Obituaries Archives
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Former Baldwin football player Abraham Reinhardt dies unexpectedly

Abraham Reinhardt, a 2013 Baldwin High graduate and redshirt-senior football player at Dixie State, died unexpectedly on Friday evening at a hospital in St. George, Utah. Read More

Jacqueline ‘Honolulu Skylark’ Rossetti dies at age 65

Jacqueline Leilani “Honolulu Skylark” Rossetti died Wednesday at Kaiser Permanente in Moanalua of complications from end-stage renal disease. She was 65. Read More

Sugar industry leader William D. Balfour, who served the city for decades, dies at age 87

William D. Balfour Jr., a former sugar industry leader who later served for two decades as the head of various Honolulu city departments, has died at the age of 87. Read More

Andre Williams, who co-wrote ‘Shake A Tail Feather,’ dies

Andre Williams, an R&B singer and songwriter who co-wrote “Shake A Tail Feather” and performed across musical genres, died. He was 82. Read More

Alan Krueger, noted economist who served Obama and Clinton, has died

Alan Krueger, a groundbreaking Princeton University economist who served as a top adviser in two Democratic administrations and was an authority on the labor market, has died, according to a statement from the university Monday. Read More

W.S. Merwin, prize-winning poet and ardent naturalist, dies in his Maui home

W.S. Merwin, a beloved and deeply influential American poet, translator and conservationist who served as U.S. poet laureate and twice won the Pulitzer Prize, died Friday at his home near Haiku-­Pauwela on Maui’s north shore. He was 91. Read More

Former Hawaii newspaper writer Burl Burlingame had a passion for wartime aviation history

William G. “Burl” Burlingame — author, historian and a veteran feature writer for the Honolulu Star-Advertiser and its predecessor, the Honolulu Star-Bulletin — died Friday at his Kailua home. He was 66. Read More

W.S. Merwin, former U.S. poet laureate from Maui, dies at 91

A Pulitzer Prize winner and former U.S. poet laureate, Merwin completed more than 20 books, from early works inspired by myths and legends to fiery protests against environmental destruction and the conflict in Vietnam to late meditations on age and time. Read More

George Foreman’s 42-year-old daughter dies in Texas

Freeda George Forman, the daughter of former heavyweight champion George Foreman and briefly a boxer herself, has died at a suburban Houston home. She was 42. Read More

Hal Blaine, drummer who played on thousands of hits, dies

Hal Blaine, the Hall of Fame session drummer and virtual one-man soundtrack of the 1960s and ’70s who played on the songs of Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley and the Beach Boys and laid down one of music’s most memorable opening riffs on the Ronettes’ “Be My Baby,” died today. Read More

U.S. Olympic cyclist Kelly Catlin, 23, found dead at home

Olympic track cyclist Kelly Catlin, who helped the U.S. women’s pursuit team win the silver medal at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games, died Friday at her home in California. She was 23. Read More

Hugh Fordin, writer and record producer, dies at 83

Hugh Fordin, a versatile behind-the-scenes show business figure who wrote detail-filled books, including a biography of Oscar Hammerstein II, and founded a record company specializing in cast albums and other recordings related to film and theater, died on Feb. 26 at his home in Titusville, New Jersey. He was 83. Read More

Pro wrestler King Kong Bundy dies at 61

King Kong Bundy, the 6-foot-4 professional wrestler best known for facing Hulk Hogan in WrestleMania 2, has died. He was 61. Read More

Sister Joan Chatfield, interfaith advocate, dies at 86

Sister Joan Chatfield, a Maryknoll nun who brought together people of all faiths and advocated for those on the margins of society, has died at age 86. Read More

Keith Flint, singer of electronic band The Prodigy, dies

Police said the death was being treated as non-suspicious and a file would be sent to the coroner — standard practice in cases of violent or unexplained deaths. Read More

Luke Perry, heartthrob on ‘90210,’ dies at 52 after stroke

Publicist Arnold Robinson said Perry’s family and friends were with him when he died. Among them were his children, siblings, fiancée and former wife. Read More

‘Who’s the Boss?’ and ‘Soap’ actress Katherine Helmond dies

Helmond was a favorite of director Terry Gilliam, appearing in his films “Brazil,” ”Time Bandits” and “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.” Read More


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