Prince, whose unique blend of funk, soul, hip-hop and pop earned him top honors in music and millions of fans worldwide, died Thursday at 57.
By Margaret Myers
Merle Haggard, the country music legend who was born during the Depression, came of age in prison and whose songs have earned him the title, “poet of the common man,” died Wednesday at his home near Redding, California. It was…
By Erik Andersen
Joseph Medicine Crow, a Native American historian and the last war chief of the Crow Tribe in Montana, died Sunday in a hospice, the Billings Gazette reported. He was 102.
By Larisa Epatko
Patty Duke, the lovable girl(s) next door in “The Patty Duke Show," was remembered this week as a woman who overcame bipolar disorder to become a renowned actress and mental health advocate.
By PBS NewsHour
Jim Harrison, a prolific and influential writer of fiction and poetry, was known for his preoccupation with rural American life and his eclectic professional pursuits: he’d been everything from a Hollywood screenwriter to a food writer for Esquire Magazine. Harrison…
By PBS NewsHour
Two groundbreaking artists died this week. Comedian Garry Shandling, star of the Emmy-winning “The Larry Sanders Show,” and rapper Malik Taylor, who co-founded the Grammy-nominated group A Tribe Called Quest under the stage name Phife Dawg, died within two days…
By Joshua Barajas
George Martin, longtime producer for English rock band the Beatles, died peacefully at his home Tuesday, his manager confirmed in a statement.
By Alexis Cox
While Nancy Reagan may have appeared to be a traditional first lady, she evolved into an integral power player in her husband’s political success. She died Sunday morning at the age of 94.
By Joshua Barajas and Corinne Segal
Pulitzer Prize winning author Harper Lee died Friday at the age of 89. Lee wrote the beloved 1960 novel "To Kill a Mockingbird."…
Boutros Boutros-Ghali, an Egyptian diplomat who served as the sixth U.N. secretary-general, died on Tuesday. He was 93.
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