Obituaries http://www.kunc.org en The Inimitable Mickey Rooney Dies At 93 http://www.kunc.org/post/inimitable-mickey-rooney-dies-93 Mickey Rooney was a 5-foot-3 dynamo. Whether he was acting, singing or dancing, he poured an uncanny energy into his performances. It's an energy that sustained a lifelong career alongside some of the biggest names in show business, including Judy Garland and Elizabeth Taylor.<p>He <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/04/07/300136406/mickey-rooney-actor-who-charmed-audiences-for-more-than-80-years-dies?live=1">died Sunday</a> at his North Hollywood home, at age 93. He was still working — on a new film version of <em>Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Mon, 07 Apr 2014 09:14:00 +0000 55242 at http://www.kunc.org The Inimitable Mickey Rooney Dies At 93 Peter Matthiessen Dies At 86; Wrote Of Travels In The Natural World http://www.kunc.org/post/peter-matthiessen-dies-86-wrote-travels-natural-world Author Peter Matthiessen, who used fiction and nonfiction to explore how man relates to nature, has died at 86. The revered naturalist and novelist had been suffering from leukemia; he died Saturday afternoon, his publisher confirmed.<p>In a career that began in the 1950s, Matthiessen connected readers to people and places that were being irrevocably changed by the modern world. Sun, 06 Apr 2014 12:48:04 +0000 Bill Chappell 55222 at http://www.kunc.org Peter Matthiessen Dies At 86; Wrote Of Travels In The Natural World Dance Music Legend Frankie Knuckles Dies At 59 http://www.kunc.org/post/dance-music-legend-frankie-knuckles-dies-59 <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPrGnh7QUDo</p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 20:01:00 +0000 Neda Ulaby 55090 at http://www.kunc.org Dance Music Legend Frankie Knuckles Dies At 59 Shirley Temple Dies; Childhood Movie Star Became Diplomat http://www.kunc.org/post/shirley-temple-dies-childhood-movie-star-became-diplomat Shirley Temple, who charmed the nation as a child movie star in the 1930s and went on to become one of the nation's diplomats in posts that included ambassador to Czechoslovakia during the Cold War, has died.<p>She was 85.<p><a href="http://bigstory.ap.org/article/shirley-temple-iconic-child-star-dies-85" target="_blank">The Associated Press writes</a> that publicist Cheryl Kagan says the actress, known as Shirley Temple Black in her private life, died late Monday evening at her home near San Francisco. Tue, 11 Feb 2014 11:59:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 53986 at http://www.kunc.org Shirley Temple Dies; Childhood Movie Star Became Diplomat Pete Seeger, Folk Music Icon And Activist, Dies At 94 http://www.kunc.org/post/pete-seeger-dies-folk-music-icon-and-activist-was-94 Pete Seeger, "a tireless campaigner for his own vision of a utopia marked by peace and togetherness," died Monday at the age of 94.<p>As former NPR broadcaster Paul Brown adds in <a href="http://www.npr.org/2014/01/28/267488551/american-folk-singer-peter-seeger-dies" target="_blank">an appreciation he prepared for <em>Morning Edition</em></a>, Seeger's tools "were his songs, his voice, his enthusiasm and his musical instruments."<p>The songs he'll be long remembered for include "If I Had a Hammer," "Turn, Turn, Turn" and "Where Have All the Flowers Gone."<p>Paul is not just a newsman, but also Tue, 28 Jan 2014 11:54:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 53692 at http://www.kunc.org Pete Seeger, Folk Music Icon And Activist, Dies At 94