Founder Maurice White of Earth, Wind & Fire dies at 74

Feb 5, 2016

Founder Maurice White of Earth, Wind & Fire dies at 74

Earth, Wind & Fire founder Maurice White, whose horn-driven band sold more than 90 million albums and made hits like “September,” “Shining Star” and “Boogie Wonderland,” died Wednesday at his home in Los Angeles, his brother, Verdine, said. White, who was 74, suffered from ...

Former Itochu, DBJ chief Minoru Murofushi dies at 84

Feb 2, 2016

Former Itochu, DBJ chief Minoru Murofushi dies at 84

Minoru Murofushi, a former head of the Itochu Corp. trading house and the government-owned Development Bank of Japan, died Jan. 27 in a Tokyo hospital, Itochu said Tuesday. He was 84. Murofushi led the DBJ when the lender implemented a series of emergency measures ...

Eagles co-founder Glenn Frey of 'Take It Easy' fame dies at 67

Jan 19, 2016

Eagles co-founder Glenn Frey of 'Take It Easy' fame dies at 67

Glenn Frey, who co-founded the Eagles and with Don Henley became one of history’s most successful songwriting teams with such hits as “Hotel California” and “Life in the Fast Lane,” has died. Frey, who was 67, died of complications from rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative ...

Alan Rickman made villainy delicious

Jan 15, 2016

Alan Rickman made villainy delicious

Alan Rickman made wickedness delicious. Reviewing Rickman’s breakout role as a scheming hedonist aristocrat in the play “Les Liaisons Dangereuses,” Guardian newspaper critic Nicholas de Jongh likened the actor to “a cat who knows the way to the cream.” Rickman, who died of cancer ...

British actor Alan Rickman dies at 69

Jan 14, 2016

British actor Alan Rickman dies at 69

Veteran British actor Alan Rickman, who played the role of Professor Snape in the Harry Potter films among many others, has died aged 69, after suffering from cancer, his family said Thursday. Rickman, who won a Golden Globe and a BAFTA during his career ...

Jan 12, 2016

Last survivor of 1906 San Francisco earthquake dies at age 109

an Francisco The last survivor of the devastating 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire has died, a relative confirmed Monday. William A. “Bill” Del Monte died at a retirement home in nearby Marin County on Monday. He was 11 days shy of his 110th ...