WWE Hall of Famer Roddy Piper dies at 61

Aug 1, 2015

WWE Hall of Famer Roddy Piper dies at 61

“Rowdy” Roddy Piper, the kilt wearing trash-talker who headlined the first WrestleMania and later found movie stardom, died Friday. He was 61. The WWE confirmed the death. The wrestling organization provided no additional details. Piper, born Roderick Toombs in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, is the second ...

Philosopher, peace activist Shunsuke Tsurumi dies at 93

Jul 24, 2015

Philosopher, peace activist Shunsuke Tsurumi dies at 93

Philosopher and peace campaigner Shunsuke Tsurumi died of pneumonia at a Kyoto hospital last Monday, his family said Friday. He was 93. After studying philosophy at Harvard University in the United States, graduating in 1942, Tsurumi held positions as an assistant professor at the ...

Jul 18, 2015

2009 Philippine massacre suspect Ampatuan dies

The patriarch of a warlord clan who is on trial for the Philippines’ worst political massacre has died, his lawyer said Saturday, days after he slipped into a coma. Andal Ampatuan Sr. and seven other members of the powerful Ampatuan clan are among 100 ...

Economist Masahiko Aoki dies at 77

Jul 17, 2015

Economist Masahiko Aoki dies at 77

Masahiko Aoki, a professor emeritus at Stanford University who had been touted as a prime candidate for the Nobel Prize for economics, died from a lung disorder at a hospital in Palo Alto, California, on Wednesday, the university said. He was 77. From Nagoya, ...

Jun 24, 2015

'Eight is Enough' dad Dick Van Patten dead at 86

Charismatic actor Dick Van Patten, star of the popular 1970s “Eight is Enough” television series, died Tuesday in Los Angeles aged 86. The actor, who also starred in “The New Dick Van Dyke Show,” “Happy Days” and “The Love Boat,” died of complications from ...

Composer for 'Titanic,' 'Avatar' dies in plane crash: report

Jun 23, 2015

Composer for 'Titanic,' 'Avatar' dies in plane crash: report

James Horner, the celebrated composer for some of Hollywood’s smash-hit films, including “Titanic” and “Avatar,” died Monday in a plane crash at the age of 61, U.S. media reported. Hollywood trade magazine Variety reported the composer died when his personal aircraft crashed in Santa ...

Tariq Aziz, Saddam's voice through war and crises, dies

Jun 6, 2015

Tariq Aziz, Saddam's voice through war and crises, dies

Through long years of conflict and crisis in Saddam Hussein’s Iraq, Tariq Aziz was his master’s voice to the outside world — an urbane, cigar-smoking diplomat who relayed Saddam’s tough and uncompromising stance to his enemies. In the months leading up to the 1991 ...