Deaths

Bono: 'We've Lost A Family Member'

May 27th, 2015 4:30pm EDT
U2's Longtime Tour Manager Dennis Sheehan Found Dead In Los Ange
Dennis Sheehan, the longtime tour manager for legendary band U2, was found dead Wednesday morning in his hotel room in West Hollywood.

Arthur Fogel, the CEO of Live Nation, who has worked on tours with U2 and many other big acts, confirmed the death in a statement.

"With profound sadness we confirm that Dennis Sheehan, U2's longstanding tour manager and dear friend to us all, has passed away overnight," Fogel said. "Our hearrfelt sympathy is with his wonderful family."

U2's lead singer Bono, put out a statement on U2.com.

"We've lost a family member, we're still taking it in. He wasn'...
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Was B.B. King Murdered?

May 26th, 2015 3:03pm EDT
B.B. King’s Daughters Insist Blues Legend Was Poisoned, Investig
Two of B.B, King's children allege that their father was murdered by two of his closest aides.

In two separate affidavits, daughters Karen Williams and Patty King remarked that family members were prevented from visiting while the blues legend's business manager, LaVerne Toney and his personal assistant, Myron Johnson, slowly killed him.

According to a report by Fox News, Las Vegas police homicide detectives are investigating this allegation.

"I believe my father was poisoned and that he was administered foreign substances," Patty King and Williams stated to The Associated Press by their...
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Actress Anne Meara Dies At 85

May 25th, 2015 8:55am EDT
Anne Meara & Family
Ben Stiller's actress mom Anne Meara has died at age 85. The star passed away on Saturday, comedian Jerry Stiller confirmed. The couple were married for 61 years and performed as Stiller & Meara on "The Ed Sullivan Show" and other variety programs.

Stiller has now thanked fans for their support and wrote on Twitter, "Thank you so much for all the kind words about Anne. All of us in our family feel so lucky to have had her in our lives."

Meara was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1928. She was known for bother her stage and TV roles. In 1993, she received a Tony nomination for her role in ...
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Details About B.B. King's Death Uncovered

May 16th, 2015 12:40pm EDT
BB King
A Las Vegas coroner has determined that blues great B.B. King died after suffering a series of small strokes. King, 89, passed away in the city on Thursday night just two weeks after he was hospitalized following a small stroke.

His doctor, Darin Brimhall, confirmed King's strokes were related to his diabetes. The cause of death was multi-infarct dementia.

King influenced several generations of rock musicians and blues players, including Eric Clapton, John Mayer and Stevie Ray Vaughn.

The blues man continued to tour until just shortly before the announcement was made regarding his healt...
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Blues Giant BB King Dies

May 15th, 2015 8:28am EDT
Blues Legend B.B. King, Dead At 89
B.B. King, the Mississippi native who was also known as "king of the blues," died Thursday night at the age of 89.

King's daughter, Patty King, said in a statement to CNN that he died in Las Vegas. King has been in home hospice care for the past several weeks, suffering from dehydration,

King influenced several generations of rock musicians and blues players, including Eric Clapton, John Mayer and Stevie Ray Vaughn.

The blues man continued to tour until just shortly before the announcement was made regarding his health, with his beloved guitar Lucille by his side.

King has been awarded ...
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Johnny Carson's 2nd Wife Dies

May 11th, 2015 4:15pm EDT
Johnny Carson
Joanne Carson, the woman who was at Johnny Carson's side when he first skyrocketed to fame on "The Tonight Show", has died at 83.

Carson died at her home in Los Angeles, where she was in hospice care, according to Ed Rada, the executor of her estate.

Joanne was Johnny Carson's second wife. They married in 1963, one year after he took over "The Tonight Show." Carson was born Joanne Copeland in Los Angeles.

The couple divorced in 1972. A story involving Joanne Carson by former Johnny Carson associate Henry Bushkin was published in Bushkin's tell-all book in 2013. Bushkin wrote that Johnny...
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Ellen Albertini Dow: 1913 - 2015

May 5th, 2015 12:09pm EDT
Ellen Albertini Dow
Ellen Albertini Dow, best known as Rosie the rapping grandmother at the end of one of Adam Sandler's last good movies, The Wedding Singer, has died at the age of 101.

Dow graduated with a master's degree in theater from Cornell University in 1935, but she wouldn't make her screen debut until 50 years later, after she retired from teaching dance and drama when she appeared in American Drive-In in 1985.

The actress went on to guest star in numerous late 80s sitcoms, including Mr. Belvedere, Webster and The Wonder Years, but was most known for her small part in The Wedding Singer, when she t...
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60s 'Star Trek' Actress Dies At 85

May 4th, 2015 2:05pm EDT
60s 'Star Trek' Actress Grace Lee Whitney Dies At 85
Grace Lee Whitney, who played Captain Kirk's assistant on the original "Star Trek" series, has died at the age of 85.

Whitney reportedly died of natural causes on Friday, May 2, in her home in California as reported by The Chicago Tribune. She is survived by her sons Scott Dweck and Jonathan Dweck.

The actress portrayed the pivotal role of Yeoman Janice Rand in the first eight episodes of the beloved 1960s television series before being written out of the show.

Whitney returned to her beloved role for several "Star Trek" films, including "Star Trek: The Motion Picture," ''Star Trek III: ...
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RIP: Author Of Inspector Wexford Novels Passes Away

May 2nd, 2015 4:31pm EDT
Ruthe Rendell novel
Beloved British crime author Ruth Rendell, most known for her Inspector Wexford novels, has died at 85, her publicist confirmed on Saturday. The cause of the writer's death is unknown; however, she was admitted to the hospital in January after having a stroke.

The family said in a statement, "It is with great sadness that the family of author Ruth Rendell, Baroness Rendell of Babergh, CBE, announce that she passed away in London at 8 a.m. on Saturday May 2, aged 85. The family have requested privacy at this time."

Rendell was most known for her character Chief Inspector Reginald Wexford....
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Celebs Honor The Late, Great Ben E. King

May 2nd, 2015 2:16pm EDT
Ben E King
"Stand By Me" singer Ben E. King passed away on Thursday at 76, and several stars are paying tribute to the late singer, expressing their condolences on Twitter.

Maroon 5 singer Adam Levine wrote, "We lost a true great today. We love you Ben E. King. Thank you for the music."

Carole King added, "Today we lost Ben E. King, a wonderful interpreter of songs. Thank you Ben. Rest in peace."

"Whiplash" star Miles Teller, wrote, "RIP Ben E. King. One of the most tender hearted soulful singers we've ever had the pleasure of listening to."

Actress Emmy Rossum posted a video of her performing "...
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