Celebrity deaths

Oregon's Sabrina Ionescu (20) looks to shoot between Stanford's Ashten Prechtel (11) and Lexie Hull, right, in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, in Stanford, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
February 24, 2020 - 9:02 pm
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Sabrina Ionescu's strength inspired her Oregon coaches and teammates all day, from the way she courageously spoke at the memorial service for Kobe Bryant in Los Angeles earlier in the day, then flew back to the Bay Area and took the court shortly after vomiting in the locker...
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Vanessa Bryant speaks during a celebration of life for her husband Kobe Bryant and daughter Gianna Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
February 24, 2020 - 3:32 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kobe Bryant’s wife remembered him as a devoted father and husband who arrived early for school pickups and wrote heartfelt cards and letters. Rob Pelinka, Bryant’s longtime agent and closest friend, recalled getting a text from the NBA superstar moments before he was killed last...
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FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2012 file photo, former model and restaurateur B. Smith arrives at the BET Honors red carpet in the Warner Theatre in Washington. Smith died Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, at her Long Island, New York, home, after battling early onset Alzheimer's disease, according to a family statement on social media. She was 70. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
February 23, 2020 - 10:44 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Model, restaurateur and lifestyle guru Barbara "B." Smith has died at her Long Island home, her family announced in a statement on social media. She was 70. Smith died Saturday evening after battling early onset Alzheimer's disease, which she was diagnosed with in 2013. She and her...
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FILE - In this June 2, 1996, file photo, Zoe Caldwell holds her award for Leading Actress in a Play for her role in "Master Class" at the 50th Annual Tony Awards in New York. Caldwell, a four-time Tony Award winner famous for portraying larger-than-life characters, has died. Her son Charlie Whitehead said Caldwell died peacefully Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, at her home in Pound Ridge, New York. She was 86. Whitehead said her death was due to complications from Parkinson's disease. (AP Photo/Ron Frehm, File)
February 18, 2020 - 5:50 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Zoe Caldwell, a four-time Tony Award winner who brought humanity to larger-than-life characters, whether it be the dotty schoolteacher Miss Jean Brodie, an aging opera star Maria Callas or the betrayed, murderous Medea, has died. She was 86. Her son Charlie Whitehead said Caldwell...
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Ryan Newman (6) goes airborne after crashing into Corey LaJoie (32) during the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race Monday, Feb. 17, 2020, at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. Sunday's running of the race was postponed by rain. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
February 18, 2020 - 3:49 pm
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt's death on the final lap of the Daytona 500 may have saved Ryan Newman's life. Earnhardt died 19 years ago Tuesday, the same day Roush Fenway Racing said Newman was awake and talking to doctors and family following his own harrowing accident on the last lap...
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FILE - In this Sept. 18, 1987, file photo, New York Yankees' Rickey Henderson, bottom, steals second base below Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Tony Fernández during a baseball game in New York. Fernández, a stylish shortstop who made five All-Star teams during his 17 seasons in the major leagues and helped the Blue Jays win the 1993 World Series, died Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, after complications from a kidney disease. He was 57. (AP Photo/G. Paul Burnett, File)
February 16, 2020 - 7:32 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Tony Fernández, a stylish shortstop who made five All-Star teams during his 17 seasons in the major leagues and helped the Toronto Blue Jays win the 1993 World Series, died Sunday after complications from a kidney disease. He was 57. Fernández was taken off a life support system in...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011, British TV personality Caroline Flack arrives for the Cosmopolitan Ultimate Women of the Year Awards in London. The host controversial reality TV show “Love Island,” has died aged 40, according to a statement from her family Saturday Feb. 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Jonathan Short, FILE)
February 16, 2020 - 11:53 am
LONDON (AP) — The boyfriend of Caroline Flack, the former British TV host for the controversial reality show “Love Island,” said Sunday that his “heart is broken" at her death as criticism mounted over her treatment by some British media. British commercial television network ITV said it would not...
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FILE - In this Jan. 22, 2019, file photo, Ernest Hemingway's close friend and biographer, A.E. Hotchner, talks about his friendship with Hemingway at his home in Westport, Conn. A.E. Hotchner, a well-traveled author, playwright and gadabout whose street smarts and famous pals led to a loving, but litigated memoir of Ernest Hemingway, business adventures with Paul Newman and a book about his Depression-era childhood that became a Steven Soderbergh film, died Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, at age 102. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)
February 15, 2020 - 8:20 pm
A.E. Hotchner, a well-traveled author, playwright and gadabout whose street smarts and famous pals led to a loving, but litigated memoir of Ernest Hemingway, business adventures with Paul Newman and a book about his Depression-era childhood that became a Steven Soderbergh film, died Saturday at age...
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This photo provided by The Museum at FIT shows the “Dying Swan” tutu, head piece, and pointe shoes worn by iconic Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova, that are part of the new exhibit at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. The exhibit features 90 items, including ballet costumes, high fashion and athletic wear, or what we call today “athleisure.” (Eileen Costa/The Museum at FIT via AP)
February 13, 2020 - 1:59 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A crowning jewel of the new exhibit at the Fashion Institute of Technology is a feathered white tutu. It may look, to the untrained eye, like any ballet costume. It is, however, anything but. Worn by the iconic Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova in her most famous role, the Dying Swan,...
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FILE - In this June 12, 2013, file photo, actor Robert Conrad of TV series "The Wild Wild West" poses for photographers during the 2013 Monte Carlo Television Festival, in Monaco. Conrad, the rugged, contentious actor who starred in the hugely popular 1960s television series "Hawaiian Eye" and "The Wild, Wild West," has died at age 84. A family spokesperson says the actor died Saturday morning, Feb. 8, 2020, in Malibu, Calif., from heart failure. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau, File)
February 08, 2020 - 4:45 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Robert Conrad, the rugged, contentious actor who starred in the hugely popular 1960s television series "Hawaiian Eye" and "The Wild, Wild West," died Saturday. He was 84. The actor died of heart failure in Malibu, California, family spokesperson Jeff Ballard said. A small private...
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