Obituaries

Douglas Kirby (Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP/Getty Images)

AIDS Researcher From Aptos Dies While Climbing Volcano In Ecuador

A 69-year-old American sociologist and researcher on teen sexuality and AIDS died of apparent natural causes Saturday while climbing a volcano in Ecuador, his brother said Thursday.

12/27/2012

Indian musician Ravi Shankar. (Shaun Curry/AFP/Getty Images)

Indian Sitar Virtuoso Ravi Shankar Dies In California At 92

The sitar virtuoso hobnobbed with the Beatles, became a hippie musical icon and spearheaded the first rock benefit concert as he introduced traditional Indian ragas to Western audiences over a nearly century-long career.

12/12/2012

Notable Deaths 2012

California Singer Rivera Dead In Mexican Plane Crash

U.S. authorities confirmed Monday that Jenni Rivera, a U.S.-born singer whose soulful voice and openness about her personal troubles made her a Mexican-American superstar, was killed in a plane crash in northern Mexico.

12/10/2012

Notable Deaths 2012

Concord-Born Jazz Composer & Pianist, Dave Brubeck Dies

Manager said the Concord-born Jazz musician died Wednesday morning of heart failure at age 91 on his way to a cardiology appointment with his son…

12/05/2012

Capt. Jose Martinez of the San Jose Fire Department (top left) died from Synovial Sarcoma, a rare form of cancer on August 10, 2012. He is survived by his wife Melissa and his three children. (Bay City News Service)

San Jose Fire Captain Dies From Rare Form Of Cancer At 41

A 41-year-old San Jose fire Captain died of a rare form of cancer on Friday after nearly 11 years with the department.

08/15/2012

Former Oakland Raider Ben Davidson arrives at the 2011 Cedars Sinai Sports Spectacular at Hyatt Regency Century Plaza on May 22, 2011 in Beverly Hills. (John Sciulli/Getty Images)

Raider Great Davidson Dies After Prostate Cancer Battle

Ben Davidson, the hulking defensive end who starred for the Oakland Raiders in the 1960s before becoming a famous television pitch man, has died at 72.

07/03/2012

R.C. Owens of 49ers looks on during a game between the St. Louis Cardinals and San Francisco 49ers at Candlestick Park on October 18, 1987 in San Francisco. (George Rose/Getty Images)

Former 49ers Receiver, Executive R.C. Owens Dead At 77

R.C. Owens, a longtime 49ers front office man and eight-year NFL wide receiver whose impressive leaping ability earned him the nickname “Alley Oop” and helped popularize the basketball phrase, died Sunday at age 77.

06/18/2012

Notable Passings 2012

Artist Thomas Kinkade Dies In Los Gatos Home

Artist Thomas Kinkade, whose brushwork paintings of idyllic landscapes, cottages and churches have been big sellers for dealers across the United States, died Friday.

04/06/2012

Warren Hellman

Philanthropist Hellman Mourned At San Francisco Memorial Service

A memorial service is being held Wednesday for San Francisco financier and philanthropist Warren Hellman, who died Sunday at the age of 77.

12/21/2011

Warren Hellman

San Francisco Financier, Philanthropist Warren Hellman Dies

San Francisco financier and philanthropist Warren Hellman died Sunday at the age of 77, according to news reports.

12/19/2011

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