Tariq Aziz, Saddam's voice through war and crises, dies

Jun 6, 2015

Tariq Aziz, Saddam's voice through war and crises, dies

Through long years of conflict and crisis in Saddam Hussein’s Iraq, Tariq Aziz was his master’s voice to the outside world — an urbane, cigar-smoking diplomat who relayed Saddam’s tough and uncompromising stance to his enemies. In the months leading up to the 1991 ...

Colorful Australian businessman Alan Bond dies

Jun 5, 2015

Colorful Australian businessman Alan Bond dies

Alan Bond, the high-flying Australian America’s Cup hero turned convicted fraudster, died on Friday at age 77 following complications from open-heart surgery. His children John, Craig and Jody announced his death outside the Fiona Stanley Hospital in Perth, where he had been in an ...

Jun 4, 2015

BBC apologizes after journalist tweeted queen's 'death'

The BBC on Wednesday apologized and launched an internal inquiry after a tweet sent from the account of one of its producers said Queen Elizabeth II had died, during a test of coverage for a royal death. The first of a series of tweets ...

Biden announces son Beau's death from brain cancer

May 31, 2015

Biden announces son Beau's death from brain cancer

Vice President Joe Biden announced Saturday that his son, Beau, has died of brain cancer. Beau Biden was 46. “It is with broken hearts that Hallie, Hunter, Ashley, Jill and I announce the passing of our husband, brother and son, Beau, after he battled ...

Blues legend B.B. King dies at 89

May 15, 2015

Blues legend B.B. King dies at 89

B.B. King, whose scorching guitar licks and heartfelt vocals made him the idol of generations of musicians and fans while earning him the nickname “King of the Blues,” died late Thursday at home in Las Vegas. He as 89. His attorney, Brent Bryson, told ...

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, ...