Obituaries

Sib Hashian, former drummer for Boston, dies at 67

Anyone who listened to FM rock radio at the end of 1976 couldn’t help but air drum along with Sib Hashian during a classic percussion moment: two …

Music

Helen Keller – First Deaf and Blind Person ever to earn a Bachelor of Arts Degree

<b>Helen Keller was an author, lecturer, and crusader for the handicapped</b>. Born physically normal in Tuscumbia, Alabama, Keller lost her sight and …

Cardinal William Henry Keeler, a leading voice against abortion, dies at 86

Cardinal William Henry Keeler, the longtime leader of the Archdiocese of Baltimore whose influence in the Catholic Church spanned international borders over nearly six decades, has died at the age of 86.<p>The retired archbishop of Baltimore, who led the region's nearly 500,000 Catholics from 1989 …

Religion

James Cotton obituary

Pioneer of modern blues harmonica-playing, first with Muddy Waters and then with his own band<p>A small group of musicians working in Chicago in the 1950s and 60s created modern blues harmonica-playing, among them Little Walter, Sonny Boy Williamson II, Walter Horton and Junior Wells. James Cotton, …

Music

Sib Hashian: Boston Drummer Shockingly Dies In Concert After Collapsing On-Stage

Sib Hashian has sadly died at the age of 67, after he abruptly collapsed while playing a show on March 22. The rocker was performing with his band, …

Entertainment

WWE Legend Jim Ross' Wife Dies Following Vespa Accident

WWE legend Jim Ross’ wife, Jan Ross, died Wednesday night after sustaining injuries in a Vespa accident. She was 55.<p>The former WWE announcer and …

Jim Ross

Artie Lange Says He Was Fired From ‘Crashing’; HBO Denies It

Artie Lange said on Thursday that he had been fired from his recurring role on the HBO series “Crashing.” But HBO and Judd Apatow, one of the show’s executive producers, said that he had not been let go.<p>Mr. Lange, who has waged a public battle against heroin addiction, was arrested this month on …

The Arts

Tony Conrad Was Such a Good Minimalist, He Was Almost Forgotten

In February 1963, a 22-year-old experimental violinist named Tony Conrad stood outside Philharmonic (now David Geffen) Hall in New York wearing a signboard that read “Demolish Lincoln Center!” With the composer Henry Flynt and the filmmaker Jack Smith, Mr. Conrad formed a three-man picket line that …

Tony Conrad

Paul Shaffer Discusses His First Album In 25 Years And His Decades On TV

For decades, millions of Americans let Paul Shaffer and his band into their homes via <i>The Late Show with David Letterman</i> until that program officially went off the air in 2015. Since then, Shaffer has been keeping a fairly low profile, but that doesn’t mean he’s done making music. In fact, after …

Music

California mom who beat cancer twice dies after delivering twins

A California mom, who beat cancer while pregnant, died of congenital heart failure just one day after delivering her twin babies.

Babies

Remembering Howard Leeds, producer and writer on 'The Brady Bunch'

Mary Tyler Moore<p>The television icon leaves behind a vast legacy. <b>READ MORE</b><p>Image: The Everett Collection<p>BARBARA HALE OF 'PERRY MASON'<p>The actress who …

Entertainment

Ruth Loveday-Stanfield obituary

My mother Ruth Loveday-Stanfield, who has died aged 86, was an acclaimed concert pianist both in her own right and as an accompanist to my father, the violinist Alan Loveday.<p>Ruth was born in Stoke Newington, north London, to Max Steinfield, a diamond cutter and merchant, and his wife, Ada (nee …

Music

1970 Daytona 500 winner Pete Hamilton dies at 74

Pete Hamilton, who captured the Daytona 500 in 1970 and won twice at Talladega Superspeedway the next year, has died at 74.His death Wednesday was …

NASCAR

Michael Tuchner obituary

TV and film director who won a Bafta award for the BBC play Bar Mitzvah Boy<p>The British television and film director Michael Tuchner, who has died aged 84, left a body of work that vividly reflected life in the UK and US during the 1970s and 80s. As Tuchner was an unshowy man who allowed the …

Film (UK)

Brett Kimmorley's wife Sharnie dies after cancer battle

The rugby league community is rallying behind former NRL star Brett Kimmorley following the death of his wife Sharnie.

Brisbane

Lois Marie Duffin, 86, church musician and expert with orchids

Lois Marie Duffin, 86, of East Mount Airy, a Philadelphia church musician and expert orchid grower, died Tuesday, March 14, of kidney disease at home.<p>…

Philadelphia

Chandler Robbins, friend to birds and birdwatchers, dies at 98

There were many days when Chandler Robbins rose before the sun to partake of the dawn chorus — the gentle coo of the mourning dove, the dulcet strain of the American robin, the fluting of the wood thrush, all heralding the arrival of morning.<p>Among fellow birdwatchers, Mr. Robbins, who died March 20 …

Nature

Philip Kalayil, leader in Chicago's Indian-American community, dies

Philip Kalayil came to Chicago from India in the mid-1950s and became an early leader and organizer of the Indian-American community here.<p>He helped start organizations for fellow countrymen to stay in touch with their culture and religion and later assisted in efforts to engage in local …

Addams Family actor lends voice to fracking opposition

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The actor who played the patriarch of the Addams Family says the gas drilling process known as fracking is no joke.<p>John Astin, a Baltimore native and comedian who played Gomez Addams, is the voice of a radio ad that supporters of a ban are broadcasting Thursday morning.<p>Astin …

TV’s Alice is still feeling good: Linda Lavin to perform Wednesday in Aventura

Linda Lavin, the Broadway star who made it big as television’s “Alice,” likes to see the possibilities in life, both on-stage and off.<p>“If you don’t …

Entertainment

Photos from funeral for columnist Jimmy Breslin

The funeral service for Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper columnist Jimmy Breslin was held at the Church of the Blessed Sacrament on the Upper West …

Journalism

Dallas Green, who managed Phillies to 1st title, dies at 82

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — As a big league pitcher, Dallas Green was pretty mediocre.<p>"I was a 20-game winner," he would joke, "it just took me five years to do it."<p>Instead, it was in another role where the imposing, 6-foot-5 Green really made noise.<p>"When you think of big, with that deep voice, that …

Baseball

The Grateful Dead of Kay Powell

<i>Forget about sports or comics. If Kay Powell wrote for your paper, you dove straight into the obituaries.</i><p><b>THE 10 A.M. MEETING WAS ALWAYS THE SAME.</b> …

Cool Stuff

Robert Brian Clark From Catfish Has Died

During tonight's <i>Catfish</i> installment, MTV paid tribute to the late Robert Brian Clark, who appeared on the second season of the long-running …

Entertainment

Obituary: Fashion education Sir Edward Porter of Miami dies at 96

A knight and his real-life Auntie Mame are together again.<p>On March 17, Sir Edward Porter died at 96. About nine years earlier his wife, Lady Anna Lee …

Fashion

Longtime GM and Manager Dallas Green Dies

Dallas Green, the first Phillies manager to win a World Series and later the general manager who brought Ryne Sandberg to the Cubs, died Wednesday. …

Baseball

Gershon Kekst, Founder of Leading M&A PR Firm, Dies at 82 - Bloomberg

Gershon Kekst, who founded the dominant public-relations firm for mergers and acquisitions, with clients such as former Citigroup Inc. Chief …

Business

Former Edmonton Eskimo star Larry Highbaugh dies

Highbaugh won 6 Grey Cups with the Eskimos<p>Former Edmonton Eskimo star Larry Highbaugh has died.<p>The CFL Hall of Fame member was a teacher at Gwinnett …

Hall of Fame

Boss Hog’s Punk Rock Revs Up as It Hits Middle Age

On a recent Saturday night, Cristina Martinez and Jon Spencer — longtime married couple and bandmates in the New York garage-punk crew Boss Hog — hosted a small get-together in their prewar Manhattan apartment. “Want to know the real difference between me and Jon?” Ms. Martinez asked, taking a sip …

Music

Doreen Jones obituary

My friend and colleague Doreen Jones, who has died aged 76, was a leading British casting director. She had a long career during which she worked on more than 400 television dramas and series.<p>Doreen had a sharp instinct for the subtle chemistry that can exist between actors and knew well how …

Entertainment