Model for Rockwell's 'Rosie the Riveter' painting dies at 92

Apr 23, 2015

Model for Rockwell's 'Rosie the Riveter' painting dies at 92

Mary Doyle Keefe, the model for Norman Rockwell’s iconic 1943 “Rosie the Riveter” painting, which symbolized the millions of American women who went to work on the home front during World War II, has died. She was 92. Keefe died Tuesday in Connecticut after ...

Actor, TV personality Kinya Aikawa dies at 80

Apr 17, 2015

Actor, TV personality Kinya Aikawa dies at 80

Kinya Aikawa, an actor and host of TV shows, died Wednesday of lung cancer at his home in Tokyo, his management office said Friday. He was 80. Aikawa, whose real name was Toshiaki Igawa, was popular for his appearance in a number of TV ...

Getty oil heir dies in the latest in a string of family tragedies

Apr 2, 2015

Getty oil heir dies in the latest in a string of family tragedies

The Getty family name has long been associated with unimaginable wealth and sometimes unspeakable tragedy. The mysterious death of J. Paul Getty’s grandson Andrew Getty is just the latest example of the latter. Andrew Getty, 47, was found dead Tuesday after authorities said his ...

Grieving Singaporeans pay respects to Lee Kuan Yew

Mar 25, 2015

Grieving Singaporeans pay respects to Lee Kuan Yew

Singaporeans wept on the streets and gathered in their thousands Wednesday to pay their respects to founding leader Lee Kuan Yew as his flag-draped coffin was transported on a gun carriage to parliament for public viewing. After a two-day private wake for the family, ...

Ex-top China military official, facing bribery probe, dies

Mar 16, 2015

Ex-top China military official, facing bribery probe, dies

The Chinese military’s former second-highest ranking officer, Xu Caihou, who was being investigated on suspicion of taking bribes and brokering promotions, has died in a hospital of cancer, the state Xinhua News Agency reported early Monday. He was 71. A former deputy chairman of ...

Canadian 'Trekkies' take to 'Spocking' their $5 bills

Mar 4, 2015

Canadian 'Trekkies' take to 'Spocking' their $5 bills

The death of actor Leonard Nimoy last week has inspired people to post photos on social media of marked-up 5-dollar Canadian bank notes that show former Prime Minister Wilfrid Laurier transformed to resemble Spock, Nimoy’s famous “Star Trek” character. For years, Canadians have been ...

Leonard Nimoy leaves legacy beyond science fiction

Feb 28, 2015

Leonard Nimoy leaves legacy beyond science fiction

Leonard Nimoy didn’t just leave a lasting impression on the science-fiction world, he also left his mark on science itself. Seth Shostak, who researches the possibility of extraterrestrial life as the senior astronomer at SETI Research, recalled that Nimoy was regularly willing to lend ...

'Star Trek' Spock actor Nimoy dies at age 83

Feb 28, 2015

'Star Trek' Spock actor Nimoy dies at age 83

Leonard Nimoy, who won fame with his portrayal of the logic-bound, half-alien Mr. Spock in the “Star Trek” TV series and movies, died on Friday at 83. Nimoy, who had battled chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), died at his home in Los Angeles’ Bel ...

Veteran rock vocalist Sheena dies at 61

Feb 15, 2015

Veteran rock vocalist Sheena dies at 61

Sheena, vocalist of veteran Japanese rock band Sheena & the Rokkets, died Saturday of cervical cancer at a Tokyo hospital, the band’s record label said. She was 61. Sheena, whose real name was Etsuko Ayukawa, formed the band with her husband Makoto Ayukawa, the ...