Michael Morgan, Longtime Oakland Symphony Conductor, Dead at 63Michael Morgan, longtime conductor and music director for the Oakland Symphony, died Friday, according to symphony officials. He was 63.
'Superman,’ 'Lethal Weapon’ Director Richard Donner Dies at 91Filmmaker Richard Donner, who helped create the modern superhero blockbuster with 1978’s “Superman” and mastered the buddy comedy with the “Lethal Weapon” franchise, has died. He was 91.
Cruz Reynoso, First Latino California Supreme Court Justice, Dies at 90Cruz Reynoso, a son of migrant workers who worked in the fields as a child and went on to become the first Latino state Supreme Court justice in California history, has died. He was 90.
Olympia Dukakis, Oscar-Winning 'Moonstruck' Star, Dies at 89Olympia Dukakis, the veteran stage and screen actress whose flair for maternal roles helped her win an Oscar as Cher’s mother in the romantic comedy “Moonstruck,” has died. She was 89.
Brian Rohan, San Francisco 'Dope' Lawyer Who Defended Grateful Dead Dies at 84Brian Rohan, who was known as San Francisco’s “dope lawyer” for 1960s counterculture clients like the Grateful Dead and Ken Kesey, has died. He was 84.
MLB Hall Of Famer Hank Aaron Dies At Age 86The Atlanta Braves announced Friday morning that Major League Baseball Hall of Famer and former home run king Henry "Hank" Aaron died at the age of 86.
Russell Kirsch, Digital Photo Pioneer and Father of the Pixel, Dies at 91Russell Kirsch, a computer scientist credited with inventing the pixel and scanning the world’s first digital photograph, died Aug. 11 at his home in Portland, Oregon.
Raised in Bay Area, Oscar-Winning Star of 'Gone With the Wind' Olivia de Havilland Dies at 104Iconic film actress Olivia de Havilland, born in Tokyo and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area who won two Academy Awards in a career spanning more than 70 years died peacefully of natural causes at her home in Paris Sunday at the age of 104.
Television Host Regis Philbin Dies at 88Regis Philbin, the genial host who shared his life with television viewers over morning coffee for decades and helped himself and some fans strike it rich with the game show “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire,” has died at 88.
Death of Civil Rights Icon John Lewis Brings Reactions From Across Bay AreaThe death of congressman John Lewis was a shock to many in the Bay Area and beyond. On Saturday, those who knew him -- and knew of him -- spoke about his legacy.
Congressman John Lewis, Civil Rights Leader, Dies At 80John Lewis, a lion of the civil rights movement whose bloody beating by Alabama state troopers in 1965 helped galvanize opposition to racial segregation, and who went on to a long and celebrated career in Congress, died. He was 80.
COVID-19 Claims Life of Cinematographer Allen Daviau, Noted for Spielberg HitsCinematographer Allen Daviau, who shot three of Steven Spielberg’s films including “E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial,” died Tuesday of complications from COVID-19. He was 77.
Master Mad Magazine Cartoonist Mort Drucker Dies at 91Mort Drucker, the Mad Magazine caricaturist who for decades lovingly spoofed politicians, celebrities and popular culture, died Thursday at 91.
Harlem Globetrotters' Ball-Handling Wizard Fred 'Curly' Neal Dies at 77On Thursday, Harlem Globetrotters great Fred "Curly" Neal died in his Houston-area home at the age of 77. Neal starred for the legendary traveling basketball showcase from 1963 until 1985 and was well known for his shaved head and dribbling skills.
Crossover Country Superstar Kenny Rogers Dies at 81Singer Kenny Rogers, a Grammy-winning artist who spanned genres in a six-decade career, died Friday night at his Georgia home at age 81.