Reverend Moon, Unification Church founder, dies at 92

Reverend Sun Myung-moon in 2005. His followers were often called "Moonies". Photo: AP

The Reverend Sun Myung-moon was a self-proclaimed messiah who built a global business empire. He called both North Korean leaders and American presidents his friends, but spent time in prisons in both countries.

Thursday, 29 August, 2013, 4:13am

Hal David, ‘Raindrops Keep Fallin’’ songwriter, dies at 91

Hal David gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2011. Photo: AFP

Hal David, a lyricist who along with composer Burt Bacharach took the pop world by storm in the 1960s with hits such as Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on my Head and Walk on By, died in Los Angeles on Saturday at age 91, a representative said.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Neil Armstrong, the first man to land on the moon, dies at 82

Neil Armstrong, pictured in front of his photo during a visit to in Spain in 2005, commanded the Apollo 11 mission to the moon. Photo: AFP

US President Barack Obama and astronaut Buzz Aldrin led tributes to the Apollo 11 commander Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon, lauding him as a reluctant but true American hero.

Armstrong, who died aged 82 from complications following cardiac bypass surgery, was praised for his willingness to embrace and conquer challenges that once seemed impossible.

27 Aug 2012 - 6:14am

Great Lives - A Century of Obituaries

Great Lives - A Century of Obituaries

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4 Nov 2007 - 12:00am