OBITUARIES

OBITUARIES

  • Neil Fingleton, 'Game of Thrones' giant and a former basketball player, dies at 36

    Neil Fingleton, 'Game of Thrones' giant and a former basketball player, dies at 36

    Neil Fingleton, one of Britain’s tallest men and an actor who was best known for playing the giant Mag the Mighty on HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” has died. The 7-foot-7-inch actor died Saturday, according to the Associated Press. He was 36. The cause of death was heart failure, according to British...

  • Actor Bill Paxton, 61, dies after complications from surgery

    Actor Bill Paxton, 61, dies after complications from surgery

    Bill Paxton, who earned success through roles in movies including “Apollo 13,” “Titanic,” “A Simple Plan,” “Weird Science,” “Twister” and “True Lies,” as well as that of a polygamist Mormon businessman in the hit HBO series “Big Love,” has died.  The actor, who was 61, died due to complications...

  • Judge Joseph Wapner, who presided over 'The People's Court,' dies at 97

    Judge Joseph Wapner, who presided over 'The People's Court,' dies at 97

    He was a retired Los Angeles County Superior Court judge who became an unlikely American TV icon, a white-haired jurist who was dubbed the “Solomon of Small Claims.” Judge Joseph A. Wapner, who presided over “The People’s Court” for 12 years in the 1980s and ’90s, has died, a family member told...

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  • 'Band of Brothers' paratrooper Edward Tipper dies at 95

    'Band of Brothers' paratrooper Edward Tipper dies at 95

    Edward Tipper, a World War II paratrooper who was portrayed in the HBO mini-series "Band of Brothers," has died at the age of 95. He died Feb. 1 in the Denver suburb of Lakewood, his daughter said. Tipper was a member of the famed Easy Company, part of the 101st Airborne Division, and parachuted...

  • Influential jazz artist Al Jarreau, singer of 'We're in This Love Together,' dead at 76

    Influential jazz artist Al Jarreau, singer of 'We're in This Love Together,' dead at 76

    Al Jarreau, the legendary jazz artist and seven-time Grammy winner, has died. He was 76. The singer died about 6 a.m. Sunday at a Los Angeles hospital surrounded by family and friends, his agent said. The cause of death was not immediately known, but news of his passing comes two days after he...

  • Anthony Marquez, intern who rose to L.A. bureau chief for Associated Press, dies at 55

    Anthony Marquez, intern who rose to L.A. bureau chief for Associated Press, dies at 55

    Anthony Marquez, an Associated Press intern who rose to Los Angeles bureau chief, where his calm hand brought stability to news coverage in Southern California amid upheaval in the journalism industry, has died. He was 55. Marquez died Thursday due to complications from cancer. Unfailingly courteous...

  • Red Wings, Tigers owner Mike Ilitch dies at 87

    Red Wings, Tigers owner Mike Ilitch dies at 87

    Mike Ilitch, founder of the Little Caesars Pizza empire and owner of the Detroit Red Wings and the Detroit Tigers, has died. He was 87.  Ilitch, who was praised for keeping his professional hockey and baseball teams in Detroit as other urban sports franchises relocated to new suburban stadiums,...

  • Peter Mansfield dies at 83; won Nobel Prize for helping invent MRI scanner

    Peter Mansfield dies at 83; won Nobel Prize for helping invent MRI scanner

    Physicist Peter Mansfield, who won the Nobel Prize for helping to invent MRI scanners, has died at the age of 83. The University of Nottingham released a statement from Mansfield's family on Thursday confirming his death a day earlier. The London-born Mansfield joined the University of Nottingham...

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