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Chuck Close, Artist of Monumental Grids, Dies at 81

Chuck Close, Artist of Monumental Grids, Dies at 81

By Deepti Hajela | Aug 20, 2021

Chuck Close, a painter, photographer and printmaker best known for his monumental grid portraits and photo-based paintings of family and famous friends, has died. He was 81.

Down Under Actor Francis 'Frankie' Mossman Passes at 33

Down Under Actor Francis 'Frankie' Mossman Passes at 33

Aug 19, 2021

New Zealand actor Francis "Frankie" Mossman has passed at the age of 33. He was best-known for his recurring role as Steve Hughes in the LGBTQ+ web-series "The Horizon."

James Hormel, First Openly Gay U.S. Ambassador, Dies at 88

James Hormel, First Openly Gay U.S. Ambassador, Dies at 88

Aug 14, 2021

James Hormel, the first openly gay U.S. ambassador and a philanthropist who funded organizations to fight AIDS and promote human rights, has died. He was 88.

Grammy-winning Folk Singer-Songwriter Nanci Griffith Dies

Grammy-winning Folk Singer-Songwriter Nanci Griffith Dies

Aug 14, 2021

Nanci Griffith, the Grammy-winning folk singer-songwriter from Texas whose literary songs like "Love at the Five and Dime" celebrated the South, has died. She was 68.

Pat Hitchcock, Daughter of Alfred Hitchcock, Dead at 93

Pat Hitchcock, Daughter of Alfred Hitchcock, Dead at 93

By Hillel Italie | Aug 11, 2021

Patricia Hitchcock O'Connell, the only child of Alfred Hitchcock and an actor herself who made a memorable appearance in her father's "Strangers on a Train" and championed his work in the decades following his death, has died at age 93.

Jane Withers, Child Actor Turned Commercial Star, Dies at 95

Jane Withers, Child Actor Turned Commercial Star, Dies at 95

Aug 9, 2021

Jane Withers, the former child actor who bedeviled Shirley Temple on the screen and went on to star in a series of B movies that made her a box-office champion, has died, her daughter said. She was 95.

Ex-U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi of Wyoming Dies after Bicycle Accident

Jul 27, 2021

Retired Sen. Mike Enzi, a Wyoming Republican known as a consensus-builder in an increasingly polarized Washington, has died. He was 77.

1960s Civil Rights Activist Robert Moses Has Died

By Rebecca Santana | Jul 26, 2021

Robert Parris Moses, a civil rights activist who was shot at and endured beatings and jail while leading Black voter registration drives in the American South, has died. He was 86.

Jackie Mason, Comic Who Perfected Amused Outrage, Dies at 93

By Mark Kennedy | Jul 25, 2021

Jackie Mason, a rabbi-turned-comedian whose feisty brand of standup comedy led him to Catskills nightclubs, West Coast talk shows and Broadway stages, has died. He was 93.

Out Podcast Host Mat George Killed in Hit-and-Run

Jul 19, 2021

Mat George, who co-hosted the podcast "She Rates Dogs," was killed in a hit-and-run in Los Angeles early Saturday morning, his co-host Michaela Okland confirmed Sunday.

Gloria Richardson, Civil Rights Pioneer, Dies at 99

By Brian Witte | Jul 17, 2021

Gloria Richardson, an influential yet largely unsung civil rights pioneer, has died at age 99.

Countercultural Filmmaker Robert Downey Sr. Dies at 85

By Lindsey Bahr | Jul 7, 2021

Robert Downey Sr., the accomplished countercultural filmmaker, actor and father of superstar Robert Downey Jr., has died. He was 85.

'Superman,' 'Lethal Weapon' Director Richard Donner Dies

By Lindsey Bahr | Jul 5, 2021

Filmmaker Richard Donner, who helped create the modern superhero blockbuster with 1978's "Superman" and mastered the buddy comedy with the "Lethal Weapon" franchise, has died. He was 91.

Columbus Goalie, 24, Dies from Fall After Fireworks Mishap

By Stephen Whyno | Jul 5, 2021

Matiss Kivlenieks, a candidate to be the Columbus Blue Jackets' future starting goaltender, died in Michigan after fleeing a hot tub and hitting his head following a Fourth of July fireworks accident, police said Monday. He was 24.

Adult Male Star Bryce Evans is Dead at 46

Jun 30, 2021

Adult Male Star Bryce Evans has died at the age of 46. The news of his death three weeks ago from a heart attack was released this week.

Swiss Motorcyclist Dupasquier Dies Following Moto3 Crash

May 31, 2021

Swiss motorcycle rider Jason Dupasquier has died following a crash during Moto3 qualifying for the Italian Grand Prix, the Careggi Hospital in Florence announced Sunday. He was 19.

Gavin MacLeod, 'Love Boat' Captain, Dies at 90

By Lynn Elber | May 30, 2021

Gavin MacLeod, the veteran supporting actor who achieved fame as sardonic TV news writer Murray Slaughter on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and stardom playing cheerful Capt. Stubing on "The Love Boat," has died. He was 90.

Powerhouse Nightlife Producer Jeffrey Sanker Dead at 62

By Matthew Wexler | May 30, 2021

Jeffrey Sanker, who took LGBTQ nightlife and the circuit party to stratospheric levels, died on Friday, May 28 at age 62, from liver cancer.

'Hooked on a Feeling' Singer B.J. Thomas Dies at 78

By Hillel Italie | May 30, 2021

B.J. Thomas, the Grammy-winning singer who enjoyed success on the pop, country and gospel charts with such hits as "I Just Can't Help Believing," "Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head" and "Hooked on a Feeling," has died. He was 78.

Photojournalist, Gay Rights Pioneer Kay Lahusen Dies at 91

By Michael Rubinkam | May 28, 2021

Kay Lahusen, a pioneering gay rights activist who chronicled the movement's earliest days through her photography and writing, has died. She was 91.

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