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  1. rip
    Kuma, the Original Dog With A Blog, Has DiedThe rescue dog with an impressive Hollywood resume was 16 years old.
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    Mac Miller Found a Home in RapHe was a perfectionist, and it showed.
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    Burt Reynolds’s Rare, Ramshackle HonestySomething honest always came through from Reynolds — like he’d let all of us in on a secret.
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    Aretha Franklin’s Music Broke BarriersShe never left the church for the charts, but she brought it with her on the way.
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    Aretha Franklin’s Voice EnduresAnd she would have been the best singer in any era she graced.
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    Remembering V.S. Naipaul, a Pioneer of Postcolonial LiteratureThe author died this weekend at 85.
  7. books
    Sir VS Naipaul, Nobel Prize-Winning Novelist, Dies at Age 85The celebrated author of A House for Mr Biswas died at his home in London.
  8. deaths
    Tab Hunter, a Hollywood Heartthrob Who Later Came Out, Dead at 86He discussed life as a closeted actor in a 2005 memoir.
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    Novelist Philip Roth Dead at 85The Pulitzer Prize–winning author leaves behind a prolific body of work.
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    Glenn Branca, America, and Liberation Through NoiseHis pieces were fever dreams come to life.
  11. Remembering Miloš Forman, an Artist in the Throes of ArtThe late Czech-American director was allergic to creative stagnation of any sort, constantly posing new challenges to himself.
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    Remembering John Mahoney, the Frasier Star With the Twinkle in His EyeOn Frasier and in his film roles, Mahoney’s exuberance shone brightly.
  13. Remembering Bert Padell, the Accountant Who Got Hip-Hop Paid in FullHe was a crucial behind-the-scenes figure in the early days of hip-hop and left such a mark on the industry that Biggie namechecked him a song.
  14. obits
    Remembering Hugh MasekelaThe South African jazz trumpeter, bandleader, and prominent activist has died.
  15. Sue Grafton Was a Master at Subverting the Detective NovelA true trailblazer of the genre.
  16. Tom Petty Dead at 66The singer passed away late Monday evening at UCLA Medical Center.
  17. Charles Bradley: A Master of Raw SoulBradley’s death was announced on Saturday.
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    Dick Gregory, Legendary Comedian and Activist, Has Died at Age 84Gregory leaves behind a legacy of groundbreaking comedy and political activism.
  19. broadway
    Broadway Legend Barbara Cook, the Original Marian the Librarian, Dies at 89After playing a series of ingenues on Broadway, Cook remade herself as a concert and cabaret star.
  20. rip
    Academy Award-Winning Actor Martin Landau Dead at 89Landau took home the Oscar for his turn as Bela Lugosi in Tim Burton’s 1994 film Ed Wood.
  21. rip
    Horror Legend George A. Romero, Night of the Living Dead Director, Dead at 77The director passed away Sunday of lung cancer.
  22. Roots and Brewster’s Millions Actor Ji-Tu Cumbuka Dies at 77The actor also appeared in Harlem Nights, The A-Team, and Matlock, among other television and film projects.
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    True Blood Family Mourns the Death of Nelsan Ellis: ‘I Am Heartbroken’“I am speechless … ”
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    Nelsan Ellis, Star of True Blood, Has Died at Age 39Ellis gave an indelible performance on the HBO drama as gay short-order cook Lafayette Reynolds.
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    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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    James Bond Actor Sir Roger Moore Dead at 89He led seven Bond movies over the course of 13 years.
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    Leonardo DiCaprio Remembers What’s Eating Gilbert Grape? Actress Darlene CatesCates played DiCaprio’s mother in the 1993 drama co-starring Johnny Depp and Juliette Lewis.
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    Gong Show Creator Chuck Barris Dead at 87Barris also wrote the 1962 Freddy Cannon pop hit “Palisades Park.”
  29. John Hurt Dead at 77He was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer two years ago.
  30. deaths
    Game of Thrones Actor Peter Vaughan Dies at 93He was also known for his roles in Porridge, The Remains of the Day, and Brazil.
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    Marni Nixon, Voice of My Fair Lady, Dies at 86Nixon’s career as a vocal “ghost” earned her the nickname “The Voice of Hollywood.”
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    Madeleine Sherwood Dies at 93Sherwood was a fixture on Broadway in the 1950s.
  33. in memoriam
    Zaha Hadid, Visionary Architect, Dead at 65An appreciation of a brilliant and divisive talent.
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    L.A. Law’s Larry Drake Dies at 66Drake won two Emmys for playing mentally impaired office worker Benny on the show.
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    Novelist Pat Conroy Dies at 70Conroy’s 1986 novel The Prince of Tides was made into a 1991 film starring Nick Nolte and Barbra Streisand.
  36. breaking news
    To Kill a Mockingbird Author Harper Lee Dead at 89Lee died in her hometown of Monroeville, Alabama.
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    Earth, Wind & Fire Co-Founder and Singer Maurice White Dies at 74White was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 1992.
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    Oscar-Nominated Actor Frank Finlay Dies at 89Finlay is survived by his three children.
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    Paul Kantner, Co-Founder of Jefferson Airplane, Dies at 74Kantner had suffered a heart attack earlier this week and had dealt with a series of health problems throughout the past year. 
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    Abe Vigoda Really Dies at Age 94Rumors of the Godfather star’s death had been greatly exaggerated.
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    Jason Wingreen, Voice of Boba Fett, Dies at 95He voiced four lines of dialogue in The Empire Strikes Back.
  42. vulture lists
    Ten Ways Maurice Sendak Defined Your ChildhoodThe books of Sendak, who died today at 83, are as universal a staple of early childhood as a pacifier or a tantrum.
  43. obituaries
    Maurice Sendak Is Dead at 83The author of Where the Wild Things Are has died.
  44. sad news
    Ed Wood Muse Dolores Fuller DeadShe starred opposite Wood in ‘Glen or Glenda.’
  45. sheeniac
    The Media Betting on Charlie Sheen Dying SoonThey’re already writing his obit.
  46. 15 Funny People We Lost in 2010To Death, It made me sad looking over the list of all the great people we lost in 2010, and I really don’t want to have to do it again. Here’s […]