Death

Liane Burns and LizAnne Roman Roberts appeared in FACT/SF's “Remains,” a companion piece to "death," opening this week at CounterPulse. (Courtesy Gema Galina)

FACT/SF turns 10 with premiere of ‘death’

San Francisco choreographer Charles Slender-White’s upcoming premiere “death” at CounterPulse represents the…

 

Mayor London Breed   (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Muni tunnel death: Breed orders better ‘checks and balances’ after company’s safety record revealed

After the San Francisco Examiner uncovered the checkered safety record of a…

 

Fats Domino, pictured performing in 2007, has died at 89. (Aviv Small/ Zuma Press/TNS)

Fats Domino leaves rockin’ piano legend behind

Ain’t that a shame: Antoine “Fats” Domino, the pioneering "Blueberry Hill" piano…

 

Demetri Martin, left, costars with Kevin Kline in “Dean,” a movie about a man what a man does after his mother dies. (Courtesy CBS Films)

Demetri Martin chats about his directorial debut ‘Dean’

Demetri Martin was inspired by the great standup comic Steven Wright, but…

Demetri Martin, left, costars with Kevin Kline in “Dean,” a movie about a man what a man does after his mother dies. (Courtesy CBS Films)
Celebrities mourned the death of  inimitable Don Rickles, whom they called a really nice guy despite his comedy persona. (Courtesy photo0

Stars remember Don Rickles, ‘Mr. Warmth,’ with mirth

Even though he was known for harshness, comedian Don Rickles is being…

Celebrities mourned the death of  inimitable Don Rickles, whom they called a really nice guy despite his comedy persona. (Courtesy photo0
(Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Man pinned between BART car and platform Wednesday evening dies

A 31-year-old man who became pinned between a BART platform and a…

(Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)
(Photo via Google Maps)

Arson found to be cause of fire that killed 70-year-old woman

A fire late last month in San Mateo that killed a 70-year-old…

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Charred windows and walls of the artist's collective Ghost Ship. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

SFSU alum dead in Oakland ‘Ghost Ship’ fire

A graduate student at San Francisco State University is among the missing…

Charred windows and walls of the artist's collective Ghost Ship. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
(Photo courtesy Cirque du Soleil)

UPDATE: Cirque du Soleil cancels more SF shows after death of co-founder’s son

Cirque du Soleil performances in San Francisco were canceled Thursday for the…

(Photo courtesy Cirque du Soleil)
The Interstate 80 off-ramp near Octavia and Market streets, as seen from above. (Gil Riego Jr./2012 S.F. Examiner)

Man hit by truck on SF’s Central Freeway dies, but gunshot wound to his leg remains a mystery

Early-morning commuters heading into central San Francisco encountered an injured man walking…

The Interstate 80 off-ramp near Octavia and Market streets, as seen from above. (Gil Riego Jr./2012 S.F. Examiner)
(Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Two men killed in separate violent incidents in SF

Two San Francisco men died in separate violent incidents over the weekend…

(Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
A Carver County sheriff’s vehicle enters Prince’s Paisley Park home and studio in Chanhassen, Minn., on Tuesday, the same day a warrant revealed that a Minnesota doctor saw the pop star twice in the month before his death, including the day before he died, and prescribed him medication. (AP/Amy Forliti)

Scoop: Warrant reveals doctor prescribed Prince drugs just before he died

The latest in the investigation of Prince’s death: A search warrant reveals…

A Carver County sheriff’s vehicle enters Prince’s Paisley Park home and studio in Chanhassen, Minn., on Tuesday, the same day a warrant revealed that a Minnesota doctor saw the pop star twice in the month before his death, including the day before he died, and prescribed him medication. (AP/Amy Forliti)

Man killed doing electrical work at South Beach construction site

The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health is investigating the death…

Merle Haggard, pictured in 2014 accepting an award, is being remembered for his rough yet sensitive approach to country music. (Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Scoop: Mighty Merle played honest country music

No one was quite like country great Merle Haggard. The grizzled “Okie…

Merle Haggard, pictured in 2014 accepting an award, is being remembered for his rough yet sensitive approach to country music. (Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
A man sits on the sidewalk along Eddy Street in San Francisco, Calif. Friday, April 1, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Decade of tracking homeless deaths in SF sheds light on imperfect system

Note to Readers: This story is part of a package investigating the…

A man sits on the sidewalk along Eddy Street in San Francisco, Calif. Friday, April 1, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Comedy lovers are missing TV pioneer Garry Shandling, pictured in Los Angeles in 2015,  who died at age 66. (Rob Latour /Invision/AP, File)

Scoop: Garry Shandling redefined the TV sitcom

Rest in peace, Garry Shandling. The actor and comedian who masterminded the…

Comedy lovers are missing TV pioneer Garry Shandling, pictured in Los Angeles in 2015,  who died at age 66. (Rob Latour /Invision/AP, File)
An Abbey Road shop near studios where the Beatles recorded their famous albums displays memorabilia in honor of George Martin, the group’s esteemed producer, who died at age 90.  (Matt Dunham/AP)

Scoop: Remembering ‘fifth Beatle’ George Martin with love

George Martin, the Beatles’ urbane producer who quietly guided the band’s swift,…

An Abbey Road shop near studios where the Beatles recorded their famous albums displays memorabilia in honor of George Martin, the group’s esteemed producer, who died at age 90.  (Matt Dunham/AP)
Dr. Robert Thompson, left, who worked under the alias Dr. James Grant, was convicted of second-degree murder for performing an illegal abortion on Eva Swan, right, in 1910. (Courtesy photos)

The Crimes of ‘Dr. Grant’

Is abortion murder? Today, the answer depends on your religious and moral…

Dr. Robert Thompson, left, who worked under the alias Dr. James Grant, was convicted of second-degree murder for performing an illegal abortion on Eva Swan, right, in 1910. (Courtesy photos)
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia talks to California Attorney General Bill Lockyer during a reenactment of the 100-year-old case of 1905 Lochner v. New York in 2005. (Sang H. Park/2005 AP)

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia dead at 79

Antonin Scalia, the influential conservative and most provocative member of the Supreme…

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia talks to California Attorney General Bill Lockyer during a reenactment of the 100-year-old case of 1905 Lochner v. New York in 2005. (Sang H. Park/2005 AP)
Authorities released details of the 911 call in which Scott Weiland (pictured performing at the BottleRock Napa Valley Music Festival in May 2015) was found dead. (Rich Fury/Invision/AP)

Scoop: Details of 911 call about Scott Weiland’s body revealed

A 911 transcript reveals the moment when Scott Weiland’s bandmates found the…

Authorities released details of the 911 call in which Scott Weiland (pictured performing at the BottleRock Napa Valley Music Festival in May 2015) was found dead. (Rich Fury/Invision/AP)