Notable deaths

These are the most recent obituary items from LA Observed.

Joe Hicks, political commentator, was 75

joe-hicks-cai.jpg Joe Hicks, the co-founder of Community Advocates Inc. and a long-time media commentator on race and columnist in Los Angeles, died Sunday.

Bob Long, former TV news executive in LA

bob-long-voa.jpg Long worked on "The Big News" at KNXT and was VP and news director at NBC 4.

Saul Halpert, 93, longtime TV journalist in LA

saul-halpert-tarlau-nbc4.jpg Halpert reported for all three network stations in LA and hosted "KNBC News Conference."

Michel Richard, 68, formative LA chef

michel-richard.jpg The French-born chef built a national empire after his two hit Los Angeles eateries.

Mollie Lowery, 70, longtime angel of Skid Row

Mollie-Lowery.jpg Steve Lopez has written a lovely column on his friend, the Skid Row organizer and housing advocate and co-founder of the LAMP Community.

Melvin Durslag, 95, longtime LA sports columnist

durslag.jpg Durslag wrote about sports for the Hearst newspapers in Los Angeles from the time he was a freshman at USC in 1939 until the HerEx closed in 1989.

Carolyn See, 82, LA author and critic

carolyn-see.jpg See was "the defining voice for a certain kind of California experience in the mid-’70s and 1980s."

Media and book notes for a summer weekend

press-club-awards-banner-2016.jpg makingofdonaldtrumpcover.jpg sonia-saraiya.jpg Coming, goings, awards and Donald Trump. Plus that LAT photographer pleads no contest and gets community service.

Bill Cunningham, 87, New York Times photographer

bill-cunningham-street-hat.jpg cunningham-at-store.jpg cunningham-at-nyt.jpg Cunningham created the genre of street fashion photography and was featured in a 2010 documentary.

David Lamb, retired LA Times star reporter, 76

david-lamb-vietnam-nyt.jpg Lamb was "the consummate newspaperman in the glory days of the profession," his LAT obit begins.

Muhammad Ali, 74

ali-nationofislam-olympicaud-lapl.jpg Muhammad Ali, who died today at age 74, had a lot of connections to Los Angeles.

Garry Shandling memorial was 'funny, sad, perfect'

garry-shandling-gq.jpg 900 or so friends gathered Sunday night at the Wilshire Ebell.

Steve Julian, 57, KPCC's morning host since 2000*

steve-julian-kpcc.png KPCC posted a little while ago that Julian, the station's longtime morning host, has died of brain cancer.

Filthy McNasty, LA club owner of lore

filthy-and-friends.jpg The original Filthy McNasty's occupied the Sunset Strip spot now the Viper Room. He also ran FM Station in the Valley.

Merle Haggard, 79, dies in his tour bus on his birthday

merle-haggard-tny.jpg "Maybe the greatest combination country singer and songwriter of his generation," Robert Hilburn said today.

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