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Post Mortem: February 27, 2011 - March 5, 2011

Eddie Kirkland, blues singer and guitarist, dies at 88

Eddie Kirkland, 88, a blues singer, guitarist and harmonica player who worked with John Lee Hooker and Otis Redding and was known for his high energy shows, died in Florida on Sunday. He had been in a car accident while returning from a gig. Mr. Kirkland brought a preaching, gospel...

By Terence McArdle  | March 3, 2011; 11:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Terence McArdle  | Tags:  Eddie Kirkland  
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Oscars "In Memoriam" Redux

After trolling the Internet reading all things "Oscar" today, there was a lot of disappointment in the omission of some actors from the "In Memoriam" tribute. Two that come to mind include '80s teen star turned bad boy Corey Haim (I mean, how could they forget "Lucas?"), and drama laden...

By Lauren Wiseman  | February 28, 2011; 5:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Actors, actresses, Lauren Wiseman  
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Oscar "In Memoriam" Recap

As an obituary writer, I can't help but look forward to the "In Memoriam" bit of the Oscars. It's a chance to remember which big stars were featured in our pages here at the Post and who we wrote about in great detail. So as an ode to Oscar night...

By Lauren Wiseman  | February 27, 2011; 11:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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Duke Snider dies: Dodgers' Hall of Fame center fielder was 84

Duke Snider, one of the "Boys of Summer" who defeated the New York Yankees in 1955 to bring home the Brooklyn Dodgers' only World Series title, died today at a hospital in Escondido, California. He was 84. A powerful left-handed hitter known as the "Duke of Flatbush," Mr. Snider...

By Emma Brown  | February 27, 2011; 6:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Athletes  
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