Which Dead TV Person Got The Most (And Least) Applause At The Emmys?

The "In Memoriam" segment is an awards-show staple. Every year, we're provided a montage of those who died in the previous year; last night's Emmy Awards, though, provided a handful of dead luminaries their own, separate mini-eulogies. Of those who weren't given that honor, which one got the most appreciation from the… » 9/23/13 1:20pm 9/23/13 1:20pm

Raise A Pint For The Short, Fat, Drunk, And Dead Darts Legend Jocky…

On this week's excerpt from Slate's Hang Up and Listen podcast, Mike Pesca tells the story of Scottish dartsman Jocky Wilson, who died in March. Wilson dominated the sport in the early 1980s, and spent the rest of his career as a wonderfully larger-than-life sort. Just one line from his obituary in The Guardian: "At… » 4/13/12 2:25pm 4/13/12 2:25pm

Remembering The Violent Death Matches Between Bruiser And The Butcher, …

Dead Wrestler of the Week is an occasional feature in which we honor the sport's fallen and examine their legacies. In (belated) honor of Deadspin's Blood Week, we're looking back at the epic rivalry between Abdullah the Butcher and the late Bruiser Brody. » 2/08/12 11:45am 2/08/12 11:45am

Dead Comedian Of The Week: Andy Kaufman, The Unlikely Bombthrower

For Comedy Week, we're running a handful of tributes in the vein of our Dead Wrestler of the Week series. Here, from the best book ever written about stand-up comedy, Phil Berger's The Last Laugh, we look at the evolution of Andy Kaufman, meshuga provocateur. » 8/12/11 4:25pm 8/12/11 4:25pm

Dead Comedian Of The Week: Mitch Hedberg, The Comic's Comic

For Comedy Week, we're running a handful of tributes in the vein of our Dead Wrestler of the Week series. Here, the Masked Man looks at the legacy of Mitch Hedberg, the surrealist who developed a cult following before his death in 2005—and an even bigger one after his death. » 8/12/11 2:20pm 8/12/11 2:20pm

Dead Comedian Of The Week: Vaughn Meader, Assassination Victim

For Comedy Week, we're running a handful of tributes in the vein of our Dead Wrestler of the Week series. Here, Alexander Woo, a writer and co-executive producer for HBO's True Blood, eulogizes Vaughn Meader, the wildly popular JFK impersonator whose star plummeted after the assassination of his subject. He died in… » 8/11/11 2:20pm 8/11/11 2:20pm

The Right Place At The Right Time: Remembering Lorenzo Charles

In the photographs of that moment, he doesn't show an expression of power, of joy, of triumph or even relief. His eyebrows are arched back, his eyes are wide, his face drawn into a grimace. N.C. State's Lorenzo Charles does not look like a man dunking a basketball, but rather a man returning to Earth, to a world that… » 6/28/11 4:41pm 6/28/11 4:41pm

(Un)dead Wrestler Of The Week: The Undertaker

An occasional feature in which we honor the sport's fallen and examine their legacies. Today we have a special edition of Dead Wrestler of the Week: The Undertaker, who defeated Triple H last night in WrestleMania 27 and who, while still very much alive, has long been a death-obsessed figure in a death-haunted sport. » 4/04/11 4:20pm 4/04/11 4:20pm

Dead Wrestler Of The Week: What Lance Cade's Death Means For Linda…

Every week or so, the Masked Man honors the wrestling's fallen and examines their legacies — famous and obscure alike. Today: Lance Cade, who died on Friday of heart failure. He was 29. Already his death has become an issue in former WWE CEO Linda McMahon's Senate campaign. » 8/18/10 1:45pm 8/18/10 1:45pm

Dead Wrestler Of The Week: Road Warrior Hawk

Every week, the Masked Man, Deadspin's pro wrestling correspondent, honors the sport's fallen and examines their legacies — famous and obscure alike. Today: Michael Hegstrand, aka Road Warrior Hawk, who died in 2003 of a heart attack. He was 46. » 6/30/10 7:35pm 6/30/10 7:35pm