Cancer claims famed pianist Hiroko Nakamura, 72

Jul 29, 2016

Cancer claims famed pianist Hiroko Nakamura, 72

Noted Japanese pianist Hiroko Nakamura, a prizewinner at the prestigious International Chopin Piano Competition, died of bowel cancer at her Tokyo home Tuesday. She was 72. A native of Yamanashi Prefecture, Nakamura, whose real name was Hiroko Fukuda, was one of the first students ...

Death of Yumi Ito of twin pop duo The Peanuts confirmed

Jul 11, 2016

Death of Yumi Ito of twin pop duo The Peanuts confirmed

Yumi Ito, the younger member of the pop duo Peanuts, comprising identical twin sisters, died May 18, a person related to her former management office said Monday. She was 75. Ito and her sister Emi formed The Peanuts and made their recording debut in ...

Jul 9, 2016

Oldest American, Goldie Michelson, dies at home at age 113

The oldest American person has died at her Massachusetts home at age 113. Goldie Michelson was a month short of her 114th birthday. Los Angeles-based Gerontology Research Group senior consultant Robert Young says Michelson died Friday. He says she’d been “very frail and confined ...

Acclaimed Iranian filmmaker Kiarostami dies in France at 76

Jul 5, 2016

Acclaimed Iranian filmmaker Kiarostami dies in France at 76

Acclaimed Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami has died at the age of 76 in France, Iranian media reported on Monday. Kiarostami, who won the coveted Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival in 1997 for “Taste of Cherry,” left Tehran last week to undergo treatment ...

Elie Wiesel, Holocaust survivor and Nobel laureate, dead at 87

Jul 3, 2016

Elie Wiesel, Holocaust survivor and Nobel laureate, dead at 87

Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel, the Romanian-born Holocaust survivor whose classic “Night” became a landmark testament to the Nazis’ crimes and launched Wiesel’s long career as one of the world’s foremost witnesses and humanitarians, has died at age 87. His death was announced Saturday by ...

Jun 16, 2016

Sickness claims Japanese climber, 66, on Alaska's Denali peak

The National Park Service in Alaska says a 66-year-old Japanese climber died of unknown medical causes Tuesday morning on Denali, North America’s tallest mountain. Masayuki Ikeda was part of a four-person team attempting to reach the summit at 20,310 feet (6,190 meters). The group ...

Chicago-area 1960 creator of beehive hairdo dead at 98

Jun 14, 2016

Chicago-area 1960 creator of beehive hairdo dead at 98

Margaret Vinci Heldt, who became a hairstyling celebrity after she created the famous beehive hairdo in 1960, has died at age 98. Ahlgrim Funeral Home in the Chicago suburb of Elmhurst said Monday that Heldt died Friday at a senior living community. The beehive ...