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Legendary Session Drummer Hal Blaine Has Died At 90

Drummer Hal Blaine, who played on many of the biggest hits in music history, has died. His son-in-law, Andy Johnson, told The Associated Press that Hal Blaine died of natural causes Monday at his home in Palm Desert, California. He

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‘Airwolf’ Actor Jan-Michael Vincent Has Died At 74

Jan-Michael Vincent, best known for playing daredevil pilot Stringfellow Hawke in 1980s TV series ‘Airwolf’, has died at the age of 74. The US actor also appeared with Charles Bronson in ‘The Mechanic’, with Burt Reynolds in ‘Hooper’ and in seminal

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André Previn, Famed Composer & Conductor, Has Died At 89

André Previn, who blurred the boundaries between jazz, pop and classical music — and between composing, conducting and performing — had died. He was 89. His manager, Linda Petrikova, says he passed away Thursday in his Manhattan home. André Previn

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R.I.P. Former Monkees Bassist Peter Tork Has Died

Peter Tork, the former Monkees bassist & keyboardist, has died. He was 77. His passing was confirmed by his sister Anne Thorkelson on Thursday morning. The cause of death is currently unknown, but he was diagnosed with a rare tongue

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R.I.P. British Actor Albert Finney Has Died At 82

British actor Albert Finney, the Academy Award-nominated star of films from Tom Jones to Skyfall, has died at the age of 82. His family said Friday that he “passed away peacefully after a short illness.” Albert Finney first found international

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[Video] Bob Einstein, a.k.a stuntman Super Dave Osborne Has Died At 76

Bob Einstein, who famously portrayed accident-prone stuntman Super Dave Osborne and Marty Funkhouser in Curb Your Enthusiasm, has died at the age of 76. The comedy actor’s brother, actor-director Albert Brooks, confirmed his death on Twitter Wednesday. Bob Einstein started

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French Singer/Actor Charles Aznavour Has Died At 94

French singer and songwriter, Charles Aznavour. Earlier today, a spokesman has confirmed that the star died at one of his homes in the south east of France. Still performing to packed stadiums well into his 90s, Charles Aznavour was due

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Oscar nominated actor Burt Reynolds dies at 82

Burt Reynolds, the charismatic star of such films as Deliverance, The Longest Yard and Smokey and the Bandit has died. He was 82. His representative said he died of cardiac arrest earlier this morning at Jupiter Medical Center in Florida.

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[Video] Aretha Franklin – The Voice Of A Generation Silenced At 76

Aretha Franklin, who passed away today at the age of 76 after a battle with cancer, was so much more than just the ‘Queen of Soul.’ Her rise to super stardom coincided with a virtual powder keg of politics, the

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1950’s Heartthrob Tab Hunter Has Passed Away At 86

Tab Hunter, the blond actor and singer who was a heartthrob back in the 1950s with such films as “Battle Cry” and “Damn Yankees!” has died. He was 86. His spouse confirmed that he died Sunday of a blood clot

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Star Of TV ‘Duster’ Cheyenne, Clint Walker Dead At 90

Clint Walker, who starred in the television Western “Cheyenne” and had a key supporting role in the WWII film “The Dirty Dozen,” died on Monday in Northern California, according to the New York Times. He was 90. For seven seasons

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‘The Right Stuff’ Author, Tom Wolfe, Dead At 88

Author Tom Wolfe, who chronicled everything from hippies to the space race before turning his sharp eye to fiction, has died. He was 88. Wolfe’s agent Lynn Nesbit told The Associated Press that Wolfe died in a New York City hospital.

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[Video] Ottawa Valley Country Music Legend Ronnie Prophet Has Died

  Canadian country star Ronnie Prophet, who rose to fame in the 1970’s with a string of hit singles and TV variety shows, has died at the age of 80. His widow Glory-Anne Prophet posted a comment on Facebook, saying

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Golden Era Crooner Vic Damone Passes Away At Age 89

Legendary performer Vic Damone, who was given his big break by by Frank Sinatra, has died at the age of 89. The singer passed away in hospital surrounded by his family in Miami Beach, Florida. Vic Damone was part of

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R.I.P. The Real “Rosie The Riveter”

Naomi Parker Fraley, the California woman who posed for the famous “Rosie the Riveter” poster died this past Saturday. Her family confirmed her passing on Monday. She was 96. Naomi posed for the iconic picture while working at an Alameda,

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