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Chuck Barris, Of ‘Gong Show,’ Dies At 87

22/03/2017

Chuck Barris, the multi-talented impresario and creator of The Dating Game and The Newlywed Game, died Tuesday in Palisades, New York, at the age of 87. Barris died of natural causes, according to his publicist. He was a show creator and songwriter, and he wrote hits like “Palisades Park,” which made it to No....
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Former IRA Chief Martin McGuinness Dies at 66

21/03/2017

Former Irish Republican Army chief of staff Martin McGuinness has died at the age of 66, after a short battle with a rare genetic disease, his family said. McGuinness became a key figure in establishing peace in Northern Ireland after years of involvement with the paramilitary organization. He stepped down as deputy first minister...
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‘Never Trump’ GOPers Wants Committee To Investigate Russia And Trump

14/03/2017

Democrats in Congress have long argued that the ongoing intelligence committee investigations into Russia’s interference in the presidential election and the Trump campaign’s ties to the Kremlin are unlikely to get to the bottom of the issue. Now a group of “Never Trump” Republicans are planning to pressure GOP leaders to establish a bipartisan...
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Spicer: Trump To Donate Salary At End Of Year

13/03/2017

President Donald Trump will allegedly donate his presidential salary to an undetermined charity at the end of the year, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer told reporters during a Monday press briefing. In November, Trump promised to forgo the $400,000 salary, telling 60 Minutes that “I’m not going to the take the salary.” However,...
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Muhammad Ali Son Detained At Airport, Agents Ask ‘Are You Muslim?

27/02/2017

Border agents detained and questioned the son of the boxing legend Muhammad Ali about his religion when he flew back to the US this month, a family lawyer said. “Where did you get your name from? Are you a Muslim?” they asked the 44-year-old Muhammad Ali Jr, who was born in Philadelphia and is...
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Titanic Actor Bill Paxton Dies at 61

26/02/2017

Actor Bill Paxton died on Saturday after complications from surgery. The Emmy Award-winner was 61. “It is with heavy hearts we share the news that Bill Paxton has passed away due to complications from surgery,” his family said in a statement. “Bill’s passion for the arts was felt by all who knew him, and...
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Radio Host And Political Commentator Alan Colmes Has Died At Age 66

23/02/2017

Alan Colmes, a political commentator for Fox News, has died, the network announced on Thursday. He was 66. Colmes was a prominent liberal voice on the network, often appearing on-air. He also hosted a radio show on Fox News Radio. From 1996 to 2009, Colmes co-hosted a nightly political show with conservative commentator Sean...
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TV Legend Mary Tyler Moore Dies At 80

25/01/2017

A spokesperson for Mary Tyler Moore confirmed that the actress has passed away Wednesday at a Connecticut hospital. Family members reportedly flocked to the medical facility, according to TMZ, to say goodbye to the beloved 80-year-old actress, who had brain surgery in 2011 and has battled diabetes for much of her life. Moore starred...
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Carrie Fisher’s Mom Debbie Reynolds Dies

28/12/2016

Debbie Reynolds, Carrie Fisher’s mother, has died just a day after her daughter. She reportedly passed away after suffering a medical emergency on Wednesday that was believed to be a stroke. She was reportedly with her son and just after 1 p.m. someone from the house called the police. Reynolds was 84-years-old and has...
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Actress, Author Carrie Fisher Dead At 60

27/12/2016

Iconic Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher has reportedly died at the age of 60, days after suffering a heart attack. Fisher was flying from London to Los Angeles on Friday when the initial heart attack occurred, and several passengers tweeted that doctors and nurses on board—and then eventually paramedics in an ambulance—performed CPR on...
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George Michael Dead At 53 [VIDEO]

26/12/2016

Singer and musician George Michael died at his home in Goring, England, on Sunday, the BBC reports, and his publicist confirmed the death. He was 53, and wasn’t ill. No cause was given, but the Thames Valley Police said the singer’s death “is being treated as unexplained but not suspicious.” Michael found fame with...
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Zsa Zsa Gabor Dies At 99

19/12/2016

Hungarian actress Zsa Zsa Gabor died of a heart attack Sunday at her Los Angeles home. “We tried everything, but her heart just stopped and that was it,” her husband, Frederic von Anhalt, told the Associated Press. “Even the ambulance tried very hard to get her back, but there was no way,” he said....
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Growing Pains Star Alan Thicke Dies At 69 [VIDEO]

14/12/2016

Actor Alan Thicke, famous for playing doting father and psychiatrist Jason Seaver on the hit 1980s show Growing Pains, died Tuesday. He was 69. Thicke was playing hockey with his son when he suffered a heart attack, and he died later at a hospital in Burbank, California. Recently, Thicke starred in his own reality...
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Former Astronaut, Senator John Glenn Dead at 95

08/12/2016

John Glenn, the first American to orbit the earth and the fifth person in space, passed away Thursday at the age of 95. The famed astronaut had been hospitalized for several weeks and was reported in declining health over the past several days. In addition to being one of America’s first astronauts, as part...
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Florence Henderson Dead At 82 [VIDEO]

25/11/2016

Florence Henderson, the cheery actress who brought smiles to our faces as matriarch Carol Brady on the ABC sitcom The Brady Bunch, has passed away at 82. According to her manager, she died surrounded by her close family and friends. The small town girl from Dale, Indiana, first shot to fame on Broadway, appearing...
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Canadian Singer Leonard Cohen Dies Aged 82

10/11/2016

The iconic singer and songwriter Leonard Cohen, whose work has spanned five decades, passed away on Thursday at the age of 82. Sony Music Canada, his label, confirmed the passing on singer’s Facebook page. “It is with profound sorrow we report that legendary poet, songwriter and artist, Leonard Cohen has passed away,” the statement...
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Janet Reno, Attorney General Under Bill Clinton, Dies

07/11/2016

The first woman to serve as America’s attorney general, Janet Reno, died early Monday at the age of 78. She passed away in her Miami home after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. Reno served in the White House under Bill Clinton from 1993 to 2001. During her tenure, she oversaw the conviction of...
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Tom Hayden, Famed Liberal Activist, Dead at 76

24/10/2016

Political activist Tom Hayden, who led progressive anti-war and civil-rights movements throughout his life, died Sunday at the age of 76. His wife confirmed the news to AP. Hayden had suffered from heart issues and had fallen ill while attending the Democratic National Convention in July. During his early years, Hayden was a founder...
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Former Israeli President Shimon Peres Dies [VIDEO]

28/09/2016

Shimon Peres, who served as prime minister of Israel twice and as the country’s ninth president, died late Tuesday at the age of 93, two weeks after suffering a stroke. He was on a respirator in the hospital and his condition deteriorated. Peres was one of the architects of the Oslo peace accords that...
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‘King’ Of Golf Arnold Palmer Dead at 87 [VIDEO]

26/09/2016

Golf Legend Arnold Palmer died Sunday in Pittsburgh at the age of 87. Alastair Johnson, chief executive of Arnold Palmer Enterprises, confirmed the businessman, philanthropist, and trailblazing golfer died during the afternoon following complications from heart problems, several days after being admitted to the hospital for a cardiovascular procedure. “We are deeply saddened by...
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Conservative Political Activist Phyllis Schlafly Dead at 92

06/09/2016

Conservative Activist Phyllis Schlafly has died at the age of 92, her organization Eagle Forum confirmed Monday evening. The controversial activist came to fame in the mid-20th century with her public crusade against against feminism and the Equal Rights Amendment. A self-described “housewife,” Schlafly said she believed the ERA, which sought to prohibit any...
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Comic Icon ‘Willy Wonka’ Gene Wilder Is Dead At 83 [VIDEO]

30/08/2016

Actor and comedian Gene Wilder died Monday of complications from Alzheimer’s, his family announced. He was 83. Wilder was best known for playing Willy Wonka in the 1971 film Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, as well as his roles in the Mel Brooks comedies The Producers, Blazing Saddles, and Young Frankenstein. Brooks called...
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Marni Nixon, the Voice Behind My Fair Lady, Dies at 86

25/07/2016

Marni Nixon, the American cinema’s most unsung singer, died on Sunday in New York. She was 86. The cause was breast cancer, said Randy Banner, a student and friend. Classically trained, Ms. Nixon was throughout the 1950s and ’60s the unseen — and usually uncredited — singing voice of the stars in a spate...
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Garry Marshall, ‘Happy Days’ Creator, Dead at 81 [VIDEO]

20/07/2016

Garry Marshall, the creator of Happy Days, Laverne & Shirley, and director of countless films, died Tuesday. He was 81. A New York City native, Marshall had directed, produced, and starred in films and TV shows since the late 1950s—his biggest hits including the popular sitcoms about the 1950s, its spinoff Mork & Mindy,...
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Scotty Moore, Elvis’s Iconic Guitarist, Dies at 84

29/06/2016

Scotty Moore, the rock pioneer who was Elvis Presley’s first guitarist, died in his Nashville home Tuesday at the age of 84. Moore, who backed the King on “That’s Alright Mama,” “Hound Dog,” “Heartbreak Hotel,” “Blue Suede Shoes,” and “Jailhouse Rock,” among many others, was widely considered a rock groundbreaker, and many credit him...
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Star Trek Actor Anton Yelchin Dies In Car Crash [VIDEO]

20/06/2016

Anton Yelchin, a young actor known for his role as Chekov in the new Star Trek franchise was killed in a fatal car crash on Sunday morning, according to his publicist. He was only 27 years old. Yelchin was an only child, born in Russia to figure-skating parents.
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Hockey Legend Gordie Howe Passes Away At Age 88

10/06/2016

Gordie Howe passed away this morning. He was 88. He died surrounded by family at his son Murray’s house in Ohio, just before 8 a.m. this morning, a source close to the family confirmed.
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Guy Clark, Country Music Legend, Dead at 74

17/05/2016

Songwriter and country musician Guy Clark died Tuesday in Nashville after battling several illnesses, including cancer. He was 74 years old. The Nashville Songwriters Hall of Famer and Texan authored 13 studio albums. Clark wrote for Johnny Cash, Brad Paisley, George Strait, Willie Nelson, and Jimmy Buffett. Robert K. Oermann wrote in 1995: “The...
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Prince Overdosed 6 Days Ago [VIDEO]

22/04/2016

Doctors gave Prince a “save shot”—generally used in opiate overdoses—six days before his death, TMZ reported, citing multiple sources. The music legend’s jet was forced to land last week in Illinois, just 48 minutes from his Minnesota home, and he was rushed to the hospital. His representatives at the time told TMZ he was...
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Prince Dead at 57

21/04/2016

TMZ reports that rock and R&B legend Prince is dead at 57. A death was being investigated at Prince’s “Paisley Park” home and recording studio in Chanhassen, Minn., multiple outlets reported Thursday afternoon. According to Carver County Chief Deputy Jason Kamerud, police responded to a medical call at 9:43 a.m. local time and discovered...
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