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In Memoriam

  1. in memoriam
    Read Oprah Winfrey’s Powerful Eulogy for Toni Morrison“The first time I came face to face with Toni Morrison was in Maya Angelou’s backyard… Every time I looked at her, I couldn’t even speak.”
  2. in memoriam
    A Wake for Daniel JohnstonLouis Black, Ira Kaplan, Kathy McCarty, Jeff Feuerzeig and more share their fondest memories of the late Texas indie icon.
  3. remembrances
    David Berman Struggled to Feel the Joy He Brought UsThe singer-songwriter passed away yesterday. He leaves a legacy of spiritual longing and fighting the darkness.
  4. in memoriam
    Toni Morrison’s Joyful, Unfinished WorkMorrison’s great project — expanding American literature and consciousness — continues after her death.
  5. remembrances
    Colin Hanks Is Pretty Sure He Has the Best Story About Luke Perry“Out of no where, a man comes from first class.”
  6. grammys 2019
    XXXTentacion Was Reportedly Rejected for Grammys In MemoriamDue to the allegations of his domestic violence.
  7. in memoriam
    How Mary Oliver’s Biographer Finally Met the Legendary PoetOliver, who died yesterday, connected with people “on the page,” and Lindsay Whalen was no exception.
  8. in memoriam
    The Hallmark Holiday Gazebo Is Dead, Long Live the Hallmark Holiday GazeboAnd so ends the reign of romantic Christmas proposals with the help of pavilion architecture.
  9. obits
    All the Festivals We Lost This Year, in MemoriamPour one out for Sasquatch!, Warped Tour, TanaCon, and more.
  10. Stan Lee Remembers Marvel’s Steve Ditko: ‘His Talent Was Indescribable’“Steve was certainly one of the most important creators in the comic book business.”
  11. in memoriam
    Josh Homme Shares a Letter Anthony Bourdain Wrote His DaughterThe QOTSA frontman’s daughter thought Bourdain had smashed her father’s guitar on No Reservations just to be mean.
  12. vulture lists
    Here’s a Collection of Excellent Anthony Bourdain Stories for You to ReadFood and travel weren’t even the half of it.
  13. The Americans: In MemoriamPhilip and Elizabeth Jennings killed an awful lot of people.
  14. goodbye 2017
    Daily Show Says Good-bye to the Trump Administration Officials We Leave in 2017The Mooch belongs to the ages now.
  15. Revisiting Carrie Fisher’s Best Interview MomentsFisher, a notable absence on the Star Wars: The Last Jedi press tour, always knew exactly what to say.
  16. in memoriam
    In Praise of Tom Petty’s Weird-As-Hell Acting CareerFrom The Postman to King of the Hill, Petty seemed to take whichever role tickled his fancy at the time.
  17. in memoriam
    John Legend Sent a Message to the Parents of Manchester Bombing Victim on GMBThe 15-year-old John Legend fan performed his song “All of Me” at a talent show.
  18. in memoriam
    Watch Dave Chappelle and John Mayer’s Charlie Murphy TributeJohn Mayer performed “You’re Gonna Live Forever in Me.”
  19. r.i.p.
    Notorious B.I.G. Honored by the Brooklyn Nets 20 Years After His DeathPuff Daddy, Faith Evans, and others remembered the rapper, who died 20 years ago.
  20. oscars 2017
    Sara Bareilles to Perform the Oscars’ In Memoriam Segment This SundayGrab your tissues, friends.
  21. in memoriam
    Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds to Have Joint FuneralThe mother-daughter pair died within one day of each other.
  22. in memoriam
    Relive Debbie Reynolds’s Best Musical MomentsThe Hollywood icon died Wednesday at the age of 84.
  23. in memoriam
    George Michael’s ‘Freedom ’90’ Is an All-Time Power SongIt’s one of those things that can get you out of bed, shake you out of a depression, take you from good to great, from inspired to exalted.
  24. year in culture 2016
    Generation X Lost Too Many Touchstones in 2016We said good-bye to a lot of greats this year, period. But Gen-Xers in particular bid farewell to countless greats who defined their childhoods.
  25. in memoriam
    George Michael Was the Gay Icon We Didn’t Know We NeededAt a time when the mainstream associated gay sex with the AIDS crisis, Michael was finally a pop icon who exalted its joys.
  26. in memoriam
    Alex Trebek Honors Cindy Stowell on Jeopardy!She had a six-day winning streak.
  27. party chat
    Atlanta’s Brian Tyree Henry Wears His Mother’s Necklaces in Her Memory*Sniff.*
  28. in memoriam
    Leonard Cohen’s Son Wrote a Loving Letter Eulogizing His Dad“There’s so much I wish I could thank him for.”
  29. Christina Grimmie Was This Year’s Emmys ‘In Memoriam’ SnubPrince, David Bowie, and Anton Yelchin were included.
  30. anton yelchin
    Anton Yelchin’s Parents Thank SupportersIt’s a beautiful statement.
  31. in memoriam
    Celebrities React to the Death of Elie WieselWiesel’s many admirers are now mourning his death.
  32. in memoriam
    Adele Cries While Dedicating Concert to Orlando “They’re like my soulmates since I was really young.”
  33. in memoriam
    Patton Oswalt Eulogizes His Wife, Michelle McNamara: ‘She’s Left a Blast Crater’She died almost two weeks ago in her sleep.
  34. in memoriam
    Jada Pinkett Smith on Afeni Shakur: She Was a Giant in Her Own RightThe actress was close friends with Tupac.
  35. On the Dance Floor of Questlove’s Prince-Inspired DJ SetFinding Nemo played on the screens.
  36. vulture asks
    What’s Your Favorite Prince Song?An impossible choice, we know.
  37. in memoriam
    Aretha Franklin Mourns Prince and Wonders If He May Have Died of the Zika Virus“Truly there was only one Prince.”
  38. in memoriam
    Barack and Michelle Obama Mourn Prince, ‘Creative Icon’“Few artists have influenced the sound and trajectory of popular music more distinctly, or touched quite so many people with their talent.”
  39. Celebrities React on Social Media to the Death of PrinceShonda Rhimes, Justin Timberlake, Carole King, and more pay their respects.
  40. in memoriam
    Celebrities React to the Death of Merle HaggardHaggard passed away on his 79th birthday.
  41. in memoriam
    Zaha Hadid, Visionary Architect, Dead at 65An appreciation of a brilliant and divisive talent.
  42. in memoriam
    Nealon Recalls Shandling’s Friendship“It’s like he was a lifeguard.”
  43. in memoriam
    Celebrities React to the Death of Garry ShandlingShandling died Thursday at the age of 66.
  44. in memoriam
    Lin-Manuel Miranda Salutes Phife Dawg“Phife was so unapologetically himself.”
  45. in tribute
    Madonna Pays Tribute to Hot Tramp David Bowie With Her Cover of ‘Rebel Rebel’“If you haven’t heard about David Bowie, look him up, motherfuckers.”
  46. remembering bowie
    The Tao of Starman: David Bowie in His Own Words, Throughout the Golden YearsDavid Bowie said some crazy things, yes, but he was also quite wise.
  47. remembering bowie
    Celebrities React to the Death of David BowieFrom Billy Idol and Gene Simmons to Kanye and Madonna.
  48. in memoriam
    Slash Paid Tribute to Lemmy and Scott Weiland by Shredding All Over Their SongsWith covers of “Sucker Train Blues” and “Ace of Spades.”
  49. in memoriam
    Ozzy Remembers His Hero, Lemmy, in Moving Piece“I’ll miss him so much. We all will. There’s a big hole in the music industry as far as I’m concerned.”
  50. in memoriam
    Aziz Ansari Remembers Harris Wittels Through His Digital Footprint“The person just died, now I have to ‘delete’ him?”
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