Gaullist ex-French minister Charles Pasqua dies aged 88Former French interior minister Charles Pasqua, a hardline politician who was a close ally of former president Jacques Chirac, died on Monday aged 88, political sources said.
Former Turkish president Suleyman Demirel dies aged 90Former Turkish President Suleyman Demirel, who was twice toppled by the military during seven stints at the head of government, died early on Wednesday, according to a hospital…
Jazz innovator Ornette Coleman dies at 85Saxophonist and composer Ornette Coleman, whose 1959 album "The Shape of Jazz to Come" is considered one of the most groundbreaking in the genre's history, died Thursday. He was…
Saddam Hussein’s top aide Tariq Aziz dies in hospitalTariq Aziz, who long served as the voice of Saddam Hussein’s regime, died in an Iraqi hospital Friday aged 79 after many years as a death-row prisoner, officials said.
‘Beautiful Mind’ mathematician John Nash dies in car crashMathematician John Nash, a Nobel Prize winner whose longtime struggle with mental illness inspired the movie “A Beautiful Mind”, was killed in a car crash along with his wife in…
‘King of the Blues’ B.B. King dies at 89B.B. King, whose scorching guitar licks and heartfelt vocals made him the idol of generations of musicians and fans while earning him the nickname King of the Blues, died late…
Russian ballet icon Maya Plisetskaya dies aged 89Maya Plisetskaya, considered one of the greatest ballerinas of the 20th century, died in Germany on Saturday at the age of 89, the director of the Bolshoi, Vladimir Urin,…
Ruth Rendell, grande dame of crime thrillers, dies at 85British author Ruth Rendell, who died on Saturday aged 85, followed the late Agatha Christie and P.D. James as a grande dame of the crime thriller.
'Stand by Me' soul singer Ben E. King dies at 76American soul singer Ben E. King, whose classic songs "Stand by Me" and "This Magic Moment" became worldwide hits in the 1950s and '60s, has died at the age of 76, his publicist…
Patriarch of France’s Michelin tire dynasty dies at 89François Michelin led the eponymous family business for almost half a century and helped establish it as one of the world’s “Big Three” tire manufacturers.
French WWII secret agent Robert Maloubier dies at 92Robert Maloubier, one of the last surviving French agents from Winston Churchill’s Special Operations Executive (SOE) during World War II, died on Monday night at the age of 92.
Portuguese director Manoel de Oliveira dies aged 106Authorities say Manoel de Oliveira, a celebrated Portuguese movie director believed to be the world’s oldest filmmaker, has died. He was 106.