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San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee Dead At 65


San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee has died, his family announced in a statement. Lee, 65, passed away at around 1 a.m. at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital. Several local news outlets described Lee’s overnight death as “unexpected,” and it was not yet clear early Tuesday what he died from. “Family, friends, and colleagues were...
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The Partridge Family’s David Cassidy Dies At 67


The Partridge Family star and former teen heartthrob David Cassidy died from organ failure Tuesday in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He was 67. Cassidy’s family confirmed his death to People magazine. He was hospitalized last week with liver and kidney failure, and had been in the intensive care unit. Cassidy hit it big starring in...
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MLB Legend Roy Halladay Dead In Plane Crash


Former Major League Baseball pitcher Roy Halladay died in a plane crash off the coast of Florida on Tuesday, the Pasco County sheriff said. Halladay won two Cy Young awards and appeared in eight All-Star games during his career with the Toronto Blue Jays and the Philadelphia Phillies. In 2010 with the Phillies, he...
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Gord Downie Of Tragically Hip Dead At 53


Gord Downie, frontman of the rock band The Tragically Hip, died Tuesday night at age 53, CBC News reported Wednesday. Downie had terminal brain cancer, which he discovered after a seizure in December 2015. “Gord knew this day was coming—his response was to spend this precious time as he always had—making music, making memories...
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French Actress Jeanne Moreau Dies at 89


Iconic French actress Jeanne Moreau has died at the age of 89. The French president’s office announced her death Monday but gave no details about the cause. Moreau, whose lovers included Miles Davis, starred in more than 100 films during her career, including Francois Truffaut’s art-house landmark Jules et Jim, and was awarded an...
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TMZ: Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington Commits Suicide


Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington has committed suicide, TMZ reported on Thursday. “Law enforcement sources tell us the singer hanged himself at a private residence in Palos Verdes Estates in L.A. County. His body was discovered Thursday just before 9 AM,” the gossip site reported. Bennington was married with six children from two wives....
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Actor Roger Moore Dies At 89


Actor Roger Moore died Tuesday morning, after a brief battle with cancer. He was 89. Moore is best known for portraying James Bond in seven of the series’ feature films, including Live and Let Die and The Spy Who Loved Me. He is often cited as being one of the “best Bonds.” “The affection...
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Fmr. Fox News Chief Roger Ailes Dead At 77


Fox News founder Roger Ailes died Thursday morning, his wife, Elizabeth Ailes, said in a statement. “Roger was a loving husband to me, to his son Zachary, and a loyal friend to many,” she wrote. “He was also a patriot, profoundly grateful to live in a country that gave him so much opportunity to...
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The Silence Of The Lambs Director Jonathan Demme Dead at 73


Acclaimed director Jonathan Demme died on Wednesday morning in New York after suffering from esophageal cancer. He was 73. In a career that spanned more than four decades, Demme directed The Silence of the Lambs, for which he won an Academy Award in 1992, as well as dramas like Something Wild, Philadelphia and Beloved....
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John Geils Of J. Geils Band Fame Is Dead At 71


John Warrant Geils Jr., guitarist and namesake of the J. Geils Band, was found dead at his home in Groton, Massachusetts, on Tuesday afternoon. Police say he likely died of natural causes. The J. Geils Band formed in 1967, after bringing lead singer Peter Wolf into an earlier incarnation of the band, and released...
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Chuck Barris, Of ‘Gong Show,’ Dies At 87


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


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


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


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?


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


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


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


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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