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 ...

Colorful Australian businessman Alan Bond dies

Jun 5, 2015

Colorful Australian businessman Alan Bond dies

Alan Bond, the high-flying Australian America’s Cup hero turned convicted fraudster, died on Friday at age 77 following complications from open-heart surgery. His children John, Craig and Jody announced his death outside the Fiona Stanley Hospital in Perth, where he had been in an ...

Jun 4, 2015

BBC apologizes after journalist tweeted queen's 'death'

The BBC on Wednesday apologized and launched an internal inquiry after a tweet sent from the account of one of its producers said Queen Elizabeth II had died, during a test of coverage for a royal death. The first of a series of tweets ...

Biden announces son Beau's death from brain cancer

May 31, 2015

Biden announces son Beau's death from brain cancer

Vice President Joe Biden announced Saturday that his son, Beau, has died of brain cancer. Beau Biden was 46. “It is with broken hearts that Hallie, Hunter, Ashley, Jill and I announce the passing of our husband, brother and son, Beau, after he battled ...

Blues legend B.B. King dies at 89

May 15, 2015

Blues legend B.B. King dies at 89

B.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 Thursday at home in Las Vegas. He as 89. His attorney, Brent Bryson, told ...