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Hustler Publisher Larry Flynt Dies at 78

By John Rogers | Feb 11, 2021

Porn purveyor Larry Flynt, who built Hustler magazine into an adult entertainment juggernaut that included casinos, films, websites and other enterprises as he relentlessly championed First Amendment rights, has died at age 78.

Mary Wilson, Longest-Reigning Original Supreme, Dies at 76

Feb 9, 2021

Mary Wilson, the longest-reigning original Supreme, has died at 76 years old.

Joe Allen, Whose Bistro was a Broadway Draw, Dies at 87

By Mark Kennedy | Feb 9, 2021

Joe Allen, whose Times Square-adjacent bistro which bears his name has been a decadeslong draw for theater folk and where a post-show drink is part of the Broadway experience, has died. He was 87.

Oscar Winner, 'Sound of Music' Star Christopher Plummer Dies

By Mark Kennedy | Feb 5, 2021

Christopher Plummer, the dashing award-winning actor who played Captain von Trapp in the film "The Sound of Music" and at 82 became the oldest Academy Award acting winner in history, has died. He was 91.

Hal Holbrook, Prolific Actor Who Played Twain, Dies at 95

By Mark Kennedy | Feb 2, 2021

Hal Holbrook, the award-winning character actor who toured the world for more than 50 years as Mark Twain in a one-man show and uttered the immortal advice "Follow the money" in the classic political thriller "All the President's Men," has died. He was 95

'Saved by the Bell' Star Dustin Diamond Dies of Cancer at 44

By Mark Kennedy | Feb 1, 2021

"Saved by the Bell" star Dustin Diamond died Monday after a three-week fight with carcinoma, according to his representative. He was 44.

Pioneering Producer, Musician Sophie Dies at 34

By Jason St. Amand | Jan 31, 2021

Sophie, a pioneering transgender producer and musician who pushed pop music to the extreme with her signature hyperkinetic avant grade sounds, died in Athens, Greece early Saturday morning after a fall. She was 34.

Cicely Tyson, Groundbreaking Award-Winning Actor, Dead At 96

By Mark Kennedy and Hillel Italie | Jan 28, 2021

Cicely Tyson, the pioneering Black actor who gained an Oscar nomination for her role as the sharecropper's wife in "Sounder," a Tony Award in 2013 at age 88 & touched TV viewers' hearts in "The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman," died Thursday at age 96.

Oscar and Emmy-Winning Actor Cloris Leachman Dies at 94

By Lynn Elber | Jan 27, 2021

Cloris Leachman, an Oscar-winner for her portrayal of a lonely housewife in "The Last Picture Show" and a comedic delight as the fearsome Frau Blücher in "Young Frankenstein" and self-absorbed neighbor Phyllis on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show," has died.

Pioneering AIDS Researcher Joseph Sonnabend Dies at 88

Jan 26, 2021

Pioneering AIDS researcher and clinician Joseph Sonnabend, 88, died January 24, 2021, at the Wellington Hospital in London, after suffering a heart attack on January 3, 2021.

Tony Award-Winning Choreographer Bob Avian Dies at 83

By Mark Kennedy | Jan 24, 2021

Bob Avian, a Tony Award-winning choreographer who had a role in some of the most beloved and influential shows on Broadway, including "Dreamgirls," "A Chorus Line," "Follies" and "Miss Saigon," has died. He was 83.

Larry King, Broadcasting Giant for Half-Century, Dies at 87

By Andrew Dalton | Jan 23, 2021

Larry King, the suspenders-sporting everyman whose broadcast interviews with world leaders, movie stars and ordinary Joes helped define American conversation for a half-century, died Saturday. He was 87.

Alice Hoagland, Gay Rugby Icon's Mother and 9/11 Activist, Dies

By Jeff McMillan | Jan 22, 2021

Alice Hoagland, a beloved figure of the gay rugby movement that her own son, Mark Bingham, helped set in motion shortly before he perished in the 2001 terrorist attacks as one of the heroes of Flight 93, has died at 71.

Harry Brant, Son of Supermodel Stephanie Seymour, Dies at 24

Jan 19, 2021

Harry Brant, a rising model and son of supermodel Stephanie Seymour and publisher Peter M. Brant, has died. He was 24.

South Africa's Trailblazing Black Food Writer Dies of Virus

By Mogomotsi Magome | Jan 19, 2021

South Africa's trailblazing Black food writer Dorah Sitole's latest cookbook was widely hailed in December as a moving chronicle of her journey from humble township cook to famous, well-traveled author.

Phil Spector, Famed Music Producer and Murderer, Dies at 81

By Christopher Weber, Linda Deutsch | Jan 17, 2021

Phil Spector, the eccentric and revolutionary music producer who transformed rock music with his "Wall of Sound" method and who later was convicted of murder, has died. He was 81.

Pianist Joanne Rogers, Widow of TV's Mister Rogers, Dies at 92

By Mark Kennedy | Jan 15, 2021

Joanne Rogers, an an accomplished concert pianist who celebrated and protected the legacy of her husband, the beloved children's TV host Mister Rogers, has died in Pittsburgh. She was 92.

Illusionist Siegfried Fischbacher of Siegfried & Roy Dies

By Paul Davenport | Jan 14, 2021

Siegfried Fischbacher, the surviving member of the magic duo Siegfried & Roy who entertained millions with illusions using rare animals, has died in Las Vegas, his publicist tells The Associated Press. He was 81.

After Frosty Few Days, Pence, Trump Appear to Reach Détente

By Jill Colvin and Zeke Miller | Jan 12, 2021

President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence appear to have come to a détente after nearly a week of silence, anger and finger-pointing.

Albert Roux, Major Influence on UK's Dining Habits, Has Died

By Pan Pylas, Sylvie Corbert | Jan 6, 2021

Albert Roux, the French-born chef and restaurateur who along with his late brother Michel had a profound influence on British dining habits, has died. He was 85.

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