The Rev. Raymond Goedert was a confidant of cardinals who served as acting head of the Archdiocese of Chicago after Cardinal Joseph Bernardin died in 1996, and later acknowledged his failure to report sexual abuse accusations against priests.
Police in St. Vincent and the Grenadines say U.S. actor Christian Oliver and his two daughters died in a plane crash near a tiny private island in the eastern Caribbean.
In addition to “Starsky & Hutch,” David Soul starred in the Western series “Here Comes the Brides” and movies like “Magnum Force,” “Salem’s Lot” and more. He was also a singer and released several albums in the ‘70s and ‘80s.
A look at the notable celebrities and newsmakers who died in 2024.
Glynis Johns, a Tony Award-winning stage and screen star who played the mother opposite Julie Andrews in the classic movie “Mary Poppins” and introduced the world to the bittersweet standard-to-be “Send in the Clowns” by Stephen Sondheim, has died.
Gloria Scoby, the former publisher of multiple titles at Chicago-based Crain's, has died.
Cale Yarborough, considered one of NASCAR’s all-time greatest drivers and the first to win three consecutive Cup titles, has died.
Tom Wilkinson, the Oscar-nominated British actor known for his roles in “The Full Monty,” “Michael Clayton” and “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,” has died at age 75, according to his family.
A look at the notable celebrities and newsmakers who died in 2023.
Shecky Greene, the gifted comic and master improviser who became the consummate Las Vegas lounge headliner and was revered by his peers and live audiences as one of the greatest standup acts of his generation, has died. He was 97.
Joey Meyer guided DePaul to the NCAA Tournament in each of his first five seasons. The Blue Demons reached the Sweet 16 in 1986 and 1987.
Hudson, a former president of the Glen Ellyn Chamber of Commerce, died Nov. 29 at her Arizona home.
The former Illinois state representative who grew up in the Beverly community died following a November house fire in Wisconsin.
Pope.L, an uncompromising conceptual and performance artist who explored themes of race, class and what he called “have-not-ness,” and who was best known for crawling the length of Broadway in a Superman costume, died Saturday at his home in Chicago. He was 68.
Herb Kohl, a former Democratic U.S. senator from Wisconsin and former owner of the Milwaukee Bucks basketball team, has died. He was 88.
Tom Smothers, half of the Smothers Brothers and the co-host of one of the most socially conscious and groundbreaking television shows in the history of the medium, has died at 86.
The end of each year brings memories of the people who have vanished during the previous 12 months — and places and things too.
Actor Lee Sun-kyun of the Oscar-winning movie “Parasite” has died, South Korea’s emergency office said Wednesday.
Laura Lynch, a founding member of the music group who would find fame as the Dixie Chicks, has died in a car crash in West Texas. She was 65.
“He was the godfather of the working Chicago actor,” said Barbara Gaines, former artistic director of Chicago Shakespeare Theater.
David Bahlman who led the Landmarks Illinois preservation organization from 1999 until 2008 and led fights to save Cook County Hospital and Mies van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House, has died.
McHenry County Judge Michael Coppedge, who took the bench after a career as a private attorney representing several municipalities in the far northwest suburban area, has died at 61.
James McCaffrey, an actor who provided the voice of Max Payne in the popular video game series and most recently voiced Alex Casey in “Alan Wake 2,” died Sunday after a battle with cancer, Variety has confirmed with his manager. He was 65.
He participated in the development of the city of Jerusalem and the Operation Exodus movement, which helped relocate more than a million Jews from Eastern Europe to Israel.
Self-taught sculptor Richard Hunt created pieces of several prominent Chicago residents, including Ida B. Wells and Emmett Till.
Walter L. Liefeld was one of the first full-time faculty members at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, where he taught classes on the New Testament for 31 years.
Emmy Award-winning actor Andre Braugher’s cause of death has been revealed just days after his death on Dec. 11 at age 61.
The Rev. George A. Lane, who played a leading role in saving Chicago’s second-oldest church from demolition in the early 1990s, has died.
Andre Braugher, the Emmy-winning actor best known for his roles on the series “Homicide: Life on The Street” and “Brooklyn 99,” died Monday at age 61.
Ryan O’Neal died Friday, his son Patrick said in an Instagram post. He was 82.