Obituary

  • James Turk, Virginia judge who ruled on prison porn and sex change cases, dies at 91

    7/7/14 3:34 PM

    U.S. District Judge James Turk, who struck down a Virginia policy that allowed prisoners to look at Playboy but not read classical works of literature with explicit sexual passages, has died at age 91.

  • Sen. Howard Baker, who queried Nixon on Watergate, dies at 88

    6/26/14 2:44 PM

    Former U.S. Sen. Howard Baker Jr., who asked what President Richard Nixon knew about Watergate, has died. He was 88.

  • Al Goldstein dies at 77

    12/19/13 9:42 AM

    Al Goldstein, a pioneering pornographer who helped break down legal barriers against pornography and raged against politicians, organized religion and anything that even suggested good taste, died at a Brooklyn hospice today.

     

  • Ovadia Yosef, rabbi and Israeli kingmaker, dies

    10/7/13 7:54 AM

    A major Jewish religious scholar and spiritual leader has died. Rabbi Ovadia Yosef was 93.

  • Jack W. Germond dead at 85

    8/14/13 11:28 AM

    Jack W. Germond, the portly, cantankerous columnist and pundit who covered 10 presidential elections and sparred with colleagues on TV's "The McLaughlin Group," has died. He was 85.

  • Karen Black dead at 74

    8/9/13 11:19 AM

    Karen Black, the prolific actress who appeared in more than 100 movies and was featured in such counterculture favorites as "Easy Rider," ''Five Easy Pieces" and "Nashville," has died in Los Angeles.

  • Leonard Garment dies in NYC at 89

    7/16/13 7:49 AM Comment

    A lawyer who was a friend and adviser to President Richard Nixon as the Watergate scandal unfolded and who urged him not to destroy tapes has died in New York City. Leonard Garment was 89.

  • George Jones dies at 81

    4/26/13 10:57 AM Comment

    George Jones, the peerless, hard-living country singer who recorded dozens of hits about good times and regrets and peaked with the heartbreaking classic "He Stopped Loving Her Today," has died.

  • Actor Michael Clarke Duncan dies

    9/3/12 7:38 PM Comment

    "Green Mile" actor Michael Clarke Duncan has died, his fiancee says. He was 54.