Bill Cunningham, who dropped out of Harvard to pursue a career making hats for high-society women and later became a roving street-fashion photographer for the New York Times, documenting - and at times influencing - fashion trends with his keen eye for emerging styles, died June 25 in New York City. He was 87.
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Sir Charles Thompson, a jazz pianist of supple power who bridged the swing and bebop eras while performing alongside luminaries of both styles, and who helped compose the much-recorded bebop anthem “Robbins’ Nest,” died June 16 in a hospital near Tokyo. He was 98.
Frida Burling, a Washington, D.C., volunteer for 80 years whose beneficiaries ranged from the Junior League and Planned Parenthood to a Georgetown market clerk who delivered her groceries for 50 years, died May 26 at her home in the District. She was 100.
LOS ANGELES — Actor Anton Yelchin, perhaps best known for his role in the new “Star Trek” films, died early Sunday after his vehicle rolled down his Los Angeles driveway and trapped the actor against a brick post, authorities confirmed.
Lois Duncan, who held generations of young readers spellbound with “I Know What You Did Last Summer,”“Killing Mr. Griffin” and a raft of other popular suspense novels, a genre she could no longer bear to write after the unsolved murder of her teenage daughter, died June 15 at her home in Bradenton, Florida. She was 82.
Bob Paine, an ecologist who conducted seminal experiments along the coast of Washington state in the 1960s, pulling starfish from the rocks and tossing them back into the ocean to demonstrate the consequences of disrupting an ecosystem with the removal of a single “keystone” species, died June 13 at a hospital in Seattle. He was 83.
Singer Christina Grimmie, a former finalist on NBC’s “The Voice,” died early Saturday, hours after a gunman’s attack at a Florida concert venue, according to Orlando police.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The hearse’s rear door closed a little before 10:30 Friday morning, and then the chanting began.
DETROIT — Gordie Howe, the legend who became so synonymous with his beloved sport that he was “Mr. Hockey,” has died.
Kimbo Slice, a street-fighting sensation from Miami whose fisticuffs went viral on YouTube, has died, according to the president of Bellator, his mixed martial arts fighting organization.