Eva Ekvall

Former Miss Venezuela Eva Ekvall, whose struggle with breast cancer was closely followed by Venezuelans, has died at age 28. Her family said Ekvall died Saturday at a hospital in Houston. Ekvall was crowned Miss Venezuela at age 17 in 2000, and the following year she was third runner-up in the Miss Universe pageant in […]

Vaclav Havel

Vaclav Havel, an anti-Communist playwright who became Czech president and a worldwide symbol of peace and freedom after leading the bloodless “Velvet Revolution,” died at the age of 75 on Sunday. The former chain smoker died at his country home in Hradecek, north of Prague, of a long respiratory illness after surviving operations for lung […]

Kim Jong Il

Kim Jong Il, North Korea’s mercurial and enigmatic longtime leader, has died. He was 69. Kim’s death was announced Monday, December 19th, 2011, by the state television from the North Korean capital, Pyongyang. Kim is believed to have suffered a stroke in 2008 but he had appeared relatively vigorous in photos and video from recent […]

Carol J. Murphy

Carol J. Murphy, a longtime Morris County public servant who helped break ground for women in politics, died Wednesday morning at her home in Belvidere, according to family members. She would have turned 79 on Christmas Day. Murphy, who moved from Montville a couple of years ago, had been a Morris County freeholder in the […]

Larry Rickles

Larry Rickles, an Emmy Award-winning producer and the son of comedian Don Rickles, died Saturday in Los Angeles of respiratory failure due to pneumonia. He was 41. The younger Rickles earned an Emmy in 2008 as a producer on HBO’s Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project, which was named the outstanding variety, music or comedy […]