| Jan 1, 2014
| 11:35 AM
Ariel Sharon, the Israeli general and statesman who parlayed his legendary military achievements into a long, tumultuous political career that culminated in his 2001 election as prime minister, has died. He was 85.
The charismatic and controversial...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 4:48 PM
Benjamin Curtis, the guitarist and producer behind the dream-pop band School of Seven Bells, died Sunday night in New York after a yearlong battle with T-cell Lymphoblastic Lymphoma, reports the Dallas Observer. He was 35.
Curtis was raised in Dallas,...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 1:22 PM
A producer of the popular 1990s television show "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" was found dead in Hermosa Beach earlier this week.
The body of Jeffrey Ian Pollack, also the writer-director of "Above the Rim" and director of "Booty Call," was found...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 12:14 PM
Frédéric Back, 89, who won two Oscars for his poignant animated short films, died Tuesday morning at home in Montreal, said his daughter, Suzel Back-Drapeau. The cause was cancer.
A beloved figure in the world of animation, Back was nominated for four...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 9:39 AM
MOSCOW -- Weapons designer Mikhail Kalashnikov, whose eponymous assault rifle changed the face of international conflict, died Monday at a clinic in central Russia. He was 94.
The creator of the legendary AK-47, which became widely known as the...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 6:16 PM
Radio commentator and human rights activist Viet Dzung, who dominated the airwaves for decades in Little Saigon and was one of the early voices in the emerging immigrant community, died Friday. He was 55.
Born Nguyen Ngoc Hung Dung, Viet Dzung became...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 9:51 AM
Writer Ned Vizzini died Thursday at age 32 in New York, the city's medical examiner has confirmed. Vizzini committed suicide.
Vizzini was a successful young adult author who had found a place in Hollywood. He published his first book, "It's Kind of a...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 7:44 PM
MEXICO CITY -- Handpicked for the job by the Mexican president, praised by the U.S. government for his honesty, army Gen. Jose de Jesus Gutierrez Rebollo seemed the perfect man to serve as drug czar. But barely 11 weeks on the job, Gutierrez Rebollo was...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 4:06 PM
Country singer Ray Price, whose propulsive 1956 hit “Crazy Arms” helped revolutionize the sound of country music in the 1950s, died Monday at his home in Mount Pleasant, Texas, following a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 87.
| Dec 15, 2013
| 5:37 PM
Joan Fontaine, the coolly beautiful 1940s actress who won an Oscar for her role in Alfred Hitchcock's “Suspicion” and who became almost as well-known for her lifelong feud with her famous older sister, Olivia de Havilland, has died. She was...
| Dec 15, 2013
| 12:41 PM
Tom Laughlin, the maverick actor and filmmaker best known for the "Billy Jack" films, has died. He was 82.
Laughlin died Thursday in Thousand Oaks, his family announced.
Laughlin had been married to actress Delores Taylor since 1954 and also had...