Obituaries

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

Doug Engelbart. (Stanford University)

Larry Magid: Remembering The Inventor Of The Computer Mouse

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.

07/03/2013

Actor James Gandolfini portraying character Tony Soprano. (Photo courtesy: HBO)

‘Sopranos’ Star James Gandolfini Dies At 51

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.

06/19/2013

Broadcaster Jerry Graham died in his Santa Cruz home on April 29, 2013, one day before his 79th birthday. (Jefferson Graham)

Former KPIX Personality, Broadcaster Jerry Graham Dies At 78

Longtime Bay Area television and radio personality Jerry Graham died on Monday, a day before his 79th birthday.

05/01/2013

Willie Mays speaks at a ceremony for his 80th birthday before the San Francisco Giants against the Colorado Rockies at AT&T Park on May 6, 2011 in San Francisco. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Wife Of Giants Legend Willie Mays Dies At 74

The wife of Hall of Famer Willie Mays, Mae Louise Allen Mays, has died. She was 74.

04/19/2013

Pat Summerall (left) and John Madden in the broadcast booth together for the last time at Super Bowl XXXVI at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, LA., February 3, 2002. (Frank Micelotta/Getty Images)

Pat Summerall, Madden’s Longtime NFL Broadcast Partner, Dead At 82

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.

04/16/2013

Notable Deaths 2013

San Francisco Opera Singer, Zheng Cao Succumbs To Cancer

After a long battle with cancer, renowned mezzo-soprano singer, Zheng Cao of the San Francisco Opera, passed away at the age of 46…

02/25/2013

Conrad Bain (Photo by Robert Mora/Getty Images)

‘Diff’rent Strokes’ Dad Conrad Bain Dies In Livermore Home

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.

01/16/2013

San Jose Sharks Logo

Original Sharks Owner George Gund III Dies At 75

George Gund III, the original owner of the San Jose Sharks, has died. He was 75. The Sharks said Gund died Tuesday after a battle with cancer.

01/15/2013

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