Obituaries

Peaches Geldof dies unexpectedly at age 25

Peaches Geldof dies unexpectedly at age 25

Her father said in a statement Monday: "Peaches has died. We are beyond pain."

Former Defense Secretary James Schlesinger dies

Former Defense Secretary James Schlesinger dies

Onetime economics professor and longtime nuclear strategist James R. Schlesinger was a political man for all seasons, holding a long string of Cabinet and other high-level posts through three administrations. He was hired — and dismissed — by presidents of both parties.

Comedian David Brenner, 'Tonight' favorite, dies

Comedian David Brenner, ‘Tonight’ favorite, dies

"In a nutshell, I couldn't work more than 50 nights a year (out of town) or I'd be an absentee father," he said. "That was when they were giving out the talk shows, the sitcoms."

'Ghostbuster' writer, actor Harold Ramis dies

‘Ghostbuster’ writer, actor Harold Ramis dies

"The best comedy touches something that's timeless and universal in people," Ramis told The Associated Press in a 2009 story about the 50th anniversary of Second City.

Janet J. Lovejoy, 66

Janet J. Lovejoy, 66

Mrs. Lovejoy is survived by her husband, Brian; nieces and nephews Cori, Elisa, Chris, Ginger, Wayne, Stephanie, Marsha, Sandy, and Michael.

Devo guitarist Bob Casale dies at age 61

Devo guitarist Bob Casale dies at age 61

Devo founding member Casale said in a statement that his younger brother's death on Monday was "sudden" and "a total shock." No further details on Bob Casale's death were provided.

John Henson, son of Muppets creator, dies in NY

John Henson, son of Muppets creator, dies in NY

Cheryl Henson says her brother died of a "massive heart attack" at his home in Saugerties on Friday.

'Waltons' patriarch Ralph Waite dies at 85

‘Waltons’ patriarch Ralph Waite dies at 85

Ralph Waite, who played the kind-and-steady patriarch of a tight-knit rural Southern family on the TV series "The Waltons," died Thursday, his manager said. He was 85.

Stars react to death of comedy legend Sid Caesar

Stars react to death of comedy legend Sid Caesar

"He was a genius at everything." — Larry King on CBS radio.

Shirley Temple, iconic child star, dies at 85

Shirley Temple, iconic child star, dies at 85

"We salute her for a life of remarkable achievements as an actor, as a diplomat, and most importantly as our beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and adored wife for fifty-five years of the late and much missed Charles Alden Black," a family statement said. The family would not disclose Temple's cause of death.