| Nov 16, 2013
| 8:30 PM
Harold Hofmann, who served as mayor of the South Bay city of Lawndale for more than two decades, died Saturday. He was 81.
One of California's longest-serving mayors, Hofmann died of natural causes at his home, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's...
| Nov 17, 2013
| 7:45 AM
Nobel Prize-winning author Doris Lessing died at her home in London on Sunday, her publisher announced. She was 94.
Lessing is best known for her 1962 novel "The Golden Notebook," considered an essential feminist work of fiction. Moreover, it was...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 1:59 PM
Ray Dolby, the inventor and engineer who founded Dolby Laboratories and pioneered noise-reducing and surround-sound technology widely used in the film and recording industries, has died in San Francisco at 80, the company announced Thursday.
| Nov 18, 2013
| 7:38 AM
Barbara Park, author of the Junie B. Jones series of childrens' books has died, her publisher Random House announced. Park, 66, had ovarian cancer.
"Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus" kicked off the Junie B. Jones story in 1992. Park published 30...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 9:30 AM
Syd Field, described by many in the film community as the "guru of all screenwriters," has died at age 77.
According to his website, Field died Sunday of hemolytic anemia at his Beverly Hills home, surrounded by his wife, family and friends.
| Oct 4, 2013
| 12:19 PM
"Breaking Bad" is finally over. What, you hadn't heard? The show may be gone, but one Albuquerque-based fan group has said goodbye in style. They've purchased an obituary announcement in Mr. White's hometown paper, the Albuquerque Journal.
| Oct 7, 2013
| 5:45 AM
JERUSALEM -- Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, one of Israel's most influential religious and political leaders, died Monday at age 93.
In recent weeks, the aging rabbi had hospitalized for a series of medical conditions including back surgery, respiratory problems...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 10:12 AM
"Today" has lost its biggest fan: Linny Boyette, who made the trek to Rockefeller Plaza to join the show's live audience nearly every weekday for the past 20 years, died Sunday due to complications from a heart attack. He was 71, according to "Today."...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 4:48 PM
When the topic of the Pogues comes up in casual conversation, the first thought isn’t necessarily the sound of their guitars. More likely it has something to do with singer Shane MacGowan’s sneering voice, the driving accordion, the whistle...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 9:02 AM
Stanley Kauffmann, the longtime film and theater critic of The New Republic who in the 20th century helped define movie reviews as an intellectual form, has died. He was 97.
Kauffmann died from complications of pneumonia in New York. A tribute will be...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 4:33 PM
As audiences flock to see "Gravity," it is a reminder of the eternal wonders of space travel and the longing that deeper mysteries may be answered from the other side of the Earth's atmosphere. The news Thursday of the death of Scott Carpenter, one of the...