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Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson’s Dad, WWE Hall of Famer Rocky Johnson, Has Died at Age 75

Rocky “Soulman” Johnson, a WWE Hall of Fame wrestler who became better known as the father of actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, has died. He was 75. WWE issued a statement on Johnson’s death Wednesday night. Johnson and Tony Atlas became the first black world tag team champions in WWE history when they defeated the…

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Actor Harry Hains Dead at Age 27

Australian actor Harry Hains, known for his role in “American Horror Story,” has died at age 27, according to his mother, actress Jane Badler. Badler, best known for her work on NBC’s science fiction mini-series “V” between 1983 and 1985, broke the news on Instagram, writing a heartbreaking tribute to her young son. “On Jan…

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Former Bengals Coach, Offensive Pioneer Sam Wyche Dies at 74

Sam Wyche, who pushed the boundaries as an offensive innovator with the Cincinnati Bengals and challenged the NFL’s protocols along the way, has died. He was 74. Wyche, who had a history of blood clots in his lungs and had a heart transplant in 2016 in Charlotte, North Carolina, died Thursday of melanoma, officials with…

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Man Who Threw Only Perfect World Series Game, Don Larsen, Has Died at Age 90

Don Larsen, the journeyman pitcher who reached the heights of baseball glory when he threw a perfect game in 1956 with the New York Yankees for the only no-hitter in World Series history, died Wednesday night. He was 90. Larsen’s agent, Andrew Levy, said the former pitcher died of esophageal cancer in hospice care in…

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‘Monty Python’ Star Neil Innes Dead at Age 75

“Monty Python” writer and actor Neil Innes has died at age 75, his agent has confirmed. The comedian and musician died of natural causes Sunday night, agent Nigel Morton said. Innes was known for his work with the British comedy group “Monty Python” and “The Bonzo Dog Band.” The Bonzos were reunited one last time…

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Famed Composer Behind ‘Mame’ and ‘Hello, Dolly!’ Dead at Age 88

Tony Award-winning composer Jerry Herman, who wrote the cheerful, good-natured music and lyrics for such classic shows as “Hello, Dolly!” and “Mame,” died Thursday. He was 88. His goddaughter, Jane Dorian, confirmed his death to The Associated Press early Friday. He died of pulmonary complications in Miami, where he had been living with his partner,…

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Nine Relatives Killed in Tragic Plane Crash, Leaving Idaho Community in Mourning

When Jim Hansen boarded his company’s single-engine aircraft for a pheasant-hunting trip to South Dakota, he brought along the same people he trusted with his business: his family. Three generations of Hansen’s clan ran a petroleum distribution business in Idaho Falls, Idaho, called Conrad & Bischoff. Hansen’s sons, Jim Jr. and Kirk, had started in…

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NFL Legend and Nerf Football Inventor Fred Cox Dies at 80

Legendary Minnesota Vikings kicker Fred Cox, who co-invented the Nerf football so that children could enjoy the game more safely, died Wednesday night at age 80, the team announced. The former All-Pro had been dealing with serious heart and kidney issues, and in his last days of hospice care, appeared to know that the end…

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Newspaper Apologizes After Publishing Glowing Obituary of Living Man

Oops. A British newspaper that published a glowing obituary of a man it announced to the world was dead had to later retract it all after leaning the man was still alive, Fox News reported. “THIS morning, The Northern Echo’s website carried an obituary to Charlie Donaghy, a lifelong supporter of grassroots sport in the North-East,” the…

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Star College Gymnast Dies in Freak Training Accident

A talented gymnast at Southern Connecticut State University tragically lost her life Sunday after a training accident. Melanie Coleman of Milford, Connecticut, was a former All-State gymnast and a Women’s Collegiate Gymnastics Association Scholastic All-American. The 20-year-old college student had been recognized for her skills for years, according to a former coach, who told WSFB-TV in…

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Hollywood Boulevard’s Superman Christopher Dennis Dies at 52

Christopher Dennis, known for performing as Superman on Hollywood Boulevard, died Saturday in the San Fernando Valley at the age of 52. His cause of death is currently unknown. The Super Museum, a museum dedicated to Superman history located in Metropolis, Ill., confirmed the news in a Facebook post. “We want to take a moment […]

Banjiro Uemura, Founder of Tohokushinsha, Dies at 90

Banjiro Uemura, founder of Tohokushinsha Film Corporation, one of Japan’s longest operating film companies, has died. He was 90. The company, which is listed on the JASDAQ stock market made the announcement on Thursday. It reported that he passed away on Oct. 15, 2019. Uemura established the company in April 1961, running it its president […]

Hero Paralyzed in Search for Coward Bergdahl Dies of His Injuries at 46

A soldier wounded in the search for Bowe Bergdahl has died 10 years after a sniper’s bullet changed his life forever. Army Master Sgt. Mark Allen was shot in the head in 2009 while searching for the deserter Bergdahl in Afghanistan. The injury left him paralyzed until his death. An online obituary for Allen reveals…

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Hero Paralyzed in Search for Coward Bergdahl Dies of His Injuries at 46

A soldier wounded in the search for Bowe Bergdahl has died 10 years after a sniper’s bullet changed his life forever. Army Master Sgt. Mark Allen was shot in the head in 2009 while searching for the deserter Bergdahl in Afghanistan. The injury left him paralyzed until his death. An online obituary for Allen reveals…

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Original Mouseketeer Karen Pendleton Has Passed Away at Age 73

Karen Pendleton, one of the original Mouseketeers on “The Mickey Mouse Club,” passed away Sunday after suffering from a heart attack. She was 73 years old. Pendleton was one of the nine children who appeared during the show’s entire original run from 1955 to 1959. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the child actress was born…

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João Gilberto, Father of Bossa Nova, Dies at 88

João Gilberto, a Brazilian musician best known for his pioneering work within the Bossa Nova genre, died Saturday, his son confirmed on Facebook. He was 88. “My father has passed. His fight was noble, he tried to maintain dignity in light of losing his sovereignty,” his son Marcelo Gilberto wrote. “I thank my family (my […]

Judith Krantz, Best-Selling Author and Columnist, Dies at 91

Judith Krantz, a best-selling author known for her novels “Scruples” and “Princess Daisy,” died Saturday from natural causes, surrounded by family, friends and her four dogs at her Bel Air, California home, her publicist John Tellem confirmed. She was 91. Krantz began her career in journalism, working for Good Housekeeping writing freelance articles for Macleans, […]

Edith Gonzalez, Telenovela Star, Dies at 54

Mexican soap opera star Edith González died after three years of battling cancer on Thursday. She was 54. González’s telenovela credits include “Corazón Salvaje,” “Mujer de Madera,” “Doña Barbara,” “Palabra de Mujer,” “Las Bravo” and “Eva la Trailera.” The National Association of Actors confirmed her death Thursday morning. González was born in 1964 Monterrey, Mexico. […]