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Shane MacGowan Dead at 65
Shane MacGowan Dead at 65

Shane MacGowan Dead at 65

He restored an 'epic quality' to Irish music

(Newser) - The holiday classic "Fairytale of New York" will sound even more bittersweet than usual this season. Beloved singer-songwriter Shane MacGowan, best known as frontman for The Pogues, has died at age 65 following years of ill health, the Irish Times reports. Born in England to Irish parents in 1957,...

As Leaders Praise Kissinger, Others Denounce 'War Criminal'

China calls him an 'old friend'

(Newser) - In death as in life, Henry Kissinger is a polarizing figure. After the former secretary of state died Wednesday at 100 , world leaders and others, including Richard Nixon's daughters, issued statements praising his accomplishments, the AP reports. But he was strongly condemned on social media and in outlets including...

A 'Familiar Maternal Face on TV' Dead at 93

Frances Sternhagen acted on Broadway, as well as the big and small screens

(Newser) - Frances Sternhagen, the veteran character actor who won two Tony Awards and became a familiar maternal face to TV viewers later in life in such shows as Cheers, ER, Sex and the City, and The Closer, has died, the AP reports. She was 93. Sternhagen died peacefully of natural causes...

Henry Kissinger Dies at 100
Henry Kissinger
Dies at 100

Henry Kissinger Dies at 100

Former secretary of state was a dominant diplomat under presidents Nixon, Ford

(Newser) - This story has been updated with more details. Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, the diplomat with the thick glasses and gravelly voice who dominated foreign policy as the United States extricated itself from Vietnam and broke down barriers with China, died Wednesday, his consulting firm said. He was 100,...

Evan Ellingson's Roles Included My Sister's Keeper
Cause of Death Released
for Former Child Star

Cause of Death Released for Former Child Star

Evan Ellingson, 35, died of accidental fentanyl overdose

(Newser) - The former child star found dead at age 35 earlier this month died of an accidental fentanyl overdose. The San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner performed an autopsy on Evan Ellingson the day after his death, Deadline reports. Ellingson's father previously told TMZ his son died at a sober living home.

Warren Buffett's Right-Hand Man Dies
Warren Buffett's
Longtime Sidekick Dies

Warren Buffett's Longtime Sidekick Dies

Charlie Munger was a month away from turning 100

(Newser) - Charlie Munger, who helped Warren Buffett build Berkshire Hathaway into an investment powerhouse, has died at a California hospital. He was 99. Berkshire Hathaway said in a statement that Munger's family told the company that he died Tuesday morning at the hospital just over a month before his 100th...

She Had a Day Job as a Baker. Then Came 'Mr. Big Stuff'

Jean Knight, singer behind 1971 smash hit, is dead at 80

(Newser) - The name Jean Knight might not qualify as being of the household variety, but you've surely heard her big song somewhere: "Mr. Big Stuff." Knight—whose defiant 1971 hit about a womanizer "remains a gloriously spiky gem of the early 70s soul and funk scene,"...

Marty Krofft Had TV Hits With H.R. Pufnstuf and the Osmonds
Behind Pufnstuf: Marty Krofft

Behind Pufnstuf: Marty Krofft

Brothers produced programs for children and adults after starting out as puppeteers

(Newser) - Marty Krofft, a TV producer known for imaginative children's shows such as H.R. Pufnstuf and primetime hits including "Donny & Marie" in the 1970s, has died in Los Angeles, his publicist said. Krofft was 86 and died Saturday of kidney failure, the AP reports. Krofft and his...

As They Got to the Seafloor, He 'Knew We Were Making History'

Explorer, retired Navy Capt. Don Walsh, part of first crew to reach deepest part of ocean, is dead at 92

(Newser) - Retired Navy Capt. Don Walsh, an explorer who in 1960 was part of a two-man crew that made the first voyage to the deepest part of the ocean—to the "snuff-colored ooze" at the bottom of the Pacific's Mariana Trench—has died. He was 92. Walsh died Nov....

Jimmy Carter Releases Statement on Rosalynn Carter's Death

Tributes to beloved former first lady pour in

(Newser) - Jimmy Carter has released a statement following the death Sunday of his wife of more than 77 years, Rosalynn Carter. "Rosalynn was my equal partner in everything I ever accomplished," the former president said in a statement from the Carter Center, USA Today reports. "She gave me...

Rosalynn Carter, 96, Broadened Role of First Lady
Rosalynn Carter, 96,
Expanded Role of First Lady

Rosalynn Carter, 96, Expanded Role of First Lady

Wife of former President Jimmy Carter advocated for mental health issues, attended Cabinet meetings

(Newser) - Rosalynn Carter, the former first lady who was a full partner to her husband in life and politics—sitting in on his Cabinet meetings—died Sunday. She died peacefully at home in Plains, Georgia, where she had entered hospice care with former President Jimmy Carter, the Carter Center announced. She...

Booker Prize-Winning Author AS Byatt Dies
Booker Prize-Winning
Author AS Byatt Dies

Booker Prize-Winning Author AS Byatt Dies

UK writer, 87, wrote 'Possession,' which was made into a movie starring Gwyneth Paltrow

(Newser) - Author AS Byatt, whose books include the Booker Prize-winning novel Possession, has died at the age of 87. Byatt's publisher, Chatto & Windus, said Friday that the author died "peacefully at home surrounded by close family." Byatt wrote two dozen books, starting with her first novel, The ...

Hollywood Mourns Loss of 'One of Its Brightest Rising Stars'

Kevin Turen, 44, who produced HBO's 'Euphoria' and 'The Idol,' died suddenly over the weekend

(Newser) - A producer of two major HBO series has died. Deadline reports on the sudden death over the weekend of 44-year-old Kevin Turen, who produced the Zendaya-led show Euphoria, as well as The Idol and director Ti West's X trilogy. No cause of death has been given. "Kevin was...

Trump's Eldest Sibling, a Former Judge, Dies at 86

Maryanne Trump Barry had been recorded by her niece saying unflattering things about Donald

(Newser) - The eldest of Donald Trump's four siblings— Maryanne Trump Barry , a former federal judge—has died at age 86, reports ABC News . Barry, a widow, was reportedly found in her Manhattan apartment on Monday after emergency crews responded to a call about a person in cardiac arrest. Her famous...

Italian Fashion Designer Dies Days After Joining Moschino

Brand's new creative director Davide Renne, formerly with Gucci, is dead at 46

(Newser) - Just days after Davide Renne left Gucci and arrived at Moschino to take over as creative director, the Italian fashion designer has died, reports the New York Post . "It is with deep sorrow and great sadness, Moschino announces that Davide Renne passed away on November 10th, 2023 in Milan,...

Astronaut Circled Moon, Helped Create Iconic Image

Frank Borman later ran Eastern Airlines

(Newser) - Frank Borman, the commander of the first mission in which astronauts orbited the moon and returned safely to Earth has died. He was 95. NASA announced that the Apollo 8 commander, who ran Eastern Airlines later in his career, died Tuesday in Billings, Montana, the New York Times reports. "...

Pulled From Apollo 13, He Turned Sadness Into Heroism

Ken Mattingly, who assisted in rescuing his fellow astronauts, died Tuesday at 87

(Newser) - Seventy-two hours before liftoff, astronaut Ken "TK" Mattingly was pulled from Apollo 13. "There has never been anything in Shakespeare or any other publication that could throw a fit or feel sorry for yourself like I did," the astronaut, who'd been exposed to German measles, later...

Coach Fought Other Teams, His Own, and 'Human Nature'
Bob Knight Was 'Boorish' Winner

Bob Knight Was 'Boorish' Winner

Hall of Famer was one of the winningest coaches in college basketball

(Newser) - Bob Knight, the brilliant and combustible coach who won three NCAA titles at Indiana and for years was the scowling face of college basketball, has died. He was 83. Knight's family made the announcement on social media on Wednesday night, the AP reports, saying he was surrounded by family...

After Nazi Medical Torture, She Befriended a Future Pope

Wanda Poltawska died at the age of 101

(Newser) - Wanda Wojtasik was 19 when she was captured by the Gestapo in February 1941 in Poland. She was eventually brought to the Ravensbrueck concentration camp in Germany, where more than 90,000 people died before the camp's 1945 liberation. She was a survivor, one who was subjected to medical...

Frank Howard Was an Imposing Slugger
Frank Howard Was
an Imposing Slugger

Frank Howard Was an Imposing Slugger

Stadiums could not always hold star's home runs

(Newser) - Frank Howard, a four-time All-Star who slugged 382 home runs during a lengthy major league career that included a World Series title with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1963, has died. He was 87 and died in Aldie, Virginia. Howard's death was announced by the Washington Nationals, the AP...

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