Topic: Obituary

YEREVAN (RFE/RL) — Armenia’s leaders described Jacques Chirac as a “great man,” “global political giant” and friend of the Armenian people on Monday, September 30, as France bade farewell to its former president who died last[...]

By Daniel E. Slotnik LOS ANGELES (New York Times) — Mardik Martin, a screenwriter who collaborated with Martin Scorsese on films like “Raging Bull,” “New York, New York” and particularly Mr. Scorsese’s breakthrough in gritty[...]

WEYMOUTH, Mass. — Asdghig “Starrie” Alemian, one of the last Armenian Genocide survivors in Massachusetts and a strong presence at every Genocide commemoration at the State House, died on September 5, 2019. She was 109. She was a[...]

LOS ANGELES (Combined Sources) — Renowned Armenian singer Adiss Harmandian passed away on Sunday, September 1, at the UCLA Santa Monica hospital. He had been battling cancer for 15 years. He was 74 Harmandian, a Lebanese-Armenian, born[...]

By Harry A. Kezelian III PHILADELPHIA — Eighty years ago, in 1939, three teenage Armenian-American brothers, Sam, Mike, and Joe Vosbikian, from St. Gregory’s Armenian Church in North Philadelphia, started a band with their two[...]

LOS ANGELES (BBC) — David Hedison, the actor best known for playing Felix Leiter opposite two James Bonds, died on July 18 at the age of 92. He first played 007’s CIA ally in 1973’s “Live and Let Die,” the late Sir Roger[...]

By Neil Genzlinger NEW HOPE, Penn. (New York Times) — Leon Redbone, who burst onto the pop-music scene in the mid-1970s with a startlingly throwback singing style and a look to go with it, favoring songs from bygone eras drolly[...]

By Richard Sandomir TEMPE, Ariz. (New York Times) — Sam Pilafian, a virtuoso tuba player who performed an eclectic mix of classical, jazz, pop and rock music and brought unflagging exuberance to teaching young tubists, died on April 5[...]

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Eminent Byzantinist and historian Dr. Speros Vryonis, Jr. passed away on March 11 peacefully in his sleep at the age of 90. Vryonis wrote extensively on Byzantine, Balkan and Greek history. Secondarily, he[...]

MILWAUKEE, Wis. (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel) — A 104-year-old Milwaukee photographer who survived the Armenian genocide, shot photos of President Franklin Roosevelt and saw Babe Ruth play at Yankee Stadium has died. Artin Haig died[...]