Beautiful Mind Mathematician John Nash Dies in Car Crash

Beautiful Mind Mathematician John Nash Dies at 86

The Nobel Prize-winning mathematician and his wife, portrayed in the Oscar-winning film A Beautiful Mind, were killed in a car accident Saturday.

Veteran Activist William B. Kelley Dead at 72

Veteran Activist William B. Kelley Dead at 72

The Chicago resident worked for LGBT rights for 50 years, making an impact on the state, local, and national levels.

Cocaine, Meth Contributed to Centerfold Dirk Shafer's Death

Cocaine, Meth Contributed to Centerfold Dirk Shafer's Death

The onetime Playgirl Man of the Year died last month at age 52.

Trans Teen Activist, Former Homecoming King, Dies in Charlotte, N.C.

Trans Teen Activist, Former Homecoming King, Dies in Charlotte

Blake Brockington, 18, died by suicide after inspiring trans youth locally and nationally with his work to combat transphobia, racism, and police brutality.

Classic Rock Icon Andy Fraser Dies

Classic Rock Icon Andy Fraser Dies

The cowriter of the rock anthem 'All Right Now,' who came out to The Advocate in 2005, has passed away.

'Still Alice' Filmmaker Richard Glatzer Dead at 63

Still Alice Filmmaker Richard Glatzer Dead at 63

Glatzer collaborated on Still Alice and other films with his husband, Wash Westmoreland.

Sam Simon, Activist and Simpsons Co-Creator, Has Died

Sam Simon, Activist and Simpsons Co-Creator, Has Died

Simon donated much of his life to animals and famously saved a "gay" bull.

READ: 1995 Advocate Cover Story On Playgirl's Departed Dirk Shafer

READ: 1995 Advocate Cover Story On Playgirl's Departed Dirk Shafer

Filmmaker and taboo-busting Playgirl model Dirk Shafer was found dead Thursday at the age of 52. Read how Shafer challenged the sexual status quo in this Advocate cover story on him from future New York Times theater critic Charles Isherwood.

Malcolm Boyd, Groundbreaking Gay Clergyman, Dies at 91

Malcolm Boyd, Groundbreaking Gay Clergyman, Dies at 91

The Episcopal priest risked his career when he came out in the 1970s.

Leonard Nimoy, 'Star Trek' Icon and LGBT Ally, Dead at 83
February 27 2015 8:02 PM ET

Leonard Nimoy, Star Trek Icon and LGBT Ally, Dead at 83

Gay actors Zachary Quinto and George Takei are among those who remember Nimoy fondly — and so is President Obama.

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