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2011 Deaths

Notable Deaths Of 2011

Posted 01.01.2012 | Home

The past year has seen the deaths of some beloved public figures: Andy Rooney, Elizabeth Taylor, Betty Ford and Steve Jobs. It's also seen the histori...

WATCH: In Memoriam: Those We've Lost Along the Way

Posted 12.21.2011 | Black Voices

2011 was a monumental year in a lot of ways. Sadly, we lost many amazing minds and talents along the way. Here's a round of those we've lost, alo...

Assisted Suicide Advocate Jack Kevorkian Dies At Age 83

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 08.03.2011 | Healthy Living

Dr. Jack Kevorkian, the controversial assisted suicide advocate, has died at a Detroit-area hospital at the age of 83. Kevorkian's attorney and fri...

Jonas Bevacqua Dead: LRG Clothing Founder Dies At 34

AP | JOHN ROGERS | Posted 08.01.2011 | Style

LOS ANGELES — Jonas Bevacqua, who co-founded the popular street clothing brand LRG in 1999 and presided over its rapid rise as a major fashion f...

'The Revolution Will Not Be Televised' Writer Dies

AP | Posted 07.27.2011 | Arts

NEW YORK — The author of the song "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised" – which helped pioneer sounds that would fuse to become rap &ndas...

'Teach Me How To Dougie' Rapper Shot To Death

AP | Posted 07.16.2011 | Entertainment

INGLEWOOD, Calif. — M-Bone of the rap group Cali Swag District, which scored a hit last year with the song "Teach Me How to Dougie," was killed ...

Olympic Gold Medalist Dead At 24

AP | TOM ODULA | Posted 07.15.2011 | Sports

NAIROBI, Kenya — Kenyan Olympic marathon champion Sammy Wanjiru died after a fall from a second-floor balcony during a domestic dispute involvin...

New York Rangers Forward Found Dead

AP | AMY FORLITI | Posted 07.14.2011 | Sports

MINNEAPOLIS — It may be weeks before authorities know exactly how and why New York Rangers enforcer Derek Boogaard died, although foul play was ...

Chicago Sports Anchor Found Dead In Atlanta

AP | Posted 07.12.2011 | Chicago

ATLANTA — A 38-year-old TV sports anchor from Chicago was found dead Thursday morning in his Atlanta hotel room, where he was staying while cove...

Report: Former NBA Player Dies At 34

Posted 07.11.2011 | Sports

Former NBA player Robert "Tractor" Traylor was found dead in his apartment on Wednesday in Isla Verde, Puerto Rico. He was 34 years old. Primera...

Plus-Size Model Mia Amber Davis Passes Away

The Huffington Post | Hilary Moss | Posted 07.11.2011 | Style

Plus-size model Mia Amber Davis has passed away at age 36. No cause of death has been given. According to TMZ.com, Davis had knee surgery to treat an ...

Jockey Found Dead In Vehicle At Churchill Downs

AP | By BETH CAMPBELL | Posted 07.10.2011 | Sports

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- A 24-year-old jockey who rode this year's Kentucky Derby second-place finisher to his only win was found dead in his vehicle Tuesda...

Cyclist Dies In Horrible Crash

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 07.09.2011 | Sports

RAPALLO, Italy — Belgian cyclist Wouter Weylandt died Monday after a high-speed downhill crash at the Giro d'Italia, the first rider to be killed in...

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Osama Bin Laden Killed

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 07.01.2011 | World

Osama Bin Laden is dead, President Obama announced Sunday night, in a televised address to the nation. His death was the result of a U.S. operation la...

Geraldine Ferraro Dies At 75

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.26.2011 | Politics

Geraldine Ferraro, a Democrat and the first major female vice presidential candidate, passed away on Saturday, according to a statement released by he...

Elizabeth Taylor Passes Away

Huffington Post/AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Legendary actress Elizabeth Taylor has died at age 79. Taylor had been hospitalized in February for congestive heart failure, a condition she learn...

World-Famous Polar Bear Found Dead

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

BERLIN (AP) -- Berlin's beloved polar bear Knut, who rose to stardom when he was hand-raised by zoo keepers after being rejected by his mother rejecte...

Rap Icon Nate Dogg Dies

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

UPDATE: The AP has confirmed that Nate Dogg has died. PREVIOUSLY: Nate Dogg is dead, according to a report in his hometown Long Beach Press Telegr...

Missing College Student Found Dead In Spain

AP | DANIEL WOOLLS | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

MADRID — The body of a U.S. exchange student from California was pulled out of a Madrid river on Tuesday, 10 days after he disappeared following...

'Narnia' Producer Found Dead At 39

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Perry Moore, the executive producer of the 'Chronicles of Narnia' trilogy, was found dead in his New York apartment, the New York Daily News is report...