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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: Thu, 23 Nov 2017 16:38:24 -0500

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Jazz Singer Jon Hendricks Dies At 96

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 16:38:24 -0500

Time magazine called him the James Joyce of jive. Jon Hendricks could make any lyric swing. He was born in Newark, Ohio, and was best-known as one-third of the hit vocal group, Lambert, Hendricks and Ross. Hendricks died yesterday in Manhattan at age 96.

Jon Hendricks, Genre-Pushing Jazz Vocalist, Dead At 96

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 17:22:26 -0500

The jazz singer and songwriter died Wednesday in Manhattan at the age of 96.

Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Renowned Baritone, Dies At 55

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 07:57:00 -0500

The Russian baritone known for his burnished voice died Wednesday. He announced in 2015 that he had been diagnosed with brain cancer.

A David Cassidy Music Moment

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 04:57:00 -0500

1970s teen heartthrob David Cassidy has died. Morning Edition remembers him with a music moment.

Della Reese, 'Touched By An Angel' Star And Singer, Dies At 86

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 18:16:00 -0500

When she was cast as an angel boss on the long-running CBS spiritual drama, Reese had been famous for decades as a gospel-influenced R&B performer, TV guest star and talk show fixture.

Beloved Singer And Songwriter Mel Tillis Dies At 85

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 16:27:00 -0500

Fans and fellow musicians are mourning the death of entertainer Mel Tillis. Tillis died yesterday after a long illness at the age of 85. He had three dozen Top Ten country hits of his own and wrote dozens more for others, including a monster hit for Kenny Rogers and the First Edition: "Ruby, Don't Take Your Love To Town."

Charles Manson, Leader Of Murderous Cult, Dies At 83

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 07:53:00 -0500

Rachel Martin talks to Jeff Guinn, author of Manson: The Life and Times of Charles Manson, about the cult leader's death. Manson has been in prison for orchestrating a series of murders in 1969.

Jana Novotná, 'Acrobatic Athlete' Who Won 17 Grand Slams, Dies At 49

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 07:41:00 -0500

The Czech star won the singles Wimbledon title, 16 doubles Grand Slams and three Olympic medals. The Women's Tennis Association said the Hall of Famer died Sunday "after a long battle with cancer."

Manson Dies At 83. Lead Cult Members Who Committed 1969 Murders

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 05:03:00 -0500

Charles Manson, mastermind of the murders of 7 people, including actress Sharon Tate, has died. The trial of the so-called Manson Family is still one of the most sensational the nation has ever seen.

Charles Manson, Cult Leader Of Brutal 1969 Murders, Dies At 83

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 01:16:00 -0500

The murders of actress Sharon Tate and six other people in a span of two nights gave Manson a unique and infamous position in the American cultural imagination.

AC/DC Cofounder And Guitarist Malcolm Young Dies, Age 64

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 18:11:00 -0500

Malcolm Young, who founded one of the world's most enduringly popular hard-rock bands with his brother Angus, died Saturday. He had left the group in 2010 due to dementia.

Remembering Syndicated Gossip Columnist Liz Smith

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:16:04 -0500

Smith, who died Sunday, started her daily column for The New York Daily News in 1976. In 2000, she told Fresh Air: "I always held back from writing things that were intentionally hurtful."

Ferdie Pacheco, Muhammad Ali's Ringside 'Fight Doctor,' Dies At 89

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:06:00 -0500

Pacheco worked as Ali's ringside doctor from 1962 to 1977, and later went on to serve as a boxing commentator for network TV fights in the 1980s.

Remembering Health Care Economist Uwe Reinhardt

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 15:24:32 -0500

Reinhardt, who died on Monday, helped shape the debate about health care by advocating for individual mandates and universal health care. Originally broadcast in 2009.

Famed Gossip Columnist, Liz Smith Dies At 94

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 16:57:21 -0500

The famed New York gossip columnist Liz Smith has died at 94. Her decades long column in the New York Daily News gave people a look into the lives of the rich and famous and powerful.