• Obituaries

    Debbie Reynolds and daughter Carrie Fisher linked by death

    The mother and daughter, separated by so many differences both personal and generational, are likely drawn closer in the public memory after their deaths on successive days

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    NASA climate scientist and astronaut Sellers dies at 61

    "Piers devoted his life to saving the planet," NASA Administrator Charles Bolden said in a statement. "His legacy will be one not only of urgency that the climate is warming but also of hope that we can yet improve humanity's stewardship of this planet."

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    Actress and author Carrie Fisher dies at age 60

    She made her feature film debut opposite Warren Beatty in the 1975 hit "Shampoo." Fisher also appeared in "Austin Powers," ''The Blues Brothers," ''Charlie's Angels," ''Hannah and Her Sisters," ''Scream 3" and "When Harry Met Sally ..."

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    Vera Rubin, who did pioneering work on dark matter, dies

    "It goes without saying that, as a woman scientist, Vera Rubin had to overcome a number of barriers along the way," California Institute of Technology physicist Sean Carroll tweeted Monday.

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    Pop superstar George Michael dies of heart failure at 53

    The memorable image of the two uniformed policemen kissing in the video — both funny and outrageous at the time — helped Michael come out as a proud gay man. He was unashamed, unapologetic and ready to poke fun at himself even as he produced a steady stream of hits.