Kevin Starr, California's Premier Historian, Dies at 76Former California State Librarian Kevin Starr, who is deemed the pre-eminent historian of the Golden State, has died.
Bay Area Beat Poet And Musician David Meltzer Dies At Age 79Like Allen Ginsberg and other Beats, Meltzer had an affinity for jazz and taught for decades at the San Francisco-based New College of California.
Grammy-Winning British Singer George Michael Dies at 53Best known for his music as part of the 80’s duo Wham! and a Grammy-winning solo artist, George Michael died at the age of 53 at his home in Goring, England.
Jet-Setting Hungarian Actress Zsa Zsa Gabor Dies At 99The most famous of the Gabor sisters, and great aunt of Paris Hilton, died Sunday of a heart attack at her home in Bel-Air.
Henry Heimlich, Life-Saving Maneuver Creator, Dies At 96In 2016, Heimlich himself was the hero, saving a woman choking on food at his senior living center.
'Growing Pains' Star Alan Thicke Dies At Age 69Alan Thicke's 1980s TV dad credentials were neatly in order on "Growing Pains." His Dr. Jason Seaver was an open-hearted parent and an enlightened husband, working from home to help tend the kids while his wife revived her career.
Cuba's Fidel Castro, U.S. Nemesis For Half Century, Dies At Age 90Former Cuban President Fidel Castro has died at age 90, his brother, President Raul Castro announced late Friday on state television.
Actress Florence Henderson, 'Brady Bunch' Mom, Dies At 82Henderson died Thursday night at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, after being hospitalized the day before.
Dap-Kings Soul Singer Sharon Jones Dies At 60Jones' representative said she died Friday at a Cooperstown hospital surrounded by her band, the Dap-Kings.
Rocker Leon Russell Dies In Nashville At 74Russell played keyboard for the Los Angeles studio team known as the Wrecking Crew, helping Phil Spector develop his wall of sound approach in the 1960s.
'Virginia Woolf' Playwright Edward Albee Dies At Age 88Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Edward Albee, author of such masterworks such as "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" and "A Delicate Balance," died Friday.
Margrit Mondavi, Widow Of Pioneer California Winemaker, Dies At 91Margrit Biever Mondavi, the widow of California wine pioneer Robert G. Mondavi who served as the company's cultural affairs director for decades, has died.

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