Obituaries

Mary Tyler Moore, Television Icon, Dead at 80

Mary Tyler Moore, whose starring roles in television comedies as staunchly independent women made her an icon of the second-wave feminist movement and inspired millions of American women for generations thereafter, has passed away. She was 80. The actress had long battled Type 1 diabetes and in recent years had undergone several laser surgeries to treat her … Continued


Remembering Gene Wilder

[DIGEST: Variety, Associated Press] Gene Wilder, who earned legions of fans for his work in such highly regarded comedies as The Producers, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and Young Frankenstein has died. He was 83. Wilder’s nephew confirmed the news to the Associated Press. The actor died late Sunday at his home in Stamford, Connecticut, from complications … Continued


Muhammad Ali Dead At 74

[DIGEST: CNN, NBC] Boxing legend and former heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali passed away Friday, June 3, from respiratory complications at a hospital near Phoenix, Arizona. He was 74. Ali had been an advocate for Parkinson’s Disease more than 30 years after his initial diagnosis. He had also been battling advanced symptoms in recent years. The … Continued


Symbol of GOP Nancy Reagan Dead at 94

[DIGEST: New York Times, NBC] Nancy Reagan, wife of former President Ronald Reagan and the 40th First Lady of the United States, died Sunday morning at her home in Los Angeles. She was 94. Reagan was widely known as guardian of her late husband’s image starting from their days in Hollywood. Her loyalty was credited … Continued


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