreau, a smoky-voiced femme fatale who starred in Francois Truffaut's love triangle film "Jules and Jim" and whose award-winning, seven-decade career included work with some of the world's most acclaimed directors, has died. She was 89.<p>The French president's office announced …

Entertainment

Annette Williams obituary

My friend Annette Williams, who has died of cancer aged 61, was a leading figure in the fight for equality for women in science, engineering and technology. She began her career as a social worker, but her keen interest in motorbikes led her to retrain as a motor mechanic, and she won the UK silver …

Women in Tech

Sally Dawson obituary

My friend Sally Dawson, who has died aged 90, was a talented potter and gifted teacher. Sally’s work was widely sold, exhibited and collected. She was a member of the Craft Potters Association and a contemporary of Bernard Leach and Michael Casson.<p>One of three daughters of Harold and Blanche …

Canadian News

One Mom's Scathing Obituary Shows Siblings Don't Always Share the Same Memories

In a family with multiple children, it's not uncommon for siblings to remember certain memories differently. However, for one family, it seems there …

Parenting

Scathing obituary for old lady by unknown writer has family horrified

An obituary has gone viral after it said the woman would not be missed.<p>The family is searching for the person responsible for the obituary about …

News Industry