Princess Diana

“Diana is dead,” read the headlines. Most of us remember where we were 15 years ago Friday when we heard the news that Britain’s “Queen of Hearts” had been killed in a car crash. The world looked on in disbelief as news of the paparazzi chase that led to her driver losing control and slamming […]

Chris Lighty

Chris Lighty, a hip-hop mogul who helped the likes of Sean “Diddy” Combs, 50 Cent and Mariah Carey attain not only hit records, but also lucrative careers outside music, was found dead in his New York City apartment Thursday in an apparent suicide. He was 44. He was found at his home in the Bronx […]

Steven Ercolino

A police car sat outside Our Lady of Sorrows church on Wednesday, near a statue of the Blessed Mother on Mamaroneck Avenue, as mourners made their way inside, some with heads bowed, others holding hands, for the funeral of Steven Ercolino, the man who was killed by a former co-worker on Friday outside the Empire […]

Sergey Ovchinnikov

The aftermath of a poor Olympic showing for Russia may have become even more dire on Wednesday, when the coach of the country’s women’s volleyball team was found hanged in his hotel room with some blaming the team’s poor results at the London Games for his death. Widgets

Neil Armstrong

Neil Armstrong was a quiet self-described nerdy engineer who became a global hero when as a steely-nerved pilot he made “one giant leap for mankind” with a small step on to the moon. The modest man who had people on Earth entranced and awed from almost a quarter million miles away has died. He was […]

Fred Cerbo

Former Hackensack Mayor Fred Cerbo died Friday at the age of 87. Born in 1925, he was a lifelong city resident and was proud of it. “He spent his whole life in Hackensack and he never wanted to leave,” his son Richard said. “He cared about the town. He was civic-minded. A natural politician.” An […]

Jerry Nelson

Mr. Snuffleupagus, Camilla the Chicken and Floyd were among his other creations. Jerry Nelson, the skilled puppeteer who played Sesame Street’s math-addicted vampire Count von Count, has died, The Jim Henson Co. confirms. He was 78. In a statement posted to the studio’s Facebook page, Lisa Henson, CEO and daughter of its legendary founder Jim […]

Tony Nicklinson

A paralyzed man who fought to overturn Britain’s ban on assisted suicide died today from pneumonia less than a week after losing his controversial court case. Tony Nicklinson had locked-in syndrome after suffering a stroke in 2005. Trapped inside a paralyzed body and forced to communicate by blinking his eyes, the 58-year-old man asked three […]

Phyllis Diller

Legendary comedienne Phyllis Diller, who blazed a trail for a generation of female comics with her brash and self-deprecating stand-up routine, has died. She was 95 years old. Diller had been suffering health problems as of late: She recently hurt her hip and wrist in a fall and has been living under hospice care at […]

Jennifer Gallagher

A nurse who helped treat victims of the Aurora theater shooting in Colorado has drowned while on a family vacation in Iowa. Forty-six-year-old Jennifer Gallagher, of Denver, died earlier this month. She went swimming in West Lake Okoboji the night of Aug. 6 and her body was found the next day. Gallagher worked at the […]