Irrfan Khan, Indian actor in Life of Pi, dies of cancer at 53

Irrfan Khan, Indian actor in Life of Pi, dies of cancer at 53

Irrfan Khan, an Indian actor who brought versatility and style to recent hit films and had roles in Hollywood movies such as Life of Pi and The Namesake, died on Wednesday at age 53. His death, after a prolonged battle with cancer, was confirmed by a spokesperson who said Khan was surrounded by family at the time. He is […]

Renowned Canadian scientist Frank Plummer dies in Kenya, where he led HIV breakthroughs

Renowned Canadian scientist Frank Plummer dies in Kenya, where he led HIV breakthroughs

World-renowned scientist Dr. Frank Plummer of Winnipeg has died. Plummer, 67, was in Kenya, where he was a keynote speaker at the annual meeting of the University of Nairobi’s collaborative centre for research and training in HIV/AIDS/STIs. Dr. Larry Gelmon, who helped set up that meeting, said Plummer collapsed and was taken to hospital in Nairobi, where he […]

'In the blink of an eye': After a whole family dies on Flight PS752, what happens with what's left behind?

'In the blink of an eye': After a whole family dies on Flight PS752, what happens with what's left behind?

When Shaho Shahbazpanahi went to check in on the home of his close friends while they visited Iran, no one could have predicted they would never return — and that he would bear the responsibility of figuring out what to do with the pieces of their lives left behind. Razgar Rahimi, Farideh Gholami and their three-year-old son, Jiwan Rahimi, were about […]

Man Tasered by Peel police dies in hospital

Man Tasered by Peel police dies in hospital

A man who was Tasered by officers in Peel overnight Wednesday has died in hospital, police say. Police say they were called to Runningbrook Drive in Mississauga at about 3:15 a.m. for reports of a “disturbance.” The man was taken hospital after his interaction with police, where he was pronounced dead about an hour later. Ontario’s […]

Phil Hymes, who lit ‘Saturday Night Live,’ dies at 96

Phil Hymes, who lit ‘Saturday Night Live,’ dies at 96

Phil Hymes, a veteran lighting director who became a major, if irascible, backstage figure with Saturday Night Live for his strong opinions about stagecraft he liked and comedy he disliked, died July 29 in a Manhattan hospital. He was 96. His son, Jeff, said the cause of death was complications of bladder cancer. “He was […]

South African aiming to be 1st black African in space dies

South African aiming to be 1st black African in space dies

Mandla Maseko, a South African man who had won the opportunity to become the first black African to go into space, has died in a motorcycle crash. He was 30. Maseko was killed in Pretoria over the weekend, according to a family statement reported by local media Monday. Maseko became known as an “Afronaut” and […]

Beth Chapman, co-star of Dog the Bounty Hunter, dies of cancer at 51

Beth Chapman, co-star of Dog the Bounty Hunter, dies of cancer at 51

HONOLULU—Beth Chapman, who co-starred with her husband on the Dog the Bounty Hunter reality-TV show and later spoke out against some bail reform measures as leader of a national bail agents’ organization, has died. A family spokeswoman, Mona Wood-Sword, said in a statement that Chapman died early Wednesday at Queen’s Medical Center after an almost […]

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