May 17, 2013 A fan favorite who gained nationwide fame because of his name, Trickle was known for both his many wins and his huge personality. But he may never have gotten over a granddaughter's death, friends say. Trickle was 71.
May 13, 2013 The Associated Press reports that the longtime television personality died in New York.
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 7, 2013 His sword-fighting skeletons in Jason and the Argonauts and models he animated in other movies made him a Hollywood legend. Directors including Steven Spielberg and George Lucas say Harryhausen was an inspiration. He was 92.
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.
March 29, 2013 Best known as Harry Potter's cruel Muggle uncle, Griffiths also was an accomplished stage actor. Actor Daniel Radcliffe, who played Harry, says Griffiths' "encouragement, tutelage and humor" made him a joy to work with.
March 25, 2013 A longtime reporter, columnist and bureau chief for The New York Times, Lewis gained fame for his coverage of the court in the 1960s.
March 23, 2013 Weider's publicist, Charlotte Parker, told The Associated Press that the bodybuilder, publisher and promoter died of heart failure at his home in Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley.
March 18, 2013 Ruth Ann Steinhagen was 19 when she shot Eddie Waitkus, a Philadelphia Phillie. She had been obsessed with him, and lured Waitkus to a Chicago hotel room. Initially judged to be insane, she was never tried. For about 60 years, she lived a quiet life in Chicago.
March 18, 2013 As the Sooners' quarterback in the early and mid-'70s, Davis was part of two national championship teams. He was MVP of the 1976 Orange Bowl. After his playing career, he went on to be a football broadcaster. Another man also died in Sunday's crash in Indiana.