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His Crayon Sketch Became One of the Most Famous Logos

Famed graphic artist Milton Glaser is dead at 91

(Newser) - Graphic artist Milton Glaser died this week on his 91st birthday, and if the name doesn't ring a bell, his work surely will. Glaser is best known for having created the famous "I Love New York" logo, with a heart replacing the word "Love." The best... More »

Teen TikTok Star Dies: 'You Will Always Be the Best Artist'

India's Siya Kakkar took her own life, manager says

(Newser) - A teen TikTok star with more than 2.1 million followers , known for her dancing, choreography, and comedic routines, has died. Arjun Sarin, the manager for Siya Kakkar, told ET Online that she took her own life Wednesday night at her home in New Delhi, India. Per India Today , police... More »

Film Producer Steve Bing Dies in Apparent Suicide

Bing, who was also the father of Liz Hurley's son, was 55

(Newser) - Film bankroller, writer, and philanthropist Steve Bing died Monday afternoon in Los Angeles, with law enforcement sources telling TMZ he took his own life by jumping from a 27-story apartment building in Century City. He was 55. Though not a definitive link to suicide, sources tell the website that Bing,... More »

'One of the Luckiest People That Ever Lived' Has Died

Director Joel Schumacher started out as a costume designer

(Newser) - Add Lost Boys director Joel Schumacher to the list of those we've lost in 2020. The 80-year-old, who started out as a costume designer on films like Woody Allen's Sleeper before going on to direct around two dozen movies, died in New York City Monday after a yearlong... More »

Goodbye, Bilbo Baggins

Ian Holm, famous for his role in 'LOTR' series, is dead at 88

(Newser) - British actor Ian Holm, best known for playing an android in Alien and Bilbo Baggins in the Lord of the Rings film series, has died at the age of 88, per a statement from his agent, report CNN and the Guardian . "It is with great sadness that the actor... More »

A Legendary Voice From WWII Is Dead

British singer Vera Lynn, known for such wartime hits as 'We'll Meet Again,' dies at age 103

(Newser) - A legendary voice from World War II has been silenced. A statement from the family of Dame Vera Lynn says they are "deeply saddened to announce the passing of one of Britain's best-loved entertainers" on Thursday morning in Ditchling, East Sussex, "surrounded by her close family."... More »

'The Quiet Kennedy' Is Dead

Jean Kennedy Smith helped bring peace to Northern Ireland

(Newser) - Jean Kennedy Smith, the former US ambassador to Ireland and last surviving sibling of John F. Kennedy, has died. The eighth of nine children, also known as "the quiet Kennedy," Kennedy Smith passed away of an unknown cause Wednesday at her Manhattan home, aged 92, reports the Washington ... More »

A 2nd Pointer Sister Has Died

Bonnie Pointer was 69

(Newser) - A second Pointer Sister has died. Bonnie Pointer passed away in her Los Angeles home Monday morning at age 69 of cardiac arrest. "It is with great sadness that I have to announce to the fans of the Pointer Sisters that my sister, Bonnie died this morning," sister... More »

Mel Gibson's Dad Denied 'Most' of the Holocaust

Hutton Gibson has died at 101

(Newser) - Mel Gibson's father—once known for his anti-Semitism and rather eccentric Catholic views—died May 11 in Thousand Oaks, Calif., the New York Times reports. His death went unreported at the time, even by family; only California records revealed his passing. But Hutton Gibson, who lived to 101, did... More »

Last Pension Tied to Civil War Has Been Paid Out

Irene Triplett, last child of Civil War veteran getting a pension, has died at 90

(Newser) - The word "mind-bending" features in the Wall Street Journal 's obituary on Irene Triplett and her place in history, with good reason. The 90-year-old died Sunday in a Wilkesboro, NC, nursing home, bringing an end to the final pension that had been paid out in connection with the... More »

Christo Is Dead at 84

The artist was known for his huge, ambitious projects

(Newser) - Christo, known for massive, ephemeral public arts projects died Sunday at his home in New York, the AP reports. He was 84. His death was announced on Twitter and the artist's web page . No cause of death was given. Along with his late wife Jeanne-Claude, the artists careers were... More »

'One of America's Most Valuable Troublemakers' Dies

AIDS activist, playwright Larry Kramer was 84

(Newser) - In the 1980s, playwright and fiercely confrontational AIDS activist Larry Kramer slammed Dr. Anthony Fauci as a murderer and an "incompetent idiot" for failing to move fast enough on research. But the two later became friends, with Fauci crediting Kramer, who died Wednesday morning, with playing a key role... More »

Seinfeld Alum Dead at 87

Veteran character actor Richard Herd, who played George Costanza's boss on 'Seinfeld,' dead at 87

(Newser) - Most TV watchers will recognize him as Mr. Wilhelm on Seinfeld, but character actor Richard Herd had a rich, decades-long career on the stage, big screen, and TV beyond his famous sitcom turn. The veteran thespian died Tuesday at his Los Angeles home of cancer-related complications, his wife of 40... More »

'King of Gambling' Is Dead at 98

Though Macau tycoon Stanley Ho didn't gamble himself

(Newser) - Casino tycoon Stanley Ho, who made the enclave of Macau into a gambling hub even bigger than Las Vegas, has died in Hong Kong at age 98. Considered the father of modern gambling in China, Ho's long and eventful life tracked the ebb and flow of southern China's... More »

Drummer Knew Iconic Album Was Pretty Good

Jimmy Cobb, 91, was the last of the band on Miles Davis' 'Kind of Blue'

(Newser) - Jimmy Cobb, a percussionist and the last surviving member of Miles Davis' Kind of Blue, a groundbreaking jazz album that transformed the genre and sparked several careers, died Sunday. His wife, Eleana Tee Cobb, announced on Facebook that her husband died at his New York City home of lung cancer,... More »

NYT Publishes a Devastating Sunday Cover

As the toll closes in on 100K Americans, 1K obituaries of those lost

(Newser) - The New York Times is out with an extraordinary Sunday front page—the entirety of which consists of the names and obituaries of 1,000 Americans, approximately 1% of the almost 100,000 now lost to the coronavirus, according to Johns Hopkins statistics . "But a count reveals only so... More »

Wrestler's Last Words: 'Save My Son'

Body of Shad Gaspard, 39, washes ashore in Venice Beach, Calif.

(Newser) - Former WWE star Shad Gaspard has been confirmed dead after he disappeared in a rip current off Venice Beach, Calif., on Sunday. A person reported a body on the beach near Venice Pier around 1:30am Wednesday. The Los Angeles County coroner's office has since confirmed the body is... More »

John Glenn's Widow Dies of COVID at 100

Annie Glenn was 'a hero in her own right'

(Newser) - Annie Glenn, the widow of astronaut and Sen. John Glenn and a communication disorders advocate, died Tuesday at age 100, per the AP . Glenn died of COVID-19 complications at a nursing home near St. Paul, Minn., said a rep for the Glenn College of Public Affairs at Ohio State. At... More »

'Eddie Haskell' Is Dead at 76

Ken Osmond played notorious troublemaker on 'Leave It to Beaver'

(Newser) - Leave It to Beaver's "Eddie Haskell" is dead at 76. Ken Osmond, who played the troublemaking best friend to Wally Cleaver, also worked as an LAPD cop for 18 years. His family gave no details on his death, but his son released a statement Monday cited by the... More »

Indie Film Pioneer Dies Suddenly at 54

Lynn Shelton collapsed after being ill for just a week

(Newser) - An indie filmmaker known for her ad-lib style and complex female characters died Friday after falling ill only a week ago, the Daily Beast reports. Her name was Lynn Shelton. "I have some awful news," said podcaster and comedian Marc Maron, who was romantically involved with her. "... More »

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