In Memoriam

  • Jan 2

    In Memoriam: People We Have Lost in 2020

    A look at the people we’ve already lost in 2020, including celebrities, athletes and other public pioneers.

  • In Memoriam Mar 2

    Jack Welch, Former Chairman and CEO of GE, Dies at 84

    Jack Welch, a railroad conductor’s son who became chairman and CEO of General Electric and led it for two decades, growing its market value from $12 billion to $410 billion, has died. He was 84. Welch died late Sunday at home, surrounded by his wife, Suzy, and family, and his beloved dogs nearby. The cause of death was renal failure, his…

  • Hosni Mubarak Feb 25

    Mubarak, Autocrat Felled by Arab Springs, Dies at 91

    Hosni Mubarak, Egypt’s former autocratic leader of 30 years, died at the age of 91, according to local media. Mubarak is best known as the stabilizing force against Islamic militarists as well as the catalyst that ignited the 2011 Arab Springs revolt against his rule.

  • In Memoriam Feb 20

    Sy Sperling, Founder of Hair Club for Men, Dies at 78

    Hair Club for Men founder Sy Sperling, famous for the TV commercials where he proclaimed “I’m not only the Hair Club president but I’m also a client,” died in Florida on Wednesday. He was 78.

  • In Memoriam Feb 6

    Remembering Kirk Douglas: The Hollywood Icon’s Life & Legacy

    Hollywood icon Kirk Douglas died at the age of 103 on Feb. 5. Michael Douglas, his son and fellow actor, announced the sad news on Instagram, writing in part, “I love you so much and I am so proud to be your son.” Kirk had 75 movies to his credit, and his first Academy Award nomination was in 1950.

  • In Memoriam Feb 2

    Andy Gill, Guitarist for Punk Band Gang of Four, Has Died

    Guitarist Andy Gill, who supplied the scratching, seething sound that fueled the highly influential British punk band Gang of Four, died Saturday, according to a statement from the band. He was 64. Gill died after a brief respiratory illness. “His uncompromising artistic vision and commitment to the cause meant that he was still listening to mixes for the upcoming record,…

  • In Memoriam Jan 22

    Monty Python Star Terry Jones Dies at 77

    Terry Jones, a member of the Monty Python comedy troupe, has died at 77. Jones’s agent says he died Tuesday evening. In a statement, his family said he died “after a long, extremely brave but always good humored battle with a rare form of dementia, FTD.” With Eric Idle, John Cleese, Michael Palin, Graham Chapman and Terry Gilliam, Jones formed...

  • In Memoriam Dec 28, 2019

    Lee Mendelson Dies; Brought ‘Charlie Brown Christmas’ to TV

    Lee Mendelson, the producer who changed the face of the holidays when he brought “A Charlie Brown Christmas” to television in 1965 and wrote the lyrics to its signature song, “Christmas Time Is Here,” died on Christmas day, his son said. Mendelson, who won a dozen Emmys in his long career, died at his home in Hillsborough, California, of congestive…

  • In Memoriam Dec 23, 2019

    Spiritual Teacher Ram Dass Dies at 88

    Famed spiritual teacher Ram Dass, whose book “Be Here Now” introduced millions to mindfulness and meditation, has died, his family announced on Instagram. He was 88.

  • In Memoriam Dec 17, 2019

    Chuy Bravo From ‘Chelsea Lately’ Dead at 63

    Chuy Bravo, Chelsea Handler’s sidekick on the E! talk show Chelsea Lately, has died. He was 63. The fan-favorite Mexican-American performer passed away suddenly on Saturday night, ET reported. Chuy had worked on Chelsea Lately from its 2007 debut until 2014, when it ended its eight-season run.

  • In Memoriam Dec 16, 2019

    Final Goodbye: Recalling Influential People Who Died in 2019

    This year saw the deaths of people who shifted culture through prose, pragmatism and persistence. U.S. Rep. Elijah E. Cummings was a sharecropper’s son who rose to become one of the nation’s most influential voices. U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens was a Republican who went on to lead the court’s liberal wing. Writer Toni Morrison brought to light...

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