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Elie Wiesel’s only child reflects on his father’s life and legacy

It’s been a little over a year since Auschwitz survivor and Nobel Peace Prize winner Elie Wiesel died. He was celebrated around the globe as an activist and a writer, and for his lifelong efforts to keep the world from forgetting the horrors of the Holocaust. But for his only child, Elisha Wiesel, coming to […]

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Keith Urban pens emotional note following the death of country icon Glen Campbell

Keith Urban It didn’t take very long for the Nashville community and its stars to come together following the death of country legend Glen Campbell. The “Rhinestone Cowboy,” who passed away on August 8 after a long and public battle with Alzheimer’s disease, inspired many people throughout his television and musical career. RELATED: Keith Urban […]

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Glen Campbell’s Alzheimer’s battle added heroic coda to a pop-country star’s life

LOS ANGELES — I witnessed up close the ravaging effect that Alzheimer’s disease was having on Glen Campbell in the later years of his life. This was in 2011, when I interviewed him at his Malibu home shortly after he’d gone public with his diagnosis. At that point, although his short-term memory was failing rapidly, […]

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The world mourns the passing of music icon Glen Campbell

Glen Campbell The country music industry is reacting with grief to the August 8 passing of icon Glen Campbell at age 81 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. His impact on the music world has been massive since he scored his first hits in the late ’60s. We’ll never forget his masterful guitar work […]

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Former Texas Governor Mark White Dies At 77

Former Texas Governor Mark White, who was known for his education reforms, died Saturday at the age of 77. The news of his death was confirmed to the Associated Press by his wife Linda Gale White and son Andrew. According to a report by the Houston Chronicle, White died of a heart attack at his […]

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Chris Cornell’s daughter sings a moving rendition of “Hallelujah” in honor of her late father and Chester Bennington

Chris Cornell’s 12-year-old daughter, Toni Cornell performed a gorgeous tribute to her father on the Aug. 4 segment of ABC’s “Good Morning America.” Cornell sang a moving rendition of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” alongside the band OneRepublic. The performance was a celebration of the lives of Chris Cornell and Chester Bennington, who both unexpectedly died earlier […]

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French actress Jeanne Moreau has died at 89

Jeanne Moreau, the quintessential French actress whose mother was an English cabaret club dancer, has died at 89. Moreau, a petite chain-smoker who worked with most of the world’s top directors of the first few decades after World War II, Orson Welles, Jean-Luc Godard and Wim Wenders among them. In one profile story, Britain’s Guardian […]

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A beloved actor known as “the greatest American playwright of his generation” has passed away at the age of 73

Rest in peace, Sam Shepard. On Monday, news of the acclaimed playwright, actor and director’s death made headlines as the Broadway world went into mourning. Shepard penned 44 plays in his career and authored several books, essays and short stories in his lifetime. He received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for his work, a play […]

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Marty Sklar, pioneering Walt Disney imagineer, dies at 83

LOS ANGELES — Martin “Marty” Sklar, the pioneering Walt Disney Co. imagineer who played an instrumental role in the design of Disney theme parks, has died, the company announced Thursday night. He was 83. During his 54 years at Disney, Sklar worked closely with Walt Disney and led the creative development of the Burbank company’s […]

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Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington died by hanging, L.A. County coroner says

LOS ANGELES — Linkin Park vocalist Chester Bennington died by hanging at his Palos Verdes Estates, Calif., home, the Los Angeles County coroner confirmed Friday. An employee discovered the 41-year-old’s body Thursday morning hanging from a belt on a bedroom door inside his home in the 2800 block of Via Victoria, said Ed Winter, spokesman […]

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Iconic sportscaster Wolff dead at 96

Bob Wolff, a versatile and prolific sportscaster whose career spanned 78 years, died Saturday at age 96 in South Nyack, N.Y. The longtime voice of the New York Knicks and New York Rangers, he also was behind the microphone for World Series, NBA Finals, Stanley Cup Final and NFL championship calls. The Baseball Hall of […]

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Oscar-winner Martin Landau, who starred in ‘Ed Wood,’ ‘North By Northwest’ and ‘Entourage,’ dies at 89

LOS ANGELES — Martin Landau, Oscar-winning actor for “Ed Wood,” has died at 89. He died Saturday at UCLA Medical Center where he experienced “unexpected complications” during a short hospitalization, his publicist confirmed. “We are overcome with sadness to report the death of iconic actor Martin Landau,” a statement said. The Oscar-winning veteran appeared in […]

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George A. Romero, ‘Night of the Living Dead’ creator, dies at 77

LOS ANGELES — Legendary filmmaker George A. Romero, father of the modern movie zombie and creator of the groundbreaking “Night of the Living Dead” franchise, has died at 77. Romero died Sunday in his sleep following a “brief but aggressive battle with lung cancer,” according to a statement to the Los Angeles Times provided by […]

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Former Patriots QB ‘Babe’ Parilli dies at age 87

Vito “Babe” Parilli, a member of the Patriots’ Hall of Fame and one of the greatest quarterbacks in the history of the American Football League, has died. He was 87. “The New England Patriots are deeply saddened to learn of the loss of former Boston Patriots quarterback Vito ‘Babe’ Parilli, who passed away,” the team […]

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