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  1. obits
    Network Star Ned Beatty Dead at 83He had 160-plus acting credits.
  2. obits
    Clarence Williams III, The Mod Squad and Purple Rain Star, Dies at 81The actor began his career on the stage, earning a Tony nomination in 1965 for his work in Slow Dance on the Killing Ground.
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    Dallas Rapper Lil Loaded Dead at 20His song “6locc 6a6y” became a viral YouTube hit in the summer of 2019.
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    B.J. Thomas, ‘Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head’ Singer, Dies at 78His Grammy-nominated track, featured in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, took home Best Original Song.
  5. r.i.p.
    Gavin MacLeod, Love Boat Captain, Dead at 90MacLeod was best known for The Mary Tyler Moore Show and The Love Boat.
  6. obits
    Kevin Clark, Who Played Drummer in School of Rock, Dead in Bike CrashCo-stars Jack Black and Miranda Cosgrove have paid tribute to their castmate.
  7. obits
    John Davis, Milli Vanilli Vocalist, Dead at 66The voice behind “Girl You Know It’s True” died from COVID-19.
  8. obits
    The Very Hungry Caterpillar Author Eric Carle Has DiedHe was 91.
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    Samuel E. Wright, Voice of The Little Mermaid’s Sebastian, Dead at 74He provided the vocals for the Oscar-winning “Under the Sea.”
  10. obits
    Mark York, The Office Actor, Dead at 55He played Billy Merchant, the Scranton Business Park’s sensible manager.
  11. obits
    Charles Grodin, Actor and Late-Night Staple, Has Died at 86He was known for his roles in The Great Muppet Caper, Beethoven, and more.
  12. r.i.p.
    Tawny Kitaen, Whitesnake Music-Video Star, Is Dead at 59She starred opposite Tom Hanks in Bachelor Party.
  13. r.i.p.
    Moonstruck’s Olympia Dukakis Is Dead at 89“After many months of failing health, she is finally at peace and with Louis.”
  14. obits
    Jim Steinman, Master of ExcessAt his best, humor and his natural talents came together — most often in the work of Meat Loaf — to create ineffable moments of pop and rock grandeur.
  15. obits
    Rap’s Most Imaginative Roads Lead Back to Shock GHis presence is felt in those rappers who skip from one identity to another to get at something deeper in the human condition.
  16. rip
    Digital Underground’s Shock G Has Died at 57He was the group’s legendary front man for 21 years.
  17. obits
    The Irreplaceable Black Rob, Bad Boy’s First Street StoryHis ascendance is pivotal to documenting the rise of Bad Boy Records, both before and after Biggie.
  18. r.i.p.
    Black Rob, ‘Whoa!’ Rapper, Is Dead at 51The rapper born Robert Ross had recently shared a message of love following the death of DMX.
  19. obits
    Helen McCrory, Peaky Blinders and Harry Potter Actor, Has Died at 52She also had a prolific stage career, appearing in over 25 productions since 1990.
  20. crime
    Bernie Madoff Has DiedThe architect of a towering Ponzi scheme passed in prison at the age of 82.
  21. obits
    A Man Named EarlDMX was a once-in-a-lifetime rap genius who saw hell on earth.
  22. in memoriam
    The Resilience of DMXPeople with out-of-this world talent are no less prone to addiction.
  23. obits
    DMX, New York Rap Legend, Dead at 50“Earl was a warrior who fought till the very end,” his family said in a statement.
  24. obituaries
    Prince Philip Has DiedThe palace announced that he “passed away peacefully” early Friday morning.
  25. deaths
    Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth II’s Husband, Is Dead at 99The Duke of Edinburgh was the longest-serving British consort.
  26. obits
    Original SNL Writer Anne Beatts Dies at 74She was also a beloved sketch teacher and writing professor.
  27. legends
    The Emotional Transformations of Beverly Cleary’s WorkReading her Ramona series aloud to my daughter, as my mother did before me, feels like accessing a form of double vision.
  28. 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.
  29. rip
    Arrested Development Cast and Celebrity Admirers Mourn Jessica Walter“She was a force, and her talent and timing were unmatched,” wrote Tony Hale. “Rest in peace Mama Bluth.”
  30. rip
    Jessica Walter, Emmy-Winning Star of Arrested Development, Has Died at 80Her daughter remembers her “joie de vivre” in a statement.
  31. obits
    Actor George Segal Dead at 87His career spanned 60 years.
  32. r.i.p.
    Yaphet Kotto, Alien and Live and Let Die Star, Has Died at 81Kotto played Lieutenant Al Giardello over the seven season run of Homicide: Life on the Street.
  33. obits
    From Fighting Racism to Playing the Power Game, Vernon Jordan Was Hard to BeatHe was the living link between the civil-rights movement and political and corporate elites for decades.
  34. rip
    Jahmil French, Degrassi: The Next Gen Star, Has Died at 29Soundtrack exec producer Joshua Safran and Degrassi co-star Annie Clark shared their condolences on Twitter.
  35. 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.
  36. obits
    Johnny Pacheco, Salsa Trailblazer, Dead at 85The Dominican bandleader co-founded prominent salsa label Fania Records.
  37. obits
    Nicki Minaj’s Father Reportedly Killed In Hit-and-RunRobert Maraj was struck by a car in Mineola, New York this weekend.
  38. 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.
  39. 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.
  40. obits
    Tom Konchalski Was the Last of the Old-School Basketball ScoutsThe legendary high-school basketball talent evaluator died Monday at 74.
  41. obits
    Mary Wilson, Original Member of the Supremes, Is Dead at 76“I was always proud of Mary,” Berry Gordy said in a statement.
  42. obits
    The Adoration of Christopher PlummerThe late Sound of Music star was a workhorse actor with matinee-idol looks and an aversion to fuss. That’s why everyone wanted to work with him.
  43. obits
    Christopher Plummer, Legendary Actor, Dead at 91One of a few to win the “Triple Crown of Acting.”
  44. obits
    Ricky Powell Was the Eyes of New York CityIn many ways, the late hip-hop photographer and “fourth Beastie Boy” represented a version of the city that has all but faded away.
  45. tributes
    Corky Lee ‘Was Chinatown to Me’The photographer, who died on January 27, captured the hard work of Asian American community-building.
  46. obits
    Ricky Powell, the ‘Fourth Beastie Boy,’ Dead at 59“Homeboy, throw in the towel.”
  47. rip
    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.
  48. obits
    SOPHIE Transcended EverythingThe pop star came to shake things up and did not relent.
  49. obits
    Saved by the Bell Star Dustin Diamond Dead at 44He had been battling a “brutal, relentless” form of cancer.
  50. r.i.p.
    SOPHIE Has Died at Age 34The avant-garde artist died after an accident in Athens, Greece.
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