Abdel Basset Ali al-Megrahi

Abdel Basset Ali al-Megrahi, the former Libyan intelligence official who was sentenced to life in prison in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103, has died, the Libyan government said on Sunday. He was 60. The bombing of the Dec. 21, 1988 Pan Am transatlantic flight to New York from London as it flew over […]

Robin Gibb

He ‘Started a Joke,’ and Left Us in Tears Did a singer’s name ever seem so prophetic and appropriate as in the case of Robin, one of the great male songbirds of rock’s golden age? Bee Gee Robin Gibb succumbed to a longtime struggle with liver cancer Sunday, a spokesperson confirmed. The Rock & Roll […]

Ed Ray

The nation called Ed Ray a hero when he led a terrified group of children to safety after they were kidnapped aboard their school bus and held underground for ransom in the summer of 1976. But the unassuming bus driver from a dusty farm town in Central California never saw himself that way, even after […]

Donna Summer

The disco queen died in Florida this morning after losing her battle with cancer. In a statement Donna Summer’s family said they “are at peace celebrating her extraordinary life and her continue legacy”. A statement read: “Early this morning, we lost Donna Summer Sudano, a woman of many gifts, the greatest being her faith. “While […]

Jim Abdnor

Former U.S. Sen. Jim Abdnor gained fame nationally as the South Dakota Republican who ousted George McGovern from the Senate, but he was known in his home state as the farmer-turned-astute-politician who loved talking with people and never let the trappings of office get to him. Abdnor, who was also a teacher, coach and World […]

Mitchell Guist

A cast member of the reality TV show “Swamp People” died Monday, a Louisiana sheriff said. Assumption Parish Sheriff Mike Waguespack said Mitchell Guist was pronounced dead at a hospital. He had fallen while aboard his boat on the Intracoastal Waterway, near Pierre Part. History, which produces the reality show with Original Media, said Guist […]

Horst Faas

As chief of photo operations for The Associated Press in Saigon for a decade beginning in 1962, Horst Faas didn’t just cover the fighting — he also recruited and trained new talent from among foreign and Vietnamese freelancers. The result was “Horst’s army” of young photographers, who fanned out with Faas-supplied cameras and film and […]

Carroll Shelby

Carroll Shelby, an international automotive icon who rose from a bed-ridden childhood in Texas to build one of the most iconic sports cars ever and become a world-champion racer died Thursday at the age of 89 after a lengthy illness. His cars will live forever. A winner at Le Mans in 1959, a driver in […]

Stacy Robinson

Stacy Robinson, a wide receiver on the New York Giants’ first two Super Bowl-winning teams, died Tuesday May 9th, 2012 at the age of 50. Robinson, who worked for the National Football League Players Association following his playing career, was diagnosed in 2009 with multiple myeloma, a cancer of the blood. He entered hospice care […]

Vidal Sassoon

Famous hairstyling pioneer Vidal Sassoon died in his California home on Mulholland Drive this morning. Sassoon, 84, died of natural causes with his family at his bedside. According to the AP, there will be no police investigation and no further details are available at this time. Sassoon was born in England in 1928, and after […]