2009: The Year in Obituaries

2009: The Year in Obituaries

Looking back on those who left us in 2009: from journalistic giants like William Safire and Robert Novak to a godfather of British furniture making.

It's the part of the newspaper where we recall lives lived -- from global leaders who wielded massive influence to quirky locals who captivated their communities. In 2009, the obituary pages included a prolific television pitchman, a giant of American news broadcasting and a sharp-tongued political leader who doubled as a celebrity chef. We celebrate the stories of those who who left us in 2009.


Adam Bernstein

Obituaries Editor, Washington Post

Ann Wroe

Obituaries Editor, The Economist

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