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  1. deaths
    Broadway’s Carol Channing, Star of Hello, Dolly!, Is Dead at 97Channing died at her home in Rancho Mirage, California.
  2. obits
    Jo Andres, Artist, Filmmaker, Dead at 64Andres was married to Steve Buscemi for 31 years.
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    Hector Xtravaganza, of the House of Xtravaganza, Has DiedA member since the house’s birth in 1982, Xtravaganza was an enduring figure in New York’s underground ballroom community.
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    R.I.P. Absolutely Fabulous Star June WhitfieldShe impressed herself on seven decades of British comedy.
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    City on Fire Director, Ringo Lam, Is DeadHe was 63.
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    Sister Wendy Beckett, the Nun Who Taught Us to Love Art, Has DiedShe loved nudes, atheists, and Piss Christ. We could use more nuns like her.
  7. obits
    Peter Masterson, Best Little Whorehouse in Texas Creator, Has DiedHe was 84.
  8. obits
    Colin Kroll, HQ Trivia and Vine Co-Founder, Dead at 34From a suspected drug overdose.
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    ‘Guess Who I Saw Today’ Singer Nancy Wilson Has DiedThe jazzy “song stylist” was 81.
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    Oscar Nominated Sondra Locke, Girlfriend Turned Enemy of Clint Eastwood, Is DeadThe Outlaw Josey Wales star was 74.
  11. obits
    Buzzcocks Front Man Pete Shelley Dead at 63He died of a suspected heart attack in Estonia.
  12. the national interest
    The Good BushUnlike his son, “H.W.” was not a bad president. Why didn’t he get more respect in his time?
  13. obits
    Meme Culture Owes a Debt of Gratitude to SpongeBob Creator Stephen HillenburgThe SpongeBob SquarePants creator died at 57 on Monday.
  14. ricky jay
    10 Magic Tricks That Prove Ricky Jay’s Genius“This is indeed the luckiest night of my life.”
  15. obits
    Ricky Jay, Actor and Celebrity Magician, Dead at 72He frequently collaborated with David Mamet and wrote for The New Yorker.
  16. deaths
    Oscar-Winning Screenwriter William Goldman Dead at 87Goldman died in his Manhattan home last night.
  17. obits
    Stan Lee Gave More Than He TookThe late comics legend has a tarnished legacy, but it still gleams bright.
  18. obits
    Douglas Rain, Voice of 2001: A Space Odyssey’s HAL 9000, Dead at 90Primarily a stage performer, the actor received a Tony nomination for his turn in 1972’s Vivat! Vivat Regina!
  19. obits
    The Hate U Give Screenwriter Audrey Wells Dead at 58The writer and director passed away Thursday of cancer.
  20. obits
    Jefferson Airplane Founder Marty Balin Dead at 76Balin was a fixture of San Francisco’s psychedelic rock scene in the 1960s.
  21. obits
    Broadway Star Marin Mazzie Dead at 57Mazzie was known for her roles in Passion, Ragtime, Kiss Me Kate, and many other productions.
  22. obits
    All the Festivals We Lost This Year, in MemoriamPour one out for Sasquatch!, Warped Tour, TanaCon, and more.
  23. remembering mac miller
    See More Portraits of Mac Miller From His Vulture ProfileThe rapper died at 26 on Friday.
  24. obits
    Mac Miller Dead at 26He reportedly died of an accidental drug overdose from fentanyl and cocaine.
  25. appreciations
    Why Burt Reynolds Was Such a Compelling Sex SymbolNo film better synthesizes his appeal than Boogie Nights.
  26. rip
    Burt Reynolds, 1970s Leading Man, Dies at 82Reynolds starred in Deliverance, Smokey and the Bandit, and Boogie Nights.
  27. comics
    Marvel Comics Legend Marie Severin Dies at 89She was an artist and an unsung hero.
  28. obits
    Thanks for the Good Times, Neil SimonHe was a comedy king and the most commercially successful Broadway playwright in the history of the form.
  29. rip
    From Chicago to Jesus Christ Superstar, Craig Zadan Changed How We Saw TheaterRemembering a quiet giant of American entertainment.
  30. obits
    Charlotte Rae, Mrs. Garrett From The Facts of Life, Dies at 92Her Diff’rent Strokes character proved so popular, she received her own spinoff, which Rae starred from from 1979 to 1986.
  31. obits
    Los Angeles Times Food Critic Jonathan Gold Has DiedThe Pulitzer prize-winning writer was 57.
  32. obits
    Marvel’s Steve Ditko, Co-Creator of Spider-Man and Doctor Strange, Dead at 90Beyond his two most well-known superheroes, Ditko created or co-created Squirrel Girl, Mr. A, the Question and Captain Atom.
  33. obits
    Richard Swift, the Shins and Black Keys Performer, Dead at 41He also played with the Arcs, as well as produced.
  34. obits
    The Many Legacies of Harlan EllisonThe sheer size of his bibliography makes discussion of the influence of Ellison tricky.
  35. obits
    Joe Jackson, the Jackson Family Patriarch, Dead at 89He had reportedly battled terminal cancer.
  36. obits
    Former Fleetwood Mac Guitarist Danny Kirwan Dies at 68Mick Fleetwood announced the musician’s death on Friday
  37. The Office Stars Pay Tribute to Late Hank the Security Guard Actor Hugh Dane“He was one of the greats,” Rainn Wilson tweeted of Dane, who also appeared on sitcoms like Fresh Prince of Bel-AirFriends, and The Carmichael Show.
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    Reggie Lucas, Producer for Madonna and Guitarist for Miles Davis, Dead at 65Lucas produced the majority of Madonna’s debut album, and played in Miles Davis’s band.
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    Frightened Rabbit Front Man Scott Hutchison Found Dead at 36The indie rocker disappeared from Edinburgh Tuesday night.
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    Carl Kasell, Longtime NPR Newscaster on ‘Morning Edition,’ Dead at 84Kasell was also beloved as the judge and official scorekeeper of “Wait Wait … Don’t Tell Me! He retired in 2014.
  41. obits
    Full Metal Jacket Actor R. Lee Ermey Dead at 74Ermey earned a Golden Globe nomination for his turn as Gunnery Sgt. Hartman in the 1987 Stanley Kubrick war drama.
  42. r.i.p.
    Mitzi Shore, Owner of the Comedy Store, Dead at 87Her son Pauly Shore reportedly took her to the Comedy Store Monday to say good-bye.
  43. Modern Television Wouldn’t Exist Without Steven BochcoBochco pushed relentlessly to loosen commercial broadcast television’s restrictions on both content and style.
  44. obits
    Prolific TV Writer and Producer Steven Bochco Dead at 74Bochco was the mind behind NYPD Blue, Hill Street Blues, L.A. Law, and Doogie Howser, M.D., among many other shows.
  45. obits
    Chicago Fire Actress DuShon Monique Brown Dead at 49“The Chicago Fire family is devastated to lose one of its own,” EP Dick Wolf told The Chicago Tribune.
  46. Blackstone Group Co-founder Peter Peterson Dies at 91Peterson “lived a long, wonderful life that embodied the American Dream,” his family said in a statement.
  47. Eddie Redmayne and Other Celebrities Mourn Stephen Hawking“We have lost a truly beautiful mind, an astonishing scientist and the funniest man I have ever had the pleasure to meet.”
  48. Pioneering Physicist Stephen Hawking Dies at 76Despite physical limitations, Hawking spent his life explaining the mysteries of the cosmos to fellow scientists and to the public.
  49. Remembering Craig Mack, Bad Boy’s Forgotten First Success StoryThe “Flava in Ya Ear” rapper died Monday at 46 from heart failure.
  50. obits
    Bud Luckey, Oscar-Nominated Animator Who Designed Toy Story’s Woody, Dead at 83In addition to the classic Pixar cowboy, Luckey designed characters for A Bug’s Life, Monsters, Inc., and Cars.
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