Musician and artist Don Van Vliet, who performed experimental rock under the name Captain Beefheart, died Friday, according to The Associated Press. He was 69.
Van Vliet died in California from complications stemming from multiple sclerosis, according to the Michael Werner Gallery in New York. The gallery exhibits his paintings...
Richard C. Holbrooke
Richard C. Holbrooke, a diplomatic troubleshooter in the Obama administration, has died, according to The New York Times. He was 69.
Holbrooke was taken to the hospital Friday after falling ill during a meeting with...
Mark Madoff, the son of convicted swindler Bernie Madoff, has died of an apparent suicide, The Associated Press reports. He was 46.
Madoff was found hanged in his Manhattan apartment Saturday morning, officials told the AP.
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His death fell on the two-year anniversary of Bernie Madoff's arrest in the Ponzi scheme.
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Alan A. Armer, who produced the Emmy-winning television show The Fugitive, has died of colon cancer, according to The Hollywood Reporter. He was 88.
Armer died Dec. 5 in his Los Angeles home.
From 1949-51, Armer produced one of TV's first shows, Lights, Camera, Action. He went on to produce 20th Century Fox's first show, My Friend Flicka, in 1955, followed by Broken Arrow (1956) and Man Without a Gun (1958).
Elizabeth Edwards, political wife and author, died Tuesday morning after a six-year battle with breast cancer, CNN.com reports. She was 61.
Edwards, who was legally separated from former Democratic vice presidential nominee John Edwards, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2004. She passed away in her Chapel Hill, N.C. home, surrounded by family.
"Today we have lost the comfort of Elizabeth's presence but she remains the heart of this family. We love her and will never know anyone more inspiring or full of life," her family said in a statement. "On behalf of Elizabeth we want to express our gratitude to the thousands of kindred spirits who moved and inspired her along the way. Your support and prayers touched our entire family."
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Edwards was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2004 and had been in remission until...