Wayne Rogers, Trapper John on 'M.A.S.H.,' dies at 82

Jan 1, 2016

Wayne Rogers, Trapper John on 'M.A.S.H.,' dies at 82

Wayne Rogers, whose Trapper John McIntyre alongside Alan Alda’s Hawkeye Pierce brought mischief, martinis and meatball surgery to the masses in the 1970s every week on “M.A.S.H.,” has died. The actor was surrounded by family when he died Thursday in Los Angeles of complications ...

Heavy metal band Motorhead's frontman dies of cancer at age 70

Dec 29, 2015

Heavy metal band Motorhead's frontman dies of cancer at age 70

Ian “Lemmy” Kilmister, the hell-raising frontman of iconic British heavy metal band Motorhead, has died at age 70 of cancer, the group said Tuesday. The veteran musician, one of rock ‘n’ roll’s great survivors despite his hard-partying lifestyle, was diagnosed with cancer on Saturday. ...

U.K. lord accused of child sex abuse dies before trial

Dec 20, 2015

U.K. lord accused of child sex abuse dies before trial

An 87-year-old British parliamentarian deemed unfit to stand trial on a string of child sex abuse offenses died peacefully at his home on Saturday, his family said. Greville Janner, a member of the upper House of Lords, had been suffering from such severe dementia ...

Kurt Masur, who led New York Philharmonic, dies at 88

Dec 20, 2015

Kurt Masur, who led New York Philharmonic, dies at 88

Kurt Masur was a conductor who knew how to use his authority. He used it to tame orchestras — notably the unruly New York Philharmonic, which he led for 11 years — and to historic effect in his native land, when his call for ...

Dec 5, 2015

Remembering Setsuko Hara

Fans and critics regretted that acting great Setsuko Hara never made more films after 1961, but with her passing perhaps a new generation will discover the pleasure, complexity and intensity of her work.

Robert Loggia, actor in 'Scarface' and 'Big,' dies at 85

Dec 5, 2015

Robert Loggia, actor in 'Scarface' and 'Big,' dies at 85

Robert Loggia, the gravelly voiced character actor who danced with Tom Hanks on a giant floor keyboard in “Big,” fought aliens in “Independence Day” and trafficked in drugs in “Scarface,” died on Friday at age 85, his widow said. Loggia, who was nominated for ...

Renowned 'GeGeGe no Kitaro' manga artist Shigeru Mizuki dies at 93

Nov 30, 2015

Renowned 'GeGeGe no Kitaro' manga artist Shigeru Mizuki dies at 93

Cartoonist Shigeru Mizuki, known for his “GeGeGe no Kitaro” series depicting yokai, the spirits and monsters of Japanese folklore, died Monday of multiple organ failure at a Tokyo hospital, his office said. He was 93. Mizuki, whose real name was Shigeru Mura, was hospitalized ...

Former South Korean President Kim Young-sam dies at age 87

Nov 22, 2015

Former South Korean President Kim Young-sam dies at age 87

Former President Kim Young-sam, who formally ended decades of military rule in South Korea and accepted a massive international bailout during the 1997-1998 Asian financial crisis, died Sunday. He was 87. The chief of Seoul National University Hospital, Oh Byung-Hee, told a televised briefing ...

'Jackass' star Vincent Margera dead at 59

Nov 16, 2015

'Jackass' star Vincent Margera dead at 59

Vincent Margera, the uncle of Bam Margera and whose quirky personality was a key part of the “Jackass” prankster TV franchise, died Sunday aged 59, U.S. media said. Margera had kidney and liver problems for years and fell into a coma last month, relatives ...