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Brazilian soccer legend Pelé died on Dec. 29, 2022 at age 82.
Pelé began his professional career at the young age of 15, going on to win three World Cups, in 1958, 1962 and 1970.
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Influential Canadian country-folk artist Ian Tyson died Dec. 29 at age 89.
He was best known as part of the duo Ian & Sylvia with ex-wife Sylvia Tyson.
His most famous song, "Four Strong Winds", has regularly been voted one of the best Canadian songs of all time.
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Iconic British fashion designer Vivienne Westwood died on Dec. 29 at age 81.
Her illustrious career began in the 1970s, drawing from and influencing the ripped-jeans and safety pins look of the punk movement.
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Kirstie Alley, who starred in the popular sitcom “Cheers”, has passed away at age 71 after a short battle with cancer.
Alley also starred in the rom-com “Look Who's Talking”, “It Takes Two” alongside Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen, “Drop Dead Gorgeous” and also appeared on reality TV series like “Celebrity Big Brother” and “Dancing With The Stars”.
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Actor and musician Bob McGrath, best known for being one of the original stars of “Sesame Street“ died at 90.
McGrath, who starred as the friendly neighbour Bob Johnson, made his debut on the long-running TV series back in 1969, during its pilot episode. He became a “Sesame Street” staple, appearing on the show for five decades and 47 seasons.
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Christine McVie, iconic co-lead singer of Fleetwood Mac, has passed away at age 79 after a short illness.
The vocalist and keyboardist became one of the iconic British band’s key members after joining the group in 1970. McVie wrote a number of the band's biggest and more acclaimed hits, including “Don’t Stop”, “Little Lies”, “Oh Daddy” and “Songbird”.
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Actor Clarence Gilyard, best known for his roles in “Die Hard” and “Top Gun”, is dead at 66.
Before starring as computer hacker Theo in 1988’s “Die Hard”, Gilyard Jr. portrayed naval flight officer Marcus “Sundown” Williams in 1986’s “Top Gun”.
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Award-winning actress and singer Irene Cara has died at 63.
Cara starred in the 1980 hit movie “Fame” and sang the film’s title cut. She then went on to belt out the era-defining hit “Flashdance … What a Feeling” from 1983′s “Flashdance”.
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Wilko Johnson, best known for his role in “Game of Thrones” and as one of the most influential guitarists in British rock music, is dead at 75.
Johnson starred in two seasons of “GOT” as the mute executioner Ser Ilyn Payne and was a former member of the English rock band Dr. Feelgood. He became popular for his distinctive guitar-playing style, relying on fingerstyle instead of using a pick. In 2012, Johnson was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and was told it was terminal.
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Jason David Frank, who starred in "The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers", died at age 49.
In addition to other various film and television roles, Frank reprised his "Power Rangers" role of Tommy Oliver in numerous other iterations of the "Power Rangers" franchise over the years.
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Keith Levene, guitarist with John Lydon's Public Image Ltd., has died at age 65 after a battle with liver cancer.
Levene founded The Clash with Joe Strummer in 1976, but only played on one track — "What's My Name" off the group's 1977 debut album — before departing to join Lydon's new project after the demise of the Sex Pistols.
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Comedian Gallagher, known for his outrageous prop comedy, died at age 76 from multiple organ failure after an extended illness.
Gallagher — born Leo Anthony Gallagher Jr. — was best known for smashing watermelons into smithereens with a giant mallet as part of his stage act.
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Actor Kevin Conroy has died at age 66.
Best known for his work as a voice actor, Conroy held the distinction of voicing Batman in "Batman: The Animated Series", which ran from 1992 until 1996. He ultimately gave voice to the Dark Knight in 15 different series, comprising more than 400 episodes, and 15 animated films.
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Jeff Cook, founding member of country music supergroup Alabama, has died at age 73 after an extended battle with Parkinson's.
A multi-instrumentalist, Cook contributed lead guitar and fiddle to the band, which notched 36 No. 1 singles on Billboard's Hot Country chart.
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“Harry Potter” actor Leslie Phillips has passed away at age 98. The English actor’s agent confirmed that Phillips died “peacefully in his sleep.”
With a career spanning eight decades in showbiz, Phillips nabbed his first film appearances in the 1930s before going on to star in the “Carry On” movies and later voicing the Sorting Hat in “Harry Potter”.
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Rapper, Hurricane G, has died at age 52.
The musician, born Gloria Rodríguez, was one of the first breakthrough Puerto Rican female rappers. She had a career spanning over 30 years, and has worked with stars including Diddy and Redman.
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Teen pop singer-turned-rapper, Aaron Carter, has died at age 34.
The musician will be remembered for his five studio albums, especially his fifth studio album Blacklisted, which was released one day after his death, and for his time acting as a Nickelodeon star.
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Takeoff, one third of the hip hop trio Migos, died after a fatal shooting in Houston, Texas. The rapper, whose real name was Kirshnik Khari Ball, was the youngest member of Migos alongside Quavo and Offset.
Takeoff will be remembered for his contribution to Migos’ chart-topping success, as well as his solo album The Last Rocket, released in 2018.
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K-Pop singer Lee Jihan has died at age 24 after a crowd tragedy in Seoul, South Korea.
The young entertainer first gained fame competing on the second season of the popular reality singing competition series “Produce 101”, where 101 contestants all vie for a chance to join an 11-member K-pop group. He then made his way into acting, appearing in the popular Korean drama series “Today Was Another Nam Hyun Day”.
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Lifelong activist and musician, Patrick Haggerty, has died at 78.
Haggerty was the frontman of Lavender Country, a music group that is believed to be the first openly gay country band. They recorded their debut album Lavender Country in 1973. Haggerty will also be remembered for speaking out for various causes, including gay rights, anti-racist justice, tenants’ rights and many more. He even ran for a city council position twice.
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Actor Tim Roth’s 25-year-old son Cormac Roth (right) has lost his life to cancer. The young musician was a graduate of Bennington College, pursuing a career in music as a guitarist, composer and producer.
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Jerry Lee Lewis, one of rock 'n' roll's first superstars, has died at age 87.
Throughout a career tinged with controversy, Lewis will be remembered for such iconic hits as "Whole Lot Of Shakin' Going On", "Great Balls of Fire" and "Breathless".
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Canadian actor Michael Kopsa tragically passed away at the age of 66. The beloved Canadian star, best known for his roles in “The X-Files” and “Smallville”, died due to complications from a brain tumour.
Kopsa starred in a number of other hit series including “Stargate SG-1” and “The Net”, and several noteworthy movies like “X-Men: Evolution” and “Fantastic Four” among others, plus a handful of Hallmark movies.
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“Schitt’s Creek” executive producer Ben Feigin has died at age 47, losing his battle to pancreatic cancer.
As a key figure who helped develop and launch the hit Canadian comedy series, Feigin received an Emmy award when “Schitt’s Creek” won Outstanding Comedy Series for its final season. Feigin also oversaw production on shows like “Friends” and “The West Wing” for Warner Bros.
Actor Leslie Jordan died at age 67 after a fatal car accident. Jordan, who was one of the stars of Fox sitcom "Call Me Kat", is known for the recurring role of acerbic Beverly Leslie in "Will & Grace", and playing multiple characters in "American Horror Story".
Recently, Jordan had become a social media superstar thanks to the hilarious Instagram videos he posted to an ever-growing number of followers.
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Robbie Coltrane, best known for playing Hogwarts groundskeeper Hagrid, died in his native Scotland at age 72, after reportedly being in ill health for the past two years.
Coltrane's other notable projects the British TV crime drama "Cracker", playing Bond villain Valentin Zukovsky in "The World is Not Enough", and his critically acclaimed performance in the 2016 British miniseries "National Treasure".
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Angela Lansbury, who played sleuthing mystery novelist Jessica Fletcher on 12 seasons of "Murder, She Wrote", died at age 97.
A three-time Oscar nominee (for her performances in “The Manchurian Candidate”, “The Picture of Dorian Gray”, and “Gaslight”), she was awarded an honourary Oscar in 2013.
Lansbury was also an acclaimed stage actress, winning six Tony Awards.
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Willie Spence, a runner-up on the 19th season of "American Idol", died due to injuries he sustained in a car crash. He was 23.
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Indigenous Canadian filmmaker Jeff Barnaby passed away at age 46 after a year-long battle with cancer.
Barnaby swept the 2019 edition of the Canadian Screen Awards with his zombie movie "Blood Quantum", while his other films included "Rhymes for Young Ghouls", "The Colony" and "File Under Miscellaneous".
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Singer Zuri Craig, a finalist in the 2015 season of "America's Got Talent", passed away at age 44. The cause of death was not revealed.
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Haitian musician Mikaben died in Paris after collapsing onstage in the midst of a performance.
In addition to his work as a solo artist, Mikaben composed, produced and performed various hit songs with popular Haitian group Carimi.
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Actor Ron Masak, best known for the role as Sheriff Mort Metzger in “Murder, She Wrote”, Masak died of natural causes at age 86.
Masak had a lengthy roster of screen credits, including appearances on such TV series as “The Rockford Files”, “The Flying Nun” and “Bewitched”, and earned the nickname “The King of Commercials” for his distinctive voice work in advertising, including being the voice of Vlasic pickles for 15 years.
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Former WWE wrestler Sara Lee has died at age 30.
She joined the pro wrestling league after winning the “WWE Tough Enough” reality competition show in 2015, landing the grand prize of a one-year contract with WWE.
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Comedian Judy Tenuta has died at age 65 after a battle with ovarian cancer.
Tenuta became a popular performer on the comedy circuit during the late 1980s, dubbing herself "the Love Goddess" and accompanying herself on accordion.
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Country singer Jody Miller has died at age 80, due to complications from Parkinson’s disease. Miller burst onto the Nashville scene with her 1964 hit “He Walks Like a Man”, followed by her smash-hit single, “Queen of the House”, which earned her a Grammy Award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance in 1966.
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Loretta Lynn, the legendary, trailblazing coal-miner’s daughter turned country star, passed away on Tuesday, October 4, 2022. She was 90.
Known for penning ardently honest songs about sex, love, unfaithful husbands, abortion and divorce that bucked expectations of what kind of music female country singers should be making, Lynn presented herself as a strong and even defiant woman in an era when male country stars dominated the airwaves and the cultural agenda.
Lynn made her biggest hits in the ‘60s and ‘70s with tracks like “Coal Miner’s Daughter”, “You Ain’t Woman Enough”, “The Pill”, “Don’t Come Home a Drinkin’ (With Lovin’ on Your Mind)”, “Rated X” and “You’re Looking at Country.”
In 1976, she published a memoir titled, “Coal Miner’s Daughter.” The book was later adapted into the 1980 movie by the same name. The film garnered actress Sissy Spacek an Oscar for her portrayal of Lynn and also a Best Picture nomination.
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Japanese pro wrestler Antonio Inoki has died at 79; no cause of death was given.
Inoki was best known for his 1976 wrestling-vs.-boxing match with Muhammad Ali , which ultimately ended in a draw.
Inoki also dabbled in acting, appearing in a small role in 1978's "The Bad News Bears Go To Japan" and, more recently, in the 2009 Japanes drama "Acacia", starring as a retired pro wrestler who's become a recluse and strikes up a friendship with a young boy.
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Canadian actor Robert Cormier, who played Finn Cotter in CBC drama "Heartland", has died at age 33. A cause of death was not given.
In addition to "Heartland", Cormier appeared in such series as "Designated Survivor", "Ransom" and "American Gods".
"We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Robert Cormier. He was a beloved member of the 'Heartland' cast the last two seasons," read a message from the "Heartland" Instagram account. "On behalf of the 'Heartland' cast and crew, our thoughts are with him and his family, who have asked for privacy during this difficult time."
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R&B singer Jesse Powell dies at 51.
The Grammy-nominated musician died peacefully in his Los Angeles home according to the announcement by his sisters.
"It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of our beloved son, brother and uncle Jesse Powell. He passed away peacefully in his Los Angeles home," Tamara Powell wrote.
Trina Powell added, “We want you all to know that you meant the world to him.”
Jesse was known for his popular 1999 song “You” which was part of his self-titled debut album.
French-Swiss film director Jean-Luc Godard has passed away at age 91.
Godard, who was arguably the most influential French filmmaker of the post-war era, rose to fame as a pioneer of the 1960s French New Wave film movement.
He directed such movies as "Breathless", "Vivre Sa Vie" and "Pierrot Le Fou".
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"It's a Wonderful Life" actress Virginia Patton Moss has passed away from natural causes at age 97.
Patton Moss played Ruth Dakin in the 1946 film.
Her co-star Karolyn Grimes paid tribute to Patton Moss on Facebook, writing: "We have another angel!" adding of her husband Cruse, whom she married in 1949: "She is now with her beloved Cruse. She will be missed!"
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Director Wolfgang Petersen, best known for directing "Das Boot", has died at age 81.
The German-born director also helmed classics and blockbuster hits like "The NeverEnding Story", "In the Line of Fire", "Outbreak", "Air Force One", "The Perfect Storm" and "Troy".
"Beverly Hills, 90210" star Denise Dowse has passed away at age 64.
The actress, who played Mrs. Yvonne Teasley in the beloved series, had been in hospital in a coma brought on by a "virulent form of meningitis," her sister Tracey previously confirmed.
Dowse's "Beverly Hills, 90210" co-star Ian Ziering posted: "So heartbreaking to say Denise Dowse has passed away. Throughout all my years working on 'Beverly Hills, 90210', my scenes with Denise will always be remembered with the utmost in respect for her talent, and fondness for the loving soul she was."
Issa Rae, who starred alongside Dowse on "Insecure", shared: "Ms. Denise will be so missed and her impact will be felt for generations. I am forever thankful for her guidance."
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Soap Opera actress Robyn Griggs, who starred in "One Life to Live" and "Another world", has passed away at age 49.
Griggs had been battling cervical cancer.
“With a heavy heart, I am saddened to announce Robyn’s passing. However, she is no longer suffering and would want us to remember that and the good memories," read a statement on her Facebook page.
Griggs played Maggie Cory in "Another World" in the early '90s.
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Judith Durham, lead singer of Australian folk quartet The Seekers, has died at age 79 following complications from lung disease.
In addition to her role with The Seekers — who sold more than 50 million albums — Durham went on to a successul solo career with such hits as "Georgy Girl", "I'll Never Find Another You" and "A World of Our Own".
Despite her solo success, Durham continued singing with The Seekers over the years.
Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese issued a statement on Durham's passing, describing the singer as "a national treasure and an Australian icon."
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Prolific character actor Paul Sorvino died Monday, July 25 at age 83.
He was best known for his role in Martin Scorsese's "GoodFellas", along with roles in "Law & Order", "Reds", "Panic in Needle Park" and many more film and TV series.
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"Titanic" and "The Omen" actor David Warner has died at age 80.
The BBC reported Warner died of a cancer-related illness.
"Over the past 18 months he approached his diagnosis with a characteristic grace and dignity," his family said in a statement, according to E! News.
"He will be missed hugely by us, his family and friends, and remembered as a kind-hearted, generous and compassionate man, partner and father, whose legacy of extraordinary work has touched the lives of so many over the years. We are heartbroken."
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Tony Sirico, best known for playing mobster Paulie Walnuts on "The Sopranos", has died at 79.
In addition to his fan-favourite "Sopranos" role, Sirico also appeared in numerous films and TV series, including "Goodfellas", "Cop Land" and "Mickey Blue Eyes". He also appeared in several Woody Allen movies, including "Mighty Aphrodite", "Bullets Over Broadway", "Deconstructing Harry" and "Café Society".
"Sopranos" co-star Michael Imperioli paid tribute on social media, writing, "Tony was like no one else: he was as tough, as loyal and as big hearted as anyone I’ve ever known. I was at his side through so much: through good times and bad. But mostly good. And we had a lot of laughs. We found a groove as Christopher and Paulie and I am proud to say I did a lot of my best and most fun work with my dear pal Tony. I will miss him forever. He is truly irreplaceable. I send love to his family, friends and his many many fans. He was beloved and will never be forgotten. Heartbroken today.”
Actor Gregory Itzin, best known for his Emmy-nominated role as U.S President Charles Logan on "24", died July 8 at the age of 74. An accomplished stage actor, Itzin was a Tony Award-nominated performer who appeared on a number of TV series including "Covert Affairs", "The Mentalist" and "Big Love".
Legendary actor James Caan, most famous for his roles in films like “The Godfather”, “Thief”, and “Misery”, died on the evening of July 6 at age 82.
Caan’s big break came when Coppola cast him as Sonny Corleone in “The Godfather”, earning him an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor.
He went on to star in many movies in the ’70s, including “The Gambler”, “Freebie and the Bean”, “Funny Lady” with Barbra Streisand, and “Comes a Horseman”.
In 1981 Caan starred in Michael Mann’s debut film “Thief”, delivering one of his most acclaimed performances.
Tyler Sanders, an actor who has appeared in such TV series as "Fear the Walking Dead" and "9-1-1: Lone Star" has died at 18.
Other credits include the Prime Video series "Just Add Magic: Mystery City", ABC's "The Rookie", and the 2019 film "The Reliant".
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Legendary French actor Jean-Louis Trintignant has passed away at 91.
Rising to prominence during the French New Wave film movement of the late '50s and '60s, Trintignant made a name for himself in Roger Vadim's "And God Created Woman".
He went on to appear in many films, including the Italian classics "The Great Silence" and "The Conformist", as well as François Truffaut's final film, "Confidentially Yours".
In 2012, Trintignant appeared opposite Emmanuelle Riva in Michael Haneke's Best Picture-nominated drama "Amour". He also won Nest Actor at France's César Awards for his performance in the film.
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“Seinfeld” star Philip Baker Hall has died at age 90.
Hall, who played Lt. Joe Bookman on the much-loved TV series, passed away peacefully.
His friend, Los Angeles Times sports writer Sam Farmer, confirmed the news on Twitter, describing the late star as “one of the wisest, most talented and kindest people I’ve ever met.”
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Singer Julee Cruise, best known for her collaborations with director David Lynch and composer Angelo Badalament, has passed away at age 65.
The artist lent her voice to songs in both "Blue Velvet" and "Twin Peaks", appearing in the latter, as well as its film prequel "Fire Walk With Me" and sequel series "The Return".
In 2018, Cruise shared that she was struggling with systemic lupus erythematosus, writing at the time, "I can. Hardly walk. And now it's difficult to stand."
Her husband Edward Grinnan shared the sad news of her passing on Facebook, writing, "She left this realm on her own terms. No regrets. She is at peace."
Jim Seals, one-half of the 1970s soft-rock duo Seals and Croft, died on June 7 at the age of 80, according to his family. Seals and musical partner Darrell "Dash" Crofts were best known for their hits "Summer Breeze", "Diamond Girl", and "Get Closer". The pair went their separate ways in 1980 but reunited in 1991 and again in 2004, when they released their final Seals and Croft album, 'Traces'.
Atlanta rapper Trouble, real name Mariel Semonte Orr, who has collaborated with Drake and the Weeknd, has died at 34 after being shot in the chest.
Trouble's label Def Jam wrote on Instagram, “Our thoughts and prayers are with the children, loved ones, and fans of Trouble.
“A true voice for his city and an inspiration to the community he proudly represented. RIP Skoob.”
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Actor Charles Siebert, best known for playing pompous Dr. Stanley Riverside II on "M*A*S*H" spin-off "Trapper John M.D.", has died at age 84 of COVID-related pneumonia.
A veteran of film, television and Broadway, Siebert's vast roster of TV credits range from "All In the Family" to "Xena: Warrior Princess", and appeared in such films as "And Justice for All",
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Depeche Mode founding member Andy Fletcher has died. The band announced Fletcher's death on social media. Fletcher, 60, specialized in the keyboard and is a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee.
"We are shocked and filled with overwhelming sadness with the untimely passing of our dear friend, family member, and bandmate Andy 'Fletch' Fletcher," Depeche Mode tweeted on Thursday. "Fletch had a true heart of gold and was always there when you need support, a lively conversation, a good laugh, or a cold pint. Our hearts are with his family, and we ask that you keep them in your thoughts and respect their privacy in this difficult time."
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"E.R." actor John Aylward has passed away at the age of 75.
The prolific character actor was best known for playing Dr. Donald Anspaugh on the hit medical drama.
He also appeared in shows like "Northern Exposure", "Family Law", "Alias", "The West Wing" and most recently "Briarpatch".
Aylward's "E.R." co-star Noah Wyle commented about the news on Instagram, writing, “Very sad news indeed. John was an amazing actor, a gentleman, and a wonderful friend. He’ll be missed.”
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Actor Fred Ward has passed away at age 79.
Best known for his roles in films like "Tremors" and "The Right Stuff", his career stretched back to the 1970s when he made his debut in two films from Roberto Rossellini.
He went on to appear in films like "Escape from Alcatraz", "Silkwood" and "Swing Shift" before taking the title role in "Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins".
Along with films like "Henry & June" and "The Player", Ward also appeared in a number of TV shows, including "Dice", "United States of Tara" and "True Detective".
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Country music singer Mickey Gilley has died.
Gilley, who had been performing as recently as last month, was 86. A cause of death was not given,
Known for such country hits as "Chains of Love", "Honky Tonk Memories" and "Here Comes the Hurt Again", Gilley — whose couins were legendary rocker Jerry Lee Lewis and televangelist Jimmy Swaggart — charted more than three-dozen top-10 songs throughout his career.
He also founded Gilley's, the legendary Texas bar that inspired the John Travolta-starring film "Urban Cowboy".
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Veteran character actor Mike Hagerty is dead at 67; a cause of death has not been revealed.
Most recently seen in Bridget Everett's acclaimed HBO series "Somebody Somewhere", Hagerty was a familiar face to TV viewers, having appeared in countless series over the years.
Among his many screen credits are "Friends" (in the recurring role of Mr. Treeger), "The George Carlin Show", "Boston Legal", "Brooklyn Nine-Nine", "Cheers", "Community", "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation", "Curb Your Enthusiasm", "Entourage", "ER", "Ghost Whisperer", "Glee", "The Goldbergs", "Grey’s Anatomy", "The Mindy Project", "Monk", "Seinfeld" and many more.
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Emmy-winning actor Jerry verDorn has died. The "Guiding Light" and "One Life to Live" star passed away on May 1 after battling cancer for months. His family shared the news in a digital obituary. VerDorn was 72.
"Jerry's colleagues, friends, and family appreciated his amazing wit and the generosity he always showed, making those who knew him feel welcomed and respected," the tribute reads. "He was a gifted speaker, talented actor, loving husband, father, brother, and uncle, but of all the roles he played in his life, his favourite was that of 'Papa' to his three grandchildren."
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Joanna Barnes, known for roles in such films as "The Parent Trap" and "Tarzan the Ape Man", has died at age 87.
Among Barnes' many film credits are "Spartacus", "The Deceivers" and "Silverwood", while her extensive television work included roles in series including "The Beverly Hillbillies", "Hawaii Five-O", "Charlie's Angels", "Murder, She Wrote" and "Cheers". Barnes was also host of the ABC daytime talk show "Dateline: Hollywood", which aired for a single season in 1967.
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Canadian singer-songwriter Susan Jacks, best known for her 1969 smash single "Which What You Goin' Billy?', has passed away at the age of 73.
Jacks had been awaiting a second kidney transplant due to complications from infections.
She was a major figure in the Canadian music scene as lead singer of the Poppy Family, which included then-husband Terry Jacks. They also produced the hit "Where Evil Grows".
Jacks has a son, as well as six siblings and two half-siblings.
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Kenneth Tsang, known for his role in the James Bond film “Die Another Day” and “Rush Hour 2”, was found unresponsive and declared dead at the scene of his Hong Kong hotel room. The actor was in quarantine following a trip from Singapore. He tested negative on a rapid COVID-19 test and did not suffer from any serious illnesses. An autopsy is expected to determine his cause of death.
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Robert Morse, best known for playing Bert Cooper in the popular drama series “Mad Men”, has died at the age of 90. The two-time Tony Award-winning actor appeared in roughly 100 TV, film, and theatre productions throughout the course of his nearly 60-year career. The cause of Morse’s death remains unknown.
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Kathryn Hays has died at 88.
The actress was best known for the soap opera "As The World Turns" which she was on for 38 years.
No cause of death has been given.
"Wild One" singer Bobby Rydell has died at 79.
The "Bye Bye Birdie" star died on April 5 after a battle with pneumonia.
The '60s pop star's hits included "The Cha-Cha-Cha" and "Volare".
A particular honour was having the Grease high school, Rydell High, named after him.
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The Wanted‘s Tom Parker has died after he was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour in 2020. He was 33-years-old.
Parker shared his devastating diagnosis in October 2020. He noted that though doctors told him his brain tumour was “inoperable,” he wasn’t giving up.
On March 30, Hardwick shared the news Parker had died, writing, “It is with the heaviest of hearts that we confirm Tom passed away peacefully earlier today with all of his family by his side. Our hearts are broken.
Parker is survived by his wife, Kelsey Hardwick, and children, Aurelia, 2, and Bodhi, 1.
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Paul Herman, best known for "The Sopranos" and "Goodfellas", has died at 76.
"We are saddened at the loss of our beloved Paul Herman. A true character on and off screen," a statement from his management company read. "He will be deeply missed by all who knew him, and we will always remember the sound of his laughter and bold spirit. We ask that you respect the privacy of the family at this time."
A cause of death was not shared.
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Drummer Taylor Hawkins, a member of Foo Fighters since 1997, was found dead in his hotel room in Bogota, Colombia, ahead of a scheduled concert. He was 50.
Before joining Foo Fighters, Hawkins was a member of the touring band for Sass Jordan and Alanis Morrissette. He was also a member of the progressive rock band Sylvia.
During his years with Foo Fighters, he also stepped out on occasion as frontman of his side project, Taylor Hawkins and the Coattail Riders, which released three albums. Most recently, Hawkins teamed up with Jane's Addiction members Dave Navarro and Chris Chaney for the supergroup NHC, with the band's debut album set for release sometime in 2022.
WWE icon Scott Hall has died after surgery complications. He was 63 years old.
Hall, better known as Razor Ramon, underwent hip surgery but was placed on life support following three heart attacks on March 13.
Hall is survived by his children Cody Taylor and Cassidy Lee.
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Oscar winner William Hurt passed away on Sunday, March 13, at age 71.
The actor died peacefully among his family, a statement from his son Will confirmed.
Marvel fans will recognize Hurt as Secretary of State Thaddeus Ross in numerous films, including “Captain America” and the “Avengers” movies.
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TV icon Conrad Janis has died at 94.
The actor was known for his role as Fred McConnell in the ‘70s sitcom “Mork & Mindy” but had a prolific career in television and film throughout his life.
He also appeared in the classic shows “Remington Steele”, “The Golden Girls", “Murder, She Wrote”, and had a recurring role in “Frasier".
Janis was notable for his roles in the films “The Happy Hooker”, “Mr. Saturday Night”, and “The Cable Guy".
Along with acting, he had a passion for jazz and regularly performed with his group the Beverly Hills Unlisted Jazz Band.
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Mitchell Ryan has died at 88 of congestive heart failure.
The "Lethal Weapon" and "Dharma & Greg" actor had an extensive Hollywood career that included "Dark Shadows", "General Hospital" and "All My Children".
He is survived by his wife, Barbara, stepdaughter, Denise Freed, and grandchildren.
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Actress Farrah Forke, best known for her roles in "Wings" and "Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman", has died after a battle with cancer.
She was 54.
Forke played helicopter pilot Alex Lambert in "Wings", from season 4 through 6. She also appeared in shows like "Mr. Rhodes", "Party of Five" and more.
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"Law & Order: SVU" actor Ned Eisenberg has died at 65 following a cancer battle.
His wife, Patricia, told TMZ, "As Ned would say, he was attacked by two very rare assassins — cholangiocarcinoma and ocular melanoma. Over the course of two years, he bravely fought the cancers in private while continuing to work in show business to ensure that his medical coverage paid for himself and his family.”
Most recently seen on "Mare of Easttown", Eisenberg is survived by Patricia and his son, Lino.
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Sally Kellerman has died at 84.
Kellerman’s long career spanned over 60 years, with her best being known as US Army Maj. Margaret “Hot Lips” Houlihan in “MASH”.
According to Deadline, Kellerman was living in an assisted living facility in Woodland Hills, California and died from complications of dementia.
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Screaming Trees lead singer and co-founder Mark Lanegan has died at 57.
The rock legend was also a former member of Queens of the Stone Age.
“Our beloved friend Mark Lanegan passed away this morning at his home in Killarney, Ireland,” a statement from his official Twitter account read. “A beloved singer, songwriter, author, and musician he was 57 and is survived by his wife Shelley."
The musician began his career in the mid-1980s with the Screaming Trees as part of the Pacific Northwest rock scene. He released solo music during his career as well, beginning with his debut album The Winding Sheet in 1990. The album featured Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain and Krist Novoselic.
The artist was well-known for his frequent collaborations including working with Isobell Campbell, Neko Case, Moby, the Armed and many more.
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English rock band Procol Harum’s frontman, Gary Brooker, has died at 76. The singer-songwriter and pianist who co-wrote and sang the band’s classic 1967 hit “A Whiter Shade of Pale”, died from cancer on Feb. 19 from his home.
In Procol Harum’s group statement, the band said: “He lit up any room he entered, and his kindness to a multilingual family of fans was legendary,” they continued. “He was notable for his individuality, integrity, and occasionally stubborn eccentricity. His mordant wit, and appetite for the ridiculous, made him a priceless raconteur (and his surreal inter-song banter made a fascinating contrast with the gravitas of Procol Harum’s performances).”
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Character actor Frank Pesce, a veteran of countless movies and TV series, has died at age 75.
Among Pesce's many film credits are "Beverly Hills Cop", "Top Gun" and "Donny Brasco", while TV credits range from "Miami Vice" to "Who's the Boss."
According to his longtime girlfriend, Pesce died from dementia complications.
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Legendary Indian singer Lata Mangeshkar has died at 92.
Her doctor announced she died of multiple organ failure at the hospital.
Mangeshkar was hospitalized following a COVID-19 battle but had since recovered.
“I am anguished beyond words,” Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi wrote. “She leaves a void in our nation that cannot be filled. The coming generations will remember her as a stalwart of Indian culture, whose melodious voice had an unparalleled ability to mesmerize people.”
The country declared two days of national mourning and lowered flags in her honour.
The singer was often called “Melody Queen” or the “Nightingale of India” and had a prolific career that began in 1942 at the age of 13.
She sang over 5,000 songs for thousands of films including Bollywood classics like “Mughal-e-Azam”.
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Actress Kathryn Kates, known for roles in "Orange is the New Black" and "Law & Order: SVU", has passed away at 73.
Kates, whose career spanned four decades, most recently appeared in the "Sopranos" prequel film "The Many Saints of Newark". Earlier in her career, she had memorable roles in everything from "Matlock" to "Seinfeld".
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Actor Vachik Mangassarian has passed away at 78.
The character actor was known for roles in "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.", "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and "The Stoning of Soraya M.".
Mangassarian was born in Iran, and moved to the U.S. in the 1960s, taking occasional roles in Iran until landing his first Hollywood role in 1978's "The South's Shark".
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Comedian Louie Anderson, known for his standup, his sitcom performances and for hosting "Family Feud", has passed away at 68.
Anderson won an Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series in 2016 for his performances as matriarch Christine Baskets on the comedy "Baskets".
He also appeared in shows like "Scrubs", "Search Party" and more. Most recently, he was seen in the sequel "Coming 2 America", reprising his role as Maurice.
Meat Loaf has passed away at age 74.
The singer, born Marvin Lee Aday, was known for his dark-hearted anthems such as “Paradise By the Dashboard Light”, “Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad”, and “I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That)”.
Aday's family said in a statement: “Our hearts are broken to announce that the incomparable Meat Loaf passed away tonight.
“We know how much he meant to so many of you and we truly appreciate all of the love and support as we move through this time of grief in losing such an inspiring artist and beautiful man…. From his heart to your souls… don’t ever stop rocking!”
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French actor Gaspard Ulliel, known for appearing in Chanel perfume ads, as well as film and television roles, has died at age 37 following a skiing accident in the Alps.
Ulliel portrayed the young Hannibal Lecter in 2007′s “Hannibal Rising” and fashion mogul Yves Saint Laurent in the 2014 biopic “Saint Laurent”. He is also in the upcoming Marvel series “Moon Knight”.
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André Leon Talley, a legendary fashion journalist who helped shape 'Vogue' during his decades-long association with the magazine, has died at age 73.
The star's official Instagram account posted: "It is with great sadness we announce the passing of André Leon Talley on January 18, 2022 in New York.
"Mr. Talley was the larger-than-life, longtime creative director at Vogue during its rise to dominance as the world's fashion bible."
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Renowned opera singer and actress Maria Ewing has passed. Ewing, 71, died on Jan. 9 in her home in Detroit. She is Rebecca Hall's mother and the inspiration for Hall's directorial debut "Passing". The news was confirmed by her family.
"She was an extraordinarily gifted artist who by the sheer force of her talent and will catapulted herself to the most rarefied heights of the international opera world," the family said in a statement published by Entertainment Weekly.
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Director Dick Carson died on Dec. 19, 2021 after battling a brief illness. The brother of Johnny Carson was best known for his work as director of "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" and "Wheel of Fortune". Dick was 92 years old.
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Bob Saget was found dead at 65 on Jan. 9.
No foul play was suspected, but police have yet to release a cause of death.
The comedian is survived by his wife, Kelly Rizzo, and three kids.
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Sidney Poitier has died at age 94.
The legendary actor was the first Black winner of the Best Actor Oscar for his role in “Lilies of the Field” in 1963.
He had a prolific career spanning over 55 films from 1947 to 2001 and notably made three films in 1967 at a time when segregation still loomed over the United States.
Outside of his acting career, Poitier was also a respected humanitarian and diplomat.
"We celebrate the life of a great Bahamian: a cultural icon, an actor and film director, an entrepreneur, civil and human rights activist and, latterly, a diplomat," Bahamas Prime Minister Philip Davis said in a speech broadcast on Facebook. “His strength of character, his willingness to stand up and be counted and the way he plotted and navigated his life's journey.”
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Director Peter Bogdanovich is dead at age 82.
He died on Jan. 6 in his home in Los Angeles of natural causes, according to his daughter Antonia.
Bogdanovich was part of the generation of “New Hollywood” directors which includes the likes of George Lucas, Francis Ford Coppola, and Martin Scorsese.
He was well-known for the black-and-white classic 1970s films “Paper Moon” and “The Last Picture Show”, with the latter winning two Oscars and a BAFTA Film Award.
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Korean actress Kim Mi-soo died at age 29 on Jan. 5.
The actress’ last on-screen appearance was as a student activist on the Disney+ historical drama series “Snowdrop” alongside Blackpink’s Jisoo.
The show was originally produced by JTBC Studios and Drama House in South Korea.
Other credits from Kim included the 2019 movies “Memories” and “Kyungmi’s World”, and the drama series “Human Luwak,” “Hi Bye, Mama!”, and “Into the Ring”.