Obituaries

Media

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

America's most famous alt-weekly is officially shutting down.
Eve Peyser
8.31.18
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
Books

Philip Roth Happily Pissed a Lot of People Off

The late, polarizing novelist set a high bar for everyone else—and himself—to violently crash into.
Andrew Martin
5.24.18
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

I'm a Female Pornographer and I'm Sad Hugh Hefner Is Dead

Filmmaker, photographer, and sexologist Shelby Sells on the lasting legacy of the man in the velvet smoking jacket.
Shelby Sells
9.28.17
Film

RIP George Romero, Inventor of the Zombie Movie

The director of the Night of the Living Dead franchise has died at age 77.
Patrick Marlborough
7.17.17
LGBTQ

The Growing Movement to Memorialize Queerness After Death

LGBTQ representation is increasing in both cemeteries and obituaries.
Simon Davis
7.5.17
RIP

The Circus Always Sucked and Now It's Dead

Good riddance to the Greatest Show on Earth®.
John Saward
6.12.17
Health

Obits of the Super Old Reveal the Secret to Living Past 100

(There isn't one.)
Rick Paulas
5.1.17
Film

'Silence of the Lambs' Is Still Powerful 26 Years Later

Director Jonathan Demme has passed away aged 73. We look back at the masterpiece he'll be most remembered for.
Patrick Marlborough
4.27.17
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Mary Tyler Moore, TV's Iconic Independent Career Woman, Has Died

The sitcom legend was 80 years old.
Mike Pearl
1.25.17
Vice Blog

All the Weird Stuff You Probably Didn't Know About Fidel Castro

A look back at the life of a man who avoided hundreds of assassinations, economically ran his country into the ground and loved the Manic Street Preachers.
Gavin Haynes
11.26.16