| Feb 26, 2014
| 8:12 PM
Chokwe Lumumba, 66, a human rights activist and nationally prominent attorney who became mayor of Jackson, Miss., last year, died Tuesday at a Jackson hospital, city officials said. The cause wasn't immediately clear.
As an attorney, Lumumba represented...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 2:29 PM
Other than die-hard fans and music journalists, few people would have recognized the name of Franny Beecher before stories surfaced Monday about his death at age 92. Beecher was the longtime lead guitarist of seminal rocker Bill Haley’s band, the...
| Feb 23, 2014
| 9:20 PM
William F. Thomas, an editor who led The Times during an extraordinary period of expansion in the 1970s and 1980s, when the paper widened its reach nationally and abroad and became a showcase for literary journalism, has died. He was 89.
| Feb 22, 2014
| 5:58 PM
STOWE, Vt. (AP) — Maria von Trapp, a member of the musical family whose escape from Nazi-occupied Austria was the basis for “The Sound of Music,” has died, her brother said Saturday.
Von Trapp, 99, died at her home in Vermont on...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 5:32 PM
Tom Sherak, who served in key posts at 20th Century Fox and was head of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences from 2009-2012, has passed away at 68 after a long battle with prostate cancer.
Over a long career in Hollywood, Sherak held high-...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 12:27 PM
Sid Caesar, a television pioneer who reigned as the king of live TV sketch comedy in the 1950s with his inspired brand of mimicry, pantomime and satire on the classic comedy-variety series “Your Show of Shows” and “Caesar’s Hour,&...
| Feb 13, 2014
Armand Pouliot, one of the few surviving members of Company C, 150th Engineer Combat Battalion, a group that was among the first to storm Omaha Beach on D-Day, died Jan. 22. He was 90.
As a soldier, the longtime Manchester resident was tasked with...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 1:15 PM
Mercedes C. Samborsky, a musician who changed careers later in life and became an attorney whose specialty was family law, died Jan. 31 of heart failure at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center. She was 84.
"Mercedes was always very vigorous in...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 9:12 PM
Leonard Knight, the lean and sturdy New Englander who spent three decades joyously painting religious messages on a tall mound of adobe he called Salvation Mountain in the Imperial Valley desert, died Monday at age 82.
Knight died at a convalescent...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 12:51 PM
Arvella Schuller, the wife of the founder of the “Hour of Power” and Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove, died Tuesday morning at UCI Medical Center.
Schuller, 84, was hospitalized after a short illness, said John Charles, the chief...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 5:20 AM
Shirley Temple Black, the cherubic former child movie star credited with lifting U.S. spirits with her performances during the Great Depression, has died at 85, her agent and family said Tuesday.
She died Monday night of natural causes at her house in...