Uggie, the Jack Russell terrier who starred as the lovable sidekick to a fading silent movie star in “The Artist,” was euthanized in Los Angeles on Friday after a battle with prostate cancer, TMZ first reported this week. Continue reading
Satoru Iwata, president and CEO of video game giant Nintendo, died on Saturday at the age of 55 from a bile duct growth, the company announced on Sunday.
British actor Christopher Lee, known for portraying the immortal bloodsucker Dracula, among other villains on the silver screen, has died at the age of 93, his wife confirmed Thursday. Continue reading
American jazz musician and composer Ornette Coleman, whose ground-breaking saxophone playing earned him a Pulitzer Prize in 2007, died Thursday morning in Manhattan at age 85. Continue reading
Politicians, military leaders and celebrities from across the country came to bid farewell on Saturday to former Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden, whose death at age 46 opened yet another chapter of grief for his father, Vice President Joe Biden. Continue reading
Blues legend B.B. King has died at age 89. The singer continued to perform until last October, averaging more than 300 performances a year for six decades. Jeffrey Brown, who once joined King on his tour bus, and remembers the life and legacy of the Grammy award-winning musician. Continue reading
DETROIT — Former U.S. Sen. Robert Griffin, a Michigan Republican whose withdrawal of support hastened President Richard Nixon’s resignation during the Watergate scandal, has died at age 91. Continue reading
Bill Arhos, founder of Austin City Limits, the longest-running music show in American television history, died on Saturday at the age of 80.
The concept for the easy, cheap pet sprung out of bar conversation with friends. But the product was an overnight success, selling 1.5 million rocks over a period of months for $3.95 apiece. Continue reading