Legendary Filmmaker, Playwright, Musician Melvin Van Peebles Dies, At 89Melvin Van Peebles, the groundbreaking filmmaker, playwright and musician whose work ushered in the “blaxploitation” wave of the 1970s and influenced filmmakers long after, has died. He was 89.
Mick Brigden, Tour Manager for Rolling Stones, Dies in Accident at Santa Rosa HomeMick Brigden, who managed guitarist Joe Satriani and directed tours for The Rolling Stones and other major artists, died last week after an accident at his Santa Rosa home.
Rock Pioneer Don Everly Dead at 84Don Everly, one-half of the pioneering Everly Brothers whose harmonizing country rock hits impacted a generation of rock ‘n’ roll music, has died. He was 84.
James Hormel, America's First Openly LGBTQ U.S. Ambassador, Dies In San FranciscoJames Catherwood Hormel, a renowned philanthropist and the first openly LGBTQ person to represent the United States as an ambassador, passed away peacefully in San Francisco Friday morning. He was 88.
Glide Church Co-Founder, Poet and San Francisco Activist Janice Mirikitani Dies at Age 80Janice Mirikitani, Glide Memorial Church co-founder, activist, poet and wife Rev. Cecil Williams, died Thursday morning, according to an announcement by the church. She was 80 years old.
ZZ Top: Bearded Bassist Dusty Hill Dies in his Sleep at 72ZZ Top bassist Dusty Hill, one of the iconic Texas blues trio’s bearded frontmen, died at his Houston home, the band announced Wednesday on Facebook. He was 72.
'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.
'The Heartbreak Kid,' 'Midnight Run' Star Charles Grodin Dies at 86Charles Grodin, the droll, offbeat actor and writer who scored as a caddish newlywed in "The Heartbreak Kid" and later had roles ranging from Robert De Niro's counterpart in the comic thriller "Midnight Run" has died at age 86.
World-Renowned Bay Area Architect Art Gensler Dies, At 85Bay Area and world-renowned architect Art Gensler, whose firm designed the Chase Center and the Moscone Convention Center West, among other landmarks in San Francisco, died Monday, his firm announced.
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.
Pulitzer-Winning San Francisco Composer Wayne Peterson Dies at 93Composer, pianist and educator Wayne Peterson, who won a Pulitzer Prize for music that was hotly contested because judges had chosen another composer, has died. He was 93.
Digital Imaging Pioneer Charles Geshke, Co-Founder of Adobe, Dies at Age 81Charles “Chuck” Geschke, co-founder with John Warnock of Adobe Inc. who helped develop Portable Document Format (PDF) technology, died Friday at his home in Los Altos.
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.
Actor George Segal Dies Of Complications After Bypass Surgery, At 87George Segal, the banjo player turned actor who was nominated for an Oscar for 1966′s “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” died Tuesday in Santa Rosa, according to his wife..
Jazz Piano Giant, Return To Forever Founder Chick Corea Dies at 79Chick Corea, a towering jazz pianist with a staggering 23 Grammy Awards who pushed the boundaries of the genre and worked alongside Miles Davis and Herbie Hancock, has died. He was 79.