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Scarface Actor Who Died Was Also The Anchor In Robocop [Video]

Mario Machado, a broadcast news reporter, who also played the part of a reporter in Scarface, Robocop, Rocky III, and Brian’s song, died on Saturday at a convalescent facility in West Hills, Los Angeles. Machado was an eight-time Emmy award winner, and in 1970, became the first Chinese-American on-air TV news reporter and anchor in LA, an possibly in the …

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Scarface Actor Dies; Mario Machado Was 78

Mario Machado, a Los Angeles TV reporter famous for portraying reporters in movies, has died at the age of 78. According to a Los Angeles Times report, Machado died at a convalescent facility in the West Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles. His daughter stated that he had died from complications of pneumonia, and that he had been suffering from Parkinson’s …

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Punched Ref Dies After Time in Coma

A Utah man died on Saturday after being punched while refereeing a soccer game one week ago. According to an Associated Press report, 46-year-old Ricardo Portillo died at a Salt Lake City hospital after spending a week in a coma. Portillo had been the referee at a recreational soccer match last Sunday, when he was punched on the side of …

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Tower Climber Falls, Dies in Seattle

A man climbing a power tower in Seattle has died, but not for lack of climbing ability. According to an Associated Press report, the man was climbing a 200-foot power tower when he touched a high-voltage power line and was electrocuted, falling to a platform that was around 150 feet off the ground. The incident occurred around 12:30 am PDT …

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Kelly: Overdose Suspected in Rapper’s Death

Earlier this week, the tragic death of rapper Chris Kelly stunned music fans. The 34-year-old Kelly was found dead in his Atlanta home Wednesday evening. He was later declared dead at a nearby hospital. Now, a police report has surfaced showing that Kelly had been taking hard drugs the night before his death. An Access Hollywood report on the police …

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John Williamson Dies; Swinger Resort Founder Was 80

John Williamson, the founder of the sexually liberal Sandstone Retreat, has died at the age of 80. According to an Associated Press report on his death, Williamson died of cancer on March 24 in Reno, Nevada. Williamson and his wife, Barbara, were famous for founding the Sandstone Foundation For Community Systems Research near Los Angeles in 1969. The resort, which …

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Slayer Guitarist Jeff Hanneman Dies Of Liver Failure

Jeff Hanneman, one of two guitarists for the legendary heavy metal band Slayer, has died of liver failure. He was 49. The above image currently appears on the band’s official site, where they shared the following statement: Slayer is devastated to inform that their bandmate and brother, Jeff Hanneman, passed away at about 11AM this morning near his Southern California …

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Deftones Pay Tribute To Chris Kelly, Kris Kross

Deftones played a show at The Pageant in St. Louis last night, and after learning of Kris Kross rapper Chris Kelly’s death, paid a bit of a tribute, adding some lyrics from the smash hit “Jump” to their own song Engine No. 9. Luckily, YouTube user OARDarby shared some video: The sound quality isn’t great unfortunately, but you get the …

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Fatal Bear Mauling Results in Fines

In November 2012, a Montana animal trainer was mauled and killed by a bear while cleaning its cage. 24-year-old Benjamin Cloutier was an animal trainer at Animals of Montana, which trains animals for photography, TV, and Movies. Now, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is issuing fines against Animals of Montana in connection with the …

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USA Today Founder Al Neuharth Dies

Al Neuharth, founder of USA Today and former chairman of Gannett died on Friday, reportedly after falling. He died in his home in Cocoa Beach, Florida at the age of 89. USA Today has compiled a round-up of reactions to his death. Among these are comments from Gannett CEO Gracia Martore, Tom Brokaw and Larry King. Martore said, “This is …

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Earl Holding Dies; Billionaire Was 86

Robert Earl Holding, an American businessman and billionaire, has died at the age of 86. According to a Salt Lake Tribune obituary, Holding died on Friday, April 19. The details of his death have not been released, though it is known that Holding had been suffering complications from a stroke he endured in 2002. Holding had continued to operate his …

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Divinyls Singer Dead After Succumbing To Breast Cancer, MS

Chrissy Amphlett, lead singer of Australian rock band Divinyls, has reportedly died at the age of 53. The band was best known for its 90s hit “I Touch Myself” (below), but it had four top ten albums in Australia, as well as one in the U.S. According to a statement from her husband (former Divinyls drummer Charley Drayton), Amphlett succumbed …

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