NEIL SIMON GONE

“If you can go through life without experiencing pain you probably haven’t been born yet,” the playwright and screenwriter once quipped. For Neil Simon, the aches and pains pretty much started when he...

JOHN McCAIN DEAD

Arizona Sen. John McCain, a war hero who survived five years as a prisoner of war in Vietnam, served three decades in Congress and went on to become the Republican Party’s nominee for president in 2008, died...

ARETHA FRANKLIN GONE

BBC Entertainment & Arts Aretha Franklin possessed one of the most distinctive and influential voices in the history of popular music. In a 50-year recording career she racked up 20 Top 10 albums, a...

RANDY SCRUGGS GONE…

Nice guy. Affable, easy to laugh and laughed a lot; smiled 'cute' like his beloved mother, Louise. His touch on the strings, from his noble banjo bloodline, made his parents proud. Great award-winning...

RICHARD S. LOWRY

Twenty-First Century Historian and Modern-Day Storyteller has left us. He will be missed by all of us who worked with him and respected his intellect, kindness and sense of humor. Richard S. Lowry is an...

ERIN MORAN GONE…

NEW YORK (AP) — Erin Moran, the former child star who played Joanie Cunningham in the sitcoms “Happy Days” and “Joanie Loves Chachi,” has died. Police in Harrison County, Indiana said...

DON RICKLES GONE…

"Mr. Warmth" forged a career when he turned the tables on his hecklers, going on to make fun of everyone he encountered — even Frank Sinatra. Don Rickles, the rapid-fire insult machine who for six decades...

CHUCK BERRY GONE…

The end of an era. Rock 'n' roll legend Chuck Berry died on Saturday, March 18, at the age of 90, KSDK in St. Louis reported. The news outlet reported that the Missouri native was pronounced dead on...

MARGARET FAGENSON SUICIDE

The 68-year-old wife of a Wall Street tycoon died this week after jumping from her luxury Upper East Side high-rise, officials said. The victim, identified by sources at the scene as Margaret Fagenson,...

ALAN COLMES GONE…

Commentator Alan Colmes passed away at 66. Condolences to his family. Alan called me back around 2009 and interviewed me regarding Keyes v Obama case dealing with Obama’s use of a stolen CT SSN...

MARY TYLER MOORE GONE…

Sitcom sweetheart Mary Tyler Moore, who gained fame playing winsome television producer Mary Richards on the popular 1970s television series "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and broke new ground as an independent...

WED DEBBIE BED ELIZABETH

MEN WANTED TO WED DEBBIE REYNOLDS AND BED ELIZABETH TAYLOR In the fifties, when the majority of baby boomers were born, scandals were not routine and when they emerged, they were quickly quieted by...

DEBBIE AND CARRIE GONE…

Hollywood star Debbie Reynolds dies of suspected stroke after saying she wanted to be with her daughter Carrie Fisher. Hollywood legend Debbie Reynolds died Wednesday, a day after her daughter, actress and...

CRAIG SAGER GONE…

Sager graduated from Northwestern University in 1973, earning a bachelor's degree in speech. He was a member of the Delta Tau Delta fraternity.  He also served as Willie the Wildcat, the school's...

FIDEL CASTRO GONE

CLICK TO LISTEN TO RADIO HAVANA, CUBA CLICK TO LISTEN TO RADIO MARTI Last photo taken of Fidel Castro 10 days ago.   Havana, Cuba |  CNN reports that Fidel Castro turned 90 on...

FLORENCE HENDERSON GONE

Florence Henderson, the actress beloved by millions for her role as the iconic and unflappable TV matriarch Carol Brady in “The Brady Bunch,” died Thaksgiving Day at 82. She had been hospitalized the...

NICK GORDON TO PAY $36M

Lawyers for Bobbi Kristina Brown's estate say a judge in Atlanta has ordered her partner, Nick Gordon, to pay $36 million in a wrongful death case. Brown, the daughter of singers Whitney Houston and...

GWEN IFILL GONE

Gwen Ifill, one of the most prominent African-American journalists in the country, has died, according to PBS. She was 61. Ifill, the host of PBS' Washington Week, was a veteran Washington journalist who...

LEON RUSSELL GONE

By John McEuen In Leon Russell’s hometown of Tulsa, we were playing Bob Wills’s favorite club: historic Cain's Ballroom. The place in Tulsa to play, Cain’s had seen everyone in music. In the office...