May 20, 2013 The keyboardist co-founded the band after meeting Jim Morrison in California. The Doors went on to become one of the most successful rock 'n' roll acts of the 1960s. Manzarek, 74, died in Germany after a long battle with bile duct cancer.
May 15, 2013 Tributes are appearing online for Richard Swanson, the Seattle man whose plan to dribble a soccer ball all the way to Brazil to raise money for charity ended Tuesday after he was struck and killed by a pickup truck in Oregon.
May 10, 2013 Malcolm Shabazz, the grandson of slain civil rights leader Malcolm X, reportedly died Thursday, according to a friend of the Shabazz family. The circumstances of his death are uncertain. He was 28.
May 10, 2013 A Hollywood legend, he built cars for TV shows and movies, and customized rides for stars. It was Jeffries who painted James Dean's nickname — "Little Bastard" — on the Porsche 550 Sypder that the actor crashed in 1955. He was 80.
May 9, 2013 The legendary Hollywood FX man died Tuesday at age 92. Known for creating the monsters in such films as Mighty Joe Young and Jason and the Argonauts, Harryhausen spoke with Fresh Air in 2003 about studying animals in nature to create the monsters of our imaginations.
May 7, 2013 Margaret Groening was born a Wiggum, a name familiar to fans of The Simpsons. She died in her sleep on April 22. She was 94.
May 3, 2013 The guitarist, who died Thursday, understood that metal works in darkness, rooting for something, anything that makes sense of this ugly human existence. Hanneman channeled it into a band that exemplifies pain.
May 2, 2013 Hanneman was one of the most influential guitarists in thrash metal. He died Thursday in Southern California of liver failure. He was 49.