A compilation of interesting and significant obituaries, as they happen, emphasizing the achievements of those who have died.
"By writing or reading obituaries,we can discover ways to make our time on earth more worthwhile, more productive, more meaningful to others." Alana Baranick, "Life on the Death Beat"
"'I always read the obituaries in The Times,' I explained to her. 'They make me bloody glad to be alive.'"
John Mortimer, "Rumpole's Return"
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Drummer, and later minister -- via North Iowa Today. He drummed for Buddy Holly, just missing the flight of Feb. 3, 1959 that killed Holly, Richie Valens and the Big Bopper. He later played with Hank Williams, Jr. and Roy Orbison.