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.
Singapore's founding father, Lee Kuan Yew, dies at 91Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore’s first prime minister and architect of the tiny city-state’s rapid rise from British military outpost to global trade and financial centre, died on…
British fantasy author Terry Pratchett dies aged 66British science fiction and fantasy author Terry Pratchett, whose Discworld novels have sold tens of millions of copies worldwide, died on Thursday at the age of 66, his…
Leonard Nimoy, Mr. Spock of 'Star Trek’, dies at 83Leonard Nimoy, famed for his portrayal of Mr. Spock on the “Star Trek” science fiction TV series and movies, has died after battling chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, the…
French actor Louis Jourdan, star of 'Gigi', dies at 93French-born actor Louis Jourdan, known for his role in Gigi and starring opposite such screen legends as Grace Kelly and Doris Day, died Monday at the age of 93. Jourdan was…
South African writer André Brink dies aged 79Celebrated South African author and outspoken critic of apartheid André Brink has died aged 79, local media said Saturday.
Greek singer Demis Roussos dies aged 68Greek singer Demis Roussos, best known for operatic pop ballads in the 1970s and 1980s, died in Athens at the weekend aged 68.