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  1. rip
    Anthony Bourdain Has DiedThe reported cause was suicide.
  2. obituary
    Tom Wolfe on Marie Cosindas, an Artist Who Created Something Completely NewA photographer who worked as no one else did.
  3. r.i.p.
    Beloved Actor Om Puri Dead at 66Puri acted across Bollywood, British, and Hollywood films.
  4. obit
    Edward Albee Saw Life As a Cosmic JokeThe playwright literally couldn’t imagine being closeted, in any way.
  5. rest in peace
    Ron Lester, Star of Varsity Blues, Dead at 45He also starred in Not Another Teen Movie and Good Burger.
  6. r.i.p.
    Billy Paul, Soul Singer Known for ‘Me and Mrs. Jones,’ Dead at 81His manager told the media that he was hospitalized last week at Temple University Hospital.
  7. obit
    Remembering Phife Dawg, Who Mattered to EveryoneIt’s something about the death of a lyricist that hurts a different way.
  8. take it easy
    Why Glenn Frey Was the True Leader of the EaglesBob Seger says so of the recently departed Eagle, and you know, we’ve gotta agree.
  9. remembering bowie
    Grieving David Bowie, a True Rock Star in Life and in DeathOur music critic mourns the loss of David Bowie, a rock star so committed to his post that he soundtracked his own death.
  10. Remembering Elizabeth Swados, the Original Theater BadassHer stubborn, wild, ephemeral spirit touched so many of us.
  11. obit
    Jerry Saltz on the End of Artnet.com’s Magazine“In 1998, Artnet was the site that convinced me that if my writing didn’t exist online, it didn’t exist at all.”
  12. obit
    Jerry Saltz: Why I Liked (and Even Respected) LeRoy NeimanThe art world ignored him. But he did what artists do: made something all his own.
  13. obit
    The Last Days of Disco: Abebe Remembers Donna Summer and Robin GibbDigging through the discographies of these two artists feels like a good corrective to the way disco’s been memorialized.
  14. vulture remembers
    The Music and Legacy of Donna SummerA spin through the Queen of Disco’s oh-so-danceable discography.
  15. obit
    Artist Lucian Freud Dead at 88He died last night.
  16. art
    Jerry Saltz on John McCracken, 1934–2011The minimalist sculptor was “a great space cowboy.”
  17. obit
    Nate Dogg Dies at 41Cause of death was unspecified.
  18. radio vulture
    Remembering Trish Keenan, the Extraordinary Singer for BroadcastSome of us will miss her a great deal, and be glad for what music we have.
  19. obit
    The Dazzler: Sigmar Polke, 1941–2010A daring visionary lord of the alchemical phantasmagoria of painting died this morning at 69.
  20. obit
    Remembering Louis Auchincloss, Conscience of the EliteThe author’s lament was less for a vanished class than for a bygone sense of shame.
  21. obit
    Remembering Thomas Hoving, Visionary (and Wonderfully Vulgar) Met DirectorHoving was a madman, and of a specific type: the utterly fearless, patrician vulgarian.
  22. obit
    John Hughes Dead at 59TMZ is reporting that John Hughes died of a heart attack this morning in New York.
  23. obit
    Merce Cunningham Dead at 90He died in his home last night of natural causes.
  24. obit
    E. Lynn Harris Dead at 54The author whose protagonists were most often gay black men indulging their sexuality in secret died last night, according to his publicist.
  25. obit
    Frank McCourt Dead at 78Frank McCourt, the Pulitzer-winning author of Angela’s Ashes, died this afternoon in a New York hospice facility.
  26. obit
    Artist Dash Snow Dead From Drug OverdoseMultiple sources tell Gawker that hard-living, cop-dodging artist, photographer, and graffiti writer Dash Snow has died from a heroin overdose at 27.
  27. obit
    Bea Arthur Dies at 86Arthur passed away on Saturday after a battle with cancer.
  28. obit
    Anderson: John Updike, EssayistHe was one of the greatest belletrists of all time — a master of the short, casual, elegant, whimsical, roving piece about absolutely anything.
  29. obit
    John Updike Dead at 76According to a statement from his publisher, John Updike died of lung cancer this morning.
  30. obit
    Frogurt, We Hardly Knew YaAaron Burr! Aaron Burr!
  31. obit
    Saltz: Andrew Wyeth, a Particular Kind of AmericanWyeth was as intellectually independent as he was stylistically conservative.
  32. obit
    Andrew Wyeth, R.I.P.He passed away this morning at the age of 91.
  33. obit
    The Last Laugh of the LaughterJoan Rivers will perform on the Cutting Room’s final evening.
  34. obit
    Edelstein Remembers LeonardOver at his blog, the Projectionist, David Edelstein has posted an appreciation.
  35. obit
    ‘New York’ Magazine TV Critic, John Leonard, Dies’New York’ magazine’s longtime TV critic, John Leonard, passed away last night at age 69.
  36. obit
    Michael Crichton Dies at 66Crichton unexpectedly died in Los Angeles yesterday after a ‘courageous and private battle against cancer,’ according to a family spokesperson.
  37. obit
    Paul Newman Dead at 83The actor’s modesty — and charity — were legendary.
  38. obit
    Sam Anderson Remembers David Foster WallaceLots of public figures organize their work around the demons that eventually take them down, but few of them ever do so with the apparent wisdom and self-awareness Wallace did.
  39. obit
    David Foster Wallace Dies at 46The ‘Infinite Jest’ author took his own life over the weekend.
  40. obit
    ‘Peanuts’ Animator Bill Melendez Dies at 91The man who brought life to ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ worked for nearly seven decades as a professional animator.
  41. obit
    Voice Actor Don LaFontaine Dies at 68The man responsible for narrating 5,000 movie trailers died yesterday from complications related to a collapsed lung.
  42. obit
    Russian Novelist Aleksander Solzhenitsyn Dies at 89The writer opened Western eyes to Communist oppression — and, in turn, got his own character on ‘Seinfeld.’ A life well lived, indeed.
  43. obit
    Estelle Getty Dies at 84, But Sophia Is ImmortalThere’s just something about ‘Golden Girls’ — and Getty in particular — that gets a girl all worked up.
  44. obit
    Unsung Science Fiction Master Thomas Disch Dies at 68The author committed suicide in his Union Square West apartment.
  45. obit
    George Carlin Dies at 71What was the real story of Carlin’s infamous 1972 arrest in Milwaukee?
  46. obit
    Bo Diddley Dies at 79Rock-and-roll pioneer Bo Diddley died this morning of heart failure at his home in Archer, Florida.
  47. obit
    Sydney Pollack Dies at 73Remembering a director, sometime actor, and prolific producer with excellent taste.
  48. obit
    Irish Memoirist Nuala O’Faolain Remembered“My life burned inside me. Even such as it was, it was the only record of me, and it was my only creation.”
  49. obit
    Robert Rauschenberg Dies at 82Vulture remembers Rauschenberg with the story of his epochal meeting with Willem de Kooning in 1953.
  50. obit
    Anthony Minghella Dies at 54A filmmaker who always had something to say passes away.
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