WW II Pilot Who Broke Sound Barrier, Inspired Movie 'The Right Stuff' Chuck Yeager Dies, At 97Retired Air Force Brig. Gen. Charles “Chuck” Yeager, the World War II fighter pilot ace who showed he had the “right stuff” when in 1947 he became the first person to fly faster than sound, has died. He was 97.
Sean Connery, The ‘Original’ James Bond, Dies At 90Sean Connery, the charismatic Scottish actor who rose to international superstardom as the suave secret agent James Bond and then abandoned the role to carve out an Oscar-winning career in other rugged roles, has died. He was 90.
70s Helen Reddy Who Sang Feminist Anthem 'I Am Woman' Dies, At 78Helen Reddy, who shot to stardom in the 1970s with her rousing feminist anthem “I Am Woman” and recorded a string of other hits, has died. She was 78.
Bud 'Dog' Turner, Cal Football Fixture for Half Century, Dies at Age 84Bud “Dog” Turner, who worked in various roles for the Cal football program for a half-century, has died. He was 84.
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.
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.
Hilariously Handsome Lyle Waggoner Of 'The Carol Burnett Show' Dies, At 84Lyle Waggoner, who used his good looks to comic effect on “The Carol Burnett Show,” partnered with a superhero on “Wonder Woman” and was the first centerfold for Playgirl magazine, died Tuesday. He was 84.