It’s one of the most eclectic and overlooked sections of the newspaper. This year, the obituary pages documented the life of a record-breaking competitive eater, a death-defying mountain climber, and a prolific voice-over actor who is familiar to all Americans from his movie trailer work, to name just a few. We celebrate the stories of those who who left us in 2008.


  • Ann Wroe Obituaries Editor, The Economist
  • Adam Bernstein Obituaries Editor, Washington Post

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