Deaths (Obituaries) Category

April 10, 2019

Jean-Louis David, French Hairstylist for the Modern Woman, Dies at 85

Mr. David, who created looks that emphasized practicality as well as style, founded a worldwide chain of salons that bear his name.

April 10, 2019

Charles Van Doren, a Quiz Show Whiz Who Wasn’t, Dies at 93

A charismatic and well-pedigreed contestant, he confessed to Congress that his ballyhooed TV performances in the 1950s had been scandalously rigged.

April 8, 2019

Cho Yang-ho, 70, Dies; Expanded Korean Air Amid Scandals

Recently stripped of a board seat in his family’s empire, Mr. Cho had been caught up in corruption investigations and a daughter’s “nut rage” incident.

April 4, 2019

Gerry Stickells, Who Helped Make Rock Shows Big, Dies at 76

His skills as production manager were invaluable to Queen, Paul McCartney and others as the logistics of touring and performing grew increasingly elaborate.

April 3, 2019

Natalia Fileva, Leader in Russia’s ‘Babyflot’ Airlines, Dies at 55

Ms. Fileva, who died in a plane crash, was the rare woman to hold an executive post in Russia. She helped consolidate the post-Soviet airline industry.

April 2, 2019

Charles Sanna, Man Behind Swiss Miss Cocoa, Dies at 101

A surplus of perishable powdered milk was the mother of invention for the popular instant drink made with hot water and formulated in the early 1960s.

March 29, 2019

Agnès Varda, Influential French New Wave Filmmaker, Dies at 90

Ms. Varda was closely associated with the movement known as the New Wave, although her reimagining of cinematic conventions actually predated it.

March 29, 2019

Fred Malek, 82, Republican Fund-Raiser and Presidential Adviser, Dies

Mr. Malek spurred the party from its slump after 2008, helping Republicans to capture 84 governorships over the next decade.