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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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Music Fans Mourn The Passing Of Hugh Masekela, The Father Of South African Jazz

Legendary South African jazz trumpeter Hugh Masekela has died at the age of 78 in Johannesburg. According to his family, Masekela “passed peacefully” after a long battle with prostate cancer. Masekela’s last two concerts in 2010 were viewed by many

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[Video] Muscle Shoals Sound Developer Rick Hall Is Dead At 85

Alabama record producer Rick Hall, who recorded some of the biggest musical acts of the 1960s and ’70s and helped develop the fabled “Muscle Shoals sound,” has died. He died at his home Tuesday following a fight with cancer. He

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Quebec Music Industry Mourns The Passing Of Andre Di Cesare At Age 70

Quebec music producer Andre Di Cesare, an important figure in the province’s music industry, has died at 70. His sister confirmed he died in hospital on Sunday. Andre Di Cesare collaborated with the likes of Martine St-Clair, Renee Martel, Nicole

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Hall Of Fame Sportscaster Dick Enberg Dies At Age 82

Dick Enberg, a Hall of Fame broadcaster known as much for his signature calls of “Oh my!” as for the big events he covered during a 60-year career, has died. He was 82. Enberg’s daughter, Nicole Enberg Vaz, confirmed the

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[Video] Jazz Singer Keely Smith Has Died At Age 89

Jazz singer Keely Smith, best known for hits “That Old Black Magic” and “I’ve Got You Under My Skin,” had died at the age of 89. She had been suffering from heart failure and died on Saturday (December 16th) in Palm Spring,

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French “Elvis” Johnny Hallyday Has Died At 74

French rock star and actor Johnny Hallyday has passed away at the age of 74. He had been fighting cancer for several months. Johnny Hallyday was widely known as the “French Elvis.” His singing career began in the late 1950s,

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Singer, Film & TV Actress Della Reese Has Died At 86

Della Reese, the actress and gospel-influenced singer who in middle age found her greatest fame as Tess, the wise angel in the long-running TV drama ‘Touched By An Angel,’ has died at the age of 86. Reese’s co-star on the

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Rock ‘N Roll Legend Fats Domino Dead At 89

Fats Domino, one of the first mega-stars at the dawn of rock and roll, and the voice and piano behind enduring hits like “Blueberry Hill” and “Ain’t That a Shame,” died Tuesday night at the age of 89. Mark Bone,

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Rocker Tom Petty Dead At The Age Of 66

Tom Petty’s death was confirmed by Tony Dimitriades, longtime manager of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, on behalf of the family. He was 66. TMZ initially reported that Tom Petty was rushed to a hospital Sunday night with heart problems.

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