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  1. obits
    Joey Jordison, Founding Member of Slipknot, Dead at 46The drummer’s family has asked fans to “respect our need for privacy and peace.”
  2. obits
    Veteran Stand-up Jackie Mason Dead at 93He was a fixture on The Ed Sullivan Show.
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    Keyshia Cole Opens Up About Death of Her Mom, Frankie Lons“This is so hard man. Can’t really even find the words.”
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    Robert Downey Sr., Acclaimed Filmmaker and Actor, Dead at 85The father of Robert Downey Jr. died Wednesday at home in New York City.
  5. obits
    Richard Donner, Director of Superman, The Goonies, Dead at 91His career spanned decades and genres.
  6. r.i.p.
    Gavin MacLeod, Love Boat Captain, Dead at 90MacLeod was best known for The Mary Tyler Moore Show and The Love Boat.
  7. legends
    Dave Chappelle, the Lucas Bros, and More Pay Tribute to Paul Mooney“One of the greatest to ever do it.”
  8. rip
    Paul Mooney, Trailblazing Comedian and Writer, Is Dead at 79After suffering a heart attack at his home.
  9. r.i.p.
    Tawny Kitaen, Whitesnake Music-Video Star, Is Dead at 59She starred opposite Tom Hanks in Bachelor Party.
  10. rip
    Digital Underground’s Shock G Has Died at 57He was the group’s legendary front man for 21 years.
  11. deaths
    Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth II’s Husband, Is Dead at 99The Duke of Edinburgh was the longest-serving British consort.
  12. obits
    Beloved Children’s Author Beverly Cleary Dies at the Age of 104Cleary wrote over 40 novels during her decades-long career, including The Mouse and the Motorcycle and her eight-book Ramona Quimby series.
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    Jessica Walter, Emmy-Winning Star of Arrested Development, Has Died at 80Her daughter remembers her “joie de vivre” in a statement.
  14. obits
    Prince Markie Dee of the Iconic ’80s Rap Trio the Fat Boys Has Died at 52The rapper, music producer, and radio host died just one day shy of his 53rd birthday.
  15. obits
    Johnny Pacheco, Salsa Trailblazer, Dead at 85The Dominican bandleader co-founded prominent salsa label Fania Records.
  16. obits
    Chick Corea, Influential Jazz-Fusion Pianist, Dead at 79He had “a rare form of cancer which was only discovered very recently,” according to a statement.
  17. obits
    Hustler Founder and Porn Magnate Larry Flynt Dead at 78His life served as the inspiration for the Oscar-nominated film, The People vs. Larry Flint.
  18. obits
    Christopher Plummer, Legendary Actor, Dead at 91One of a few to win the “Triple Crown of Acting.”
  19. tributes
    Charli XCX Honors SOPHIE, ‘an Amazing Person Who Completely Changed My Life’SOPHIE worked on Vroom Vroom, Number 1 Angel, and Pop 2.
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    Actor Hal Holbrook, Who Embodied Mark Twain for Over 60 Years, Is Dead at 95From playing Deep Throat in All the President’s Men to his one-man stage show as Mark Twain, Holbrook had a substantial career.
  21. r.i.p.
    SOPHIE Has Died at Age 34The avant-garde artist died after an accident in Athens, Greece.
  22. obits
    Cicely Tyson, Trailblazing Hollywood Icon, Has Died at 96With her signature grace and poise, Tyson paved the way for Black actresses in a historic career spanning over seven decades.
  23. r.i.p.
    Mel Brooks, Ed Asner, and More Remember the ‘Unforgettable’ Cloris LeachmanLeachman’s co-stars, friends, and fans are mourning the late star on social media.
  24. obits
    Mira Furlan, Lost and Babylon 5 Actress, Is Dead at 65She played scientist Danielle Rousseau on the ABC series.
  25. r.i.p.
    Michael Apted, Director of the Up Series, Dead at 79“I hope to do 84 Up when I’ll be 99.”
  26. obits
    Police Academy Star Marion Ramsey Dead at 73Ramsey was a member of the original casts of Hello Dolly! and Eubie.
  27. rip
    Legendary Rapper MF Doom Dead at 49A cause of death is not yet known.
  28. obits
    Gilligan’s Island Star Dawn Wells Dead at 82 From COVID-19She played Mary Ann Summers on the ‘60s series.
  29. obits
    Armando Manzanero, Prolific Mexican Composer, Dead at 85He was hospitalized for COVID-19 earlier in December.
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    Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Author John le Carré Is Dead at 89Recently, le Carré published the final novel in his George Smiley series and was an executive producer on The Little Drummer Girl.
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    Steel Magnolias Actress Carol Sutton Is Dead at 76The “queen of New Orleans theater” died of complications from COVID-19.
  32. deaths
    Friday Star Tommy ‘Tiny’ Lister Is Dead at 62The actor had reportedly beaten COVID earlier this year, but had fallen ill this past week.
  33. movies
    Eddie Huang’s Movie Boogie, Starring Pop Smoke, Comes Out March 5The soundtrack will also feature unreleased music from the rapper.
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    Laverne & Shirley Actor David Lander Is Dead at 73The actor behind Squiggy went on to become a prominent multiple sclerosis advocate.
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    Dave Prowse, Actor Who Played Darth Vader, Dead at 85Prowse provided the physical performance for the iconic villain.
  36. deaths
    Wipeout Contestant Dies After Completing Show’s Obstacle CourseA male competitor was reportedly taken to the hospital after going into cardiac arrest.
  37. deaths
    Bobby Brown’s Son, Bobby Brown Jr., Has Died at Age 28He was one of the “My Prerogative” singer’s seven children.
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    Ken Jennings, Justin Trudeau, and More Mourn the Death of Alex Trebek“Alex wasn’t just the best ever at what he did. He was also a lovely and deeply decent man.”
  39. deaths
    Rapper King Von Killed in Atlanta ShootingAtlanta police confirmed that the Chicago drill scene up-and-comer was one of three killed.
  40. rip
    Jeopardy! Host Alex Trebek Dead at 80He had been battling stage 4 pancreatic cancer.
  41. obits
    Actor Eddie Hassell Dead at 30 After Texas ShootingHe starred in The Kids Are All Right and the NBC series Surface.
  42. remembrances
    Hugh Jackman, Stephen King, and Others Mourn Sean Connery, ‘the Only Bond’Cary Elwes, Edgar Wright, and more pay tribute on social media.
  43. deaths
    Sean Connery, James Bond Himself, Dead at 90The Oscar-winning Scottish actor had celebrated his 90th birthday in August.
  44. deaths
    Roots and Purple Rain Screenwriter William Blinn Dead at 83The Starsky & Hutch creator’s career spanned decades.
  45. deaths
    ‘The Amazing Randi,’ Famed Magician and Paranormal Debunker, Dead at 92James Randi transitioned from magician to a scientific skeptic, dedicating the latter half of his career to exposing fraud illusionists.
  46. r.i.p.
    Conchata Ferrell, Two and a Half Men Actress, Dead at 77She died of complications following a cardiac arrest.
  47. obits
    Eddie Van Halen, Guitar Legend, Dead at 65He was reportedly receiving treatments for throat cancer over the past five years.
  48. rip
    Helen Reddy, ‘I Am Woman’ Singer and Activist, Dead at 78The Grammy-winning song remains an empowering feminist anthem.
  49. obits
    Stanley Crouch, Influential Jazz Critic and Cultural Commentator, Dead at 74He was an advocate for traditional jazz.
  50. deaths
    ‘Toots’ Hibbert, Singer of Reggae Group Toots and the Maytals, Has Died at 77He was placed in a medically induced coma last week after showing symptoms related to COVID-19.
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