Rest in peace: Celebrities we lost in October
Sean Connery and Eddie Van Halen were among some of the more well-known, universally loved celebrities the world lost in October. (CNP/Getty Images)Actress Conchata Ferrell arrives at the CBS celebration of a Monday-night season premiere on Sept. 19, 2007 in Los Angeles. (Getty Images)Pitcher Charlie Haeger of the Los Angeles Dodgers throws a knuckleball against the Colorado Rockies on May 8, 2010. (WireImage for Tractenberg & Co. via Getty Images)American composer Philip Glass and his ensemble photographed in New York City in 1993. (Sygma via Getty Images)American singer-songwriter Johnny Nash during his first visit to London for various public appearances in September 1968.
Roberta McCain, John McCain's mother, dies at 108
FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2008, file photo Roberta McCain, stands on stage during a rally in Downingtown, Pa. The mother of Arizona Sen. John McCain, Roberta McCain, has died. A spokesperson for her daughter-in-law Cindy McCain says Roberta McCain died Monday, Oct. 12, 2020. Roberta McCain married into a storied military family, eloping with Navy ensign John McCain Jr., who eventually became a four-star admiral. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
Roberta McCain, John McCain’s mother, dies at 108
PHOENIX – Roberta Wright McCain, the mother of the late Sen. John McCain who used her feisty spirit to help woo voters during his 2008 presidential campaign, has died. A spokesperson for daughter-in-law Cindy McCain says Roberta McCain died Monday. “It is with great sadness that I announce the death of my wonderful Mother In-law, Roberta McCain,” Cindy McCain posted on Twitter. It was 1933 when a 20-year-old Roberta Wright defied her family and eloped with John McCain Jr. Roberta McCain's daughter, Jean McCain, died last year.