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

Angus Cloud Went for a Walk, Got Discovered

The story behind late actor's casting in 'Euphoria'

(Newser) - Angus Cloud never planned to be famous. He was simply walking with a friend down a street in Manhattan one summer night in 2018 when Eléonore Hendricks, a veteran scout who was casting for the new HBO series Euphoria, saw him. As she explains to the BBC , it was...

A Week After Burying His Dad, Angus Cloud of Euphoria Dead at 25

Family says he had been struggling with immense grief

(Newser) - Soon after returning to the US after laying his beloved father to rest in Ireland, Angus Cloud, who played the drug dealer Fezco on HBO's Euphoria, died at his family's northern California home. No cause of death has been released for Cloud, whom CBS News refers to as...

In Days Before She Died, Sinead Posted About Late Son

London cops say singer's death isn't suspicious; O'Connor remained distraught over death of teen

(Newser) - A cause of death still hasn't been revealed for Irish singer Sinead O'Connor, who died Wednesday at age 56 in London, but cops there now say it wasn't a suspicious one, report the BBC and CNN . Per Metropolitan Police, O'Connor was found shortly before noon local...

Before He Wrote Unbearable Lightness, He Fled Homeland

Czech dissident and author Milan Kundera, who became a thorn in Communists' side, dies at 94

(Newser) - Milan Kundera, the Czech author who was cast out of the Communist Party and became best known for penning The Unbearable Lightness of Being, has died. The 94-year-old passed away Tuesday in Paris "after a long illness," a spokeswoman for the Czech library that kept Kundera's personal...

Mulan Star Coco Lee Dead at 48
Disney Star
Coco Lee
Takes Her
Life at 48
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Disney Star Coco Lee Takes Her Life at 48

Hong Kong singer voiced Mulan in Mandarin version of movie

(Newser) - Hong Kong singer-songwriter Coco Lee, who voiced Mulan in the Mandarin version of Disney's Mulan in 1998, died by suicide Wednesday. She was 48. Her sisters say Lee attempted suicide at home on Sunday and that despite efforts to save her, she fell into a coma and died at...

Oscar-Winning Actor Alan Arkin Dead at 89
'Uniquely Talented
Force of Nature'
Is Gone at 89
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'Uniquely Talented Force of Nature' Is Gone at 89

Alan Arkin won an Oscar for role in 'Little Miss Sunshine,' recently starred in 'The Kominsky Method'

(Newser) - Alan Arkin, the wry character actor who demonstrated his versatility in everything from farcical comedy to chilling drama as he received four Academy Award nominations and won an Oscar, has died. He was 89, per the AP . "Our father was a uniquely talented force of nature, both as an...

She Talked Penis Size With Letterman, Taught on Fetishes

Former nurse Sue Johanson, who became a celebrity sex expert in US and Canada, dies at 93

(Newser) - Sue Johanson, a nurse who became a popular TV sex expert in Canada and the United States when she was in her 60s, has died, her daughter said. Johanson died in Toronto on Wednesday at age 93 after a long decline, Jane Johanson said, per the AP . Johanson's straight...

Drummer on Famous Pulp Fiction Song Dead at 57
Drummer on
Famous Pulp
Fiction
Song
Dead at 57
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Drummer on Famous Pulp Fiction Song Dead at 57

Urge Overkill's John Rowan (aka Blackie Onassis) kept the beat on 'Girl, You'll Be a Woman Soon'

(Newser) - Sad news for fans of Urge Overkill, and for fans of the Pulp Fiction soundtrack: The band's drummer, John Rowan, has died at the age of 57, reports Pitchfork . "Urge Overkill is saddened to report that Blackie has passed away," the group wrote Wednesday on Instagram , referring...

Everwood Star Treat Williams Killed in Motorcycle Accident

Actor, 71, was nominated for Golden Globe in 'Hair'

(Newser) - On Monday, statements from local police and fire officials near Dorset, Vermont, reported on a late-afternoon accident involving a Honda SUV and a motorcycle. The SUV driver escaped the crash with minor injuries, but the motorcycle driver was airlifted to a hospital in Albany, New York, and was pronounced dead...

Picasso Said She'd Never Leave Him. Acclaimed Artist: 'We'll See'

Francoise Gilot, who produced decades of lauded art, ditched Pablo, married Jonas Salk, dies at 101

(Newser) - Francoise Gilot, a prolific and acclaimed painter who produced art for well more than a half-century but was nonetheless more famous for her turbulent relationship with Pablo Picasso—and for becoming, as he freely admitted, "the only woman ever to leave him," per Artforum —died Tuesday in...

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...

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