Gene Cernan, last man to walk on the moon, dead at 82

Jan 17, 2017

Gene Cernan, last man to walk on the moon, dead at 82

Former astronaut Gene Cernan, the last of only a dozen men to walk on the moon who returned to Earth with a message of “peace and hope for all mankind,” has died. He was 82. Cernan died Monday following ongoing heath issues, his family ...

Portugal's democracy founder, Mario Soares, dies at 92

Jan 8, 2017

Portugal's democracy founder, Mario Soares, dies at 92

Portugal’s former President Mario Soares, widely seen as the father of the country’s democracy, died Saturday at age 92, two weeks after being admitted to a hospital. The founder of Portugal’s Socialist Party, Soares spent decades in politics and spearheaded the country’s entry into ...

Jan 2, 2017

Legendary cartoon artist of 'Bambi' fame Tyrus Wong dies at 106

Legendary animation artist Tyrus Wong, whose evocative sketches were used to create Disney’s groundbreaking “Bambi” cartoon, has died at the age of 106, the company said. “Tyrus Wong had a gift for evoking incredible feeling in his art with simple, gestural composition,” said a ...

Actors seek posthumous protections after big-screen resurrections

Dec 31, 2016

Actors seek posthumous protections after big-screen resurrections

Tuesday’s death of actress Carrie Fisher, who played Princess Leia in “Star Wars,” set off waves of remembrance among fans — but also speculation over her character’s return in yet-to-be-filmed episodes. Filmmakers are tapping advances in digital technology to resurrect characters after a performer ...

Dec 31, 2016

Did Debbie Reynolds die of broken-heart syndrome?

Dying of a broken heart is real. When Debbie Reynolds passed away on Wednesday, her son said the stress of his sister Carrie Fisher’s death the day before was too much for his mother to take. The emotional distress of losing a loved one ...

Japanese actor Jinpachi Nezu dies at 69

Dec 30, 2016

Japanese actor Jinpachi Nezu dies at 69

Actor Jinpachi Nezu, known for his so-called nihilistic acting style, died of pneumonia at a hospital in Tokyo on Thursday. He was 69. Nezu, whose real name is Toru Nezu, often played silent, stoic roles. After making his breakthrough in a theater group led ...