| Oct 5, 2012
Big Jim Sullivan, 71, an acclaimed session guitarist who played on dozens of rock 'n' roll and pop hits in the 1960s and '70s, died Tuesday at his home in West Sussex, England, said his wife, Norma. He suffered from heart disease and diabetes.
| Oct 24, 2012
Swami Swahananda, 91, the longtime spiritual leader of the Vedanta Society of Southern California who had previously headed the Hindu religious organization's branch in Berkeley, died Friday at Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center after a stroke,...
| Feb 10, 2013
| 9:49 AM
Coach transformed Fresno State football
Jim Sweeney, 83, who called Fresno State "a sleeping giant" when he arrived as its football coach in 1976 and then awakened the university — and the region — with 19 years of...
| Oct 12, 2012
Sam M. Gibbons
Longtime Florida congressman
Former U.S. Rep. Sam M. Gibbons, 92, a Democrat who served 17 terms in Congress and rose to head the powerful Ways and Means Committee before his retirement, died in his sleep late Tuesday or early Wednesday...
| Nov 14, 2012
Jack Gilbert, a poet who eschewed conventions of career and writing style to develop a singular voice that combined intellectual heft with a spare specificity of language that made him among the major figures of American poetry over the last half-century,...
| Apr 22, 2013
Noel Greenwood, a former senior editor at the Los Angeles Times who helped shape local and California coverage as the newspaper outgrew its modest local ambitions and transformed itself into one of national stature, died Sunday at his Santa Barbara home....
| Dec 18, 2012
Jack Hanlon, 96, a former child actor who had roles in the 1926 silent film "The General" and in two 1927 "Our Gang" comedies, died Thursday at an assisted living center in Las Vegas, family members said.
"He was in good physical shape until two...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 9:01 PM
Michael Hastings, an aggressive and iconoclastic journalist whose reporting exposed the vagaries of the war in Iraq and helped bring down the top U.S. general in Afghanistan, died early Tuesday in a car crash in Los Angeles, according to two of his...
| Apr 19, 2013
| 7:30 PM
Sam Jameson, a former longtime Los Angeles Times foreign correspondent with a deep knowledge of and close personal affinity for Japan, his professional and personal base for half a century, died Friday at a Tokyo hospital. He was 76.
The cause of...
| Dec 22, 2012
Lee Dorman, 70, the bassist for the psychedelic rock band Iron Butterfly, was found dead Friday morning in a vehicle, said Gail Krause, an Orange County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman. A coroner's investigation is under way, but foul play is not...
| Nov 13, 2012
Longtime classical music radio announcer in L.A.
Thomas Cassidy, 95, an announcer who was the longtime host of classical music programs on the now-defunct KFAC radio station, died Nov. 5 at Northridge Hospital Medical Center, his daughter...