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Remembering Selena 20 Years After Her Death

March 31st, 2015 3:57pm EDT
Mexican-American Singer Selena Remembered on 20th Anniversary of
Selena Quintanilla, simply known by her first name by her fans, was killed 20 years ago today.

The singer, who was murdered by her fan club's president Yolanda Saldivar on March 31, 1995, is being remembered around the globe on the anniversary of her death.

Selena's father, Abraham, told the Associated Press that the family is not involved in the rememberances, but appreciates the support.

"Our family never got together every year on the day of her murder, because there's nothing to celebrate, and this year won't be the exception," he said. "We remember our daugther every single day. We ...
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RIP Sally Forrest

March 27th, 2015 1:14pm EDT
Sally Forrest
American film, stage and TV actress Sally Forrest has died at age 86. The star, known for appearing in several films in the 1940s and 50s, died of cancer on March 15, according to her publicist.

Forrest was discovered by actress and filmmaker Ida Lupino. She kicked off her career in several MGM musicals as well as the films "Not Wanted," "While The City Sleeps," and "Excuse My Dust."

One of her classic films was 1955's "Son Of Sinbad," which featured several professional strippers.

Forrest starred in several theater productions, including "Damn Yankees," "Bus Stop," "As You Like It," ...
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Police Reveal New Evidence In Food Network Star Cristie Codd's Murder

March 23rd, 2015 10:47pm EDT
Cristie Schoen Codd
Human remains believed to be those of former Food Network Star contestant Cristie Schoen Codd and her husband Joseph "J.T." Codd were found in a wood stove at the North Carolina home of the man charged with killing the couple and their unborn child earlier this month.

Buncombe County Sheriff Van Duncan revealed more information about the case, saying that police searched the home of the couple's neighbor, Robert Jason Owens, and found 11 knives, a saw blade and "debris" from the yard and from inside the wood stove, according to FOX Carolina.

Police were tipped of by a witness who saw Owen...
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NC Man Charged With Murder Of Pregnant Food Network Star

March 19th, 2015 7:40pm EDT
Cristie Schoen Codd
A North Carolina man was arrested Monday evening and charged with murdering former Food Network Star contestant Cristie Schoen Codd, 38, and her husband Joseph "JT" Codd, 45, along with their unborn baby.

The couple were reported missing on Sunday by family members who said their Leicester, North Carolina, home didn't "look right" and the couple hadn't been heard from for several days.

Robert Jason Owens, 36, a neighbor of the couple, was arrested Monday night and charged with two counts of felony first-degree murder, one count of murder of an unborn child, breaking and entering and larce...
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Miller High Life Guy's Cause Of Death Confirmed

March 15th, 2015 11:29am EDT
Windell Middlebrooks
Actor Windell Middlebrooks' autopsy results have revealed that his cause of death was a pulmonary embolism.

Middlebrooks, a familiar face on television as a character actor and most notably as the "Miller High Life guy" in beer commercials, passed away earlier this week after he was found unsonscious in his San Fernando Valley home and taken to hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

According to TMZ.com, Middlebrooks weighed around 400 pounds, which contributed to his early death.

Middlebrooks was just 36-years-old.
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Miller High Life Actor Dies

March 11th, 2015 1:33pm EDT
Miller High Life Actor, Windell Middlebrooks, Dies At Young Age
He was known as the "Miller High Life guy" but now will be remembered for having a life that was successful but far too short. Actor Windell Middlebrooks passed away this week at the age of 36.

While Middlebrooks was perhaps best known for appearing in Miller's beer commercials, he was also an accomplished actor on his own accord, appearing on shows like Body of Proof and Cougar Town.

Middlebrooks was discovered in his home on Monday. No cause of death has been released. Miller tweeted a farewell to their "favorite delivery guy" on the brand's Twitter yesterday.

Middlebrooks' family als...
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South African Rapper Meets Untimely End

March 10th, 2015 9:15am EDT
Rapper Flabba
South African rapper Flabba, real name Nkululeko Habedi, was killed in his home in Alexandra early Monday morning. The well-known local rapper's girlfriend Sindisiwe Precious Manqele has been charged with his murder, according to BBC.

Manqele, 25, reportedly showed up to court with bruises and stab wounds -- perhaps signs of self-defense?

According to the Times Live, Flabba was stabbed in the heart and his brother was there when he died. The rapper and his girlfriend reportedly had an argument before Flabba was killed. Police are investigating the incident, and Manqele's court date has be...
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'Simpsons' Co-Creator Dead At 59

March 10th, 2015 8:25am EDT
Emmy Winning 'Simpsons' Co-Creator Dies After Cancer Battle
Nine-time Emmy winner Sam Simon, co-creator of “The Simpsons,” died Sunday of colorectal cancer at his home in Los Angeles, his reps confirmed. He was 59 years old.

Simon was diagnosed with terminal cancer in late 2012.

“Simpsons” showrunner Al Jean also confirmed the news with a tweet on Monday.

.@thesimpsons #everysimpsonsever Just heard terrible news of death of @simonsam. A great man; I owe him everything.

— Al Jean (@AlJean) March 9, 2015

Simon won seven Emmy Awards for “The Simpsons." In 1989 he developed “The Simpsons” with Matt Groening and James L. Brooks. Simon co-wrote n...
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Unlike Harrison Ford, These Stars Didn't Survive Their Plane Crashes

March 7th, 2015 6:06pm EST
10 Musicians Who Died In Plane Crashes
Everyone's been talking about Harrison Ford's plane crash. The actor probably saved some lives when he crash landed his vintage aircraft on a golf course on March 5, 2015. The plane's engine failed, but the star's flying experience and quick thinking helped him land without crashing into any nearby homes.

Ford was lucky. He survived the crash and suffered just a broken pelvis and ankle. Other stars haven't been as fortunate. Musicians are high on the list of those killed in plane crashes, probably because they frequently tour the world to perform for their legions of fans.

R&B star Aaliya...
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Pioneering Documentary Filmmaker Dies

March 7th, 2015 4:33pm EST
Documentary Filmmaker Albert Maysles, 88, Dies
Renowned documentary filmmaker Albert Maysles died at his home in New York on Thursday. He was 88 years old.

Maysles and his brother David shot documentaries on Marlon Brandon, Orson Welles and The Beatles in the 1960s and 70s. They shot to fame after releasing "Gimme Shelter" in 1970, a film about the Rolling Stones' 1969 concert tour across America. The film was considered controversial because it included footage of a fan being stabbed to death at the British rocker's show in Altamont, Calif.

The brother filmmaking duo also made "Grey Gardens" in 1975, which centered on former First L...
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