Deaths

Mary Ann Mobley, 1939 - 2014

December 9th, 2014 11:11pm EST
Mary Ann Mobley
Actress and former Miss America Mary Ann Mobley passed away on Monday following a lengthy battle with breast cancer. She was 75.

Mobley, a Biloxi, Mississippi native, won the Miss America pageant in 1959 and embarked on an acting career the following year. She appeared on dozens of TV shows between 1960 and 1994, including "The Love Boat," "Diff'rent Strokes," "Perry Mason" and "Love, American Style."

He last TV credit came in 2012, when she judged an episode of the Food Network's "Cupcake Wars."

Mobley died in Beverly Hills, Calif. She is predeceased by her actor husband Gary Collins, w...
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Ten Surprising Celebrity Deaths Of 2014

December 9th, 2014 6:59pm EST
10 Surprising Celebrity Deaths Of 2014
Year-end death lists usually include older stars who've lived long, fulfilling lives. People aren't usually too upset to see them go to the great big beyond. But when a star fades too early, particularly under unsettling circumstances, his or her passing can be shocking.

It was well known that Robin Williams battled substance abuse and depression and had been to rehab several times for drug addiction and alcoholism. Still, his death was shocking -- particularly the circumstances. Williams killed himself on Aug. 11. Following his passing, it was revealed that the comedian battled depression...
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Famous Boxer Witnesses Friend's Murder/Suicide Via FaceTime

December 9th, 2014 5:24pm EST
Reality Star Stephanie Moseley Shot And Killed In Murder-Suicide
Stephanie Moseley, a professional dancer on VH1 series "Hit the Floor," was shot and killed by her husband, rapper Earl Hayes, on Monday. Hayes then turned the gun on himself.

The two stars were found dead inside their Los Angeles apartment on Monday morning.

Hayes was one of the artists signed to Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s Philty Rich Records record label, and the boxer reportedly witnessed the murder-suicide via Apple's FaceTime application, according to TMZ.com.

Mayweather and Hayes were reportedly close, and the aspiring artist called his friend while in a rage on Monday morning, because...
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'The Addams Family's' Pugsley, Ken Weatherwax Dies

December 9th, 2014 4:30pm EST
'The Addams Family's' Pugsley, Ken Weatherwax, Dies Of Heart Att
Ken Weatherwax, who played the chubby Addams son Pugsley in the original "The Addams Family" TV series, has passed away.

The news first came from Facebook- a woman claiming to be Weatherwax's niece announced that he had died of a heart attack on Sunday. Confirmation quickly came from TMZ, adding that Weatherwax will be given two funerals, one for his family and one for "Addams Family" fans.

Weatherwax was 59 years old when he passed.

Pugsley was Weatherwax's biggest claim to fame- portraying him the original 1964 "Addams Family" TV series, as well as "Pugsley Sr." in a later made-for-T...
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Another Reality Star Dies

December 5th, 2014 8:39am EST
'Biggest Loser' Star, Damien Gurganious, Dies At 38
Damien Gurganious, known for being a contestant on season seven of "The Biggest Loser," died on Nov. 24. The reality star had a rare autoimmune disorder that caused a brain bleed.

His family told Us Weekly in a statement: "He was a pillar of his family, an amazing son, brother, cousin and uncle. He was an incredible husband and father to his two-year old daughter, Giselle. He was an inspiration and a mentor to so many. His love for his family and friends was immense."

NBC told E! News: "We were deeply saddened to hear of Damien Gurganious' passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with Damie...
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Cause Of Misty Upham's Death Revealed

December 4th, 2014 5:33pm EST
Actress Misty Upham Died Of Head Injuries
Officials have ruled that actress Misty Upham died of injuries to her head and torso. According to the King County medical examiner in Washington, Upham, 32, died on Oct. 5 from blunt-force injuries. The circumstances surrounding her death are still unknown.

Upham, who recently starred in "August: Osage County," was reported missing in October and discovered by a search party in a ravine in Auburn, Wash., less than a week later.

Police don't believe foul play contributed to her death, and her family thinks it was accidental and not suicide.

The actress had been suffering from mental issu...
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British Rocker Ian McLagen Dies Following Stroke

December 4th, 2014 10:08am EST
Ian McLagen
Ian McLagen, the British rocker who played keyboards for The Small Faces and the Faces, passed away on Wednesday following complications from a stroke he suffered on Tuesday.

"It is with great sadness and eternal admiration that we report the passing of rock and roll icon Ian McLagan," a message on his official website reads. "He died today, December 3, 2014, surrounded by family and friends in his adopted hometown of Austin, TX, due to complications from a stroke suffered the previous day. He was 69 years old."

McLagen's manager, Ken Kutchnick, added, "He was a beloved friend to so many ...
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'Real Housewives' Star Dies

December 3rd, 2014 4:44pm EST
Miss Sharon From 'Real Housewives' Dies Of Stroke
"Real Housewives of Atlanta" star Sharon Tucker died on Tuesday from a stroke. The reality star was admitted to a hospital in New York City on Monday and fell into a coma later that evening. She passed away on Tuesday.

Her son Todd, who stars on the show with his wife, singer Kandi Burruss, announced the news on Instagram.

He posted a photo of himself with his mother with the caption: "Today I lost my partner, my ride or die, my best friend! I don't know what to do? I'm lost! My heart hurts so much! She was a fighter, a warrior for her son! It was me and her against the world! She's in a ...
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It’s Official, Kathy Griffin Is The New 'Fashion Police' Host

December 2nd, 2014 11:52am EST
Kathy Griffin Confirms Spot As 'Fashion Police' Host
Kathy Griffin is no longer on the D-List as she takes over hosting duties from the late Joan Rivers in the newest incarnation of "Fashion Police."

In the months following Joan Rivers' untimely passing, the future of E!'s "Fashion Police" has been up in the air, with several noted female personalities in the running for the hosting gig such as Griffin, NeNe Leakes and Sarah Silverman.

E! confirmed in a statement that Griffin will indeed host and will be joined by new panelist, celebrity stylist Brad Goreski. Co-hosts Giuliana Rancic and Kelly Osbourne will remain on the panel and Melissa R...
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Kirk Douglas Isn't Dead

December 2nd, 2014 8:35am EST
Oops! 'People' Accidentally Posts Kirk Douglas Obituary
Kirk Douglas, who turns 98 on Dec. 9, is still alive. People.com accidentally posted an article announcing the veteran actor's death over the weekend under the headline: "DO NOT PUB Kirk Douglas Dies."

The obviously unfinished obituary began with: "Kirk Douglas, one of the few genuine box-office names to emerge just as TV was overtaking American culture in the years right after World War II, died [more to come]. He was 97 (DOB 12/9/1916) and had been in good health despite having suffered a debilitating 1996 stroke that rendered his speech difficult."

The article highlighted aspects of th...
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