Influential French chef Paul Bocuse dead at 91

PARIS — Paul Bocuse, the master chef who defined French cuisine for nearly half a century and put it on tables around the world, a man who raised the profile of top chefs from invisible kitchen artists to international celebrities, has died at 91, French officials announced. Often referred

Bain Capital founder William Bain Jr. dead at 80

William Bain Jr., the founder of global consulting and private equity businesses bearing his name who helped drive the career of former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, has died. He was 80. Bain died Tuesday at his home in Naples, Fla., according to his obituary. No cause of death

Famous faces who have died in 2018

2017 was a tough year, as we said goodbye to some of our best known and well-loved figures - from Sir Bruce Forsyth and Keith Chegwin to John Hurt and Tara Palmer-Tomkinson. And the losses continued into 2018 with famous names from Dolores O'Riordan to Jon Paul Steuer, and

Cranberries star Dolores O’Riordan dies in London hotel aged 46

The Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan has died 'suddenly', it was announced on Monday. The family of the mum-of-three, from Limerick in Ireland, are said to be 'devastated' by her death. The troubled 46-year-old passed away at the London Hilton hotel. Police were called to the hotel on London's Park Lane

Celtics legend, Hall of Famer Jo Jo White dies at 71

BOSTON — Basketball Hall of Famer Jo Jo White, a two-time NBA champion with the Boston Celtics and an Olympic gold medalist, has died. He was 71. The Celtics announced his death Tuesday night. No cause was provided. The team says it is “terribly saddened” by White’s passing, calling him

John Tunney, former senator from California, dies at 83

LOS ANGELES — John V. Tunney, whose successful campaign for a California seat in the U.S. Senate became the basis for the 1972 Robert Redford film “The Candidate,” has died. He was 83. Tunney died of prostate cancer Friday at a home in the Brentwood section of Los Angeles,

Owner of NYC’s iconic Strand Books dies at 89

Fred Bass, the owner of the East Village’s iconic Strand Books, died early Wednesday morning, according to a store spokeswoman. He was 89. The cause of death was congestive heart failure, Strand marketing director Leigh Altshuler told The Post. Bass grew up at the Strand — first opened by his

Negro League female icon Mamie “Peanut’ Johnson dead at 82

The first woman pitcher to appear in the Negro Leagues, Mamie “Peanut” Johnson, died Tuesday. She was 82. In 1953, as an ambitious 18-year-old, Johnson attempted to try out for the all-white All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, but was refused. Unshaken, she tried out for the men’s Negro League

Pat DiNizio of the Smithereens Dies at 62

Pat DiNizio, founder and lead singer of New Jersey rock band The Smithereens has died at the age of 62, the band announced tonight (Dec. 12) on Facebook. The cause of death is as yet unknown. ( function() { var func = function() { var iframe_form = document.getElementById('wpcom-iframe-form-77a421c18774f5ec00f775bdbe0ddaae-5a30c246502a2'); var iframe = document.getElementById('wpcom-iframe-77a421c18774f5ec00f775bdbe0ddaae-5a30c246502a2'); if ( iframe_form

Y.A. Tittle was a New York star before he even got here

In his later years, you could find the old coach in his office at 1501 Broadway, surrounded by his files and his notebooks and his memories. It would never take very much to get Allie Sherman talking about the old days, about the good days, when the New York Football

Former Post editor who wrote about long cancer battle dies at 66

Former New York Post reporter and editor Mark Mooney — a beloved colleague and mentor to young reporters at every stop in his journalistic career — died Friday after a long bout with prostate cancer. He was 66. He arrived in New York City in 1968 to attend Fordham University, where

SI Newhouse Jr., longtime leader of Conde Nast, dead at 89

S.I. Newhouse, the Conde Nast chairman who presided over the magazine world’s glossiest publications and most talked-about editors for more than 40 years, died Sunday. He was 89. Newhouse’s death was confirmed early Sunday by a family spokesman, according to a report on the website of Vogue, one of the cornerstones

Elizabeth Kemp Dead: Actress and Acting Coach to Bradley Cooper Dies

Elizabeth Kemp, an actress and influential acting teacher, has died. She was 65. Her death was “sudden,” according to Rosa Asor Morelli, an administrator of Kemp’s Hooligan Dreamers Facebook page, who announced her death. “Elizabeth is family to me and I know that her time here in Italy, and

Longtime Variety publisher dead at 85

Syd Silverman, longtime owner and publisher of the entertainment trade publications Variety and Daily Variety, died Sunday at his home in Boca Raton, Fla. He was 85. Silverman was the grandson of the storied showbiz newspapers’ founder, Sime Silverman, and served as publisher of the original New York-based Variety, a weekly,

Comedian and civil rights activist Dick Gregory dead at 84

Groundbreaking comedian and civil rights activist Dick Gregory died late Saturday in a Washington, D.C. hospital. He was 84. His son, Christian, told the Associated Press that his father had suffered a severe bacterial infection; he is survived by his wife Lillian and 10 children. Gregory broke racial barriers in the 1960s

Former baseball MVP Don Baylor dead at 68

Don Baylor, the former Yankees slugger, Mets coach and the 1979 American League MVP with the California Angels, died Monday from cancer. He was 68. “Don passed from this earth with the same fierce dignity with which he played the game and lived his life,” his wife, Rebecca, said in a

Scathing obituary for old lady by mystery writer has family horrified

An obituary has gone viral after it said the woman would not be missed. The family is now searching for the person responsible for the obituary about Cornelia June Rogers Miller that was published in the Cherokee Scout in Murphy, North Carolina. Miller died in February but the obituary wasn’t published until

Beloved ex-Met Anthony Young loses battle with brain cancer

Anthony Young, a Mets fan favorite who is known as the owner of baseball’s longest losing streak, passed away Tuesday at the age of 51, the team announced. In January, it was reported Young had an inoperable brain tumor. Early Tuesday, former teammate Lenny Harris tweeted Young was in a coma, and

Mets’ longtime groundskeeper dies at age 79

LOS ANGELES — Pete Flynn, the legendary Mets groundskeeper from the Polo Grounds, Shea Stadium and Citi Field, died Wednesday. He was 79. The Irish-born Flynn, who joined the Mets upon the franchise’s inception in 1962, is a member of Major League Baseball’s Groundskeeping Hall of Fame. He was also a

MLB legend Jimmy Piersall dead at 87

Jimmy Piersall, the colorful All-Star outfielder who famously was hospitalized with mental illness during his playing career and detailed his struggle in his book turned movie “Fear Strikes Out,” died Saturday at the age of 87. Piersall, who died at a care facility in Wheaton, Ill., following a months-long illness, spent