If anyone consistently and courageously gave encouragement to those in struggle - particularly the indigenous populations of Latin America - it was Galeano.
The shockingly sexist obituary drew a collective groan of disgust, and readers, fans, and activists alike took to Twitter to defend the memory of the celebrated author.
Stuart Scott, acclaimed ESPN sports broadcaster and journalist, who captured the hearts of millions of sports fans, died yesterday at the age of 49 of cancer.
The four-day program is called the "Will Connell Memorial Week: Celebrating the Life and Music of the Heart and Soul of Downtown."
"Stardom isn't a career," Bacall once observed, "it's an accident." What a lucky accident it turned out to be.
Ruby Dee, an acclaimed actress and civil rights activist whose versatile career spanned stage, radio television and film, has died at age 91.
Canadian author Farley Mowat, who died on May 12, wrote with humour, keen perception and passionate social commitment, completing over 40 books and numerous articles.
Known worldwide by fans of alternative and surreal art and having something of a cult following, Giger was known for his unsettling and unique style of biomechanical science fiction designs.
Author Frederik Pohl, who over decades gained a reputation of being a literate and sophisticated writer of science fiction and a supporter of progressive causes, has died.
Celebrated author Richard Matheson died on June 23 at the age of 87. His novels, which ranged from fantasy and science fiction to horror and westerns, earned him great critical praise.