| May 9, 2009
Edwin "Bud" Shrake, an author and journalist who co-wrote the bestselling golf book "Harvey Penick's Little Red Book," died Friday. He was 77.
He died of lung cancer at a hospital in Austin, Texas, son Ben Shrake said.
Shrake wrote 11 novels,...
| Jun 12, 2009
Richard Quick, a swim coach who won a record 13 NCAA titles at Auburn, Stanford and Texas and also led the U.S. Olympic teams in 1988, 1996 and 2000, died Wednesday in Austin, Texas. He was 66 and had been diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor in...
| Jun 26, 2009
Farrah Fawcett, who soared to fame as a national sex symbol in the late 1970s on television's campy "Charlie's Angels" and in a swimsuit poster that showcased her feathery mane and made her a generation's favorite pinup, died Thursday. She was 62....
| Jul 17, 2009
| 5:45 PM
Walter Cronkite, the former CBS news anchor whose steady baritone informed, reassured and guided the nation during the tumultuous 1960s and 1970s, died today, the network announced. He was 92.
Cronkite, who was often called "the most trusted man in...
| Jul 18, 2009
Walter Cronkite, the television newsman whose steady baritone informed, reassured and guided the nation during the tumultuous 1960s and '70s and who was still regarded as "the most trusted man in America" years after leaving his CBS anchor chair, has...
| Aug 23, 2009
Doris Brin Walker, a radical lawyer who fought anti-communist hysteria in the 1950s and helped clear activist Angela Davis of murder and kidnapping charges in the 1970s, died of a stroke Aug. 13 at a San Francisco hospital, her daughter, Emily Roberson,...
| Aug 24, 2009
John E. Carter
R&B tenor was in Dells, Flamingos
John E. Carter, R&B lead tenor and two-time inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, died Friday at Ingalls Memorial Hospital in his hometown of Harvey, Ill. He was 75 and had lung cancer....
| Jan 3, 2010
Deborah Howell, 68, a former Washington Post ombudsman and veteran editor who helped lead two news organizations to three Pulitzer Prizes, died Saturday after being struck by a car while vacationing in New Zealand,...
| Jan 20, 2009
| 7:36 PM
Clint Ballard Jr., a pop songwriter who crafted the No. 1 hits "You're No Good" for Linda Ronstadt in 1975 and "Game of Love" a decade earlier, has died. He was 77.
Ballard, whose health deteriorated after he had a stroke in 2006, died Dec. 23 at his...
| Oct 16, 2009
U.S. District Judge William Wayne Justice, whose rulings shattered old Texas by changing the way the state educated children, treated prisoners and housed its poorest and most vulnerable citizens, has died. He was 89.
His law clerk, Kelly Davis, said the...
| Nov 9, 2009
| 6:33 PM
Jan Vandersloot, a leading Orange County environmental activist whose causes included the preservation of the Bolsa Chica wetlands, has died. He was 64.
Vandersloot died Wednesday at his home in Newport Beach, said his son, Jon, who found his father in...