NEWPORT BEACH — Dan Gurney, the first driver with victories in each of the Formula One, IndyCar and NASCAR Cup series, died Sunday from complications of pneumonia. He was 86. His wife, Evi, announced his death in a statement distributed by All American Racers Inc. FILE – This May 31, 1969 file photo shows Grand […]
The couple celebrated 18 years of marriage earlier this month.
After ‘The Mickey Mouse Club,’ she worked at Warner Bros. Records doing promotion for the likes of Frank Zappa, Tower of Power and the Doobie Brothers. read more
“Eat, Pray, Love” author Elizabeth Gilbert’s partner Rayya Elias has died. She was 57.
Kevin Short, also known as Kevin Lee Light, and best known as one of West Hollywood’s most beloved eccentric figures WeHo Jesus, has died. He was 57. The news was confirmed in a Facebook post by Short’s neighbor Brian Hamilton, who cited a “brief illness” as the cause of death, though this has not been […]
SALT LAKE CITY — Thomas S. Monson, the 16th president of the Mormon church, has died after nine years in office. He was 90. Church spokesman Eric Hawkins says Monson died Tuesday night at his home in Salt Lake City. Monson spent more than five decades serving in top church leadership councils — making him […]
Sue Grafton, author of the popular Kinsey Millhone alphabet mystery series, died on Thursday in Santa Barbara, Calif. She was 77. Grafton’s daughter, Jamie Clark, announced her mother’s death on her Grafton’s Facebook page. She said her mom died after a two-year battle with cancer. “Although we knew this was coming, it was unexpected and fast,” […]
Jason Browning, longtime tour manager for Matchbox Twenty and Rob Thomas, died on Dec. 26. He was 46 years old. The cause of death is as yet unknown. The founder and CEO of The Browning Group, whose clients include Stone Temple Pilots and Melanie Martinez, Browning was a beloved figure and a fixture on the […]
Dominic Frontiere, Emmy-winning composer of such classic TV themes as “The Outer Limits,” “The Flying Nun” and “The Rat Patrol,” died Thursday in Tesuque, N.M. He was 86. Frontiere was a fixture on the film- and TV-music scene throughout the 1960s, ’70s and ’80s, composing hundreds of hours of music, mostly for TV but also […]
Matt Damon’s father, Kent, died on Dec. 14 after a long battle with cancer, the actor’s publicist confirmed to the Daily News on Saturday.
Jerry Greenberg, the film editor who created one of the most legendary car chase scenes in history, died Friday after a long illness. He was 81. While Greenberg was best-known for his Oscar- and BAFTA-winning editing for “The French Connection,” which included an iconic car chase sequence, he worked on other notable films like “Apocalypse […]
Dick Enberg, the legendary broadcaster who provided play-by-play coverage for almost 60 years, died Thursday morning in La Jolla, Calif. He was 82. According to Enberg’s wife, Barbara, who spoke to the San Diego Union-Tribune, Enberg likely died from a heart attack. The family was alerted to his death after he failed to catch a […]
Vanessa Greene, a veteran producer of TV movies, died on Dec. 13 in Rancho Mirage, Calif. after a 13-year battle with breast cancer. She was 63. She began her career in the 1980s, producing films for the small screen including “Wait Till Your Mother Gets Home,” “Rape and Marriage: The Rideout Case,” and “Under the […]
Hiep Thi Le, an actress whose career included roles in “Heaven & Earth,” “Cruel Intentions” and “Green Dragon,” died due to complications from stomach cancer on Tuesday in Los Angeles. She was 46. “Heaven & Earth,” the 1993 war drama written and directed by Oliver Stone, was a starring role for Le and her best-known […]
Keely Smith, known for her recordings of jazz standards and musical partnership with Louis Prima, has died of apparent heart failure.
Once one of the most powerful figures in British entertainment, Clifford was convicted in 2014 of eight counts of indecent assault.
“I only saw her last Monday and I am in shock,” the British legend said Monday.
Bunny Stivers, a TV writer and producer, died in her Los Angeles home on Nov. 21, her son Tom Stock-Hendel confirmed. She was 93. Bunny Stivers was best known for producing the People’s Choice Awards, which her husband Bob Stivers created in 1975. The two collaborated on the People’s Choice Awards from 1975-1981, which ran […]
Dear readers, I have been asked several times to republish a column I wrote 13 years ago, which was shortly after my husband passed away. At that time, I was part of a bereavement group called Gathering Place sponsored by Trinity Care Hospice and funded by Beach Cities Health District. We were about a dozen […]