These are the most recent obituary items from LA Observed.
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Political activist and comedian Dick Gregory died on August 19 at age 84.
Friedman was a stalwart of the Los Angeles Times photo staff for more than 30 years.
Wong was based in Rancho Park and was training at his new station downtown when he fell from a ladder and died.
"Before John Severson, there was really no surf art, no surf magazines, no real surf films, no surfwear industry, no pro surfing, no Surfrider Foundation, no surf culture as we know it."
Alvear started at KNBC and became NBC's first Latina news producer when she led Latin America coverage.
We must have played "Angel Baby" a million times since the only hit from Rosie and the Originals came out in 1961, Art Laboe posts on Facebook.
Osborne's TV credits begin in 1954, but in 1977 he took up writing for the Hollywood Reporter and became the genial first host of TCM movies.
The Los Angeles entertainment journalist and author of "Sunset Boulevard: Cruising The Heart of Los Angeles” has died of cancer.
"A giant of American film criticism," Kenneth Turan says of Schickel, the longtime Time critic, author and documentary maker.
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The top contender for the title of preeminent observer of our state "chronicled the history of California as no one else," Gov. Jerry Brown said.
As Lynne Seemayer, she created an indelible part of LA street art lore and became something of a legend.
Michael Justice, who shot for the Wall Street Journal, Daily Breeze and LA Herald Examiner, was on assignment for the port in San Pedro.
Wong's artwork inspired "Bambi." He contributed to other films and was also known for his beach kites.