Business

Ron Popeil, Inventor and Ubiquitous Infomercial Pitchman, Dies at 86

Ron Popeil, a made-for-TV inventor and salesman whose infomercial stardom persuaded millions of Americans to buy the Veg-O-Matic, Pocket Fisherman and dozens of other products they had no idea they needed, died on Wednesday. He was 86. He died suddenly at a hospital in Los Angeles, according to a statement from his family obtained by […]

World News

Chandro Tomar, Who Shot Her Way Through a Glass Ceiling, Dies

Born in 1931, she found her calling late in life but inspired thousands of people, especially women and girls, through her passion for the sport of shooting. By Shalini Venugopal Bhagat NEW DELHI — Chandro Tomar first picked up a gun when she was around 68. Until then, she had led a quiet life in […]

Business

Bernie Madoff, Architect of Largest Ponzi Scheme in History, Is Dead at 82

Bernard L. Madoff, the one-time senior statesman of Wall Street who in 2008 became the human face of an era of financial misdeeds and missteps for running the largest and possibly most devastating Ponzi scheme in financial history, died on Wednesday at the Federal Medical Center in Butner, N.C. He was 82. The Federal Bureau […]

Politics

Lee Hart, Wife of Ex-Senator Gary Hart, Dies at 85

Lee Hart, the wife of former Senator Gary Hart of Colorado, who stood by him when his front-running campaign for the presidency collapsed in 1987 amid reports that he was having an extramarital affair, died on Friday in Lakewood, Colo. She was 85. Her family confirmed the death but did not specify a cause. Ms. […]

World News

John Topping, 77, Dies; Early Advocate for Climate Action

John Topping, whose work to warn the world of the risks of climate change stretched back to the 1980s, and who helped spur the international effort to limit warming, died on March 9 at a hospital in Bethesda, Md. He was 77. The cause was gastrointestinal bleeding, his daughter Elizabeth Barrett Topping said. A Rockefeller […]

Business

Judy Wald, Headhunter in the ‘Mad Men’ Era, Dies at 96

Judy Wald, a top headhunter and talent spotter who shaped careers in advertising’s golden era and transformed the industry’s recruiting field, died on Feb. 12 in Manhattan. She was 96. Her death, at a hospital, was confirmed by her daughter, Meryl Norek. Ms. Wald was a formidable Madison Avenue gatekeeper, whether acting as the exclusive […]

Politics

Eugenio Martinez, Last of the Watergate Burglars, Dies at 98

Eugenio Martinez, the last surviving Watergate burglar and the only figure in the scandal besides Richard M. Nixon to be granted a presidential pardon, died on Saturday in Minneola, Fla. He was 98. His death, at his daughter’s home near Orlando, was announced by Brigade 2506, a veterans group of Mr. Martinez’s fellow anti-Communist Cuban […]

Business

Minoru Makihara, Who Ran Mitsubishi After It Stumbled, Dies at 90

TOKYO — Minoru Makihara, who led Mitsubishi — then the world’s largest company — through the doldrums of Japan’s post-bubble era in the 1990s and helped it meet the demands of a globalizing economy, died on Dec. 13 in Tokyo. He was 90. The cause was heart failure, his family said. Educated in England and […]

World News

Sudan's former PM Sadiq al-Mahdi dies from coronavirus in UAE

KHARTOUM (REUTERS) – Leading Sudanese politician and former prime minister Sadiq al-Mahdi died from a coronavirus infection three weeks after being hospitalised in the United Arab Emirates, according to family sources and a party statement early on Thursday (Nov 26). Mr Mahdi, 84, was Sudan’s last democratically elected prime minister and was overthrown in 1989 […]