Ray Manzarek, the keyboardist who co-founded The Doors alongside lead singer Jim Morrison in 1965, has died. He was 74.
Former golf champion and longtime CBS Sports golf analyst Ken Venturi died on Friday. He was 82.
Venturi died at a hospital in Rancho Mirage, Calif., his son told the San Francisco Chronicle. He recently had developed a series of infections in his back and required surgery.
Venturi started his golf career in the 1950s, and as an amateur, he almost won the 1956 Masters. He won the U.S. Open in 1964.
The principled and plainspoken Venturi eventually became a golf commentator for CBS Sports and stayed with the network for 35 years until his retirement in 2002.
Venturi was elected into the World Golf Hall of Fame but was unable to attend the May 6 induction ceremony.
Venturi is survived his wife of 10 years, Kathleen, and his two sons. Matt Venturi said services were pending.
Much-loved NASCAR driver Dick Trickle has died of an apparent suicide. He was 71.People magazine how the tragedy unfolded. Authorities received a call from a man believed to be Trickle, who told them, “there would be a dead body and it would be his.” When police tried to call the number back, no one answered.
Brothers received a doctorate from Columbia University and gained notoriety in 1955 after she won on the popular game show, “The $64,000 Question,” the only woman to ever take top prize. She won after answering questions about boxing, one of her many interests.
In a broadcasting career that spanned four decades, Brothers was a pioneer in on-air advice, hosting syndicated radio shows and dispensing advice to callers. She also appeared on dozens of TV programs, from “Saturday Night Live” to “CHiPs,” and several movies.
She also authored best-selling books, including “What Every Woman Should Know About Men” in 1982 and “Widowed,” a 1992 book inspired by the death of her husband of 40 years, internist Milton Brothers.
Brothers is survived by a daughter, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
The Harryhausen family announced his death on Facebook. The tribute read:
“Ray’s influence on today’s film makers was enormous, with luminaries; Steven Spielberg, James Cameron, Peter Jackson, George Lucas, John Landis and the UK’s own Nick Park have cited Harryhausen as being the man whose work inspired their own creations.
Harryhausen’s fascination with animated models began when he first saw Willis O’Brien’s creations in “King Kong” with his boyhood friend, the author Ray Bradbury in 1933, and he made his first foray into filmmaking in 1935 with home-movies that featured his youthful attempts at model animation.
Over the period of the next 46 years, he made some of the genres best known movie, such as “Mighty Joe Young” (1949), “It Came From Beneath The Sea” (1955), “Mysterious Island” (1961), “One Million Years B.C.” (1966), “Clash of the Titans” (1981), and three films based on the adventures of “Sinbad.” He is perhaps best remembered for his extraordinary animation of seven skeletons in “Jason and the Argonauts” (1963), which took him three months to film.
Harryhausen’s genius was in being able to bring his models alive. Whether they were prehistoric dinosaurs or mythological creatures, in Ray’s hands they were no longer puppets but became instead characters in their own right, just as important as the actors they played against and in most cases even more so.”
Machado’s daughter, Michelle, told the L.A. Times that her father died Saturday from complications of pneumonia at a Los Angeles convalescent facility.
Over a decades-long career in the ‘60s and ‘70s, Machado was a newsman, producer, TV show host and soccer commentator. He worked at KCBS-TV, its predecessor, and at what is now KCAL-TV.
Machado also played a newsman in the "Robocop" films
Funeral services for Kriss Kross rapper Chris Kelly will take place in Atlanta next week. The 34-year-old appears to have died from a drug overdose, according to the Associated Press.Plans include a public viewing at Murray Brothers Funeral Home on Wednesday throughout the afternoon and evening and a funeral at Jackson Memorial Baptist Church on Thursday.
Chris Kelly, a member of the 1990s rap duo Kriss Kross, died at his home in Atlanta on Wednesday. He was 34."It appears it may have been a possible drug overdose," Cpl. Kay Lester, a spokeswoman for the Fulton County police, told Associated Press.