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Kenyan Author, LGBT Activist Binyavanga Wainaina Dies at 48

Kenyan Author, LGBT Activist Binyavanga Wainaina Dies at 48

By Tom Odula | May 22
One of Africa's best-known authors and gay rights activists, Binyavanga Wainaina, has died at age 48, a colleague and friend said Wednesday.

'Caine Mutiny,' 'Winds of War' Author Herman Wouk has Died

'Caine Mutiny,' 'Winds of War' Author Herman Wouk has Died

By Hillel Italie | May 17
Herman Wouk, the versatile, Pulitzer Prize winning author of such million-selling novels as "The Caine Mutiny" and "The Winds of War" whose steady Jewish faith inspired his stories of religious values and secular success, died on Friday at 103.

I.M. Pei's Legacy Stretched from the West to the East

I.M. Pei's Legacy Stretched from the West to the East

By Yanan Wang and Kathy McCormack | May 17
The legacy of American architect I.M. Pei stretches from west to east, from the Louvre museum to his native China, where he helped fuse tradition and modernity as the country opened up after the Cultural Revolution.

Internet Sensation Grumpy Cat Has Died at Age 7

Internet Sensation Grumpy Cat Has Died at Age 7

May 17
Her owners say Grumpy Cat, whose sourpuss demeanor became an internet sensation, has died at age 7.

I.M. Pei, Architect Who Designed Louvre Pyramid, Dies at 102

I.M. Pei, Architect Who Designed Louvre Pyramid, Dies at 102

By Kathy McCormack and Deepti Hajela | May 16
I.M. Pei (PAY), the versatile, globe-trotting architect who revived the Louvre with a giant glass pyramid and captured the spirit of rebellion at the multi-shaped Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, has died at age 102.

Comedian Tim Conway of 'The Carol Burnett Show' Dies at 85

Comedian Tim Conway of 'The Carol Burnett Show' Dies at 85

By Lynn Elber and Mark Kennedy | May 14
Tim Conway, the impish second banana to Carol Burnett who won four Emmy Awards on her TV variety show, starred aboard "McHale's Navy" and later voiced the role of Barnacle Boy for "Spongebob Squarepants," has died. He was 85.

Legendary Actress and Singer Doris Day Dead at 97

Legendary Actress and Singer Doris Day Dead at 97

May 13
Doris Day, the honey-voiced singer and actress whose film dramas, musicals and innocent sex comedies made her a top star in the 1950s and '60s and among the most popular screen actresses in history, has died. She was 97.

Gay Adult Performer Casey Jacks Has Died

Gay Adult Performer Casey Jacks Has Died

May 1
Gay porn performer Casey Jacks, who has worked for studios like Men.com and Falcon, has died, his manager tweeted Tuesday. He was 29.

John Singleton, Maker of 'Boyz N the Hood,' Dies at 51

John Singleton, Maker of 'Boyz N the Hood,' Dies at 51

By Jake Coyle and Hillel Italie | Apr 30
Director John Singleton, who made one of Hollywood's most memorable debuts with the Oscar-nominated "Boyz N the Hood" and continued over the following decades to probe the lives of black communities in his native L.A. and beyond, has died. He was 51.

Ken Kercheval, Beleaguered Cliff on 'Dallas,' Dies at 83

Ken Kercheval, Beleaguered Cliff on 'Dallas,' Dies at 83

By Lynn Elber | Apr 25
Ken Kercheval, who played perennial punching bag Cliff Barnes to Larry Hagman's scheming oil baron J.R. Ewing on the hit TV series "Dallas," has died. He was 83.

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