Obituaries

George Michael Finally Laid To Rest In Intimate Ceremony For Family And Friends

The Huffington Post | Caroline Frost | Posted 29.03.2017 | UK Entertainment

George Michael has finally been laid to rest, more than three months after his shocking death on Christmas Day 2016. The superstar’s farewell was a ...

Leonardo DiCaprio Pays Moving Tribute To His 'What's Eating Gilbert Grape' Co-Star

The Huffington Post | Caroline Frost | Posted 29.03.2017 | UK Entertainment

Leonardo DiCaprio has paid sweet tribute to one of his very first co-stars - the actress Darlene Cates, who has died aged 69. The Oscar-winning actor...

'Titanic' Star Bill Paxton Dies From Surgery Complications Aged 61

The Huffington Post | Caroline Frost | Posted 26.02.2017 | UK Entertainment

‘Titanic’ star Bill Paxton has died aged 61. The popular US actor passed away on Saturday from complications following heart surgery, his family ...

BBC Broadcaster, Former Panorama Editor Steve Hewlett Dies Aged 58

The Huffington Post | Caroline Frost | Posted 20.02.2017 | UK Entertainment

BBC broadcaster Steve Hewlett has died aged 58, it has been announced. The former Panorama editor, ‘The Media Show’ presenter and longtime journal...

'Moonlighting' R&B Legend Al Jarreau Dies Aged 76

The Huffington Post | Caroline Frost | Posted 12.02.2017 | UK Entertainment

Veteran R&B legend Al Jarreau has died, aged 76. The singer, most celebrated in the UK for his romantic theme to TV show ‘Moonlighting’, passed a...

Prince Charles Leads Tributes To Goddaughter Tara Palmer-Tomkinson

The Huffington Post | Daniel Welsh | Posted 09.02.2017 | UK Entertainment

Prince Charles has led the tributes to his close family friend, Tara Palmer-Tomkinson, following the news of her death at the age of 45. The Prince Of...

Legendary Socialite Tara Palmer-Tomkinson Has Died Aged 45

The Huffington Post | Caroline Frost | Posted 09.02.2017 | UK Entertainment

Tara Palmer-Tomkinson has died aged 45, it has been confirmed. The former party-loving socialite has passed away in her London home, according to inv...

'Steptoe', 'Hancock' Veteran Comedy Writer Alan Simpson Has Died

The Huffington Post | Caroline Frost | Posted 08.02.2017 | UK Entertainment

Alan Simpson, one half of veteran TV comedy writers Galton and Simpson, has died aged 87, his manager has announced. The scriptwriting pair devised a...

This Woman Wrote Her Own Obituary And It's Beautifully Honest

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 04.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A 38-year-old woman who died from cancer has written a beautiful obituary that’ll seriously change your outlook on life. Before her death, Sonia To...

Hanoi Jane, Hanoi Tom: The Intertwining Of Tom Hayden and Jane Fonda

Rae Ritchie | Posted 01.11.2016 | UK Entertainment
Rae Ritchie

The radical and politician Tom Hayden died at his Santa Monica home last Sunday. As tributes poured in, the obituaries inevitably referred to his alm...

Alas Poor Yorick

Helen Keeler | Posted 01.09.2017 | UK Comedy
Helen Keeler

People almost always say nice things about dead people. You can't speak ill of the dead, people say, but they're wrong, you can, they can't hear you. It's not just obituaries, it's eulogies. I went to a funeral once and the vicar was saying such nice things that I thought I'd turned up to the wrong crematorium.

Why So Many Sad Farewells?

Robin Lustig | Posted 23.04.2017 | UK Entertainment
Robin Lustig

Can someone please ask the Grim Reaper to take a break? Go and lie down somewhere, go on holiday, anything - just stop scything away at much-loved artists who have brought joy to millions... What's going on? Is it just me, or are the deaths of some of our most popular public figures coming much faster than they used to?

Beloved Comedic Actor Warren Mitchell Dies Aged 89

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 15.11.2015 | UK Entertainment

Warren Mitchell, the veteran actor most beloved for his screen alter ego Alf Garnett, has died aged 89. His family have released a statement confi...

Colleen McCullough Obituary Proves Women Are Never Free Of Sexism

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

The internationally-acclaimed Australian author Colleen McCullough has passed away aged 77. Best known for her second novel 'The Thorn Birds', whic...

Welsh Poet Nigel Jenkins Denied Poetic Ending

Sonia Hendy-Isaac | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Sonia Hendy-Isaac

The tragedy here really lies in the bureaucracy that has surrounded this decision and the loss to Pennard to offer a fitting memorial to a man who had spent his life creating a psycho-geographic legacy, not only of this corner of Wales, but the breadth and depth of the land, and its history through his work.

Obituaries - Life After Death

Bob Chaundy | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Bob Chaundy

There have been several major deaths recently - singer Lou Reed, broadcaster John Cole and composer Sir John Tavener spring immediately to mind. As the former obituaries editor at BBC News and now a freelance obituary writer, I know from experience the pronounced feeling of self-satisfaction such deaths engender if you have prepared the obituaries in advance.

Tony Soprano Actor Dies In Italy, Aged 51

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 21.06.2013 | UK Entertainment

UPDATE - 21/6/13: Official autopsy results are expected on Friday for 'Sopranos' star James Gandolfini, who died of an apparent heart attack while on ...

Tony Scott: 10 Things To Remember

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 20.08.2012 | UK Entertainment

Hollywood is reacting to the shocking news that one of its most beloved and celebrated directors, Tony Scott, has died after plunging from a bridge in...

Christopher Hitchens - How Should He Be Remembered?

Ram Mashru | Posted 18.02.2012 | UK
Ram Mashru

It's almost tragicomic that only death brings people the recognition they deserved whilst alive. This is true for Christopher Hitchens who, though increasingly famous in his last days, will only now have his vast catalogue read by the many it should already have reached.