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'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.

Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison Dead at 88

Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison Dead at 88

By Hillel Italie | Aug 6
Nobel laureate Toni Morrison, a pioneer of modern literature whose imaginative power in "Beloved," ''Song of Solomon" and other works transformed American letters by dramatizing the pursuit of freedom within the boundaries of race, has died at 88.

Robert F. Kennedy's Granddaughter Saoirse Hill Dies at 22

Robert F. Kennedy's Granddaughter Saoirse Hill Dies at 22

By William J. Kole | Aug 2
A granddaughter of Robert F. Kennedy, who was assassinated in 1968 while running for president, has died. Saoirse Kennedy Hill was 22.

Towering Broadway Director and Producer Hal Prince Dead

Towering Broadway Director and Producer Hal Prince Dead

By Mark Kennedy | Jul 31
Harold Prince, a Broadway director and producer who pushed the boundaries of musical theater with such groundbreaking shows as "The Phantom of the Opera," ''Cabaret," ''Company" and "Sweeney Todd" and won a staggering 21 Tony Awards, has died.

Famed Architect Cesar Pelli Dies at 92

Famed Architect Cesar Pelli Dies at 92

By Jennifer Peltz and Susan Haigh | Jul 21
Architect C├ęsar Pelli, renowned for designing some of the world's tallest buildings, has died, his firm said. He was 92.

Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens Dies at 99

Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens Dies at 99

By Mark Sherman and Connie Cass | Jul 17
John Paul Stevens, the bow-tied, independent-thinking, Republican-nominated justice who unexpectedly emerged as the Supreme Court's leading liberal, died Tuesday in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, after suffering a stroke Monday. He was 99.

Emmy-Winning Actor Rip Torn has Died at the Age of 88

Emmy-Winning Actor Rip Torn has Died at the Age of 88

By Bob Thomas | Jul 10
Rip Torn, the free-spirited Texan who overcame his quirky name to become a distinguished actor in theater, television and movies and win an Emmy in his 60s for his comedy turn on TV's "The Larry Sanders Show," has died. He was 88.

Texas Billionaire H. Ross Perot Dies at 89

Texas Billionaire H. Ross Perot Dies at 89

By David Koenig | Jul 9
H. Ross Perot, the colorful, self-made Texas billionaire who rose from a childhood of Depression-era poverty and twice ran for president as a third-party candidate, has died. He was 89.

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