Obituary

Bryan Burwell (CBS Sacramento)

Daily Madden: Prominent Sports Columnist Bryan Burwell Dies At 59

Prominent St. Louis sports columnist Bryan Burwell has died at the age of 59, according to a newspaper report Thursday.

12/04/2014

Paul Revere

Paul Revere Of Raiders Rock Band Dies At 76

Paul Revere, the organist and leader of the Raiders rock band, has died. He was 76.

10/05/2014

Joseph McNamara

Former San Jose Police Chief Joseph McNamara Dies At 79

Joseph McNamara, crime researcher and San Jose’s police chief for 15 years who recently criticized the police shooting of an unarmed black teen in Missouri, died Friday at age 79

09/19/2014

Casey Kasem (credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Top 40 Countdown Host Casey Kasem, Former SF ‘Screaming’ Deejay, Dead At 82

Casey Kasem, the internationally famous radio broadcaster who became the king of the top 40 countdown with a syndicated show that ran for decades, died Sunday.

06/15/2014

Maya Angelou attends the Norman Mailer Center's Fifth Annual Benefit Gala sponsored by Van Cleef & Arpels at the New York Public Library on October 17, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for The Norman Mailer Center)

Bay Area Writer Recounts Maya Angelou’s Influence On Her Life, Career

I fall in love with writers, and Maya Angelou was my first. She changed me from a reader into a writer. Her courage, her wherewithal, her way of weaving words that can both break your heart and set you free gave me the bravery to put onto paper the realities of a life lived.

05/28/2014

An obituary in a newspaper. (CBS)

Obituaries – A Time-Honored, Expensive Tradition

Placing an obituary in the newspaper when a loved one dies is a time-honored tradition, but many mourners are discovering it’s also an expensive one that easily run into the hundreds or even thousands of dollars.

05/22/2014

Mickey Rooney (credit: Vince Bucci/Getty Images)

Acting Legend Mickey Rooney Dies At 93

CBS-LA reports one of the biggest child stars in entertainment history has passed away…

04/06/2014

Olivia de Havilland 'Shocked & Saddened' By Sister Joan Fontaine's Death

Olivia de Havilland ‘Shocked & Saddened’ By Sister Joan Fontaine’s Death

Both Oscar winners, the sisters were known for both their acting achievements and their long-running feud, which sometimes erupted in public…

12/16/2013

Joan Fontaine (credit: General Photographic Agency/Getty Images)

Joan Fontaine, Oscar-winner For ‘Suspicion,’ Dies In Carmel

Longtime friend Noel Beutel says she died in her sleep in her Carmel home Sunday morning…

12/15/2013

Obit Burr Hockey

NHL Player Shawn Burr, Former Shark, Dies At 47

Shawn Burr, who played 16 years in the NHL, including a stint with the San Jose Sharks, has died at age 47.

08/07/2013

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