“Look, I come from vaudeville, I come from burlesque, I come from heartaches, I come from sadness, I come from gladness, I come from work and sweat and respect for the craft.”

Mickey Rooney, 1920-2014

R.I.P. Mickey Rooney
The legendary actor—the only one who racked up movie credits in 10 different decades—passed away at the age of 93. 

R.I.P. Mickey Rooney

The legendary actorthe only one who racked up movie credits in 10 different decadespassed away at the age of 93. 

Here’s looking at you, Phil.
RIP Pete Seeger. The folk legend passed away Monday at the age of 94. 
Photograph by Annie Leibovitz.
Fade to Black | Peter O’Toole, Remembered
“When a man has done what he considers to be his duty to his people and his country, he can rest in peace.”
Nelson Mandela dies at 95.
Photograph by Jean Baptiste Mondino.

“When a man has done what he considers to be his duty to his people and his country, he can rest in peace.”

Nelson Mandela dies at 95.

Photograph by Jean Baptiste Mondino.

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In memory of Ms. Krabappel …



Writer Elmore Leonard, who passed away this morning at 87, took V.F.’s signature Proust Questionnaire last December. Here are some of his responses:

What is your idea of perfect happiness? Being with my best friend, who’s a girl.

What is your favorite journey? Gathering scenes in my head for a book.
If you could choose what to come back as, what would it be? Charlie Sheen.
What is it that you most dislike? Someone telling me about his dog.
How would you like to die? Does it make a difference? You’re dead.
What is your motto? “Keep it simple.”

Read more here. 
Illustration by Risko.

Writer Elmore Leonard, who passed away this morning at 87, took V.F.’s signature Proust Questionnaire last December. Here are some of his responses:

What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Being with my best friend, who’s a girl.

What is your favorite journey?
Gathering scenes in my head for a book.

If you could choose what to come back as, what would it be?
Charlie Sheen.

What is it that you most dislike?
Someone telling me about his dog.

How would you like to die?
Does it make a difference? You’re dead.

What is your motto?
“Keep it simple.”

Read more here. 

Illustration by Risko.

Rest in peace, Possum | George Jones, photographed by Annie Leibovitz in 2002
Photograph by Annie Leibovitz
“Hang in and hang on.” -Dave Brubeck, 1920-2012
Photograph by Annie Leibovitz