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Gerald Stern, award-winning American lyric poet, dies aged 97

Gerald Stern, one of America’s most beloved and respected poets, who wrote with melancholy passion and earthly humor about his childhood, Judaism, mortality and the wonders of the contemplative life, has died . He was 97 years old. Stern, New Jersey’s first poet laureate, died Thursday at Calvary Hospice in New York, according to his …

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Jerry Lee Lewis, notorious American rock’n’roll star, dies aged 87

Jerry Lee Lewis, the rock ‘n’ roll pioneer who became one of popular music’s most infamous figures, has died aged 87, his publicist has said. He died of natural causes at his home in DeSoto County, Mississippi. “Judith, his seventh wife, was by his side when he died at his home in Desoto County, Mississippi, …

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