Despite our fascination with the lives of people who have been deemed societally “important” because of accomplishments, fame and riches, the nitty-gritty of how and why we know what we know about them often gets swept under the rug. Vanessa Gould’s documentary Obit, which just premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival,…
Natalie Cole, the singer whose career spanned four decades and who was the daughter of Nat King Cole, died Thursday in a Los Angeles hospital from congestive heart failure, TMZ reports. She was 65.
Donald Featherstone, a man with the perfect name for the legacy he left on this earth, has died at the age of 79. Featherstone designed the plastic lawn flamingo, one of earth’s most useless, beloved and beautiful tchotchkes.
Margaret Thatcher, Britain's first and only female Prime Minister — as well as the first leader to win three General Elections in a row — has died of a stroke at the age 0f 87.
Mike Wallace, the CBS newsman who interviewed celebrities, politicians, athletes, and just about any other public figure that somehow became newsworthy, died Saturday night in a Connecticut care facility at the age of 93. His hard-hitting sit-downs helped make 60 Minutes the most successful prime-time news show ever.…
Elizabeth Taylor has died at age 79. Throughout her extraordinary life — from child stardom and being celebrated as the most beautiful woman in the world to collecting Oscars, enormous jewels, and seven husbands in eight marriages — she rarely apologized, and kept on surviving.
This week, a concerned citizen wrote in to Obit's resident sage, Judy, with a question of doctrinal import. Judy took care of rational advice, so we thought we'd ask a bunch of dead people!