September 16, 2019Ric Ocasek, The Cars frontman whose deadpan vocal delivery and lanky, sunglassed look defined a rock era with chart-topping hits like Just What I Needed, was discovered dead Sunday afternoon in his Manhattan apartment.
September 12, 2019Robert Frank, a trailblazing documentary photographer whose raw, piercing aesthetic placed him among the 20th century's greats, died on Sept 9, according to his gallery. He was 94 years old.
The Swiss-born photographer rose to fame with the publication of his landmark book The Americans, an unflinching look at US society that proved...
July 23, 2019Contemporary artist Roslisham Ismail, or better known as Ise, whose artistic practice spanned social relations across generations, cultures, class and geography, died of health complications in KL on July 23.
June 30, 2019There are grandfathers, and then there was our grandfather – a giant among men. He lived a long, interesting and purposeful life until the very end.
A man of action, he generously dedicated his life to the service of others and never wanted anything in return.
His decades of accomplishments serve to remind us how tremendously large...
June 4, 2019Hong Kong veteran actor Lee Siu Kei - who often played the big baddie in many movies - died on Sunday (June 2) in a hospital. He was 69.
Lee was known as one of the "top four villains of the Hong Kong film industry" together with Shing Fui On, Ho Ka Kui and Wong Kwong Leung during the 1980s and 1990s. Shing died at 54 in 2009, while...
May 31, 2019Leon Redbone, the blues and jazz artist whose growly voice, Panama hat and cultivated air of mystery made him seem like a character out of the ragtime era or the Depression-era Mississippi Delta, died Thursday. He was 69.
No details about his death were provided.
Redbone’s career got a boost in the early 1970s when Bob Dylan met...
May 3, 2019Actor Peter Mayhew, who played Chewbacca in the Star Wars films, has died. Mayhew’s family said in a statement Thursday that he died at his home in Texas on Tuesday. He was 74. No cause was given.
April 30, 2019John Singleton, who made his directorial debut with the acclaimed 'Boyz N The Hood' about young men struggling in a gang-ridden LA neighbourhood, died on Apr 29 at age 51, days after he suffered a stroke.