Pianist and composer Joe Sample, a founding member of the genre-crossing Jazz Crusaders who helped pioneer the electronic jazz-funk fusion style, has died. He was 75.
Dublin The Rev. Ian Paisley, the divisive Protestant firebrand who devoted his life to thwarting compromise with Catholics in Northern Ireland only to become a pivotal peacemaker in his twilight years, died Friday in Belfast, his wife said. He was 88.
When Lillian Erdeljan was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1990 she began a journey that led her to decades of volunteer service.
The prominent Detroit artist was a beloved professor at the College for Creative Studies for 31 years. She died unexpectedly Tuesday morning of heart failure. Her work was exuberant as her personality, with many describing her as 'generous' and 'inspiring.'
Fresno, Calif Richard Kiel, the towering actor best known for portraying steel-toothed villain Jaws in a pair of James Bond films, has died. The Detroit native was 74.
Los Angeles Gerald Wilson, the dynamic jazz big band leader, composer and arranger whose career spanned more than 75 years, has died. He was 96.
Detroit The remains of 13 veterans left unclaimed in the Wayne County morgue will be buried with full military honors Thursday in a Michigan military cemetery.
Former Detroit News restaurant critic and features writer Jane Rayburn, 65, died Aug. 22 in her Grosse Pointe Park home. She was fondly remembered in the newsroom for her lively prose, hearty laugh and big heart.
Molly Glynn, an accomplished Chicago theater actress who also played a recurring role as a doctor on the TV series 'Chicago Fire,' has died after a tree toppled by a powerful storm struck her as she rode her bike in a forest park. She was 46.
Atlanta Chick-fil-A founder S. Truett Cathy died early Monday at 93. The billionaire rose from poverty, building a privately held restaurant chain that famously closes every Sunday but drew unwanted attention for the Cathy familys opposition to gay marriage.
James E. Harbour, a former Ford and Chrysler executive who as an independent analyst pioneered studies on how the Big Three automakers should better measure up to other carmarkers, has died at age 86.
Los Angeles Girl group singer Simone Battle was found dead in her West Hollywood home, authorities said Saturday.
New York Joan Rivers, the raucous, acid-tongued comedian who crashed the male-dominated realm of late-night talk shows and turned Hollywood red carpets into danger zones for badly dressed celebrities, died Thursday. She was 81
New York Andrew Madoff, Bernard Madoff's last surviving son, died of cancer on Wednesday, his lawyer said.
New York Jimi Jamison, who sang lead on Survivor hits such as 'Burning Heart' and 'Is This Love,' has died. He was 63.
London Acclaimed actor and Oscar-winning director Richard Attenborough, whose film career on both sides of the camera spanned 60 years, has died. He was 90.
Edmund Szoka, a key aide and close adviser to Pope John Paul II and Detroit's archbishop in the 1980s, has died at the age of 86.
Heading a pair of publishing companies dedicated to educational and reference materials, Fred Ruffner was guided by the idea that knowledge derives from the ...
New York Few would recognize his face, but most knew his voice: the booming baritone that for nearly four decades heralded 'Saturday Night Live.'
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