In Memoriam


Toni Morrison Told the Story of America

Morrison died Tuesday at the age of 88. Her life was not just the American dream; it was the inherent impossibility of the Black American dream made real.


Remembering Sean O'Haire, One of Wrestling's Great 'What If' Stories

O'Haire had the all the gifts to be a star, but he struggled with depression, alcoholism, and a history of violence.


Mac Miller Wasn't Done

The rapper, who died on Friday, was constantly reinventing himself, searching for an identity. He had much more to give.


Aretha Franklin, an Unparalleled Singer and American Icon, Dies at 76

The Queen of Soul, whose career spanned six decades, died on Thursday morning.


I’m Sad About Diarrhea Planet Breaking Up Because I Can Spell “Diarrhea” Without Looking It Up

Diarrhea. Diarrhea. Diarrhea. Diarrhea. Diarrhea. Diarrhea. This is sad news.


Why Vinnie Paul's Fun-Loving Legacy Is So Important to Metal

The former Pantera drummer may be gone, but he left an indelible mark on metal's culture and attitude.


RIP Jonathan Fire*Eater’s Stewart Lupton, Who Lived Just Shy of Stardom

The late singer fronted a band that influenced the likes of the Strokes and Yeah Yeah Yeahs, but would sadly only be a rock 'n' roll footnote.


Scott Hutchison of Frightened Rabbit Has Died at 36

In a statement, the musician's family said "we are utterly devastated with the tragic loss of our beloved Scott."


Avicii's Family Have Shared a Statement Following His Death

"We are so grateful for everyone who loved Tim’s music and have precious memories of his songs."


Avicii Will Live Forever As An EDM Legend

The Swedish DJ and producer, who died at the age of 28, struggled in the spotlight, but his influence on EDM and its culture is permanent.


An Ode to The Thermals, the Most Reliable Band in Indie Rock

Frontman Hutch Harris talks about putting the beloved power-pop project to rest after 15 years and seven albums.


Mark E Smith’s Family Says He Died of Lung and Kidney Cancer

Smith's siblings have released a new statement on The Fall's website.