Deaths

Colombian Author Gabriel Garcia Marquez Dies At 87

April 17th, 2014 10:06pm EDT
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez died at his Mexico City home on Thursday. Journalist Fernanda Familiar confirmed the news in a twitter post, writing, "[His wife] Mercedes and her sons, Rodrigo and Gonzalo, have authorized me to provide the information. Such deep sadness."

The Nobel Prize winner's health had been declining over the past few years. In 2012 his brother Jaime confirmed that he was suffering from dementia. Marquez also battled lymphatic cancer after being diagnosed in 1999. He underwent chemotherapy at a Los Angeles hostpital, sending the disease into remission.

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Massive Heart Attack Caused The Ultimate Warrior's Death

April 15th, 2014 12:43pm EDT
The Ultimate Warrior
Results from the autopsy of James Hellwig, better known as pro wrestling's The Ultimate Warrior, have revealed that the former World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) star's death was caused by a massive heart attack.

Hellwig collapsed outside his Arizona hotel earlier this month and was rushed to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The coroner's findings, obtained by TMZ.com, also reveal that Hellwig was battling heart disease.

Hellwig died at the age of 54 on April 8, just two days after being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.

The official cause of death has been classified ...
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Mickey Rooney To Be Buried Near Hollywood Icons

April 12th, 2014 12:00pm EDT
Mickey ROoney
After a dispute over his final resting place, it's been decided that Mickey Rooney will be buried at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Rooney, 93, died on Sunday from natural causes and complications due to diabetes.

The actor's wife, Janice Rooney, and attorney Mike Augustine butted heads over his final resting place but reached an agreement over the actor's final wish.

Augustine, Trustee of Rooney's estate, told People: "I just signed the settlement papers."

The actor's wife originally wanted the burial to take place in Westlake, where the couple lived together until 2012. She relented ...
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British Author Sue Townsend, Best Known For Her 'Adrian Mole' Series, Dies At 68

April 11th, 2014 4:11pm EDT
Sue Townsend
Best-selling author Sue Townsend passed away on Thursday after complications that arose after she suffered from a stroke. She was 68.

The British author was best known for her 1982 book "The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13 3/4" and the following series of books based around the character.

The eight book series was translated into over 25 languages and sold over eight million copies; and it was turned into a BBC television series starring actor Stephen Mangan in the title role in 2001.

Mangan called Townsend, a "passionate socialist" according to Britain's Mirror Online, "One of the ...
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11 Stars Who Passed Away Mid-Production

April 8th, 2014 5:00pm EDT
11 Stars Who Passed Away Mid-Production
The death of a favorite actor or actress usually brings about feelings of sentiment and regret. Sentiment over the enjoyment of the deceased actors body of work and regret that they will no longer be gracing moviegoers with their talent. But when stars die during the production of a movie, death brings with it an entirely new set of problems. Would and should the picture be released to the public? How to handle the endless questions about a deceased star while keeping your film's integrity intact?

These famous faces tragically did not see their last works to completion. Some never made it ...
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Hollywood Legend Mickey Rooney Dies At 93

April 7th, 2014 7:12pm EDT
Mickey Rooney
Legendary actor Mickey Rooney passed away from natural causes on Sunday at the age of 93.

According to TMZ.com, Rooney had been in ill health at the time of his death.

The veteran actor was born Joseph Yule, Jr., and began his career as part of his parents' vaudeville act when he was just 17 months old. He went on to land bit parts in films after his mother moved him to Hollywood, where he attended the Hollywood Conservatory of Music and Arts, a school for child actors. Some of his classmates included "Wizard of Oz" star Judy Garland, Lana Turner and TV judge Joseph Wapner, the latter of ...
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Celebrities React To Peaches Geldof's Death

April 7th, 2014 6:03pm EDT
Peaches Geldof
Stars have come out to offer their tributes and prayers to the Geldof family after Peaches Geldof was found dead today at the young age of 25.

Lily Allen, Lorde, and Simon Cowell are among those who have offered condolences to the family. See their words below:

@lilyallen My thoughts are with Peaches' family at this awful time. I hope they get to grieve in peace. Peaches, rest in peace gorgeous girl

— Lily Allen (@lilyallen) April 7, 2014

Peaches! You beautiful thing. Rest with the angels. My thoughts and prayers go out to all that knew and loved you.

— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Mil...
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Lily Allen leads tributes to Peaches Geldof

April 7th, 2014 3:20pm EDT
Lily Allen leads tributes to Peaches Geldof
Lily Allen has led tributes to Peaches Geldof.

The TV personality and DJ, 25, who has sons, Astala, 23 months, and Phaedra, 11 months, with husband Tom Cohen, was found dead at their family home in Kent, England on Monday afternoon (04.07.14).

The 'Hard Out Here' hitmaker was among dozens of celebrities to express her condolences on Twitter, writing: "My thoughts are with the Geldof's at this awful time. I hope they get to grieve in peace. Peaches, rest in peace gorgeous girl."

Danny Jones from McFly tweeted: "So so sad to hear about Peaches Geldof. #RIPPeachesGeldof"

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British Model, Socialite Peaches Geldof Dies At 25

April 7th, 2014 2:00pm EDT
Peaches Geldof
Peaches Geldof has been found dead. The 25-year-old mother-of-two, the second eldest daughter of musician Bod Geldof and Paula Yates, passed away this afternoon.

Police were called to an address near Wrotham, Kent, England after someone expressed concern for the welfare of a young woman.

The model was later pronounced dead by South East Coast Ambulance Service.

A spokesperson for Kent Police said: "At this stage, the death is being treated as unexplained and sudden."

Peaches has two sons, Astala, who is set to turn two on April 21, and Phaedra, whose first birthday will be on April 24, ...
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Influential DJ & House Music Pioneer Frankie Knuckles Dies At 59

April 1st, 2014 11:16pm EDT
Frankie Knuckles obit
Music producer & DJ Frankie Knuckles died at his home on Monday of conplications from diabetes. He was 59.

Knuckles was called the "Godfather of House" music, creating the style in the 1980s on the Chicago club scene.

Recording Academy president Neil Portnow released a statement on the producer's death on Tuesday, writing, "Grammy Winner Frankie Knuckles was a legendary producer, remixer and DJ who was a pioneer of house music. His role in combining elements of disco, electronic sound, soul and synth into a new genre earned him the title "Godfather of House Music." His electrifying remixe...
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