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Obituary

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

Ken Venturi, former PGA player and U.S. Presidents Cup captain during the opening ceremony of The Presidents Cup at Robert Trent Jones Golf Club in Prince William County, Virginia on September 22, 2005.  (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

Former U.S. Open Golf Champ, SF Native Ken Venturi Dies

Former PGA Tour golfer and longtime CBS Sports broadcaster Ken Venturi died Friday afternoon. A San Francisco native, Venturi won 14 PGA Tour events before retiring in 1967.

05/17/2013

Oakland Raiders kicker Errol Mann (Photo by Arthur Anderson/Getty Images)

Errol Mann, Kicker For Champion Raiders, Dies At 71

Errol Mann, the kicker for the Oakland Raiders team that won the 1977 Super Bowl, has died. He was 71.

04/19/2013

Julius Menendez coached San Jose State to three NCAA Boxing Championships and 295 men's soccer victories. (Photo Courtesy: San Jose State Athletics)

Ali’s Former Olympic Coach Dies At 90 In Gilroy

Julius Menendez, who coached Muhammad Ali to the gold medal at the 1960 Olympics, has died. He was 90.

04/19/2013

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