We remember them for their comedy routines — Dick Gregory and Jerry Lewis — their shows — John Mahoney’s patriarch on “Frasier” — the characters they portrayed — Lois Lane in “Superman” (Margot Kidder), Mini Me in “Austin Powers” (Verne Troyer) — the films they helmed — “Rocky” director John Avildsen — the music that will remain in rotation — Vic Damone, Malcolm Young — the businesses they ran — Andrew Balducci — and the sports they dominated on the field or behind the microphone — Giant Y.A. Tittle, Keith Jackson. Here are the actors, musicians, athletes, politicians and other well-known names we’ve recently said goodbye to. Tom Wolfe Tom Wolfe, author and journalist behind the New Journalism movement, died on May 15, 2018, his agent said. He was 87. Wolfe was the bestselling author of “The Right Stuff” and “Bonfire of the Vanities.” A Virginia native, Wolfe moved to New York City in 1962 when he began working for the New York Herald Tribune, according to the New York Times. He died at a Manhattan hospital. Margot Kidder Margot Kidder, “Superman’s” Lois Lane, died on May 13, 2018, according to a representative at Montana Funeral Home. Kidder was 69. The actress starred… Read full this story
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