Longtime New Yorker writer, editor Roger Angell dies

NEW YORK – Roger Angell, the celebrated baseball writer and reigning man of letters who during an unfaltering 70-plus years helped define The New Yorker’s urbane wit and style through…

Actor Fred Ward, of ‘Tremors,’ ‘The Right Stuff’ fame, dies

NEW YORK – Fred Ward, a veteran actor who brought a gruff tenderness to tough-guy roles in such films as “The Right Stuff,” “The Player” and “Tremors,” has died. He…

Country star Mickey Gilley dies

NEW YORK (AP) — Country star Mickey Gilley, whose namesake Texas honky-tonk inspired the 1980 film “Urban Cowboy” and a nationwide wave of Western-themed nightspots, has died. He was 86. …

Naomi Judd, of Grammy-winning duo The Judds, dies at 76

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Naomi Judd, whose family harmonies with daughter Wynonna turned them into the Grammy-winning country stars The Judds, has died. She was 76. Her daughters, Wynonna and Ashley,…

Robert Morse, two-time Tony-winning actor, dies at 90

NEW YORK – Actor Robert Morse, who won a Tony Award as a hilariously brash corporate climber in “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” and a second one…

Hip hop pioneer DJ Kay Slay dies of COVID-19 at age 55

NEW YORK – Pioneering hip hop artist Keith Grayson, who performed as DJ Kay Slay and worked with top stars, has died of complications from COVID-19. Grayson’s death at age…

Holocaust survivor, author Gerda Weissmann Klein dies at 97

PHOENIX – Gerda Weissmann Klein, a Holocaust survivor who wrote about her ordeal and went on to receive a presidential medal of freedom, will be remembered at a memorial May…

Estelle Harris, ‘Seinfeld’ and ‘Toy Story’ actor, dies at 93

NEW YORK – Estelle Harris, who hollered her way into TV history as George Costanza’s short-fused mother on “Seinfeld” and voiced Mrs. Potato Head in the “Toy Story” franchise, has…

Fashion photographer Patrick Demarchelier dies at age 78

NEW YORK – Patrick Demarchelier, the French-born photographer known for his high fashion images of top models and celebrities, including Princess Diana, has died. He was 78. His Instagram account…

Country music singer Jeff Carson dies in Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Country music singer and songwriter Jeff Carson, who scored hits with “Not On Your Love,” and “The Car” before becoming a police officer, has died in Tennessee,…