Kramer, who wrote “The Normal Heart” and founded the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power, or ACT UP, lost his lover to acquired immune deficiency syndrome in 1984 and was himself infected with the virus. Little Richard, one of the chief architects of rock ‘n’ roll whose piercing wail, pounding piano and towering pompadour irrevocably altered popular music while introducing black R&B to white America, died May 9 after battling bone cancer. The man nicknamed the Running Redbird and the Base Burglar arrived in St. Louis in June 1964, swapped from the Cubs for pitcher Ernie Broglio in what became one of baseball’s most lopsided trades. He won an endurance race, competed in dragsters and became an iron man in IndyCar and NASCAR. French-American filmmaker and actress Tonie Marshall, the only female director to ever win a Cesar award — France's equivalent of the Oscars — died Thursday, March 12. She was 71. Linda Tripp, whose secretly recorded conversations with White House intern Monica Lewinsky led to the 1998 impeachment of President Bill Clinton, died April 8 at age 70. The Statler Brothers frequently sang backup for country icon Johnny Cash. Compassion!" Edd Byrnes, who played cool kid Kookie on the hit TV show “77 Sunset Strip,” scored a gold record with a song about his character’s hair-combing obsession and later appeared in the movie “Grease” as TV host Vince Fontaine, died Wednesday, Jan. 8. Those We’ve Lost Dec 13, 2020 0 Hundreds of families in our community have lost loved ones to COVID-19, which has had a merciless toll across our nation and around the world. Newer Post Older Post Home. Kobe Bryant. The band confirmed on Twitter that Peart had "lost his incredibly brave three and a half year battle with brain cancer." The Men and women we’ve lost during this COVID-19 season. Daniels performed at White House, at the Super Bowl, throughout Europe and often for troops in the Middle East. In a varied career, Connery played James Bond seven times, starting with “Dr. Gil Schwartz, the longtime CBS communications executive who wrote humorous novels and columns under the pen name Stanley Bing, died May 2. Facebook. Bush and was a Republican voice against the 2003 invasion of Iraq, died Aug. 6. 8 in its list of the 100 greatest guitarists. Charlie Daniels, who went from being an in-demand session musician to a staple of Southern rock with his hit “Devil Went Down to Georgia,” died July 6 at age 83. Marvel boss Kevin Feige says the late Chadwick Boseman's "Black Panther" performance was too "iconic" to be recast for the upcoming sequel. “Passages: Predictable Crises of Adult Life” was published in 1976 and immediately caught on with a generation torn by the cultural revolution of the time, sorting through mid-life struggles, marital problems, changing gender roles and questions about identity. He was 86. He's pictured here with actor Ross Martin. Gale Sayers, the dazzling and elusive running back who entered the Pro Football Hall of Fame despite the briefest of careers and whose fame extended far beyond the field for decades thanks to a friendship with a dying Chicago Bears teammate, died Sept. 23. James Lipton, an actor-turned-drama-school-dean who got hundreds of Hollywood luminaries to open up about their life and art and became an unlikely celebrity himself as the longtime host of “Inside the Actors Studio,” died Monday, March 2. He was 89. Get caught up. She was 86. A former head of aluminum giant Alcoa, O’Neill served as Treasury secretary from 2001 to late 2002. Mitchell split his career with the Cleveland Browns and Redskins and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1983. Forbes estimated her net worth several years ago at nearly $17 billion. Some of their biggest hits included 1965's “Flowers on the Wall” and 1970′s “Bed of Rose’s.” Harold Reid was a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Gospel Music Hall of Fame. He was 90. Ben Cross, an actor who starred in the Academy Award-winning film “Chariots of Fire” and “Star Trek,” died Aug. 18. . with Regis and Kathie Lee” from 1985-2000 — or Kelly Ripa — on “Live! He had his greatest success after getting traded to the Packers. He was 67. Those We’ve Lost in 2020: Part One. The team — with John Stockton and Karl Malone leading the way in many of those seasons — finished below .500 in only one of those years. The petite and energetic Winsor was a featured dancer in music videos including Michael Jackson’s “Smooth Criminal” and films such as “Roadhouse” and “Moonwalker.” She released multiple fitness DVDs and ran several Pilates studios in the Los Angeles area catering to the biggest stars. Martin Luther King Jr. and later led the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, died July 17 at age 95. The mustached Brimley was a familiar face for a number of roles, often playing characters like his grizzled baseball manager in “The Natural” opposite Robert Redford's bad-luck phenomenon. Kelly Preston, who played dramatic and comic foil to actors ranging from Tom Cruise in “Jerry Maguire” to Arnold Schwarzenegger in “Twins,” died after a battle with breast cancer July 12, husband John Travolta said. Massachusetts marked a painful milestone this week when we reached 10,000 lives lost to the coronavirus. He was 77. 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