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NYC's First African American Mayor, David Dinkins, has Died

NYC's First African American Mayor, David Dinkins, has Died

By Deepti Hajela | Nov 24, 2020

David Dinkins, who broke barriers as New York City's first African American mayor, but was doomed to a single term by a soaring murder rate, stubborn unemployment and his mishandling of a riot in Brooklyn, has died. He was 93.

Jan Morris, Author and Transgender Pioneer, Dies at 94

Jan Morris, Author and Transgender Pioneer, Dies at 94

By Hillel Italie | Nov 22, 2020

Jan Morris, the celebrated journalist, historian, world traveler and fiction writer who in middle age became a pioneer of the transgender movement, has died at 94.

Anderson Cooper Apologizes for Trump 'Obese Turtle' Comment

Anderson Cooper Apologizes for Trump 'Obese Turtle' Comment

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Nov 10, 2020

Anderson Cooper has now apologized for his "obese turtle" comment after President Trump's baseless Thursday night speech.

Renowned World Correspondent Seymour Topping Dead at 98

Renowned World Correspondent Seymour Topping Dead at 98

By John Daniszewski | Nov 8, 2020

Seymour Topping, among the most accomplished foreign correspondents of his generation for The Associated Press and the New York Times and later a top editor at the Times and administrator of the Pulitzer Prizes, died on Sunday. He was 98.

Alex Trebek, Long-Running 'Jeopardy!' Host, Dies at 80

Alex Trebek, Long-Running 'Jeopardy!' Host, Dies at 80

By Lynn Elber | Nov 8, 2020

"Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek died Sunday after battling pancreatic cancer for nearly two years. He was 80.

Bambi Lake, Oct. 20, 1950-Nov. 4, 2020: Trans Chanteuse Left a Legacy of Melancholy Music

Bambi Lake, Oct. 20, 1950-Nov. 4, 2020: Trans Chanteuse Left a Legacy of Melancholy Music

By August Bernadicou | Nov 5, 2020

Bambi Lake, an actor, singer and performer known for the song "The Golden Age of Hustlers," died Nov. 4. Along with her solo singing, Lake performed with The Cockettes and Angels of Light.

Police: Actor Eddie Hassell, 30, Killed in Texas Shooting

Police: Actor Eddie Hassell, 30, Killed in Texas Shooting

Nov 2, 2020

The actor Eddie Hassell, known for his roles in the NBC show "Surface" and the 2010 film "The Kids Are All Right," has died after a shooting in Texas, police said. He was 30.

'American Idol' Contestant Nikki McKibbin Dies at 42

'American Idol' Contestant Nikki McKibbin Dies at 42

Nov 2, 2020

Nikki McKibbin, a singer from Texas best known for her third place finish in the first season of American Idol, has died. She was 42.

Actor Sean Connery, the 'Original' James Bond, Dies at 90

Actor Sean Connery, the 'Original' James Bond, Dies at 90

Oct 31, 2020

Scottish actor Sean Connery, the first actor to play James Bond on film and for many fans the best, has died. He was 90.

James Randi, Dazzling Magician and Skeptic, Dies at 92

James Randi, Dazzling Magician and Skeptic, Dies at 92

By Matt Sedensky | Oct 22, 2020

James Randi, a magician who later challenged spoon benders, mind readers and faith healers with such voracity that he became regarded as the country's foremost skeptic, has died, his foundation announced. He was 92.

'Gimme Some Lovin' Rock Star Spencer Davis Dead at 81

'Gimme Some Lovin' Rock Star Spencer Davis Dead at 81

Oct 21, 2020

Spencer Davis, a British guitarist and bandleader whose eponymous rock group had 1960s hits including "Gimme Some Lovin'" and "I'm a Man," has died. He was 81.

Rhonda Fleming, Film Star of '40s and '50s, Dies at 97

Rhonda Fleming, Film Star of '40s and '50s, Dies at 97

Oct 17, 2020

Actress Rhonda Fleming, the fiery redhead who appeared with Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, Charlton Heston, Ronald Reagan and other film stars of the 1940s and 1950s, has died. She was 97.

'Two and a Half Men' Star Conchata Ferrell Dies at 77

'Two and a Half Men' Star Conchata Ferrell Dies at 77

By Lynn Elber | Oct 13, 2020

Conchata Ferrell, who became known for her role as Berta the housekeeper on TV's "Two and a Half Men" after a long career as a character actor on stage and in movies, including "Mystic Pizza" and "Network," has died. She was 77.

Remembering Transgender Activist Monica Roberts

Remembering Transgender Activist Monica Roberts

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Oct 10, 2020

Trailblazing African American transgender rights activist and TransGriot founder Monica Roberts died earlier this week. She was 58.

Whitey Ford, Hall of Fame Ace for Mighty Yankees, Died at 91

Whitey Ford, Hall of Fame Ace for Mighty Yankees, Died at 91

By Ronald Blum | Oct 10, 2020

Whitey Ford, the street-smart New Yorker who had the best winning percentage of any pitcher in the 20th century and helped the Yankees become baseball's perennial champions in the 1950s and '60s, died Thursday night. He was 91.

Guitar Rock God Eddie Van Halen Dies of Cancer at 65

Guitar Rock God Eddie Van Halen Dies of Cancer at 65

By Mark Kennedy | Oct 6, 2020

Eddie Van Halen, the guitar virtuoso whose blinding speed, control and innovation propelled his band Van Halen into one of hard rock's biggest groups, has died. He was 65.

Fashion Designer Kenzo Takada Dies from COVID-19 at Age 81

Fashion Designer Kenzo Takada Dies from COVID-19 at Age 81

By Thomas Adamson | Oct 4, 2020

Kenzo Takada, the iconic French-Japanese fashion designer famed for his jungle-infused designs and free-spirited aesthetic that channeled global travel, has died. He was 81.

'I Am Woman' Singer Helen Reddy Dies At 78 in Los Angeles

'I Am Woman' Singer Helen Reddy Dies At 78 in Los Angeles

Sep 29, 2020

Helen Reddy, who shot to stardom in the 1970s with her feminist anthem "I Am Woman" and recorded a string of other hits, has died. She was 78.

Soraya Santiago, Puerto Rico LGBTQ Icon, Dies at 73

Soraya Santiago, Puerto Rico LGBTQ Icon, Dies at 73

By Dánica Coto | Sep 23, 2020

Soraya Santiago, the first person from Puerto Rico to undergo gender reassignment surgery and a longtime icon for the U.S. territory's LGBTQ community, has died. She was 73.

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Dies at 87

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Dies at 87

By Mark Sherman | Sep 18, 2020

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died Friday at her home in Washington, the court says. She was 87.

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