Obituaries

Robin Williams

Robin Williams’ Ties To Bay Area Go Back Decades

Actor and comedian Robin Williams, who was found dead of an apparent suicide in his Marin County home on Monday, has had longstanding ties with the Bay Area dating back to his teenage years.

08/11/2014

Bob Welch #35 of the Oakland Athletics pulls back for the pitch against the Boston Red Sox during a game in the 1991 season. Bob Welch played for the Oakland Athletics from 1988 to 1994. (Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Former A’s Pitcher Bob Welch, Member Of 1989 World Series Championship Team, Dies At 57

Bob Welch, the 1990 AL Cy Young Award winner of the Oakland Athletics and the last major leaguer to win at least 25 games in a season, has died. He was 57. He died Monday night in Seal Beach, California, of unknown causes, the team said Tuesday.

06/10/2014

Tourists stroll from Fisherman's Wharf to Pier 39. (John Medina/Getty Images)

SF’s Legendary, Terrifying ‘Bushman’ Street Performer Dead At 60

Troy Campbell, executive director of the Fisherman’s Wharf Community Benefit District says Jacob’s death is a loss to the area’s rich culture of street performances. He was a fixture at the wharf for 30 years who usually sat in front of the Anchorage Building on Jefferson Street.

02/27/2014

Shirley Temple’s special temporary Hollywood Walk of Fame star (credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Shirley Temple’s Hollywood Walk of Fame Star In Storage

The timing of Temple’s death has forced a change in Hollywood tradition…

02/11/2014

Shirley Temple Black

Shirley Temple Black Remembered By Fellow Woodside Residents

The iconic child star Shirley Temple – who passed away Monday at the age of 85 in Woodside – was remembered Monday in the Peninsula town where she had lived for decades.

02/11/2014

Notable Deaths 2014

Shirley Temple Dies At 85 In Woodside Home

Shirley Temple, the curly-haired child star who put smiles on the faces of Depression-era moviegoers, has died. She was 85.

02/11/2014

Members of Oakland's Pacific Boychoir Academy practicing on December 9, 2013, ahead of a memorial for former South African President Nelson Mandela at the Washington National Cathedral. (CBS)

Oakland Boys Choir To Sing At Mandela Memorial In DC

An Oakland boys’ choir jetted off to Washington, D.C., Tuesday as invited performers at a national memorial event for former South African President Nelson Mandela on Wednesday.

12/10/2013

Former South African President Nelson Ma

Bay Area Mourns Mandela’s Death, 1990 Oakland Visit Remembered

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.

12/05/2013

Marcus Allen #32 and Todd Christensen #46 of the Los Angeles Raiders walk out of the tunnel during the game against the Seattle Seahawks at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on October 25, 1987 in Los Angeles, California. The Seahawks won 35-13. (George Rose/Getty Images)

Former Raider Star Todd Christensen Dies At 57

Former BYU standout and Oakland Raider tight end Todd Christensen died Wednesday morning due to complications from surgery, BYU announced.

11/13/2013

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Former North Bay Lawmaker Patricia Wiggins Dies

Patricia Wiggins, a former state lawmaker who represented areas north of San Francisco for more than a decade, died Thursday.

08/15/2013

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