Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s first black president, died Thursday at the age of 95, more than two decades after he visited Oakland as part of a U.S. tour to rally support for anti-apartheid efforts.
Former BYU standout and Oakland Raider tight end Todd Christensen died Wednesday morning due to complications from surgery, BYU announced.
Patricia Wiggins, a former state lawmaker who represented areas north of San Francisco for more than a decade, died Thursday.
Doug Engelbart, the inventor of the computer mouse and developer of early incarnations of email, word processing programs and the Internet, has died at the age of 88.
James Gandolfini, who won three Emmys for his portrayal of Tony Soprano on “The Sopranos” television show, has died of a heart attack at age 51 while vacationing in Italy, according to HBO.
Longtime Bay Area television and radio personality Jerry Graham died on Monday, a day before his 79th birthday.
The wife of Hall of Famer Willie Mays, Mae Louise Allen Mays, has died. She was 74.
Pat Summerall, the deep-voiced NFL player-turned-broadcaster who spent half of his four decades calling sports famously paired with John Madden, died Tuesday. He was 82.
After a long battle with cancer, renowned mezzo-soprano singer, Zheng Cao of the San Francisco Opera, passed away at the age of 46…
Conrad Bain, who starred as the kindly white adoptive father of two young African-American brothers in the TV sitcom “Diff’rent Strokes,” has died in his hometown of Livermore. He was 89.