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How Gilbert Gottfried’s Terrible Voice Became Comedy Gold

If some singers are said to possess the voice of an angel, then Gilbert Gottfried’s voice might be compared to that of a demon. Gottfried spoke in a hoarse yell that was shrill, abrasive, blustering, ..


Gilbert Gottfried, Standup Comic and Actor, Dies at 67

LOS ANGELES — Gilbert Gottfried, the actor and legendary standup comic known for his raw, scorched voice and crude jokes, has died. He was 67.

Gottfried died from a rare genetic muscle disease that c..


Bobby Rydell, 60s Teen Idol and Bye Bye Birdie Star, Dies

Bobby Rydell, a pompadoured heartthrob of early rock ‘n roll who was a star of radio, television and the movie musical “Bye Bye Birdie,” died Tuesday.

Rydell died of complications from pneumonia at a..


The Wanted Singer Tom Parker Dies of Brain Tumor at 33

LONDON — Tom Parker, a member of British-Irish boy band The Wanted, has died after being diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. He was 33.

The band announced that Parker died Wednesday, “surrounde..


Foo Fighters Drummer Taylor Hawkins Dies at 50

LOS ANGELES — Taylor Hawkins, for 25 years the drummer for Foo Fighters and best friend of frontman Dave Grohl, has died during a South American tour with the rock band. He was 50.

There were no imme..


Madeleine Albright, Trailblazing Secretary of State, Dies

Madeleine Albright, the barrier-breaking political leader who immigrated to the United States as a refugee and eventually became the first woman to ever serve as Secretary of State, died Wednesday of ..


My Brother Brent Renaud Died Giving a Voice to Those in Need. His Story Should Be Told Too

I studied anthropology in college, and was living with an Indigenous tribe in Costa Rica when I realized I wished I had a camera. At the time, my big brother Brent had fallen in love with documentary ..


Shane Warne, One of Cricket’s Iconic Players, Dies at 52

BRISBANE, Australia — Shane Warne, widely regarded as one of the greatest players, most astute tacticians and ultimate competitors in the long history of cricket, has died. He was 52.

Known around th..


Bill Clinton: Paul Farmer Tried to Heal the World

Dr. Paul Farmer, who died unexpectedly on Feb. 21 at the age of 62 in Rwanda, was one of the most extraordinary people I have ever known. As co-founder of the global health and social-justice organiza..


P.J. O’Rourke, the Irreverent Author and Conservative Commentator, Has Died at 74

NEW YORK — P.J. O’Rourke, the prolific author and satirist who re-fashioned the irreverence and “Gonzo” journalism of the 1960s counterculture into a distinctive brand of conservative and libertarian ..