These are the most recent obituary items from LA Observed.
Corliss wrote about film for Time for 35 years, becoming "perhaps the magazine’s most quoted writer of all time."
"Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Nevada" says the sign placed on the road into Vegas from LA in 1959. "A luminous diamond stretched like Silly Putty, each letter of 'Welcome' encircled by silver dollars."
The lead blogger for many years at Mayor Sam's Sister City died Wednesday after a visit to the dentist.
"When a Man Loves a Woman" "raised the bar for soul balladeering for all time," the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame wrote. Sledge died today in Baton Rouge.
Laventhol created the Washington Post Style section and came to the Times through Newsday.
If you remember the names Ralphie Valladares and Shirley Hardman, this post is for you. Whoa, Nellie!
Stan Freberg had one of those Los Angeles careers. "The first great genius of American musical satire," says Harry Shearer.
Vin Scully had to announce another death in his Dodger family on Sunday, the day before the season opens at Dodger Stadium.
Fischbeck was Channel 7's weatherman for nearly 20 years in the 1970s and 80s.
McDonnell died today at Good Samaritan after a brief illness. He "worked at almost every sports outlet on the local radio dial," LA Radio's Don Barrett said.
McIlvain was the Troubleshooter on Channel 2 news in Los Angeles for many years. He died Monday.
Simon donated his fortune from "The Simpsons" to children, animals and other causes.
"Pipeline" became "one of Southern California's most recognizable musical exports — an instrumental anthem to riding the waves and living the life..."
The actor known for playing Star Trek's Mr. Spock died of smoking at his home in Bel Air this morning.
Graham reported the Billionaire Boys Club stories in the 1980s and wrote for "NYPD Blue" and other TV shows.