Last man to stand on the moon Eugene Cernan dies aged 82

Iran's ex-president Hashemi Rafsanjani dies at 82

Remembering Mona, My First Friend on Dominica

John R. Coleman, college president who walked in others’ shoes, dies at 95

Last man to stand on the moon Eugene Cernan dies aged 82

Astronaut Gene Cernan, last Apollo moonwalker, dies at 82

Former astronaut Gene Cernan, a Navy pilot and veteran of NASA’s pioneering Gemini program who was the second American to walk in space and then flew to the moon twice as an Apollo astronaut, becoming the last human to leave his bootprints on its dusty surface, died Monday after a long illness. He was 82.…

Iran’s ex-president Hashemi Rafsanjani dies at 82

Iran's ex-president Hashemi Rafsanjani dies at 82

Former Iranian president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani died on Sunday at the age of 82 after suffering a heart attack, according to state media. Rafsanjani was a key figure in the foundation of the Islamic republic in 1979, and served as president from 1989 to 1997. He was taken to the Shohadaa Hospital in northern Tehran…

Remembering Mona, My First Friend on Dominica

Dominica Mona George-Dill

It is with profound sadness that I write this post as a tribute to Mona George-Dill, my first friend on Dominica.  She departed this earthly life and ascended to heavenly paradise on Sunday October 30, 2016. It is she to whom I give credit for guiding me during my early days in Dominica and helping…

John R. Coleman, college president who walked in others’ shoes, dies at 95

John R. Coleman

In 1973, Jack Coleman was working as a ditch digger in Atlanta. One day, after finishing his shift, he got in his car to drive home. He stopped at a gas station, went to the men’s room and emerged wearing a business suit. As John R. Coleman, he continued on his way north to Pennsylvania,…

Star Wars legend Kenny Baker dies aged 83 after decades of R2 D2

Sympathize Star Wars legend Kenny Baker dies aged 83 – after decades of R2-D2. The 3ft 8in actor, who starred in six Star Wars films as well as Time Bandits and Flash Gordon, was 83. Baker shot to fame in 1977 when he first played the robot character. The actor, real name Kenneth George, starred…

Kenny Baker Actor Who Played R2-D2 Is Dead at 81

Sympathize Kenny Baker played the lovable droid R2-D2 in the “Star Wars” films, achieving cult status and fans’ adulation without showing his face or speaking any lines. The 3-foot 8-inch (1.1 meter) performer — a word he preferred to actor — inside the waste-bin-shaped costume has died at 81. Baker’s nephew and carer, Drew Myerscough,…

Elie Wiesel, Nobel Peace Prize laureate and renowned Holocaust survivor, dies at 87

Elie Wiesel, Nobel Peace Prize laureate and renowned Holocaust survivor, dies at 87

Holocaust survivor, Nobel Peace Prize laureate, prolific author and outspoken activist Elie Wiesel died Saturday at the age of 87. Wiesel was perhaps best known for his major role in promoting Holocaust education, and for perpetuating the memory of the Holocaust in the post-World War II era with his memoir “Night,” based on his experience…

Former Trinidad & Tobago prime minster Manning dies at 69

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago (AP) — Patrick Manning, a geologist who led the resource-rich Caribbean nation of Trinidad and Tobago as prime minister through a boom in its petrochemical sector until his party was defeated amid rising crime and corruption, has died. He was 69. Manning died Saturday morning at the San Fernando General Hospital…

Gordie Howe dies at 88

Gordie Howe dies at 88

Gordie Howe, widely regarded as the most complete player in the history of the sport — and considered an ironman in many respects both on and off the ice — has died at age 88. Born in Floral, Sask., Howe spent the bulk of his time with the NHL’s Detroit Red Wings, and played an unparalleled 33 seasons over six decades after breaking into…

Muhammad Ali, ‘The Greatest of All Time’, Dead at 74

Muhammad Ali Died of Septic Shock

Muhammad Ali, the silver-tongued boxer and civil rights champion who famously proclaimed himself “The Greatest” and then spent a lifetime living up to the billing, is dead. Ali died Friday at a Phoenix-area hospital, where he had spent the past few days being treated for respiratory complications, a family spokesman confirmed to NBC News. He…

Legendary Former ‘60 Minutes’ Journalist Morley Safer Dies At 84

Journalist Morley Safer Dies At 84

Morley Safer, the legendary journalist who became the longest-serving reporter for CBS’s “60 Minutes” news magazine, has died at 84. CBS News confirmed Safer’s death on Thursday afternoon. The reporter retired last week after 46 seasons with the television program. Safer was known for his distinctive voice and gift of storytelling, and his pieces ranged…