Deaths timeline

  • Bernard Madoff's Son Mark Commits Suicide

    The Saturday morning suicide of Mark Madoff, found hanging by a dog leash from a pipe in the ceiling of his New York apartment, was a shocking... Read more

  • Timothy Davlin Dies

    Illinois State Police are investigating the death of Springfield Mayor Timothy Davlin, whose body was found in his home Tuesday after he failed to... Read more

  • Blake Edwards Dies

    The American film-maker, Blake Edwards, has died in southern California at the age of 88, his publicist has said. Edwards died of complications... Read more

  • Don Van Vliet, aka 'Captain Beefheart', Dies

    Don Van Vliet, who became a rock legend as Captain Beefheart, died today from complications from multiple sclerosis in California. His passing was... Read more

  • David Nolan Dies

    David Nolan, whose opposition to the Vietnam War and President Richard M. Nixon’s wage and price controls impelled him in 1971 to join with a few... Read more

  • Fred Foy Dies

    Fred Foy, whose booming voice announced the arrival of The Lone Ranger TV series in the 1950s, has died. He was 89; he died of natural causes, said... Read more

  • Carlos Andrés Pérez Dies

    Former Venezuelan President Carlos Andres Perez, whose popularity soared with his country's oil-based economy but who later faced riots, a severe... Read more

  • Teena Marie Dies

    R&B singer Teena Marie, best known for her 1980s hits "Lovergirl," "Ooo La La La" and "Lead Me On," died in her sleep last night of unknown causes... Read more

  • Alfred E. Kahn Dies

    Alfred E. Kahn, a Cornell University economist best known as the chief architect and promoter of deregulating the nation’s airlines, despite... Read more

  • Elizabeth Taylor Dies

    One of Hollywood's most legendary beauties, Elizabeth Taylor, died on Wednesday (March 23) at the age of 79 after spending two months in a Los... Read more

  • Award-Winning War Photographers Killed in Libya Blast

    Reporting from Misurata, Libya— Tim Hetherington, an award-winning news photographer and co-director of the Oscar-nominated documentary... Read more

  • US Forces Kill Osama Bin Laden

    WASHINGTON — Osama bin Laden, the mastermind of the most devastating attack on American soil in modern times and the most hunted man in the world,... Read more

  • Macho Man Randy Savage Killed in Car Accident

    I'm completely devastated, after over 10 years of not talking with Randy, we've finally started to talk and communicate," Hulk tweeted. "He had so... Read more

  • Gil Scott-Heron Dies

    Eminem, Talib Kweli and Snoop Dogg were among the rappers who acknowledged his influence after hearing the news. Public Enemy member Chuck D... Read more

  • Jack Kevorkian Dies

    For Oregon and Washington advocates pressing for a physician-assisted suicide law in the 1990s, the attention-seeking behavior of Dr. Jack... Read more

  • Former Motörhead guitarist Michael "Würzel" Burston dies

    On 9 July 2011, Tim Butcher — longtime bass technician of Motörhead leader Lemmy — reported that Würzel had died. The cause of death was... Read more

  • Amy Winehouse Found Dead at London Home

    Hard-partying pop star Amy Winehouse has been found dead at her London home, the Associated Press reported. She was 27. The troubled Londoner... Read more

  • Bubba Smith Dies

    Former NFL defensive star Bubba Smith, who found a successful second career as an actor, died Wednesday in Los Angeles at age 66. Los Angeles... Read more

  • Gunman Opens Fire on State Troopers, Bystanders at Nevada IHOP Restaurant

    At least three people have been killed and six wounded when a man opened fire at a restaurant in the US state of Nevada on Tuesday morning. Two... Read more

  • Plane Crashes at Nevada Air Race

    A vintage World War Two fighter plane crashed near the grandstand at the Reno Air Races in Nevada on Friday, killing the elderly pilot of the P-51... Read more

  • Steve Jobs Dies

    Steven P. Jobs, the charismatic technology pioneer who co-founded Apple Inc. and transformed one industry after another, from computers and... Read more

  • Seal Beach Shooting

    Pam Serdutz paced nervously outside the Salon Meritage early Thursday morning, desperate to know whether her favorite stylist was among the... Read more

  • Heavy D Dies

    The self-proclaimed "overweight lover" of hip hop, who became one of rap's top hitmakers with his charming combination of humor and positivity,... Read more

  • Vaclav Havel Dies

    Activist and former Czech president Vaclav Havel died in his home near Prague Sunday at the age of 75, Reuters reported. Read more

  • Whitney Houston Dies

    On Saturday, Houston's publicist confirmed to the Associated Press that the award-winning "I Will Always Love You" singer died. She was 48. The... Read more