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Deadliest Catch Star Nick Mavar Dies at 59
'Go-To Guy' on
Deadliest Catch
Is Dead at 59

'Go-To Guy' on Deadliest Catch Is Dead at 59

Nick Mavar suffered a medical emergency in Alaska

(Newser) - A skilled deckhand on Deadliest Catch, known as his captain's "go-to guy" has died. TMZ reports that Nick Mavar, 59, who once toiled on the commercial fishing vessel F/V Northwestern on the Discovery Channel reality show, died Thursday in the Alaskan city of Naknek, according to a rep...

Astronaut Who Took 'Earthrise' Pic Dies in Plane Crash

Former Apollo 8 crew member William Anders, 90, killed when plane went down in San Juan Islands

(Newser) - William Anders, the former Apollo 8 astronaut who took the iconic "Earthrise" photo showing the planet as a shadowed blue marble from space in 1968, was killed Friday when the plane he was piloting alone plummeted into the waters off the San Juan Islands in Washington state. He was...

He Transformed Hip-Hop From the 'Tame'
He Was One of
Hip-Hop's 'Early

He Was One of Hip-Hop's 'Early Provocateurs'

2 Live Crew member Brother Marquis dead at 58

(Newser) - Influential hip-hop group 2 Live Crew has lost an integral member. Brother Marquis, whose real name was Mark Ross, died at age 58, the group announced Monday on social media. A cause of death wasn't provided. Brother Marquis was one of the most notable members of the Miami hip-hop...

Marian Robinson, Michelle Obama's Mother, Dies at 86

Matriarch was a 'reassuring presence' at White House during Barack Obama's tenure

(Newser) - On election night 2008, as Barack Obama sat nervously in a Chicago hotel suite and awaited news on whether he would become the country's first Black president, his mother-in-law was by his side. "Are you ready for this, Grandma?" Obama asked Marian Shields Robinson, who years earlier had...

General Hospital Actor, 37, Fatally Shot on LA Street

Johnny Wactor reportedly stumbled upon people trying to steal his car's catalytic converter

(Newser) - Early Saturday in downtown Los Angeles, former General Hospital actor Johnny Wactor and a colleague reportedly stumbled upon three men trying to steal the catalytic converter from Wactor's car. According to an account from his mother, Wactor did not attempt to stop the men—but one of them shot...

Founding Member of Train Dies After Slipping in Shower

Charlie Colin, 58, was found at a friend's home in Brussels

(Newser) - A founding member of the pop-rock band Train has died. Carolyn Stephens, sister to Charlie Colin, the group's bassist, confirmed the death of her brother at the age of 58 to the AP . Colin's mother tells TMZ that Colin had slipped and fallen in the shower while housesitting...

Daughter Refutes Longtime Rumor on Death of Mama Cass
Daughter Refutes
Longtime Rumor
on Death of
Mama Cass

Daughter Refutes Longtime Rumor on Death of Mama Cass

No, Cass Elliot of the Mamas & Papas didn't choke on a ham sandwich, says Owen Elliot-Kugell

(Newser) - It's been a longtime standing joke/rumor/what have you that Mamas & the Papas singer Cass Elliot, aka "Mama Cass," died after choking on a ham sandwich, but her daughter (and only child) is now here to set the record straight. "In my younger years, when people...

American Idol Alum Found Dead in Nashville

No word on cause of death for 47-year-old Grammy winner Mandisa Hundley, on show's Season 5

(Newser) - A singer who performed on the fifth season of American Idol nearly 20 years ago died Thursday in Tennessee's capital. "We can confirm that yesterday Mandisa was found in her home deceased," a rep for the singer says in a statement, per People . "At this time...

Louis Gossett Jr. Is Dead at 87
Louis Gossett Jr.
Is Dead at 87

Louis Gossett Jr. Is Dead at 87

He was the first Black man to win a supporting actor Oscar

(Newser) - Louis Gossett Jr., the first Black man to win a supporting actor Oscar and an Emmy winner for his role in the seminal TV miniseries Roots, has died at age 87. Gossett's nephew told the AP that the actor died Thursday night in Santa Monica, California. No cause of...

Character Actor Brought an 'Unsettling Presence' to Film

M. Emmet Walsh, of 'Blade Runner' and 'Blood Simple' fame, is dead at age 88

(Newser) - M. Emmet Walsh, the character actor who brought his unmistakable face and unsettling presence to films including Blood Simple and Blade Runner, has died at age 88, his manager said Wednesday. Walsh died from cardiac arrest on Tuesday at a hospital in St. Albans, Vermont, said longtime manager Sandy Joseph,...

Matthew Perry's Stepdad Speaks: 'He Was Happy'
Matthew Perry's
Stepdad Speaks

Matthew Perry's Stepdad Speaks

Keith Morrison says Perry 'was happy,' but he 'didn't get to have his third act, and that's not fair'

(Newser) - Keith Morrison is a longtime NBC News correspondent. He's also the longtime stepdad of Matthew Perry, and he sat down with Hoda Kotb on her podcast to discuss the actor's death last October. Morrison married Perry's mother, Suzanne Perry Morrison, in 1981, and tells Kotb that "...

He Was a 'Big Tree' to Manga Artists Worldwide
He Was a 'Big Tree' to
Manga Artists Worldwide

He Was a 'Big Tree' to Manga Artists Worldwide

Akira Toriyama, creator of 'Dragon Ball' comic series, other popular manga and anime, dies at 68

(Newser) - Akira Toriyama, the creator of the bestselling Dragon Ball and other popular manga and anime that influenced Japanese comics, has died, his studio said Friday. He was 68. Toriyama died March 1 of a blood clot in his brain, Bird Studio said in a statement. "He was working enthusiastically...

Death of Beverly Hills, 90210 Actor Was Drug-Related

'It breaks my heart to learn that my son died this way,' David Gail's mother says

(Newser) - The death of actor David Gail, best known for his roles in Beverly Hills, 90210 and General Hospital, was drug-related, his publicist confirmed Tuesday. Linda Brown told NBC News that the 58-year-old's January death was the result of a brain injury linked to use of drugs including cocaine, fentanyl,...

Star Trek , Captain Marvel Actor Dead at 49
Star Trek,
Captain Marvel
Actor Dies at 49


Star Trek, Captain Marvel Actor Dies at 49

Kenneth Mitchell had battled ALS since 2018

(Newser) - Actor Kenneth Mitchell, known for roles in Star Trek: Discovery and Captain Marvel, died Saturday at age 49 after battling amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease) for more than five years. Mitchell is survived by his wife, actress Susan May Pratt, and their children, ages...

Actor in Britain's The Office Is Dead at 50
Actor in Britain's
The Office Is Dead at 50

Actor in Britain's The Office Is Dead at 50

Ewen MacIntosh played 'Big Keith'

(Newser) - Those who watched the original version of The Office out of Britain will know him as "Big Keith." Ewen MacIntosh, the actor who portrayed an accountant aspiring to be a DJ, has died at age 50, reports the BBC . No cause of death was given, but a statement...

CBS Host Charles Osgood Dies at 91
His Famous
Signoff: 'I'll See
You on the Radio'

His Famous Signoff: 'I'll See You on the Radio'

Emmy-winning TV/radio journalist Charles Osgood, former host of 'CBS Sunday Morning,' dies at 91

(Newser) - Charles Osgood, a five-time Emmy Award-winning journalist who anchored CBS Sunday Morning for more than two decades, hosted the long-running radio program The Osgood File, and was referred to as CBS News' poet in residence, has died. He was 91, per the AP . CBS reports that Osgood died Tuesday at...

Filmmaker Demands Probe Into Parasite Actor's Death

Bong Joon-ho wants answers on what happened to Lee Sun-kyun, who died of an apparent suicide

(Newser) - South Korea is still reeling from the death last month of popular Parasite actor Lee Sun-kyun, whose body was found in a car in a Seoul park. Lee's family says he'd left behind what appeared to be a suicide note, and now the director of his hit 2019...

Sinead O'Connor's Cause of Death Revealed

Irish singing icon died of natural causes, coroner says

(Newser) - The statement from the coroner in Sinead O'Connor's death doesn't mince words: "This is to confirm that Ms O'Connor died of natural causes," the Southwark Coroner's Court in London said on Tuesday, adding that "the coroner has therefore ceased their involvement in...

One Half of Starsky & Hutch Has Left Us
He Was One
Half of an
Iconic '70s

He Was One Half of an Iconic '70s Pair

Actor David Soul, who played Ken 'Hutch' Hutchinson on 'Starsky & Hutch,' has died at 80

(Newser) - Actor David Soul, who earned fame as the blond half of crime-fighting duo Starsky and Hutch in the eponymous popular 1970s television series, has died at the age of 80. His wife, Helen Snell, said Friday that "David Soul—beloved husband, father, grandfather, and brother—died yesterday after a...

Paul Mitchell's Only Son Dead at 53
Paul Mitchell's
Only Son Dead at 53

Paul Mitchell's Only Son Dead at 53

Angus Mitchell, co-owner of John Paul Mitchell Systems, reportedly drowned in his pool

(Newser) - Angus Mitchell, the only child of the late hairstylist Paul Mitchell and co-owner of John Paul Mitchell Systems, has died. A hairstylist in his own right, Mitchell shared a video on Instagram on Tuesday night showing him hanging out with friends and enjoying music at his home in Honolulu, TMZ...

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