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US comedian and activist Dick Gregory dies aged 84

US comedian and activist Dick Gregory dies aged 84

US comedian and civil rights activist Dick Gregory has died at the age of 84, his family has announced. Gregory died at hospital in Washington DC after being admitted with an undisclosed illness. The family shared the news of their “enormous sadness” in a post on social media on Saturday. From the 1960s Gregory mocked…

Comedy legend Jerry Lewis dead at 91

Comedy legend Jerry Lewis dead at 91

Jerry Lewis, the manic, rubber-faced showman who jumped and hollered to fame in a lucrative partnership with Dean Martin, has died. He was 91. Lewis later went on to become a self-conscious screen auteur and found an even greater following as the tireless, teary host of the annual muscular dystrophy telethons. Publicist Candi Cazau says Lewis…

Official funeral for former Dominica minister Nicholson Ducreay

Official funeral for former Dominica minister Nicholson Ducreay

The government of Dominica has given the go ahead for an official funeral for Nicholson AN Ducreay. The Dominica Labour Party stalwart, who served as trade minister in EO LeBlanc’s cabinet, died on 1 July. Tomorrow has been declared as a day of national mourning, and the island’s flags will be flown at half-mast on…

George A Romero, Night of the Living Dead director, dies aged 77

George A Romero dies

George A Romero, director of horror classic Night of the Living Dead, has died. He was 77. In a statement to the Los Angeles Times, Romero’s producing partner Peter Grunwald said the director died in his sleep after a “brief but aggressive battle with lung cancer”. George A Romero: a life in pictures View gallery…

Nobel laureate and political prisoner, Liu Xiaobo, dies at 61 in Chinese custody

Liu Xiaobo dies

Nobel laureate and political prisoner, Liu Xiaobo, dies at 61 while still in Chinese custodyPeace prize winner and democracy activist dies of liver cancer, after spending almost a quarter of his life behind bars in China. China is facing a barrage of international criticism for its treatment of the Nobel laureate and democracy campaigner Liu…

Owner of the Detroit Tigers Mike Ilitch Dies At Age 87

Owner of the Detroit Tigers Mike Ilitch Dies At Age 87

DETROIT (WWJ) — Owner of the Detroit Tigers and Detroit Red Wings, Mike Ilitch, died on Friday afternoon at the age of 87. Olympia Entertainment confirmed Ilitch’s passing at around 6:30 p.m. Friday evening. Ilitch was born in Detroit in 1929 to Macedonian immigrants Sotir Ilitch and Sultana Tasseff Ilitch who came to the United…

Harold Rosen, Who Ushered in the Era of Communication Satellites, Dies at 90

Harold Rosen

Whether you are reading these words online or in print, there is a strong chance that Harold A. Rosen played a part in getting them to you. Mr. Rosen, who died on Monday at 90 at his home in Pacific Palisades, Calif., was a driving force in the invention of modern communication satellite technology. His…

British actor John Hurt passes away

British actor John Hurt passes away

Oscar-nominated British actor John Hurt, died at the age of 77 after his battle with pancreatic cancer. He was known for his roles in the movies “Elephant Man” and “Harry Potter”, his wife Anwen Rees Meyers said Saturday. This versatile actor, who played Mr Ollivander in the “Harry Potter movie and the Philosopher’s Stone” and…

TV Icon Mary Tyler Moore Dead At 80

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Mary Tyler Moore, the award-winning actor and star of two of America’s best-loved sitcoms, died on Wednesday at age 80. Moore, who won seven Emmy awards for her work on The Dick Van Dyke Show and The Mary Tyler Moore Show, died in the company of friends and her husband, Dr S Robert Levine, representative…

Ex-President Rafsanjani a ‘most influential figure’ in Iran

Ex-President Rafsanjani a 'most prominent number' in Iran

BBC Persian solution's Kasra Naji claims Iran's ex-President Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani was among one of the most significant figures in Iranian national politics.

He has actually passed away aged 82 adhering to a cardiovascular disease, records claimed.

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Debbie Reynolds Discusses Death In Her Last Interview With Inside Edition

Debbie Reynolds once talked about the prospect of her own death in a poignant 2013 interview with Inside Edition. She had just published a best-selling memoir, Unsinkable, and discussed her final wish, saying: "I am going to sing and dance and act silly until I just kick it." Debbie Reynolds burst into the national scene at age 18 and went on to a legendary career that spanned seven decades, including the epic, How The West Was Won, Singin' in the Rain, and A Home in the Meadows.

George Michael dies aged 53 – Last interview filmed on video after hospital release

Singer George Michael has sadly died peacefully at home at the age of 53.

George Michael – whose real name is Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou – sold more than 100 million albums throughout a career spanning almost four decades.

He was set to release a documentary in 2017. In a statement, the star's publicist said: "It is with great sadness that we can confirm our beloved son, brother and friend George passed away peacefully at home over the Christmas period.

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Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou (Greek: Γεώργιος Κυριάκος Παναγιώτου; 25 June 1963 – 25 December 2016[3]), known professionally as George Michael, was an English singer, songwriter, and record producer, who rose to fame as a member (with Andrew Ridgeley) of the music duo Wham!. He was best known in the 1980s and 1990s with his style of post-disco dance-pop[4] and has also been characterised as a blue-eyed soul singer, although his material draws more from middle of the road pop than soul music.[5]

Michael sold more than 80 million records worldwide.[6] His 1987 debut solo album, Faith, sold more than 20 million copies worldwide.[7] Michael garnered seven number one singles in the UK and eight number one hits on the Billboard Hot 100 in the US. In 2008, Billboard magazine ranked Michael the 40th most successful artist on the Billboard Hot 100 Top All Time Artists list.[8]

Michael won numerous music awards throughout his 30-year career, including three Brit Awards—winning Best British Male twice, four MTV Video Music Awards, four Ivor Novello Awards, three American Music Awards, and two Grammy Awards from eight nominations.[9][10]

Arnold Palmer dies at 87

Arnold Palmer was the telegenic golfer who took a staid sport to TV and to the masses )
Arnold Daniel Palmer was an American professional golfer, who is generally regarded as one of the greatest players in professional golf history. He won numerous events on both the PGA Tour and Champions Tour, dating back to 1955.
Born: September 10, 1929, Latrobe, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: September 25, 2016
Spouse: Kathleen Gawthrop (m. 2005), Winifred Walzer (m. 1954–1999)
Children: Amy Palmer, Peggy Palmer

Alexis Arquette – transgender actress alexis arquette dies at 47

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alexis arquette opens up about transsexuals surgery complications and the dynamics of how it affects his life and world.

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alexis arquette dead at age 47.

alexis arquette's family speaks out on her death | e! alexis arquette was the brother of patricia and david arquette.

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Jack Davis dies at 91 july 27, 2016 MAD MAGAZINE Jack Davis dead at 91 RIP

Jack Davis dies at 91 july 27, 2016 MAD MAGAZINE Jack Davis dead at 91 RIP 19

27 July 2016 Jack Davis dies at 91 on july 27, 2016 MAD MAGAZINE Jack Davis dead at 91 RIP John Lennon's classic song IMAGINE – an international anthem to peace, love, justice, culture, sharing & hope for the world – honors today's RIP. Music Credit: Prelude No. 16 by Chris Zabriskie is licensed under…

Mad magazine cartoonist Jack Davis dies aged 91

Mad magazine cartoonist Jack Davis dies aged 91 21

Cartoonist Jack Davis, the "long-time legendary" artist on the US magazine Mad, has died at the age of 91. Davis, who also created posters for films such as The Long Goodbye and Bananas, was one of the founding artists on the publication in 1952. He contributed to the magazine for several decades, drawing many portraits…