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British Theater, Film Director Peter Brook Dies at Age 97

British Theater, Film Director Peter Brook Dies at Age 97

By Mike Fuller | Jul 3, 2022

Peter Brook, a British theater and film director known for an influential and distinguished career which saw him garner worldwide acclaim, has died. He was 97.

James Rado, who Co-Created Groundbreaking 'Hair,' Dies at 90

James Rado, who Co-Created Groundbreaking 'Hair,' Dies at 90

By Mark Kennedy | Jun 22, 2022

James Rado, co-creator of the groundbreaking hippie musical "Hair," which celebrated protest, pot and free love and paved the way for the sound of rock on Broadway, has died. He was 90.

Clela Rorex, who Issued 1st Same-Sex Marriage Licenses, Dies

Clela Rorex, who Issued 1st Same-Sex Marriage Licenses, Dies

Jun 20, 2022

Clela Rorex, a former Colorado county clerk considered a pioneer in the gay rights movement for being the first public official to issue a same-sex marriage license in 1975, has died. She was 78.

Political Commentator And Columnist Mark Shields Dies at 85

Political Commentator And Columnist Mark Shields Dies at 85

Jun 19, 2022

Political commentator and columnist Mark Shields, who shared his insight into American politics and wit on "PBS NewsHour" for decades, died Saturday. He was 85.

Trans Icon Mama Gloria Dies at 76

Trans Icon Mama Gloria Dies at 76

By Kilian Melloy | Jun 16, 2022

Mama Gloria, a trans icon whose life was the focus of an award-winning documentary, has died at age 76.

Depeche Mode Founding Keyboardist Andy Fletcher Dies at 60

Depeche Mode Founding Keyboardist Andy Fletcher Dies at 60

By Andrew Dalton | May 27, 2022

Andy "Fletch" Fletcher, the unassuming, bespectacled, red-headed keyboardist who for more than 40 years added his synth sounds to Depeche Mode hits like "Just Can't Get Enough" and "Personal Jesus," has died at age 60.

Ray Liotta, 'Goodfellas' and 'Field of Dreams' Star, Dies

Ray Liotta, 'Goodfellas' and 'Field of Dreams' Star, Dies

By Lindsey Bahr and Martin Adames | May 26, 2022

Ray Liotta, the actor best known for playing mobster Henry Hill in "Goodfellas" and baseball player Shoeless Joe Jackson in "Field of Dreams," has died. He was 67.

Actor Fred Ward, of 'Tremors,' 'The Right Stuff' Fame, Dies

Actor Fred Ward, of 'Tremors,' 'The Right Stuff' Fame, Dies

By Mark Kennedy | May 14, 2022

Fred Ward, a veteran actor who brought a gruff tenderness to tough-guy roles in such films as "The Right Stuff," "The Player" and "Tremors," has died. He was 79.

Midge Decter, Leading Neo-Conservative, Dead at 94

Midge Decter, Leading Neo-Conservative, Dead at 94

By Hillel Italie | May 10, 2022

Midge Decter, a leading neoconservative writer and commentator who in blunt and tenacious style helped lead the right's attack in the culture wars as she opposed the rise of feminism, affirmative action and the gay rights movement, has died at age 94.

Naomi Judd, of Grammy-winning Duo The Judds, Dies at 76

Naomi Judd, of Grammy-winning Duo The Judds, Dies at 76

By Kristin M. Hall | Apr 30, 2022

Naomi Judd, the Kentucky-born singer of the Grammy-winning duo The Judds and mother of Wynonna and Ashley Judd, has died. She was 76.

Long-Serving Utah US Senator Orrin Hatch Dies at Age 88

Long-Serving Utah US Senator Orrin Hatch Dies at Age 88

By Lindsay Whitehurst | Apr 23, 2022

Orrin G. Hatch, who became the longest-serving Republican senator in history as he represented Utah for more than four decades, died Saturday at age 88.

Adult Actor Steve 'Titpig' Hurley Has Passed Away

Adult Actor Steve 'Titpig' Hurley Has Passed Away

Apr 23, 2022

Adult male actor Steve Hurley, known as "Titpig," passed away in Palm Springs on April 17. He was 64.

Gilbert Gottfried, Actor and Comic's Comic, Dies at 67

Gilbert Gottfried, Actor and Comic's Comic, Dies at 67

By Andrew Dalton | Apr 13, 2022

Gilbert Gottfried, the actor and legendary standup comic known for his raw, scorched voice and crude jokes, has died. He was 67.

Bobby Rydell, 60s Teen Idol and 'Bye Bye Birdie' Star, Dies

Bobby Rydell, 60s Teen Idol and 'Bye Bye Birdie' Star, Dies

By Andrew Dalton | Apr 6, 2022

Bobby Rydell, a pompadoured heartthrob of early rock 'n roll who was a star of radio, television and the movie musical "Bye Bye Birdie," died Tuesday.

Estelle Harris, 'Seinfeld' and 'Toy Story' Actor, Dies at 93

Estelle Harris, 'Seinfeld' and 'Toy Story' Actor, Dies at 93

By Jennifer Peltz | Apr 3, 2022

Estelle Harris, who hollered her way into TV history as George Costanza's short-fused mother on "Seinfeld" and voiced Mrs. Potato Head in the "Toy Story" franchise, has died. She was 93.

Richard Howard, Acclaimed Poet-Translator, Dies at 92

Richard Howard, Acclaimed Poet-Translator, Dies at 92

Apr 3, 2022

Richard Howard, a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet celebrated for his exuberant monologues of historical figures and a prolific translator who helped introduce readers to a wide range of French literature, has died at age 92

Fashion Photographer Patrick Demarchelier Dies at Age 78

Fashion Photographer Patrick Demarchelier Dies at Age 78

Apr 3, 2022

Patrick Demarchelier, the French-born photographer known for his high fashion images of top models and celebrities, including Princess Diana, has died. He was 78.

The Wanted Singer Tom Parker Dies of Brain Tumor at 33

The Wanted Singer Tom Parker Dies of Brain Tumor at 33

Mar 30, 2022

Tom Parker, a member of British-Irish boy band The Wanted, has died after being diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. He was 33.

Foo Fighters Drummer Taylor Hawkins Dead at 50

Foo Fighters Drummer Taylor Hawkins Dead at 50

By Andrew Dalton | Mar 26, 2022

Taylor Hawkins, for 25 years the drummer for Foo Fighters and best friend of frontman Dave Grohl, has died during a South American tour with the rock band. He was 50.

William Hurt, Star of 'Broadcast News,' 'Body Heat,' Dies

William Hurt, Star of 'Broadcast News,' 'Body Heat,' Dies

By Jake Coyle | Mar 13, 2022

William Hurt, whose laconic charisma and self-assured subtlety as an actor made him one of the 1980s foremost leading men in movies such as "Broadcast News," "Body Heat" and "The Big Chill," has died. He was 71.

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