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Musician Billy Joel performs at Madison Square Garden on January 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)

Rosalind Nyman Joel, Mother Of Billy Joel, Dies At 92

The mother of Billy Joel passed away this past weekend at the age of 92.

07/14/2014

Ford Models founder Eileen Ford attends the Ford Supermodel of the World 2006/2007 contest at Skylight Studios on January 17, 2007 in New York City. (Brad Barket/Getty Images for Ford Models)

Modeling Agency Founder Eileen Ford Dies At 92

Eileen Ford, the founder of the Ford Model Agency, has died at the age of 92.

07/10/2014

Gerry Goffin attends the opening night of "Beautiful - The Carole King Musical" at The Stephen Sondheim Theatre on January 12, 2014.  (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

Brooklyn Native Gerry Goffin, Ex-Husband Of Carole King, Dies At 75

Lyricist and Brooklyn native Gerry Goffin, who with his then-wife and songwriting partner Carole King wrote numerous hits, died Wednesday at his home in Los Angeles.

06/19/2014

Longtime New York Times editor and critic Arthur Gelb. (Credit: Scott Gries/Getty Images)

Longtime New York Times Editor, Critic Arthur Gelb Dies At 90

Veteran editor Arthur Gelb – whose news sense, arts sensibility and journalistic vigor sculpted The New York Times for decades — died Tuesday at age 90.

05/20/2014

The New York state Capitol in Albany (credit: Getty Images)

Former State Sen. Catherine Abate Dies At 66

Former New York State Sen. Catherine Abate, a longtime advocate of health care and criminal justice issues, died this past weekend at the age of 66.

05/19/2014

Peter Kaplan (Photo by Paul Morigi/Getty Images for Conde Nast Publications)

Longtime New York Observer Editor Peter Kaplan Dies

Former New York Observer Peter Kaplan died this week at the age of 59.

11/30/2013

Actress Marcia Wallace. (Photo by Angela Weiss/Getty Images)

Report: Actress Marcia Wallace Of ‘Bob Newhart Show’ Fame Dies At 70

Marcia Wallace, an actress known for her work on “The Bob Newhart Show” and “The Simpsons” – but who also had a New York stage background – has died at the age of 70, according to published reports.

10/26/2013

(Al ‘Hughes’ Dukes Photography)

New York Sports Broadcasting Legend Bill Mazer Dies

Iconic New York sports radio and television personality Bill Mazer died Wednesday at the age of 92.

10/23/2013

(Al ‘Hughes’ Dukes Photography)

Former WCBS 880 Anchor Steve Porter Remembered

Steve Porter, one of the radio journalists who helped launch the all-new format at WCBS 880, is being remembered for his many achievements in broadcasting.

10/06/2013

Jean Stapleton

‘All In The Family’ Star Jean Stapleton Dies At 90

Jean Stapleton, known to generations as Edith Bunker in the classic CBS sitcom “All in the Family,” has died.

06/01/2013

Frederic Franklin

Ballet Master Frederic Franklin Dies At 98

The arts world this weekend was mourning Frederic Franklin, a British-born dancer who helped popularize the modern ballet in the United States and performed until he was 95.

05/05/2013

Former President George H.W. Bush (credit:  MANDEL NGAN/AFP/GettyImages)

Germany’s Der Spiegel Mistakenly Publishes Bush Sr. Obit

Der Spiegel news weekly in Germany mistakenly published an obituary Sunday for former President George H.W. Bush, written by the New York correspondent for the magazine.

12/30/2012

Actor Charles Durning died Christmas Eve at age 89. (/file - credit: Michael N. Todaro/Getty Images)

Actor Charles Durning Dies At Age 89

His hard life and wartime trauma provided the basis for a prolific 50-year career as a consummate Oscar-nominated character actor, playing everyone from a Nazi colonel to the pope to Dustin Hoffman’s would-be suitor in “Tootsie.”

12/25/2012

George McGovern seen at the 36th AFI Life Achievement Award tribute to Warren Beatty on June 25, 2008. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images for AFI)

Former Democratic Presidential Nominee George McGovern Dies At 90

McGovern never shied from the word “liberal,” even as other Democrats blanched at the label and Republicans used it as an epithet.

10/21/2012

Cosmo Editor-In-Chief Helen Gurley Brown (file/Photo by Paul Hawthorne/Getty Images)

Cosmo Editor-In-Chief Helen Gurley Brown Dead After A Brief Hospitalization

The editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan magazine for more than 30 years died after a brief hospitalization at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia.

08/13/2012

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