Oscar-Winning 'Butch Cassidy' Screenwriter William Goldman Dies At 87Oscar-winning screenwriter William Goldman has died due to complications from colon cancer and pneumonia. He was born in Chicago and grew up in Highland Park. He was 87.
Retired Veteran CBS 2 Reporter Mike Parker Dies At Age 75We’ll miss his signature baritone voice, his wicked sense of humor, and his compelling storytelling, but most of all we’re going to miss Mike Parker.
Elizabeth Brackett, Award-Winning Journalist And Triathlete Dead At 76; 'She Was Extraordinary'Described by her colleagues as tenacious and driven, veteran Chicago journalist Elizabeth Brackett died Sunday night, four days after a bicycle accident on the Lakefront.
'World Is A Better Place Without Her': Woman's Obituary Stuns ReadersA mother's obituary in a Minnesota newspaper took an ugly turn when the writer chose to air the woman's dirty laundry after her death.
John Mahoney, Star Of 'Frasier,' DiesJohn Mahoney, a longtime ensemble member of Steppenwolf Theatre and perhaps best known for his role on the sitcom "Frasier," has died, an official with the Chicago-based theater confirmed.
Dennis Edwards, Temptations Lead Singer, Dead At 74Edwards, a native of Detroit, died in Chicago, according to his family. He would have turned 75 on Saturday.
Northwest Indiana Man's Death Celebrated In Length, Yet Whimsical ObituaryIt’s clear by one northwest Indiana man’s obituary this week that his life was full of good humor, irreverence and love.
Cleveland Fan's Obituary Partly Blames Winless BrownsPaul Stark, 80, died Wednesday at a hospice facility after a brief illness "exacerbated by the hopeless condition of the Cleveland Browns," his obit teased.
Rose Marie, 'Dick Van Dyke Show' Co-Star, Dies At 94Spokesman Harlan Boll said Marie died Thursday in her Los Angeles-area home.
Fire Department Historian Passes Away At 84Retired Senior Fire Alarm Operator Kenneth Little helped produce four volumes of the history of Chicago firehouses. WBBM's Steve Miller reports.
'Lake Shore Drive' Song Writer Skip Haynes DeadSkip Haynes' business partner, Dana Walden, said there’s talk of spreading Haynes’ ashes on Lake Shore Drive.
Rock Star Tom Petty Dead At 66Petty, best known as the frontman for Tom Petty and the Hearbreakers, suffered cardiac arrest at his California home late Sunday night.
Hugh Hefner, Playboy Founder, Dead At 91The Chicago-born Hefner was credited -- or blamed -- with pushing the boundaries of adult entertainment with the magazine's launch in 1953.
Sam Shepard, Pulitzer-Winning Playwright, Is Dead At 73Sam Shepard, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, Oscar-nominated actor and celebrated author whose plays chronicled the explosive fault lines of family and masculinity in the American West, has died. He was 73.
Actor John Heard, Of 'Home Alone' Movies, Dies At 72Actor John Heard, whose many roles included the father in the "Home Alone" series and a corrupt detective in "The Sopranos," has died.