Vehement anti-gay pastor Fred Phelps Sr. dies

Mar 21, 2014

Vehement anti-gay pastor Fred Phelps Sr. dies

The Rev. Fred Phelps Sr., the fiery founder of a small Kansas church who drew international condemnation for outrageous and hate-filled protests that blamed almost everything, including the deaths of AIDS victims and U.S. soldiers, on America’s tolerance for gay people, has died. He ...

'Band of Brothers' veteran William Guarnere dies at 90

Mar 10, 2014

'Band of Brothers' veteran William Guarnere dies at 90

William “Wild Bill” Guarnere, one of the World War II veterans whose exploits were dramatized in the TV miniseries “Band of Brothers,” has died. He was 90. His son, William Guarnere Jr., confirmed Sunday that his father died at Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. ...

Oldest Holocaust survivor dies; film up for Oscar

Feb 24, 2014

Oldest Holocaust survivor dies; film up for Oscar

Alice Herz-Sommer, believed to be the oldest Holocaust survivor, died at age 110 on Sunday. The accomplished pianist’s death came just a week before her extraordinary story of survival through two years at a Nazi prison camp, which she claimed was made possible by ...

Sid Caesar, comic genius of 1950s television, dies

| Feb 13, 2014

Sid Caesar, comic genius of 1950s television, dies

Sid Caesar, the prodigiously talented pioneer of TV comedy who paired with Imogene Coca in sketches that became classics and who inspired a generation of famous writers, died Wednesday. He was 91. Family spokesman Eddy Friedfeld said Caesar, who also played Coach Calhoun in ...

Oscar-winning actor Maximilian Schell dies at 83

Feb 2, 2014

Oscar-winning actor Maximilian Schell dies at 83

Austrian-born actor Maximilian Schell, a fugitive from Adolf Hitler who became a Hollywood favorite and won an Oscar for his role as a defense attorney in “Judgment at Nuremberg,” has died. He was 83. Schell’s agent, Patricia Baumbauer, said on Saturday that he had ...

Ohio biker's wish comes true when he's buried on a Harley

Feb 1, 2014

Ohio biker's wish comes true when he's buried on a Harley

A motorcycle-loving man’s family has fulfilled his dying wish: to be buried astride his beloved Harley-Davidson encased in a see-through casket. But it wasn’t easy. The project required an extra-large cemetery plot to accommodate a Plexiglas casket for Billy Standley and his hulking custom-painted ...