Verne Troyer, Mini-Me in Austin Powers Movies, Dies at 49

Verne Troyer, Mini-Me in Austin Powers Movies, Dies at 49

He was hospitalized this month after the police and emergency medical providers responded to a name at his Hollywood dwelling, USA Today reported. Verne J. Troyer was born on Jan. 1, 1969. Information about survivors was not instantly obtainable. One of Mr. Troyer’s first movie roles got here as a stunt double for a child […]

Richard Oldenburg, Who Led MoMA’s Expansion and Drew Crowds, Dies at 84

Richard Oldenburg, Who Led MoMA’s Expansion and Drew Crowds, Dies at 84

Most essential, he shepherded a $55 million growth that included the sale of MoMA’s air rights to a developer, which constructed a condominium tower immediately over a brand new museum west wing. The museum’s exhibition area doubled, relieving it of a longstanding area crunch. By one estimate, its earlier exhibition area may have match into […]

Avicii, Electronic Dance Music Producer and D.J., Is Dead at 28

Avicii, Electronic Dance Music Producer and D.J., Is Dead at 28

His most up-to-date launch was the 2017 EP “Avīci (01),” a six-track assortment that was meant to be the primary in a sequence of three EPs. The songs on “True” regularly blended folks devices with dance beats. “Wake Me Up,” a track that lingered on the Hot 100 for greater than a yr, featured soulful […]

Carolyn Jacobson, Champion of Women’s Union Rights, Dies at 67

Carolyn Jacobson, Champion of Women’s Union Rights, Dies at 67

Ms. Jacobson’s dedication ran deep. As a university senior, her analysis paper was titled “Women and Work.” “Little did we know at that time,” Robert Malofsky, particular counsel to the Amalgamated Transit Union and a former classmate, mentioned in his eulogy, “that she had just launched what would become her lifelong work and passion: to […]

Lee Holley, Cartoonist of Teenage Life in ‘Ponytail,’ Dies at 85

Lee Holley, Cartoonist of Teenage Life in ‘Ponytail,’ Dies at 85

Newspapers favored “Ponytail” as a result of the strip attracted youthful readers, Greg Beda, who’s writing a biography of Mr. Holley, mentioned in a cellphone interview. “I think ‘Ponytail’ was the best panel to get teenagers to read the newspaper versus other comics,” he mentioned. Gordon Leroy Holley was born on April 20, 1932, in […]

Rob Matthews, 56, Blind Paralympian Who Won 8 Gold Medals, Dies

Rob Matthews, 56, Blind Paralympian Who Won eight Gold Medals, Dies

Four years later, when the 1988 Paralympics had been held in Seoul, South Korea, he repeated the feat. He now had six Paralympic gold medals. Between these Games, Matthews set a report for a blind runner within the 800 meters. He had dreamed of shattering the 2-minute mark for the primary time — a lot […]

Jean McFaddin, Who Made the Macy’s Parade What It Is, Dies at 75

Jean McFaddin, Who Made the Macy’s Parade What It Is, Dies at 75

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, which dates to 1924 and is usually referred to as “the longest-running show on Broadway,” grew to become a celebrated nationwide occasion beneath Ms. McFaddin, telecast by NBC to 60 million viewers and attracting vacationers from throughout the nation and world wide. The stars had been a altering solid of helium-filled […]

Bruno Sammartino, Pro Wrestling’s Champ for a Decade, Dies at 82

Bruno Sammartino, Pro Wrestling’s Champ for a Decade, Dies at 82

Bruno Sammartino, an Italian immigrant who was heavyweight champion of the World Wide Wrestling Federation for a document 11 years within the 1960s and ′70s, lengthy earlier than the federation admitted that its matches have been scripted and largely choreographed leisure reveals, died on Wednesday at 82. His loss of life was introduced on the […]

Barbara Bush, Wife of 41st President and Mother of 43rd, Dies at 92

Barbara Bush, Wife of 41st President and Mother of 43rd, Dies at 92

As the spouse of the 41st president and the mom of the 43rd, George W. Bush, Mrs. Bush was solely the second lady in American historical past to see a son of hers comply with his father to the White House. (Abigail Adams, spouse of John Adams and mom of John Quincy Adams, was the […]