Realist painter Lucian Freud has died after an illness aged 88, his art dealer said Thursday. The grandson of Sigmund Freud, Lucian was known for his paintings of nudes and was one of the most important British artists of the 20th century.
Young and not-so-young ans of 1960’s rock band The Doors flocked to the Parisian cemetery of Pere Lachaise Sunday to pay homage to its iconic singer, Jim Morrison, on the 40th anniversary of his death.
American poet and songwriter Gil Scott-Heron has died at a New York hospital aged 62. Scott-Heron rose to fame in the 1970s for his compelling spoken-word performances such as "The Revolution Will Not be Televised".
Sidney Lumet, the prolific American film director best known for films such as "12 Angry Men", "Network" and "Dog Day Afternoon", died on Saturday at his New York City home, aged 86. His stepdaughter said the cause was lymphoma.
Central African Republic's former president Ange-Felix Patasse died Tuesday at the age of 74, just three months after making a final bid for president. Patasse, who first ascended to the presidency in 1993, was ousted in a 2003 coup.
Alberto Granada, an Argentine doctor whose travels with Ernesto “Che” Guevara across Latin America were immortalised in “The Motorcycle Diaries”, has died in Cuba at the age of 88, Cuban state TV reported.