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Erin Moran Dies At 56

“Happy Days” and “Joanie Loves Chachie” Erin Moran died, according to an exclusive report from TMZ Saturday. She was 56 years old. Moran was best known for playing Joanie Cunnigham on “Happy Days” in the ‘70s. She played the younger sister of director Ron Howard’s character, Richie. Howard did not immediately respond to Moran’s death. […]

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Ex-Patriots Star Aaron Hernandez Commits Suicide In Prison

Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, who was serving a life sentence for the murder of semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd, has been found hanged in his Massachusetts prison. According to CNN, the Massachusetts Department of Correction said officers found, the 27-year-old former NFL star, suspended from a bed sheet attached to a […]

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Arthur Bisguier, a tireless ambassador for chess, dies at 87

American chess lost one of the good guys with the passing of GM Arthur Bisguier at the age of 87 on April 5. It was somehow fitting that New York-born Bisguier died smack in the middle of the 2017 U.S. national championship tournament in St. Louis, since the widely loved “Dean of American Chess” has […]

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J. Zel Lurie, 103-year-old Jewish journalist

DELRAY BEACH, Florida (SDJW) – Jesse Zel Lurie, a longtime columnist for San Diego Jewish World and many other Jewish publications, died at the age of 103 just prior to the start of Passover. Lurie’s brother Ted had served as editor of the Palestine Post, and Jesse corresponded for the newspaper, now called the Jerusalem […]

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Robert W. Taylor, a pioneer of the modern computer, dies at 85

Robert W. Taylor, one of the most important figures in the creation of the modern computer and the internet, has died. He was 85. According to his son Kurt Taylor, the scientist died Thursday at his home in the San Francisco Bay Area town of Woodside. He suffered from Parkinson’s disease and other ailments. Taylor’s […]

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Steelers owner Rooney passes away at 84

Pittsburgh Steelers owner Dan Rooney died on Thursday, the team announced. He was 84. No cause of death was released. Rooney was admitted to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2000. He served as general manager of the club from 1975-2003. Rooney’s father, Art, purchased the Steelers in 1933 and the family has run […]

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Charlie Murphy Dies From Battle With Leukemia

After a long-fought battle with leukemia, comedian Charlie Murphy, the older brother of Eddie Murphy, died Wednesday. He was 57. Charlie Murphy was mostly known for his comedic sketches on “Chappelle’s Show.” Murphy also co-wrote some of his brother’s movies and appeared in a few movies such as “Are We There Yet,” “The Boondocks” and […]

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Comedy icon David Letterman says goodbye to his beloved mother

Comedian and long time “Late Night” show host David Letterman’s mother passed away Tuesday night, according to reports. Dorothy Mengering, who appeared several times on Letterman’s program as his mom from Indiana, passed away at age 95. Ron Bracket of the Tampa Bay Times first reported the news. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Mengering’s daughter […]

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Lauded Russian poet Yevtushenko buried in Moscow

The much lauded Soviet-era writer and poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko has been laid to rest in Moscow. Had lunch at CDL Central house of Writers in Moscow. Beautiful establishment witch was a Mason’s lodge pic.twitter.com/MrzJXBiArH— Telemacus (@msiah) July 28, 2016 Mourners paid their respects at a civil ceremony at the ‘Writers House’ in the Russian capital. […]

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Margarita Isabel Dead At 75: ‘La Madrastra’ Actress Dies Of Respiratory Complications

Margarita Isabel died at the age of 80 following respiratory complications, Aristegui Online confirms. It was revealed that the Mexican actress died at the Hospital Center of Cuernavaca, Morelos. Isabel was no longer active in telenovelas or the acting world, her last appearance on the small screen was in a guest starring role on “Soy […]

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“Downton Abbey” fans will be sad to learn that this familiar face has passed away

Acclaimed actor Tim Pigott-Smith has passed away at the age of 70. Known to many as Sir Philip Tapsell from “Downton Abbey,” he had graced TV screens across the world since the 1980s when he was sprung into fame for his performance in “The Jewel in the Crown.” Pigott-Smith, who lived in London, had been […]

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Remembering Don Rickles

Don Rickles, a comedian who became famous for making fun of anyone and everyone, died Thursday of kidney failure, according to the Hollywood Reporter. He was 90. Although Rickles, who also worked as an actor and once won a Primetime Emmy, may have passed, his legacy persists. Tributes were already rolling in Thursday afternoon, with […]

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Bernie Appel, longtime executive known as Mr. RadioShack, dies

FORT WORTH, Texas — Bernie Appel was known as Mr. RadioShack. Over a 34-year career that started before Charles Tandy brought the company to Fort Worth, Appel was credited with transforming the consumer electronics retailer from transistor radios and telephone jacks to computers and camcorders. Appel died Sunday. He was 85. The Boston native joined […]

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Anti-racism campaigner Darcus Howe dies aged 74

Darcus Howe, one of Britain’s most prominent anti-racism campaigners, has died in London aged 74. An uncompromising champion for racial justice and fierce opponent of police brutality, Howe was born in British-ruled Trinidad in 1943 and moved to the United Kingdom in 1961. He intended to study law at London’s Middle Temple, but abandoned his […]

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