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Celebrity Deaths

  1. obits
    American Novelist Charles Portis, Author of True Grit, Dead at 86The Arkansas-born writer worked as London bureau chief of the New York Herald Tribune, before returning to his home state and becoming a novelist.
  2. tributes
    Jennifer Hudson, Dr. Dre and Common Pay Homage to Kobe Before NBA All-Star GameWhile Magic Johnson leads the crowd in eight seconds of silence before Sunday’s NBA All-Star Game.
  3. tributes
    The Lakers Say Good-bye to Kobe BryantUsher sang “Amazing Grace” and LeBron James eulogized his friend at Friday’s tribute to the late basketball great.
  4. tributes
    LeBron James Vows to Continue Kobe Bryant’s Legacy In Emotional Instagram PostA shocked James recalls his last conversation with the late basketball great on Sunday, hours before his untimely death.
  5. obits
    René Auberjonois, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Boston Legal Actor, Dead at 79Among his many roles, the Madam Secretary actor voiced Chef Louis in Disney’s The Little Mermaid.
  6. obits
    Actress Shelley Morrison, Will & Grace’s Rosario, Dead at 83The show’s cast remembered the actress on social media Sunday night.
  7. obits
    The Cars Front Man Ric Ocasek Dead at 75The singer and his band were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2018.
  8. photo gallery
    Aretha Franklin’s Life in PhotosFrom her legendary live shows to meetings with former U.S. presidents to hanging out backstage with Oprah.
  9. rip
    Legendary Soul Singer Aretha Franklin Dead at 76Franklin was the first woman to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
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    Chrissy Teigen, Antoni Porowski, and More Celebs React to Bourdain’s Death“Thank you for making food so exciting. And always standing up for everything right.”
  11. The Office Stars Pay Tribute to Late Hank the Security Guard Actor Hugh Dane“He was one of the greats,” Rainn Wilson tweeted of Dane, who also appeared on sitcoms like Fresh Prince of Bel-AirFriends, and The Carmichael Show.
  12. obits
    The Cranberries Front Woman Dolores O’Riordan Dead at 46The singer’s publicist confirmed her death on Monday
  13. How The Last Jedi Handles Carrie Fisher’s DeathOne scene in particular plays very differently after the actress’s passing.
  14. obits
    Linkin Park Singer Chester Bennington Dead at 41The Linkin Park front man’s body was found Thursday morning.
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    Joan Lee, Stan Lee’s Wife of 69 Years, Dead at 93They were married in 1947.
  16. obituaries
    YouTuber and Former VH1 Star Stevie Ryan Dies at 33 of a Reported SuicideRyan was best known for her 2012 sketch show Stevie TV and her YouTube channel Little Loca.
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    Chris Cornell’s Wife, Vicky, Disputes Coroner’s Suicide RulingThe family believes Chris’s suicide was accidental.
  18. r.i.p.
    Deadwood Actor Powers Boothe Dies at 68The actor most recently appeared as Gideon Malick on ABC’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  19. r.i.p.
    Charlie Murphy, Stand-up Comic and Chappelle’s Show Co-star, Dead at 57Charlie co-starred on Chappelle’s Show, memorably telling his “true Hollywood stories.”
  20. r.i.p.
    Don Rickles Dead at 90He was known as “Mr. Warmth” for his curmudgeonly style.
  21. memorials
    Debbie Reynolds Asked for ‘Permission’ to Go Be With Carrie Before She DiedA public memorial service for the two is planned for Saturday.
  22. year in culture 2016
    Generation X Lost Too Many Touchstones in 2016We said good-bye to a lot of greats this year, period. But Gen-Xers in particular bid farewell to countless greats who defined their childhoods.
  23. Prince Overdosed on Percocet Week Prior to DeathHis plane called in a report about an “unresponsive male.”
  24. Tyler Perry Has an Amazing Prince Story“I knew at that moment that I had just been educated by royalty!” 
  25. celebrity deaths
    Music Producer David Gest, Liza Minnelli’s Ex-Husband, Dies At 62He recently appeared on Celebrity Big Brother.
  26. celebrity deaths
    How Brittany Murphy Saved Phelps-Roper From WBC“Lots of people were talking about going to picket her funeral.”
  27. lawsuits
    Joan Rivers’s Daughter Has Filed a Lawsuit Over Her Mother’s DeathShe’s accusing a Manhattan clinic of “outrageous behavior.”
  28. lawsuits
    Joan Rivers’s Daughter Is Filing a Lawsuit Over Her Mother’s DeathA multi-million-dollar medical malpractice and wrongful death suit.
  29. celebrity deaths
    David Nelson of Ozzie and Harriet DiesNelson was the last surviving member of the sitcom family.