Inspiring Lives

Grief and Gratitude

I enjoy reading a good obituary. Even as I mourn someone’s passing, I find the stories of their lives inspiring. I have collected here the obituaries of people that have inspired me over the years. Many of them are celebrities or public figures whose careers I have followed and admired. But, truth be told, some of them I didn’t know about until I read their obituaries.

I have also included some people I know personally, friends, relatives, or people who have been a presence in my life in some way.

2017

  • Chuck Berry
  • Bill Walsh
  • Mary Tyler Moore

2016

  • George Michael
  • Debbie Reynolds
  • Carrie Fisher
  • Huston Smith
  • Janet Reno
  • Gwen Ifill
  • Tom Hayden
  • Edward Albee
  • Gloria Naylor
  • Gene Wilder
  • Elie Wiesel
  • Muhammad Ali
  • Morley Safer
  • Prince
  • Umberto Eco
  • Rosario Ferré
  • Maurice White
  • Harper Lee
  • Alan Rickman
  • David Bowie

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

Before 2007

References

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