In Memory

The Year in Review: Influential People Who Died in 2023

Yevgeny Prigozhin rose from being an ex-con and hot dog vendor to winning lucrative Kremlin contracts and heading a formidable... Read More

Yevgeny Prigozhin rose from being an ex-con and hot dog vendor to winning lucrative Kremlin contracts and heading a formidable mercenary army. But it all came to a sudden end when the private plane carrying him and others mysteriously exploded over Russia.... Read More

Rosalynn Carter, Outspoken Former First Lady, Dead at 96

ATLANTA (AP) — Former first lady Rosalynn Carter, the closest adviser to Jimmy Carter during his one term as U.S. president and their... Read More

ATLANTA (AP) — Former first lady Rosalynn Carter, the closest adviser to Jimmy Carter during his one term as U.S. president and their four decades thereafter as global humanitarians, has died at the age of 96. The Carter Center said she died Sunday after... Read More

Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California Dies at Age 90

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California, a centrist Democrat who was elected to the Senate in 1992 in the... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California, a centrist Democrat who was elected to the Senate in 1992 in the “Year of the Woman” and broke gender barriers throughout her long career in local and national politics, has died. She... Read More

Bells Toll as US Marks 22 Years Since 9/11, From Ground Zero to Alaska

NEW YORK (AP) — With tolling bells, personal tributes and tears, Americans looked back Monday on 9/11 at anniversary observances... Read More

NEW YORK (AP) — With tolling bells, personal tributes and tears, Americans looked back Monday on 9/11 at anniversary observances that stretched from ground zero to small towns. People gathered at memorials, firehouses, city halls, campuses and elsewhere to observe... Read More

'Margaritaville' Singer Jimmy Buffett, Who Turned Beach-Bum Life Into an Empire, Dies at 76

NEW YORK (AP) — Singer-songwriter Jimmy Buffett, who popularized beach bum soft rock with the escapist Caribbean-flavored song “Margaritaville” and... Read More

NEW YORK (AP) — Singer-songwriter Jimmy Buffett, who popularized beach bum soft rock with the escapist Caribbean-flavored song “Margaritaville” and turned that celebration of loafing into a billion-dollar empire of restaurants, resorts and frozen concoctions, has died. He was 76.... Read More

Robbie Robertson, Lead Guitarist and Songwriter of The Band, Dies at 80

Robbie Robertson, The Band’s lead guitarist and songwriter who in such classics as “The Weight” and “Up on Cripple Creek” mined... Read More

Robbie Robertson, The Band’s lead guitarist and songwriter who in such classics as “The Weight” and “Up on Cripple Creek” mined American music and folklore and helped reshape contemporary rock, died Wednesday at 80. Robertson died surrounded by family in Los... Read More

Tony Bennett, Masterful Stylist of American Musical Standards, Dies at 96

NEW YORK (AP) — Tony Bennett, the eminent and timeless stylist whose devotion to classic American songs and knack for... Read More

NEW YORK (AP) — Tony Bennett, the eminent and timeless stylist whose devotion to classic American songs and knack for creating new standards such as "I Left My Heart In San Francisco" graced a decadeslong career that brought him admirers from Frank... Read More

Tina Turner, 'Queen of Rock 'n' Roll' Whose Triumphant Career Made Her World-Famous, Dies at 83

NEW YORK (AP) — Tina Turner, the unstoppable singer and stage performer who teamed with husband Ike Turner for a... Read More

NEW YORK (AP) — Tina Turner, the unstoppable singer and stage performer who teamed with husband Ike Turner for a dynamic run of hit records and live shows in the 1960s and ‘70s and survived her horrifying marriage to triumph... Read More

Harry Belafonte, Activist and Entertainer, Dies at 96

NEW YORK (AP) — Harry Belafonte, the civil rights and entertainment giant who began as a groundbreaking actor and singer... Read More

NEW YORK (AP) — Harry Belafonte, the civil rights and entertainment giant who began as a groundbreaking actor and singer and became an activist, humanitarian and conscience of the world, has died. He was 96. Belafonte died Tuesday of congestive... Read More

Former Rep. Pat Schroeder, Pioneer for Women's Rights, Dies

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Pat Schroeder, a pioneer for women’s and family rights in Congress, has died. She... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Pat Schroeder, a pioneer for women’s and family rights in Congress, has died. She was 82. Schroeder's former press secretary, Andrea Camp, said Schroeder suffered a stroke recently and died Monday night at a... Read More

Durenberger, Former US Senator From Minnesota, Dies at 88

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Former U.S. Senator David Durenberger, a Minnesota Republican who espoused a progressive brand of politics... Read More

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Former U.S. Senator David Durenberger, a Minnesota Republican who espoused a progressive brand of politics and criticized the GOP after his political career, died Tuesday at age 88. Durenberger’s health had declined in recent months,... Read More

Steelers Hall of Fame Running Back Franco Harris Dies at 72

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Franco Harris, the Hall of Fame running back whose heads-up thinking authored “The Immaculate Reception,” considered the... Read More

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Franco Harris, the Hall of Fame running back whose heads-up thinking authored “The Immaculate Reception,” considered the most iconic play in NFL history, has died. He was 72. Harris' son Dok told The Associated Press his father... Read More

9/11 Attacks Still Reverberate as US Marks 21st Anniversary

NEW YORK (AP) — Americans remembered 9/11 on Sunday with tear-choked tributes and pleas to "never forget," 21 years after... Read More

NEW YORK (AP) — Americans remembered 9/11 on Sunday with tear-choked tributes and pleas to "never forget," 21 years after the deadliest terror attack on U.S. soil. Nikita Shah headed to the ceremony at ground in a T-shirt that bore... Read More

Bernard Shaw, CNN's 1st Chief Anchor, Dies at 82

NEW YORK (AP) — Bernard Shaw, former CNN anchor and a pioneering Black journalist remembered for his blunt question at... Read More

NEW YORK (AP) — Bernard Shaw, former CNN anchor and a pioneering Black journalist remembered for his blunt question at a presidential debate and calmly reporting the beginning of the Gulf War in 1991 from Baghdad as it was under... Read More

Queen Elizabeth II, UK's Longest-Serving Monarch, Dies at 96

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch and a symbol of stability across much of a turbulent century,... Read More

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch and a symbol of stability across much of a turbulent century, died Thursday. She was 96. Buckingham Palace said she died at Balmoral Castle, her summer residence in Scotland, where members... Read More

Olivia Newton-John, Who Played Sandy in 'Grease,' Dies at 73

NEW YORK (AP) — Olivia Newton-John, the Grammy-winning superstar who reigned on pop, country, adult contemporary and dance charts with... Read More

NEW YORK (AP) — Olivia Newton-John, the Grammy-winning superstar who reigned on pop, country, adult contemporary and dance charts with such hits as “Physical” and “You’re the One That I Want” and won countless hearts as everyone’s favorite Sandy in... Read More

Madeleine Albright to Be Honored by World Leaders, DC Elite

WASHINGTON (AP) — World leaders and a bevy of U.S. political and foreign policy elite are preparing to pay their... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — World leaders and a bevy of U.S. political and foreign policy elite are preparing to pay their respects to the late Madeleine Albright, the child refugee from war-torn Europe who rose to become America’s first female secretary of... Read More

Long-Serving US Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah Dies at 88

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Orrin G. Hatch, the longest-serving Republican senator in history and a fixture in Utah politics... Read More

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Orrin G. Hatch, the longest-serving Republican senator in history and a fixture in Utah politics for more than four decades, has died at age 88. The retired senator's death Saturday was announced in a statement... Read More

2022-03-24 14:29:19
by Dan McCue
Madeleine Albright, First Woman to Be US Secretary of State, Dies

WASHINGTON — Madeleine Albright, the first female secretary of state of the U.S. and a feisty inspiration to generations of... Read More

WASHINGTON — Madeleine Albright, the first female secretary of state of the U.S. and a feisty inspiration to generations of women, died on Wednesday, just weeks short of her 85th birthday. The cause was cancer, her daughter Anne said. When... Read More

Rep. Don Young, Longtime Alaska Congressman, Dies at 88

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Rep. Don Young, who was the longest-serving Republican in the history of the U.S. House,... Read More

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Rep. Don Young, who was the longest-serving Republican in the history of the U.S. House, has died. He was 88. His office announced Young's death in a statement Friday night. "It's with heavy hearts and... Read More

2022-02-18 16:23:34
by Dan McCue
Rep. Hagedorn of Minnesota Dies After Cancer Battle

WASHINGTON — Rep. Jim Hagedorn, R-Minn., died Thursday night after a two-year-long battle with kidney cancer. His wife, former Minnesota... Read More

WASHINGTON — Rep. Jim Hagedorn, R-Minn., died Thursday night after a two-year-long battle with kidney cancer. His wife, former Minnesota GOP Chair Jennifer Carnahan, made the announcement Friday morning via her Facebook page. The congressman was 59. In a post... Read More

2022-02-16 20:21:31
by Dan McCue
Walter Dellinger, Former Acting Solicitor General, Dies

WASHINGTON — Walter Dellinger III, the celebrated constitutional scholar who became almost as famous for biking to work in Washington,... Read More

WASHINGTON — Walter Dellinger III, the celebrated constitutional scholar who became almost as famous for biking to work in Washington, D.C., as he was for arguing landmark cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, has died. The former acting U.S. solicitor... Read More

Meat Loaf, 'Bat Out of Hell' Rock Superstar, Dies at 74

NEW YORK (AP) — Meat Loaf, the heavyweight rock superstar loved by millions for his “Bat Out of Hell” album... Read More

NEW YORK (AP) — Meat Loaf, the heavyweight rock superstar loved by millions for his “Bat Out of Hell” album and for such theatrical, dark-hearted anthems as “Paradise By the Dashboard Light,” “Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad,” and “I’d... Read More

2022-01-11 22:11:46
by Dan McCue
Details for Harry Reid Honors Announced

WASHINGTON —The House and Senate Democratic leadership announced the details of ceremonies honoring former Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., at the... Read More

WASHINGTON —The House and Senate Democratic leadership announced the details of ceremonies honoring former Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., at the Capitol on Thursday. Reid, who capped a 30-year career in the Senate by rising to majority leader, will lie in... Read More

2022-01-07 19:05:52
by Kate Michael
Bipartisan Politicians Packed the Pews for Jan. 6 Isakson Memorial

ATLANTA — Many of those not taking part in Jan. 6 proceedings on Capitol Hill were instead coming together in... Read More

ATLANTA — Many of those not taking part in Jan. 6 proceedings on Capitol Hill were instead coming together in the spirit of commemoration to honor the late Sen. Johnny Isakson at his memorial in Atlanta on Thursday.  Pews at... Read More

2022-01-03 18:47:09
by Dan McCue
Harry Reid to Lie in State in Capitol Rotunda

WASHINGTON — Former Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., who capped a 30-year career in the Senate by rising to majority leader,... Read More

WASHINGTON — Former Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., who capped a 30-year career in the Senate by rising to majority leader, will lie in state in the U.S. Capitol rotunda next week. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Nancy... Read More

Harry Reid Remembered as a Fighter, Skilled Senate Dealmaker

LAS VEGAS (AP) — He was an accomplished amateur boxer who'd rather dance. But Harry Reid was fond of reminding... Read More

LAS VEGAS (AP) — He was an accomplished amateur boxer who'd rather dance. But Harry Reid was fond of reminding his opponents that he knew how to fight, too. That skill took him far — from poverty in Searchlight, Nevada,... Read More

John Madden, Hall of Fame Coach and Broadcaster, Dies at 85

John Madden, the Hall of Fame coach turned broadcaster whose exuberant calls combined with simple explanations provided a weekly soundtrack... Read More

John Madden, the Hall of Fame coach turned broadcaster whose exuberant calls combined with simple explanations provided a weekly soundtrack to NFL games for three decades, died Tuesday morning, the league said. He was 85. The NFL said he died... Read More

Young South Africans Learn of Tutu's Activism for Equality

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The legacy of Archbishop Desmond Tutu's activism for equality continues to reverberate among young South Africans, many... Read More

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The legacy of Archbishop Desmond Tutu's activism for equality continues to reverberate among young South Africans, many of whom were not born when the clergyman battled apartheid. South Africa is holding a week of mourning for Tutu,... Read More

Walter Mondale, Carter's Vice President, Dies at 93

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former Vice President Walter F. Mondale, a liberal icon who lost one of the most lopsided presidential... Read More

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former Vice President Walter F. Mondale, a liberal icon who lost one of the most lopsided presidential elections after bluntly telling voters to expect a tax increase if he won, died Monday. He was 93. The death... Read More

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