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Coroner: Harry Morton Died of Irregular Heartbeat

Pink Taco founder, 38, also had coronary artery disease that contributed to death by natural causes

(Newser) - Pink Taco founder Harry Morton died unexpectedly in November at the age of 38—and now there's an official cause of death. People cites the determination by the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner: Morton died of natural causes as the result of a probable cardiac arrhythmia, with "myocardial... More »

Musician at Forefront of the 'Paisley Underground' Dies at 61

Mazzy Star, Rain Parade co-founder David Roback was key figure in LA's neo-psychedelia genre

(Newser) - David Roback, a driving force in the neo-psychedelic genre and co-founder of California alt-rock band Mazzy Star, has died at age 61, per a representative for the band. The cause of death hasn't yet been released. In the early '80s, the producer, guitarist, and keyboardist co-founded Rain Parade,... More »

Rapper, 20, Murdered Days After Album Drops

Pop Smoke shot and killed in apparent home invasion

(Newser) - Up-and-coming rapper Pop Smoke was murdered early Wednesday in what TMZ describes as a home invasion in the Hollywood Hills. The rapper, born Bashar Jackson, was shot and killed around 4:30am when masked men broke into a home where a gathering had taken place, the outlet reports, citing law... More »

Love Island Host's Unpublished Instagram Post Made Public

Family of late Caroline Flack releases her last words after reality-TV host's apparent suicide

(Newser) - It was the social media message that was never supposed to see the light of day. Now, the family of late Love Island host Caroline Flack, found dead Saturday of an apparent suicide, has revealed an unpublished Instagram post by the 40-year-old. The release of her words came just before... More »

Disney Actor Dead at 35

Jason Davis was best known for his work on 'Recess'

(Newser) - Jason Davis, the actor who voiced Mikey Blumberg on the Disney series Recess from 1997 to 2001, died Sunday in Los Angeles at age 35, CNN reports. "I am so heartbroken to share the saddest news of my life ," his mother says in a statement to the Hollywood ... More »

Inside the Final Hours of Caroline Flack's Life

Paramedics were called to her home the night before she died

(Newser) - British TV presenter Caroline Flack was found dead of an apparent suicide Saturday afternoon. Hours prior, around 10:30pm on Valentine's Day, someone called emergency services from Flack's home and an ambulance responded, the Sun reports. Paramedics assessed Flack, but did not take her to the hospital, a... More »

Lawyer: Reality TV Host Takes Own Life Ahead of Trial

Caroline Flack of 'Love Island' fame is dead

(Newser) - A popular reality TV host in the UK has been found dead ahead of her trial on charges of assaulting her boyfriend, reports People . Caroline Flack, 40, best known for her stint hosting Love Island, was found in her London apartment. No cause of death has been released, but a... More »

Tough-Guy Star Robert Conrad Is Dead at 84

He starred in the TV series 'The Wild Wild West'

(Newser) - Robert Conrad, the rugged, contentious actor who starred in the hugely popular 1960s television series Hawaiian Eye and The Wild Wild West, died Saturday, the AP reports. He was 84. The actor died of heart failure in Malibu, Calif., family spokesperson Jeff Ballard said. A small private service is planned... More »

Veteran Actor Killed by 'Multiple' Vehicles

Orson Bean was 91 years old

(Newser) - Orson Bean, the witty actor and comedian, was hit and killed by a car in Los Angeles, authorities said. He was 91, the AP reports. The Los Angeles County coroner's office confirmed Bean's Friday night death, saying it was being investigated as a "traffic-related" fatality. The coroner'... More »

The World Reacts: 'There's No Words to Express the Pain'

Shaquille O'Neal and Ava DuVernay are among those grieving Kobe Bryant's Death

(Newser) - Kobe Bryant's tragic death Sunday has triggered an outpouring of grief from the "sports world and beyond," the LA Times reports. Bryant, 41, and his daughter Gianna, 13, were among nine who perished when the NBA legend's private helicopter sputtered and crashed in the hills of... More »

Bachelorette Contestant Dies at 29

Tyler Gwozdz dead after suspected overdose

(Newser) - A controversial contestant from the 15th season of the Bachelorette died Wednesday at age 29. Sources tell TMZ that Tyler Gwozdz, who competed on Hannah Brown's season, was hospitalized Jan. 13 for a suspected drug overdose. A woman on the call, which TMZ listened to, said Gwozdz was in... More »

Rep: TobyMac's Son Died of Accidental Overdose

Truett Foster McKeehan ODed on amphetamines, fentanyl

(Newser) - In October, the 21-year-old son of Christian rapper TobyMac (real name: Kevin McKeehan) died suddenly at his Tennessee home. Now, the cause of Truett Foster McKeehan's death has come to light. A rep for TobyMac tells People that the younger McKeehan accidentally overdosed on a mix of fentanyl and... More »

Highlander Star, 51, Dead by Hanging

Stan Kirsch found dead at his Los Angeles home

(Newser) - A star of the mid-1990s Highlander TV series was found dead in his Los Angeles home Saturday afternoon. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ Stan Kirsch, who played the immortal Richie Ryan on the show for six seasons, was found hanging in the bathroom by his wife. Paramedics pronounced the 51-year-old... More »

He Gave It His All in the Ring. It Killed Him

Mask-wearing Mexican pro wrestler 'La Parka' dies at age 54 after October in-ring injury

(Newser) - A horrific in-ring accident in October reportedly left a Mexican pro wrestler paralyzed—and now he has succumbed to his injuries. Per the New York Daily News , "La Parka" (real name Jesus Alfonso Huerta Escoboza), known for donning elaborate costumes and masks, most notably ones depicting skeletons, died Saturday... More »

A Drumming Legend Dead at 67

Rush's Neil Peart was diagnosed with brain cancer more than 3 years ago

(Newser) - A drumming rock legend has died. Rush's Neil Peart, who the CBC notes was "revered by fans and fellow musicians as one of the greatest drummers of all time," passed away Tuesday at age 67 in Santa Monica, Calif., per a statement issued by a family spokesperson,... More »

Rising Young Actor Dead at 27

Harry Hains starred in indie film 'The Surface,' appeared in 'American Horror Story'

(Newser) - The 27 Club just admitted a new member. Australian actor Harry Hains—who appeared in Netflix's The OA as well as American Horror Story—died Tuesday at age 27, his mother wrote on Instagram . Hains, who spoke of being gender fluid, had roles in various independent movies, including the... More »

The 'Beautiful Dream' Is Over for Danny Aiello

Star of 'Moonstruck,' 'Do the Right Thing' dead at 86 after a brief illness

(Newser) - He got his big break in 1973 in a supporting role opposite Robert DeNiro in Bang the Drum Slowly. One 50-year career later, Danny Aiello had starred in four Woody Allen movies and a steady slew of dozens of others , including The Godfather Part II, Moonstruck (co-starring Cher and Nicolas... More »

'It Must Have Been Love' Singer Dead at 61

Marie Fredriksson had battled brain tumor since 2002

(Newser) - One half of the Swedish duo that brought us the hit songs " Listen To Your Heart ," " Joyride ," and " It Must Have Been Love " has died. Roxette singer Marie Fredriksson passed away Monday at age 61 after what management described as "a 17-year-long battle... More »

Juice WRLD's Luggage Was Being Searched When He Collapsed

Agents were seizing drugs and guns, sources say

(Newser) - Federal agents were in the process of searching the luggage of Juice WRLD and his entourage when the Chicago-area rapper experienced a medical emergency in a private hangar at the city's Midway Airport Sunday, ultimately being pronounced dead at a nearby hospital. The Chicago Tribune 's sources say... More »

Norma Rae, Friends Actor Ron Leibman Dead at 82

Award-winning actor starred opposite Sally Field in 'Norma Rae,' played Roy Cohn in Kushner play

(Newser) - Actor Ron Leibman, who appeared in movies, theater, and TV in a career that spanned six decades and won a Tony award for Tony Kushner's iconic play Angels in America, has died after an illness, the AP reports. He was 82. Leibman's agent, Robert Attermann, said the actor... More »

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