Giant George, a loyal friend and canine companion who lived up to his nickname, but nevertheless was as gentle as giants go, has passed away.

The world's tallest dog was a month shy of his eighth birthday.

Posted in: Pets

Tom Foley, the former U.S. Congressman from Washington State and Speaker of the House from 1989-95, has passed away at the age of 84.

Foley passed away due to complications from a stroke, which he suffered last December. Wife Heather said he was hospitalized in May with pneumonia.

Posted in: Politics

Veteran character actor Ed Lauter has died at the age of 74.

Lauter's publicist, Edward Lozzi, says he died late Wednesday of mesothelioma, a rare form of cancer most commonly caused by asbestos exposure.

Posted in: R.I.P.