By Will Dunham, Reuters on Dec. 09, 2016, at 6:50 a.m.
John Glenn, who became one of the 20th century’s greatest explorers as the first American to orbit Earth and later as the world’s oldest astronaut, and who also had a long career as a U.S. senator, died in Ohio on Thursday at age 95.
By Seth Kelley, Reuters on Dec. 04, 2016, at 9:29 a.m.
Billy Chapin, a child actor known for his roles in “The Kid from Left Field” and “The Night of the Hunter” has died. He was 72.
By Carol J. Williams, Patrick J. McDonnell and Cecilia Sanchez, Los Angeles Times on Nov. 26, 2016, at 8:28 a.m.
The death was announced on Cuban state TV by Castro’s younger brother, Raul, who succeeded his sibling years ago as the country’s leader.
By Anh Do, Los Angeles Times on Nov. 25, 2016, at 6:22 a.m.
Veteran actress Florence Henderson, best known to a generation of baby boomers as all-American mother Carol Brady in the 1970s sitcom “The Brady Bunch,” has died aged 82.
By Susan Sharon, Maine Public on Nov. 21, 2016, at 5:07 p.m.
“I think she probably wrote more stories about more conservation issues in Maine than anyone in history.”
By Bill Trott, Reuters on Nov. 14, 2016, at 6:43 a.m.
Leon Russell, who emerged in the ’70s as one of rock ’n’ roll’s most dynamic performers and songwriters after playing anonymously on dozens of pop hits as a much-in-demand studio pianist in the 1960s, died on Sunday at the age of 74, according to his website.
By Adam Bernstein, Washington Post on Oct. 13, 2016, at 8:18 a.m.
King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who died peacefully Thursday, was the world’s longest-reigning monarch, credited with restoring the influence of Thailand’s royalty during 70 years on the throne and earning the devotion of many of his subjects.
By Gary Gately, The Washington Post on Oct. 13, 2016, at 6:53 a.m.
Many white people fought alongside African-Americans in the civil rights movement. But few made as vital and enduring an impact as Jack Greenberg.
By Marcin Goettig, Reuters on Oct. 10, 2016, at 11:53 a.m.
Film director Andrzej Wajda, best known for chronicling Poland’s struggle for democracy during half a century of communist rule, has died at the age of 90.
By Adam Bernstein, Washington Post on Sept. 30, 2016, at 8 a.m.
He died Sept. 26 at 86 at his home in Saint-Bonnet-du-Gard, France. The cause was an apparent heart attack, said Michele Slung, his literary executor.
By Reuters on Sept. 28, 2016, at 6:31 a.m.
Former Israeli president and elder statesman Shimon Peres died in Tel Aviv on Wednesday at age 93, according to media reports late Tuesday night.
By Laila Kearney, Reuters on Sept. 21, 2016, at 1:48 p.m.
The world’s oldest Roman Catholic bishop, who championed civil rights and encouraged women to take a more active role in the church, has died in New Jersey at age 104, church officials said Wednesday.
By Harrison Smith, The Washington Post on Sept. 20, 2016, at 9:41 a.m.
By Nelson Pressley, Washington Post on Sept. 17, 2016, at 8:11 a.m.
Edward Albee, one of the most innovative playwrights of his generation whose raw, unnerving dramas — and even the few comedies — scraped at the veneer of American success and happiness, died Sept. 16 at his home in Montauk, New York. He was 88.
By Elahe Izadi, The Washington Post on Sept. 08, 2016, at 7:10 a.m.
Anna Dewdney, the best-selling children’s author and illustrator behind the popular “Llama Llama” series, once wrote that “empathy is as important as literacy.”
By Carmel Dagan, Variety.com on Aug. 23, 2016, at 5:08 p.m.
Steven Hill played District Attorney Adam Schiff from the show’s first season in 1990 until 2000, when Hill resigned.
By Laurence Arnold, Bloomberg on Aug. 11, 2016, at 3:56 p.m.
By Matt Schudel, The Washington Post on Aug. 10, 2016, at 2:56 p.m.
John Saunders, a longtime ESPN sportscaster best known for his coverage of college basketball and hockey and as the host of the network’s weekly roundtable program, “The Sports Reporters,” has died.