Ross Perot, Brash Texas Billionaire Who Ran for President, Dies at 89 – The New York Times

“Most people give up just when they’re about to achieve success,” Mr. Perot liked to say. “They quit on the one-yard line. They give up at the last minute of the game one foot from a winning touchdown.”

Source: Ross Perot, Brash Texas Billionaire Who Ran for President, Dies at 89 – The New York Times

Gloria Vanderbilt: Fashion icon and artist dies at 95 – CNN

Gloria Vanderbilt

“Gloria Vanderbilt was an extraordinary woman, who loved life, and lived it on her own terms,” Cooper said in a statement. “She was a painter, a writer and designer but also a remarkable mother, wife, and friend.

Source: Gloria Vanderbilt: Fashion icon and artist dies at 95 – CNN

Artist, Heiress And Designer Gloria Vanderbilt Dies At 95

As reported on NPR’s morning Edition – this audio holds the gripping story of her son’t suicide which begins to open your mind to the beauty and strength Gloria possessed.

Gloria Vanderbilt – her Life in pictures

Bill Buckner, All-Star Shadowed by World Series Error, Dies at 69 – The New York Times

Bill Buckner, an outfielder and first baseman whose long, solid career was overshadowed by a crushing error that cost the Boston Red Sox Game 6 of the 1986 World Series against the Mets, who went on to win the championship in seven, died on Monday. He was 69.

Source: Bill Buckner, All-Star Shadowed by World Series Error, Dies at 69 – The New York Times

Doris Day Remembered: The People’s Actor – The Atlantic

Doris Day The People's Actress

In 1994, years after Day’s retirement and near-total withdrawal from the public scene, she released The Love Album, a collection of classic standards she had recorded and shelved 27 years earlier. “We should not underestimate the quality of her voice,” the film historian David Thomson once wrote. “Not only was she a fine singer, technically, but her singing voice had a natural dramatic force that carried her beyond her acting ability.” Her downbeat, slow-tempo take on “Life Is Just a Bowl of Cherries” reflects the hard-won wisdom of a woman whose life was anything but.

Source: Doris Day Remembered: The People’s Actor – The Atlantic

Peter Mayhew, the Actor Behind Chewbacca’s Mask in ‘Star Wars,’ Dies at 74 – The New York Times

Mr. Mayhew — who was 7-foot-3 — donned a shaggy costume to play Chewbacca, the menacing yet cuddly Wookiee who was a sidekick to Han Solo and the co-pilot of the Millennium Falcon. He appeared in all three films of the original trilogy, as well as in “Revenge of the Sith” in 2005 and “The Force Awakens” in 2015.

Source: Peter Mayhew, the Actor Behind Chewbacca’s Mask in ‘Star Wars,’ Dies at 74 – The New York Times