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  1. tributes
    Bill Withers’s ‘Lean on Me’ Has Been a Constant Comfort Through the CoronavirusEven before his death this week, people across the world have been singing the legend’s song to help uplift each other during the pandemic.
  2. obits
    Bill Withers, Soul Legend, Dead at 81He died on March 30 of heart complications.
  3. deaths
    Jazz Pianist and Musical Family Patriarch Ellis Marsalis Jr. Dead at 85He had been hospitalized and tested for coronavirus.
  4. deaths
    Adam Schlesinger, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Songwriter, Dead at 52 From CoronavirusHe had been hospitalized and on a ventilator for multiple days.
  5. theater
    Playwright Terrence McNally Dead at 81 From Coronavirus ComplicationsThe author of Love! Valour! Compassion! and Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune.
  6. obits
    Country-Music Legend Kenny Rogers Dead at 81He sold over 50 million albums with his distinctive, husky voice.
  7. crime
    Everything We Know About Pop Smoke’s DeathThe 20-year-old Brooklyn rapper was killed at a home in Los Angeles, but police are still looking for a motive and suspects.
  8. rip
    Katherine Johnson, Hidden Figures NASA Mathematician, Has Died at 101NASA released a statement honoring “her legacy of excellence that broke down racial and social barriers.”
  9. remembrances
    Catherine Zeta-Jones and More Mourn the Death of Actor Kirk Douglas“I shall love you for the rest of my life.”
  10. deaths
    Actor Kirk Douglas Dead at 103His son Michael Douglas confirmed in a statement.
  11. remembrances
    Sports Legends, NBA Stars, and Fans Mourn the Death of Kobe BryantEveryone from Dwyane Wade to Usain Bolt.
  12. obits
    Jim Lehrer, Legendary PBS NewsHour Anchor, Is Dead at 85The famed journalist is survived by his wife and daughters.
  13. obits
    Terry Jones, Founding Monty Python Comedian, Dead at 77He suffered from a rare form of dementia.
  14. deaths
    Ugly Betty Creator Silvio Horta Dead at 45The cause of death is being reported as suicide.
  15. deaths
    Radio Personality Don Imus Dead at 79He had hosted Imus in the Morning for almost 50 years.
  16. obits
    Danny Aiello, Do the Right Thing and Moonstruck Actor, Dead at 86“The world has lost one of its greatest actors who also happened to be a wonderful human being.”
  17. radio vulture
    We’re Losing Another Rap Generation Right Before Our EyesThe question of the moment is the question of the decade: Are things just always bad, or are they historically bad?
  18. deaths
    Literary Critic Harold Bloom Dead at 89He taught his last class at Yale last week.
  19. deaths
    Kim Shattuck, Lead Singer of the Muffs, Dead at 56She was diagnosed with ALS two years ago.
  20. deaths
    House of 1,000 Corpses Actor Sid Haig Dead at 80“He has returned to the Universe, a shining star in her heavens.”
  21. deaths
    Raging Bull Screenwriter Mardik Martin Dead at 82He was a collaborator and longtime friend of Martin Scorsese.
  22. obits
    Roger Rabbit Creator Richard Williams Dead at 86He died at his home in Bristol on Friday, his family announced.
  23. obits
    Actor Peter Fonda Dead at 79The Easy Rider star suffered respiratory failure after a battle with lung cancer.
  24. rip
    Celebrities Mourn Toni Morrison: ‘I Grew Up Wanting to Be Only Her’Barack Obama called her “a national treasure.”
  25. deaths
    RFK’s 22-Year-Old Granddaughter Found Dead at the Kennedy CompoundSaoirse Hill has reportedly died of an overdose.
  26. deaths
    Blade Runner Actor Rutger Hauer Dies at 75Hauer’s funeral was held today.
  27. deaths
    Years and Years Originally Had a Different Plan for That Big DeathRussell Tovey explains how the end of episode four came to be and what could have been instead.
  28. obits
    Franco Zeffirelli, Hamlet and Romeo and Juliet Director, Dies at 96He died peacefully in his home.
  29. finales
    Lena Headey Admits She ‘Wanted a Better’ Cersei DeathShe’s not alone.
  30. deaths
    Geto Boys Rapper Bushwick Bill Is DeadHe battled with stage-four pancreatic cancer.
  31. deaths
    New Orleans Music Legend Dr. John Dead at 77His family has confirmed the news.
  32. deaths
    Goldie Hawn, Boy George, William Shatner Mourn Doris Day’s Death“For those of us in my generation, Doris Day was synonymous with Hollywood icon.”
  33. may the force be with you
    Chewbacca Actor Peter Mayhew Dead at 74“The Star Wars family meant so much more to him than a role in a film.”
  34. rip
    Boyz n the Hood Director John Singleton Dead at 51 Following a StrokeHis family says he “passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family and friends.”
  35. spoilers
    Every Game of Thrones Character Who Died in the Battle of WinterfellIt’s a Westeros snuff film, basically.
  36. music
    YG Pushes Back His Surprise Album Out of Respect for Nipsey HussleHe’d planned to release it on April 12.
  37. deaths
    Nipsey Hussle’s Girlfriend Lauren London Shares Her Grief Following His Murder“I am completely lost.”
  38. deaths
    Rihanna, Drake, Pharrell Among Many Mourning the Death of Rapper Nipsey HussleThe Victory Lap rapper was shot and killed outside his clothing store in L.A. on Sunday.
  39. deaths
    Barry Jenkins, Madonna, and Other Celebrities Share Tributes to Agnès Varda“Merci, Agnes.”
  40. deaths
    Agnès Varda, Pioneer of the French New Wave, Dead at 90Varda recently received an honorary Oscar and a nomination for 2017’s Faces Places.
  41. obituaries
    Parkland Survivor Sydney Aiello Has Taken Her Own Life“It breaks my heart that we’ve lost yet another student from Stoneman Douglas.”
  42. back from the dead
    Kit Harington Says Jon Snow’s ‘F*cking Terrifying’ Death Drove Him to Therapy“I had felt very unsafe, and I wasn’t talking to anyone.”
  43. deaths
    Cole Sprouse’s Favorite Luke Perry Memory Is How Much Everybody Loved Him“He’s the person I’ve never heard a bad thing said about.”
  44. deaths
    Riverdale Shuts Down Production Following Luke Perry’s DeathPerry died at 52 following a massive stroke.
  45. deaths
    Luke Perry Dead at 52 Following a StrokeThe actor had been hospitalized since last week.
  46. deaths
    Actress Katherine Helmond, Famous for Who’s the Boss? and Brazil, Dead at 89She had been suffering from Alzheimer’s.
  47. deaths
    British Actor Albert Finney Dead at 82A five-time Oscar nominee and a key figure in 1960s British cinema.
  48. polar vortex
    Second University Student Found Dead Outside Amid Sub-Zero TemperaturesConnor Gage, a freshman as University of Vermont, died over the weekend.
  49. iowa
    University of Iowa Student Dies After Being Found Outside During Polar VortexGerald Belz, 18, was found unconscious outside his dorm room.
  50. rip
    Louisa Moritz, Actress and Bill Cosby Accuser, Dies at 72She was featured in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.
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