Remembering Johnny Cash on the day he died

Johnny Cash died September 12, 2003, age 71.

"In Loving Memory of Saddam Hussein" memorial plaque appears on London park bench

A brass plaque memorializing Iraqi tyrant Saddam Hussein was spotted Sunday on a park bench in London. No-one's exactly sure how long it's been there, but it was gone by Monday evening. Victoria Richards took the photo and spoke to the BBC.

Victoria questioned the motive of whoever fixed the plaque on the bench: "Was it a prankster? What's the message? Was it a frivolous, dark thing to do?"

Reaction on social media has been mixed. Some thought it was funny while others were shocked.

Adds the BBC: "Some came to the conclusion there must have been another person called Saddam Hussein who was born and died on the same dates as the dictator, and lived locally in Wanstead." Read the rest

The Fall singer Mark E. Smith has died, at the age of 60

Mark E. Smith, the inscrutable and inimitable poet frontman of UK post-punk band The Fall has died. He was 60. Read the rest

A candy portrait of Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka, by mosaic artist Jason Mecier

Mosaic portrait artist Jason Mecier shares his recent Gene Wilder tribute portrait as Willy Wonka. Read the rest