Peter O’Toole

In one of his best and best-known roles, Peter O’Toole got a big laugh by declaring, “I’m not an actor! I’m a movie star!” O’Toole, of course, was both. The honorary Oscar winner passed away at age 81 after a long illness on Saturday at the Wellington Hospital in London, his agent Steve Kenis reports. […]

Nelson Mandela

Former South African President Nelson Mandela has died at age 95 of complications from a recurring lung infection. The anti-apartheid leader and Nobel laureate was a beloved figure around the world, a symbol of reconciliation from a country with a brutal history of racism. Mandela was released from prison in 1990 after nearly 30 years […]

Judy Rodgers

Her roast chicken elevated the boring to the blissful —  and her cookbook inspired a simple, rustic style of cooking. Judy Rodgers, chef of San Francisco’s fabled Zuni Café, died on Monday of appendix cancer at the age of 57, the San Francisco Chronicle confirmed. But Rodgers’s influence on the cooking scene will surely live […]

Paul Walker

Paul Walker, the edgy action hero with all-American good looks who became an international star with “The Fast & the Furious” movie franchise, has died in a fiery car collision in Southern California. He was 40 years old. The sad news was confirmed Saturday night by Walker’s camp via the actor’s official Twitter account.     […]