Obituary: David Forster Jr.'s aspirations as an athlete, businessman cut short

June 29
A week after running alongside his fiancée in Grandma's Marathon, helping her finish her first 26.2-mile race, the 27-year-old elite runner collapsed on an evening run near his Minneapolis home and died.

Alvin Toffler, author of 'Future Shock,' dead at 87

June 29
Alvin Toffler, a guru of the post-industrial age whose million-selling "Future Shock" and other books anticipated the disruptions and transformations brought about by the rise of digital technology, has died. He was 87.

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Music
June 29

Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley's first guitarist, dies at 84

Scotty Moore, the pioneering rock guitarist whose sharp, graceful style helped Elvis Presley shape his revolutionary sound and inspired a generation of musicians that included Keith Richards, Jimmy Page and Bruce Springsteen, died Tuesday. He was 84.
Nation
June 28

Buddy Ryan, NFL coach and master of defense, dies at 85

Buddy Ryan took a back seat to no one. Neither did his fierce defenses that won two Super Bowls.The pugnacious coach and defensive mastermind whose…
Music
June 28

Mack Rice, composer of 'Mustang Sally,' dies at 82

Mack Rice, the composer of '60s hit "Mustang Sally" and co-writer of the Staple Singers' landmark "Respect Yourself" has died in Detroit. He was 82.
Celebrities
June 28

Fiat Chrysler gearshift probe finds 266 crashes, 68 injuries

A government investigation into confusing gear shifters like the one in the SUV that crushed and killed Star Trek actor Anton Yelchin found 266 crashes that injured 68 people.
Movies
June 28

Italian film comic Bud Spencer, the 'good giant,' dies at 86

Bud Spencer, a burly comic actor dubbed the "good giant" for punching out bad guys on the screen, often in a long series of spaghetti westerns, has died in Italy. He was 86.
Local
June 27

Obituary: Public schoolteacher Rose Asao found, fostered a deep love of learning

As World War II loomed in 1941, Rose Asao caught the last boat from Tokyo to return to her Midwestern hometown. If the upheaval upset…
Variety
June 25

Bill Cunningham, NY Times fashion photographer, dies at 87

Bill Cunningham, a longtime fashion photographer for The New York Times known for taking pictures of everyday people on the streets of New York, has died. He was 87.
North Metro
June 25

Obituary: Ralph Talbot was Anoka County's longest-serving sheriff

Ralph "Buster" Talbot's proudest identity was as a family man, but generations of Anoka County residents knew him as "Sheriff."First appointed to the top law…
National
June 25

Bernie Worrell, masterful P-Funk keyboardist, dead at 72

Bernie Worrell, the ingenious "Wizard of Woo" whose amazing array of keyboard sounds and textures helped define the Parliament-Funkadelic musical empire and influenced performers of funk, rock, hip-hop and other genres, has died.
Books
June 25

Michael Herr, author of the Vietnam-era 'Dispatches,' dies

Michael Herr, the author and Oscar-nominated screenplay writer who viscerally documented the ravages of the Vietnam War through his classic nonfiction novel "Dispatches" and through such films as "Apocalypse Now" and "Full Metal Jacket," died after a long illness. He was 76.
Stage & Arts
June 24

Obituary: 'Mr Wonderful' Byron Bradley was quiet giant on state's art scene

An authoritative account of Grand Marais’ rise as a North Shore artist colony mentions the flamboyant Birney Quick about three times as much as his…
Celebrities
June 24

Former IG fired by Obama over investigation dies at 84

Gerald Walpin, a former inspector general for the federal AmeriCorps program who was fired by President Barack Obama over his handling of an investigation into a California mayor and Obama supporter, has died. He was 84.
Books
June 24

Michael Herr, author of the Vietnam-era 'Dispatches,' dies

Michael Herr, the author and Oscar-nominated screenplay writer who viscerally documented the ravages of the Vietnam War through his classic nonfiction novel "Dispatches" and through such films as "Apocalypse Now" and "Full Metal Jacket," died Thursday after a long illness. He was 76.
TV & Media
June 24

Longtime Ohio newspaper publisher John F. Wolfe dies at 72

Longtime Ohio newspaper publisher John F. Wolfe, whose family sold The Columbus Dispatch last year and still owns television and radio stations, has died at age 72.
National
June 24

Bernie Worrell, masterful P-Funk keyboardist, dead at 72

Bernie Worrell, the ingenious "Wizard of Woo" whose amazing array of keyboard sounds and textures helped define the Parliament-Funkadelic musical empire and influenced performers of funk, rock, hip-hop and other genres, has died.
National
June 24

Bluegrass music patriarch Ralph Stanley dies at 89

Ralph Stanley, a patriarch of Appalachian music who with his brother Carter helped expand and popularize the genre that became known as bluegrass, has died. He was 89.
Music
June 23

Bluegrass music patriarch Ralph Stanley dies at 89

Ralph Stanley, a patriarch of Appalachian music who with his brother Carter helped expand and popularize the genre that became known as bluegrass, died Thursday. He was 89.
Local
June 23

Obituary: Pete Gaylord, a force behind fantasy games

For the better part of 30 years, Pete Gaylord made his living sorting mail and answering phones at the downtown St. Paul post office. But…
Nation
June 22

1 of 2 remaining Doolittle Raiders dies in Montana

One of the last two surviving members of the Doolittle Raiders — who bombed Japan in an attack that stunned that nation and boosted U.S. morale — has died in Montana, his family said.
TV & Media
June 22

Ellen Soeteber, former editor of the Post-Dispatch, dies

Veteran journalist Ellen Soeteber, the former editor of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, has died after a brief illness. She was 66.