Holocaust survivor Samuel Pisar dies aged 86American lawyer and writer Samuel Pisar, one of the youngest Holocaust survivors and former advisor to US President John F. Kennedy, has died in New York aged 86.
US ‘Ragtime’ author E.L. Doctorow dies aged 84E.L. Doctorow, the author of popular novels grounded in American history including “Ragtime” and “Billy Bathgate,” has died at age 84, his publisher said on Tuesday.
French Formula One driver Jules Bianchi dies at 25French Formula One driver Jules Bianchi died Friday night from head injuries he suffered in a crash at last October's Japanese Grand Prix, his family said.
Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata dies of cancer at 55Satoru Iwata, who led Japanese video game company Nintendo Co. through years of growth with its Pokemon and Super Mario franchises, died on the weekend of a bile duct tumor, the…
‘Lawrence of Arabia’ star Omar Sharif dies at 83Omar Sharif, the Egyptian-born actor who soared to international stardom in two David Lean epics, "Lawrence of Arabia" and "Doctor Zhivago", has died at aged 83, his agent said…
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,…