Emily Longley, the New Zealand teenager who posted a status update on Facebook concerned about a stalker on May 4, 2011 was found dead 3 days later on...
In January, 2010, Phoebe Snow suffered a stroke and never recovered. There were to be no more messages, urgent or otherwise, on my answering machine to return. But since I still use that device, I realized I could create my own little memorial to her
Jonathan Rowe was, by inclination, an unobtrusive man. He moved through this world quietly, and he left quietly. He did not promote himself. He was not comfortable seeking recognition. He concentrated instead on substance.
Another of the great blues musicians from the Mississippi delta has died. I got to know the Muddy Waters Band 35 years ago and for a couple of years, I went on the road off and on with the band.
When my father passed away unexpectedly, it fell to my sister and me to write his obituary. How do you sum up a lifetime of accomplishments? What's important, and what is not?
My mother was born 87 years ago, in the Bronx and was raised in Brooklyn, a borough she denied ever having stepped foot in. She presented herself to the world, as if she were to the manor born.
Mark Twain once said the reports of his death were greatly exaggerated. Another man narrowly missed out on the opportunity to make that same remarkable claim.
David, known as the finest immigration lawyer of his generation, crossed boundaries in his personal as well as professional life.
A statement from the Institute for Advanced Study says that over the last six decades Grabar's research "has had a profound and far-reaching influence on the study of Islamic art and architecture."
Happy New Year, darlings. All of you reading this piece have something in common: you survived 2010. Not everyone was so lucky, and a lot of people, as always, took the off-ramp from Life.
One of "the best and the brightest" died last week, and in Richard Holbrooke we had a perfect example of the dark mischief to which David Halberstam referred when he authored that ironic label.
OBIT-WORTHY: VETS GET THE SHORT STICK By Nicolaus Mills These days you have you have to be a person of accomplishment to get your obituary featured ...
After death, check out the Obituary page. You may find you have more posthumous friends than you had when you were running around down here.
Jerry was the opposite of all that has befallen us of late: brave in the best sense, and a caring man who lived by his principles; a progressive whom fame and fortune did not make indifferent to the deprivations that others suffered.
Talk about anti-incumbent passion. James L. Srch used his obituary to get in one last protest against the re-election of Senate Majority Leader Harry ...
Legendary homicide detective Lou Smit, age 75, passed away last week in Colorado after a battle with cancer. One of Smit's most famous (and as-yet unsolved) investigations was the JonBenet Ramsey case.