Kenny Baker, Who Played R2-D2 In Star Wars, Dead At 81Baker's nephew said he found Baker dead Saturday at his home in Preston, northwest England.
Famed New Orleans Jazz Clarinetist Pete Fountain Dead At 86Pete Fountain was the epitome of the happy New Orleanian who knew how to "let the good times roll." He died early Saturday.
Parents Sue Over Crash That Killed 'Star Trek' Actor Anton YelchinVictor and Irina Yelchin filed the wrongful-death and product-liability lawsuit against automaker Fiat Chrysler in Los Angeles Superior Court roughly six weeks after their son was killed...
Warriors Great Nate Thurmond, Hall of Fame Center, Dies At 74The seven-time All-Star played for the Warriors from 1963 to 1974 and was the team's all-time leading rebounder.
Oscar-Winning 'Deer Hunter' Director Michael Cimino DiesMichael Cimino. director of "The Deer Hunter" and "Heaven's Gate," died Saturday at age 77.
Elie Wiesel, Holocaust Survivor And Nobel Prize Winner, Dies At 87Elie Wiesel, the Holocaust survivor and Nobel laureate, has died at 87, Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Saturday.
'Star Trek' Actor Anton Yelchin Struck, Killed By His Own Car In DrivewayAnton Yelchin, a rising actor best known for playing Chekov in the new "Star Trek" films was killed in a traffic collision early Sunday morning.
Muhammad Ali, 3-Time World Heavyweight Champion, Dies at 74Muhammad Ali, the magnificent heavyweight champion whose fast fists and irrepressible personality transcended sports and captivated the world, died Friday at age 74.
Ex-Megadeth Drummer Nick Menza Dies After Collapsing On StageNick Menza, former drummer for the influential metal band Megadeth, died after collapsing on stage during a performance of his progressive jazz trio in Southern California
Famed Bay Area Journalist, Professor And Media Critic Ben Bagdikian Dies At 96Renowned journalist, critic and teacher Ben H. Bagdikian, who helped publish the Pentagon Papers and for decades was a passionate voice for journalistic integrity, died Friday in Berkeley at age 96.
Inventor Of Modern E-mail, Ray Tomlinson, DiesTomlinson chose the "@" ("at") symbol to connect the username with the destination address and it has now become a cultural icon.
Former First Lady Nancy Reagan Dies At 94 In CaliforniaThe former first lady died Sunday at her home in Bel-Air, California, of congestive heart failure.

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