Ramones punk band co-founder Tommy Ramone dies at 65

Jul 12, 2014

Ramones punk band co-founder Tommy Ramone dies at 65

Tommy Ramone, the drummer and last surviving original member of the American punk band the Ramones, whose aggressive and fast-driving songs spearheaded the punk-rock movement, has died at the age of 65, an associate said on Saturday. The death was confirmed by Dave Frey, ...

Eileen Ford, founder of Ford Model Agency, dies

Jul 11, 2014

Eileen Ford, founder of Ford Model Agency, dies

Modeling agency founder Eileen Ford, who shaped a generation’s standards of beauty as she built an empire and launched the careers of Candice Bergen, Lauren Hutton, Jane Fonda and countless others, has died. She was 92 and died Wednesday, said Arielle Baran, a spokeswoman ...

Influential R&B singer-songwriter Bobby Womack dies at age 70

Jun 28, 2014

Influential R&B singer-songwriter Bobby Womack dies at age 70

Bobby Womack, a colorful and highly influential R&B singer-songwriter who influenced artists from the Rolling Stones to Damon Albarn, has died. He was 70. Womack’s publicist, Sonya Kolowrat, said Friday that the singer had died, but she could provide no other details. Womack was ...

Hit song writer Gerry Goffin, ex-husband of Carole King, dies at 75

Jun 20, 2014

Hit song writer Gerry Goffin, ex-husband of Carole King, dies at 75

Gerry Goffin, a prolific and multidimensional lyricist who with his then-wife and song-writing partner Carole King wrote such hits as “Will You Love Me Tomorrow,” “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,” “Up on the Roof” and “The Loco-Motion,” died early Thursday at ...

British comedian Rik Mayall dead at 56

Jun 10, 2014

British comedian Rik Mayall dead at 56

British comedian and actor Rik Mayall, who found fame in the cult TV series “The Young Ones,” died on Monday aged 56, his management company said. The star, whose portrayal of the puerile anarchist Rick in BBC’s “The Young Ones” endeared him to a ...

Poland's last communist ruler, Wojciech Jaruzelski, dies at 90

May 26, 2014

Poland's last communist ruler, Wojciech Jaruzelski, dies at 90

Gen. Wojciech Jaruzelski, Poland’s last communist leader who imposed martial law to crush the Solidarity movement only to hand over power less than a decade later, died aged 90 on Sunday following a long bout of illness, a military hospital in Warsaw said. In ...

Legendary Soviet interpreter Sukhodrev dies at 81

May 18, 2014

Legendary Soviet interpreter Sukhodrev dies at 81

The Soviet interpreter who for three decades brought the words of Kremlin leaders to the English-speaking world died in Moscow on Friday at the age of 81. Ekho Moskvy radio first reported the death of Viktor Sukhodrev, citing his son. No cause of death ...

Gary Becker, economics Nobel Laureate, dies at 83

May 5, 2014

Gary Becker, economics Nobel Laureate, dies at 83

Gary Becker, a University of Chicago professor who received the Nobel Prize in economic sciences and is credited with pioneering the approach to economics as the study of human behavior, died Saturday at age 83. Becker’s stepson, Mike Claffey, said Becker died at Northwestern ...