Pat Summerall: The Last Of The Hard Voices

At my gym the other day, half of the television screens were showing an episode of Dr. Phil. You don't need me to tell you that Dr. Phil sucks, so I grabbed a magazine and went about the business of not looking at his big stupid head. But then I saw Pat Summerall in the studio with him and suddenly I couldn't look… » 4/17/13 12:30pm 4/17/13 12:30pm

Roger Ebert Is Dead

Legendary movie critic Roger Ebert has passed away at the age of 70. He had been battling cancer for the past decade. If you have time today, do go read Will Leitch on his correspondence with Ebert from a couple years back (a sampling: "I would love to say that I enjoyed fornicating on the Daily Illini desk, but if I… » 4/04/13 4:05pm 4/04/13 4:05pm

Jerry Buss, Surrounded By Boobs: A Tribute To The Greatest NBA Owner…

Jerry Buss died today. The 80-year-old was arguably the greatest NBA owner in the history of the league. He was also a world-class Playmate aficionado who frequently dated teenage girls and used to host his birthday party at a brothel. To put it in more appropriate obituary terms, the man was "known for his eye for… » 2/18/13 5:35pm 2/18/13 5:35pm

Jack Tatum, Dead At 61

Tatum, inevitably known for two plays — the Immaculate Reception and the paralysis of Darryl Stingley — passed away from complications related to the diabetes that had affected him since his retirement. [WBNS] » 7/27/10 3:00pm 7/27/10 3:00pm

Read This: A Eulogy For Vic Ziegel

John Schulian has a sweet tribute on Bronx Banter to his colleague Vic Ziegel, the longtime New York columnist and all-around knowing cove who died last week at 72. » 7/27/10 11:30am 7/27/10 11:30am

Major League Manager Dies

James Gammon—the manager from Major League and a lot of other stuff—died over the weekend after a long battle with cancer. Everybody smoke a pack of Marlboro Reds and talk like him in his honor. [Backstage] » 7/19/10 7:00pm 7/19/10 7:00pm

George Steinbrenner Is Dead At 80

Yankees owner George Steinbrenner has died after suffering a massive heart attack. He was 80. Quoth commenter Eddie Murray Sparkles: "Jesus is getting a haircut as we speak." » 7/13/10 9:38am 7/13/10 9:38am

Bob Probert, Dead At 45

Probert, NHL enforcer extraordinaire, was pronounced dead after collapsing on a boat near his hometown of Windsor, Ontario. Tie Domi and Stu Grimson sleep a little sounder tonight. » 7/05/10 5:05pm 7/05/10 5:05pm

John Wooden Dead At 99

Legendary basketball coach John Wooden has passed away at the age of 99 at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Say good-bye to the Wizard of Westwood with Alex Wolff's retrospective here. [New York Times] » 6/04/10 11:30pm 6/04/10 11:30pm

Trivial Pursuit Creator Goes To Wheel Hub In The Sky

Chris Haney, the Canadian photographer who invented Trivial Pursuit, passed away at the age of 59. So that's who to blame for all those times you needed an orange pie piece and got stuck with a question about mixology. [Globe&Mail] » 6/02/10 1:00am 6/02/10 1:00am

Gary Coleman Dead at 42, 4'8"

Gary Coleman, the former child star of Diff'rent Strokes and California gubernatorial candidate has passed away after suffering a brain hemorrhage. [People, East Bay Express] » 5/28/10 3:20pm 5/28/10 3:20pm

Jose Lima, Dead At 37

Breaking news says Jose Lima died this morning of a heart attack at his home in Los Angeles. Since his last MLB season in 2006, he had made stops in Korea, Long Beach and Edmonton.[ESPN Deportes] » 5/23/10 12:45pm 5/23/10 12:45pm

Juan Antonio Samaranch Passes Away

Former Olympic head honcho Juan Antonio Samaranch died in Barcelona today at the age of 89. We'll never forget the way he always cheered up third-place finishers by pretending to pull the bronze medal out of their ear. [CNN] » 4/21/10 8:30am 4/21/10 8:30am