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Farewell to the Original Voice of Charlie Brown
Farewell to the
Original Voice
of Charlie Brown

Farewell to the Original Voice of Charlie Brown

Family, agent confirm Peter Robbins' death at 65

(Newser) - The original voice of Charlie Brown has died at age 65. Peter Robbins took his own life last week, his family said in a statement to Fox 5 . His agent, Dylan Novak, tells TMZ that Robbins had checked himself into a mental hospital soon after Christmas but departed Jan. 18,...

Funny Man Louie Anderson Dies of Cancer
Louie Anderson
Is Dead at 68

Louie Anderson Is Dead at 68

Comedian had non-Hodgkin's lymphoma

(Newser) - He kept audiences laughing over four decades. But comedian Louie Anderson has taken his last bow. The longtime Family Feud host and actor who took home a 2016 Emmy for his role in the FX series Baskets died Friday morning at age 68, his longtime publicist Glenn Schwartz confirms to...

Actor Bob Saget Found Dead at 65
Bob Saget's Cause of Death
at 65 Not Yet Clear

Bob Saget's Cause of Death at 65 Not Yet Clear

TMZ broke the news that actor was found dead in an Orlando hotel

(Newser) - Update: While the circumstances surrounding Bob Saget's death at age 65 are still unclear, tributes to the comedian were pouring in Sunday night. Outlets including People , the Hollywood Reporter , and E! were rounding up devastated reactions from co-stars, fellow comics, and more. "I am broken. I am gutted....

Before Mickey Mouse Club's Britney and Justin, There Was Tiffini

Tiffini Hale, who performed in late '80s reboot of variety show and in Disney's The Party, dead at 46

(Newser) - When The All New Mickey Mouse Club, a reboot of sorts of the popular '50s variety show, debuted in 1989 on the startup Disney Channel, Tiffini Hale was one of the original cast members, preceding the likes of Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera, and Ryan Gosling. She went...

'The Big Ragoo' Has Died at 69

'The Big Ragoo'
Has Died at 69

'The Big Ragoo' Has Died at 69

Actor Eddie Mekka played Carmine Ragusa on '70s sitcom 'Laverne & Shirley'

(Newser) - For those who sat in front of the boob tube in the late '70s and early '80s, the Happy Days spinoff Laverne & Shirley likely made its way into their TV-watching schedules. Sad news for that demographic, as loved ones announce the death of actor Eddie Mekka, who...

Stephen Sondheim Dead at 91
Dead at 91

Stephen Sondheim Dead at 91

Master behind 'Sweeney Todd,' 'West Side Story' had just celebrated Thanksgiving with friends

(Newser) - CNN calls him a creator "perhaps without par" in American musical theater. The New York Times praises him as "one of Broadway history's songwriting titans." Composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim, the musical force behind Sweeney Todd, Sunday in the Park With George, and Into the ...

Bones Actor Dies at 41
Bones Actor Dies at 41

Bones Actor Dies at 41

Heath Freeman, who played serial killer Howard Epps, remembered as a 'soulful spirit'

(Newser) - Actor Heath Freeman, best known for his two-year run as a serial killer on Bones, has died at the age of 41. His manager, Joe S. Montifiore, confirmed his death to NBC News on Tuesday without giving the circumstances. He called Freeman "a brilliant human being with an intense...

Quantum Leap Star Dean Stockwell Dies at 85
Quantum Leap Star
Dies at 85

Quantum Leap Star Dies at 85

Dean Stockwell had a career that spanned 8 decades

(Newser) - He kicked off his acting career on Broadway at the age of 7. More than seven decades later, Dean Stockwell had racked up hundreds of stage, screen, and TV credits, Oscar and Emmy nominations, and the reputation of a "cult indie character actor who refused to fit in,"...

A Beloved 'Bosom Buddy' Has Died
A Beloved
'Bosom Buddy'
Has Died

A Beloved 'Bosom Buddy' Has Died

Peter Scolari, co-star in '80s sitcom with Tom Hanks, had been living with cancer for 2 years

(Newser) - Actor Peter Scolari, who starred in the '80s sitcom Bosom Buddies opposite Tom Hanks, has died at the age of 66, reports USA Today . His representative, Ellen Lubin Sanitsky, says he died Friday after living two years with cancer. Scolari was also well known for his star turn as...

Hatchet Author Gary Paulsen Dead at 82
He Taught a
Generation About
Life in the Wild

He Taught a Generation About Life in the Wild

'Hatchet' author Gary Paulsen dies at 82

(Newser) - Gary Paulsen, the beloved author of more than 200 books about adventure and survival in the wilderness, died Wednesday, according to Publishers Weekly . He was 82. It's sad news not only for those who knew the three-time Newbery Honor author—including his wife, the artist and author Ruth Wright...

Brittany Murphy Documentary: 'She Was In So Much Pain'

Film suggests weight loss, urged by her husband, contributed to death

(Newser) - Amid reflection on the harsh Hollywood treatment of young 2000s celebrities including Britney Spears and Amanda Bynes comes What Happened, Brittany Murphy? , a two-part HBO Max docuseries examining the star’s sudden death in 2009 at the age of 32. Murphy's death was attributed to pneumonia, anemia, and intoxication...

Sarah Jessica Parker Breaks Silence on Death of Friend

The SATC star posted on Instagram that her silence had been a statement on the 'magnitude' of the loss

(Newser) - When Willie Garson, best known as Stanford on Sex and the City, died Tuesday , there was an outpouring of love and grief online. There was post after post from blue checkmark accounts from famous friends and former costars. But for days there was nothing by silence from his on-screen best...

Michael K. Williams, 54, Dies
Actor's Death Ruled Accidental

Actor's Death Ruled Accidental

Tests found a mix of drugs in Michael K. Williams' system

(Newser) - Update: New York officials have ruled the death of actor Michael K. Williams accidental. The cause was acute drug intoxication, the city's medical examiner said Friday. Tests showed fentanyl, parafluorofentanyl, heroin, and cocaine in the actor's system, the AP reports. The medical examiner's office had no further...

Willie Garson, Sex and the City's Stanford, Dead at 57

Actor reportedly died of pancreatic cancer

(Newser) - Willie Garson, the actor perhaps best known as Sex and the City's Stanford Blatch , has died at age 57. Garson's son posted a tribute on Instagram on Tuesday, writing, "I’m so glad you got to share all your adventures with me and were able to accomplish...

Wire Star Was 'the Kindest of Persons'

Actors including Wendell Pierce, Edward Norton remember Michael K. Williams

(Newser) - Celebrities, including many of Michael K. Williams' co-stars on The Wire, are paying tribute to the Emmy-nominated actor, who was found dead in his Brooklyn home on Monday. "The depth of my love for this brother, can only be matched by the depth of my pain learning of his...

Child Actor Matthew Mindler's Campus Death Ruled Suicide

19-year-old was found dead near Millersville University, where he was a first-year student

(Newser) - A former child actor who appeared on the big screen alongside Zooey Deschanel and Paul Rudd was found dead Saturday after being reported missing from his Pennsylvania university on Wednesday. Per Variety , Matthew Mindler, known for 2011's Our Idiot Brother, was found dead in Manor Township near Millersville University,...

Ed Asner, Lovable as Lou Grant on Two Shows, Dies at 91

The actor found new, younger fans with Elf and Up

(Newser) - Love for Ed Asner spans generations. The actor, who died Sunday at 91, had been working actor for more than a decade when he picked up his iconic role as journalist Lou Grant on the Mary Tyler Moore Show in 1970. He played Mary’s grouchy but lovable boss (“...

He Slipped on Trash, Nearly Ended Career. He Became an NHL Legend
Farewell to
'Mr. Ranger'

Farewell to 'Mr. Ranger'

New York Rangers legend Rod Gilbert, 80, was a Hall of Famer, beloved by fans

(Newser) - Rod Gilbert, the Hall of Fame right wing who starred for the New York Rangers and helped Canada win the 1972 Summit Series, has died. He was 80. Gilbert's family confirmed the death to the Rangers on Sunday, per the AP . The team didn't provide details. "I...

Country Music Hall of Famer Tom T. Hall, 85, Dies
Country Music Hall of Famer
Tom T. Hall, 85, Dies

Country Music Hall of Famer Tom T. Hall, 85, Dies

The songwriter behind Harper Valley P.T.A. had a string of hits

(Newser) - Country music legend Tom T. Hall has died. He was 85. Hall, a fixture in Nashville since the ‘60s and a Grand Ole Opry cast member since 1971, was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2008. Hall, who was born Thomas Hall and added the T...

'True Action Legend' Who Wowed Tarantino Dead at 82

'Kill Bill' star Sonny Chiba starred in more than 100 films

(Newser) - Japanese actor Sonny Chiba, who wowed the world with his martial arts skills in more than 100 films, including Kill Bill, has died. He was 82. Chiba, known in Japan as Shinichi Chiba, died late Thursday in a hospital near Tokyo, where he'd been treated for COVID-19 since Aug....

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