Remembrances NPR remembrances of remarkable individuals. Also obituaries and and tributes to great individuals. Subscribe to the Remembrances podcast.

Jazz Singer Jon Hendricks Dies At 96

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/566283263/566283264" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Reese, the actress and gospel-influenced singer who in middle age found her greatest fame as Tess, the wise angel in the long-running television drama Touched by an Angel, has died at age 86. Douglas C. Pizac/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Douglas C. Pizac/AP

Della Reese, 'Touched By An Angel' Star And Singer, Dies At 86

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/565469257/565599433" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Beloved Singer And Songwriter Mel Tillis Dies At 85

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/565506488/565506545" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Charles Manson, Leader Of Murderous Cult, Dies At 83

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/565303969/565308752" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Jana Novotná unloads a backhand during the finals of the 1997 Chase Championships, which she ultimately won. Novotna, who also would go on to win Wimbledon in 1998, died Sunday at age 49. Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images

Manson Dies At 83. Lead Cult Members Who Committed 1969 Murders

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/565288740/565288741" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Remembering Syndicated Gossip Columnist Liz Smith

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/564795469/564878984" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Remembering Health Care Economist Uwe Reinhardt

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/564611211/564656488" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Famed Gossip Columnist, Liz Smith Dies At 94

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/563894841/563894842" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Longtime Gossip Columnist Liz Smith Dies At 94

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/563703376/563709166" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Isabell and Preble Staver in 1965 at the New York World's Fair. Both served in World War II and both died last month on the same day. Courtesy Staver Family hide caption

toggle caption
Courtesy Staver Family

Separated First By War, Then Sickness, 2 WWII Veterans Are Laid To Rest Together

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/563534062/563692164" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Workers patch bullet holes and paint the exterior of the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, on Thursday after a gunman opened fire Sunday, killing 26 people and wounding 20 others. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Scott Olson/Getty Images

Roy Halladay won two Cy Young awards and was an eight-time All-Star during his 16 years in the major leagues. He's shown during his final season, in 2013. Matt Slocum/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Matt Slocum/AP

Astronaut Dick Gordon, a member of the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame, attends a 2009 event at Cape Canaveral, Fla. NASA/Jim Grossmann hide caption

toggle caption
NASA/Jim Grossmann

NASA Astronaut Dick Gordon Has Died At Age 88

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/517135258/562619893" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Remembering Interdisciplinary Composer Muhal Richard Abrams

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/562527655/562577831" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript