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Local Television Host, Actor, Singer, Bill Luxton Sr. Has Died

R.I.P. former local broadcaster, Bill Luxton Sr., who tragically drowned in his back yard pool in Westboro on Sunday. He was 92. Bill was part of the local scene at CJOH-TV – now CTV Ottawa – for 27 years as

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Versatile Actor, Voice Artist, And Comedian Rip Torn Has Died At 88

Rip Torn, the Emmy winning actor best known for his role as Artie the producer on The Larry Sanders Show, died Tuesday afternoon at age 88. According to his publicist, he passed away peacefully at his home in Lakeville, Connecticut. He

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[Video] Leon Redbone Has Died At Age 127

Singer-songwriter Leon Redbone died yesterday. No cause of death was given. He was 69. Leon Redbone was a quirky character, who specialized in old-school vaudeville and Tin Pan Alley-style music. Not the kind music that you’d think would make him

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[Video] Comic Actor Tim Conway Has Died At 85

Comedian Tim Conway died earlier today at a Los Angeles care facility. He was 85. According to a spokesperson, the cause of death was a disorder in which there is an excess of fluid on the brain. His wife and

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Gentle Giant, Peter Mahew, Of Star Wars Fame Has Passed Away

Peter Mayhew, known to sci-fi fans worldwide for playing Chewbacca in the original Star Wars trilogy, has died at his home in North Texas, his family confirmed Thursday evening. According to reports, he succumbed to a heart attack. He was

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Maple Leafs, Red Wings Hockey Legend Red Kelly Dead At 91

Hockey Hall of Famer Red Kelly, who won eight Stanley Cups with the Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs, has passed away at age 91. Red Kelly was born Leonard Patrick Kelly on July 9, 1927 in Simcoe, Ontario,

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‘Georgette’ From The Mary Tyler Moore Show Has Died

Georgia Engel, who played the charmingly innocent, small-voiced Georgette on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” has died. She passed away on Friday in Princeton, New Jersey. The cause of death was unknown. Georgia Engel was 70. Georgia was best known

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Scott Walker Of The Walker Brothers Has Died

Singer and songwriter Scott Walker, whose hits with the Walker Brothers in the 1960’s included “The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore,” has died. He was 76. The Walker Brothers trio was formed in Los Angeles in 1964. The line-up included

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[Video] Dick Dale – The King Of Surf Guitar Has Died At 81

Before there were guitar heroes like Jimmy Page and Jimi Hendrix, there was Dick Dale – the inventor of surf rock, the twangy electric guitar style that found its way into everything from punk music, to the bluesy rock style

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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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