Nikita Pearl Waligwa, the young Ugandan newcomer who starred in “Queen of Katwe,” the 2016 Disney film about a chess champion’s coming of age, has died of a brain tumor. She was 15. Her death was announced
A.E. Hotchner, a well-traveled author, playwright and gadabout whose street smarts and famous pals led to a loving, but litigated memoir of Ernest Hemingway, business adventures with Paul Newman and a
This article has been revised to reflect the following correction: An earlier version of this article misidentified the university affiliation of Jean-Pascal van Ypersele. He is from the Catholic University
TOKYO — Katsuya Nomura, a mainstay of the baseball world in postwar Japan who was one of the country’s greatest catchers before going on to a long second career as a manager, died on Tuesday in Tokyo.
(CNN) — Orson Bean, a familiar face on TV game shows and series from Hollywood's Golden Age to Netflix, was fatally struck by a car Friday evening while walking across a busy boulevard in Los Angeles,
Daniel arap Moi, who ruled Kenya for nearly a quarter century marked by repression and widespread corruption before he eventually yielded to multiparty democracy and allowed a peaceful transfer of power,
This article has been revised to reflect the following correction: An earlier version of this obituary misstated Wood's middle name. It was Vernell, not Verrell. Willie Wood, who was overlooked in the
Leila Janah, a social entrepreneur who employed thousands of desperately poor people in Africa and India in the fervent belief that jobs, not handouts, offered the best escape from poverty, died on Jan.
Anne Cox Chambers, the heiress to the Cox family media empire who went door-to-door campaigning for Democratic politicians, served as ambassador to Belgium during the Carter administration and helped museums
Veteran soap opera actress Marj Dusay has died. She was 83. The actress, who played Alexandra Spaulding on "Guiding Light" for over two decades, passed away on Tuesday, her stepdaughter confirmed in a
Kobe Bryant, who died on Sunday in a helicopter crash in California at the age of 41, was one of the most accomplished players in league history, an 18-time All-Star, a two-time NBA Finals MVP and the
Michael I. Sovern, an ebullient law professor who as president of Columbia University during the 1980s and ’90s shored up the school’s finances, brought about divestment from companies doing business South
Terry Jones, founder member of Monty Python and director of three of Python’s celebrated feature films, has died aged 77, his family have announced. In a statement they said: “Terry passed away on the
Morgan Wootten, the first member of the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame inducted solely as a high school coach and at one time the national record-holder for most schoolboy victories, died on Tuesday
An earlier version of this obituary included a survivor in error. Mr. Heath's son Jeffrey died in 2010. An earlier version of this obituary misspelled the surname of the co-author of Mr. Heath's autobiography,
This article has been revised to reflect the following correction: An earlier version of this obituary misstated the surname of Mr. Tolkien’s brother-in-law, who confirmed his death. He is Daniel Klass,