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Music 16 Sep 2019 | 11:45 AM

Rocker Ric Ocasek, frontman of The Cars, dead at 75

Ric Ocasek, The Cars frontman whose deadpan vocal delivery and lanky, sunglassed look defined a rock era with chart-topping hits like Just What I Needed, was discovered dead Sunday afternoon in his Manhattan apartment.

Books 07 Aug 2019 | 12:13 AM

Obit: Why Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison was so important

Toni Morrison, the first African American woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature, has died following a brief illness.

Arts 02 Aug 2019 | 3:10 PM

Hal Prince, Broadway director of 'Evita' and 'West Side Story', dies at 91

Hal Prince, who racked up more than 20 Tony Awards over a legendary 50-year Broadway career, died Wednesday after a brief illness in Iceland, his publicist said. He was 91.

Movies 25 Jul 2019 | 10:42 AM

'Blade Runner' villain and Dutch actor Rutger Hauer dies at 75

Rutger Hauer, the prolific Dutch actor who played the murderous Roy Batty in 1982's 'Blade Runner', has died. He was 75.

Arts 23 Jul 2019 | 1:17 PM

Malaysian contemporary artist Ise dies aged 46

Contemporary artist Roslisham Ismail, or better known as Ise, whose artistic practice spanned social relations across generations, cultures, class and geography, died of health complications in KL on July 23.

Music 22 Jul 2019 | 8:10 AM

'Rose, Rose, I Love You' singer Yao Lee dies at age 96

'Rose, Rose, I Love You' singer Yao Lee has died at age 96. Yao, who died last Friday, made her name in Shanghai during the 1940s.

TV 10 Jul 2019 | 11:56 AM

Emmy-winning actor Rip Torn dead at 88

Award-winning television, film and theatre actor Rip Torn has died at the age of 88, according to his publicist.