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Shirley Temple, First Child Star, Dies at Age 85

Shirley Temple, “America’s Little Darling,” has passed away at age 85. She died of natural causes at her home in Woodside, Calif., “surrounded by family and caregivers,” according to a family statement. “We salute her for a life of remarkable achievements as an actor, as a diplomat, and most importantly as our beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and adored wife for …

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French Director, Patrice Chereau Dead at 68

Notable screenwriter and actor, Patrice Chereau, died on Monday in Paris, France due to complications of lung cancer. He was 68 years old. Chereau was widely known for his role as the French director of opera, and served as a dominant figure in the French film industry for more than 40 years. He played a significant role in more than …

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World’s Oldest Man Has Died in NY

Salustiano Sanchez-Blazquez, the world’s oldest man, has died at age 112. He had been a resident of a Grand Island, N.Y. nursing home since 2007. Affectionately known as “Shorty”, Sanchez-Blazquez was born June 8, 1901 in El Tejado de Bejar, a small village province of Salamanca, Spain. Throughout his adolescent life, Sanchez-Blazquez developed a fervent admiration for music, and was …

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Woman Falls On Subway Tracks, Dies On New Year’s

In the third NYC subway-related death since early December, a woman has fallen to her demise after stumbling around on the platform near Times Square. The victim–who hasn’t been identified–was in her early 20’s and died from her injuries after falling in front of the train at 34th Street and Seventh Avenue. Police haven’t confirmed whether drugs or alcohol might …

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Woman, 116, Dies As World’s Oldest Person

Besse Cooper was given the honor of being the world’s oldest person last year by the Guinness Book of World Records, saying the secret to her longevity was, “I mind my own business. And I don’t eat junk food.” The feisty Mrs. Cooper was born on August 26th, 1896 and lived through many of the historical events most of us …

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Adrienne Rich: Feminist Poet Dies At 82

Revered poet Adrienne Rich passed away on Tuesday from complications with rheumatoid arthritis. She was 82 years old. Rich was born to a family of means in 1929; her father was a respected pathologist and professor at Johns Hopkins University, her mother a former concert pianist. Her father had very specific ideas about what he wanted for his daughter; she …

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Earl Scruggs: Bluegrass Icon Dies, Leaves Rich Legacy

“Some nights he had the stars of North Carolina shooting from his fingertips. Before him, no one had ever played the banjo like he did. After him, everyone played the banjo like he did, or at least tried.”–Steve Martin 88-year old legendary Bluegrass musician Earl Scruggs died this week of natural causes, but he left behind a legacy that will …

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