Celebrity Obituaries

Review this week's trending celebrity news stories

  • Kofi Annan Apr 8, 1938 - Aug 18, 2018

    Kofi Annan (1938 – 2018), was a diplomat from Ghana and became the first black African Secretary-General of the United Nations. He served two terms from 1997 – 2006. He was awarded the 2001 Nobel Peace Prize for his humanitarian work.

  • Aretha Franklin Mar 25, 1942 - Aug 16, 2018

    Aretha Franklin, affectionately known as the "Queen of Soul," died at her home in Detroit on Thursday, August 16, 2018 after a battle with pancreatic cancer, according to multiple news sources.

  • Stan Mikita May 20, 1940 - Aug 7, 2018

    Stan Mikita (1940 – 2018) was an NHL Hall of Fame center who played his entire career with the Chicago Blackhawks. He was one of the greatest players in NHL history, accumulating 1,467 points in 22 seasons.

  • Charlotte Rae Apr 22, 1926 - Aug 5, 2018

    Actress Charlotte Rae, known best for her roles on the sitcoms "Diff'rent Strokes" and "The Facts of Life," died Sunday August 5, 2018, at the age of 92. Her publicist, Harlan Boll, reported her passing. No cause of death was given.

  • Nikolai Volkoff Oct 14, 1947 - Jul 29, 2018

    Josip Peruzovic (1947 – 2018) was born in Croatia and became famous as Nikolai Volkoff, the villainous Soviet wrestler. He and The Iron Sheik were WWE Tag Team Champions and had memorable bouts against superstars Sgt. Slaughter, Hulk Hogan, and Bruno Sammartino. He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2005.

  • Alene Duerk Jul 21, 2018

    Alene Duerk (1920 – 2018), was the first female rear admiral in the Navy. Beginning her career in the Navy Nurse Corps during World War II, she rose to the rank of rear admiral in 1972. As director of the Navy Nurse Corps, she expanded their areas of nursing into pediatrics, obstetrics, and gynecology.

  • Aiko Herzig-Yoshinaga Aug 5, 1925 - Jul 18, 2018

    Aiko Herzig-Yoshinaga (1925 – 2018), activist and researcher who uncovered U.S. government documents that proved the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II was racially motivated, has died according to multiple news sources. She was 93.