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"
Saturday, March 12, 2011
One of the greatest of all jazz drummers -- via WGBH. He was recorded on more than 120 albums, 60 of which were with Dave Brubeck. His skills inspired much of Brubeck's composition of the classic album "Take Five."