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Tony-Winner and Women's Health Advocate Phyllis Newman Dies

Tony-Winner and Women's Health Advocate Phyllis Newman Dies

By Mark Kennedy | Sep 16
Phyllis Newman, a Tony Award-winning Broadway veteran who became the first woman to host "The Tonight Show" before turning her attention to fight for women's health, has died. She was 86.

Rocker Ric Ocasek, Frontman of The Cars, Dead at 75

Rocker Ric Ocasek, Frontman of The Cars, Dead at 75

By Tom Hays and Andrew Dalton | Sep 16
Ric Ocasek, The Cars frontman whose deadpan vocal delivery and lanky, sunglassed look defined a rock era with chart-topping hits like "Just What I Needed," was discovered dead Sunday afternoon in his Manhattan apartment.

Underground Singer-Songwriter Daniel Johnston Dead at 58

Underground Singer-Songwriter Daniel Johnston Dead at 58

Sep 12
Daniel Johnston, a quirky folk singer-songwriter and visual artist whose offbeat career and struggles with mental illness brought him a cult following and inspired a documentary film, has died at age 58.

Groundbreaking Photographer Robert Frank Dies at Age 94

Groundbreaking Photographer Robert Frank Dies at Age 94

By Hillel Italie | Sep 10
Robert Frank, a giant of 20th century photography whose seminal book "The Americans" captured singular, candid moments of the 1950s and helped free picture-taking from the boundaries of clean lighting and linear composition, has died. He was 94.

'Project Runway' Star Chris March Dies at 56

'Project Runway' Star Chris March Dies at 56

Sep 9
Chris March, fashion designer and star of "Project Runway" Season 4, has died. He was 56.

Valerie Harper, TV's Rhoda, has Died at 80

Valerie Harper, TV's Rhoda, has Died at 80

By John Rogers | Aug 30
Valerie Harper, who scored guffaws, stole hearts and busted TV taboos as the brash, self-deprecating Rhoda Morgenstern on back-to-back hit sitcoms in the 1970s, has died.

Billionaire David Koch, Conservative Donor, Dies at Age 79

Billionaire David Koch, Conservative Donor, Dies at Age 79

By Steve Peoples | Aug 23
David H. Koch, executive vice president of Koch Industries Inc. and a long-time philanthropist, has died at age 79.

'Easy Rider' Star and Writer Peter Fonda Has Died at 79

'Easy Rider' Star and Writer Peter Fonda Has Died at 79

By Lindsey Bahr and Andrew Dalton | Aug 16
Actor Peter Fonda, the son of a Hollywood legend who became a movie star in his own right after both writing and starring in the counter-culture classic "Easy Rider," has died.

Greek Sculptor Takis, Known for Kinetic Artworks, Dies

Greek Sculptor Takis, Known for Kinetic Artworks, Dies

Aug 10
Greek sculptor Takis, known for artworks that made use of technology, motion and light and were displayed in art galleries and museums around the world, has died, his foundation said Friday. He was 93.

Village People Co-Founder, Songwriter Henri Belolo, Dies

Village People Co-Founder, Songwriter Henri Belolo, Dies

Aug 8
Henri Belolo, who co-founded Village People and co-wrote their classic hits "YMCA," ''Macho Man" and "In the Navy," has died. He was 82.

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