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Phil Spector, Famed Music Producer and Murderer, Dies at 81

Phil Spector, Famed Music Producer and Murderer, Dies at 81

By Christopher Weber, Linda Deutsch | Jan 17, 2021

Phil Spector, the eccentric and revolutionary music producer who transformed rock music with his "Wall of Sound" method and who later was convicted of murder, has died. He was 81.

Pianist Joanne Rogers, Widow of TV's Mister Rogers, Dies at 92

Pianist Joanne Rogers, Widow of TV's Mister Rogers, Dies at 92

By Mark Kennedy | Jan 15, 2021

Joanne Rogers, an an accomplished concert pianist who celebrated and protected the legacy of her husband, the beloved children's TV host Mister Rogers, has died in Pittsburgh. She was 92.

Illusionist Siegfried Fischbacher of Siegfried & Roy Dies

Illusionist Siegfried Fischbacher of Siegfried & Roy Dies

By Paul Davenport | Jan 14, 2021

Siegfried Fischbacher, the surviving member of the magic duo Siegfried & Roy who entertained millions with illusions using rare animals, has died in Las Vegas, his publicist tells The Associated Press. He was 81.

After Frosty Few Days, Pence, Trump Appear to Reach Détente

After Frosty Few Days, Pence, Trump Appear to Reach Détente

By Jill Colvin and Zeke Miller | Jan 12, 2021

President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence appear to have come to a détente after nearly a week of silence, anger and finger-pointing.

Albert Roux, Major Influence on UK's Dining Habits, Has Died

Albert Roux, Major Influence on UK's Dining Habits, Has Died

By Pan Pylas, Sylvie Corbert | Jan 6, 2021

Albert Roux, the French-born chef and restaurateur who along with his late brother Michel had a profound influence on British dining habits, has died. He was 85.

Eric Jerome Dickey, Bestselling Novelist, Dead at 59

Eric Jerome Dickey, Bestselling Novelist, Dead at 59

Jan 5, 2021

Eric Jerome Dickey, the bestselling novelist who blended crime, romance and eroticism in "Sister, Sister," "Waking With Enemies" and dozens of other stories about contemporary Black life, has died at age 59.

Tanya Roberts, Bond Girl and 'Sheena' Star, Dead at 65

Tanya Roberts, Bond Girl and 'Sheena' Star, Dead at 65

By Mark Kennedy | Jan 5, 2021

Tanya Roberts, who captivated James Bond in "A View to a Kill" and appeared in the sitcom "That '70s Show," has died, several hours after she was mistakenly declared dead by her publicist and her partner. She was 65.

'You'll Never Walk Alone:' Singer Gerry Marsden Dies at 78

'You'll Never Walk Alone:' Singer Gerry Marsden Dies at 78

By Pan Pylas | Jan 4, 2021

Gerry Marsden, lead singer of the 1960s British group Gerry and the Pacemakers that had such hits as "Ferry Cross the Mersey" and the song that became the anthem of Liverpool Football Club, "You'll Never Walk Alone," has died. He was 78.

'Gilligan's Island' Star Dawn Wells Dies, COVID-19 Cited

'Gilligan's Island' Star Dawn Wells Dies, COVID-19 Cited

By Lynn Elber | Dec 31, 2020

Dawn Wells, who played the wholesome Mary Ann among a misfit band of shipwrecked castaways on the 1960s sitcom "Gilligan's Island," died Wednesday of causes related to COVID-19, her publicist said. She was 82.

Famed French Fashion Designer Pierre Cardin Dies at 98

Famed French Fashion Designer Pierre Cardin Dies at 98

Dec 29, 2020

France's Academy of Fine Arts says Pierre Cardin, the French designer whose Space Age style was among the iconic looks of 20th-century fashion, has died at 98.

Roger Berlind, Tony-winning Broadway Producer, Dies at 90

Roger Berlind, Tony-winning Broadway Producer, Dies at 90

Dec 27, 2020

Roger Berlind, a producer of more than 100 Broadway plays and musicals and the winner of 25 Tony Awards, has died. He was 90.

Report: 90s Club Kid Icon, Convicted Murderer Michael Alig Dead at 54

Report: 90s Club Kid Icon, Convicted Murderer Michael Alig Dead at 54

Dec 26, 2020

Michael Alig, a fixture of New York City's queer club kid scene who was later convicted of manslaughter, has died, according to a report from TMZ, which adds that "authorities believe the cause of death was a heroin [overdose]." He was 54.

British Model and Fashion Muse Stella Tennant Dies at Age 50

British Model and Fashion Muse Stella Tennant Dies at Age 50

Dec 23, 2020

Stella Tennant, the aristocratic British model who was a muse to designers such as Karl Lagerfeld and Gianni Versace, has died suddenly at the age of 50, her family said Wednesday

K.T. Oslin, Country Singer of '80's Ladies,' Dies at 78

K.T. Oslin, Country Singer of '80's Ladies,' Dies at 78

By Jonathan Landrum Jr. | Dec 22, 2020

Country singer K.T. Oslin, who hit it big with the 1987 hit "80?s Ladies" and won three Grammy awards, has died. She was 78.

Former Mississippi Gov. William Winter Dies at 97

Former Mississippi Gov. William Winter Dies at 97

By Emily Wagster Pettus | Dec 19, 2020

Former Mississippi Gov. William Winter, a Democrat who pushed to strengthen public education and improve race relations, has died. He was 97.

Jeremy Bulloch, Boba Fett in First 'Star Wars' Trilogy, Dies

Jeremy Bulloch, Boba Fett in First 'Star Wars' Trilogy, Dies

By Andrew Dalton | Dec 18, 2020

Jeremy Bulloch, the English actor who first donned a helmet, cape and jetpack to play Boba Fett in the original "Star Wars" trilogy, died Thursday.

Tony-Winning Choreographer, Actress Ann Reinking Dies at 71

Tony-Winning Choreographer, Actress Ann Reinking Dies at 71

By Mark Kennedy | Dec 15, 2020

Ann Reinking, the Tony Award-winning choreographer, actress and Bob Fosse collaborator who helped spread a cool, muscular hybrid of jazz and burlesque movement to Broadway and beyond, has died. She was 71.

New Orleans Stage and Screen Actor Carol Sutton Dies at 76

New Orleans Stage and Screen Actor Carol Sutton Dies at 76

By Mark Kennedy | Dec 14, 2020

Actor Carol Sutton, a fixture on stages in her native New Orleans who built a steady career on the big and small screens, including roles in the 1989 comedy "Steel Magnolias" and the TV series "Queen Sugar," has died from complications from COVID-19.

John le Carre, Who Probed Murky World of Spies, Dies at 89

John le Carre, Who Probed Murky World of Spies, Dies at 89

By Jil Lawless | Dec 14, 2020

John le Carre, the spy-turned-novelist whose elegant and intricate narratives defined the Cold War espionage thriller and brought acclaim to a genre critics had once ignored, has died. He was 89.

Charley Pride, a Country Music Black Superstar, Dies at 86

Charley Pride, a Country Music Black Superstar, Dies at 86

By Mark Kennedy | Dec 12, 2020

Charley Pride, one of country music's first Black superstar whose rich baritone on such hits as "Kiss an Angel Good Morning" helped sell millions of records and made him the first Black member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, has died. He was 86.

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