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 ...

Retired a week, '60 Minutes' veteran Morley Safer dies at 84

May 20, 2016

Retired a week, '60 Minutes' veteran Morley Safer dies at 84

Morley Safer, the veteran “60 Minutes” correspondent who was equally at home reporting on social injustices, the Orient Express and abstract art, and who exposed a military atrocity in Vietnam that played an early role in changing Americans’ view of the war, died Thursday, ...

May 17, 2016

Former trade minister Mitsuo Horiuchi dies at 86

Former trade minister Mitsuo Horiuchi died Tuesday, lawmakers close to him said. He was 86. Born in 1930 in Lushun in what was then called Manchuria in northeastern China, Horiuchi was elected to the Lower House for the first time in 1976 from a ...

Renowned Japanese stage director Yukio Ninagawa dies at 80

May 12, 2016

Renowned Japanese stage director Yukio Ninagawa dies at 80

Stage director Yukio Ninagawa, renowned worldwide for his interpretations of plays by William Shakespeare and Greek tragedies, died Thursday of multiple organ failure caused by pneumonia, theater sources said. He was 80. Following his debut as a theater director in 1969, the native of ...

Guy Hamilton, director of four Bond classics, dead at 93

Apr 22, 2016

Guy Hamilton, director of four Bond classics, dead at 93

Movie director Guy Hamilton, who directed four hugely popular James Bond films and raised the profile of the Bond movie brand through his work with actors Sean Connery and Roger Moore, has died in a hospital on the Spanish island of Mallorca. He was ...