Today’s Obituaries

Search Obituaries

Media showman, Minnesota's rock 'n' roll 'godfather' Bill Diehl dies at 91

Media showman, Minnesota's rock 'n' roll 'godfather' Bill Diehl dies at 91

He helped shape Minnesota's burgeoning rock scene in the 1960s.

Snooty, oldest Florida manatee in captivity, dies at 69

3:25pm
Snooty, the longest living manatee in captivity, died Sunday, a day after a huge party to celebrate his 69th birthday, according to the South Florida Museum.

'Home Alone' actor John Heard dies at 72 following back surgery

July 22
John Heard, an actor best known for playing Macaulay Culkin's dad in the original "Home Alone" movies, died Friday in Palo Alto, California. He was 72.

obituaries features

  • In Memoriams

    Remembrances of those who have gone. To place a notice, call 612-673-4130

  • Email Alerts

    Set up an email alert and receive notification when an obituary is published.

  • Funeral Home Directory

    Find a funeral home and get more information by visiting their website.

Movies
July 22

Actor John Heard, of 'Home Alone' movies, dies at 71

Actor John Heard, whose many roles included the father in the "Home Alone" series and a corrupt detective in "The Sopranos," has died. He was 71.
TV & Media
July 22

Massachusetts boy, 5, who received new heart, dies

A 5-year-old boy whose reaction to learning he'd be receiving a new heart captivated people on social media earlier this year died Friday evening in Massachusetts, his family said.
West Metro
July 21

Kirsten Langsetmo, early advocate for people with autism, dies at 88

Kirsten Langsetmo’s determination was evident long before her second daughter, Ellen, was born. She was one of only a few women to graduate with an…
Celebrities
July 21

Jewelry designer Kenneth Jay Lane dies in NY at age 85

Costume jewelry designer Kenneth Jay Lane, whose creations caught the fancy of high society and the QVC crowd alike, has died in New York. He was 85.
Music
July 21

A look at Linkin Park's top-selling albums and songs

Since releasing their debut album in 2000, Linkin Park has been one of the top-selling acts in music, selling nearly 26 million albums and over 31 million tracks, according to Nielsen Music.
Music
July 21

Jayhawks co-founder Caleb Palmiter dies at 53

For many, he was one of the Twin Cities music scene's great unsung forces.
Music
July 20

Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington dies in LA at 41

Linkin Park lead singer Chester Bennington, whose screeching vocals helped the rock-rap band become one of the most commercially successful acts in the 2000s, was found dead in his home near Los Angeles on Thursday, the Los Angeles County coroner said. He was 41.
Movies
July 20

Actor Red West, longtime Elvis confidant, dies

Actor and songwriter Robert Gene "Red" West, a longtime confidant of Elvis Presley, has died in Memphis.
Music
July 20

Reaction to death of Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington

Reaction to the death of Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington:
National
July 20

Ex-Rep. Regula, Ohio congressman elected to 18 terms, dies

Former Ohio congressman Ralph Regula, who was elected to 18 terms in the U.S. House and was a key player in creating the Cuyahoga Valley…
Variety
July 20

Doctor who linked kids' lead exposure to health issues dies

A pediatrician and University of Pittsburgh researcher who linked lead exposure in children to health and intelligence issues has died. Dr. Herbert Needleman was 89.
North Metro
July 20

From Communist Czechoslovakia to Fridley mayor, Frank Liebl had a life of civic work

Liebl, 83, died of Alzheimer's disease on June 11 in New Hope.
Variety
July 20

WWII female pilot recently honored at air show dies at 100

A 100-year-old woman honored at a New York air show last weekend for her World War II service as a civilian pilot flying military aircraft has died.
Nation
July 19

Remains found likely is 10th victim of Arizona flash flood

Remains found Wednesday in a water- and debris-filled canyon in central Arizona are believed to be those of a missing 27-year-old man who's the 10th and final victim of last weekend's flash flood, authorities said.
National
July 19

Judge orders Texas to lower temperature in sweltering prison

A federal judge Wednesday gave state prison officials 15 days to come up with a plan to lower the temperature to 88 degrees (31.11 Celsius) inside a Southeast Texas prison where attorneys for inmates say the sweltering summer heat is endangering their health.
Nation
July 19

Ex-banker, who helped bring World's Fair to Knoxville, dies

Jake Butcher, who helped bring the World's Fair to Knoxville before his family's East Tennessee banking network collapsed amid a federal investigation, died Wednesday. He was 81.
Nation
July 19

Ex-banker, who helped bring World's Fair to Knoxville, dies

Jake Butcher, who helped bring the Word's Fair to Knoxville before his family's East Tennessee banking network collapsed amid a federal investigation, has died. He was 81.
Variety
July 18

Co-founder of Purdue Pharma dies at 97

The co-founder of Purdue Pharma, a Connecticut company that markets the powerfully addictive painkiller OxyContin, has died at age 97.
National
July 18

Walmart class-action suit plaintiff dies in California

The Walmart greeter who took the retail giant all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court in the largest gender bias class-action lawsuit in U.S. history has died, a family member said Tuesday.
Movies
July 18

Harvey Atkin, who played Morty in 'Meatballs,' dies at 74

Harvey Atkin, the Canadian actor who played the summer camp director Morty in "Meatballs," has died. He was 74.