Obituaries

Philip Seymour Hoffman leaves extraordinary legacy

Philip Seymour Hoffman leaves extraordinary legacy

Fearless in his choices, encyclopedic in his preparation, he was a Shakespearean performer in modern dress, bringing depth and variety to charlatans, slackers, curmudgeons and loners.

Curtis Woodbury Merrill, 84

Curtis Woodbury Merrill, 84

CURTIS WOODBURY MERRILL, 84, of Aurora, Colorado, passed away on January 12, 2014 after a brief battle with combined pneumonia and flu. Curtis was born in Syracuse, New York on June 14, 1929, to Curtis W. Merrill, Sr., and Katharine …

Memorial planned for man killed in slide near Vail

VAIL | Friends and family plan to gather on top of a ski mountain at Vail on Monday to remember the 24-year-old man who was killed in an avalanche last week. The Vail Daily reports (http://bit.ly/1aUk5ut) the group is scheduled …

Sharon, Israel's bulldozer in politics, dies at 85

Sharon, Israel’s bulldozer in politics, dies at 85

His death was greeted with the same strong feelings he evoked in life. Israelis called him a war hero. His enemies called him a war criminal.

Ex-state Senate Majority Leader Ken Gordon dead

DENVER  | Former state Senate Majority Leader Ken Gordon has died. His son Ben told The Denver Post (http://bit.ly/1c0lToq ) that he appeared to have suffered a major heart attack Sunday. The Denver Democrat was 63. He was a lawyer and …

Paul Walker memorial in California draws thousands

Paul Walker memorial in California draws thousands

"We mourn his loss but ... we can at least remember how great a guy he was and celebrate his life," actor Rick Yune told reporters.

Former AP reporter Carl Hilliard dies at 76

Former AP reporter Carl Hilliard dies at 76

Former Denver Post Capitol bureau chief Fred Brown said Monday that Hilliard often came up with his own metaphors, including his description of one lawmaker who was totally lost on a piece of legislation resembling "a duck looking at thunder."

Charlie Trotter redefined fine dining, dies at 54

Charlie Trotter redefined fine dining, dies at 54

For decades, Trotter's name was synonymous with cutting-edge cuisine. He earned 10 James Beard Awards, wrote 10 cookbooks and in 1999 hosted his own public television series, "The Kitchen Sessions with Charlie Trotter."

John Stuart, former APS superintendent, dies at 87

“At that time, APS was one of the fastest growing districts in the country,” said wife Jane Dooley-Stuart, a former APS principal. “He brought many curriculum innovations to Aurora, including a seven-year curriculum plan.”

Lou Reed: Rock 'n' roll poet of the streets

Lou Reed: Rock ‘n’ roll poet of the streets

The Velvet Underground didn't sniff the top of the charts when alive, giving rise to a famous quote from producer and Roxy Music founder Brian Eno, who suggested that every one of the few people who bought their records, himself included, later started bands