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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
    Artist Lucian Freud Dead at 88He died last night.
  13. art
    Jerry Saltz on John McCracken, 1934–2011The minimalist sculptor was “a great space cowboy.”
  14. 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.
  15. obit
    The Dazzler: Sigmar Polke, 1941–2010A daring visionary lord of the alchemical phantasmagoria of painting died this morning at 69.
  16. obit
    Remembering Louis Auchincloss, Conscience of the EliteThe author’s lament was less for a vanished class than for a bygone sense of shame.
  17. obit
    The Last Laugh of the LaughterJoan Rivers will perform on the Cutting Room’s final evening.
  18. obit
    Edelstein Remembers LeonardOver at his blog, the Projectionist, David Edelstein has posted an appreciation.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. obit
    Paul Newman Dead at 83The actor’s modesty — and charity — were legendary.
  22. 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.
  23. obit
    David Foster Wallace Dies at 46The ‘Infinite Jest’ author took his own life over the weekend.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. obit
    Unsung Science Fiction Master Thomas Disch Dies at 68The author committed suicide in his Union Square West apartment.
  29. obit
    George Carlin Dies at 71What was the real story of Carlin’s infamous 1972 arrest in Milwaukee?
  30. obit
    Bo Diddley Dies at 79Rock-and-roll pioneer Bo Diddley died this morning of heart failure at his home in Archer, Florida.
  31. obit
    Sydney Pollack Dies at 73Remembering a director, sometime actor, and prolific producer with excellent taste.
  32. 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.”
  33. obit
    Robert Rauschenberg Dies at 82Vulture remembers Rauschenberg with the story of his epochal meeting with Willem de Kooning in 1953.
  34. obit
    Anthony Minghella Dies at 54A filmmaker who always had something to say passes away.
  35. obit
    Gary Gygax Dies, and a Million Wizards and Orcs WeepThe founder of Dungeons and Dragons was 69.
  36. obit
    New York TV Producer Robert Cunniff Was a Hell of a GuyIn an era in which Ben Silverman is given a major television award, it’s remarkable to see what a real New York cultural life in television looked like.
  37. obit
    Heath Ledger: An AppreciationThe role that truly defined Heath Ledger’s career wasn’t in Brokeback Mountain.
  38. obit
    Norman Mailer Dies at 84Norman Mailer died Saturday morning at Mount Sinai hospital of acute renal failure following several weeks of respiratory problems.
  39. obit
    Robert Goulet Dies at 73A video tribute to the baritone crooner.
  40. obit
    Marcel Marceau, 1923–2007: A Vulture Tribute
  41. obit
    Madeleine L’Engle Dies at 88Philip Pullman is not the first children’s author to mix quantum mechanics with witches.
  42. obit
    Luciano Pavarotti Dies at 71Pavarotti never made it look easy.
  43. obit
    Accomplished Poet Phil Rizzuto Dies at 89The Yankees shortstop was also the creator of fine found poetry, thanks to a 1993 book.
  44. obit
    Michelangelo Antonioni: Poet, Architect, Demolitions ExpertHow sadly fitting is it that Michelangelo Antonioni and Ingmar Bergman both died on the day we received an automated e-mail from Variety.com with the headline “Billion Dollar Director: Brett Ratner”?
  45. obit
    Edelstein on Bergman: The Master of the Dream PlayDavid Edelstein’s obituary for Swedish film director Ingmar Bergman.
  46. obit
    Beverly Sills Dies at 78The former Belle Silverman was an impossibly charming public figure who (one got the sense) could shout down an obnoxious cabbie if need be, then go straight to the stage and start trilling.
  47. obit
    ‘Yi Yi’ Director Edward Yang Dies at 59Taiwanese director Edward Yang, whose 2000 film Yi Yi won the Best Director award at Cannes and Best Film from the National Society of Film Critics, died Friday in Beverly Hills of colon cancer. He was 59.
  48. obit
    Author Lloyd Alexander Dies at 83
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