Kantner, counterculture icon with Jefferson Airplane, dead at 74

Jan 29, 2016

Kantner, counterculture icon with Jefferson Airplane, dead at 74

Paul Kantner, co-founder of the group Jefferson Airplane, whose psychedelic sound and free-spirited mindset helped define 1960s counterculture, died Thursday at age 74, media in his native San Francisco said. With hits such as “Somebody to Love” and “White Rabbit,” Jefferson Airplane wrote anthems ...

Deposed shah of Iran's twin sister, Princess Ashraf, dies at 96

Jan 9, 2016

Deposed shah of Iran's twin sister, Princess Ashraf, dies at 96

Iranian Princess Ashraf Pahlavi, the shah’s twin sister whose glamorous life epitomized the excesses of her brother’s rule before he was deposed, has died after decades in exile. She was 96. Many in Iran before the 1979 Islamic Revolution believed that Princess Ashraf served ...

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 ...