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From Lou Reed’s obituary in Rolling Stone Magazine by Jon Dolan • 1942-2013
20/09/2020

From Lou Reed’s obituary in Rolling Stone Magazine by Jon Dolan • 1942-2013

From Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s obituary in TIME magazine by Margaret Carlson • 1933-2020
19/09/2020

From Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s obituary in TIME magazine by Margaret Carlson • 1933-2020

From a quote by Brian Helgeland in The New York Times obituary for Chadwick Boseman • 1976-2020
29/08/2020

From a quote by Brian Helgeland in The New York Times obituary for Chadwick Boseman • 1976-2020

From Anaïs Nin’s obituary in The Washington Post by Martin Weil • 1903-1977
29/08/2020

From Anaïs Nin’s obituary in The Washington Post by Martin Weil • 1903-1977

From Irrfan Khan’s obituary in The Washington Post • 1967-2020
22/08/2020

From Irrfan Khan’s obituary in The Washington Post • 1967-2020

From Zsa Zsa Gabor’s obituary in The Guardian by Ronald Bergan • 1917-2016
20/08/2020

From Zsa Zsa Gabor’s obituary in The Guardian by Ronald Bergan • 1917-2016

From Merle Haggard’s obituary in The Atlantic by David A. Graham • 1937-2016
19/08/2020

From Merle Haggard’s obituary in The Atlantic by David A. Graham • 1937-2016

From Althea Gibson’s obituary in the New York Times • 1927-2003
18/08/2020

From Althea Gibson’s obituary in the New York Times • 1927-2003

From Elie Wiesel’s obituary by NPR’s Carrie Kahn • 1928-2016
16/08/2020

From Elie Wiesel’s obituary by NPR’s Carrie Kahn • 1928-2016

From Anne Sexton’s obituary in The New York Times • 1928-1974
15/08/2020

From Anne Sexton’s obituary in The New York Times • 1928-1974

From Steve Jobs’ obituary in The New York Times by John Markoff • 1955-2011
13/08/2020

From Steve Jobs’ obituary in The New York Times by John Markoff • 1955-2011

From Coretta Scott King’s obituary by NPR’s Kathy Lohr • 1927-2006
12/08/2020

From Coretta Scott King’s obituary by NPR’s Kathy Lohr • 1927-2006

From John Glenn’s obituary in The New York Times by John Noble Wilford • 1921-2016
11/08/2020

From John Glenn’s obituary in The New York Times by John Noble Wilford • 1921-2016

From Professor Dorothy Hodgkin’s obituary in The Independent by Max Perutz • 1910-1994
10/08/2020

From Professor Dorothy Hodgkin’s obituary in The Independent by Max Perutz • 1910-1994

From Karl Lagerfeld’s obituary in The New York Times by Vanessa Friedman • 1933-2019
09/08/2020

From Karl Lagerfeld’s obituary in The New York Times by Vanessa Friedman • 1933-2019

From Allee Willis’ obituary in The Washington Post by Matt Schudel • 1947-2019
08/08/2020

From Allee Willis’ obituary in The Washington Post by Matt Schudel • 1947-2019

From Kumar Pallana’s obituary in the Los Angeles Times by David Colker • 1918-2013
07/08/2020

From Kumar Pallana’s obituary in the Los Angeles Times by David Colker • 1918-2013

From Annette Funicello’s obituary in the Los Angeles Times by Dennis McLellan and Elaine Woo • 1942-2013
06/08/2020

From Annette Funicello’s obituary in the Los Angeles Times by Dennis McLellan and Elaine Woo • 1942-2013

From Stan Lee’s obituary in The New York Times by Jonathan Kandell and Andy Webster • 1922-2018
05/08/2020

From Stan Lee’s obituary in The New York Times by Jonathan Kandell and Andy Webster • 1922-2018

From anthropologist Mary Douglas’ obituary in The Guardian by Richard Fardon • 1921-2007
04/08/2020

From anthropologist Mary Douglas’ obituary in The Guardian by Richard Fardon • 1921-2007

From Fats Domino’s obituary in The Guardian by Michael Gray • 1928-2017
03/08/2020

From Fats Domino’s obituary in The Guardian by Michael Gray • 1928-2017

From Lauren Bacall’s obituary in The Guardian by Veronica Horwell • 1924-2014
02/08/2020

From Lauren Bacall’s obituary in The Guardian by Veronica Horwell • 1924-2014

From Jonathan Demme’s obituary in The New York Times by Bruce Weber • 1944-2017
01/08/2020

From Jonathan Demme’s obituary in The New York Times by Bruce Weber • 1944-2017

From Pat Summitt’s obituary in The New York Times by Jeré Longman • 1952-2016
01/08/2020

From Pat Summitt’s obituary in The New York Times by Jeré Longman • 1952-2016

From Jim Morrison’s obituary in The New York Times • 1943-1971
30/07/2020

From Jim Morrison’s obituary in The New York Times • 1943-1971

From a tribute to Gwen Ifill after her death by PBS • 1955-2016
29/07/2020

From a tribute to Gwen Ifill after her death by PBS • 1955-2016

From Marlon Brando’s obituary in The New York Times by Rick Lyman • 1924-2004
28/07/2020

From Marlon Brando’s obituary in The New York Times by Rick Lyman • 1924-2004

From Olivia de Havilland’s obituary in Vanity Fair yesterday, by Gary Susman • 1916-2020
27/07/2020

From Olivia de Havilland’s obituary in Vanity Fair yesterday, by Gary Susman • 1916-2020

From Regis Philbin’s obituary in the New York Times yesterday by Robert D. McFadden • 1931-2020
26/07/2020

From Regis Philbin’s obituary in the New York Times yesterday by Robert D. McFadden • 1931-2020

From Aaliyah’s obituary in Rolling Stone Magazine • 1979-2001
25/07/2020

From Aaliyah’s obituary in Rolling Stone Magazine • 1979-2001

From Alan Rickman’s obituary in The Guardian by Michael Coveney • 1946-2016
24/07/2020

From Alan Rickman’s obituary in The Guardian by Michael Coveney • 1946-2016

From artist Ruth Asawa’s obituary in The New York Times by Douglas Martin • 1926-2013
23/07/2020

From artist Ruth Asawa’s obituary in The New York Times by Douglas Martin • 1926-2013

From Johnny Cash’s obituary in The New York Times by Stephen Holden • 1932-2003
22/07/2020

From Johnny Cash’s obituary in The New York Times by Stephen Holden • 1932-2003

From a tribute to biologist Rachel Carson in The New Yorker by Jill Lepore • 1907-1964
21/07/2020

From a tribute to biologist Rachel Carson in The New Yorker by Jill Lepore • 1907-1964


From Robin Williams’ obituary in The Guardian by Ryan Gilbey • 1951-2014
20/07/2020

From Robin Williams’ obituary in The Guardian by Ryan Gilbey • 1951-2014

From Helen Frankenthaler’s obituary in The New York Times • 1928-2011
19/07/2020

From Helen Frankenthaler’s obituary in The New York Times • 1928-2011

From Rep. John Lewis’ obituary in The New York Times last night • 1940-2020
18/07/2020

From Rep. John Lewis’ obituary in The New York Times last night • 1940-2020

From Estée Lauder’s obituary in The New York Times by Richard Severo • 1906-2004
17/07/2020

From Estée Lauder’s obituary in The New York Times by Richard Severo • 1906-2004

From filmmaker Edward Yang’s obituary in The Seattle Times by Jeff Shannon • 1947-2007
16/07/2020

From filmmaker Edward Yang’s obituary in The Seattle Times by Jeff Shannon • 1947-2007

From Representative Barbara Jordan’s obituary in The Los Angeles Times by Edward J. Boyer • 1936-1996
15/07/2020

From Representative Barbara Jordan’s obituary in The Los Angeles Times by Edward J. Boyer • 1936-1996

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