One year after Whitney’s passing: Today marks the one-year anniversary of Whitney Houston’s sudden death at the age of 48.
Houston’s death in the bathtub of a Beverly Hills hotel suite was a result of complications caused by heart disease and cocaine, which led to her drowning.
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SAD. Meow, the 39-pound obese cat from New Mexico, has died. In a statement posted on Facebook, the Santa Fe humane society said: “I am devastated to share with you that the respiratory distress that Meow was experiencing last week (the reason we did not do his weigh-in) took his life at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 5.”
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The Bands’ Levon Helm dies at 71: The only non-Canadian of the band, Helm was the dominant voice on songs such as “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down” and “Ophelia.”
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Without a doubt, this is our favorite freewheeling photograph of the late, great Christopher Hitchens, whose passing we can barely comprehend. So we turn to the words of Graydon Carter, who writes of this image in his touching memoriam:
“I once sent him out on a mission to break the most niggling laws still on the books in New York City. One such decree forbade riding a bicycle with your feet off the pedals. The photograph that ran with the column, of Christopher sailing a small bike through Central Park with his legs in the air, looked like something out of the Moscow Circus.”
Photograph by Christian Witkin.
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Photo: First Lady Betty Ford sits on daughter Susan’s lap as she talks on the phone to son Michael in the president’s White House office. In an appearance on CBS’ “60 Minutes” shortly after becoming first lady, Ford startled viewers when she said she wouldn’t be surprised if Susan, then 18, decided to have an affair. She also said she assumed her children had tried marijuana. The interview unleashed a torrent of negative mail to the White House. View more photos at the gallery. Credit: David Hume Kennerly / The White House
Richard Steinheimer, the pre-eminent railroad photographer, died at 81 earlier this month. He recorded the industry’s transition from steam to diesel, perched atop speeding trains to photograph their motion, and took “some of the most beautiful night photographs of railroads ever made.”
Photo: Steinheimer shot this early steam-era masterpiece in 1951 outside Thistle, Utah. View more photos at the gallery. Credit: Richard Steinheimer / DeGolyer Library
Harmon Killebrew died Tuesday at 74. The Hall of Famer was one of baseball’s premier home-run hitters.
Photo: Harmon Killebrew signs autographs before the Hall of Fame Classic baseball game in Cooperstown, N.Y., on June 20, 2010. More photos at the gallery. Credit: Kevin Rivoli / Associated Press
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Architect Eldon Davis, the designer of “Googie” coffee shops, died Friday at the age of 94. Davis incorporated aerodynamic designs into his whimsical midcentury coffee shops, including the original Norms on La Cienega Boulevard in L.A. and Pann’s in Westchester, to attract passing motorists.
Photo: Norms opened on La Cienega Boulevard in 1957. Eldon Davis’ coffee shops were inspired by the Space Age and California’s car culture. More photos of Davis and his work at the gallery. Credit: Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times