Peter Mayhew, Chewbacca In The 'Star Wars' Films, Dies At 74As Chewbacca, known to his friends as Chewie, the 7-foot-3 Mayhew was a fierce warrior with a soft heart, loyal sidekick to Harrison Ford's Han Solo, and co-pilot of the Millennium Falcon.
Notable Reaction To The Death Of Filmmaker John Singleton"The youngest-ever Best Director nominee and an inspiration to us all. John Singleton, you will be greatly missed."
‘Boyz N The Hood’, ‘2 Fast 2 Furious’ Filmmaker John Singleton Dead At 51 Following StrokeThe Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences mourned the loss of the "youngest-ever Best Director nominee and an inspiration to us all."
Indianapolis Ceremony To Honor Life, Legacy Of Richard LugarLugar, a foreign policy expert and longtime Republican senator from Indiana, died Sunday at age 87.
Ken Kercheval, Beleaguered Cliff On 'Dallas,' Dies At 83He was in "Dallas" for its full run, from 1978 to 1991, and returned as oilman Cliff opposite Hagman for a revival of the prime-time drama that aired from 2012-14.
Controversial Priest And Head Of Maryville Academy, Fr. John Smyth, Is DeadJust four months, ago, with Smyth already ailing, he was accused of sexual misconduct dating from the years 2002 and 2003. The archdiocese removed him from active ministry.
'Mary Tyler Moore Show' Actress Georgia Engel Dies At 70Engel was best known for her role as Georgette on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show," the character who was improbably destined to marry pompous anchorman Ted Baxter, played by Ted Knight.
Memorial Spotlights The Man Behind Nipsey Hussle Rap PersonaHussle's casket, draped in the flag of his father's native country, Eritrea in East Africa, then embarked on a 25-mile tour of the city, drawing thousands to the streets to catch a glimpse of the recently-anointed hometown hero.
Charles Van Doren, Figure In Game Show Scandals, Dies At 93Van Doren won a then-record $129,000 on the show "Twenty-One" in late 1956 and early 1957. He eventually pleaded guilty to perjury for lying to a Manhattan grand jury that investigated the scandal.
Actor Seymour Cassel, Frequent Cassavetes Collaborator, DiesHis journey in Hollywood was not without issues, mostly the result of a hard-partying lifestyle with the likes of The Beatles and The Rolling Stones that took a toll on his health, marriage and family life. He'd even spent time in jail in 1982, and went into recovery in the mid-80s.
Friends, Family And Officers Remember ISP Trooper Gerald Ellis"I actually started tearing up. I always saw him as a role model. He taught me a couple of life lessons. I think he was just an amazing officer."
Artist Who Created Paint-By-Numbers Pictures DiesRobbins came up with the idea for paint-by-numbers photos in the 1940s while working for the Palmer Paint Company in Detroit.
Guitarist, Surf Rock Pioneer Dick Dale Is Dead At 81His best-known song, 1962's "Miserlou" (sometimes spelled "Misirlou"), was an adaptation of an early-19th century Middle Eastern instrumental folk tune. In Dale's hands it became a furious rave-up that packed dance floors -- and has had a long life in pop culture.
Pritzker Prize, Irish-born Architect Kevin Roche DiesRoche also designed Chicago's Leo Burnett building that garnered the spotlight back in 2014 when Nik Wallenda makes his tightrope walk uphill at a 19-degree angle, from the Marina City west tower across the Chicago River to the top of the Leo Burnett Building.
Hall of Famer, Pioneering Manager Frank Robinson Dies At 83He advocated for more minorities throughout baseball and worked with former Commissioner Bud Selig to develop the Selig Rule, directing teams to interview at least one minority candidate before hiring a new manager.