The woman who intervened when an officer pulled over one of her sons, leading to a racially-charged scuffle that set off the 1965 Watts riot, has died.
Longtime radio broadcaster Harry Birrell has died at the age of 85, KNX 1070 Newsradio announced Sunday.
Ken Venturi, who overcame dehydration to win the 1964 U.S. Open and spent 35 years in the booth for CBS Sports, died Friday afternoon. He was 82.
Chris Kelly, half of the 1990s kid rap duo Kris Kross who made one of the decade’s most memorable songs with the frenetic “Jump,” has died, according to authorities. He was 34.
Joe Weider, the legendary bodybuilding impresario Arnold Schwarzenegger has often cited as his key mentor, has died at age 93.
Bobby Rogers, a founding member of Motown group The Miracles and a songwriting collaborator with Smokey Robinson, died Sunday at his suburban Detroit home. He was 73.
Dale Robertson, an Oklahoma native who became a star of television and movie Westerns during the genre’s heyday, died Tuesday. He was 89.
Shadow Morton, a 1960s pop-song writer and producer whose biggest credits include “Leader of the Pack” and “Remember (Walking in the Sand),” has died. He was 71.
A popular lifeguard died Saturday after falling from his bike, according to officials.
Richard Adams, an early mover in the push for same-sex marriage both at the altar and in the courts, has died.
Frank Cady, a character actor best known as the general-store owner on the sitcom “Green Acres,” has died. He was 96.
Nolan Miller, the man who made shoulder pads fashionable on TV’s outrageous and over-the-top “Dynasty,” has died.
Television and radio personality Dick Clark died Wednesday after suffering a massive heart attack.
A porn actor known as Sledge Hammer has died several days after being shocked with a stun gun during a struggle with Los Angeles police officers.
Whitney Houston, who reigned as pop music’s queen until her majestic voice and regal image were ravaged by drug use, erratic behavior and a tumultuous marriage to singer Bobby Brown, has died. She was 48.