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She Was a General Hospital Staple for Nearly Half-Century

Actor Jacklyn Zeman, who played nurse Bobbie Spencer on ABC soap, dies at 70 of cancer

(Newser) - Jacklyn Zeman, who became one of the most recognizable actors on daytime television during 45 years of playing Bobbie Spencer on ABC's General Hospital, has died. She was 70. Zeman died after a short battle with cancer, her family confirmed Wednesday, per the AP . News of her death was...

He Rose From Drug Addiction to Top of the Cooking World

Scottish chef Jock Zonfrillo dies at 46 on eve of season premiere of 'MasterChef Australia'

(Newser) - The 15th season of MasterChef Australia was set to premiere Monday, but that airing of the cooking competition program has since been postponed after its host died over the weekend. Per a statement from Network 10, Jock Zonfrillo died suddenly on Sunday in Melbourne at age 46, reports CNN . Zonfrillo'...

TV Legend Jerry Springer Is Dead at 79
TV Legend Jerry Springer
Is Dead at 79
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TV Legend Jerry Springer Is Dead at 79

His controversial 'Jerry Springer Show' ran for almost 3 decades

(Newser) - Jerry Springer, considered both a legend and villain of daytime TV, has died at age 79, reports TMZ . He'd been diagnosed with cancer a few months ago and died in his home in suburban Chicago, according to the outlet and WLWT of Cincinnati. Springer rose to national fame with...

'Epitome of a Celebrity Activist': Harry Belafonte Dies at 96

Former President Obama once asked him to cut him 'some slack'

(Newser) - Harry Belafonte, the civil rights and entertainment giant who began as a groundbreaking actor and singer and became an activist, humanitarian, and conscience of the world, has died. He was 96, reports the AP . Belafonte died Tuesday of congestive heart failure at his New York home, his wife, Pamela, by...

He Helped Revitalize Ballroom Dancing in US, Abroad

Len Goodman, judge on 'Strictly Come Dancing,' 'Dancing With the Stars,' dies at age 78

(Newser) - Len Goodman, a long-serving judge on ABC's Dancing With the Stars and Strictly Come Dancing who helped revive interest in ballroom dancing on both sides of the Atlantic, has died, his agent said Monday. He was 78. Agent Jackie Gill said Goodman "passed away peacefully," per the...

Michael Lerner, Who Played the Tough Boss in Elf , Dead at 81
Character Actor
From Barton Fink,
Elf
Dead at 81
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Character Actor From Barton Fink, Elf Dead at 81

Michael Lerner had a host of roles over the years

(Newser) - Michael Lerner, who was nominated for an Oscar for his role as domineering movie mogul Jack Lipnick in 1991's Barton Fink, has died at age 81. The character actor, who TMZ notes may be most well-known in recent generations for playing James Caan's unforgiving boss in Elf, starred...

UK Pop Group S Club 7 'Devastated' by Singer's Death

Paul Cattermole, 46, died of so-far unknown causes, right before band's reunion tour in October

(Newser) - Paul Cattermole, a member of early-2000s British pop group S Club 7, has died just weeks after the band announced a reunion tour. He was 46. The band and Cattermole's family said Friday that "it is with great sadness that we announce the unexpected passing of our beloved...

When Celebrities Died, He Was the Man Behind the Scenes

Ed Winter, former Los Angeles County coroner, has died at 73

(Newser) - When celebrities died in Los Angeles County, there was one man's name you could pretty much count on hearing: that of Ed Winter, the county's former deputy coroner, who handled investigations into the deaths of some of the most high-profile stars in Hollywood. Now, a goodbye to Winter...

Fiddler on the Roof 's Tevye Bows Out
Fiddler on the Roof's
Tevye Bows Out
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Fiddler on the Roof's Tevye Bows Out

Israeli actor and icon Chaim Topol dies at 87

(Newser) - Chaim Topol, a leading Israeli actor who charmed generations of theatergoers and movie-watchers with his portrayal of Tevye, the long-suffering and charismatic milkman in Fiddler on the Roof, has died in Tel Aviv, Israeli leaders said Thursday, per the AP. He was 87. The cause wasn't immediately released. Israeli...

Tom Sizemore Dead at 61
Tom Sizemore
Dead at 61
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Tom Sizemore Dead at 61

'Saving Private Ryan' actor never recovered from brain aneurysm he suffered last month

(Newser) - Tom Sizemore, the Saving Private Ryan actor whose bright 1990s star burned out under the weight of his domestic violence and drug convictions, died Friday at age 61. The actor had suffered a brain aneurysm on Feb. 18 at his home in Los Angeles. He died in his sleep Friday...

Kyle Jacobs, Songwriter Married to Kellie Pickler, Dies

Police investigate death as a suicide

(Newser) - Kyle Jacobs, a songwriter who was married to country singer Kellie Pickler, has died at their home in Nashville. Police called to the house Friday afternoon found Jacobs, 49, dead in an upstairs bedroom, apparently of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Pickler reported to police that she woke up that day...

Kid Actor on 7 Seasons of NYPD Blue Dead at 27

Austin Majors may have overdosed on fentanyl, source says

(Newser) - Austin Majors, the actor best known for playing the young son of the main character on NYPD Blue for seven seasons, is dead at 27. Majors, who played Theo Sipowicz, the son of Dennis Franz's character Det. Andy Sipowicz, died Saturday night while staying at a homeless housing facility...

One of the Founding Members of De La Soul Is Dead at 54

David Jude Jolicoeur, or Trugoy the Dove, had recently been suffering from heart issues

(Newser) - David Jude Jolicoeur, known widely as Trugoy the Dove and one of the founding members of the Long Island hip hop trio De La Soul, has died, the AP reports. He was 54. His representative Tony Ferguson confirmed the reports Sunday. No other information was immediately available. In recent years,...

Burt Bacharach Dies at 94
Burt Bacharach
Dies at 94
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Burt Bacharach Dies at 94

Oscar-winning composer penned songs for movies, Broadway, and Dionne Warwick, among other stars

(Newser) - Burt Bacharach, the singularly gifted and popular composer and Oscar winner who delighted millions with the quirky arrangements and unforgettable melodies of "Walk On By," "Do You Know the Way to San Jose," and dozens of other hits, has died at 94. Bacharach died Wednesday at...

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,...

He Followed in His Famous Dad's Daredevil Footsteps

Robbie Knievel, son of Evel Knievel, has died at the age of 60

(Newser) - Robbie Knievel, son of stuntman Evil Knievel and a daredevil performer in his own right, has died at the age of 60. Robbie Knievel died Friday in hospice in Reno, Nevada, after fighting pancreatic cancer, his brother, Kelly Knievel, tells the AP . Robbie's three daughters were at his side...

In His Books' Pages, the Working Class Came Alive

'Cloudsplitter,' 'Affliction' author Russell Banks is dead at 82

(Newser) - Russell Banks, an award-winning fiction writer who rooted such novels as Affliction and The Sweet Hereafter in the wintry, rural communities of his native Northeast and imagined the dreams and downfalls of everyone from modern blue-collar workers to the radical abolitionist John Brown in Cloudsplitter, has died. He was 82....

Modest Mouse Drummer 'Laid Down to Rest,' Then 'Faded Out'

Pacific Northwest rock band had just announced Jeremiah Green's cancer diagnosis days ago

(Newser) - Jeremiah Green, the founding drummer for the rock band Modest Mouse, has died just days after the band announced he'd been diagnosed with cancer. He was 45. Green was barely in his teens when he joined the newly formed Modest Mouse, which featured singer-guitarist Isaac Brock and bassist Eric...

Bob Marley's Grandson, Reggae Artist Jo Mersa Marley, Dead at 31
Bob Marley's
Grandson
Dead at 31

Bob Marley's Grandson Dead at 31

Jo Mersa Marley was a reggae artist in his own right

(Newser) - The grandson of Bob Marley, reggae artist Joseph "Jo" Mersa Marley, died Tuesday at age 31. Sources tell TMZ that "asthma-related conditions" caused his death, though the specifics are not yet clear. According to Jamaican journalist Abka Fitz-Henley , who first reported Marley's death, as well as WZPP...

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