| Nov 5, 2013
| 1:40 PM
The shocking death of famed Chicago chef Charlie Trotter brought out fond remembrances from the food world as news of the 54-year-old's passing spread nationwide.
Trotter had recently closed his eponymous Chicago restaurant and had announced he...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 3:07 PM
In the late '80s, when Lee Jones and his family were in the throes of reinventing their Ohio farm after losing everything to a hailstorm and high interest rates, they fortuitously made the acquaintance of Charlie Trotter, who had just opened his...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 9:56 AM
After an inconclusive autopsy Thursday, the search for the cause of death of pioneering Chicago chef Charlie Trotter continues. But his wife says he did not die as a result of a ruptured brain aneurysm.
That possibility was floated by friends who...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 9:56 AM
Sir Anthony Caro, the renowned British sculptor whose abstract creations have been hugely influential, has died. The 89-year-old artist suffered a heart attack and died on Wednesday, said the Tate Museum in London.
Caro is recognized widely for...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 1:09 PM
John Kenneth Tavener, the renowned British composer whose spiritual, religious-inspired music drew a diverse fan base that included the Beatles and Prince Charles, has died at age 69.
Tavener died Tuesday at his home in Dorset, England, said his...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 5:30 AM
I don't own anything close to a complete John Tavener discography. But I do have a foot-high stack of his CDs that I happened to stumble over in a closet not long ago. It got me wondering, not for the first time, what to make of the British composer who,...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 11:21 AM
Todd Christensen, a five-time Pro Bowl tight end who helped the Raiders win two Super Bowls, died Wednesday morning during surgery in a Utah hospital. He was 57.
The news was posted on Facebook by Christensen's former BYU teammate Reno Mahe and...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 12:09 PM
Mark Lacter, a longtime Los Angeles business journalist, died at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center after suffering a stroke Wednesday, said his wife, Laura Levine. He was 59.
Lacter wrote regularly for Los Angeles magazine and the LAObserved website and...
| Nov 16, 2013
| 8:30 PM
Harold Hofmann, who served as mayor of the South Bay city of Lawndale for more than two decades, died Saturday. He was 81.
One of California's longest-serving mayors, Hofmann died of natural causes at his home, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's...
| Nov 17, 2013
| 7:45 AM
Nobel Prize-winning author Doris Lessing died at her home in London on Sunday, her publisher announced. She was 94.
Lessing is best known for her 1962 novel "The Golden Notebook," considered an essential feminist work of fiction. Moreover, it was...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 5:07 PM
Guitarist Jim Hall, an understated yet profoundly influential presence on jazz guitar, died in his sleep Tuesday morning at his New York City home. He was 83.
Hall, whose career began in the '50s as part of the West Coast jazz scene with Jimmy Giuffre...