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Topic: Obituaries

Adweek Co-Founder Jack Thomas Dies at 87

Friends and colleagues remember a force in publishing and a mentor to many

John C. "Jack" Thomas, one of Adweek's three co-founders—along with Ken Fadner and Penn Tudor—passed away Thursday night in New York of complications from pneumonia. He was 87. Thomas, whom former…

Remembering the 'Guerrilla Satirist' Who Inspired Ad Creatives and Weird Al Yankovic

Stan Freberg died Tuesday at 88

Stan Freberg, whose freewheeling comic career in advertising garnered him worldwide acclaim and whose satirical entertainment abounded on TV, the radio and vinyl records, has died. He was 88. Freberg died…

Ben Bradlee, America's Most Iconic Newspaper Editor, Dies at 93

Oversaw The Washington Post's Watergate coverage

He became the face, voice and spirit of tough-talking, detail-obsessed newspaper editors when his team's coverage took down a president, and Ben Bradlee's legacy is sure to live on among…

Terrie Hall, Star of the CDC's Anti-Smoking Ad Campaign, Dies at 53

'A public health hero'

Terrie Hall, who starred in Arnold's brutal national anti-smoking campaign for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, died this week in North Carolina. The image of Hall hiding the…

Georgia Man's Colorful Obituary Is Hilarious, Heartwarming and Surely Not All True

The late, great William Freddie McCullough

He was a lover of women—women like "Crazy Pam" and "Big Tittie Wanda." He "hated vegetables and hypocrites." He was "great at growing fruit trees, grilling chicken and ribs, popping…

Talia Castellano, the World's Most Inspiring CoverGirl, Dies of Cancer at 13

760,000 YouTube fans among those in mourning

Talia Castellano, the 13-year-old honorary CoverGirl who inspired and entertained hundreds of thousands with her fighting spirit and her YouTube makeup tutorials, died Tuesday at age 13. "It is with…

Debi Austin, Star of Infamous Anti-Smoking Ad, Is Dead at 62

1996 spot was one of a kind

Debi Austin, better known as the lady who smoked a cigarette through a tracheotomy hole in her neck in the infamous "Voicebox" anti-smoking ad, died Feb. 22 after a 20-year…

Etch A Sketch Honors Its Late Inventor With Lovely, Sad Tribute Ad

A salute to André Cassagnes

André Cassagnes, inventor of the Etch A Sketch, died Jan. 16 at the age of 86. Now, the brand's ad agency, Team Detroit, has crafted this tribute to the man.…

DDB Tribute Ad Honors Visionary McDonald's CEO Fred L. Turner

Turner died last week at age 80

McDonald's agency DDB Chicago ran this newspaper ad in The Wall Street Journal last week honoring Fred L. Turner, who died Jan. 7 at age 80. Turner joined McDonald's in…

Daniel J. Edelman Dies at 92

Founded public relations powerhouse in 1952

Daniel J. Edelman, founder and chairman of the eponymous public relations agency, died today of heart failure, the agency confirmed. He was 92 years old. Edelman founded Edelman, the company, in…

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