Famous faces who have died in 2018

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…

Remembering the Formidable Matriarch, Barbara Bush

Remembering the Formidable Matriarch, Barbara Bush

I first came to her attention after a 1982 event in Minneapolis at which George H.W. Bush, then vice president, delivered a speech I had written. Aboard Air Force II, Barbara Bush came back to speak to the staff. “Who wrote that…

What we all should learn from Barbara Bush

What we all should learn from Barbara Bush

Barbara Pierce Bush was the last of her kind. I don’t just mean the last of the moderate Republicans, or the last of the WASP aristocrats, or the last of the flinty Yankees, or even the last in a sense of the…

Former first lady Barbara Bush dead at 92

Former first lady Barbara Bush dead at 92

Former first lady Barbara Bush — one of only two women to be both the wife and mother of a US president — died on Tuesday at her home in Houston, the office of former president George H.W. Bush said. She was…

NPR newscaster Carl Kasell dead at 84

NPR newscaster Carl Kasell dead at 84

LOS ANGELES — Carl Kasell, whose Southern baritone was a presence on National Public Radio programs for more than three decades, died on Tuesday in Potomac, Maryland, from complications from Alzheimer’s disease, NPR said. He was 84. Kasell was best known in…

Famous faces who have died in 2018

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…

The Overtones singer Timmy Matley has died aged 36

The Overtones singer Timmy Matley has died aged 36

The Overtones’ singer Timmy Matley has died aged 36, it has been confirmed. The Irish singer had been battling skin cancer since 2016 but there is no indication that this was the cause of his death. Reports in Ireland suggest Timmy died…

Winnie Mandela dead at 81

Winnie Mandela dead at 81

Winnie Mandela, the wife of Nelson Mandela and a prominent anti-apartheid activist, whose reputation was sullied by a kidnapping and assault conviction in 1991, has died at the age of 81, South African media reported Monday. She was married to Nelson Mandela…

Stephen Hawking dead at 76

Stephen Hawking dead at 76

Legendary scientist Stephen Hawking, who explained the complex workings of the universe to the masses in his writings as he hunted for the elusive “theory of everything,” died early Wednesday at his home in Cambridge, England, his family said. He was 76….