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Watch: Equality Advocate and Trans Activist Barbra Siperstein Remembered; Died at Age 76

Watch: Equality Advocate and Trans Activist Barbra Siperstein Remembered; Died at Age 76

By Kilian Melloy | Feb 5
Barbra Siperstein, who transitioned in mid-life with the full support of her cisgender wife Carole, and who was a prominent advocate for LGBTQ equality, died in New Jersey on Feb. 3 at age 76.

Jussie Smollett Strikes Emotional Chord: Attackers Won't Win

Jussie Smollett Strikes Emotional Chord: Attackers Won't Win

By Andrew Dalton | Feb 3
Jussie Smollett was blunt, emotional and defiantly determined Saturday night at a Southern California concert some urged him not to play, telling the crowd before singing a note that he had to go on with the show because he couldn't let his attackers win.

Oscar-winning 'Umbrellas of Cherbourg' Composer Legrand Dies

Oscar-winning 'Umbrellas of Cherbourg' Composer Legrand Dies

Jan 26
Oscar-winning composer and pianist Michel Legrand, whose hits included the score for "The Umbrellas of Cherbourg" and the song "The Windmills of Your Mind" and who worked with some of biggest singers of the 20th century, has died at age 86.

Kaye Ballard, Boisterous Singer and Actress, Dies At 93

Kaye Ballard, Boisterous Singer and Actress, Dies At 93

By Lynn Elber | Jan 22
Kaye Ballard, the boisterous comedian and singer who appeared in Broadway musicals and nightclubs from New York to Las Vegas and starred with Eve Arden in the 1960s TV sitcom "The Mothers-In-Law," has died. She was 93.

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Poet Mary Oliver Dies at 83

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Poet Mary Oliver Dies at 83

By Hillel Italie | Jan 18
Mary Oliver, the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet whose rapturous odes to nature and animal life brought her critical acclaim and popular affection, has died. She was 83.

CBS' Mo Rocca to Begin Podcast Series on 'Mobituaries'

CBS' Mo Rocca to Begin Podcast Series on 'Mobituaries'

By David Bauder | Jan 15
CBS News "Sunday Morning" correspondent and humorist Mo Rocca has his own spin on obituaries.

Broadway Legend Carol Channing has Died at Age 97

Broadway Legend Carol Channing has Died at Age 97

By Mark Kennedy | Jan 15
Carol Channing, the lanky, ebullient musical comedy star who delighted American audiences over almost 5,000 performances as the scheming Dolly Levi in "Hello, Dolly!" on Broadway and beyond, has died. She was 97.

Shirley Boone, Wife of Pat Boone and Philanthropist, Dies

Shirley Boone, Wife of Pat Boone and Philanthropist, Dies

Jan 13
Shirley Boone, the longtime wife of singer Pat Boone as well as a philanthropist, has died. She was 84.

Gay Latin Trap Artist Kevin Fret Shot Dead in Puerto Rico at 24

Gay Latin Trap Artist Kevin Fret Shot Dead in Puerto Rico at 24

Jan 11
Rising Latin trap artist Kevin Fret was shot dead in Santurce, San Juan, Puerto Rico Thursday morning. He was 24.

Memorial Events for Chris Harris Set for January 14 and 15

Memorial Events for Chris Harris Set for January 14 and 15

Jan 10
Lovingly known as the "King of Clubs," Chris Harris will be remembered on January 14 and 15 in Providence, RI.

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