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Mstislav Rostropovich, RIP

By Michelle Malkin  •  April 27, 2007 10:05 AM

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 […]

Johnny Hart, R.I.P.

By Michelle Malkin  •  April 8, 2007 08:38 PM

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 […]

“He felt that what we were doing was just and right”

By Michelle Malkin  •  February 27, 2007 11:11 PM

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 […]

Badgers Down, R.I.P.

By Michelle Malkin  •  February 23, 2007 08:08 PM

Take time to read this. *** Don’t forget: Appeal for Courage.

“I genuinely believe the United States Army is a force of good in this world”

By Michelle Malkin  •  February 18, 2007 11:16 AM

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, R.I.P.

By Michelle Malkin  •  January 28, 2007 09:11 PM

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 […]

The immortal words of 2LT Mark Daily

By Michelle Malkin  •  January 19, 2007 01:37 AM

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 […]

Uri Dan, R.I.P.

By Michelle Malkin  •  December 26, 2006 11:14 AM

Eric Fettman pays tribute to New York Post Middle East correspondent and reporting legend, Uri Dan, who died on Sunday.

Jeane Kirkpatrick, R.I.P.

By Michelle Malkin  •  December 8, 2006 10:01 AM

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 […]

James Kim, R.I.P.

By Michelle Malkin  •  December 6, 2006 04:12 PM

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 […]