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

Last Build Date: Tue, 27 Jun 2017 18:32:00 -0400

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Geri Allen, Pianist, Composer And Educator, Dies At 60

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 18:32:00 -0400

The jazz pianist defied classification while steadfastly affirming her roots in the hard-bop tradition of her native Detroit. She died Tuesday in Philadelphia.

Prodigy And The America That Raised Him

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 08:00:00 -0400

Mobb Deep's unapologetic poetry rose from the blacked-out hallways of this nation's ongoing nightmare, Kevin Powell writes.

His Life Cut Short, Vincent Chin Is Remembered For What Might Have Been

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 04:33:00 -0400

The Detroit resident's violent death become a rallying cry for stronger federal hate crime legislation. Thirty-five years later, his friend Gary Koivu recalls their final night together.

Pride Events Honor Memory Of Gilbert Baker And His Rainbow Flag

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 16:30:00 -0400

Gilbert Baker's rainbow flag became the banner of the Pride movement. Baker died earlier this year, but he'll be remembered at Pride events this month.

Rapper Prodigy Of Mobb Deep Dies At 42

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 05:00:00 -0400

Prodigy (born Albert Johnson) was one half of the hip-hop duo Mobb Deep with rapper and producer Havoc. He died at age 42 of complications from sickle cell disease.

John Avildsen, Oscar-Winning Director Of 'Rocky' And 'Karate Kid,' Dies At 81

Sat, 17 Jun 2017 09:25:00 -0400

Avildsen won his Oscar in 1977 for Rocky, which was also named best picture. The director, who delivered a string of inspirational and enduring box-office successes, died Friday of pancreatic cancer.

Sleep Apnea Factored In Carrie Fisher's Death, Coroner Reports

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 22:08:00 -0400

Los Angeles County report leaves the cause of death undetermined, but also points to heart disease and Fisher's drug use as contributing to her death in December.

Germans Reflect On Legacy Of Former Chancellor Helmut Kohl

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 16:38:00 -0400

NPR's Ari Shapiro interviews Josef Joffe, publisher and editor of the German newspaper Die Zeit, about the legacy of Helmut Kohl, former chancellor of Germany, who died on Friday.

Helmut Kohl, Architect Of Germany's Reunification, Dies At 87

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 12:43:00 -0400

The longtime German chancellor, who led West Germany and later a unified country, died Friday. Kohl helmed two vast integration projects: Germany's reunification and efforts to forge a European Union.

Anita Pallenberg, Creative Influence To Rolling Stones, Dies At 75

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 05:13:00 -0400

Anita Pallenberg was a partner of both Keith Richards and Brian Jones and was a creative influence to the Rolling Stones. She was also an actor and a model.

One Year After Pulse Shooting, Orlando Honors Those Who Died

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 16:40:00 -0400

Hundreds gathered outside the nightclub Monday to remember the 49 people who were killed that night. Mourners have created a makeshift memorial there — and plans for a permanent one are underway.

Adam West Saved Batman. And Me.

Sun, 11 Jun 2017 07:00:00 -0400

NPR's resident Bat-scholar Glen Weldon offers a personal remembrance of the late Adam West, explains how the actor rescued the character of Batman from oblivion, and explores his enduring legacy.

Adam West, Batman Of The 1960s, Dies At 88, After Short Battle With Leukemia

Sat, 10 Jun 2017 17:51:17 -0400

Adam West was best known for his portrayal as Batman in the campy 1960s TV show. He died Friday night at the age of 88.

Adam West, Who Played The Dark Knight At His Brightest, Dies At 88

Sat, 10 Jun 2017 12:24:00 -0400

The actor donned Batman's costume for TV in the '60s, giving an enduring rendition of the hero. Later in his career, West enjoyed a renaissance as a voice actor. His family says he died Friday night.

Remembering Country Music Hitmaker Norro Wilson

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 15:06:00 -0400

One of Nashville's greatest all-around contributors — the songwriter and producer who worked with everyone from Tammy Wynette and Charlie Rich to Kenny Chesney and Shania Twain — has died, aged 79.