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Diana Douglas Webster, Mother Of Actor Michael, Dies At 92

July 5th, 2015 1:22pm EDT
Diana Douglas Webster
Michael Douglas's actress mother, Diana Douglas Webster, has died.

Webster, the first wife of actor Kirk Douglas, died at the Motion Picture and Television Hospital in Woodland Hills, Calif., on Friday following a battle with cancer. She was 92.

Douglas' third husband, Donald Webster, confirmed to NBC news that his wife was admitted to the hospital last month.

The actress was born Diana Love Dill in Devonshire, Bermuda, and she met Douglas prior to World War II while acting students in New York. Douglas later saw his future wife on the cover of Life magazine while serving in the U.S. Nav...
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Yes Bassist Chris Squire: 1948 - 2015

June 29th, 2015 4:24pm EDT
Chris Squire
Chris Squire, bassist and founding member of progressive rock band Yes, passed away at his Phoenix, Arizona home on Saturday.

Squire, who co-founded the band in 1968 with singer Jon Anderson, was forced to pull out of the band's summer tour after announcing that he was diagnosed acute erythroid leukemia last month, a rare form of acute myeloid leukemia.

"This will be the first time since the band formed in 1968 that Yes will have performed live without me," Squire had said in a statement to announce he was being replaced with bassist Billy Sherwood. "But the other guys and myself have agr...
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Michael Jackon's Stormy Message On The Anniversary Of His Death

June 28th, 2015 8:14am EDT
Michael Jackson Cloud Captivates Fans: Does This Cloud Formation
Just days after the anniversary of his death, Michael Jackson sent fans a message from the heavens.

A storm chaser reportedly captured a photo of the King of Pop in the clouds after a severe storm over Goochland County, Virginia.

WTVR CBS 6 News reported that photographer John Plashal was apparently just submitting pictures of a June 23 storm to the CBS 6 Facebook page, of which he took dozens in succession, but didn't see the iconic image until someone pointed it out to him.

The image that many fans believe looks like Jackson moonwalking has "gone international," according to Plashal....
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RIP: Beloved British Star Patrick Macnee Dies

June 26th, 2015 8:49am EDT
Patrick MacNee
Actor Patrick Macnee, most known for his role in the "Avengers" TV series, died at 93 at his home in Rancho Mirage, Calif., on Thursday. The star died of natural causes, according to his son Rupert, who announced the news on the actor's official website.

A statement on the website reads: "Macnee was a popular figure in the television industry. He was at home wherever in the world he found himself. He had a knack for making friends, and keeping them. Wherever he went, he left behind a trove of memories and good wishes."

Macnee was born in London. His father was a horse trainer, but he was ...
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Country Singer Opens Up Over Tragic Loss

June 25th, 2015 11:56am EDT
Randy Rogers Opens Up About 'Heart-Wrenching' Death Of Infant Da
Two weeks ago, country singer Randy Rogers and his wife Chelsea suffered a terrible loss- the death of his infant daughter, Rumer Rain, just six days after her birth. Now, Rogers is able to talk about the tragedy, and did so with People.

"My other two babies have my light hair," the country singer told People. "Chelsea really wanted a baby with dark hair like her. The minute Rumer was born I was like, 'Hell, yes!' She had a full head of dark hair! The moment was just full of joy. We thought we had a healthy baby. We shared the news with friends and even posted a picture on social media."

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Veteran Tough Guy Actor Dies At 53

June 23rd, 2015 5:42pm EDT
Tony Longo Dies: Veteran 'Angels In The Outfield,' 'Eraser' Char
Character actor Tony Longo, known for his enormous, imposing frame, has died. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the actor died in his sleep while at his home in Marina del Ray, CA. Longo was 53.

Longo started off his career landing small roles in TV shows like Laverne & Shirley, CHiPs and St. Elsewhere (three of his first on-screen performances). Longo developed a reputation for playing the tough guy (and just as often, the dumb guy), given his 6 ft 6 in, 300 lb frame.

From the '80s into the 2000s, Longo made endless small appearances on major TV shows. He could be spotted on an inordi...
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'Titanic' Composer Dies

June 23rd, 2015 10:04am EDT
'Titanic' Composer Dies: Oscar Winning Composer James Horner Kil
Hollywood composer James Horner, who scored the Oscar-winning film “Titanic” died in a plane crash in southern California on Monday.

Airplane crash near Ventura-Santa Barbara County line. pic.twitter.com/AGReMjwjVs

— SBCFireInfo (@EliasonMike) June 22, 2015

The accident occurred in the Los Padres National Forest, north of Los Angeles, triggering a fire that charred more than an acre of brush, local fire authorities said.

Horner, 61, won two Academy Awards for his work on “Titanic,” one for the original score and one shared with lyricist Will Jennings for best original song, “My Hear...
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Wrestling Icon Dies Following Car Crash

June 23rd, 2015 10:04am EDT
Pro Wrestling Legend Buddy Landel Dies At 53
Wrestling fans and friends are mourning the death of "Nature Boy" Buddy Landel, who died following a car crash on Sunday. He was 53. On June 21, Landel was involved in a serious car crash. After checking himself out of the hospital, his wife later found him unresponsive at their home in Virginia.

The WWE said in a statement:

"WWE is saddened to learn of the passing of William Ansor, aka "Nature Boy" Buddy Landel.

Landel made his in-ring debut in 1979, performing in regional promotions before signing in 1985 with the NWA’s Jim Crockett Promotions. With flowing blond locks, glittering robe...
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Another Untimely Death For One Of Lamar's BFFs

June 22nd, 2015 9:24am EDT
Lamar Odom
The unthinkable happened for Lamar Odom: already grieving the death of his close friend, Jamie Sangouthai – and before his funeral services are held -- another BFF died Sunday.

Robert "Bobby" Heyward , 30, died June 20, less than a week after Odom' s longtime friend passed away suddenly, according to the L.A. County Coroner's Office. It's unclear what caused Bobby's untimely death; however, according to Us Weekly, the writer and producer suffered a drug overdose.

Just three days before his own death, Bobby posted a message of condolences for Jamie's passing. The Instagram tribute read: "#...
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Jamie Sangouthai's Shocking Cause Of Death Revealed!

June 18th, 2015 12:03pm EDT
Lamar Odom's BFF's Death Cause: Jamie Sangouthai Died Of Flesh-E
Jamie Sangouthai’s cause of death has been determined, and it’s not from a drug overdose, as many suspected.

Days after the shocking news surfaced that Lamar Odom’s best friend died, the cause and manner of death have been determined by a Los Angeles Medical Examiner’s Office.

Sangouthai, a fixture on reality TV show, Khloe and Lamar, passed away from a deadly combination: a bacterial skin infection called necrotizing fasciitis, more commonly referred to as flesh-eating bacteria, coupled with IV drug use.

An autopsy report revealed that Odom’s close friend died shortly after going to the...
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