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Paul Kantner, Jefferson Airplane Co-Founder, Dies at 74

Paul Kantner, the co-founder and guitarist for the influential band Jefferson Airplane, has died. He was 74. According to his publicist, Kantner died of multiple organ failure. He had a heart attack earlier this week. Kantner helped found the psychedelic rock band Jefferson Airplane in 1965 alongside friend Marty Balin. Kantner wrote many of the band’s earlier hits, including “The …

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Nick Wiltgen: Weatherman’s Death Ruled a Suicide

The death of Nick Wiltgen, senior digital meteorologist at The Weather Channel, has been ruled a suicide. Early Monday, reports emerged that Wiltgen had crashed his car in an Atlanta parking garage Sunday night. He crashed into an adjacent hotel and was pronounced dead at the scene. Now, the Medical Examiner’s office has ruled the death intentional. “Wiltgen died from …

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Abe Vigoda, Beloved Character Actor, Dies at 94

Abe Vigoda, the veteran character actor, has died. He was 94. According to Vigoda’s daughter, the actor passed away Tuesday morning in his sleep. He’d been in hospice care since late last week. Vigoda is best known for the role of Sal Tessio in the classic film The Godfather. Vigoda also starred as Detective Sgt. Phil fish on the TV …

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Ettore Scola: Italian Director Dies at 84

The great Italian director an screenwriter Ettore Scola has passed away. He was 84. Scola died in Rome late Tuesday after spending a couple days in a coma. The AFP reports that Scola had been admitted to the cardiac surgery unit. Scola was nominated for five Academy Awards and won one Golden Globe – Best Foreign Film in 1978 for …

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Don Henley: Glenn Frey ‘Like a Brother to Me’

Don Henley, founding member, drummer, and vocalist for the Eagles, has released a warm statement on Glenn Frey, who passed away on Monday. ““He was like a brother to me; we were family, and like most families, there was some dysfunction. But, the bond we forged 45 years ago was never broken, even during the 14 years that the Eagles …

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Bob Seger Reveals Details About Glenn Frey’s Illness

The music world is mourning yet another loss of a heavyweight. Glenn Frey, founding member, guitarist, and songwriter for The Eagles passed away on Monday at the age of 67. According to the official word, Frey died from complications of multiple illnesses. “It is with the heaviest of hearts that we announce the passing of our comrade, Eagles founder, Glenn …

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Daniel Radcliffe: Alan Rickman “One of the Greatest Actors I’ll Ever Work With”

Daniel Radcliffe has penned a touching tribute to his late co-star and friend, Alan Rickman. Radcliffe knew Rickman intimately, of course, making eight Harry Potter films with the well-respected actor. In a post, Radcliffe calls Rickman one of the greatest actors he will ever work with. “Alan Rickman is undoubtedly one of the greatest actors I will ever work with. …

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Emma Thompson on Her Dear Friend Alan Rickman

The world lost one of its best actors on Thursday when Alan Rickman passed away at the age of 69. Tributes have been pouring out from those who knew him, worked with him, and loved him. Emma Thompson did all three, and she has penned a touching tribute to the late actor. In it, she calls him the “ultimate ally” …

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Mick Jagger: David Bowie Was “A True Original”

Mick Jagger has paid tribute to his friend and collaborator, David Bowie. Bowie passed away on January 10th after an 18-month fight with cancer. “January 10 2016 – David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous 18 month battle with cancer. While many of you will share in this loss, we ask that you respect the …

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Natalie Cole: Cause of Death Revealed by Family

The cause of death of singer Natalie Cole has been revealed. According to her family, Cole died of complications from idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension (IPAH). In a statement, Cole’s family said that she was diagnosed with IPAH shortly after her successful kidney transplant in 2009. “This is a very serious and progressive disorder in which the small blood vessels of …

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Barry Gibb Remembers ‘Dear Friend’ and Manager Robert Stigwood

Longtime Bee Gees manager and producer Robert Stigwood died on January 4th at the age of 81, and Bee Gees member Barry Gibb has paid tribute to his “dear friend”. “Robert Stigwood was an enigma. A victorian figure cast into the sixties to work with Brian Epstein and The Beatles. He hitch hiked from Adelaide to London with a powerful …

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Lemmy Kilmister: Memorial Service Will Be Livestreamed on YouTube

You probably can’t attend Motorhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister’s memorial services. In fact, the band asks that you not. But they do want you to be able to experience them from the comfort of your own home or maybe a bar. Motorhead has announced that Lemmy’s services will be livestreamed on its YouTube channel at 3pm ET this Saturday. “On SATURDAY …

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Mickey Mouse Club’s Marque ‘Tate’ Lynche Dies at 34

Marque ‘Tate’ Lynche, who appeared on The All New Mickey Mouse Club from 1993 to 1995, died on Sunday. He was 34. The former Mouseketeer was found dead in his apartment in New York City. Investigators are waiting on the medical examiner’s report as to an official cause of death, but the NY Daily News reports that they are treating …

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Velvet Revolver Offers Condolences to Scott Weiland’s Family Following Singer’s Death

Velvet Revolver have offered their condolences to the family of Scott Weiland, who died on Thursday. The statement was posted on the band’s bassist, Duff McKagan’s, Facebook page. We are deeply saddened to learn of the loss of our old friend and bandmate, Scott Weiland. We experienced a good chunk of life with Scott, and even in his darkest times, …

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Doug Flutie: Both Parents Die of Heart Attack Less Than an Hour Apart

Former Heisman Trophy winner and NFL quarterback Doug Flutie lost both of his parents on the same day – less than an hour apart. According to Flutie, his father Dick, who had been ill, had a heart attack. Soon after, his mother Joan also had a heart attack. Flutie says he’s sure his mother died of a broken heart. His …

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Bam Margera: Uncle Don Vito, of ‘Jackass’ Fame, Dies at 59

Vincent “Don Vito” Margera, the uncle of Jackass star Bam Margera, has died. He was 59. According to reports, Don Vito died of organ and kidney failure. Many know Don Vito from his numerous appearances alongside his nephew Bam on hit reality series like Jackass and Viva La Bam. Don Vito was oftentimes the target of Bam’s pranks. ICYMI: So …

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Carol Doda: Famed Topless Dancer Dies at 78

Carol Doda, the San Francisco woman who helped popularize topless dancing, has died. The cause of death is reported as kidney failure. She was 78. Doda surely wasn’t the first stripper to take her top off, but she played a big role in popularizing the form of entertainment. In the mid 60s, Doda first began dancing topless at San Francisco’s …

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Allen Toussaint: Influential New Orleans Musician Dies at 77

Allen Toussaint, the influential New Orleans R&B musician, has died. He was 77. Toussaint reportedly collapsed at his hotel after a concert performance in Madrid. His daughter told the New York Times in an email that her father suffered a heart attack. Allen Toussaint Dies at 77 After Suffering Heart Attack https://t.co/0t1kMNRFgb pic.twitter.com/olvTKP0mMn — Hollywood Reporter (@THR) November 10, 2015 …

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Marty Ingels, Actor and Shirley Jones’ Husband Dies at 79

Marty Ingels, the actor and comedian best known for his role in the 1960s show I’m Dickens, He’s Fenster, has died. Her was 79. Ingels was married to actress and singer Shirley Jones. The two tied the knot in 1977. According to a statement from Jones, Ingels died of complications of a stroke. Jones also issued a sweet statement about …

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Altee Tenpenny: Alabama RB Killed in Car Crash

Former Alabama running back Altee Tenpenny has died in a car crash. According to the Mississippi Highway Patrol, Tenpenny hit a road sign at about 5pm Tuesday evening. From AL.com: The collision sent the vehicle airborne and it started rolling once it landed back on the ground, according to Corporal Tony Dunn of the Mississippi Highway Patrol Department of Public …

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Miss Austria Ena Kadic Dies After Mountain Fall

Former Miss Austria Ena Kadic has died after falling down a mountain. She was 26. Kadic was jogging in Tyrol on Friday when she fell off the side of Bergisel mountain near Innsbruck, according to authorities. Reports indicate that shortly after falling, she somehow managed to contact her brother. She was found unconscious and badly injured. She was airlifted to …

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Jamie Zimmerman: ABC News Doctor Dies in Drowning Accident

Jamie Zimmerman, a doctor and journalist working for ABC News, died in a tragic accident on Monday. She was 31. According to reports, Zimmerman was crossing the Lumahai River in Kauai when she slipped on some rocks. When rescue found her, she was unresponsive. Zimmerman was rushed to a local hospital, where she died. Her mother, Jordan Zimmerman, confirmed this …

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Elizabeth Ramsey, Filipino Comedian, Dead at 83

Elizabeth Ramsey, a comedic legend in the Philippines, has died. She was 83. Her daughter, singer Jaya Ramsey, announced her death in a Facebook post: “Mama Beth is now with our Lord… 83 years has been full. Love and laughter, she has given not just our family but the whole nation. Thank you for your love and prayers and I …

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Grooveshark Co-Founder Josh Greenberg Dead at 28

Josh Greenberg, one of the founders of now-shuttered music streaming service Grooveshark, has died. He was 28. According to the Gainesville Sun, Greenberg was found in his bed by his girlfriend. According to police, there were no signs of foul play, injuries, or drugs. His mother told the paper that he didn’t have any apparent health problems. Until an autopsy …

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Comcast Founder Ralph J. Roberts Dies at 95

On Friday morning, Comcast Corporation announced that its co-founder and current Chairman Emeritus, Ralph J. Roberts, has died. According to a release, Roberts died of natural causes. He was 95. “Ralph was a born entrepreneur, a visionary businessman, a philanthropist and a wonderful human being. Ralph built Comcast into one of America’s greatest companies and his vision and spirit have …

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Sheryl Sandberg Posts Touching Tribute to Late Husband

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg has spoken publicly for the first time since the sudden death of her husband, SurveyMonkey CEO Dave Goldberg. Sandberg’s first comments came in the form of a Facebook post. “Dave was my rock. When I got upset, he stayed calm. When I was worried, he said it would be ok. When I wasn’t sure what to …

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Dave Goldberg Died After Exercising on Vacation: Report

Both the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal are reporting that Dave Goldberg, SurveyMonkey CEO and husband to Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, died after exercising while on vacation in Mexico. He was 47. From the Times: Mr. Goldberg, 47, who was on vacation with family and friends, collapsed [in a gym] while exercising, said the person, who spoke …

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Doctor’s Death Reportedly Tied to ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’

Could Tina Fey’s new Netflix comedy Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt have played a part in the death of a doctor to the stars? The NY Post reports that Dr. Fredric Brandt has died at the age of 65. Brandt was a cosmetic dermatologist with a long list of celebrity clients, including Madonna. His publicist confirmed his death, saying he suffered from …

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Leonard Nimoy’s Last Tweet Is Beautiful

You’ve probably already heard the sad news coming out of Los Angeles today, that Star Trek‘s Mr. Spock, Leonard Nimoy, has died. Nimoy, logical on screen and off, died at his home on Friday at the age of 83. Nimoy’s wife Susan confirmed that the actor died of end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, an illness Nimoy had been battling for …

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Misty Upham Died of Blunt-Force Injuries, Shows Autopsy

Misty Upham, the 32-year-old actress who went missing in early October, died of blunt force injuries to the head and torso. According to a Seattle Times report the cause of death was announced this week by the King County, Washington Medical Examiner’s Office. Upham was reported missing by her family on October 6. She was last seen on October 5 …

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