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He Started as Pharmacist, Ended Up in 500 TV Episodes

Character actor Peter Mark Richman dies at 93

(Newser) - Peter Mark Richman, a character actor who appeared in hundreds of television episodes and had recurring roles on Three's Company and Beverly Hills 90210, has died. He was 93. Richman died Thursday at his home in the Woodland Hills area of Los Angeles of natural causes, publicist Harlan Boll...

The Surviving Half of Siegfried & Roy Has Died

Siegfried Fischbacher died in Las Vegas at 81 after a battle with pancreatic cancer

(Newser) - Legendary illusionist Siegfried Fischbacher didn't last long on this earth without Roy Horn, his partner on stage and in life, reports the Las Vegas Review-Journal . The 81-year-old magician, one half of Siegfried & Roy, died late Wednesday following a battle with pancreatic cancer. His death comes eight months after...

Dodgers Legend Dead at 93

Manager and Hall of Famer Tommy Lasorda led team to 2 World Series

(Newser) - Tommy Lasorda, the fiery Hall of Fame manager who guided the Los Angeles Dodgers to two World Series titles and later became an ambassador for the sport he loved during his 70-plus years with the franchise, has died at 93. The Dodgers said Friday he had a heart attack at...

Goodbye, Officer Hooks

'Police Academy' actor Marion Ramsey is dead at 73

(Newser) - She charmed audiences as Officer Laverne Hooks in one of the most prolific movie comedy series of the '80s. Now, sad news on actor Marion Ramsey: The 73-year-old died Thursday at her Los Angeles home. Ramsey's management team confirmed her death to Deadline , though it's not yet...

A Urinary Tract Infection Killed Tanya Roberts

Actress dies hours after her death was prematurely reported

(Newser) - Hours after her death was prematurely reported , Tanya Roberts did die Monday night, her partner tells CNN . The Bond girl and That '70s Show actress was 65. She had been hospitalized after collapsing Christmas Eve following a walk with her dogs in California, and had tested negative for COVID-19....

Tanya Roberts in 'Dire' Condition, Partner Speaks Out

Lance O'Brien tries to clear up how false reports circulated on the death of 'That '70s Show' actress

(Newser) - The murky story of how the "death" of Bond girl and That '70s Show actor Tanya Roberts was mistakenly reported on Monday is still a little murky, but with some clarification. It sounds like crossed wires of sorts between Lance O'Brien (Roberts' longtime partner), Mike Pingel (her...

Adieu to a French Fashion Icon

Pierre Cardin, whose name graced everything from watches to bedsheets, is dead at 98

(Newser) - France's Academy of Fine Arts says Pierre Cardin, the French designer whose Space Age style was among the iconic looks of 20th-century fashion, has died at 98. The academy announced his death in a tweet Tuesday, per the AP . His family tells AFP that he died at the American...

Star of Deadliest Catch Is Dead at 33

No cause of death given for Nick McGlashan, who had battled substance abuse issues

(Newser) - A familiar face from the show Deadliest Catch is gone. TMZ reports that 33-year-old Nick McGlashan died Sunday in Nashville, Tenn. Authorities haven't released a cause of death because it's still under investigation, per the Hollywood Reporter . McGlashan appeared on the Discovery show from 2013 to 2020, though...

Cops Find Actor Dead During Wellness Check

Manager says Tommy 'Tiny' Lister had 'COVID symptoms'

(Newser) - Tommy 'Tiny' Lister, who audiences loved as the neighborhood bad guy in 1995's Friday, has died at 62. Per People , the actor's manager, Cindy Cowan, said Lister showed "COVID symptoms" for a week prior to his death. In a statement from the LA County Sheriff's...

Alex Trebek's Last Day Filming Was 10 Days Before Death

Tributes are pouring in for 'Jeopardy!' host

(Newser) - Tributes to beloved Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek are pouring in after he died Sunday at age 80 following a battle with pancreatic cancer. The three Greatest of All Time tournament contestants all weighed in, including Ken Jennings, who ultimately won the title. "Alex wasn’t just the best ever...

Surface Actor, 30, Gunned Down in Texas

Eddie Hassell was shot to death early Sunday in suspected carjacking

(Newser) - Police are offering a reward of up to $2,500 for any information leading to an arrest after TV and film actor Eddie Hassell was shot dead in Texas early Sunday. Per CNN , Grand Prairie authorities say a call came in about a shooting at around 1:50am local time...

She Finished 3rd on the First Idol, Now Dead at 42

Nikki McKibbin had an aneurysm last week, donated her organs

(Newser) - Nikki McKibbin, the third-place finalist from the first season of American Idol, died Sunday at age 42. "The love of my life Nikki Sadler suffered an aneurysm on Wednesday," her husband Craig Sadler posted on Facebook on Saturday. "She would already be gone, but she's an...

Farewell to Our First James Bond

Oscar-winning Scottish actor was 90

(Newser) - He was the first actor, and many say the best, to portray James Bond in the spy film series. Now, a goodbye to the original 007: The family of Sir Sean Connery says the Scottish actor has died at the age of 90, reports the BBC . Connery kicked off his...

Robert Redford's Son Dead at 58

James Redford died of cancer

(Newser) - Robert Redford's son James died Friday at age 58 in his California home, the AP reports. He had struggled with liver issues since his teenage years, undergoing two liver transplants in 1993, reports the Salt Lake Tribune in a lengthy obituary. The liver disease returned two years ago, and...

Two and a Half Men's 'Berta' Dead at 77

Conchata Ferrell was on board for the sitcom's entire run

(Newser) - Conchata Ferrell, who became known for her role as Berta the housekeeper on TV’s Two and a Half Men after a long career as a character actor on stage and in movies, including Mystic Pizza and Network, has died. She was 77, the AP reports. Ferrell died Monday at...

Showbiz Luminaries Mourn Eddie Van Halen

Tributes are pouring in for the rock legend

(Newser) - Eddie Van Halen, who died Tuesday at age 65 of cancer , is being mourned across the world of entertainment. The AP and other outlets round up reactions to the Van Halen guitarist's death:
  • “Heartbroken and speechless. My love to the family," tweeted Sammy Hagar.
  • “Sad to
...

'I Can See Clearly Now' Singer Dead at 80

Johnny Nash helped launch Bob Marley's career

(Newser) - Johnny Nash, a singer-songwriter, actor, and producer who rose from pop crooner to early reggae star to the creator and performer of the million-selling anthem “I Can See Clearly Now,” died Tuesday, his son said. Nash, who had been in declining health, died of natural causes at home...

She Was Astrologist to the Stars—and Mom to One

Jackie Stallone, mother of Sylvester Stallone, dies at 98

(Newser) - The world has lost a little personality. Jackie Stallone, astrologist to the stars and mother to actor Sylvester Stallone, died Monday at age 98, her youngest son, Frank, wrote in an Instagram post . He described his mother as "very eccentric and flamboyant" and "full of spunk and fearless,...

A Father of Reggae Is Dead at 77

Toots Hibbert of Toots & the Maytals had been in a medically induced coma since earlier this month

(Newser) - Toots Hibbert, one of reggae's founders and most beloved stars who gave the music its name and later helped make it an international movement through such classics as "Pressure Drop," "Monkey Man," and "Funky Kingston," has died. He was 77. Hibbert, frontman of...

She Was the Only Bond Girl to Get Him to the Altar

Award-winning actress Diana Rigg, also known for 'Avengers,' 'Game of Thrones' roles, dead at 82

(Newser) - Dame Diana Rigg, a Tony and Emmy award winner, has died at age 82. She's perhaps best known of late for her turn as Lady Olenna Tyrell in Game of Thrones. But the British actress enjoyed a decades-spanning career in theater, film, and television, following her breakout role as...

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