Deaths

Scammers Spread Miley Cyrus Death Hoax

July 21st, 2014 4:01pm EDT
Miley Cyrus
Usually death hoaxes are mean-spirited but ultimately harmless for those who bother to read the story, but this time a site is trying to make money by scamming worried Miley Cyrus fans.

A viral photo spreading across Facebook claims, "{SHOCKING) Miley Cyrus Found Dead in Her Los Angeles Home! Country singer Miley Cyrus found overdosed this afternoon in her Los Angeles home." Owl-eyed users weren't fooled by the photo, which was a still from her bizarre music video with The Flaming Lips. Also, "Country singer?"

Despite some oddities with the photo, The Epoch Times reports many users clicke...
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Actor James Garner, Star Of TV Hits 'Maverick' And 'The Rockford Files,' Dies At 86

July 20th, 2014 11:09am EDT
James Garner obituary
Actor James Garner, who starred in such classic TV series as Maverick and The Rockford Files, has died. He was 86.

Garner died at his Los Angeles home on Saturday evening. Emergency services were called and he was pronounced dead at the scene, according to TMZ.com. An official cause of death has not been released, but all signs point to natural causes.

The actor suffered a stroke in 2008 and has done little acting since then.

Several stars, including director Ron Howard and actress Kaley Cuoco, have paid tribute on Twitter since the news broke.

"RIP James Garner. Admired by all who knew...
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Casey Kasem's Remains Are Missing, Says Family Spokesman

July 19th, 2014 1:08pm EDT
Casey Kasem
Radio broadcaster Casey Kasem's remains have reportedly gone missing.The radio and TV star died last month, and concerned family members claim they don't know where his body is.

"When we called the mortuary on July 15, they couldn't tell us where Casey was. Then they said they couldn't confirm or deny whether he was there," a family spokesperson said.

Santa Monica Police are now involved. Authorities reached out to the mortuary and confirmed the body had been moved. The mortuary owner also verified the remains have not been in his possession for at least two days.

Kerri Kasem and the ...
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Stage Actress, '30 Rock' Star Elaine Stritch Dies At 89

July 17th, 2014 8:48pm EDT
Stage Actress, '30 Rock' Star Elaine Stritch Dies At 89
Actress Elaine Stritch, known for her sharp tongue and brash attitude, has died at the age of 89. The star passed away at her home in Birmingham, Mich., on Thursday.

Most recently she played Alec Baldwin's mother on the hit NBC series "30 Rock." The role earned her an Emmy Award for Oustanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series. She also won an Emmy Award for a 1990 guest appearance on "Law & Order."

Stritch was born in Detroit and started her showbiz career in the 1940s. She was best known for her stage roles and appeared in the hit 1952 revival of the musical "Pal Joey." She landed her fi...
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Casey Kasem Still Hasn't Been Buried, Says Daughter's Rep

July 16th, 2014 10:29am EDT
Casey Kasem Still Hasn't Been Buried, Says Daughter's Rep
It's been a month since radio personality Casey Kasem died, but he still hasn't been buried, according to a spokesperson for his daughter Kerri.

The broadcasting icon, 82, passed away on June 15 after a long battle with Parkinson's disease. Kasem's body remains in a morgue in Washington, spokesman Danny Deraney told NBCnews.com.

Kasem's family feuded prior to the star's death, and his daughter held a memorial service for her father without inviting Kasem's widow Jean.

Kasem's children took legal action after their stepmother cut them off from visiting their father, and a court wound up t...
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World-Renowned Music Composer & Conductor Lorin Maazel Dies At 84

July 14th, 2014 8:55am EDT
Lorin Maazel
Classical music composer Lorin Maazel died on Saturday at his home at Castleton Farms, Virgnia, from complications related to pneumonia. He was 84.

The Castleton Festival, an annual event founded by Maazel and his wife in 2009, reported the news and said the composer had been preparing for the 2014 festival prior to his death.

Maazel was a second-geneartion American born in Paris. A child prodigy, he began taking violin lessons at age five and conducting lessons at age seven. He spent more than 75 years in the music business, and between ages nine and 15 he conducted most of the major Am...
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Lea Michele Pays Tribute To Late Beau Cory Monteith On One Year Anniversary Of His Death

July 14th, 2014 7:19am EDT
Lea Michele
Glee star Lea Michele paid tribute to late boyfriend/co-star Cory Monteith on Sunday, the first anniversary of the actor's tragic death.

Michele posted an image of the two on the beach to her Instagram page; and tweeted, "We hold you in our hearts today, and every day we remember your smile. We will love you and miss you always," with another image of the late actor.

Monteith died of a heroin overdose in his Vancouver, Canada hotel room on July 13, 2013.

Eerily, earlier this week "Glee" star Becca Tobin's boyfriend Matt Bendik was found dead in his hotel room in Philadelphia, Penns., alm...
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Tommy Ramone, Last Surviving Member of The Ramones Dead at 62

July 12th, 2014 5:18pm EDT
Tommy Ramone
The last surviving member of The Ramones, Tommy Ramone has died at the age of 62.

On Friday, the punk rock pioneer, real name Thomas Erdelyi, has passed away in his home in Queens after undergoing treatment for bile duct cancer.

In a post on the band's Facebook page confirmed the news, stating, "We are saddened to announce the passing of Tommy Ramone (nee Erdelyi), the original drummer for the Ramones, earlier today, July 11th, 2014."

Born in Budapest Hungary, Ramone immigrated to America in 1957 and he started The Ramones with three friends from high school in 1974. He played drums on...
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Dave Legeno, Actor Who Played Werewolf Fenrir Greyback In Harry Potter Series, Dies At 50

July 11th, 2014 8:51pm EDT
Dave Legeno aka Lone Wolf
British actor and mixed martial artist Dave Legeno, best known for playing the werewolf Fenrir Greyback in the final three Harry Potter films, died last week while on a hiking trip in Death Valley, California.

He was 50.

Legeno's body was found by hikers on Sunday and it is believed that his death was caused by "heat related issues," according to TMZ.com. The actor is also believed to have been dead for three to four days before two hikers found his body.

Legeno, whose first role was in Guy Ritchie's 2000 film "Snatch" and also had bit parts in "Batman Begins," "The Raven" and "Snow Whit...
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'Glee' Star Becca Tobin's Boyfriend Found Dead In Hotel Room

July 11th, 2014 11:33am EDT
Becca Tobin
The boyfriend of actress Becca Tobin, who stars on hit FOX show Glee, was found dead in his Philadelphia, Penns. hotel room on Thursday.

Nightclub owner Matt Bendik was on a business trip to the city and was found face down by one of the hotel's housekeepers in his room on Thursday afternoon.

Tobin reportedly accompanied Bendik on the trip, and the two were out with friends Wednesday night, according to TMZ.com.

Police called Bendik's death "sudden" and don't believe it was a suicide or that foul play was involved. There's also no word on where Tobin was, but she reportedly didn't leave ...
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