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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: Sat, 21 Oct 2017 19:50:58 -0400

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Las Vegas Survivor Discusses Life After Shooting

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 19:50:58 -0400

Many witnesses to the Las Vegas shooting are still dealing with the emotional toll. NPR's Lakshmi Singh spoke to survivor Misty Jones, who was uninjured, but thinks about the tragedy every day.

Officer Killed In Niger Attack Laid To Rest In South Florida

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 17:55:26 -0400

WLRN's Caitie Switalski reports from the funeral of Sgt. La David T. Johnson. He was the U.S. Army officer who was one of four U.S. troop members killed in Niger earlier this month.

Why Older People Didn't Fare Well In Northern California Wildfires

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 05:00:15 -0400

More than 40 people have died in those fires, and that number could rise. Of those who perished, the vast majority who've been identified were over the age of 65.

'Courage, Personified': Remembering The Tragically Hip's Gord Downie

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 18:18:00 -0400

A reflection on the singer's impact on the entire nation of Canada, and his electric last performance on Aug. 20, 2016, in Kingston, Ontario.

Singer Gord Downie Of The Tragically Hip Dies At 53

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 16:41:00 -0400

The rock singer Gord Downie died today after a long battle with brain cancer. The lead singer of the beloved Canadian band The Tragically Hip was 53. NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Talia Schlanger, host and radio producer at World Cafe, about Downie's music and legacy.

Gord Downie, Singer Of The Tragically Hip, Dies At 53

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 10:46:00 -0400

The man who helmed one of Canada's most-beloved bands for more than 30 years died Tuesday night of complications from brain cancer, according to his family.

Richard Wilbur, Renowned American Poet And Translator, Dies At 96

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 17:40:00 -0400

His commitment to traditional forms, with tight patterns and taut construction, stood out among his contemporaries. He said his craft was finding order in pain and chaos — not creating it.

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Poet Richard Wilbur Dies At 96

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 16:43:00 -0400

Poet Richard Wilbur won two Pulitzer Prizes and was the second poet to hold the title of Poet Laureate of the United States. He died Saturday at the age of 96.

Richmond Community Plans Final Hamaganza In Remembrance Of 'Dirt Woman'

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 16:44:00 -0400

In Richmond, Va., a group is planning one last outrageous party to honor a recently deceased friend with a colorful past. Donnie Corker was affectionately known as "Dirt Woman" and was a household name in the city.

Football Legend Y.A. Tittle Dies At 90

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 04:54:00 -0400

Tittle, a great quarterback at LSU and later in the NFL, has died. While he never won a championship, Tittle was the first pro football player to be featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated.

Y.A. Tittle, Star Quarterback For LSU And NFL, Dies At 90

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 16:57:00 -0400

Y.A. Tittle was a famous quarterback for Louisiana State University, the San Francisco 49ers, and the New York Giants. Robert Siegel spoke to him back in 1995.

Remembering Basketball Hall Of Famer Connie Hawkins

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 16:31:00 -0400

Robert Siegel talks to NBA columnist Peter Vecsey about Connie Hawkins, who died last week at 75. The flashy player was barred from the NBA in his prime, suspected of involvement in point-shaving.

World War II Vet Donald Malarkey, Portrayed In 'Band Of Brothers' Dies At 96

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 16:58:00 -0400

Donald Malarkey fought through Europe during World War II as a member of the famed U.S. Army Easy Company. He spent 172 days on the front lines, more than any other member of E-Company.

'Primal Scream' Psychologist Arthur Janov Dies At Age 93

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 16:58:00 -0400

Psychologist Arthur Janov introduced the idea of a 'The Primal Scream' as a therapeutic tool. His work is still carried out today, though it remains a contentious technique.

Remembering Lisa Patterson, A Las Vegas Shooting Victim

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 07:30:00 -0400

Lisa Patterson was a mom, who worked with her husband in the family's hardwood flooring business in Los Angeles. The couple, married for 30 years, often visited Las Vegan to have fun.