Obituaries

Obituaries

David Berman Knew Exactly How to Find Beauty in Sadness

Across a long career of music, poetry, and visual art, the Silver Jews songwriter married despair and absurdity. Few artists better reflected how complicated it is to be alive.
Brian Coney
8.8.19
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.
Britt Julious
8.7.19
Skateboarding

RIP Jake Phelps

The longtime 'Thrasher' editor dedicated his life to skateboarding, and it won't be the same without him.
Patrick O'Dell
3.18.19
Obituaries

Pete Shelley's Solo Career is Worth Shouting About as Much as The Buzzcocks

From club banger "Homosapien" to the doomy and disco-y “I Surrender”, his 80s electro output is long overdue a revaluation.
Jeremy Allen
12.11.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Roger, the Ripped-as-all-Hell Kangaroo, Has Died

Roger, a kangaroo who rose to global fame due to his incredible physicality, has died. He was 12.
Mack Lamoureux
12.10.18
Media

Native New Yorkers Reflect on the Death of the 'Village Voice'

America's most famous alt-weekly is officially shutting down.
Eve Peyser
9.2.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now Podcast

Saying Goodbye to Aretha Franklin

We celebrate the queen of soul, and the impact she had on our music and culture.
VICE Staff
8.17.18
Noisey

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

The Queen of Soul, whose career spanned six decades, died on Thursday morning.
Alex Robert Ross
8.16.18
Noisey News

Richard Swift, Indie Polymath, Dead at 41

The indie artist and multi-instrumentalist had recently been hospitalized.
Alex Robert Ross
7.3.18
Noisey

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.
Larry Fitzmaurice
4.23.18
Obituaries

The Late, Great John Mahoney Was Frasier's Father, and Yours Too

A tribute to the man we all know as Martin Crane.
K.T. Nelson
2.8.18
Obituaries

Don't Mourn For Hugh Hefner

The media has painted the Playboy founder as a grandfather figure with naughty past. It needs to stop.
Lauren Ingram
9.29.17
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