Neurologist Oliver Sacks of 'Awakenings' fame dies at 82

Aug 31, 2015

Neurologist Oliver Sacks of 'Awakenings' fame dies at 82

There was the blind man who had the disastrous experience of regaining his sight. The surgeon who developed a sudden passion for music after being struck by lightning. And most famously, the man who mistook his wife for a hat. Those stories and many ...

Longtime U.S. civil rights campaigner Julian Bond dead at 75

Aug 17, 2015

Longtime U.S. civil rights campaigner Julian Bond dead at 75

Julian Bond, a leading figure from the 1960s civil rights movement who served as chairman of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People after a long career in politics, died Saturday, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center. He was 75. Bond ...

Japan's former Vice Finance Minister Shunsuke Kagawa dies

Aug 10, 2015

Japan's former Vice Finance Minister Shunsuke Kagawa dies

Former Vice Finance Minister Shunsuke Kagawa, who helped lay the groundwork for the April 2014 consumption tax hike, died of illness at a Tokyo hospital on Sunday, the Finance Ministry said. He was 58. The ministry did not disclose the cause of his death. ...

Navy veteran, renowned novelist Hiroyuki Agawa dies at 94

Aug 6, 2015

Navy veteran, renowned novelist Hiroyuki Agawa dies at 94

Renewed Japanese novelist Hiroyuki Agawa died of natural causes at a Tokyo hospital on Monday, it was learned Wednesday. He was 94. Known for his humane critical biographies of Isoroku Yamamoto, commander-in-chief of the now-defunct Imperial Japanese Navy’s Combined Fleet, famous novelist Naoya Shiga ...