| Sep 5, 2010
Robert Schimmel, a critically acclaimed comedian who made audiences squirm and then laugh with X-rated explorations of sexuality and vulnerability usually drawn from his own life, has died. He was 60.
Schimmel died Friday at a Phoenix hospice from...
| Jun 26, 2011
Comic book artist Gene Colan, who during his nearly seven-decade career illustrated the adventures of such characters as Dracula, Batman, Daredevil and the wise-cracking Howard the Duck, has died in New York. He was 84.
Colan died late Thursday at...
| Mar 5, 2011
Eugene Fodor, a swashbuckling violin virtuoso who was a media darling of classical music in the 1970s but whose substance abuse fractured a fairytale career, has died. He was 60.
Fodor died of liver disease Feb. 26 at his home in Arlington, Va., said his...
| Nov 20, 2008
Dr. Adrian Kantrowitz, the pioneering cardiovascular surgeon who performed the first U.S. heart transplant, developed a balloon-pumping device that has saved hundreds of thousands of lives and developed mechanical heart-assist devices, died of heart...
| Dec 8, 2008
Rock star's father, rear admiral
George Morrison, 89, a retired Navy rear admiral and the father of the late rock icon Jim Morrison, died in a Coronado, Calif., hospital Nov. 17 after a fall.
Once the youngest admiral in the Navy,...
| Dec 21, 2008
Dock Ellis, the former major league pitcher who claimed to have thrown a no-hitter while on LSD but later turned his exploits into the basis of an anti-drug crusade and counseling career, died Friday of liver disease at County-USC Medical Center. He was...
| Aug 25, 2008
AS MORE people watch their home equity erode, put off retirement because their nest eggs are taking a dive, and bike or bus to work to save gas money, many are thanking their lucky stars that they still have a job to commute to.
Unstable times breed...
| Sep 4, 2008
USC on Wednesday became the first of 12 institutions in the state to break ground on a taxpayer-funded facility for stem cell research.
USC officials, state health authorities and Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa attended the groundbreaking for the Eli and...
| Oct 12, 2008
"Dearest Cecil," wrote Truman Capote from Brooklyn on April 19, 1965, addressing his friend, the English photographer and bon vivant Cecil Beaton. The letter is among those collected in "Too Brief a Treat: The Letters of Truman Capote" (Vintage: 512 pp.,...
| Jun 17, 2008
The residents of a Romanian village knowingly voted in a dead man as their mayor in Sunday's municipal election, preferring him to his living opponent.
Neculai Ivascu, 57, who ran the village for almost two decades, died from liver disease just after...
| Dec 6, 2007
I think it's safe to say: There will never be another Evel Knievel. It's highly unlikely that any other human on Earth will attempt so many grandiose stunts with as much verve and swagger, knowing from experience that he is just as likely to break his...