427 Al Jaffee was a cartoonist beloved by generations of Mad magazine readers for features including his iconic “fold-in” drawings. Fold-ins The fold-in was one of the most popular of Jaffee’s creations for Mad, a reversal of the three-page foldouts that were popular in midcentury magazines from Playboy to National Geographic. Instead of revealing a… Continue reading Mad magazine cartoonist dies at 102 – .
236 Lasse Wellander was a guitarist with ABBA from 1974 until their 2021 final album, who played on many of their hits and on the “Mamma Mia!” soundtrack. Lasse Wellander’s legacy Born in Sweden, Lasse Wellander played with several bands in his early years, including Blues Quality and Nature, and became a sought-after session musician… Continue reading ABBA guitarist dies at 70 – .
90 Ben Ferencz was the last living prosecutor who convicted Nazis in the Nuremburg trials for their war crimes. Ben Ferencz’s legacy Ben Ferencz was just 27 years old when he was appointed chief prosecutor in the Einsatzgruppen trial, one of the 12 cases that made up the Nuremburg trials. Born in Transylvania, he emigrated… Continue reading Nuremburg prosecutor dies at 103 – .
331 Julián Figueroa was a Mexican ballad singer known for songs like “Yo sería,” “Ay amor,” and “Volaré.” Julián Figueroa’s legacy Julián Figueroa followed in the footsteps of his father, singer Joan Sebastian (1951–2015), making a career of performing stirring ballads to a traditional backing band. Figueroa’s move into entertainment came naturally, with both his… Continue reading Mexican singer dies at 27– .
39 Ian Bairnson was a Scottish guitarist who played on hits for Kate Bush, the Alan Parsons Project, and Pilot. Ian Bairnson’s legacy Bairnson’s first fame was with Pilot, the Scottish band formed by two former members of the Bay City Rollers. He played as a session musician on Pilot’s first album, including on their… Continue reading Kate Bush guitarist dies at 69 – .
2 Lynette Dupree-Richardson was a stage singer and actress who made her career performing in musicals, and who also made appearances on shows like “Desperate Housewives” and “Law and Order.” Lynette Dupree-Richardson’s legacy Though Lynette Dupree-Richardson had a performing career that included appearances on shows like “Desperate Housewives,” “NYPD Blue,” “The Good Place,” and “Law… Continue reading The Color Purple actress dies at 58 – .
701 Craig Breedlove was a race car driver who wowed the world in 1965 when he set a world land speed record of 600 mph. Craig Breedlove’s legacy Breedlove grew up watching drag races, competing in them himself as a teen. He discovered a love for driving fast that would take him beyond the limits… Continue reading land speed legend dies at 86 – .
383 Norman Reynolds won two Academy Awards and was nominated for four others for his production design work on the Star Wars and Indiana Jones film franchises. Norman Reynolds’ legacy British production designer Norman Reynolds had a long career, including credits on films like “Mission: Impossible,” “Alien 3,” and “Empire of the Sun.” The latter… Continue reading production designer dies at 89 – .
19 Vivian Trimble was the keyboardist and a pivotal member of the alternative group Luscious Jackson, best known for their song, “Naked Eye.” Vivian Trimble’s legacy In 1991, Vivian Trimble joined with Jill Cunniff and Gabby Glaser, who had already formed Luscious Jackson, an alternative rock group that forged a unique sound by drawing on… Continue reading Vivian Trimble obituary: Luscious Jackson musician dies at 59
86 Andrés García was a Mexican actor who became a Latin American icon in the 1960s and ‘70s, with roles in over 50 films and many popular telenovelas. Andrés García’s legacy Andrés García was born in the Dominican Republic, but emigrated to Mexico at a young age and became a citizen. His good looks and… Continue reading telenovela star dies at 81– .