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Actor Ray Liotta Is Dead at 67
Actor Ray Liotta
Is Dead at 67
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Actor Ray Liotta Is Dead at 67

He reportedly died in his sleep

(Newser) - Actor Ray Liotta, whose breakout role came as mobster Henry Hill in Goodfellas, has died at age 67, reports Deadline . Both that outlet and TMZ say Liotta died in his sleep in the Dominican Republic, where he was filming a movie. No suspicious circumstances were believed to be at play....

Famed Writer, Editor Was Born to the New Yorker
Famed Writer, Editor
Was Born to the New Yorker
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Famed Writer, Editor Was Born to the New Yorker

Roger Angell produced award-winning work from his 20s till his 90s

(Newser) - Roger Angell, the celebrated baseball writer and reigning man of letters who during an unfaltering 70-plus years helped define the New Yorker’s urbane wit and style through his essays, humor pieces, and editing, has died. He was 101. Angell died Friday of heart failure, according to the New Yorker....

You'll Know This Composer's Work in an Instant
You'll Know This Composer's
Work in an Instant
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You'll Know This Composer's Work in an Instant

Vangelis, who composed the 'Chariots of Fire' soundtrack, is dead at age 79

(Newser) - His name is Evángelos Odysséas Papathanassíou, but the Greek composer is better known as Vangelis. And if the latter still isn't familiar, his most famous work surely will be: Vangelis composed the soundtrack for the 1981 film Chariots of Fire . The composer—also celebrated for his...

Soap Actor Dies of Breast Cancer at 37
Actor Marnie Schulenburg
Dies at 37
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Actor Marnie Schulenburg Dies at 37

She was best known for her role on 'As the World Turns'

(Newser) - An actor diagnosed with breast cancer just five months after the birth of her daughter in 2019 has died of the disease at age 37. Marnie Schulenburg first gained fame for her portrayal of Alison Stewart on CBS' As the World Turns, for which she earned a Daytime Emmy nomination...

Robert McFarlane Admitted Guilt in Iran-Contra Scandal

Reagan's national security adviser fell into despair when the scheme unraveled

(Newser) - Robert McFarlane, a national security adviser to President Ronald Reagan who pleaded guilty to four counts in the Iran-contra scandal, has died. He was 84. The son of a congressman, McFarlane was a lieutenant colonel in the Marines and decorated combat veteran of the Vietnam War before serving in congressional...

Fred Ward Took Off in The Right Stuff
Fred Ward Took Off
in The Right Stuff
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Fred Ward Took Off in The Right Stuff

Actor's varied roles included 'Tremors,' 'Henry and June'

(Newser) - Fred Ward, a longtime character actor known for his roles in the historical space epic The Right Stuff and the cult classic Tremors, has died. He was 79. Ward brought an old-time grit and charisma to a variety of roles, Variety reports, that struck audiences as genuine. "The unique...

Independent Ukraine's First President Dies
Independent Ukraine's
First President Dies
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Independent Ukraine's First President Dies

Leonid Kravchuk played a key role in disbanding the Soviet Union

(Newser) - Leonid Kravchuk, who led Ukraine to independence amid the collapse of the Soviet Union and served as its first president, has died, Ukrainian officials said Tuesday. He was 88. Andriy Yermak, head of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s office, confirmed Kravchuk’s death on the social media app Telegram without...

He Had a Huge Country Career, and So Did His Bar

Mickey Gilley, whose club inspired the John Travolta movie 'Urban Cowboy,' is dead at 86

(Newser) - Country star Mickey Gilley, whose namesake Texas honky-tonk inspired the 1980 film Urban Cowboy and a nationwide wave of Western-themed nightspots, has died at 86. Gilley died Saturday in Branson, Missouri, where he helped run the Mickey Gilley Grand Shanghai Theatre, per the AP . He had been performing as recently...

Beloved Seinfeld , Friends Actor Dies at 67
Friends, Seinfeld
Actor 'Never
Met a Stranger'
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Friends, Seinfeld Actor 'Never Met a Stranger'

Mike Hagerty, who most recently starred in HBO's 'Somebody Somewhere,' dies at age 67

(Newser) - Mike Hagerty, an actor known for playing the building super on Friends and a cranky store owner on Seinfeld, has died at the age of 67. "With great sadness, the family of Michael G. Hagerty announced his death yesterday in Los Angeles. A beloved character actor, his love of...

He Ordered All Planes Grounded on 9/11, Oversaw Creation of TSA

Norm Mineta dies at 90

(Newser) - Norman Mineta, who broke racial barriers for Asian Americans serving in high-profile government posts and ordered commercial flights grounded after the 9/11 terror attacks as the nation's federal transportation secretary, died Tuesday. He was 90. John Flaherty, Mineta’s former chief of staff, said Mineta died peacefully at his...

Ron Galella Was Scorned, but Not His Celebrity Photos

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis won a restraining order against the paparazzo

(Newser) - Ron Galella, the photographer who helped create the privacy-free celebrity culture of today while infuriating his famous subjects, has died. He was 91 and died Saturday at his home in New Jersey of congestive heart failure, the New York Times reports. A freelancer, he followed Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis relentlessly for...

He Found 'a Treatment for Sudden Death'
He Invented
'a Treatment for
Sudden Death'
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He Invented 'a Treatment for Sudden Death'

Dr. Morton Mower, who helped invent an automatic implantable defibrillator, dead at 89

(Newser) - Dr. Morton Mower, a cardiologist who helped invent an automatic implantable defibrillator that has helped countless heart patients live longer and healthier lives, has died at age 89 in Colorado, where he moved about a decade ago, the AP reports. Mower and Dr. Michel Mirowski, both colleagues at Sinai Hospital...

ER Actress Jossara Jinaro Dies at 48
ER Actress 
Jossara Jinaro Dies at 48
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ER Actress Jossara Jinaro Dies at 48

Husband announces her death from cancer

(Newser) - Another notable death from the world of entertainment has surfaced this weekend: Actress Jossara Jinaro has died of cancer at age 48, reports USA Today . Jinaro has a long resume of TV and film work going back to the late 1990s. However, she may be best known for her recurring...

With Wynonna, Naomi Judd Had Hall of Fame Music Career

The Judds produced a string of No. 1 country hits

(Newser) - Naomi Judd, who with her daughter formed the Judds and produced such country music hits as "Mama He's Crazy" and "Love Can Build a Bridge," died Saturday. She was 76. Her daughters Wynonna, her singing partner, and Ashley, an actress, made the announcement in a statement...

Orrin Hatch Is Dead at 88
No Republican Senator
Served Longer in Office
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No Republican Senator Served Longer in Office

Utah's Orrin Hatch is dead at 88

(Newser) - Orrin G. Hatch, who became the longest-serving Republican senator in history as he represented Utah for more than four decades, died Saturday at age 88. His death was announced in a statement from his foundation, which did not specify a cause, per the AP . He launched the Hatch Foundation as...

'RIP Flower': Another NHL Legend Is Gone
'We'll Miss You No. 10'
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'We'll Miss You No. 10'

NHL legend Guy Lafleur is dead at 70

(Newser) - Last week, Mike Bossy died . Now, another NHL legend is gone: Hall of Famer Guy Lafleur, who helped the Montreal Canadiens win five Stanley Cup titles in the 1970s, has died at age 70, per the AP . That's why the hashtag #RIP Flower was trending on Twitter Friday, a...

Russia Spy Who Inspired The Americans Is Dead
Russia Spy Who Inspired
The Americans Is Dead
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Russia Spy Who Inspired The Americans Is Dead

Mikhail Vasenkov reportedly died April 6 at age 79

(Newser) - The most senior of 10 Russian spies unmasked in the US in 2010 in a case that inspired the TV show The Americans has died. Mikhail Vasenkov, who worked for years in secrecy in Yonkers, New York, died April 6 at the age of 79, according to an announcement from...

'Bert Cooper' of Mad Men Dies at 90
Robert Morse of Mad Men,
Broadway Fame Is Dead
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Robert Morse of Mad Men, Broadway Fame Is Dead

Actor who portrayed Bertram Cooper was 90

(Newser) - He gained fame late in his career for his portrayal of Bert Cooper on Mad Men, but Robert Morse had a successful Broadway career long before that. The 90-year-old died Wednesday at his home in Los Angeles after a short, unspecified illness, reports People . Morse became a familiar face to...

The Last of Seinfeld's Surviving 'Parents' Has Died

Liz Sheridan, who played Helen Seinfeld, was 93

(Newser) - April hasn't been a kind month to Seinfeld's matriarchs. Roughly two weeks after Estelle Harris—famed for her role as George Costanza's highly vocal mother on the show— died at age 93 , the actress who played Jerry Seinfeld's mother died. Liz Sheridan died five days after...

A Hockey Icon Is Dead at 65
A Hockey Icon Is Dead at 65
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A Hockey Icon Is Dead at 65

Mike Bossy of the Islanders was one of the NHL's most prolific scorers

(Newser) - Mike Bossy, one of hockey’s most prolific goal-scorers and a star for the New York Islanders during their 1980s dynasty, has died after a battle with lung cancer at age 65. The Islanders and TVA Sports, the French-language network in Canada where he worked as a hockey analyst, confirmed...

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