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.
Saudi King Abdullah dies, brother Salman pronounced new monarchSaudi Arabia’s King Abdullah died early on Friday morning and has been replaced as monarch by his brother, Salman, state TV announced in a statement attributed to the crown prince.
‘La Dolce Vita’ actress Anita Ekberg dies at 83Anita Ekberg, the Swedish-born actress and sex-symbol of the 1950s and ‘60s who was immortalized bathing in the Trevi fountain in Fellini's “La Dolce Vita,” has died. She was 83.
Former New York Governor Mario Cuomo dies aged 82Mario Cuomo, the three-time governor of New York who turned down several invitations to seek the US presidency, has died at the age of 82, US media reported on Thursday.
British singer Joe Cocker dies at 70Raspy-voiced singer Joe Cocker, perhaps best known for his rendition of The Beatles’ song “With A Little Help From My Friends,” has died at the age of 70, his agent said on Monday.
British novelist P.D. James dies at 94Publisher Faber and Faber says mystery writer P.D. James, who brought realistic modern characters to the classical British detective story, has died. She was 94.
Australian cricketer Hughes dies from head injuriesAustralian batsman Phillip Hughes died Thursday from a rare head injury after a sickening on-field blow in one of the highest-profile sporting fatalities since the death of…