Feb 27, 2015

Popular Mexican singer Ariel Camacho dies in car crash

Young, up-and-coming Mexican singer Ariel Camacho has died in a traffic accident after leaving a concert, his record company confirmed Thursday. Camacho, already popular in his home state of Sinaloa and parts of the U.S. as a singer of the “grupera” genre, was touring ...

Reuters journalist Maria Golovnina dies in Pakistan at age 34

Feb 24, 2015

Reuters journalist Maria Golovnina dies in Pakistan at age 34

Maria Golovnina, Reuters bureau chief for Afghanistan and Pakistan who was widely loved and admired for her courage, compassion and professionalism, died in Islamabad on Monday. Golovnina, 34, was found collapsed and unconscious in the bureau and was rushed to a hospital, but medical ...

Kabuki actor Bando Mitsugoro X dies at 59

Feb 23, 2015

Kabuki actor Bando Mitsugoro X dies at 59

Renowned kabuki actor Bando Mitsugoro X died Saturday in a Tokyo hospital. He was 59 and had been suffering from pancreatic cancer. Mitsugoro, born Hisashi Morita, was head of the Bando-ryu school of classical Japanese dance. He played a wide range of roles in ...

Jazz trumpeter Clark Terry dies at 94

Feb 23, 2015

Jazz trumpeter Clark Terry dies at 94

Jazz trumpeter Clark Terry, whose seven-decade career as a leader of big bands and sideman spanned a golden era of 20th century jazz, has died at 94, his wife announced on Sunday. “Our beloved Clark Terry has joined the big band in heaven where ...

Feb 20, 2015

Obituary: Richard W. (Dick) Petree

The founding president of the U.S.-Japan Foundation and a former U.S. diplomat in Japan, Richard W. (Dick) Petree died Feb. 8 at a hospital in Stamford, Connecticut. He was 90 years old. After service in the U.S. Navy during World War II, Petree earned ...

'It's My Party' singer-songwriter Lesley Gore dies at 68

Feb 17, 2015

'It's My Party' singer-songwriter Lesley Gore dies at 68

Singer-songwriter Lesley Gore, who topped the charts in 1963 at age 16 with her epic song of teenage angst, “It’s My Party,” and followed it up with the hits “Judy’s Turn to Cry,” and the feminist anthem “You Don’t Own Me,” died Monday. She ...

French actor Louis Jourdan, star of 'Gigi' fame, dies at 93

Feb 16, 2015

French actor Louis Jourdan, star of 'Gigi' fame, dies at 93

Veteran French actor Louis Jourdan, who starred in “Gigi” and “Octopussy,” has died in Los Angeles at the age of 93, his official biographer said Sunday. Jourdan died of natural causes at his Beverly Hills home on Saturday, Olivier Minne told AFP by phone ...

Abstract artist Ohtake dies at age 101

Feb 13, 2015

Abstract artist Ohtake dies at age 101

Tomie Ohtake, the celebrated Japanese-Brazilian artist known for her bold, primary colored abstract paintings and gravity-defying monumental sculptures, has died, the institute bearing her name said. She was 101. In a statement, the Tomie Ohtake Institute said the artist died Thursday at a Sao ...

Feb 11, 2015

Former Chinese propaganda chief Deng Liqun dies at 100

Former Chinese propaganda chief and communist hardliner Deng Liqun, a fierce critic of the economic reforms championed by the late leader Deng Xiaoping, died Tuesday at the age of 100, state media reported. Known as “Little Deng” to distinguish him from “Old Deng,” he ...

Golfer Billy Casper, two-time U.S. Open winner, dies at 83

Feb 9, 2015

Golfer Billy Casper, two-time U.S. Open winner, dies at 83

Billy Casper, one of professional golf’s top players for two decades and winner of three major U.S. tournaments, has died. He was 83. He died Saturday at his home outside of Salt Lake City, according to a statement from Billy Casper Golf, the course-management ...