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  • Carol Ann Susi, voice of Mrs. Wolowitz on 'Big Bang Theory,' dies

     Carol Ann Susi, voice of Mrs. Wolowitz on 'Big Bang Theory,' dies
    LOS ANGELES - Character actress Carol Ann Susi, known as the voice of the unseen Mrs. Wolowitz on "The Big Bang Theory," died Tuesday in Los Angeles after a brief battle with cancer, according to Warner Bros. Television. Susi was 62 and had appeared in...
  • Ernie Vandeweghe dies at 86; NBA player became the Lakers' team doctor

    Ernie Vandeweghe, who attended medical school while playing for the New York Knicks and later served as the Lakers' team doctor, has died. He was 86. Vandeweghe died Sunday at home in Newport Beach of natural causes, according to his son, Kiki, who...
  • 'Big Bank Hank' dies at 57; founding member of rap trio Sugarhill Gang

    'Big Bank Hank' dies at 57; founding member of rap trio Sugarhill Gang
    Henry Lee Jackson, one of the founders of the pioneering New Jersey rap trio Sugarhill Gang whose 1979 single "Rapper's Delight" proved that hip-hop could have mass-market appeal, has died. He was 57. Jackson, who recorded as "Big Bank Hank," died...
  • Tomas Young, Iraq war veteran and antiwar activist, dies at 34

    Tomas Young, Iraq war veteran and antiwar activist, dies at 34
    Tomas Young, an Iraq War veteran-turned-activist who became one of the first veterans to publicly oppose the war, has died. Young, who was paralyzed after being shot five days into his tour in Iraq, died Monday morning at a home in Seattle. His death...
  • Carol Ann Susi, actress on 'The Big Bang Theory,' dies at 62

    Carol Ann Susi, actress on 'The Big Bang Theory,' dies at 62
    Actress Carol Ann Susi, best known for her recurring role as Mrs. Wolowitz on CBS’ “The Big Bang Theory,” has died, her agent, Pam Ellis-Evenas, confirmed to the Los Angeles Times Susi died Tuesday morning in Los Angeles after a "brief...
  • Remembering author, teacher and critic Judith Kitchen

    I only met Judith Kitchen once. It’s my loss. Kitchen, who died last week at 73 of cancer, was a rare spirit, both on the page and in the world. Teacher, essayist, critic, she and her husband and partner Stan Rubin ran the Rainier Writing Workshop...
  • Thomas A. Cebula, microbiologist and JHU professor

    Thomas A. Cebula, microbiologist and JHU professor
    Thomas A. Cebula, a lauded microbiologist who helped develop ways to speed up the identification of dangerous pathogens and taught as a visiting professor at the Johns Hopkins University, died Wednesday at Union Memorial Hospital following a heart attack....
  • Joe Dooley of the Dooley Brothers band dies at 70

    Joe Dooley of the Dooley Brothers band dies at 70
    Joe Dooley was just 5 years old when he wrapped a couple of rubber bands around a cigar box and began strumming. His desire to make music led to the guitar, then the saxophone and eventually the autoharp. He began exploring different styles of music and...
  • John Doar dies, played key role in enabling Southern blacks to vote

    John M. Doar, a former Justice Department lawyer who played a key role in enabling blacks in the South to vote and later directed the impeachment investigation of President Nixon, has died. He was 92. Doar died Tuesday in New York of congestive heart...
  • Robert Craves dies at 72; Costco co-founder started higher ed nonprofit

    Robert Craves dies at 72; Costco co-founder started higher ed nonprofit
    Robert Craves, an executive who helped start wholesale giant Costco before launching a philanthropy to help disadvantaged students attend college, died of cancer Nov. 5 in Bellevue, Wash. He was 72. His death was announced by College Success Foundation,...
  • Former Lakers, Forum executive Shep Goldberg dies at 65

    Former Lakers, Forum executive Shep Goldberg dies at 65
    The world has become a less enjoyable place. Shep Goldberg died Tuesday at 65, and although you might not recognize his name, you’d know the people and teams he worked for during a remarkable behind-the-scenes sports career. Goldberg most recently...