obituary

  • Woman, 35, who died of cancer offers advice in emotional obituary: 'Live a little'

    Bailey Matheson, 35, wrote her own obituary before she died from cancer. Now, people around the world are helping to keep her legacy alive.

  • Iowa man's family warns God about his arrival in viral obituary: 'Good luck!'

    Tim Schrandt proved one last time to his family that he wasn't just a great storyteller, he was the story, after his hilarious obituary went viral.

  • Woman's obituary deemed too 'negative' because it said her death was 'hastened by her continued frustration' with Trump

    "If I die soon, all this Trump stuff has had an effect," the 87-year-old reportedly once told her daughter — but her obituary's reference to Trump was rejected.

  • Social Media Star Claire Wineland, 21, Dies a Week After Undergoing a Lung Transplant

    Claire Wineland Dies a Week Following Lung Transplant

  • 'The Great Garrett Underpants,' a 5-year-old boy with cancer, writes his own obituary

    Garrett Matthias of Iowa passed away on July 6 after battling a rare form of cancer. His rowdy spirit and sense of fun, expressed in an obituary he helped write, lives on.

  • 'She will not be missed': Woman's abandoned children get the last word in savage obituary

    A Minnesota woman received an incredibly brutal obituary written by her children from her first marriage, and people can't get over how savage it is.

  • Audrey Hepburn’s go-to designer, Hubert de Givenchy, has died. See their most iconic looks together

    One of fashion’s last great legends, Hubert de Givenchy, died on Saturday at age 91, in news that became public on Monday.The French fashion conglomerate LVMH acquired Givenchy’s brand in 1988, and the designer retired from fashion in 1995, succeeded by John Galliano, the late Alexander McQueen, Julien Macdonald, Riccardo Tisci, and Clare Waight Keller, each of whom has reimagined Givenchy’s design legacy in his or her own way. But to say that Givenchy’s influenced only the fashion world would be to shortchange a designer responsible for some of the iconic looks of old Hollywood — worn by Lauren Bacall, Greta Garbo, Elizabeth Taylor, and, most famously, Audrey Hepburn.The French aristocrat founded his eponymous house in his mid-20s in 1952, and launched his ready-to-wear collection in 1954, coming into his own alongside fashion’s most recognizable names, including Christian Dior and his mentor, Cristobal Balenciaga. The fashion world celebrated Givenchy’s first collection, giving him credibility among Parisian couturiers and, soon after, Hollywood. The tale of Givenchy and Hepburn’s first meeting and subsequent designer-muse relationship has been told and retold countless times, at anniversary exhibitions of the designer’s work, at the time of Hepburn’s death in 1993, and again in 2014, when Givenchy dedicated a book of sketches to Hepburn, To Audrey with Love. The U.K. newspaper the Telegraph noted at the time “what fashion experts say is the couturier’s main contribution to his art, that he was responsible for keeping alive the standards of haute couture after the Second World War.”Givenchy met Hepburn on the set of her movie Sabrina, having been asked to help create costumes for the film. Givenchy declined, citing a mid-collection workload, but gravitated toward Hepburn, “inspired by her youth, gamine look, and elegant spirit,” according to the Fashion Institute of Technology Museum in New York. Givenchy would ultimately be nominated for an Academy Award in costume design in 1958 for Hepburn’s film Funny Face, and of course, went on to create the Breakfast at Tiffany’s little black dress that cemented Hepburn’s place in cinematic iconography. Eventually, Givenchy would translate his working relationship with Hepburn in cinema into his own business, launching the first actress-designer perfume, L’interdit, which was to serve as a model for the way actresses carry perfume campaigns today (think: Charlize Theron promoting Dior’s J’adore and Natalie Portman’s Miss Dior campaigns.) Still, the pair’s great devotion to each other surmounted whatever financial success it brought them. Of Hepburn, Givenchy gushed in 1982: “Audrey knows everything that is good for her. She gives me direction.” As Hepburn said of Givenchy: “His are the only clothes in which I am myself. He is far more than a couturier; he is a creator of personality.”Read more from Yahoo Lifestyle:Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day.

  • Daughter's epic obituary for her dad goes viral

    The touching, heartfelt, humorous obituary for Terry Ward of DeMotte, Ind.

  • Controversial self-help guru Louise Hay has died

    Louise Hay died at the age of 90, after a long career that was championed by Oprah and got her dubbed “the Queen of the New Age.”

  • Pioneering Natural-Hair Blogger Meechy Monroe Has Died

    Meechy Monroe, a mega-popular black beauty blogger who was a pioneering force in the natural-hair movement, died on Tuesday at the age of 32.

  • Brave Marathoner With Brain Cancer, Known for Running in a Tutu, Dies

    Monika Allen (right), running with her friend Tara Baize in 2013, has died of brain cancer. Monika Allen, a girls-empowerment advocate and long-distance runner of great courage, who ran a marathon while receiving chemo treatment for brain cancer, has died of the disease. “I’ll never be in remission, so I’m just living day to day,” Allen told Katie Couric about her inoperable brain tumor in 2014, on what was then the Yahoo anchor’s daytime talk show, Katie.

  • 'Rosie the Riveter' Model Dies at 92

    Mary Doyle Keefe, the model for Norman Rockwell’s iconic 1943 Rosie the Riveter painting that symbolized the millions of American women who went to work on the home front during World War II, has died. Keefe died Tuesday in Simsbury, Connecticut, after a brief illness, said her daughter, Mary Ellen Keefe. Keefe grew up in Arlington, Vermont, where she met Rockwell — who lived in West Arlington — and posed for his painting when she was a 19-year-old telephone operator.