Longtime Country Singer, Songwriter Mel Tillis Dies at 85Mel Tillis, the affable country star who wrote hits for Kenny Rogers, Ricky Skaggs and many others, and overcame a stutter to sing on dozens of his own singles, has died.
Liz Smith, Syndicated Gossip Columnist, Dies At 94Liz Smith, the syndicated gossip columnist whose mixture of banter, barbs, and bon mots about the glitterati helped her climb the A-list as high as many of the celebrities she covered, died Sunday at the age of 94.
Steely Dan Co-Founder Walter Becker Dies at 67Walter Becker, the guitarist, bassist and co-founder of the rock group Steely Dan, has died. He was 67.
Jerry Lewis, Comic Icon, Telethon Host and Prolific Filmmaker, Dies at 91Jerry Lewis, the comedian whose fundraising telethons became as famous as his hit movies, has died.
Oakland Neuroscientist Who Studied Einstein's Brain Dies at 90Marian Cleeves Diamond, a neuroscientist who studied Albert Einstein's brain and was one of the first to show that the brain can improve with enrichment, has died.
Country Music Legend Glen Campbell Dead At Age 81Country music great Glen Campbell, who had such major hits as "Rhinestone Cowboy," "Wichita Lineman" and "By the Time I Get to Phoenix" died Tuesday after a long battle with Alzheimer's, according to his publicist.
Dave Cogdill, Former State Senate Leader from Central Valley, Dies at 66Former California state Sen. Dave Cogdill has died after battling pancreatic cancer.
Actor John Heard Found Dead At Palo Alto HotelHeard was a resident of Studio City, Calif., a spokeswoman from the Santa Clara County medical examiner's office said, and the cause of death is being investigated.
Acclaimed Stanford Mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani Dies At 40Stanford mathematics professor Maryam Mirzakhani, the first woman to win the Fields Medal, mathematics' leading award, has died of cancer at the age of 40.
John Avildsen, Oscar-Winning Director of 'Rocky' and 'Karate Kid' Dies at 81John G. Avildsen, who directed "Rocky" and "The Karate Kid," two audience favorites that went on to become Hollywood franchises, died Friday at age 81.
Adam West, TV's Batman, Dies At 88Adam West, who defined the role of Batman in the campy 1960s series, has died.
Santa Cruz Surfing Icon Jack O'Neill Who Pioneered Wetsuit DiesO'Neill's died of natural causes Friday at his Santa Cruz home, his family said in a statement. He was 94.