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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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Ben E. King: 1938 - 2015

May 1st, 2015 3:06pm EDT
Ben E. King
Soul legend Ben E. King passed away of natural causes at the age of 76 at his New Jersey home on Thursday, according to his manager Randy Irwin.

Irwin said King, born Benjamin Earl Nelson in Henderson, North Carolina, had suffered from coronary issues, but didn't name them as the cause of his death.

King is best known for his single "Stand By Me," which became a huge hit in 1961 and again in 1986 when it was used as the theme song for the film of the same name.

King's career began in the late 1950s as a member of the Doo Wop group The Five Crowns, who replaced the original lineup of The ...
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Mick Jagger Shares Haunting Photo Of Late Girlfriend

April 30th, 2015 9:24am EDT
Mick Jagger Honors Late Girlfriend L'Wren Scott's Birthday With
Mick Jagger's longtime girlfriend L'Wren Scott died a little over a year ago, but Tuesday would have been the fashion designer's 51st birthday. So on Tuesday, the Rolling Stones frontman shared an old photo of Scott on Twitter to honor her birthday and her memory.

The photo (seen above) is a stunner. In it, Scott's sitting on a swivel chair in what looks like a recording studio (there's a mixing board in the background). She's flaunting a pair of very long legs while flashing a mysterious, modelesque look to the camera.

Scott took her own life on March 17, 2014. She was 51 years old.

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'Partridge Family' Co-Star Remembers And Mourns His 70s TV Sister

April 30th, 2015 8:28am EDT
Danny Bonaduce Remembers 'Partridge Family' 70s Co-Star Suzanne
"The Partridge Family" star Suzanne Crough died suddenly on Monday, April 27- now, her former "Partridge" co-star Danny Bonaduce is speaking about her passing.

“Everyone thought I’d be the first Partridge to go,” Bonaduce said to The Wrap in a statement. “Sadly it was little Tracy." Tracy would be Tracy Partridge, Crough's character in the '70s musical sitcom.

“Suzanne was a wonderful lady and a good mom. She will be missed,” Bonaduce continued.

The reason for Crough's death has not yet been discovered, but police believe it had something to do with a "medical episode," reports the Assoc...
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Popular British Ventriloquist Keith Harris, 1947 - 2015

April 29th, 2015 1:34pm EDT
Keith Harris and Orville
British ventriloquist Keith Harris passed away at the Blackpool Victoria Hospital in England on Tuesday morning at the age of 67 following a two-year battle with cancer.

The noted performer was known for his puppets Orville the Duck and Cuddles the Monkey and had his own self-titled show on the BBC for eight years during the 80s.

Harris performed at private birthday parties for Princes William and Harry; and he even landed a top 10 single on the U.K. music charts in 1982 with "Orville's Song," which topped out at number-four and sold north of 400,000 copies.

Harris' agent, Robert Kelly, ...
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In Loving Memory - Film Critic Richard Corliss Was My Hero

April 29th, 2015 12:10pm EDT
Corliss
Sadly I only just learned yesterday that Time magazine film critic Richard Corliss had recently passed away at the age of 71. It made me feel both sad and surprised that I had not heard about his passing earlier, not just because he was such a prolific staple in terms of film critique, but because when it came to movies Richard Corliss was my hero.

I watched a ton of films as a kid. Not only because it was prime bonding time between father and son (my dad really knew his stuff!), but also just because I loved movies. The writing, the directing, the acting, the music and everything in be...
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Jayne Meadows Dies At 95

April 29th, 2015 8:19am EDT
Classic TV Actress Jayne Meadows Dies At 95
American actress Jayne Meadows Allen, best known for a string of TV and movie roles, died on Sunday, April 26. She was 95 years old, and died peacefully of natural causes in her home in Encino, California, reports NPR.

Meadows first broke into Hollywood in the late 1940s, landing roles in "Undercurrent" with Katharine Hepburn, "Song of the Thin Man" and "Enchantment."

In the next decade she would become a television staple, appearing regularly on the CBS panel game shows "I've Got a Secret" and "What's My Line?"

She was also just as famous for her family- Jayne Meadows' sister Audrey Mea...
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Child Star Mourned By Ray Romano

April 27th, 2015 10:44am EDT
Ray Romano Honors His TV Son, After Sawyer Sweeten Commits Suici
Fans of hit television show Everybody Loves Raymond were shocked last week when it was reported that Sawyer Sweeten, one of the child actors on the show, took his own life at the age of 19.

Sweeten played one of the children of the character of lead star Ray Romano. Now, Romano himself has spoken out to honor the memory of his television son in the aftermath of his death.

"I am terribly saddened, by the news. He was a wonderful and sweet kid to be around," Romano told the Daily Mail. "Just a great energy whenever he was there. My heart breaks for him, his family and his friends during thi...
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Former Child Star Takes His Own Life

April 24th, 2015 8:28am EDT
Sawyer Sweetin
Actor Sawyer Sweeten, most known for his role on "Everybody Loves Raymond," has died of an apparent suicide at age 19. The star reportedly took his own while visiting family members in Texas. It's believed he shot himself on a front porch.

The star's manager, Dino May, confirmed Sweeten's death on Thursday, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Sweeten played Ray Romano and Patricia Heaton's son Geoffrey on the Emmy-winning sitcom. His twin brother Sullivan and sister Madylin appeared alongside him on the series.

Sweeten and Sullivan joined the series in 1996 when they were just 16 months...
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Canadian 'Gables' Actor Dies At 48

April 19th, 2015 8:29am EDT
Famed 'Anne Of Green Gables' Actor, Jonathan Crombie, Dead At 48
Actor Jonathan Crombie, who was best know for portraying Gilbert Blythe in the TV mini-series “Anne of Green Gables” suddenly passed away at the age of 48.

The Canadian actor's sister reported to CBC news that he suffered a brain hemorrhage and died in New York City on April 15.

Based on the 1908 novel by Lucy Maud Montgomery, Crombie's played the boy next door role and love interest of Anne Shirley, played by Megan Follows, in the 1985 TV movie. The movie was followed by two sequels in 1987 and 2000.

"He was funny, he was sweet, he loved acting, he loved comedy and singing and dancing,"...
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