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  1. people who are older than you
    The Oldest Man in the World Died in New York City This TimeAfter a brief stint on top.
  2. oh albany!
    R.I.P. Albany Bear, the Cub Beat Up and Killed on New York’s Animal Advocacy DayA sad, drawn-out saga ending in bear death.
  3. transportation
    R.I.P. Massimo Vignelli, Subway Map LegendAnd so much more.
  4. r.i.p.
    Bushes Say Goodbye to Miss BeazleyThe Scottie is with Barney now.
  5. sad things
    Kentucky Derby–Bound Bachelor Party Gets a Horrible SurpriseThis can happen when you rent an RV.
  6. r.i.p.
    Camilla Parker Bowles’s Brother Dead After Fall in New YorkMark Shand was 63.
  7. very sad things
    Reporter Matthew Power Dies on Assignment for Men’s Journal in UgandaHe was 39.
  8. r.i.p.
    Fatal Vision Author Joe McGinniss Dies at 71The controversial writer covered Nixon and Palin.
  9. the internet
    R.I.P., Flappy Bird: 2013-2014The smartphone game had a moment, and now it’s gone.
  10. awful things
    Colorado High School Shooting Victim Has DiedClaire Davis was just 17 years old.
  11. the old new york
    Proud Pornographer Al Goldstein Dead at 77The publisher of trailblazing Screw magazine passed away in Brooklyn.
  12. r.i.p.
    Nelson Mandela Buried in HometownA village called Qunu.
  13. nelson mandela
    How Newspapers Around the World Remembered Nelson MandelaA diverse collection of covers from across the globe.
  14. nelson mandela
    From Prison to the Presidency: A Nelson Mandela SlideshowRemembering the icon’s calm elegance and unforgettable smile.
  15. nelson mandela
    Nelson Mandela Dead at 95The anti-Apartheid South African leader had been sick for months.
  16. sad things
    Oldest New York Marathoner Dies a Day After FallJoy Johnson was 86.
  17. Gus, the Depressed Central Park Polar Bear, Dead at 27Now we’re depressed.
  18. sad things
    Another Tragic Reminder for NYC Pedestrians to Stay AlertA Bensonhurst woman was killed crossing the street Saturday night.
  19. blog-stained wretches
    Google Reader Is DeadThis is the end.
  20. r.i.p.
    Chris Christie Orders Half-Staff Flags for James GandolfiniA “true Jersey guy.”
  21. sad things
    Jack Lew’s New, Boring SignatureWhat a disappointment.
  22. sad things
    Man Killed Dribbling Soccer Ball From Seattle to BrazilJust two weeks into his trip.
  23. the internet
    A Lot of People Still Hate Margaret ThatcherNot everyone is ready to let her rest in peace.
  24. roger ebert
    The Political Writings of Roger EbertThe late film critic was an equally impassioned political commentator.
  25. r.i.p.
    R.I.P. Pattycake, New York’s First Native GorillaShe was 40, and is survived by ten offspring.
  26. international affairs
    Hugo Chávez Will Rest in PublicHis body will be put on permanent display.
  27. international affairs
    Hugo Chávez Died of a Heart AttackSecurity chief says he did not go peacefully.
  28. international affairs
    Hugo Chávez Is Dead and Fidel Castro Is AliveThe Venezuelan president has lost his long battle with cancer.
  29. koch
    Ed Koch’s Death Sends New Yorkers to a MatineeTo see Koch.
  30. in memoriam
    Ed Koch: A Life in PicturesRemembering the former mayor in photographs.
  31. notable quotables
    The Quotable Ed Koch: Wit, Wisdom, and One-LinersSome verbal gems from the late NYC mayor.
  32. sad things
    Rupert Murdoch’s Mother Dead at 103The Australian philanthropist has passed away.
  33. sad things
    Ohio Woman Dies After Hosting Barack Obama for BreakfastGuess which political website politicized her death!
  34. r.i.p.
    100-Year-Old Galapagos Islands Tortoise Lonesome George DiesHe was the last of his kind.
  35. health
    Disney to Stop Peddling Junk Food With Michelle Obama’s BlessingR.I.P. Tony the Tiger.
  36. solved mysteries
    Shady-Seeming Death of French Academic Was Due to Natural CausesSciences Po director Richard Descoings died of a heart attack.
  37. media
    TMZ Founder Jim Paratore Dead at 58As reported by none other than TMZ.
  38. French University Director Richard Descoings Found Dead in Manhattan HotelInvestigators have not determined whether foul play was involved.
  39. sad things
    Journalist Marie Colvin Laid to Rest in New YorkThe war reporter was remembered today in Long Island, where she grew up.
  40. r.i.p.
    Andrew Breitbart Dead at 43The conservative pundit and web entrepreneur “passed away suddenly from natural causes.”
  41. journalism
    Marie Colvin and Rémi Ochlik Killed While Reporting in SyriaTwo Western journalists were hit in a shell attack early on Wednesday.
  42. the most important people in the world
    Whitney Houston Funeral Planned for N.J. The star’s death is getting the full-on tabloid treatment, like Michael Jackson before her.
  43. sad things
    Subway Fire Victim Wrote Graphic Novel, Did GymnasticsThe man killed over the weekend underground had built a little life down there.
  44. obits
    Remembering Lord & Taylor Exec Joseph BrooksThe businessman was profiled masterfully by Michael Gross in a 1992 issue of ‘New York’.
  45. politics
    New Jersey Assemblyman Alex DeCroce Dies at StatehouseThe GOP leader collapsed after a long final day of the legislative session.
  46. r.i.p.
    John Chamberlain, Sculptor of Automotive Metal, is Dead at 84He turned scrapyard junk into art.
  47. sad things
    Five Dead in New Jersey Plane CrashTwo investment bank directors were thought to be aboard, along with one man’s wife and kids.
  48. sad things
    Five Arrested in Shooting Death of NYPD VeteranOfficer Peter Figoski was killed in what Bloomberg called a “horrible, depraved, criminal attack.”
  49. international intrigue
    Stalin’s Only Daughter Has Died in WisconsinShe was 85, and had quite a life.
  50. transportation
    Pedestrian Activist Killed by a Car in Queens“Irony of ironies,” said her best friend.
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