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 ...

Award-winning crime novelist Ryuzo Saki dies at 78

Nov 1, 2015

Award-winning crime novelist Ryuzo Saki dies at 78

Award-winning novelist Ryuzo Saki has died of throat cancer at a hospital in Kitakyushu, his family said Sunday. He was 78. The writer, whose real name was Ryozo Kosaki, was known for his nonfiction novels based on crimes and trials. He won the prestigious ...

Ben Kuroki, Japanese-American WWII bomber crew hero, dead at 98

Sep 7, 2015

Ben Kuroki, Japanese-American WWII bomber crew hero, dead at 98

Ben Kuroki, who overcame the American military’s discriminatory policies to become the only Japanese-American to fly over Japan during World War II, has died. He was 98. Kuroki died last Tuesday at his Camarillo, California, home, where he was under hospice care, his daughter, ...

World's shortest man dies at age 75

Sep 5, 2015

World's shortest man dies at age 75

The world’s shortest man, as verified by the Guinness Book of Records, has died of an undisclosed illness in American Samoa, a hospital spokeswoman said Friday. Nepal’s Chandra Bahadur Dangi, who was 21.5 inches (54.6 cm) tall, died late Thursday at the Lyndon B. ...