Deaths

'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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Eileen Ford, Co-Founder Of The Ford Modeling Agency, Dies At 92

July 10th, 2014 11:56pm EDT
Eileen Ford, Co-Founder Of The Ford Modeling Agency, Dies At 92
Eileen Ford, co-founder of famed modeling agency Ford Models, died on Wednesday at the age of 92.

The mogul founded the company with husband Jerry in 1946 in order to improve the working conditions of fashion models following World War II.

Ford's death was confirmed by a spokeswoman from Derris & Co., which handles Ford's public relations.

Ford Models is known for launching the careers of the likes of Christie Brinkley, Lauren Hutton, Kim Basinger, Christy Turlington, Elle MacPherson, Bar Refaeli and Emily Ratajkowski.

The agency even repped Martha Stewart during her modeling days in th...
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'McHale's Navy' Star Bob Hastings Dies At 89

July 3rd, 2014 9:18am EDT
Bob Hastings
After a long battle with pancreatic cancer, actor Bob Hastings died in Burbank, Calif., on Monday at the age of 89. The star was most known for his role as Lt. Elroy Carpenter on "McHale's Navy."

The Brookyn, New York, native got his start in show business at the age of 11, appearing on radio shows such as "The Daily Mirror Radio Gang" and "Adventures in King Arthurland." He also voiced comic book character Archie Andrews in the 1950s.

He served his country in the Army Air Corps during World War II before he started working in television, appearing on shows such as "Atom Squad," "Sergeant...
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Tributes Pour In Following Death Of 'An Unmarried Woman' Director Paul Mazursky

July 2nd, 2014 8:45am EDT
Tributes Pour In Following Death Of 'An Unmarried Woman' Directo
Five-time Oscar nominated director Paul Mazursky died on Monday after suffering a pulmonary cardiac arrest at the age of 84. Dozens of stars have since expressed their sympathy online, paying tribute to the filmmaker.

"Girls" creator Lena Dunham praised Mazursky for his attention to women in films. She tweeted: "Paul Mazursky created the most complex female characters and the most human cinematic moments. He will be missed, he will be emulated."

The director's 1978 film "An Unmarried Woman" received three Academy Award nominations. He also directed the famous "Bob & Carole & Ted & Alice" ...
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80s TV Star Meshach Taylor Dies Of Cancer At 67

June 29th, 2014 4:07pm EDT
Meshach Taylor
Actor Meshach Taylor, star of popular 80s sitcom Designing Women, has died.

The actor, who also starred in 80s hit film "Mannequin" and its sequel, passed away late Saturday evening at his Altadena, California home following a battle with cancer. He was 67.

Taylor's son Tariq told the Los Angeles Times that his father, who had been receiving hospice care, passed at 10:47 p.m. (Pacific time) and was surrounded by his family, including his wife and children along with his mother.

"It is with love and gratitude that we sorrowfully announce that our darling, amazingly brilliant and dynamic M...
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Stars Mourn Passing Of Music Icon Bobby Womack, Pay Tribute Online

June 28th, 2014 9:49am EDT
Stars Mourn Passing Of Music Icon Bobby Womack, Pay Tribute Onli
The death of soul star Bobby Womack has resulted in a flood of online tributes, with stars including Justin Timberlake, Rolling Stones rocker Ronnie Wood, and Ronald Isley of the Isley Brothers honoring the man for his impact on music.

Womack suffered from Alzheimer's disease and prostate cancer and died at age 70 on Friday. He also had diabetes, which contributed to his death.

Blur star Damon Albarn, who was a friend of Womack's and helped revive his career by asking him to collaborate on a Gorillaz track, wrote on Twitter, "I will see my brother in church @RealBobbyWomack."

Wood, whose...
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Soul Legend Bobby Womack Dies At 70

June 28th, 2014 5:26am EDT
Bobby Womack
Soul legend Bobby Womack passed away on Friday after a battle with cancer. He was 70.

Womack, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in 2012, suffered from diabetes also, which contributed to his death.

The singer's passing comes as a bit of a surprise as he just played at the Bonnaroo festival in Manchester, Tennessee, just two weeks ago.

A drug addict throughout the 80s, Womack rebuilt his career following a collaboration with Damon Albarn's band Gorillaz in 2010 and released a comeback solo album in 2012 called "The Bravest Man In The Universe, after over a decade without a releas...
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Clint Eastwood, Hugh Jackman And Other Stars Pay Tribute To Late Actor Eli Wallach

June 26th, 2014 1:09pm EDT
Eli Wallach
The lights on Broadway will be dimmed on Friday evening in tribute to late stage and screen star Eli Wallach, who passed away on Tuesday at the age of 98.

The prolific actor starred in numerous stage productions, including a Tony-Award-winning turn in "The Rose Tattoo," and in "Mister Roberts," and he also starred on both the big and small screen in such classics as "The Magnificent Seven" and "The Good, The Bad and The Ugly."

After his passing, Wallach was remembered by numerous co-stars, led by Clint Eastwood, who he starred opposite in the 1966 Spaghetti Western as the Mexican bandit T...
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Eli Wallach, Prolific Character Actor Who Starred In 'The Good, The Bad and The Ugly,' Dies At 98

June 25th, 2014 10:15pm EDT
Eli Wallach
Prolific character actor Eli Wallach, who starred in such classic films as The Good, The Bad and The Ugly and The Magnificent Seven, has died at the age of 98.

Wallach's daughter Katherine confirmed his death on Tuesday, but no further details other than that he passed away in New York have been released.

Wallach was well known on both stage and screen, had a career spanning over 60 years, often playing villains on film and "the little man, or the irritated man, the misunderstood man," on stage, as he once told the New York Times.

Despite his impressive resume, Wallach never won an Oscar...
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Carole King's Prolific Songwriting Partner Gerry Goffin Dies At 75

June 20th, 2014 8:14am EDT
Gerry Goffin
Songwriter Gerry Goffin, best known for his collaborations with ex-wife Carole King, passed away on Thursday morning at his Los Angeles home. He was 75.

Before King's solo career took off in the early 70s, the pair had written a number of classics, including Aretha Franklin's "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman," The Shirelles' "Will You Love Me Tomorrow," Whitney Houston's "Savin' All My Love For You," The Drifters' "Some Kind of Wonderful" and the Monkees' "Pleasant Valley Sunday."

"Gerry was a good man with a dynamic force, whose words and creative influence will resonate for gene...
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