News and updates about death

Jewish-American songwriter Richard M. Sherman dies at 95

Sherman with his late brother Robert to craft tunes for Disney classics such as Mary Poppins, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and The Jungle Book.

Jewish-American songwriter Richard M. Sherman dies at 95

Challenges of War: Making sense of Jewish death and suffering

The Torah and Judaism do not hide from the topic of death and suffering and in fact early on in the Torah lay down the source of the problem in the first place.

Challenges of War: Making sense of Jewish death and suffering

Former US Senator Joe Lieberman dies at 82

Lieberman, who was the first Orthodox Jew to serve in the Senate and also the first Jewish candidate on the national ticket of a major party, dies due to complications from a fall.

Former US Senator Joe Lieberman dies at 82

Jewish American singer Eric Carmen dies at 74

Carmen formed The Raspberries in 1970 and later launched a solo career. He was known for the songs “Hungry Eyes” and “All By Myself”.

Jewish American singer Eric Carmen dies at 74

Jewish singer Steve Lawrence dies at 88

Steve Lawrence, remembered for his work with wife Eydie Gorme as Steve & Eydie, dies from complications due to Alzheimer’s disease.

Jewish singer Steve Lawrence dies at 88

Jewish actor and comedian Richard Lewis dies at 76

Lewis, remembered for his role in “Curb Your Enthusiasm”, passed away after a heart attack. In April of 2023, he revealed that he had been living with Parkinson’s disease.

Jewish actor and comedian Richard Lewis dies at 76

Television producer Norman Lear dies at 101

Lear created and wrote over 100 shows, including “All in the Family” and “The Jeffersons”.

Television producer Norman Lear dies at 101

Former US First Lady Rosalynn Carter dies at 96

Rosalynn Carter, wife of Jimmy Carter, passes away several days after entering hospice care.

Former US First Lady Rosalynn Carter dies at 96

'We are a family':

Cast of 'Friends' breaks silence on Matthew Perry's death

Cast of “Friends” says they will take a moment to grieve the death of their co-star who passed away at the age of 54.

Cast of 'Friends' breaks silence on Matthew Perry's death

'Friends' star Matthew Perry dies at 54

Reports in US say the actor known for the role of Chandler Bing was found unresponsive at a Los Angeles-area home.

'Friends' star Matthew Perry dies at 54

Former Mossad chief Shabtai Shavit dies at 84

Former Mossad chief Shabtai Shavit passes away while on a private vacation in Italy. He served in the post between 1989 and 1996.

Former Mossad chief Shabtai Shavit dies at 84

Jewish American film director William Friedkin dies at 87

Friedkin was known for “The French Connection” and “The Exorcist”.

Jewish American film director William Friedkin dies at 87

Jewish-American actor Mark Margolis dies at 83

Margolis, most remembered for his role on “Breaking Bad”, dies after a short illness.

Jewish-American actor Mark Margolis dies at 83

Jewish-American comic Paul Reubens dies at 70

Reubens became famous in the 1980s for playing eccentric man-child Pee-wee Herman.

Jewish-American comic Paul Reubens dies at 70

Actor Alan Arkin dies at 89

Arkin won an Oscar as best supporting actor for the surprise 2006 hit "Little Miss Sunshine.”

Actor Alan Arkin dies at 89

Jewish lyricist Sheldon Harnick dies at 99

Harnick was known for his collaborations with composer Jerry Bock on shows such as "Fiddler on the Roof".

Jewish lyricist Sheldon Harnick dies at 99

When did Moshe Rabbeinu’s death process begin?

The demise of Moshe and Aharon was predicated on a reality.that we face today.

When did Moshe Rabbeinu’s death process begin?

Deadly attack near Eli:

The Rule of Death

We will continue the lives of Elisha, Harel, Ofer and Nachman - and may their blood be avenged by G-d.

The Rule of Death

Leaker of 'Pentagon Papers' dies at 92

Daniel Ellsberg announced in an email to friends and supporters on March 1 that he had pancreatic cancer and had declined chemotherapy.

Leaker of 'Pentagon Papers' dies at 92

US:

'Unabomber' found dead in prison

Ted Kaczynski, the convicted terrorist known as the “Unabomber”, found dead in his prison cell. He was 81.

'Unabomber' found dead in prison

Last remaining Nuremberg prosecutor dies at 103

Benjamin Ferencz, the last living prosecutor from the Nuremberg trials, dies of natural causes in Florida.

Last remaining Nuremberg prosecutor dies at 103

Actor Lance Reddick dead at 60

Actor known for his role in hit TV show "The Wire", dies of natural causes.

Actor Lance Reddick dead at 60

Op-ed:

'The carriage held but just ourselves — and immortality'.

Natural disaster in Turkey, diminishing number of friends as one ages - our personal world's losses are paralleled by the world's. Op-ed.

'The carriage held but just ourselves — and immortality'.

Singer-songwriter David Crosby dead at 81

Crosby, a founding member of the Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash, dies after long illness.

Singer-songwriter David Crosby dead at 81

Born a decade before WW1:

World's oldest person dies at 118

French nun Lucile Randon, known as Sister Andre, died in her sleep at her nursing home in Toulon.

World's oldest person dies at 118

Singer Lisa Marie Presley dies at 54

Lisa Marie Presley, only child of Elvis Presley, was hospitalized earlier on Thursday due to cardiac arrest.

Singer Lisa Marie Presley dies at 54

Constantine II, former King of Greece, dies at 82

Constantine II, former and last king of Greece, dies at private hospital in Athens after treatment in an intensive care unit.

Constantine II, former King of Greece, dies at 82

Former basketball player Willie Sims dies at 64

Sims, who was Jewish and predominantly raised by his grandmother, had been hospitalized since August following a heart attack.

Former basketball player Willie Sims dies at 64

Actress Kirstie Alley dies at 71

Actress known for her role in "Cheers" dies after recent diagnosis of cancer.

Actress Kirstie Alley dies at 71

Rock ‘n’ roll legend Jerry Lee Lewis dies at 87

Lewis was known for his electrifying performances on stage. One of his most well-known hits was “Great Balls of Fire”.

Rock ‘n’ roll legend Jerry Lee Lewis dies at 87

Actor Robbie Coltrane dies at 72

Scottish actor was known for playing the half-giant Hagrid in the "Harry Potter" movies.

Actor Robbie Coltrane dies at 72

Clinton investigator Kenneth Starr dies at 76

Kenneth Starr's family says he died in Houston of complications from surgery.

Clinton investigator Kenneth Starr dies at 76

Angels walking among us

The story of one of those who look like regular people, but turn out to be angels who take advantage of every second of their lives

Angels walking among us

Mikhail Gorbachev dies at 91

Gorbachev was the last leader of the Soviet Union and his foreign policy led to the end of the Cold War in 1991.

Mikhail Gorbachev dies at 91

American actress Anne Heche dies a week after fiery car crash

Actress Anne Heche dies at 53, after succumbing to injuries from a car crash in Los Angeles.

American actress Anne Heche dies a week after fiery car crash

'Grease' star Olivia Newton-John dies at 73

Singer-songwriter and actress passes away in California after years of fighting breast cancer.

'Grease' star Olivia Newton-John dies at 73

'Star Trek' star Nichelle Nichols passes away at 89

Nichelle Nichols, known for her groundbreaking portrayal of Lt. Nyota Uhura in the original “Star Trek” series, dies of natural causes.

'Star Trek' star Nichelle Nichols passes away at 89

NBA legend Bill Russell dies at 88

Russell, who played 13 seasons with the Boston Celtics, won 11 championships, five MVP awards, and was named to 12 All-Star games.

NBA legend Bill Russell dies at 88

Israeli start-up keeps memories of the dead alive from 'beyond'

Connecting the past, present, and future, an Israeli entrepreneur is 'bringing back the dead.'

Israeli start-up keeps memories of the dead alive from 'beyond'

Toddler falls off climbing equipment and dies

Infant, 1.5 years, sustains critical injuries and dies after falling off playground equipment in Be'er Sheva daycare.

Toddler falls off climbing equipment and dies

Actress Liz Sheridan dies at 93

Sheridan was well-known for her role as Jerry Seinfeld's mother on "Seinfeld" and also appeared on "ALF".

Actress Liz Sheridan dies at 93

'Tragic' - Video of officer shooting black man in back of head

Bodycam video of the moments leading up to the death of 26-year-old African immigrant in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

'Tragic' - Video of officer shooting black man in back of head

Comedian Gilbert Gottfried dies at 67

Gottfried was known for his roles in many films as well as the voice of parrot Iago in Disney's "Aladdin."

Comedian Gilbert Gottfried dies at 67

Ukrainian-born oligarch found dead in Britain

Mikhail Watford, 66, found dead in garage of his mansion.

Ukrainian-born oligarch found dead in Britain

Nine-year-old girl dies suddenly in school

'My daughter died of cardiac arrest, she was not vaccinated at all,' father of 9-year-old who died suddenly explains.

Nine-year-old girl dies suddenly in school

Actor Bob Saget dies at 65

Jewish American actor and comedian, famous for his role in "Full House", found dead in hotel in Orlando.

Actor Bob Saget dies at 65

Actor Sidney Poitier dies at 94

Poitier was the first Black winner of the Oscar for best actor.

Actor Sidney Poitier dies at 94

Actress Betty White dies at 99

Famous for her roles in The Mary Tyler Moore Show and The Golden Girls, White would have celebrated her 100th birthday on January 17.

Actress Betty White dies at 99

Did Yaakov Avinu die?

Does the location of a person's death impact that person?

Did Yaakov Avinu die?

3-Year-Old: "My Abba Took Me To A Strange Party"

My name is Eli. I'm three years old and that means I have a yarmulke and peyos, because I'm a big boy.

 3-Year-Old: "My Abba Took Me To A Strange Party"

The voluntary dying debate - not so easy

What are we talking about – shortening life, or shortening dying?

The voluntary dying debate - not so easy

Pregnant mother collapses, dies at entrance to hospital

32 year old mother in 28th week of pregnancy arrived at Kaplan Hospital and collapsed before entering emergency room.

Pregnant mother collapses, dies at entrance to hospital

Toddler locked in vehicle dies

Initial investigations show 3-year-old entered vehicle as part of a game.

Toddler locked in vehicle dies

French Jewish resistance fighter who helped children dies at 101

In 1942, Colette Brull-Ulmann saved children at Rothschild Hospital in Paris by smuggling them out using fake death certificates.

French Jewish resistance fighter who helped children dies at 101

What Happened To This Young Father Could Have Happened To Anyone

When a couple marries, they vow to care for each other through all of the challenges that come during the rest of their lives, until death.

What Happened To This Young Father Could Have Happened To Anyone

Petition: Suspend officer who shot Salomon Teka to death

Ethiopian Jewish Association and Tabaka - Justice and Equality Association for Ethiopians jointly petition against continued active service.

Petition: Suspend officer who shot Salomon Teka to death

Defining death

How does Judaism define the moment of death?

Defining death

Toddler who nearly drowned in pool declared dead

Two-year-old who nearly drowned in pool, was taken to Hadassah Hospital in serious and unstable condition, is declared dead.

Toddler who nearly drowned in pool declared dead

Founder of Har Etzion Yeshiva passes away

Moshe (Moshko) Moskowitz, one of the leaders of the revival of the Jewish community in Gush Etzion, dies at 96.

Founder of Har Etzion Yeshiva passes away

Resurrection of the dead

True profound love, of the highest and deepest kind, literally transcends death.Those who have passed on are still with us.

Resurrection of the dead