George Maharis, dashing star of ‘Route 66,’ dies at 94

He had a long career in TV and posed nude for Playgirl magazine in 1973.

By Associated PressMay 28, 2023

Ed Ames, pop singer and ‘Daniel Boone’ actor, dies at 95

He had several hit records with his brothers and as a solo singer. On “Daniel Boone,” he played a Native American.

By Associated PressMay 27, 2023

Robert Zimmer, champion for free speech on campuses, dies at 75

At the University of Chicago, Dr. Zimmer oversaw the "Chicago Principles" on free expression that was later adopted by dozens of institutions.

By Brian MurphyMay 26, 2023

Bill Lee, bassist and composer who scored son Spike Lee’s films, dies at 94

Before collaborating with his oldest son, Spike, he performed with jazz, folk and blues stars including Duke Ellington, Harry Belafonte and Aretha Franklin.

By Harrison SmithMay 25, 2023

Tina Turner, showstopping pop-music sensation, dies at 83

Her personal saga of struggle and revival was defiantly expressed in her 1984 hit song “What’s Love Got to Do With It.”

By Matt SchudelMay 25, 2023

Marta Wise, child survivor of Auschwitz, dies at 88

She turned 10 years old the day of her arrest and was subjected to the medical experiments of Nazi doctor Josef Mengele.

By Emily LangerMay 24, 2023

Brian Shul, fighter pilot who soared after being shot down in Vietnam, dies at 75

Doctors told Mr. Shul he’d never fly again after nearly burning to death. He later flew the world’s fastest plane in top-secret Cold War missions.

By Michael S. RosenwaldMay 24, 2023

Buddy Melges, champion sailor at helm in America’s Cup victory, dies at 93

Mr. Melges, who was part of a gold medal team at the 1972 Olympics, was a mentor for generations of competitive sailors.

By Brian MurphyMay 24, 2023

In photos: Remembering Tina Turner, unstoppable superstar whose hits included ‘What’s Love Got to Do With It’

Tina Turner, singer and stage performer who teamed with husband Ike Turner for a dynamic run of hit records and live shows in the 1960s and ‘70s and survived her horrifying marriage to triumph in middle age with the chart-topping “What’s Love Got to Do With It,” died May 24 at 83.

By Washington Post StaffMay 24, 2023

Kenneth Anger, queer filmmaker and avant-garde pioneer, dies at 96

His experimental films drew on his interests in Tinseltown glamour and occultist Aleister Crowley. He was also known for his gossip book “Hollywood Babylon.”

By Harrison SmithMay 24, 2023

Rick Hoyt, who rolled his way to marathon fame, dies at 61

From 1980 to 2014, Mr. Hoyt and his father, Dick, became celebrated fixtures of the Boston Marathon and competed in more than 1,100 other events.

By Brian MurphyMay 23, 2023

Rolf Harris, popular TV personality convicted of sex assaults, dies at 93

He enjoyed a 60-year career as a television presenter, songwriter and artist before his reputation was shattered.

By Associated PressMay 23, 2023

Actor Ray Stevenson, a Star Wars villain and a hero in ‘Thor,’ dies at 58

The actor from Northern Ireland was an evil British governor in "RRR" and Volstagg in the Thor films. He finished filming the series "Ahsoka" before his death.

By Frances VinallMay 23, 2023

Terry McDermott, Olympic gold medalist speedskater, dies at 82

In the 1964 Winter Games, he upset two-time reigning Olympic champion Yevgeny Grishin of the Soviet Union by a half-second.

By Associated PressMay 22, 2023

C. Boyden Gray, White House counsel to President G.H.W. Bush, dies at 80

The corporate lawyer was later influential in shepherding Republican judicial nominees at the highest level.

By Luz LazoMay 21, 2023

Martin Amis, British writer who cast caustic eye on society, dies at 73

Mr. Amis was part of a wave in the 1980s that redefined the British literary scene.

By Brian MurphyMay 20, 2023

Robert Marion Berry, former Arkansas representative, dies at 80

Mr. Berry also served in Clinton administration as an adviser on agriculture policy.

By Associated PressMay 20, 2023

In photos: Remembering the life of Jim Brown, Hall of Fame NFL legend, actor and social activist

Jim Brown, who was often called the greatest football player of his time but who gave up the sport at the peak of his career in the 1960s, died May 18 in Los Angeles. He was 87.

By Washington Post StaffMay 19, 2023

Jim Brown, Hall of Fame running back and actor, dies at 87

He dominated the NFL in the 1950s and ‘60s, then left football for acting and activism.

By Kent Babb and Matt SchudelMay 19, 2023

Timothy Keller, evangelical minister with national flock, dies at 72

He cultivated a national following with a theology that separated faith from party politics and centered conservative Christianity in the hubbub of modern life.

By Emily LangerMay 19, 2023