Category Archives: Obituaries

Death news.

Signed, Sirelle: “To Come Across a Hero”

Several of my group chats have spent much of the last day discussing Kobe Bryant. Business as usual, essentially. Except this is unusual. We aren’t arguing, we aren’t debating—we’re coping. Like so many others yesterday, I sat blank and motionless … Continue reading

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Oscar de la Renta: The Godfather of Glamour

“I wanted this, I wanted to do this, but my work is me, and it has to be right.” There is no shortage of Oscar de la Renta quotes, though it is the preceding that I find most favorable. It … Continue reading

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Signed Sirelle: JUNE 2014 – “My Message, My Maya”

She crippled me with her words, as cool as she pleased. Her nouns and verbs stung me, like limbs by bees. Elegant narratives, were like a heart-to-heart. It was a literary love, from the very start. She taught me to dream, … Continue reading

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Jeanne Cooper, Dead at 84

Daytime television icon Jeanne Cooper passed away this morning, in Los Angeles, California. Cooper was recently admitted back into the hospital, and had long been battling an undisclosed illness. Best known for her role as Katherine Chancellor on the soap … Continue reading

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Whitney, Our Beloved

On this day in which we celebrate love, many hearts are still heavy and bear sorrow and grief over the death of Whitney Houston. Sudden in its nature, news of the icon’s tragic passing on the eve of Grammy night … Continue reading

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Joe Paterno: Legends Never Die

It’s difficult to say what hasn’t already been said about Joe Paterno. Though I can attest what he meant to me. I didn’t attend Penn State, nor was I recruited by him. But for as long as I can remember, … Continue reading

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