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Recent Celebrity Deaths

  • Big Van Vader, 63 (1955 - 2018)

    Big Van  Vader

    WWE wrestling legend Big Van Vader has died at the age of 63, according to multiple news reports. Vader, born Leon White, died on Monday night. His death was announced on Twitter today by his son, Jesse White. For full obituary from Legacy.com, click here.

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  • Hubert Green, 71 (1946 - 2018)

    Hubert Green

    Hall of Fame golfer Hubert Green, who won a U.S. Open playing portions of the final round despite a threat against his life, has died. He was 71. For full coverage from Legacy.com, click here.

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  • Peter Thomson, 88 (1929 - 2018)

    Peter  Thomson

    Hailed as a hero to some and as golf royalty to others, Peter Thomson, a five-time winner of the British Open and the only player in the 20th century to win the tournament for three straight years, died Wednesday. He was 88. For full obituary from Legacy.com, click here.

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  • Dr. James Jude, 87 (1928 - 2015)

    Dr. James Jude

    The Associated PressMIAMI (AP) — Dr. James Jude, one of the experts credited with pioneering life-saving cardiopulmonary resuscitation, has died. He was 87.Peter Jude says his father died early Tuesday in Coral Gables after an extended illness. Jude says his father always wanted to help people, noting CPR has saved countless lives.In the late 1950s, the doctor and two electrical engineers,...

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  • Red Lane, 76 (1939 - 2015)

    Red Lane

    Red Lane, a country music songwriter who wrote the Tammy Wynette hit "'Til I Get It Right," has died of cancer, according to multiple news sources. He was 76. Lane, who was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters' Hall of Fame in 1993, wrote songs for many of country's biggest stars.

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