Joan Rivers in 2010. She died in early September.

Joan Rivers in 2010. She died in early September.

This year’s obituary pages included stories that ran the gamut from triumph to tragedy. We said goodbye to voices that transformed public radio forever and a politician who left permanent marks, including scars, on Washington, D.C. We explore the stories behind this year’s obituaries and reflect on those lost in 2014.


  • Adam Bernstein Obituaries Editor, Washington Post
  • Christopher Maume Obituaries Editor, The Independent (U.K.)

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