Where the Wild Things Are author Maurice Sendak passed away yesterday, aged 83. Gawker pays tribute to Sendak and the magical worlds he created with a collection of quotes, videos and drawings.
AFL and youth work legend Jim Stynes passed away yesterday morning after a long battle with illness. Garry Lyon discusses their final months together as mates talking about life, love and the rules of pool in a lovely tribute to his mate.
East Timor’s first president, for just 9 days ahead of Indonesia’s invasion in 1975, Francisco Xavier do Amaral, has died in Dili at the age of 76 of complications caused by advanced cancer. Damien Kingsbury pays tribute.
They died within hours of each other, but North Korean dictator Kim Jong-il and Czech playwright Vaclav Havel were opposites. The key difference: "Kim stood for power without principle; Havel for principle over power," writes Joe Schlesinger.
This American Life and The New York Times have banded together for a special look at the lives of ordinary people who passed away in 2011: from aspiring rappers, to grandfathers and poets.
Essayist and thinker Christopher Hitchens died last Friday after a public battle with cancer. George Eaton pays tribute to Hitchens' political views, his take on religion and his glorious hedonistic life.
A heartfelt and personal eulogy written and read by novelist Mona Simpson at the memorial service for her big brother -- and Apple founder -- Steve Jobs. It covers Jobs life as a father and his final words said just hours before he died.
Legendary publisher Diana Gribble had the gift of seeing you in the round, with great and sometimes unsettling clarity, and she gave the impression of treating everyone as distinctive individuals, writes friend W H Chong.
Reverend Fred L. Shuttlesworth, a civil rights leader who'd been beaten, arrested and nearly bombed by white supremacists, passed away yesterday. Read how he took full advantage of his 89 years...
Crikey media wrap: Apple founder Steve Jobs passed away this week but his legacy -- and incredible collection of inventions, from iPods to viable home computers and the technology behind Toy Story -- lives on.