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Formula 1 legend Niki Lauda DIES AGE 70
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Carol Burnett pays tribute to co-star Tim Conway following his death at 85: 'He'll be in my heart forever'

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The iconic comedian was best known for his role on The Carol Burnett show but he also starred in the series McHale's Navy and is the author of the memoir What's So Funny? My Hilarious Life.

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Doris Day, Wholesome Post-War Movie and Pop-Music Star, Dies at 97

Doris Day, the beautiful blonde whose sunny screen presence and silken singing voice guaranteed box-office and record-chart hits in the ’40s, ’50s and ’60s, has died, her rep confirms to PEOPLE. She was 97.

 

Day died at 1:00 A.M. on Monday at her home in California, the rep says.

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Legendary Dallas star Ken Kercheval - who played JR Ewing's nemesis Cliff Barnes - dies aged 83

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He is believed to have passed away on Sunday in his hometown of Clinton, Indiana. Kercheval, pictured main with the cast, was best known for playing oil tycoon Cliff Barnes in the hit show.

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Henry Bloch, the philanthropist co-founder of tax company H&R Block, dies at the age of 96

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Bloch died of natural causes at St. Luke's Hospice in Kansas City. He founded H&R Block in 1955 in the city with his brother, Richard, and ran the firm until he retired as CEO in 1992

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Hal Blaine, Wrecking Crew Drummer and Rock Hall of Fame Member, Dies at 90

Drummer Hal Blaine, who propelled dozens of major hit records during the ‘60s and ‘70s as a member of the “Wrecking Crew,” Hollywood’s elite, ubiquitous cadre of first-call studio musicians, died Monday, according to a statement from family members on his official Facebook page. He was 90.

“May he rest forever on 2 and 4,” read the statement. “The family appreciates your outpouring of support and prayers that have been extended to Hal from around the world, and respectfully request privacy in this time of great mourning. No further details will be released at this time.”

According to a 2017 Modern Drummer feature by Dennis Diken (himself the drummer of the New Jersey band the Smithereens), Blaine appeared on more than 35,000 recordings, including some 6,000 singles.

“Blaine’s drumming could be found on all reaches of the Hot 100 — usually near the top,” Diken wrote.

https://variety.com/2019/music/news/hal-blaine-studio-drummer-dies-at-90-1203160849/

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irwolf star Jan-Michael Vincent dies aged 74 after suffering cardiac arrest

Jan-Michael almost died in 2012 after an infection forced him to have his right leg amputated. He is pictured in 2014
 Jan-Michael almost died in 2012 after an infection forced him to have his right leg amputated. He is pictured in 2014
  • Actor passed away on February 10 as a patient at a North Carolina hospital
  • He had been suffering with ailing health in recent years and almost died in 2012 after an infection forced him to have his right leg amputated
  • At the height of his fame he admitted to issues with drugs and alcohol which reportedly contributed to the cancellation of Airwolf in 1986 

It was his role as helicopter pilot Stringfellow Hawke in Airwolf that made him a star. The show, which ran from 1984 to 1986, earned him $200,000 per episode
 

It was his role as helicopter pilot Stringfellow Hawke in Airwolf that made him a star. The show, which ran from 1984 to 1986, earned him $200,000 per episode

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Babe Ruth's last surviving daughter and ambassador of his legacy dies in Nevada at 102

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Julia Ruth Stevens, the daughter of Claire Hodgson who married Hall of Fame New York Yankees slugger Babe Ruth in 1929, died Saturday in Henderson, Nevada at age 102.

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Beverly Hills 90210 star Luke Perry dies aged 52, just days after he was rushed to the hospital after suffering a massive stroke

Luke Perry passes away aged  52 just days after the Beverly Hills 90210 star was rushed to

NEW Luke Perry passed away on Monday, just five days after he was hospitalized following a massive stroke. The Beverly Hills 90210 star had been rushed to a California hospital on Wednesday morning from his home in Sherman Oaks, and remained there under observation until his death. The actor, 52, is survived by his son Jack and daughter Sophie from his marriage to ex-wife Rachel Sharp.

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Monkees bassist Peter Tork dies at 77 after being diagnosed with rare tongue cancer 10 years ago

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The Monkees bassist-and-singer Peter Tork died Thursday at the age of 77, his sister Anne Thorkelson has confirmed. Tork's sibling did not clarify the suspected cause of his death but in 2009 the musician was diagnosed with a rare cancer that affected his tongue. 

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Pollster Patrick Caddell Dies at 68...

A sad loss. Pat was a true American, and the first guy to predict 20 plus years ago that the political parties no longer represented middle class America, and that a POPULIST would someday be elected president, when the American people had enough...  I truly admired his brain!   RIP 


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Las Vegas lawyer and TV personality Bob Massi has died

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LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Bob Massi , a well-known lawyer and TV personality in Las Vegas, has died at the age of 67. Massi died after a long battle with cancer, according to a family friend. 

Massi, who was easily recognizable because of his white mane of hair, had more than 28 years of experience in the courtroom. He represented clients in the area of personal injury, business, real estate, wills and trusts and more.

He also had more than 20 years experience on camera as a legal analyst and a property expert for FOX News Channel. Additionally, he appeared on 13 Action News as a legal analyst in the early 2000s and worked with anchor Tricia Kean. 

Over the years, Massi reported on numerous high-profile trials including trials for the Unabomber, OJ Simpson, Michael Jackson and Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh. His segment "Bob Massi is the Property Man" provided viewers with information on real estate and housing markets. 

Massi also wrote several books including "People Get Screwed All the Time: Protecting Yourself from Scams Fraud, Identity Theft, Fine Print and More."

Massi had a radio program on KDOX 1280-AM called "Your Legal Hour."

His death has also been confirmed by his son but no other information has been released. 

He left behind his wife Lynne, sons Dominic and Robert, his daughter Genna, two brothers, Albert and James, and six grandchildren.

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J.D. Gibbs, co-founder of Joe Gibbs Racing, dies at 49

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J.D. Gibbs, who followed his famous father’s path from football to stock-car racing, died Friday evening. He was 49.

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Ray Thomas, Moody Blues Flautist and Founding Member, Dead at 76

dRay Thomas, flautist, vocalist and founding member of the Moody Blues, died Thursday at the age of 76.

 

Ray Thomas, flautist, vocalist and founding member of the Moody Blues, died Thursday at the age of 76.

 

Thomas’ label Esoteric Recordings/Cherry Red Records confirmed the multi-instrumentalist’s death on Facebook, adding that Thomas died suddenly at his home in Surrey, England. No cause of death was announced.

 

“We are deeply shocked by his passing and will miss his warmth, humour and kindness,” the label wrote. “It was a privilege to have known and worked with him and our thoughts are with his family and his wife Lee at this sad time.”

 

Moody Blues bassist John Lodge tweeted Sunday, “Ray and I have been on this magical journey through life together since we were 14… two young kids from Birmingham who reached for the stars…and we made it together. El Riot you will always be by my side.” Thomas and Lodge played together in their band El Riot and the Rebels in the early Sixties. 

In 1964, after El Riot split, Thomas and keyboardist Mike Pinder formed the Moody Blues alongside drummer Graeme Edge, bassist Clint Warwick and guitarist Denny Laine. That lineup would release the hit “Go Now” and the 1965 LP The Magnificent Moodies, which featured Thomas on lead vocals for the Gershwin cover “It Ain’t Necessarily So.”

The Moody Blues would soon replace Laine with Justin Hayward and Warwick with Thomas’ El Riot band mate Lodge to form the band’s classic lineup. As flautist, multi-instrumentalist and singer in the Moody Blues, Thomas appeared on all of the prog rock band’s albums – including their classic LPs like Days of Future PassedIn Search of the Lost Chord, A Question of Balance and Every Good Boy Deserves Favour – until his retirement in 2002.Thomas retired from the Moody Blues in 2002 after suffering from a series of health issues. In 2013, Thomas revealed that he was suffering from “in-operable” prostate cancer. “The cancer is being held in remission but I’ll be receiving this treatment for the rest of my life,” Thomas wrote on his website.

 

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Harold Brown, the first scientist to serve as US secretary of defense who once built, then pushed to contain nuclear weapons, dies at 91

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Harold Brown, an advocate of nuclear arms control who as President Carter's defense secretary tried but failed to win Senate approval of a key treaty with the Soviet Union, has died at age 91.

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