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Posts Tagged ‘ Obituaries ’

TV Legend Mary Tyler Moore Dies At 80


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


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


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]


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


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]


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


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]


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


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


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


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]


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]


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


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]


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


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]


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


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]


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


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


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]


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


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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Former Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Dead After Battle With Cancer


Rob Ford, the Toronto city councillor who became the world’s most famous mayor during a wild, scandal-filled term, is dead at age 46. The married father of two young children died after 18 months of treatment for a rare and aggressive cancer first diagnosed in the midst of his 2014 bid to be re-elected...
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Frank Sinatra Jr. Dies at 72 [VIDEO]


Frank Sinatra, Jr., the son of the legendary singer who followed his father into the music business, died while on tour. He was 72. The singer died unexpectedly Wednesday of cardiac arrest in Daytona Beach, Florida, the Sinatra family said in a statement. No other details were provided. Sinatra Jr. was famously kidnapped at...
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Beatles Producer George Martin Dies [VIDEO]


Iconic Beatles producer Sir George Martin has died, a Universal Music Group spokesperson confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter. He was 90. Ringo Starr first shared the news on Twitter. Martin, who was dubbed “the Fifth Beatle,” gave the band their first recording contract and worked with them on almost of their music. He also...
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Former First Lady Nancy Reagan Dead At 94 [VIDEO]


Nancy Reagan, the widow of President Ronald Reagan and passionately devoted keeper of his flame, died Sunday morning of congestive heart failure at 94, according to her spokesperson. Reagan died at her home in Los Angeles. She’s set to be buried at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California, next to her...
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‘Cool Hand Luke’ Star George Kennedy Dies At 91 [VIDEO]


George Kennedy, who won a supporting actor Oscar for his role alongside Paul Newman in the beloved film Cool Hand Luke, and was also a fixture of 1970s disaster movies including the Airport franchise and Earthquake, died Sunday in Boise, Idaho. He was 91. His grandson Cory Schenkel reported the death on his Facebook...
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BMX Star Dave Mirra Dead at 41 [VIDEO]


Professional BMX biker Dave Mirra was found dead Thursday of an apparent suicide, at the age of 41. Greenville, North Carolina, police found the legendary X Games athlete in a parked truck, with what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Mirra’s long career in extreme sports included several videogames bearing his name and,...
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Maurice White, Earth, Wind & Fire Singer and Co-Founder, Dead at 74


Earth, Wind & Fire vocalist and co-founder Maurice White died in his sleep in Los Angeles on Wednesday evening, a rep for the band confirmed. He was 74.
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