In Memoriam



Leonard Cohen 1934 - 2016


"There is a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in."


Leonard Cohen's Third Act
How the Light Gets In: Leonard Cohen at eighty-two
Leonard Cohen Makes It Darker





Natalie Babbitt 1932 - 2016


"Don't be afraid of death; be afraid of an unlived life. You don't have to live forever, you just have to live."


Natalie Babbitt, 84, Dies; Took On Immortality in ‘Tuck Everlasting’
Children's Book Author Natalie Babbitt Dies At 84
Circling Tuck: An Interview with Natalie Babbitt





Muhammad Ali (Cassius Clay Jr) 1942 - 2016


"Champions aren’t made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them – a desire, a dream, a vision."


Muhammad Ali: Inside his final hours
Muhammad Ali: Never the White Man’s Negro
Ali: The Legacy





Prince Rogers Nelson 1958-2016


"Despite everything, no one can dictate who you are to other people"



Remembering Prince
When I saw Prince, I saw a vital new black masculinity
The Time I Went Roller-Skating With Prince





Nellie Harper Lee 1926-2016


"The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's conscience."


The Measure Of Harper Lee: A Life Shaped By A Towering Text
Go Set a Legacy: The Fate of Harper Lee
Harper Lee's Loving-kindness





Alan Rickman 1946-2016


"Actors are agents of change. A film, a piece of theater, a piece of music, or a book can make a difference. It can change the world."


Alan Rickman: An Actor of Singular Charm and Hypnotic Charisma
The Many Faces of Alan Rickman: A Lesson on How to be a Villian
Alan Rickman: Even Better as a Romantic Lead





David Bowie 1947-2016


"I don't know where I'm going from here, but I promise it won't be boring."


David Bowie's Life on Earth
The Story Behind David Bowie's Bold New Sound
The Man who Showed the World
Remembering David Bowie through his 100 Favorite Books




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