Legendary golfer Arnold Palmer dies at 87

Sep 26, 2016

Legendary golfer Arnold Palmer dies at 87

Arnold Palmer brought a country club sport to the masses with a hard-charging style, charisma and a commoner’s touch. At ease with both presidents and the golfing public, and on a first-name basis with both, “The King” died Sunday in Pittsburgh. He was 87. ...

Japanese journalist, antiwar activist Takeji Muno dies at 101

Aug 21, 2016

Japanese journalist, antiwar activist Takeji Muno dies at 101

Centenarian journalist and antiwar activist Takeji Muno died Sunday at his home in the city of Saitama, his family announced. He was 101. Known as the publisher of Taimatsu (Torch), a weekly newspaper, Muno’s articles included those that revealed his regret for not reporting ...

Clarinetist Pete Fountain dead at 86

Aug 7, 2016

Clarinetist Pete Fountain dead at 86

Clarinetist Pete Fountain, whose Dixieland jazz virtuosity and irrepressible wit endeared him to his native New Orleans and earned him decades of national television fame, died Saturday of heart failure. He was 86. Benny Harrell, Fountain’s son-in-law and manager, said Fountain was in hospice ...

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 ...

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 ...