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In Memoriam

The Goblin King Is Dead, Long Live the Goblin King: An Elegy for David Bowie

Sezin Koehler | Posted 01.19.2016 | Entertainment
Sezin Koehler

I can absolutely trace back my fascination with beautiful white boys and their pretty faces, especially the ones who weren't afraid of eyeliner and nail polish, directly to David Bowie in Labyrinth.

Grieving For My Friend's Son, White House Staffer Jake Brewer

Renee Fisher | Posted 10.07.2015 | Fifty
Renee Fisher

Jake, Lori's 34-year-old only son, was killed on September 19, in a charity bicycle race for cancer. By any standard, the world would have called Jake brilliant.

In Memoriam: Robin Thicke's Career

The HuffPost Show | Posted 06.05.2015 | HPSN

Robin Thicke's reputation has fallen so far that we can barely remember that summer we all spent dancing like crazy to "Blurred Lines." In this week's...

What The Internet Meant To Me After The Death Of My Father, David Carr

Glamour | Posted 05.22.2015 | Women

The Internet can be intrusive, yes, but it can also be a voice of comfort -- and, in my case, a close friend leaning in to whisper, "You know how you thought your dad was the greatest guy in the world? You were right. Let me tell you why."

The Humble King

Jennifer Knapp | Posted 05.17.2015 | Entertainment
Jennifer Knapp

I never saw B.B. King perform live or ever met him in person, yet I carry with me a lesson that he taught me many years ago. What B.B. taught me is that it is not so much talent that lifts us up, but rather it is the story of our "inner man" and character that ultimately defines us.

Remembering Dave Goldberg, The Ultimate Mensch

Adam Grant | Posted 05.10.2015 | Technology
Adam Grant

I don't believe this happened for a reason, but it has given us all a reason to be more present parents, more loving spouses, more supportive friends, and more caring leaders. The overwhelming sentiment from everyone who knew Dave is that he inspired us to be better human beings.

Remembering The Social Relevance Of Tidal

The HuffPost Show | Posted 05.28.2015 | HPSN

Jay Z's artist-owned streaming service Tidal claims to preserve sound quality and give musicians the profits they deserve, but after skeptics attacked...

On Departed Friends and Fields of Poppies

Dorian de Wind | Posted 06.21.2015 | Fifty
Dorian de Wind

Poppies have become the symbol for fallen soldiers -- all our soldiers, of all our wars. Charlie and Jack went on to lead long, productive lives after their military service. They left us peacefully. With every respect and honor for those who died in Flanders Fields a century ago, I dedicate McCrae's beautiful poem to Charlie and our mutual friend Jack.

In Memory of David Laventhol, the Man Who Transformed Newsday

Steven L. Isenberg | Posted 06.14.2015 | Media
Steven L. Isenberg

Perhaps you didn't know him. I wish you had. Yet you know Newsday, once in so many ways his. He said for those in our business, the proof was in the pudding and the pudding was what the newspaper had in it each and every day.

In Memoriam: Google Glass

The HuffPost Show | Posted 05.28.2015 | HPSN

"The HuffPost Show" is an irreverent look at stories that are making news and being shared this week. On the other hand, our In Memoriam segment takes...

Wes the Extra Ordinary

Ashbey Riley | Posted 06.07.2015 | Parents
Ashbey Riley

During his last moments, when it looked as though he had taken his last breath and his parents crumpled with grief, he rallied and breathed again to give them more time. This was the kind of wonderful boy Wes was.

A Remembrance of Reverend Robert Schuller

Adele Scheele | Posted 06.06.2015 | Fifty
Adele Scheele

The Reverend Robert Schuyler telephoned me following my "American Dream" segment on "Good Morning America" in the mid-1980's to invite me to guest on his "Hour of Power," the most popular televised Sunday service.

In Memoriam

Julianna Margulies | Posted 01.06.2015 | Entertainment
Julianna Margulies

He was unique to this world, not because of his success in advertising, although some may argue that. But because he was a gentle soul, who found himself, at a very young age, searching for the meaning of man.

Saying Goodbye To A Couch Has Never Been So Sad

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 10.01.2014 | Comedy

When a couch is with you for such a long time, you develop a close, personal relationship with that piece of furniture. So many movies watched. So man...

For Steve Sotloff: My Personal Tribute to My Friend and Collaborator

Leah Stern | Posted 11.06.2014 | Media
Leah Stern

You chose to venture to the most dangerous places on the planet because sharing the story was worth the risk of your own mortality. You unmasked the evils of our world today and you stared at it straight in the face. And you truly loved doing it.

High Praise for Robin Williams

Dorian de Wind | Posted 10.12.2014 | Entertainment
Dorian de Wind

As retired military, I tremendously appreciate all Williams did for our troops and that he was my favorite actor and comedian -- a beautiful person whom I'll terribly miss.

I Was Jealous Of My Friend. Then She Got Cancer.

Sarah Gilbert | Posted 09.30.2014 | Women
Sarah Gilbert

I don't want her blue eyes the way her husband must want them before they closed each night. I don't want her body, and not just because it's gone. It was never mine to covet in the first place, just like her life.

Henning Carlsen: A Remembrance

Mark Axelrod | Posted 08.12.2014 | Entertainment
Mark Axelrod

Henning Carlsen, the Danish film director, died on May 30 shortly before his 87th birthday. I first heard of Henning Carlsen in the early 90s when I was teaching a course on the fiction of Knut Hamsun and wondered if there were a film based on his novel, Hunger.

My Friend Jack

Dorian de Wind | Posted 06.28.2014 | Impact
Dorian de Wind

Just a couple of days before Jack left us, I went to look at his bluebonnets one more time. They were looking even more fragile and their blue color was even more faded than before. But next spring they will be back again, even more beautiful, strong and resilient, just like my good friend always was and always will be.


Stanley Ely | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Stanley Ely

The person I write about here died before his time, at 48. We were 30 years apart and friends for a couple of decades, blowing away the theory that intergenerational friendships don't work.

Oscars Snub Cory Monteith

Posted 03.08.2014 | Entertainment

Amid an evening of fanfare and glitz, Sunday's 86th annual Academy Awards took a moment to honor the luminaries Hollywood lost this year. The movi...

RIP: Leonard Knight of Salvation Mountain

Steve Payne | Posted 04.13.2014 | Arts
Steve Payne

I met Leonard briefly once. He was kind of spindly, but warm and friendly. He'd just spent 30 years working on his mountain... I know not why, but even as a non-believer, I'm glad he did.

Remembering The Latino Stars We Lost In 2013

Posted 01.23.2014 | Latino Voices

The new year holds the promise of a new start, but before we can look forward let's give a final farewell to the Latino figures and stars that we lost...

TV Shows We Lost This Year

Posted 12.30.2013 | TV

2013 was a great year for television, and while many of our favorites are still on the air, some left us far too soon. Here is an "In Memoriam" vid...

A Look Back At Those We've Lost In 2013

Posted 12.27.2013 | Black Voices

As this year comes to a close, we want to take a moment to remember those who passed on this year. We’ve lost legends including Nelson Mandela, and ...