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Recent Celebrity Deaths

  • Donald Hall, 89 (1928 - 2018)

    Donald Hall

    NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Hall, a prolific, award-winning poet and man of letters widely admired for his sharp humor and painful candor about nature, mortality, baseball and the distant past, has died at age 89. For full obituary from Legacy.com, click here.

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  • Dick Leitsch, 83 (1935 - 2018)

    Dick Leitsch

    Dick Leitsch, pioneering gay rights activist who led a 1966 "sip-in" at a New York City bar, has died, according to multiple news sources. He was 83. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.

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  • Vinnie Paul, 54 (1964 - 2018)

    Vinnie Paul

    Vinnie Paul, co-founder and drummer of metal band Pantera, died Friday, June 22, 2018, according to multiple news sources. He was 54. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.

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  • Dr. James Jude, 87 (1928 - 2015)

    Dr. James Jude

    The Associated PressMIAMI (AP) — Dr. James Jude, one of the experts credited with pioneering life-saving cardiopulmonary resuscitation, has died. He was 87.Peter Jude says his father died early Tuesday in Coral Gables after an extended illness. Jude says his father always wanted to help people, noting CPR has saved countless lives.In the late 1950s, the doctor and two electrical engineers,...

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  • Red Lane, 76 (1939 - 2015)

    Red Lane

    Red Lane, a country music songwriter who wrote the Tammy Wynette hit "'Til I Get It Right," has died of cancer, according to multiple news sources. He was 76. Lane, who was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters' Hall of Fame in 1993, wrote songs for many of country's biggest stars.

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