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.
Trader Joe's Founder Joe Coulombe Dies at Age 89Trader Joe’s founder Joe Coulombe died late Friday night. The San Diego native and Stanford alumnus opened his first namesake market on Arroyo Boulevard in Pasadena in 1967.
Robert Conrad, Star of CBS 60s Series 'Wild Wild West,' Dies at Age 84Robert Conrad, the rugged, contentious actor who starred in the hugely popular 1960s television series "Hawaiian Eye" and "The Wild, Wild West," has died. He was 84.
Comic Actor Orson Bean, 91, Struck and Killed by Car Crossing Street in L.A.Prolific actor and comedian Orson Bean was walking across a street in Los Angeles' Venice neighborhood when he was struck by a vehicle and fell, then was fatally struck by a second vehicle, police said.
Pete Stark, East Bay Congressman Who Reshaped Health Care, Dies at 88Former California Rep. Fortney “Pete” Stark, Jr., an influential Democrat whose legislative work helped reshape America's health care system, has died. He was 88.
Warriors Mourn Death of Former NBA Commissioner David SternThe Golden State Warriors Wednesday issued a statement mourning the death of former NBA Commissioner David Stern, 77.
Former 49ers Lineman Cas Banaszek Dies at 74Cas Banaszek, an offensive tackle who spent his entire National Football League career with the San Francisco 49ers, died Wednesday at age 74