Obituaries

Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley-Jackson acknowledge applause from the audience at the MTV Awards

Looking back at the life of Lisa Marie Presley

Her final public appearance was Tuesday, walking the red carpet at the Golden Globe Awards, praising the Baz Luhrman film "Elvis."

 | Clayton Sandell

Lisa Marie Presley at 2013 CMT Music Awards

Lisa Marie Presley dies at 54 after hospitalization

A spokesperson for Los Angeles County's fire department says paramedics were dispatched to a Calabasas home Thursday morning.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

DC Shoes co-founder and professional rally car driver Ken Block.

Action Sports Icon Ken Block Dies In Snowmobile Crash At 55

Block “was riding a snowmobile on a steep slope when the snowmobile upended, landing on top of him," the Wasatch County Sheriff’s Office said.

 | AP

Pope Benedict XVI waves during the farewell ceremony at Cologne airport, Germany.

Benedict XVI, First Pope To Resign In 600 Years, Dies At 95

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, the former Joseph Ratzinger, died Saturday at his home in the Vatican.

 | AP

Former President Richard M. Nixon answers questions in an interview with Barbara Walters.

Barbara Walters Was A Cultural Fixture, TV Icon

Barbara Walters was a heroic presence on TV, leading the way for women in news and placing the world's most prominent people in front of her audience.

 | AP

Journalist Barbara Walters

Trailblazing Journalist Barbara Walters Dies At 93

Walters was the first female anchor on an evening news broadcast and then became a household name years later as co-host of "20/20."

 | Scripps National

Fashion maverick Vivienne Westwood salutes the public in front of models after her Spring/Summer 2006 collection presentation

Vivienne Westwood, Influential Fashion Maverick, Dies At 81

Westwood's eponymous fashion house announced her death on social media platforms, saying she died peacefully. A cause was not disclosed.

 | AP

Queen Elizabeth II

Notable Deaths In 2022: 22 People We Lost This Year

These are the singers, actors, politicians, athletes and other notorious people who died this year.

 | Marie Rossiter

Brazil's soccer star Pele bicycle kicks a ball

Pelé, Brazil's Mighty King Of 'Beautiful Game,' Has Died

The standard-bearer of "the beautiful game" had undergone treatment for colon cancer since 2021 and had been hospitalized for the last month.

 | AP

Kathy Whitworth swings a golf club in 1966

Kathy Whitworth, Winningest Golfer In History, Dies At 83

Whitworth's LPGA Tour victories spanned nearly a quarter-century, and she became the first woman to earn $1 million for her career on the LPGA.

 | AP

NFL Hall of Fame running back Franco Harris.

Steelers Hall Of Fame Running Back Franco Harris Dies At 72

Harris' son Dok told The Associated Press his father died overnight. No cause of death was given.

 | AP

Stephen "tWitch" Boss and Allison Holker arrive at the world premiere of "Flatliners."

Friends, Entertainment Industry Pay Tribute To Stephen 'tWitch' Boss

Stephen "tWitch" Boss died by suicide Tuesday, prompting tributes across social media from celebrities and friends in the entertainment industry.

 | Casey Mendoza

Stephen "tWitch" Boss

Stephen 'tWitch' Boss, 'Ellen' Show's Dancing DJ, Dies At 40

Longtime "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" DJ Stephen "tWitch" Boss has died at 40, according to a statement his wife, Allison, made.

 | AP

Mississippi State football coach Mike Leach.

Mississippi State Football Coach Mike Leach Dies At 61

Leach became ill Sunday at his home and was treated at a local hospital before being airlifted to the University of Mississippi Medical Center.

 | AP

Grant Wahl smiles as he holds a World Cup replica trophy.

U.S. Soccer Journalist Grant Wahl Dies At World Cup

Wahl wrote Monday that he had visited a medical clinic while in Qatar and was given antibiotics and cough syrup for a possible case of bronchitis.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

Kirstie Alley attends a movie premiere.

Kirstie Alley, Emmy-Winning 'Cheers' Star, Dies At 71

Kirstie Alley died of cancer that was recently diagnosed, according to a social media post by her children.

 | AP

Bob McGrath looks at Cookie Monster.

'Sesame Street' Legend Bob McGrath Dies At 90

McGrath was a founding cast member of "Sesame Street" when the show premiered in 1969, playing friendly neighbor Bob Johnson.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

Christine McVie from the band Fleetwood Mac performs at Madison Square Garden.

Christine McVie, Fleetwood Mac Singer-Songwriter, Dies At 79

No cause of death or other details were immediately provided.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

Kevin Conroy attends Florida Supercon on July 13, 2018.

Kevin Conroy, A Defining Voice Of Batman, Dies At 66

Conroy was the voice of Batman on the acclaimed animated series that ran from 1992-1996, often acting opposite Mark Hamill’s Joker.

 | AP

Singer Aaron Carter

Singer-Rapper Aaron Carter Dies In California At Age 34

Representatives for Aaron Carter's family confirmed the singer's death.

 | AP

Jerry Lee Lewis performing in 1975

Jerry Lee Lewis, Outrageous Rock 'n' Roll Star, Dies At 87

Lewis was the last survivor of a generation of groundbreaking performers that included Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry and Little Richard.

 | AP

Emmy-winning actor Leslie Jordan.

Leslie Jordan, Versatile Emmy-Winning Actor, Dies At 67

Jordan earned an unexpected new following on social media in 2021 when he spent time during the pandemic lockdown near family in his hometown.

 | AP

Robbie Coltrane arrives in Trafalgar Square, central London.

Actor Robbie Coltrane, Harry Potter's Hagrid, Dies At 72

Robbie Coltrane's agent said he died Friday at a hospital in Scotland.

 | AP

Angela Lansbury poses for a portrait

Angela Lansbury, 'Murder She Wrote' Star, Dies At 96

Lansbury died Tuesday at her home in Los Angeles, according to a statement from her three children.

 | AP

Country music singer, Loretta Lynn

Loretta Lynn, Coal Miner's Daughter And Country Queen, Dies

Lynn's family said the 90-year-old died Tuesday at her home in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

Rapper Coolio performing.

'Gangsta's Paradise' Rapper Coolio Dies At Age 59

Born Artis Leon Ivey Jr., Coolio died at a friend's home in Los Angeles, but the cause was not immediately given.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

Former CNN anchorman Bernard Shaw.

Bernard Shaw, CNN's 1st Chief Anchor, Dies At 82

Shaw was a former U.S. Marine who worked as a reporter at CBS and ABC News before taking on the chief anchor role at CNN in 1980.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II.

Queen Elizabeth II Dead At 96 After 70 Years On The Throne

The Queen had been sitting on the royal throne since 1952, making her Britain’s longest-reigning monarch.

 | AP and Maritsa Georgiou

Mikhail Gorbachev in 1989

Mikhail Gorbachev, Who Steered Soviet Breakup, Dead At 91

U.S. President Joe Biden called Gorbachev a “man of remarkable vision” and a “rare leader.”

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

Former Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Len Dawson

Chiefs Hall Of Fame Quarterback Len Dawson Dies At 87

Dawson's family announced his death in a statement through KMBC, the Kansas City-based TV station where he worked as a broadcaster.

 | AP