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Nora Ephron Dead at 71
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Legendary Screenwriter Nora Ephron Dead at 71

Filmmaker and author Nora Ephron, who penned such iconic comedies as 'When Harry Met Sally' and 'Sleepless in Seattle,' died Tuesday night at New York Presbyterian after a battle with acute myeloid leukemia. She was 71-years-old.

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Rodney King Dead at 47

Rodney King, the man videotaped being beaten by LAPD officers in 1991, has died today. He was 47.

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Bob Welch Dies – Watch the Former Fleetwood Mac Member’s Best Videos

Aficionados of smooth, '70s AM Gold soft rock are saddened today by news of the passing of former Fleetwood Mac member and 'Sentimental Lady' singer Bob Welch. The cause of death has been ruled a suicide from apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

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Ray Bradbury Dead at 91
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Legendary Author Ray Bradbury Dead at 91

Legendary author Ray Bradbury, who wrote such seminal classics as 'The Martian Chronicles' and 'Something Wicked This Way Comes,' passed away Tuesday night in his Los Angeles home at the age of 91.

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5 Hilariously Awkward Richard Dawson Kissing Videos

Richard Dawson, famous for hosting the game show 'Family Feud,' died at 79 years old on June 2nd in Los Angeles. He was known, for better or for worse, as the host who kissed ladies on the show. Though Dawson claimed that kissing all women was important to fight discrimination, most of the attempts just looked really creepy. Take a look at some classic clips of Dawson's famous move below. 

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'Desperate Housewives' star Kathryn Joosten dies
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Remembering Kathryn ‘McCluskey’ Joosten and Her Final Moment on ‘Desperate Housewives’

'Desperate Housewives' star Kathryn Joosten passed away at 72 this Saturday in her Los Angeles home.

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'Family Feud' host Richard Dawson dies
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‘Family Feud’ Host Richard Dawson Dies – Relive Some of His Funniest Moments

Richard Dawson, the beloved 'Family Feud' host from the '70s, died Saturday from complications with cancer. He was 79 years old.

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Dick Beals, the Voice of Gumby and Speedy Alka-Seltzer, Dies at 85

Dick Beals, the '50s-era child star who voiced the animated characters of Gumby and Speedy Alka-Seltzer, died Tuesday at his nursing home in Vista, CA at the age of 85.

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Robbin Gibb from Bee Gees dead
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Bee Gees’ Robin Gibb Dead at 62 – Relive His Best Moments

If you're a baby boomer who remembers the disco era of the 1970s, then perhaps the passing of Bee Gees member Robin Gibb at age 62 is more significant for you than most.

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Twitter Users Think ‘Double Dare’ Host Marc Summers Died, Not Donna Summer

If you read the news yesterday, you'll know that disco diva Donna Summer sadly passed away at the age of 63 after a battle of cancer. And, like many folks these days, you probably tweeted your condolences. However, as is often the case these days, many Twitter users were a bit confused over which celebrity is actually in the news. 

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Disco Diva Donna Summer Dead at 63 – Watch Her Best Videos

We saw her work hard for the money, she wanted hot stuff, she was a bad girl and we loved her for it. Donna Summer, the reigning Queen of Disco, has passed away after a battle with cancer. She succumbed to the disease at her home in Key West, FL at the age of 63.

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Mitchell Guist of ‘Swamp People’ Dies at 47

Mitchell Guist, who starred on the History Channel reality show 'Swamp People,' passed away on Monday while loading a boat on Louisiana's Belle River.

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Vidal Sassoon working on his legendary bob cut
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Hairstylist, Entrepreneur and Fashion Legend Vidal Sassoon Dies at 84

This morning, legendary hairstylist Vidal Sassoon passed away in his home at the age of 84, according to a Los Angeles police department spokesperson. The renowned salon kingpin died of “apparent natural causes.”

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Stephen Colbert Pays Tribute to Maurice Sendak on ‘Live With Kelly’

One of the last media appearances legendary author and illustrator Maurice Sendak did was a two-part interview with faux-talk show host Stephen Colbert.

During their discussion, Colbert read Sendak some of a children's book he was working on. "The sad thing is, I liked it," Sendak had admitted, in his delightfully curmudgeonly way.

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‘Where the Wild Things Are’ Author Maurice Sendak Dies at 83

One of the most acclaimed and beloved children's authors of the 20th century has passed away.

The New York Times broke the news that author Maurice Sendak, creator of such classic books as 'In the Night Kitchen' and 'Where the Wild Things Are,' died early Tuesday morning from complications from a recent stroke. He was 83.

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