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Booker Prize-Winning Author AS Byatt Dies
Booker Prize-Winning
Author AS Byatt Dies

Booker Prize-Winning Author AS Byatt Dies

UK writer, 87, wrote 'Possession,' which was made into a movie starring Gwyneth Paltrow

(Newser) - Author AS Byatt, whose books include the Booker Prize-winning novel Possession, has died at the age of 87. Byatt's publisher, Chatto & Windus, said Friday that the author died "peacefully at home surrounded by close family." Byatt wrote two dozen books, starting with her first novel, The ...

Courteney Cox Shares a Favorite Moment With Perry

'Friends' co-star says farewell in Instagram post

(Newser) - Another Friends cast member has posted an individual tribute to Matthew Perry. Courteney Cox, whose Monica Geller character ended up married to Perry's Chandler Bing on the show, on Tuesday posted a video on Instagram of the scene where the two first get together. "When you work with...

Hollywood Mourns Loss of 'One of Its Brightest Rising Stars'

Kevin Turen, 44, who produced HBO's 'Euphoria' and 'The Idol,' died suddenly over the weekend

(Newser) - A producer of two major HBO series has died. Deadline reports on the sudden death over the weekend of 44-year-old Kevin Turen, who produced the Zendaya-led show Euphoria, as well as The Idol and director Ti West's X trilogy. No cause of death has been given. "Kevin was...

Daytime Emmy-Winning Soap Star Dead at 50
Daytime Emmy-Winning
Soap Star Dead at 50

Daytime Emmy-Winning Soap Star Dead at 50

Tyler Christopher suffered 'cardiac event'

(Newser) - Tyler Christopher, who played Nikolas Cassadine on General Hospital from 1996 to 2016, died Tuesday night at age 50. Christopher, who won a Daytime Emmy for the role in 2016, also appeared on Days of Our Lives between 2001 and 2019 and was also nominated for a Daytime Emmy for...

Further Inquiry Needed on Matthew Perry's Cause of Death

Meanwhile, heartbroken tributes to the actor are pouring in

(Newser) - As the medical examiner's office indicated, per CNN , that more investigation is needed before determining his cause of death, Matthew Perry's devastated family released a statement on the actor's untimely passing at age 54, telling People , "We are heartbroken by the tragic loss of our beloved...

He Showed Up Bald for Night Court Audition, Got the Part

Richard Moll, bailiff 'Bull' Shannon on '80s sitcom, is dead at 80

(Newser) - Aristotle Nostradamus Shannon isn't exactly a household name, but for much of the '80s, Bull Shannon was. The latter was the nickname of the lovable bailiff character on the sitcom Night Court, which ran from 1984 to 1992 on NBC—and now, sad news on the actor who...

His Work Was a &#39;Turning Point&#39; for Black Actors
'First Black
Action Hero'
Is Dead at 81

'First Black Action Hero' Is Dead at 81

Richard Roundtree, who played lead character in 'Shaft' franchise, succumbed to pancreatic cancer

(Newser) - Richard Roundtree, the trailblazing Black actor who starred as the ultra-smooth private detective John Shaft in several Shaft films beginning in the early 1970s, has died. He was 81. Roundtree's longtime manager, Patrick McMinn, said the actor had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and died at his home in...

'The Perfect Character Actor,' Rocky's Paulie Dies

Burt Young, who appeared in more than 160 titles, died Oct. 8, his daughter confirms

(Newser) - Actor Burt Young, who appeared in every Rocky movie and earned an Academy Award nomination for his initial appearance as Paulie Pennino, has died. The 83-year-old died Oct. 8 in Los Angeles, his daughter confirms to the New York Times . He led a fascinating life that included careers as a...

Celebrity Chef Dead at 61 After Allergic Reaction

Michael Chiarello went into anaphylactic shock

(Newser) - Celebrity chef Michael Chiarello died Saturday after having an acute allergic reaction that sent him into anaphylactic shock. The former Food Network star and restaurateur was 61. He had been in the hospital for a week prior to his death, People reports. His company, Gruppo Chiarello, released a statement Sunday...

Harry Potter&#39;s &#39;Dumbledore&#39; Has Died at 82
Harry Potter's 'Dumbledore'
Has Died at 82

Harry Potter's 'Dumbledore' Has Died at 82

BAFTA-winning 'Harry Potter' actor Michael Gambon passes away after bout with pneumonia

(Newser) - When Richard Harris died in 2002, there were big shoes to fill as Albus Dumbledore, the role Harris played in the first two Harry Potter films. Now, the actor who kept the Hogwarts headmaster alive for six more movies in the franchise has also passed on. The family of Irish-born...

Mom of Soap Opera Star Shares Statement on His Death

Billy Miller was known for 'The Young and the Restless,' 'General Hospital'

(Newser) - Billy Miller's mother shared a statement on social media Monday concerning the actor's death at age 43. Her son, whom she refers to as BJ, "fought a long hard valiant battle with bipolar depression for years," she wrote, and while he "did everything he could...

Ex-NBA Star Dies at 42
Ex-NBA Player Dies at 42

Ex-NBA Player Dies at 42

Brandon Hunter played for the Celtics, Magic after his turn at Ohio University

(Newser) - A former NBA player who counted the Boston Celtics and Orlando Magic among his teams has died. "We are terribly saddened to learn of the loss of our former teammate, Brandon Hunter," the Magic wrote online Tuesday night of its ex-forward. "We send our deepest condolences to...

Bob Barker's Cause of Death Revealed

'Price Is Right' host died due to Alzheimer's, hypertension, and other conditions

(Newser) - Bob Barker, the longtime host of The Price Is Right, died last month as a result of Alzheimer's disease, according to his death certificate. The document indicates Barker had been living with the disease for "years" but does not go into specifics, People reports. It also cites hypertension...

&#39;Dream Weaver&#39; Singer Gary Wright Dead at 80
'Dream Weaver' Singer
Gary Wright Dies at 80

'Dream Weaver' Singer Gary Wright Dies at 80

1970s star was also well-known to kids of the 1990s thanks to 'Wayne's World'

(Newser) - Gary Wright, the singer-songwriter who went from a popular 1960s session player to a star in his own right with the 1970s hits "Dream Weaver" and "Love Is Alive," died Monday at age 80. Wright was a founding member of Spooky Tooth, a UK-based band that started...

Smash Mouth Loses Its &#39;All Star&#39; Frontman
Smash Mouth
Loses Its 'All
Star' Frontman

Smash Mouth Loses Its 'All Star' Frontman

Steve Harwell is dead at 56 of acute liver failure, per the band's manager

(Newser) - Steve Harwell, the longtime frontman of the Grammy-nominated pop rock band Smash Mouth, has died. He was 56. The band's manager, Robert Hayes, said Harwell "passed peacefully and comfortably" Monday morning surrounded by family and friends at his home in Boise, Idaho, per the AP . The cause of...

Parrot Heads in Mourning Over Death of an Icon
Parrot Heads in Mourning
Over Death of an Icon

Parrot Heads in Mourning Over Death of an Icon

"Margaritaville" singer-songwriter Jimmy Buffett is dead at 76

(Newser) - Jimmy Buffett's search for that missing salt shaker has just entered a new realm. The millionaire singer-songwriter and businessman described by the New York Times as the "roguish bard of island escapism," known for such singalong hits as "Margaritaville," "Fins," and "Cheeseburger...

He Thought Diana, His Son Were Killed by the Royals

Egyptian businessman Mohamed Al Fayed, former owner of Harrods and father to Dodi, dies at 94

(Newser) - Mohamed Al Fayed, former owner of the famed Harrods department store in London whose son was killed in a car crash with Princess Diana, has died, his family said Friday. He was 94. Al Fayed, a self-made Egyptian businessman who also once owned the Fulham Football Club, was devastated by...

Bachelorette Contestant Dead at 36
Josh Seiter Says He
Was Victim of 'Cruel Prank'

Josh Seiter Says He Was Victim of 'Cruel Prank'

Former 'Bachelorette' contestant assures Instagram followers that he's not dead

(Newser) - Former Bachelorette contestant Josh Seiter says he's alive and well—and the victim of a cruel hacker. In a video posted on Instagram Tuesday, the 36-year-old said a death notice on the platform, purportedly posted by family members Monday, had been put up by somebody who had gained access...

Angus Cloud's Mom: His Death Was Not Intentional

'Euphoria' star's mom addresses the speculation

(Newser) - Angus Cloud's mom is speaking out after rampant speculation as to how the Euphoria star died. "Social media posts have suggested his death was intentional," the actor's mom posted on Facebook . "I want you to know that is not the case." Lisa Cloud says...

Actor Who Breathed Life Into Breaking Bad Baddie Dies at 83

Mark Margolis played the menacing Hector Salamanca on AMC show, and on Better Call Saul

(Newser) - There were many unforgettable scenes throughout Breaking Bad's five-season run, but one of the most memorable is when drug kingpin Hector Salamanca blows up himself and nemesis Gus Fring by repeatedly ringing a bell hooked up to explosives on his wheelchair. Now, a sad goodbye to the veteran character...

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