George Deukmejian, Ex-Governor Of California, DiesTwo-term California governor George Deukmejian, whose anti-spending credo earned him the nickname "The Iron Duke," died Tuesday of natural causes, a former chief of staff said. He was 89.
Former First Lady Barbara Bush Dies At Age 92Onetime First Lady Barbara Bush, the wife of former President George H.W. Bush and mother of former President George W. Bush, has died at her home in Houston at the age of 92.
Milos Forman, Director of 'Amadeus,' 'Cuckoo's Nest,' Dead at 86Czech filmmaker Milos Forman, whose movies "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" and "Amadeus" won a deluge of Academy Awards, died Saturday near his home in Connecticut. He was 86.
Anti-Apartheid Activist Winnie Madikizela-Mandela Dies At 81Nelson Mandela's ex-wife Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, an anti-apartheid activist in her own right whose reputation was sullied by scandal, has died. She was 81.
Roger Bannister, First to Run Sub 4-Minute Mile, Dies at 88Roger Bannister was the first runner to break the mythical 4-minute barrier in the mile -- one of the seminal sporting achievements of the 20th century. He died in Oxford on Saturday at the age of 88.
'M*A*S*H' Actor David Ogden Stiers Dies at Age 75David Ogden Stiers, a prolific actor best known for playing a surgeon on the "M*A*S*H" television series, has died.
Harvey Schmidt, Composer of 'The Fantasticks,' Dies at 88Harvey Schmidt, the composer of "The Fantasticks," which made its debut when Dwight D. Eisenhower was still president and became the longest running musical in history, has died.
Maverick Yosemite Climber Jim Bridwell Dies at 73Jim Bridwell, a hard-partying hippie and legendary climber who lived his life vertically on some of the toughest peaks in Yosemite National Park, has died.
Legal Marijuana Trailblazer Dennis Peron Dies at Age 72 in San FranciscoDennis Peron, an activist who was among the first people to argue for the benefits of marijuana for AIDS patients and helped legalize medical pot in California, died Saturday at 72.
Oakland-Born Gospel Great Edwin Hawkins, Famed for 'Oh Happy Day,' Dies at 74Grammy Award winning gospel music composer, singer and chorus master Edwin Hawkins, whose arrangement of "Oh Happy Day" for a Bay Area church choir became an international hit died Monday at his home in Pleasanton.
Singer Dolores O'Riordan of The Cranberries Dies at Age 46Dolores O'Riordan, lead singer of Irish rock band The Cranberries, died suddenly Monday in London, where she was recording.
Keith Jackson, Hall of Fame Sportscaster with 'Whoa, Nelly!' Call, Dies at 89Keith Jackson, whose signature phrases like "Whoa, Nelly!" made him the down-home voice of college football during more than five decades as a sportscaster, has died.