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This Year's Top-Earning Dead Celebs

Michael Jackson earned $75M in last 12 months: 'Forbes'

(Newser) - Celebrities aren't any less mortal than the rest of us, but their earning power can be. Forbes takes a look at the highest-paid dead celebrities of the past year, measuring pretax income as of Oct. 15. Among those included is a celeb who died this month—and another who... More »

SNL Opens on Somber Note

Jason Aldean bumps the usual cold open with tribute, performance of 'I Won't Back Down'

(Newser) - Country star Jason Aldean took the stage on Saturday Night Live, reports the AP, paying tribute to the victims of the Las Vegas massacre and to the late rocker Tom Petty. "Launching into a solid, countrified cover of Tom Petty’s 'I Won’t Back Down,' Aldean... More »

Why Tom Petty's Death Hurts So Much

We've all sung his songs at karaoke and played them on the guitar

(Newser) - Tom Petty died Monday night at UCLA Medical Center at the age of 66 after suffering from cardiac arrest, and the tributes are now pouring in. Thanks to a mixup in the media that led to a premature announcement, the tributes actually began a little early, as he was showered... More »

How News of Tom Petty's Death Got So Mangled

The confusion started with CBS News and the LAPD

(Newser) - For several hours Monday, music lovers believed Tom Petty was dead. Courtney Love, Talib Kweli, and Kid Rock were among scores of fans posting remembrances on Twitter. A memorial was scheduled for his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. But the 66-year-old entertainer was still alive at the time,... More »

Tom Petty Dead at 66

Rocker was found at home in full cardiac arrest

(Newser) - Iconic rocker Tom Petty is dead at age 66, a spokesperson confirms to the AP . The news comes after a day of confusing reports on Petty's condition. Per TMZ , he was found at his home Sunday night in full cardiac arrest and was placed on life support; his family... More »

Tom Petty 'Clinging to Life': TMZ

Singer was reportedly found in full cardiac arrest

(Newser) - CBS News cited the LAPD in its report—which it said was confirmed—that Tom Petty had died at age 66, but now the LAPD says it has no information on the well-being of the singer, the AP reports. TMZ originally reported the singer had been taken off life... More »

Tom Petty to Bachmann: Don't Use My Song

He asks her to stop playing 'American Girl'

(Newser) - Sure, she's been in a presidential debate and has a PAC and all that, but Michele Bachmann has now truly made it to the political big leagues: A rocker wants her to stop using his song. In this case, it's Tom Petty, who objected to the use of... More »

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