Archive » R.I.P.
A giant passes: Mstislav Rostropovich, the ebullient master cellist who courageously fought for the rights of Soviet-era dissidents and later triumphantly played Bach suites below the crumbling Berlin Wall, has died. He was 80. Rostropovich died Friday in a Moscow cancer hospital, the Itar-Tass news agency reported. Rostropovich’s spokeswoman, Natalia Dollezhal, confirmed to The Associated […]
One of my favorite cartoonists, the brilliant Johnny Hart, died yesterday–Holy Saturday. He was funny, fierce, and faithful: Cartoonist Johnny Hart, whose award-winning “B.C.” comic strip appeared in more than 1,300 newspapers worldwide, died Saturday while working at his home in Endicott. He was 76. “He had a stroke,” Hart’s wife, Bobby, said Sunday. “He […]
A Florida reader sent along a news item about the memorial service for U.S. Army PFC Branden Cummings: About 1,000 people crammed into the Brevard Memorial Funeral Home and spilled into the parking lot for the funeral of U.S. Army PFC Branden Cummings of Titusville. Cummings, who died, Feb. 14 in Iraq, was remembered by […]
Take time to read this. *** Don’t forget: Appeal for Courage.
The immortal words of 2LT Mark Daily live on. The Los Angeles Times has picked up the story: “Mark Daily wrote on MySpace that he joined the Army to help the suffering people of Iraq. In death, his words have become a call to service.” A small sample: In a 2005 videotape of his officers’ […]
Deborah Orin-Eilbeck, the NYPost’s longtime D.C. bureau chief, died last night of cancer. The NYPost has the story here. I had always been a fan of her political reporting, and linked to several of her stories here over the years. We met at a Washington event a few years ago, and she was as warm […]
Army 2nd Lt. Mark J. Daily, 23 A reader e-mails that 2LT Mark Daily was killed in an IED attack in Mosul along with three other soldiers. He was named the ROTC’s outstanding cadet for 2005 and also a Distinguished Military Graduate, the highest ROTC award. The OC Register profiles him here. This was his […]
Eric Fettman pays tribute to New York Post Middle East correspondent and reporting legend, Uri Dan, who died on Sunday.
Jeane Kirkpatrick, the former U.N. ambassador, has passed away (hat tip – The Corner). Her death was announced Friday at the senior staff meeting of the U.S. mission to the United Nations. Spokesman Richard Grenell said that Ambassador John Bolton asked for a moment of silence. A death announcement is also posted on the Web […]
Very sad news: The body of C-NET editor James Kim has been found in the Oregon woods. C-NET coverage here. San Francisco Chronicle reports: James Kim, missing in the southern Oregon mountains since he left his stranded family Saturday to look for help, was found dead today, authorities said. A helicopter crew spotted his body […]