Jessica Barrymore

It’s a sad day for the Barrymore family. Drew Barrymore’s older half-sister, Jessica Barrymore, was found dead in National City, California, early Tuesday morning, Yahoo confirmed. She was 47. Jessica, who like Drew is the daughter of the late John Drew Barrymore, and her famous half-sibling weren’t exactly close but that hardly means the Blended […]

Oceana Irizarry

A 9-year-old girl who was struck by a plane that crash-landed on a beach while she vacationed with her family died from her injuries, law enforcement officials said Tuesday. Oceana Irizarry’s father also was killed Sunday. The two, of Fort Stewart, Georgia, were walking along Caspersen Beach in Venice on Sunday when the 1972 Piper […]

Johann Breyer

An 89-year-old Nazi war crimes suspect died in custody hours before a U.S. ruling Wednesday that he should be extradited to Germany to face trial. Johann Breyer died Tuesday night at a Philadelphia hospital, where he had been transferred Saturday after a month in jail, his lawyer and the U.S. Marshals Service said. His death […]

Mickey Rooney

Mickey Rooney, the pint-sized actor who was one of MGM’s giant box office attractions in the late ’30s and early ’40s, died on Sunday at his home in North Hollywood. He was 93. As adept at comedy as drama and an excellent singer and dancer, Rooney was regarded as the consummate entertainer. During a prolific […]

Joan Mondale

Joan Mondale, who burnished a reputation as “Joan of Art” for her passionate advocacy for the arts while her husband was vice president and a U.S. ambassador, died Monday. She was 83. Walter Mondale, sons Ted and William and other family members were by her side when she died, the family said in a statement […]

Philip Seymour Hoffman

Academy Award winner Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead in his New York City apartment on Sunday. He was 46 years old. The New York City Police Department have confirmed to “The Insider” that the actor was found dead at 12 PM EST in his apartment at 35 Bethune Street in New York City. The […]

Colonel Meow

He stole the Internet’s heart with his foreboding stare, angry disposition and ferociously fluffy mane. Colonel Meow, notoriously known by all his fawning fans as the “The Angriest Cat in the World,” has sadly departed us Wednesday evening, leaving behind a legacy far beyond any other feline’s dreams. Amazon.com Widgets

Peter O’Toole

In one of his best and best-known roles, Peter O’Toole got a big laugh by declaring, “I’m not an actor! I’m a movie star!” O’Toole, of course, was both. The honorary Oscar winner passed away at age 81 after a long illness on Saturday at the Wellington Hospital in London, his agent Steve Kenis reports. […]

Nelson Mandela

Former South African President Nelson Mandela has died at age 95 of complications from a recurring lung infection. The anti-apartheid leader and Nobel laureate was a beloved figure around the world, a symbol of reconciliation from a country with a brutal history of racism. Mandela was released from prison in 1990 after nearly 30 years […]

Judy Rodgers

Her roast chicken elevated the boring to the blissful —  and her cookbook inspired a simple, rustic style of cooking. Judy Rodgers, chef of San Francisco’s fabled Zuni Café, died on Monday of appendix cancer at the age of 57, the San Francisco Chronicle confirmed. But Rodgers’s influence on the cooking scene will surely live […]