'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. ...

Horror master Wes Craven dies at 76

Aug 31, 2015

Horror master Wes Craven dies at 76

Wes Craven, the prolific writer-director who thrilled audiences with iconic and bloody suburban slashers like “A Nightmare on Elm Street” and “Scream” that made his name synonymous with horror, has died. He was 76. In a statement, Craven’s family said that he died in ...

WWE Hall of Famer Roddy Piper dies at 61

Aug 1, 2015

WWE Hall of Famer Roddy Piper dies at 61

“Rowdy” Roddy Piper, the kilt wearing trash-talker who headlined the first WrestleMania and later found movie stardom, died Friday. He was 61. The WWE confirmed the death. The wrestling organization provided no additional details. Piper, born Roderick Toombs in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, is the second ...

Philosopher, peace activist Shunsuke Tsurumi dies at 93

Jul 24, 2015

Philosopher, peace activist Shunsuke Tsurumi dies at 93

Philosopher and peace campaigner Shunsuke Tsurumi died of pneumonia at a Kyoto hospital last Monday, his family said Friday. He was 93. After studying philosophy at Harvard University in the United States, graduating in 1942, Tsurumi held positions as an assistant professor at the ...

Jul 18, 2015

2009 Philippine massacre suspect Ampatuan dies

The patriarch of a warlord clan who is on trial for the Philippines’ worst political massacre has died, his lawyer said Saturday, days after he slipped into a coma. Andal Ampatuan Sr. and seven other members of the powerful Ampatuan clan are among 100 ...