Gene Reynolds, 'M*A*S*H' Co-Creator, Dead at 96

Gene Reynolds, who co-created the lauded TV series M*A*S*H that centered on an American medical team stationed in South Korea during the Korean War, has died. He was 96. Reynolds died on Monday of heart failure at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, California, CNN reports. The news was confirmed in a statement from […]

Sonny Grosso Dies: Real-Life ‘French Connection’ NYPD Detective Was 88

Sonny Grosso, an NYPD detective who, along with partner Eddie Egan, inspired William Friedkin’s 1971 crime classic The French Connection, died yesterday in Manhattan following a long illness. He was 88. In the film, a character based on Grosso (born Salvatore Grosso) was played by Roy Scheider (Gene Hackman played his Egan-inspired partner Jimmy “Popeye” […]

Matthew Wong, Painter on Cusp of Fame, Dies at 35

Matthew Wong, a promising self-taught painter whose vibrant landscapes, forest scenes and still lifes were just beginning to command attention and critical acclaim, died on Oct. 2 in Edmonton, Alberta. He was 35. The New York gallery Karma, which represented him, said the cause was suicide. His mother, Monita (Cheng) Wong, said Mr. Wong was […]

Bruce LeFavour, ‘a Good Cook,’ Dies at 84

Bruce LeFavour, an eclectic, self-taught American cook who, on nothing more than three years in Europe and an innate appreciation of perfect ingredients, helped craft the early California cuisine movement, died on Oct. 4 at his home in Port Townsend, Wash. He was 84. His death was confirmed by his daughter Cree LeFavour, who said […]

An obituary for ‘RHONY’ after Bethenny Frankel’s departure

On Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, the “Real Housewives of New York” passed away after 12 seasons, upon star Bethenny Frankel announcing she was leaving the show for good. The deceased was born to Bravo daddy Andy Cohen in 2008. Frankel, though she left the show briefly, was one of the few original cast members to […]

Pat Bowlen, Influential Owner of the Denver Broncos, Dies at 75

Pat Bowlen, the influential hands-on owner of the Denver Broncos, which won all three of its Super Bowl titles under his long stewardship, died on Thursday night at his home in Englewood, Colo. He was 75. Mr. Bowlen’s family announced his death in a statement. He received a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease in 2006 and […]

Murray Polner, Antiwar Editor and Author, Is Dead at 91

Murray Polner, an unswerving voice for pacifism and civil liberties and the founder and only editor of Present Tense magazine, a progressive counterpoint to Commentary that began in a period of one-upmanship among Jewish intellectuals, died on May 30 in Manhasset, N.Y. He was 91. The cause was sepsis, his son Robert said. Present Tense, […]