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June 12, 2024 at 7:21 PM

A look back at the legendary life and career of NBA great Jerry West

West's achievements date back to the 1960s.
June 12, 2024 at 7:21 PM
VIDEO: A look back the legendary life and career of NBA great Jerry West
June 9, 2024 at 1:54 AM

Apollo 8 astronaut Bill Anders killed in plane crash

Anders was one of the last of the Apollo astronauts. He circled the moon aboard Apollo 8 and took the iconic "Earthrise" photo as the command module emerged from the dark side of the moon.
June 9, 2024 at 1:54 AM
VIDEO: Apollo 8 astronaut Bill Anders killed in plane crash
June 8, 2024 at 6:58 PM

Apollo 8 astronaut who took iconic 'Earthrise' photo dies in plane crash

Anders' famous "Earthrise" photo was taken on Christmas Eve in 1968 during the Apollo 8 mission.
June 8, 2024 at 6:58 PM
Apollo 8 Lunar Module Pilot Gen. William Anders, speaks to reporters in front of the Saturn 5 Aft End, the F-1 rocket engines of the first stage of the Apollo 11/Saturn 5 launch vehicle July 20, 2004, in Washington.
June 8, 2024 at 3:45 PM

Remembering William Anders

Legendary Apollo 8 astronaut William Anders has died at 90, NASA said Friday. Anders is credited with taking iconic "Earthrise" photo.
June 8, 2024 at 3:45 PM
VIDEO: Remembering William Anders
June 4, 2024 at 11:07 AM

Larry Allen, Dallas Cowboys' Hall of Fame offensive lineman, dies suddenly at 52

Larry Allen, one of the most dominant offensive linemen in the NFL during a 12-year career spent mostly with the Dallas Cowboys, has died
June 4, 2024 at 11:07 AM
FILE - Former NFL football player Larry Allen, left, and Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones unveil the bust of Allen during the induction ceremony at the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Aug. 3, 2013, in Canton, Ohio. Allen, one of the most dominant offensive linemen in the NFL during a 12-year career spent mostly with the Dallas Cowboys, died suddenly on Sunday, June 2, 2024, while on vacation with his family in Mexico, the Cowboys said. He was 52. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)
June 3, 2024 at 11:58 PM

Janis Paige, star of Hollywood and Broadway, dies at 101

Janis Paige, a popular actor in Hollywood and in Broadway musicals and comedies who danced with Fred Astaire, toured with Bob Hope and continued to perform into her 90s, has died
June 3, 2024 at 11:58 PM
FILE - Bob Hope and Janis Paige hug during the annual Christmas show in Saigon, Vietnam, Dec. 25, 1964. Paige, a popular actor in Hollywood and in Broadway musicals and comedies who danced with Fred Astaire, toured with Bob Hope and continued to perform into her 80s, has died Sunday, June 2, 2024, of natural causes at her Los Angeles home, longtime friend Stuart Lampert said Monday, June 3. (AP Photo, File)
June 3, 2024 at 5:01 PM

Brigitte Bierlein, Austria's first woman chancellor, dies at 74

Brigitte Bierlein, the former head of Austria’s Constitutional Court who became the country’s first female chancellor in an interim government in 2019, has died
June 3, 2024 at 5:01 PM
FILE - Austria's Chancellor Brigitte Bierlein, center, arrives for an EU summit at the Europa building in Brussels, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019. Brigitte Bierlein, a former head of Austria’s Constitutional Court who became the country’s first female chancellor in an interim government after the previous administration collapsed in a scandal in 2019, has died. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco, File)
June 1, 2024 at 1:25 AM

Marian Robinson, former first lady Michelle Obama's mother, dies at 86

Michelle Obama said in a post on X that her mother "was the same steady backstop for our entire family."
June 1, 2024 at 1:25 AM
Michelle Obama said in a post on X that her mother "was the same steady backstop for our entire family."
May 31, 2024 at 11:13 PM

Marian Robinson, Michelle Obama's mother, dies at 86

Marian Robinson, former First Lady Michelle Obama's mother, passed away Friday at the age of 86, according to the family.
May 31, 2024 at 11:13 PM
In this Sept. 6, 2012, file photo, First lady Michelle Obama applauds with her mother Marian Robinson during the final day of the Democratic National Convention, in Charlotte, North Carolina.
May 28, 2024 at 7:46 PM

Tributes pour in for basketball legend Bill Walton

Walton, who died at the age of 71 after battling cancer, was remembered for playing for the Boston Celtics and as a treasured sports broadcaster for ESPN.
May 28, 2024 at 7:46 PM
VIDEO: Tributes pour in for basketball legend Bill Walton
May 28, 2024 at 6:13 PM

Remembering Bill Walton

The NBA Hall of Famer and beloved broadcaster has died at 71. ABC News' Andrew Dymburt looks at Walton's funniest moments in broadcasting and his life advice that goes well beyond sports.
May 28, 2024 at 6:13 PM
VIDEO:  Remembering Bill Walton
May 27, 2024 at 3:23 PM

Disney songwriting legend Richard Sherman dies at 95

The musician wrote some of the most beloved songs in Hollywood history, including music from "Mary Poppins" and the iconic "It’s a Small World."
May 27, 2024 at 3:23 PM
VIDEO: Disney songwriting legend Richard Sherman dies at 95
May 27, 2024 at 2:35 PM

Star golfer Grayson Murray dies at 30

The golfer, who has won two PGA tour titles, died by suicide after withdrawing from a tournament, his family said.
May 27, 2024 at 2:35 PM
VIDEO: Star golfer Grayson Murray dies at 30
May 25, 2024 at 1:38 AM

Morgan Spurlock, ‘Super Size Me’ Director, dies at 53

Documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock, known for "Super Size Me," died at 53 in New York from cancer complications.
May 25, 2024 at 1:38 AM
VIDEO: Morgan Spurlock, ‘Super Size Me’ Director, dies at 53
May 22, 2024 at 1:10 AM

Matthew Perry's death investigation continues, source of ketamine

The investigation into Matthew Perry's death is ongoing, particularly concerning the source of the ketamine that played a role in his October death, according to federal law enforcement sources.
May 22, 2024 at 1:10 AM
VIDEO: Matthew Perry's death investigation continues, source of ketamine
1 month ago

Actor Dabney Coleman dies at 92

Hollywood is reacting and sending tributes to the passing of the beloved actor and “9 to 5” star.
1 month ago
VIDEO: Actor Dabney Coleman dies at 92
1 month ago

Actor Dabney Coleman passes away at age 92

Actor Dabney Coleman, known for his roles in hit movies such as "Melvin and Howard," "9 to 5," "On Golden Pond" and "Tootsie," has passed away at 92.
1 month ago
VIDEO: Actor Dabney Coleman passes away at age 92
1 month ago

Grammy-winning multi-genre saxophonist David Sanborn dies at 78

David Sanborn, a Grammy-winning saxophonist known for his collaborations with renowned artists, passed away on Sunday after a career spanning multiple genres.
1 month ago
VIDEO: Grammy-winning multi-genre saxophonist David Sanborn dies at 78
1 month ago

Toby Keith was a dad of 3: Get to know the kids of the late country singer

Country music star Toby Keith was not only an award-winning singer-songwriter but also a father of three.
1 month ago
Toby Keith performs in concert at the Xfinity Center in Mansfield, MA on Aug. 14, 2015.
2 months ago

Moody Blues founding member Mike Pinder dies at 82

Moody Blues founding member, singer and keyboardist, Mike Pinder has died at 82.
2 months ago
Mike Pinder of the Moody Blues performs in March 1972 in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
2 months ago

Remembering 'American Idol' alum Mandisa after her death

"GMA" looks at the life of the Grammy winner and gospel powerhouse, who died suddenly at 47.
2 months ago
VIDEO: Remembering 'American Idol' alum Mandisa after her death
2 months ago

Mandisa, Grammy-winning former 'American Idol' singer, passes away

Singer Mandisa Lynn Hundely, who was a contestant on the show's fifth season, was found dead in her Nashville home, police said. She was 47.
2 months ago
VIDEO: Mandisa, Grammy-winning former 'American Idol' singer, passes away
2 months ago

Dickey Betts, Allman Brothers Band singer, songwriter and guitarist, dead at 80

Dickey Betts, the influential singer, songwriter and guitarist for Southern rock legends the Allman Brothers Band, died Thursday morning in Florida at age 80.
2 months ago
The Allman Brothers guitarist Dickey Betts, pictured in 1977.
2 months ago

Dickey Betts, influential Allman Brothers Band founding member, dead at 80

Dickey Betts, the influential singer, songwriter and guitarist for Southern rock legends the Allman Brothers Band, has died at age 80.
2 months ago
VIDEO: Dickey Betts, influential Allman Brothers Band founding member, dead at 80
2 months ago

Allman Brothers Band’s Dickey Betts dies

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member as well as lead guitarist, singer and songwriter Dickey Betts dies at 80 years old.
2 months ago
VIDEO: Allman Brothers Band’s Dickey Betts dies
2 months ago

Fashion designer Roberto Cavalli has died at 83

Fashion designer Roberto Cavalli has died at 83.
2 months ago
Designer Roberto Cavalli poses during the Vogue Fashion Dubai Experience, Nov. 1, 2014, in Dubai.
2 months ago

'Gen V' actor Chance Perdomo dies at 27

"Gen V" actor Chance Perdomo died following a motorcycle accident at the age of 27, his family said.
2 months ago
Chance Perdomo attends the "Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One" UK Premiere in London, June 22, 2023.
2 months ago

Remembering Louis Gossett, Jr.

Louis Gossett, Jr., who was the first Black man to win the Oscar for ‘Best Supporting Actor’ in 1983, has died at the age of 87.
2 months ago
VIDEO: Remembering Louis Gossett, Jr.
2 months ago

'One of one': Democratic leaders honor Lieberman at funeral

A funeral for former Sen. Joe Lieberman, who represented Connecticut for over two decades, took place in his home state Friday.
2 months ago
The casket of former Senator Joe Lieberman is shown in the sanctuary of Congregation Agudath Sholom, before his funeral in Stamford, Conn., March. 29, 2024.
2 months ago

Actor Louis Gossett Jr. dies at 87

Gossett won an Academy Award for "An Officer and a Gentleman" and an Emmy for his role in the iconic TV mini-series "Roots."
2 months ago
VIDEO: Actor Louis Gossett Jr. dies at 87
3 months ago

Former senator and vice presidential candidate Joe Lieberman dies at 82

The prominent Jewish politician from Connecticut, who was also Al Gore's running mate on the Democratic ticket in 2000, died after suffering complications from a fall, his family said in a statement.
3 months ago
VIDEO: Former senator and vice presidential candidate Joe Lieberman dies at 82
3 months ago

'Devastatingly sad': Graham, Lamont and others react to Joe Lieberman's death

Former Sen. Joe Lieberman died Wednesday afternoon in New York City, his family said. He was 82 years old.
3 months ago
Senator Joe Lieberman poses for a portrait in Beijing, on Oct. 15, 2023.
3 months ago

Joe Lieberman, longtime Connecticut senator, dies at 82

Joe Lieberman, the former U.S. Senator from Connecticut and former vice presidential candidate, died at the age of 82 due to complications from a fall, according to his family.
3 months ago
VIDEO: Joe Lieberman, longtime Connecticut senator, dies at 82
3 months ago

Former Sen. Joe Lieberman dies at 82

The former senator, who was Al Gore's running mate on the Democratic ticket in 2000, was known for having bipartisan relationships and was recently involved in the “No Labels” party.
3 months ago
VIDEO: Former Sen. Joe Lieberman dies at 82
3 months ago

Martin Greenfield, celebrity tailor, dies at 95

Martin Greenfield, a Holocaust survivor who created outfits for six presidents and countless other celebrities, died at the age of 95 last week.
3 months ago
VIDEO: Martin Greenfield, celebrity tailor, dies at 95
3 months ago

‘All By Myself’ singer Eric Carmen dead at 74

The singer and songwriter, known for hits like “Hungry Eyes" and “Never Fall in Love Again," has died, according to a post on the singer’s website.
3 months ago
VIDEO: ‘All By Myself’ singer Eric Carmen dead at 74
3 months ago

Eric Carmen, singer of 'All By Myself,' dies at 74

Carmen began a solo career in late 1975, and his first two solo singles were big hits in 1976: "All By Myself" and "Never Gonna Fall in Love Again."
3 months ago
Carmen began a solo career in late 1975, and his first two solo singles were big hits in 1976: "All By Myself" and "Never Gonna Fall in Love Again."
3 months ago

Remembering 'Hungry Eyes' singer-songwriter Eric Carmen

Eric Carmen, the singer and songwriter known for such hits as "All by Myself," has died at 74, his wife confirmed.
3 months ago
VIDEO: Remembering 'Hungry Eyes' singer-songwriter Eric Carmen
3 months ago

'All by Myself' singer Eric Carmen dies at 74

Eric Carmen, the singer/songwriter behind classics like "All by Myself," has died at 74.
3 months ago
ATLANTA - NOVEMBER 10: American singer, songwriter, guitarist, and keyboardist Eric Carmen, former member of The Raspberries, performs at Alex Cooley's Electric Ballroom on November 10, 1975 in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. (Photo by Tom Hill/WireImage)
3 months ago

Steve Lawrence, half of singing duo with wife Eydie, dies at 88

A rep for the Emmy and Grammy winner tells ABC News Lawrence died on Thursday from complications due to Alzheimer's disease.
3 months ago
Singer Steve Lawrence poses for a portrait in 1990 in Los Angeles.
3 months ago

Remembering Iris Apfel

The fashion icon known for her eye-catching style died at age 102.
3 months ago
VIDEO: Remembering Iris Apfel
3 months ago

Comedian Richard Lewis dies at 76

Lewis, the comedian and actor known for his roles like "Curb Your Enthusiasm," died at his home in Los Angeles Tuesday night after suffering a heart attack, his publicist confirmed to ABC News.
3 months ago
VIDEO: Comedian Richard Lewis dies at 76
4 months ago

Larry David, Cheryl Hines and more pay tribute to Richard Lewis: 'A brother to me'

Many in Hollywood remember Richard Lewis who died on Tuesday night.
4 months ago
In this June 6, 2013, file photo, Richard Lewis and Larry David attendan event in Hollywood, Calif.
4 months ago

Remembering Richard Lewis

The longtime stand-up comic and actor died of a heart attack, his family said. He was 76.
4 months ago
VIDEO: Remembering Richard Lewis
4 months ago

Gary Sinise shares tribute to late son Mac, who died from cancer at 33

Gary Sinise paid tribute this week to his son Mac, who died Jan. 5 at age 33. The actor said Mac was diagnosed with a rare cancer called chordoma in 2018.
4 months ago
Gary Sinise attends the premiere of Lionsgate's "I Still Believe" at ArcLight Hollywood, March 7, 2020, in Hollywood, Calif.
4 months ago

'Once Upon a Time' actor Chris Gauthier dies at 48

Actor Chris Gauthier, best known for his roles in "Eureka" and "Once Upon a Time," has died at the age of 48.
4 months ago
Colin O'Donoghue, as Captain Killian 'Hook' Jones, Rogers and Chris Gauthier, as William Smee, in a scene from "Once Upon a Time."
4 months ago

Toby Keith dies at 62

The country singer known for hit songs like "Beer for My Horses" and "Should've Been a Cowboy" "passed peacefully" surrounded by his family, according to a statement on his official X account.
4 months ago
VIDEO: Toby Keith dies at 62
4 months ago

Sylvester Stallone mourns death of 'Rocky' co-star Carl Weathers

Hollywood is mourning the death of beloved "Rocky" actor Carl Weathers after he died Feb. 1 at the age of 76.
4 months ago
Sylvester Stallone and Carl Weathers grip hands in a still from the film, 'Rocky,' in 1976.
4 months ago

Carl Weathers, 'Rocky' and 'Predator' actor, dies at 76

Carl Weathers, the actor known for playing boxer Apollo Creed in the "Rocky" films, has died, a representative said.
4 months ago
In this Oct. 19. 2019, file photo, Carl Weathers poses at the Disney+ launch event promoting "The Mandalorian," in West Hollywood, Calif
4 months ago

Carl Weathers dies at age 76

The footballer turned Hollywood star who played Apollo Creed in "Rocky" films passed away.
4 months ago
VIDEO: Carl Weathers dies at age 76
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