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Dick Cheney's Most Famous Hunting Partner Dies at 95

Harry Whittington almost immediately forgave VP for shooting him, and even apologized

(Newser) - In Texas, he was known as Harry Whittington, an Austin lawyer with deep roots in the Lone Star State's GOP who served both George Bushes in their time in Texas politics. In the rest of the world, he was best known as the guy who famously survived getting shot...

Murphy Brown's Straight-Laced News Anchor Dead at 86

Charles Kimbrough played Jim Dial for 10 seasons

(Newser) - Charles Kimbrough, a Tony- and Emmy-nominated actor who played a straight-laced news anchor opposite Candice Bergen on Murphy Brown, died Jan. 11 in Culver City, California. He was 86, the AP reports. Kimbrough played newsman Jim Dial across the 10 seasons of CBS' hit sitcom between 1988 and 1998, earning...

Pakistan's Musharraf, Key US Ally After 9/11, Dies at 79
He Became a Reluctant
US Ally After 9/11
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He Became a Reluctant US Ally After 9/11

Former Pakistani leader Musharraf dies at 79

(Newser) - Gen. Pervez Musharraf, who seized power in a bloodless coup and later led a reluctant Pakistan into aiding the US war in Afghanistan against the Taliban, has died at 79. Musharraf, a former special forces commando, became president through the last of a string of military coups that roiled Pakistan...

On Path to Med School, He Became 'Father of Peeps' Instead

Ira 'Bob' Born, the brains behind mechanizing process for marshmallow chicks, is dead at 98

(Newser) - Ira "Bob" Born, a candy company executive known as the "Father of Peeps" for mechanizing the process to make marshmallow chicks, has died. He was 98. Just Born Quality Confections, the 100-year-old family-owned company Born led for much of his life, said Monday that he died peacefully on...

With Laverne, Cindy Williams Skipped Through Milwaukee

Beside Penny Marshall, star made nostalgic sitcom No. 1

(Newser) - Cindy Williams, who played Shirley opposite Penny Marshall's Laverne on the popular TV sitcom Laverne & Shirley, has died, her family said Monday. Williams died in Los Angeles at age 75 on Wednesday after a brief illness, her children, Zak and Emily Hudson, said in a statement, the AP...

Fans Stood When Bobby Hull Wound Up for a Slap Shot

NHL Hall of Famer scored 610 times in NHL

(Newser) - Bobby Hull, a Hall of Fame winger and two-time NHL MVP who helped the Chicago Blackhawks win the Stanley Cup in 1961, has died. He was 84. The Blackhawks and the NHL Alumni Association announced Hull's death on Monday, the AP reports. There were no further details provided by...

TV's Cutest Grim Girl Is Dead at 64
Goodbye to
'Wednesday
Addams'
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Goodbye to 'Wednesday Addams'

Lisa Loring, who originally played the character on 'The Addams Family,' dies of stroke at age 64

(Newser) - Younger fans of the macabre fictional Addams family will identify the character of Wednesday Addams with actors Christina Ricci or, more recently, Jenna Ortega. But for kids of the mid-'60s (and '70s, thanks to syndication), Lisa Loring played Wednesday, bringing a magnetic cuteness to the otherwise gloomy-looking, braided...

24 Actor Annie Wersching Dead at 45
24 Actor
Annie Wersching
Dies at 45
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24 Actor Annie Wersching Dies at 45

She had been privately battling cancer since 2020

(Newser) - Actor Annie Wersching, best known for playing FBI agent Renee Walker in the series 24 and providing the voice and motion capture performance for Tess in the video game “The Last of Us,” has died, the AP reports. She was 45. Wersching passed away Sunday morning in Los...

Music World Mourns 2 Seminal Musicians
2 Seminal Musicians
Are Gone From the World
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2 Seminal Musicians Are Gone From the World

Tom Verlaine, Barrett Strong have passed away

(Newser) - The music world is mourning two influential musicians. Tom Verlaine, guitarist and co-founder of the proto-punk band Television who influenced many bands while playing at ultra-cool downtown New York music venue CBGB alongside the Ramones, Patti Smith, and Talking Heads, died Saturday at 73, the AP reports. And Barrett Strong,...

Former Child Actor Lance Kerwin Dead at 62
Former Child Actor
Lance Kerwin Dead at 62
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Former Child Actor Lance Kerwin Dead at 62

He was best known for roles in 'James at 16,' 'Salem's Lot'

(Newser) - Lance Kerwin, a former child actor who was a familiar face on TV in the 1970s, has died at age 62. Kerwin was best known for starring in the series James at 15, which was James at 16 in its second season, and for his role in Salem's Lot,...

Ex-NFL Linebacker Dies Days Before 26th Birthday

No cause of death given for Jessie Lemonier, who played for Lions, Chargers, and Cardinals

(Newser) - Former NFL linebacker Jessie Lemonier has died at age 25, reports USA Today . No cause of death has been released. The linebacker out of Liberty University made his NFL debut with the Los Angeles Chargers in 2020, playing in six games that season. He played for the Detroit Lions the...

Model Jeremy Ruehlemann Dead at 27
Model
Jeremy
Ruehlemann
Dead at 27

Model Jeremy Ruehlemann Dead at 27

Cause of death for young model not released

(Newser) - The fashion world is mourning Jeremy Ruehlemann, a model who had appeared in GQ and other publications and walked for Christian Siriano, John Varvatos, Superdry, Perry Ellis, and other designers. Ruehlemann's death at age 27 was announced Sunday; no cause was immediately released, the New York Post reports. "...

Actor Leslie Jordan Dead at 67
Coroner Reveals
Leslie Jordan's
Cause of Death
UPDATED

Coroner Reveals Leslie Jordan's Cause of Death

Actor died from heart failure, not car crash

(Newser) - The Los Angeles County Coroner's office has confirmed what many people suspected after Leslie Jordan was declared dead at the scene of a car crash in Hollywood October: The 67-year-old Will & Grace actor wasn't killed in the crash but died from a medical emergency that caused him...

David Crosby's Voice Blended in Two Hall of Fame Groups

Singer-songwriter was a founding member of the Byrds and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

(Newser) - David Crosby, a singer-songwriter and founding member of two hugely influential and successful folk-rock groups—the Byrds and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young—has died. He was 81. His family announced his death Thursday, saying only that it came after a long illness. Crosby had remained active on Twitter up...

Pro Wrestler Jay Briscoe Killed in Car Crash
Pro Wrestler Jay Briscoe
Killed in Car Crash
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Pro Wrestler Jay Briscoe Killed in Car Crash

He was an 'incredible performer who created a deep connection with wrestling fans'

(Newser) - Pro wrestling star Jay Briscoe was killed in a car crash in Delaware on Tuesday after another driver veered into his lane for "unknown reasons," police say. The 38-year-old, whose real name was Jamin Pugh, was pronounced dead at the scene and his two daughters, ages 9 and...

Celtic Might Have Hit NBA's First 3-Pointer
Celtic Might Have Hit
NBA's First 3-Pointer
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Celtic Might Have Hit NBA's First 3-Pointer

Chris Ford was credited because his game started first

(Newser) - Chris Ford, a member of the Boston Celtics' 1981 championship team, a longtime NBA coach, and the player credited with scoring the league's first three-point basket, has died, his family announced Wednesday. He was 74. No official cause of death was given, per the AP , but the Press of ...

Man Allegedly Killed His Entire Family. Obit Calls Him a Loving Dad

Obituary for Michael Haight has since been taken down

(Newser) - A Utah man allegedly killed his estranged wife, her mother, and the couple's five children before taking his own life earlier this month—and yet an obituary for Michael Haight, which has since been taken down, said he viewed each of his children as "truly a cherished miracle"...

Canadian Rocker Robbie Bachman Dead at Age 69
Robbie Bachman
of Bachman-Turner
Overdrive Dies
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Robbie Bachman of Bachman-Turner Overdrive Dies

Band was popular in the 1970s with hits like 'Takin' Care of Business'

(Newser) - Robbie Bachman, the drummer for the Canadian hard rock band Bachman-Turner Overdrive that was known for such 1970s hits as “Takin' Care of Business" and “You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet," has died at age 69. His death was announced on social media Thursday by his brother...

'Most Beautiful Woman in the World' Is Dead at 95
'Most Beautiful Woman
in the World' Is Dead at 95
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'Most Beautiful Woman in the World' Is Dead at 95

Italian film legend Gina Lollobrigida is gone

(Newser) - Gina Lollobrigida, who for decades embodied the Italian stereotype of Mediterranean beauty and was dubbed “the most beautiful woman in the world” after the title of one her movies, died in Rome Monday at age 95, per the AP . Her agent confirmed, without providing details, but Lollobrigida had surgery...

Jeff Beck Played With Imagination
Jeff Beck 'Was
on Another Planet'
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Jeff Beck 'Was on Another Planet'

Innovative guitarist was inducted into the Hall of Fame with the Yardbirds and as a solo act

(Newser) - Jeff Beck, an innovative and creative guitar virtuoso skilled enough to once take Eric Clapton's place in the Yardbirds, died Tuesday. Beck's publicist said the cause of death was bacterial meningitis, Variety reports. He was 78. "Jeff could channel music from the ethereal," Jimmy Page, a...

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