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Belgian cycling great Claude Criquielion dies at 58
Belgian cycling great Claude Criquielion dies at 58

Belgium`s former world cycling champion Claude Criquielion died on Wednesday aged 58 following a severe stroke, the Alost hospital where he was being treated announced.

Golfing great Billy Casper dead at 83
Golfing great Billy Casper dead at 83

US golfing great Billy Casper, who had the seventh most PGA Tour wins but was still considered one of the game's most underrated players, died of a heart attack Saturday at the age of 83, ESPN reported.

President Barack Obama calls black golf trailblazer Charlie Sifford a ''legend''
President Barack Obama calls black golf trailblazer Charlie Sifford a ''legend''

Trailblazer Charlie Sifford was hailed as a "legend" by President Barack Obama and the "grandpa that I never had" by Tiger Woods as the golf world paused on Wednesday to remember the first black man to join the PGA Tour.

Former Delhi state footballer Peter Gomes passes away
Former Delhi state footballer Peter Gomes passes away

Former Delhi state footballer Peter Gomes passed away on Friday following a sudden heart-attack at a city hospital.

When comedian Deven Verma left us teary-eyed!

Comedy is not everyone's cup of tea, neither all are blessed with this exceptional trait. Bollywood's veteran actor Deven Verma however, ranks on a higher pedestal, when talking about great comedians in the history of Indian cinema.

Ex-France international Jean-Jacques Marcel dies
Ex-France international Jean-Jacques Marcel dies

Former international midfielder Jean-Jacques Marcel, who helped France to third in the 1958 World Cup, has died at the age of 83 years, his former club Marseille announced on Friday.

Veteran sports scribe A T P Sarathy dead

Veteran sports journalist A T P Sarathy, who had reported on several sporting disciplines with distinction during his long career, died here Sunday of old age.

Father of Malaysian Hockey, Sultan Azlan Shah passes away

The President of the Asian Hockey Federation, Sultan Azlan Shah passed away on Wednesday at the age of 86.

Madhav Mantri, doyen of Indian cricket – Obituary

Former India wicket-keeper, Madhav Mantri passed away on Friday morning at the Lilavati Hospital following a heart attack. He was 92. He was a contemporary of legendary cricketers like Polly Umrigar, Vinoo Mankad, Vijay Manjrekar, Subhash Gupte and Lala Amarnath.

Family, friends bid farewell to Britain`s Baltacha

Elena Baltacha`s memory and spirit will live on, the former British tennis number one`s family and friends said following her funeral Monday.

Former British number one, Elena Baltacha dies of liver cancer

The former British number one, Elena Baltacha died of liver cancer Sunday. The Scot revealed she had the illness in March. She was 30.

German sports leader Manfred von Richthofen dies

German sports dignitary Manfred von Richthofen, who was behind the merger between the German Olympic Committee and German Federation of Sports in 2006, has died, the German Olympic Committee said on Friday.

`Homeland` star James Rebhorn wrote his own obituary

Character actor James Rebhorn, who played Claire Danes` father in TV series `Homeland`, wrote a touching obituary before his death from skin cancer.

Khushwant Singh: The man who could laugh at himself

Writing about a man, who is a literary icon, someone whose work you have read from childhood can be daunting

Suchitra Sen: The era ends!

Satyajit Ray, in his obituary for Uttam Kumar, had once written, “Every other Bengali film had him (Uttam Kumar) in the lead, usually paired with Suchitra Sen. This was a romantic team which for durability and width of acceptance had few equals in world cinema.”

Srihari: Master of character roles

Popular Telugu actor Srihari went from being a stunt master to comedian, villain, lead actor and eventually one of the finest character actors of the Telugu industry.

Facebook makes it easy for anybody to `declare you dead`

It doesn’t take much to convince social networking giant Facebook that somebody is dead, a report has revealed.

German magazine mistakenly publishes Bush obituary

Germany`s respected news weekly Der Spiegel has mistakenly published an obituary for former US President George H W Bush.

Mehdi Hassan: ‘Voice of God’ transcends to heaven

The man with the golden voice had to go through trials and tribulations very early in life and it was the sheer passion for music which made him the ‘Emperor of Ghazals’ in the sub continent.

Mehdi Hassan: ‘Voice of God’ transcends to heaven

The man with the golden voice had to go through trials and tribulations very early in life and it was the sheer passion for music which made him the ‘Emperor of Ghazals’ in the sub continent.