Obituaries

YOURNEWS: Matthew Leggett, killed in duty in Afghanistan, 40

Once the family moved to Colorado, the peaks of the Rocky Mountains could not stop him from enjoying the outdoors. His fascination with the outdoors involved camping, fishing, hiking, running, snowboarding (almost competitively), and sitting in a perfect spot to ponder thoughts

Edna Mosley, Aurora’s first black councilwoman, dead at 89

AURORA | Aurora’s first black city council representative and longtime community activist Edna Mosley died Aug. 26. She was 89. Friends and peers considered Mosley a pioneer in many ways, blazing trails in women’s rights, racial equality and fighting against …

Bulgarian poet Valeri Petrov dies

Valeri Nissim Mevorah, better known by his pen-name, Valeri Petrov, was born on April 22, 1920, in Sofia to a Jewish father and Bulgarian mother.

Longtime Tennessee civil rights lawyer dies at 86

Longtime Tennessee civil rights lawyer dies at 86

“Our friend ‘The Citizen’ George Barrett was an incredible force for good in many ways,” said Tennessee Board of Regents Chancellor John Morgan, who oversees six state universities, 13 community colleges and 27 technical colleges.

Pioneering Egyptian civil rights lawyer dies at 63

Seif, a leftist, was vocal in his criticism and undeterred by the new crackdown on dissent following the 2013 ouster of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi.

De Rothschild, grande dame of wine, dies at 80

De Rothschild, grande dame of wine, dies at 80

In a 1999 interview with French newspaper Liberation, she said: “When your name is Rothschild, everyone thinks you had an easy childhood.”

Michael Brown's family says he was a 'gentle soul'

Michael Brown’s family says he was a ‘gentle soul’

“He did not know he was offering up a divine prophecy at that time,” Davis said.

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.