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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: Mon, 24 Jul 2017 17:23:22 -0400

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Billy Manes, Voice For Orlando's Gay Community After Pulse Shooting, Dies at 45

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 17:23:22 -0400

Billy Manes, a leader in Orlando's gay community, died suddenly last week at the age of 45. Ari Shapiro met Manes in the days after the Pulse night club shooting last year and has a remembrance.

Linkin Park Singer Chester Bennington Dies At 41

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 05:04:01 -0400

Chester Bennington, the lead singer for the rock band Linkin Park, died Thursday at the age of 41. Police said they were investigating the death as a possible suicide.

Costume Jewelry Designer Kenneth Jay Lane Dies At 85

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 03:32:00 -0400

Lane designed costume jewelry for Hollywood stars, Jackie Kennedy Onassis and viewers of TV's shopping channel QVC. Many women wore his fakes, or "faque," as he pronounced it, with their real gems.

Fresh Air Remembers Oscar Award-Winning Actor Martin Landau

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 13:58:54 -0400

Landau, who died Saturday, appeared in the films Crimes and Misdemeanors and Ed Wood, as well as in the 1960s TV series Mission Impossible. Originally broadcast in 1990.

Remembering Sportscaster Bob Wolff

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 04:56:00 -0400

Sportscaster Bob Wolff is believed to be the only announcer to call a championship game in all four major sports. He died on Saturday at the age of 96.

Actor Martin Landau Of 'Mission: Impossible' Dies At 89

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 16:28:53 -0400

Martin Landau has died at 89. He was a character actor best known for roles in Crimes and Misdemeanors, North by Northwest and Ed Wood.

George Romero, Creator Of 'Night Of The Living Dead,' Dies At 77

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 16:28:53 -0400

George Romero has died at age 77. He was the movie director who created the modern zombie genre with films like 1968's Night of the Living Dead.

Remembering George Romero, A Filmmaker Who Brought The Dead To Life

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 14:56:00 -0400

Romero was known for graphic horror films like Night of the Living Dead, which showed corpses rising up to feast on the living. He spoke to Fresh Air in 1988.

Actor Martin Landau, Known For 'Mission: Impossible,' Dies At 89

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 07:41:00 -0400

In his seven-decade acting career, Martin Landau worked with a cast of Hollywood director greats, including Alfred Hitchcock, Francis Ford Coppola, Woody Allen and Tim Burton.

'Night Of The Living Dead' Director Dies. George Romero Was 77

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 05:01:00 -0400

George Romero was a pioneer in the zombie-horror movie genre and established a name for himself with Night of the Living Dead, which spawned other films such as Dawn of the Dead and Day of the Dead.

Award-Winning Actor Martin Landau, Known For 'Mission: Impossible,' Dies At 89

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 00:18:00 -0400

Landau, famous for roles in North By Northwest and Ed Wood, died Saturday. His portrayal of Rollin Hand in the 1960s TV show Mission: Impossible showed his gift for playing a variety of roles.

George Romero, 'Night Of The Living Dead' Director, Dies At 77

Sun, 16 Jul 2017 21:36:00 -0400

The legendary film director died in his sleep on Sunday with his family by his side, "following a brief but aggressive battle with lung cancer."

Remembering Maryam Mirzakhani

Sun, 16 Jul 2017 08:03:54 -0400

The first woman to win math's highest honor, the Fields Medal, has died of breast cancer at age 40. Maryam Mirzakhani specialized in theoretical mathematics.

Chinese Dissident And Nobel Laureate Liu Xiaobo Dies At 61

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 16:35:54 -0400

Chinese dissident and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo has died from cancer at age 61. He was serving a jail term for trying to overthrow China's government.

'Graceland' Guitarist And Arranger Ray Phiri Dies, Age 70

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 12:55:00 -0400

The South African guitarist and vocalist was best known in the U.S. for his collaboration with Paul Simon on the iconic album Graceland -- but at home, he was a jazz fusion star.