Obituaries

Indian yoga guru B.K.S. Iyengar dies at 95

Bellur Krishnamachar Sundararaja Iyengar’s death was reported on his website as well as by major Indian TV stations, which said he had been hospitalized with a kidney ailment over the past week in the western city of Pune.

Longtime 'SNL' announcer Don Pardo dies at 96

Longtime ‘SNL’ announcer Don Pardo dies at 96

“He became our link to the beginnings of television on NBC — and radio,” said Lorne Michaels, who, as creator of “SNL” (and who remains its executive producer) hired Pardo.

Former Vermont US Sen. Jeffords dies at 80

Former Vermont US Sen. Jeffords dies at 80

“I have had an enormously satisfying career, one that I would not have traded for any other,” Jeffords said when he retired.

Former A’s catcher Gordy MacKenzie dies

“This is truly a sad time for the Astros family,” Quinton McCracken, the Astros’ director of player development, said in a statement released by the team.

Bacall's legend more than just acting and Bogart 

Bacall’s legend more than just acting and Bogart 

“Stardom isn’t a career,” Bacall once observed, “it’s an accident.”

Memorial for Aurora legislator Stephanie Takis slated for Aug. 19

Memorial for Aurora legislator Stephanie Takis slated for Aug. 19

Takis is a consistent advocate for elderly, poor and middle-class residents who have big needs and few paid lobbyists under the gold dome

WWII vet who found Hitler's top hat dies at 88

WWII vet who found Hitler’s top hat dies at 88

“I swear to this day I could see his face in it,” Marowitz told The Associated Press in a 2001 interview, recalling how he “smashed the hell out of it.”

Ed Sprinkle, football’s ‘meanest man,’ dies at 90

“He loved playing football and his whole career he never went to another football team,” Withers said.

Surgeon general who fought tobacco dies at 87

Surgeon general who fought tobacco dies at 87

“He laid the groundwork for us to be better people and make the world a better place,” she said by telephone.

Manny Roth, founder of Café Wha?, dead at 94

Manny Roth, founder of Café Wha?, dead at 94

“He was just a kid,” Roth later recalled, noting how he announced from the stage that Dylan needed a room for the night.