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.
April 29, 2013 The country singer began thrilled by the nightlife in the '50s, and was trapped in it by the '70s. Once a pariah in Nashville, he ended up a mascot who got respect.
April 28, 2013 Cellist Janos Starker has died at 88, ending a life and career that saw him renowned for his skills as a soloist, his prodigious work with orchestras, and his commitment to teaching. Starker was born in Budapest in 1924; his path to international stardom included surviving a Nazi labor camp.
April 26, 2013 Among the many treasures that could be found on George Jones' wall of fame: a framed letter from Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, who wrote to tell Jones how much the country superstar's music had helped him through good times and bad.
April 23, 2013 Arbus was most famous for his role as the Army psychiatrist Dr. Sidney Freedman in the hit TV comedy.