Retired a week, '60 Minutes' veteran Morley Safer dies at 84

May 20, 2016

Retired a week, '60 Minutes' veteran Morley Safer dies at 84

Morley Safer, the veteran “60 Minutes” correspondent who was equally at home reporting on social injustices, the Orient Express and abstract art, and who exposed a military atrocity in Vietnam that played an early role in changing Americans’ view of the war, died Thursday, ...

May 17, 2016

Former trade minister Mitsuo Horiuchi dies at 86

Former trade minister Mitsuo Horiuchi died Tuesday, lawmakers close to him said. He was 86. Born in 1930 in Lushun in what was then called Manchuria in northeastern China, Horiuchi was elected to the Lower House for the first time in 1976 from a ...

Renowned Japanese stage director Yukio Ninagawa dies at 80

May 12, 2016

Renowned Japanese stage director Yukio Ninagawa dies at 80

Stage director Yukio Ninagawa, renowned worldwide for his interpretations of plays by William Shakespeare and Greek tragedies, died Thursday of multiple organ failure caused by pneumonia, theater sources said. He was 80. Following his debut as a theater director in 1969, the native of ...

Guy Hamilton, director of four Bond classics, dead at 93

Apr 22, 2016

Guy Hamilton, director of four Bond classics, dead at 93

Movie director Guy Hamilton, who directed four hugely popular James Bond films and raised the profile of the Bond movie brand through his work with actors Sean Connery and Roger Moore, has died in a hospital on the Spanish island of Mallorca. He was ...

Pop visionary Prince, 57, found dead at his Minnesota home

Apr 22, 2016

Pop visionary Prince, 57, found dead at his Minnesota home

Prince, one of the most inventive and influential musicians of modern times with hits including “Little Red Corvette,” “Let’s Go Crazy” and “When Doves Cry,” was found dead at his home on Thursday in suburban Minneapolis. He was 57. His publicist, Yvette Noel-Schure, told ...

Apr 13, 2016

Bruneian who survived Hiroshima bombing dies

A Bruneian survivor of the 1945 atomic bombing of Hiroshima died Monday at his home in Brunei, his son said Wednesday. He was 92. Mohammed Yusuf Abdul Rahim died in his sleep, his son Yura Kesteria, a businessman, said. Rahim was the first Bruneian ...

Popular radio commentator Akiyama dies at 99

Apr 13, 2016

Popular radio commentator Akiyama dies at 99

Pioneering female broadcast journalist Chieko Akiyama died of pneumonia at her home in Tokyo on Wednesday. She was 99. Akiyama, real name Chie Kikkawa, hosted a 10-minute weekday radio program for 45 years since 1957. Her commentaries on culture and current affairs were popular ...