| Apr 19, 2013
| 7:30 PM
Sam Jameson, a former longtime Los Angeles Times foreign correspondent with a deep knowledge of and close personal affinity for Japan, his professional and personal base for half a century, died Friday at a Tokyo hospital. He was 76.
The cause of...
| Apr 22, 2013
Hilary Koprowski, a Polish-born researcher who developed the first successful oral vaccine for polio, has died. He was 96.
Koprowski died of pneumonia April 11 at his Philadelphia home, said his son, Dr. Christopher Koprowski, a radiation oncologist....
| Mar 30, 2013
| 9:00 PM
Phil Ramone, the veteran record producer whose work with such top-tier talent as Barbra Streisand, Bob Dylan and Paul Simon made him one of the most revered figures in the music business, died Saturday. He was 79.
He died of complications from pneumonia...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 7:17 AM
U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg, a multimillionaire New Jersey businessman and the last World War II veteran remaining in the Senate, has died at age 89.
His office said Lautenberg died shortly after 4 a.m. EDT on Monday at a New York hospital after...
| May 29, 2013
| 7:23 AM
A letter, written by British author Rudyard Kipling in 1895, is up for auction by Anderson Autographs, the Telegraph reported. In it, Kipling confesses to it being "extremely possible" that he "promiscuously" borrowed from the work of others while writing...
| May 29, 2013
| 1:06 PM
George Michael has been released from the hospital where he was being treated for injuries sustained in a car accident in England nearly two weeks ago.
The former Wham! frontman, whose real name is Georgios Panayiotou, was being treated for various...
| May 23, 2013
| 8:28 AM
Harold Shapero, the American composer and pianist who was associated with the neo-classical style of music and who was a longtime professor at Brandeis University, died Friday of complications from pneumonia. He was 93 and lived in Massachusetts....
| May 23, 2013
| 9:40 PM
Guard in Lakers 1971 championship team
Flynn Robinson, 72, a flashy guard who was a member of the 1971-72 Lakers team that brought Los Angeles its first NBA title, died Thursday at Keck Hospital in Los Angeles from complications related...
| May 24, 2013
| 10:40 PM
French composer of modernist music
Henri Dutilleux, 97, a highly regarded French composer of modernist music, died Thursday in Paris, said his publisher, Schott Music. The cause was not given.
Considered one of the most important...
| May 25, 2013
| 6:12 PM
Zack Wheat is remembered frequently in a town in the middle of Missouri, his great-grandson often pulling out a Bull Durham cigar pin bearing the likeness of the most prolific hitter in Dodgers franchise history.
"He was such a kind man, such a great...
| May 17, 2013
| 10:59 AM
Singer George Michael has been involved in a car crash in England that resulted in a helicopter airlift to a hospital.
The former Wham! singer, 49, was a passenger in his Range Rover on London's M1 highway Thursday when the accident occurred around 5:50...