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Hugo Chavez’s Body to Remain on Public Display After Funeral

Hugo Chavez’s Body to Remain on Public Display After Funeral

JUAN BARRETO/AFP/Getty Images(CARACAS, Venezuela) — As world leaders, mainly from Latin America and the Caribbean, are gathering in Caracas ahead of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez’s funeral Friday, large crowds of mourners coming to pay their respec…

Hugo Chavez’s Body to Remain on Public Display After Funeral

Hugo Chavez’s Body to Remain on Public Display After Funeral

JUAN BARRETO/AFP/Getty Images(CARACAS, Venezuela) — As world leaders, mainly from Latin America and the Caribbean, are gathering in Caracas ahead of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez’s funeral Friday, large crowds of mourners coming to pay their respec…

Hadiya Pendleton’s Funeral Attended by First Lady Michelle Obama and City Officials

Hadiya Pendleton’s Funeral Attended by First Lady Michelle Obama and City Officials

Scott Olson/Getty Images(CHICAGO) — First lady Michelle Obama and some of Chicago’s most well-known faces turned out on Saturday to attend the funeral of Hadiya Pendleton, a 15-year-old girl whose killing has become another symbol in the nationa…

Memorial Services Held for Firefighter Killed in Christmas Eve Ambush

Memorial Services Held for Firefighter Killed in Christmas Eve Ambush

George Doyle/Stockbyte/Thinkstock(ROCHESTER, N.Y.) — Memorial services were held Sunday afternoon in upstate New York for one of the firefighters killed in an ambush on Christmas Eve. Mourners gathered near Rochester to remember 43-year-old Lieutenant…

Prince William Attends Funeral of Childhood Nanny

Prince William Attends Funeral of Childhood Nanny

Tim Graham/Getty Images(LONDON) — Prince William put professional obligations aside for the day to say goodbye to a woman who was by his side throughout his childhood.William, the second-in-line to the British throne, attended the funeral of Olga Powe…

Janet Jackson Demands Retraction from "Vanity Fair" for Claims She Delayed Michael’s Funeral

Janet Jackson Demands Retraction from "Vanity Fair" for Claims She Delayed Michael’s Funeral

Steve Granitz/WireImage(NEW YORK) — An attorney for Janet Jackson says a story published in Vanity Fair that claims Janet refused to let her brother Michael’s funeral take place until the late King of Pop’s estate reimbursed her for the $4…

Michael Jackson’s Burial Delayed for Months over Money, New Book Claims

Michael Jackson’s Burial Delayed for Months over Money, New Book Claims

Kevin Mazur/WireImage/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Pop star Michael Jackson’s burial was delayed for three months due to a bitter dispute between his estate and sister Janet Jackson, a new book claims. Details of the dispute are part of a new book called …

Suicide Attacker Targets Funeral in Eastern Afghanistan

Suicide Attacker Targets Funeral in Eastern Afghanistan

ABC News(JALALABAD, Afghanistan) — As many as 25 civilians were killed when a suicide attacker blew himself up at a funeral Tuesday in eastern Afghanistan, a local government spokesman said.The French news agency AFP reports that the suicide bomber wa…

Private Funeral Held for Tony Scott

Private Funeral Held for Tony Scott

Kevin Winter/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — Friends and family remembered the late director Tony Scott last Friday at a private funeral in Los Angeles, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
TMZ.com further reports that Scott’s brother, director Ridley Sco…

Funerals: How to Beat The High Cost of Dying

Funerals: How to Beat The High Cost of Dying

George Doyle/Stockbyte/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — They say death and taxes are inevitable. When you hear that old truism you probably picture all of the money the taxes will cost you. But guess what?  Death can be pricey too because funeral homes and…

Funeral Set for Bee Gees’ Robin Gibb

Funeral Set for Bee Gees’ Robin Gibb

Frank Hoensch/Getty Images(LONDON) –  A private funeral for Robin Gibb will be held on Friday, June 8, in the United Kingdom, the Bee Gees singer’s family has announced. A public memorial for Gibb will be scheduled sometime later this year.
T…

Only Man Convicted in Lockerbie Bombing, Buried in Libya

Only Man Convicted in Lockerbie Bombing, Buried in Libya

MAHMUD TURKIA/AFP/GettyImages(TRIPOLI, Libya) — The only man convicted of the Lockerbie bombing was buried Monday in Tripoli.  Just under a hundred family members and friends attended the funeral of Abdelbaset al Megrahi, who was buried at Zarwan…

Mary Kennedy’s Body Released Amid Family Feud

Mary Kennedy’s Body Released Amid Family Feud

Mary Richardson Kennedy and her son, Conor Kennedy, in 2009. Jason Kempin/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The body of Robert Kennedy Jr.’s wife, Mary Richardson Kennedy, was released by authorities to a funeral home Friday amid a family struggle over burial …

Mary Richardson Kennedy’s Body at Center of Family Dispute

Mary Richardson Kennedy’s Body at Center of Family Dispute

Charles Eshelman/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) — A dispute is brewing between Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and the family of his estranged wife, Mary Richardson Kennedy, over where she will be memorialized and laid to rest.Mary Kennedy’s body was found on Wednesday in…

FAMU Hazing Suspects Escorted Robert Champion’s Casket at Funeral

FAMU Hazing Suspects Escorted Robert Champion’s Casket at Funeral

The Champion Family(TALLAHASSEE, Fla.) — Three of the Florida A&M University band members charged in the hazing death of drum major Robert Champion were fellow drum majors who escorted his casket as an honor guard at his November funeral.A lawyer …

Kevin Costner on Houston’s Funeral, His Song for Fallen Soldiers

Kevin Costner on Houston’s Funeral, His Song for Fallen Soldiers

Arnaldo Magnani/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — It has been almost two months since Kevin Costner eulogized his friend and co-star in “The Bodyguard” Whitney Houston, but only recently did he reveal that only after he was asked to speak at her fu…

Hundreds Mourn Death of Unarmed 19-Year-Old Shot by Pasadena Police

Hundreds Mourn Death of Unarmed 19-Year-Old Shot by Pasadena Police

George Doyle/Stockbyte/Thinkstock(ALTADENA, Calif.) — Hundreds of family members, friends and supporters attended a funeral service on Saturday for the 19-year-old unarmed college student who was killed by two Pasadena police officers in March, the Lo…

Two Killed, 12 Wounded in Drive-By Shooting at Funeral Home

Two Killed, 12 Wounded in Drive-By Shooting at Funeral Home

ABC News(MIAMI) — Gunmen opened fire on mourners leaving the funeral of a 22-year-old shooting victim, killing two people and wounding 12 others, including a 5-year-old girl who was shot in the leg, Miami-Dade police said on Saturday.The shooting occu…

Bobby Brown Performs on Stage after Whitney Funeral

Bobby Brown Performs on Stage after Whitney Funeral

Sandra Rose/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Just hours after the funeral of his ex-wife Whitney Houston, Bobby Brown was on the Mohegan Sun Arena stage, resplendent in white jacket, black vest, black pants and a black hat, performing with New Edition for a c…

Family and Friends Send Whitney Houston Home

Family and Friends Send Whitney Houston Home

Photo by Bennett Raglin/Getty Images(NEWARK, N.J.) — Two of the most important women in Whitney Houston’s life, her mother Cissy Houston and her daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, were joined by mourners at an invitation-only “home going” ceremony at the…

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