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It’s by no means simple saying goodbye to these we’ve come to like. And whereas most of us don’t come into common contact with celebrities, we invite them into our houses through tv, motion pictures and streaming providers, making them part of our on a regular basis lives.

This 12 months, sadly, we mentioned goodbye to many gifted musicians, actors and different high-profile personalities.

Among them had been Matthew Perry, Tina Turner, Sue Johanson, Andre Braugher, Gordon Lightfoot, Bob Barker, Michael Gambon and Robbie Robertson.

We’re taking the time to have a good time the legacy of this uber-talented group of individuals by remembering among the celebrities we misplaced in 2023.


Actors of the tv sequence ‘Eight is Enough,’ Dick Van Patten (prime), (backside, L-R) Grant Goodeve, Adam Rich and Willie Aames. Rich died on Jan. 7, 2023, at 54 years outdated.


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Adam Rich, the kid actor with a pageboy mop-top who charmed TV audiences as “America’s little brother” on Eight is Enough, died at his California house on Jan. 7. He was 54.

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Rich was the little brother to a era of TV viewers because the son of a newspaper columnist performed by Dick Van Patten, who raised eight kids alone after his spouse within the present — and the actress who performed her — died throughout filming of the primary season.

He had a restricted performing profession after starring as Nicholas Bradford when he was 8 years outdated, the youngest of eight kids from the ABC hit dramedy that ran from 1977 to 1981.

Rich’s public life after stardom was much like that of different baby actors whose promising careers are later derailed by medicine, alcohol and run-ins with the regulation.

He suffered from a sort of melancholy that defied remedy. In his life, he tried to erase the stigma of speaking about psychological sickness.


Jeff Beck performs throughout A Concert For Killing Cancer, at HMV Hammersmith Apollo, in west London, Jan. 13, 2011. Beck died on Jan. 10, 2023, at 78 years outdated.


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Jeff Beck, a guitar virtuoso who pushed the boundaries of blues, jazz and rock n’ roll and influenced generations of shredders alongside the best way, died on Jan. 10 after contracting bacterial meningitis. He was 78.

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Beck, who was generally known as the guitar participant’s guitar participant, first got here to prominence as a member of the Yardbirds. He went on to construct a solo profession that included exhausting rock, jazz, funky blues and even opera.

He was among the many rock-guitarist pantheon from the late ’60s that included Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page and Jimi Hendrix. Beck gained eight Grammy Awards and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice, as soon as with the Yardbirds in 1992 and once more as a solo artist in 2009. He was ranked fifth in Rolling Stone journal’s record of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.”


German mannequin Tatjana Patitz poses throughout a photograph name of German catalog firm Otto in Hamburg, Germany, on Thursday, Dec. 14, 2006. Patitz died on Jan. 11, 2023, on the age of 56.


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Tatjana Patitz, one in every of an elite group of famed supermodels who graced journal covers within the Eighties and ’90s and appeared in George Michael’s Freedom! ’90 music video, died on Jan. 11 after being recognized with breast most cancers. She was 56.

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Patitz was born in Germany, raised in Sweden and later made her life in California. She was generally known as a part of an elite handful of “original” supermodels, showing within the Michael video together with Christy Turlington, Linda Evangelista, Naomi Campbell and Cindy Crawford.

She was a favorite of trend photographer Peter Lindbergh, who highlighted her pure magnificence in his well-known 1988 photograph, “White Shirts: Six Supermodels, Malibu,” and for British Vogue’s 1990 cowl — main Michael to forged the group in his lip-syncing video, in accordance with Vogue.


Charles Kimbrough in 1993 posing for ‘Murphy Brown,’ a CBS tv state of affairs comedy program that includes topical present occasions and satire. Kimbrough died on Jan. 11, 2023, on the age of 86.


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Charles Kimbrough, a Tony- and Emmy-nominated actor who performed a straight-laced information anchor reverse Candice Bergen on Murphy Brown, died Jan. 11 in Culver City, Calif. He was 86.

Kimbrough performed newsman Jim Dial throughout the ten seasons of CBS hit sitcom Murphy Brown between 1988 and 1998. He earned an Emmy nomination in 1990 for excellent supporting actor in a comedy sequence. Later, he reprised the position for 3 episodes within the 2018 reboot.

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Born May 23, 1936, he spent years within the New York theatre scene. He was nominated for a Tony in 1971 for his Broadway efficiency within the Stephen Sondheim musical Company.

Kimbrough additionally lent his voice to a gargoyle named Victor in Disney’s animated movie The Hunchback of Notre Dame.


Lisa Marie Presley arrives on the forty sixth annual Country Music Awards on the Bridgestone Arena on Nov. 1, 2012, in Nashville, Tenn. Presley died on Jan. 12, 2023, at age 54.


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Lisa Marie Presley, singer and solely baby of Elvis, died on Jan. 12, after being hospitalized for cardiac arrest. She was 54.

Presley launched her personal rock albums and appeared on stage with celebrities like Pat Benatar and Richard Hawley.

Her music profession started with a 2003 debut album To Whom It May Concern. It was adopted by 2005’s Now What, and each albums hit the highest 10 of the Billboard 200 album chart. A 3rd album, Storm and Grace, was launched in 2012.

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She additionally fashioned direct musical ties together with her father, becoming a member of her voice to such Elvis recordings as Don’t Cry Daddy, a mournful ballad that had reminded him of the early dying of his mom — and Lisa Marie’s grandmother — Gladys Presley.


C.J. Harris performs onstage on the ‘American Idol XIII’ Top 10 Live Performance Show on March 19, 2014, in Hollywood, California. Harris died at 31 years outdated on Jan. 15, 2023.


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Former American Idol contestant C.J. Harris, who made it to the competitors present’s prime six singers in 2014, died on Jan. 15 after an obvious coronary heart assault. He was 31.

Harris, a father of two younger kids, auditioned for American Idol judges Keith Urban, Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick Jr. in Salt Lake City virtually 10 years in the past. He sang a rendition of Soulshine by Allman Brothers Band, accompanied by acoustic guitar.

After his audition, Urban informed Harris he’s the form of performer who “sings because you have to sing, not because you want to sing.” He mentioned Harris’s voice was “believable and real.”

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After Idol, he carried out with Hootie & the Blowfish’s lead vocalist Darius Rucker on the Grand Ole Opry. He launched his single In Love in 2019.


Gina Lollobrigida at her ninety fifth party on July 11, 2022, in Rome, Italy. Lollobrigida died on Jan. 16, 2023, at 95 years outdated.


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Italian movie legend Gina Lollobrigida, who achieved worldwide stardom throughout the Nineteen Fifties and was dubbed “the most beautiful woman in the world” after the title of one in every of her motion pictures, died in Rome on Jan. 16. She was 95.

A drawn portrait of the diva graced a 1954 cowl of Time journal, which likened her to a “goddess” in an article about Italian movie-making. More than a half-century later, Lollobrigida nonetheless turned heads together with her brown, curly hair and statuesque determine.

“Lollo,” as she was lovingly nicknamed by Italians, started making motion pictures in Italy simply after the top of World War II, because the nation started to advertise on the massive display screen a stereotypical idea of Mediterranean magnificence as buxom and brunette.

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Her profession highlights included Golden Globe-winner Come September, with Rock Hudson; Trapeze; Beat the Devil, a 1953 John Huston movie starring Humphrey Bogart and Jennifer Jones; and Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell, which gained Lollobrigida Italy’s prime film award, a David di Donatello, as finest actress in 1969.


Cindy Williams on the TV Land Awards tenth Anniversary in New York on April 14, 2012. Williams died on Jan. 25, 2023, at age 75.


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Cindy Williams, who was among the many most recognizable stars in America within the Nineteen Seventies and Eighties for her position as Shirley reverse Penny Marshall’s Laverne on the beloved sitcom Laverne & Shirley, died on Jan. 25. She was 75.

Williams labored with a few of Hollywood’s most elite administrators in a movie profession that preceded her full-time transfer to tv, showing in George Cukor’s 1972 Travels with My Aunt, George Lucas’ 1973 American Graffiti and Francis Ford Coppola’s The Conversation from 1974.

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But she was by far finest identified for Laverne & Shirley, the Happy Days spinoff that ran on ABC from 1976 to 1983 that in its prime was among the many hottest reveals on TV.

Williams performed the straitlaced Shirley Feeney to Marshall’s extra libertine Laverne DeFazio on the present a few pair of blue-collar roommates who toiled on the meeting line of a Milwaukee brewery within the Nineteen Fifties and Sixties.


David Crosby performs at Glastonbury Festival in England, on June 27, 2009. Crosby died on Jan. 18, 2923, at 81 years outdated.


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David Crosby, the legendary singer-songwriter who based among the defining rock teams of the Sixties, died on Jan. 18. He was 81.

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Crosby was a founding member of The Byrds, a pivotal band of the Sixties that mixed rock and people music. He co-wrote a few of their most notable songs together with Eight Miles High and sang on their immensely widespread covers of Mr. Tambourine Man and Turn! Turn! Turn!

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After leaving the group, he fashioned Crosby, Stills & Nash with fellow superstars Graham Nash and Stephen Stills. The band additional exploded in recognition after bringing Neil Young into the fold to change into Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. Both iterations had been identified for his or her delicate harmonies, songs like Woodstock and Teach Your Children, and inter-member clashes that led to a number of breakups and reunions over the following a long time.

Crosby was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice for his work with The Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash, in addition to the Songwriters Hall of Fame.


Lisa Loring, finest identified for originating the position of Wednesday Addams, died on Jan. 28, 2023. She was 64.


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Lisa Loring, finest identified for originating the younger, macabre icon Wednesday Addams within the Sixties sitcom The Addams Family, died on Jan. 28 of a stroke. She was 64.

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Loring was solely six years outdated when she gained the hearts of worldwide audiences for her 1964 portrayal of Wednesday Addams. She performed the gothic, pigtail-wearing Addams daughter for 2 years till the sitcom led to 1966.

Her Wednesday made iconic the Addams Family Frug dance, referred to as “The Drew.” In Netflix’s hit sequence Wednesday, Jenna Ortega paid homage to Loring’s portrayal by recreating her strikes.

After The Addams Family, Loring starred within the TV reveals The Pruitts of Southampton and The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. She was a recurring character on the daytime cleaning soap opera As the World Turns.


Annie Wersching attends the Paramount+ 2nd Annual “Star Trek Day” Celebration at Skirball Cultural Center on Sept. 8, 2021. Wersching died on Jan. 29, 2023. She was 45.


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Actor Annie Wersching, finest identified for taking part in FBI agent Renee Walker within the sequence 24 and offering the voice for Tess within the widespread online game The Last of Us, died on Jan. 29. She was 45.

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Wersching was recognized with most cancers in 2020, however that didn’t cease her from taking up new initiatives. One of her ultimate roles was because the mesmerizing Borg Queen in Star Trek: Picard, precisely 20 years after making her display screen performing debut in Star Trek: Enterprise in 2002.

Born and raised in St. Louis, Mo., Wersching appeared on dozens of tv reveals over the course of her two-decade profession, together with recurring roles in Bosch, The Vampire Diaries, Marvel’s Runaways, and The Rookie. 


Franco-Spanish dressmaker Paco Rabanne acknowledges the applause on the finish of his fall-winter 2000-2001 assortment on March 3, 2000, in Paris, France. Rabanne died on Feb. 3, 2023, at 88 years outdated.


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Paco Rabanne, the Spanish-born designer identified for perfumes bought worldwide and his metallic, space-age fashions, died on Feb. 3. He was 88.

He was generally known as a insurgent designer in a profession that blossomed partially resulting from his collaboration with the family-owned Puig, a Spanish firm that now additionally owns different design homes, together with Nina Ricci, Jean Paul Gaultier, Caroline Herrera and Dries Van Noten.

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Born Francisco Rabaneda y Cuervo in 1934, the longer term designer fled the Spanish Basque nation at age 5 throughout the Spanish Civil War and took the identify of Paco Rabanne.

He titled the primary assortment introduced below his personal identify “12 unwearable dresses in contemporary materials.” His progressive outfits had been made of varied sorts of steel, together with his well-known use of mail, the chain-like materials related to Medieval knights. He continued to create these iconic, metallurgist-inspired fashions till his dying.


American pianist and composer Burt Bacharach performs throughout the “Festival di Sanremo” Italian track contest, in San Remo, Italy, Thursday, Feb. 19, 2009. Bacharach died on Feb. 8, 2023, at 94 years outdated.


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Burt Bacharach, the singularly gifted and widespread composer and Oscar winner who delighted thousands and thousands with the quirky preparations and unforgettable melodies of Walk on By, Do You Know the Way to San Jose and dozens of different hits, died on Feb. 8. He was 94.

Over the previous 70 years, solely Lennon-McCartney, Carole King and a handful of others rivalled his genius for immediately catchy songs that remained carried out, performed and hummed lengthy after they had been written. He had a run of prime 10 hits from the Nineteen Fifties into the twenty first century, and his music was heard all over the place from film soundtracks and radios to house stereo programs and iPods, whether or not Alfie and I Say a Little Prayer or I’ll Never Fall in Love Again and This Guy’s in Love with You.

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Dionne Warwick was his favorite interpreter however Bacharach, normally in tandem with lyricist Hal David, additionally created prime materials for Aretha Franklin, Dusty Springfield, Tom Jones and plenty of others. Elvis Presley, the Beatles and Frank Sinatra had been among the many numerous artists who lined his songs, with more moderen performers who sung or sampled him together with White Stripes, Twista and Ashanti.


Austin Majors throughout the opening night time of ‘Cavalia’ in 2006. Majors died on Feb. 11, 2023. He was 27.


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Former baby star Austin Majors, who was finest identified for his position on NYPD Blue, died on Feb. 11. He was 27.

In the 2000s, Majors appeared in 48 episodes of NYPD Blue as Theo Sipowicz, son of protagonist and detective Andy Sipowicz, performed by Dennis Franz.

He additionally appeared on the TV reveals ER, According to Jim and Desperate Housewives. Majors voiced Young Jim within the 2002 Disney function movie Treasure Planet.

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“Austin Majors was an artistic, brilliant and kind human being,” mentioned his sister, Kali Majors-Raglin. “Austin took great joy and pride in his acting career.”


American actress Raquel Welch poses backstage on the Emmy Awards on Sept. 20, 1987. Welch, died on Feb. 15, 2023. She was 82.


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Raquel Welch, whose emergence from the ocean in a skimpy, furry bikini within the movie One Million Years B.C. would propel her to worldwide intercourse image standing all through the Sixties and ’70s, died on Feb. 15. She was 82.

Her curves and wonder captured popular culture consideration, with Playboy crowning her the “most desired woman” of the ’70s, regardless of by no means being fully bare within the journal. In 2013, she graced the No. 2 spot on Men’s Health’s “Hottest Women of All Time” record.

After One Million Years B.C., Welch performed Lust for the comedy staff of Peter Cook and Dudley Moore of their movie Bedazzled in 1967. She additionally performed a undercover agent within the attractive spy spoof Fathom that very same 12 months.

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In addition to performing, Welch was a singer and dancer. She stunned many critics — and gained constructive opinions — when she starred within the 1981 musical Woman of the Year on Broadway. She returned to the Great White Way in 1997 in Victor/Victoria.


Richard Belzer on the fortieth Annual DGA Honors on Nov. 16, 2003. Belzer died on Feb. 19, 2023, at 78 years outdated.


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Richard Belzer, the longtime slapstick comedian who turned one in every of TV’s most indelible detectives as John Munch in Homicide: Life on the Street and Law & Order: SVU died on Feb. 19. He was 78.

For greater than 20 years and throughout 10 sequence, together with appearances on 30 Rock and Arrested Development, Belzer performed the wise-cracking, acerbic murder detective liable to conspiracy theories. Belzer first performed Munch on a 1993 episode of Homicide and final performed him in 2016 on Law & Order: SVU.

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From that unlikely starting, Belzer’s Munch would change into one in every of tv’s longest-running characters and a sunglasses-wearing presence on the small display screen for greater than 20 years.

Before Saturday Night Live modified the comedy scene in New York, he carried out with John Belushi, Gilda Radner, Bill Murray and others on the National Lampoon Radio Hour. In 1975, he turned the warm-up comedian for the newly launched SNL.


Gordon Pinsent on the purple carpet on the Scotiabank Giller Bank Prize gala in Toronto on Nov. 19, 2018. Pinsent died on Feb. 25, 2023, at age 92.


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Gordon Pinsent, the adored Canadian actor whose profession hit its peak effectively into his 70s with an award-winning efficiency because the heartbroken husband in Away From Her, died on Feb. 25. He was 92.

The Newfoundland native, a family identify in Canada for many years after his many appearances on stage and display screen, turned identified internationally after his Genie Award-winning flip as Grant in Sarah Polley’s acclaimed directorial debut, Away from Her.

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His dignified portrayal so impressed Daniel Day-Lewis that he despatched an e mail to Polley praising Pinsent’s efficiency as one of the vital “astonishing” he’d ever seen.

Pinsent was a stalwart on some kids’s reveals within the early Sixties, together with CBC’s The Forest Rangers. He went on to look in dozens of Canada’s best-known tv reveals, together with The Red Green Show and Due South.

Pinsent additionally wrote and starred within the movie The Rowdyman, a Canadian basic a few troubled Newfoundlander whose finest intentions go unnoticed by these closest to him.


Actor Tom Sizemore in New York, on April 18, 2013. Sizemore, died on March 3, 2023, at age 61.


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Tom Sizemore, the Saving Private Ryan actor whose vibrant Nineties star burned out below the load of his personal home violence and drug convictions, died on March 3 after a mind aneurysm. He was 61.

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Sizemore turned a star with acclaimed appearances in Natural Born Killers and the cult-classic crime thriller Heat. But critical substance dependency, abuse allegations and a number of run-ins with the regulation devastated his profession and despatched him to jail.

Despite the raft of authorized hassle, he had scores of regular movie and tv credit, although his profession by no means regained its onetime momentum. Aside from Black Hawk Down and Pearl Harbor, most of his twenty first century roles got here in low-budget productions, the place he continued to play the gruff, powerful guys he turned well-known for portraying.


Guitarist Gary Rossington performs throughout the Stagecoach Music Festival on April 27, 2019. Rossington died on March 5, 2023, at 71 years outdated.


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Gary Rossington, Lynyrd Skynyrd’s final surviving unique member who additionally helped discovered the group, died on March 5 on the age of 71.

After adopting Lynyrd Skynyrd because the group’s identify — each a reference to a equally named sports activities coach at Rossington’s highschool and to a personality within the 1963 novelty hit Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh — the band launched their debut album in 1973.

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A set of country-tinged blues-rock and Southern soul, the album included now-classics like Tuesday’s Gone, Simple Man and Gimme Three Steps, nevertheless it was the closing monitor, the almost 10-minute Free Bird, that turned the group’s calling card, due in no small half to Rossington’s evocative slide taking part in on his Gibson SG.


Robert Blake leaves courtroom on Oct. 3, 2005, after his second day of testimony within the wrongful dying lawsuit introduced by the household of Bonny Lee Bakley, in Burbank, Calif. Blake died on March 9, 2023, at 89 years outdated.


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Robert Blake, the Emmy award-winning performer who went from popularity of his performing to notoriety when he was tried and acquitted within the killing of his spouse, died on March 9. He was 89.

Blake, star of the Nineteen Seventies TV present, Baretta, as soon as hoped for a comeback, however he by no means recovered from the lengthy ordeal which started with the capturing dying of his spouse, Bonny Lee Bakley, outdoors a Studio City restaurant on May 4, 2001.

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He was adamant that he had not killed his spouse and a jury finally acquitted him. But a civil jury later discovered him accountable for her dying and order him to pay Bakley’s household US$30 million, a judgement which despatched him out of business.

As a teenager, he starred within the Our Gang comedies and acted in a film basic, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre. As an grownup, he was praised for his portrayal of real-life assassin Perry Smith within the film of Truman Capote’s true crime finest vendor In Cold Blood.


Lance Reddick on the Los Angeles premiere of ‘Angel Has Fallen’ on Aug. 20, 2019. Reddick died on March 17, 2023. He was 60.


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Lance Reddick, an actor well-known for his roles within the John Wick motion pictures and HBO’s The Wire, died on March 17. He was 60.

Reddick was typically put in a swimsuit or a crisp uniform throughout his profession, taking part in tall taciturn and stylish males of distinction. He was finest identified for his position as straight-laced Lt. Cedric Daniels on the hit HBO sequence The Wire, the place his character was agonizingly trapped within the messy politics of the Baltimore police division.

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He additionally had roles in small display screen productions together with American Horror Story, Fringe, Bosch, Oz and Lost.

Reddick earned a SAG Award nomination in 2021 as a part of the ensemble for Regina King’s movie One Night in Miami. His upcoming initiatives embody Twentieth Century’s remake of White Men Can’t Jump and Shirley, Netflix’s biopic of former Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm.


FILE – Mad journal cartoonist Al Jaffee attends an occasion to honor veteran contributors of Mad journal on the Savannah College of Art and Design and the National Cartoonists Society on Oct. 11, 2011, in Savannah, Ga.


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Al Jaffee, Mad journal’s award-winning cartoonist and ageless sensible man who delighted thousands and thousands of youngsters with the sneaky enjoyable of the Fold-In and the snark of Snappy Answers to Stupid Questions, died Apr. 10 on the age of 102.


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For a long time, nearly each concern of Mad journal featured new materials by Jaffee. His collected again cowl Fold-Ins, taking up everybody in his unmistakably broad visible type from the Beatles to TMZ, was sufficient for a four-volume field set printed in 2011.

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Jaffee’s admirers ranged from Charles M. Schulz of Peanuts fame and Far Side creator Gary Larson to Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, who marked Jaffee’s eighty fifth birthday by that includes a Fold-In cake on The Colbert Report. He retired on the age of 99.


FILE – Two-time ‘Survivor’ contestant Keith Nale died on April 18, 2023. He was 62.


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Two-time Survivor contestant and fan-favorite Keith Nale died Apr. 18 on the age of 62.

Nale, a firefighter by commerce, competed on Survivor: San Juan del Sur in 2014 and Survivor: Cambodia in 2015.

In San Juan, Nale succeeded in making it to the ultimate 4 contestants, however was ultimately bested by Natalie Anderson, who gained the season.

While competing in Cambodia, Keith took a extra collaborative method, however finally misplaced the successful title to Jeremy Collins. Nale was eradicated from the sport simply two days earlier than the ultimate Tribal Council.

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Okay-pop star Moon Bin of the favored boy band Astro was discovered lifeless in his Seoul condo on April 19, 2023.


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Okay-pop star Moon Bin, member of the favored boy band group Astro, was discovered lifeless at his house in South Korea on April 29.

Bin, who was 25 when he died, was a toddler actor and mannequin earlier than becoming a member of Astro. He held a minor position within the Okay-drama Boys Over Flowers, which was vastly widespread in Asia.


FILE – Australian TV presenter Barry Humphries performs on stage as Dame Edna for the Farewell Tour, on the London Palladium theatre, in central London, on Nov. 13, 2013.


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Tony Award-winning comic Barry Humphries, internationally famend for his garish stage persona Dame Edna Everage, died April 22 on the age of 89.

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Humphries, a regulation faculty dropout, discovered main success as an actor, author and entertainer in Britain within the Nineteen Seventies.

The character of Dame Edna started as a dowdy Mrs. Norm Everage, who first took to the stage in Humphries’ hometown of Melbourne within the mid-Nineteen Fifties. She mirrored a postwar suburban inertia and cultural blandness that Humphries discovered stifling.

Edna is one in every of Humphries’ a number of enduring characters. The subsequent most well-known is Sir Les Patterson, an ever-drunk, matted and lecherous Australian cultural attache.


FILE – Len Goodman, former ‘Dancing with the Stars’ head decide, has died. He was 78.


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Former Dancing with the Stars head decide Len Goodman died April 22 on the age of 78.

Appearing on DWTS from 2005 till 2022, Goodman was typically credited with reigniting international curiosity in ballroom dancing via his work on numerous widespread competitors reveals. He additionally served as a decide on the British model of the present, Strictly Come Dancing, from 2004 to 2016.

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Goodman, a former title-winning ballroom dancer, gained the affections of viewers on either side of the Atlantic Ocean along with his witty feedback and Cockney accent. “You floated across that floor like butter on a crumpet,” he remarked after one foxtrot. He praised a salsa-dancing couple as “like two sizzling sausages on a barbecue.”

Goodman introduced his retirement from DWTS final 12 months, after serving on the decide’s panel for 31 seasons. During his final look on the present, Goodman obtained a standing ovation from the in-house viewers.


Actor, singer and activist Harry Belafonte from the documentary movie “Sing Your Song,” poses for a portrait throughout the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah on Jan. 21, 2011.


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Harry Belafonte, the civil rights and leisure big who started as a groundbreaking actor and singer and have become an activist, humanitarian and conscience of the world, died April 25 on the age of 96.

Belafonte was one of many first Black performers to achieve a large following on movie and to promote one million data as a singer; many nonetheless know him for his signature hit Banana Boat Song (Day-O), and its name of “Day-O! Daaaaay-O.” But he solid a higher legacy as soon as he scaled again his performing profession within the Sixties and lived out his hero Paul Robeson’s decree that artists are “gatekeepers of truth.”

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Belafonte participated in protest marches and profit concert events and helped set up and lift assist for them. He labored intently along with his pal and generational peer the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., typically intervening on his behalf with each politicians and fellow entertainers and serving to him financially.

He risked his life and livelihood and set excessive requirements for youthful Black celebrities, scolding Jay-Z and Beyoncé for failing to fulfill their “social responsibilities,” and mentoring Usher, Common, Danny Glover and plenty of others. In Spike Lee’s 2018 movie BlacKkKlansman, he was fittingly forged as an elder statesman education younger activists concerning the nation’s previous.


FILE – Talk present host Jerry Springer speaks in New York on April 15, 2010.


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Jerry Springer, the legendary speak present host and former mayor of Cincinnati, died on April 27 on the age of 79.

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While most well-known for his widespread, and at occasions controversial, speak present, The Jerry Springer Show, Springer wore many hats over the course of his life, together with actor, producer, lawyer and politician.

His long-running speak present, and all the next on-stage drama, ran from September 1991 to July 2018. He additionally hosted the Jerry Springer Podcast for seven years, from 2015 to 2022, and hosted a present referred to as Judge Jerry from 2019 to 2022.

At its peak, The Jerry Springer Show was a rankings powerhouse and a U.S. cultural pariah, synonymous with lurid drama. Known for chair-throwing and bleep-filled arguments, the daytime speak present was a favourite American responsible pleasure over its 27-year run, at one level topping Oprah Winfrey’s present.

After greater than 4,000 episodes, the present led to 2018, by no means straying from its core salaciousness: Some of its final episodes had such titles as Stripper Sex Turned Me Straight, Stop Pimpin’ My Twin Sister, and Hooking Up With My Therapist.


Gordon Lightfoot performs throughout the night ceremonies of Canada’s a hundred and fiftieth anniversary of Confederation, in Ottawa on July 1, 2017.


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Gordon Lightfoot, typically referred to as Canada’s best songwriter and identified worldwide as one of many founding fathers of folk-rock, died on May 1 at age 84.

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An iconic determine within the ‘60s and ‘70s, Lightfoot wrote many songs that transcended borders and music tastes, including The Wreck of Edmund Fitzgerald, Ribbon of Darkness and If You Could Read My Mind, among many, many others.

Legendary musicians like Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Hank Williams Jr., Bob Dylan and Barbra Streisand — to name just a few — recorded Lightfoot’s songs to nice success, and he was broadly revered within the music business.

Developing a popularity within the business, Lightfoot signed on with United Artists in 1965 and launched I’m Not Saying as a single. He appeared on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson and confirmed up on the Newport Folk Festival, additional establishing his identify on the music scene. Not lengthy afterwards, he recorded his first album, Lightfoot!, which featured hit songs Early Mornin’ Rain and For Lovin’ Me.

Unknowingly, Lightfoot had set a bar: he turned well-known as a Canadian artist with out capitulating and shifting to the U.S., a feat not generally seen.


FILE – Jacklyn Zeman, of ‘General Hospital’ fame, died on the age of 70, her household introduced on May 10, 2023.


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Jacklyn Zeman, who performed Bobbie Spencer for 45 years on ABC’s General Hospital, died May 9 on the age of 70.

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Zeman joined General Hospital in 1977 as Barbara Jean, who glided by Bobbie, and was the feisty youthful sister of Anthony Geary’s Luke Spencer. Zeman grew to treat Geary as household off digicam.

“I’m probably closer to him than I would be a real-life brother,” she informed co-star Maurice Benard final 12 months on his YouTube sequence State of Mind.

Outside cleaning soap operas, Zeman labored as a Playboy Bunny to assist pay for faculty and in addition acted in commercials. She had a job in 1982’s National Lampoon’s Class Reunion and appeared in a string of TV motion pictures, together with the ABC Afterschool Special Montana Crossroads in 1993. She additionally had a sequence common position as Sofia Madison within the crime drama sequence The Bay, incomes her a fifth Emmy Award nomination.


Doyle Brunson is pictured previous to play on the ultimate desk of the World Series of Poker on Nov. 8, 2011, in Las Vegas.


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Doyle Brunson, one of the vital influential poker gamers of all time and a two-time world champion, died on May 14 on the age of 89.

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Brunson, referred to as the Godfather of Poker and also referred to as “Texas Dolly,” gained 10 World Series of Poker tournaments — second solely to Phil Hellmuth’s 16. He additionally captured world championships in 1976 and 1977 and was inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame in 1988.

He wrote a e book referred to as Super System in 1979, which was one of many first books to delve into poker technique and created a long-lasting influence that helped deliver many others to the sport.


FILE – Famed WWE wrestler ‘Superstar’ Billy Graham died after an ongoing battle with a sequence of well being points. He was 79.


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The much-beloved World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Hall of Famer ‘Superstar’ Billy Graham died on May 17 after a years-long battle with numerous well being points on the age of 79.

Before wrestling, Graham was a bodybuilder who toned his spectacular physique with do-it-yourself weights within the type of espresso canisters stuffed with cement. When he was in a position to bench press 605 kilos, Graham accomplished a photograph shoot with Arnold Schwarzenegger for Muscle and Fitness journal.

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The photograph shoot pushed Graham towards the leisure business. He ultimately joined the American Wrestling Association in 1972 and is commonly thought-about a pioneer within the trendy world {of professional} wrestling. Graham, alongside his supervisor, The Grand Wizard, would go on to promote out each area he main-evented.

Throughout his wrestling profession, Graham developed a variety of memorable catchphrases, together with “I’m the man of the hour, the man with the power, too sweet to be sour!” If Graham wasn’t acknowledged by his almost 56-centimetre biceps, he was simply recognized by his outlandish private type and often-dyed hair and goatee.


FILE – Tina Turner performs in a live performance in Cologne, Germany on Jan. 14, 2009.


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Tina Turner, the American-born “Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll,” died May 24 on the age of 83.

Turner was finest identified for her dynamic stage presence, highly effective pipes, and lengthy, muscular legs, churning out a run of hit data and reside reveals within the Sixties and ’70s together with her then-husband, Ike Turner.

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Turner was one of many world’s most profitable entertainers, identified for a core of pop, rock and rhythm and blues favourites: Proud Mary, Nutbush City Limits, River Deep, Mountain High, and the hits she had within the ’80s, amongst them We Don’t Need Another Hero and a canopy of Al Green’s Let’s Stay Together.

She bought greater than 150 million data worldwide, gained 12 Grammys, and was voted together with Ike into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1991 (and on her personal in 2021.)

She was honoured on the Kennedy Center in 2005, with Beyoncé and Oprah Winfrey amongst these praising her. Her life turned the idea for a movie, a Broadway musical and an HBO documentary in 2021 that she referred to as her public farewell.


FILE – Professional legend The Iron Sheik died on the age of 81.


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The Iron Sheik, the American-Iranian skilled wrestling legend, died on June 7 on the age of 81.

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Hossein Khosrow Ali Vaziri, his actual identify, donned curled boots and used the “Camel Clutch” as his ending transfer throughout particular person and tag staff clashes wherein he performed the position of an anti-American heel for the WWF, which later turned the WWE.

The mustachioed, barrel-chested brawler typically riled up crowds along with his anti-American persona and rhetoric, typically alongside tag staff accomplice Nikolai Volkoff, who performed the a part of a Soviet villain.

The Iron Sheik’s affect prolonged to the game’s largest stars. Wrestler-turned-actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, who used the time period “jabroni” to insult his ring opponents, has credited The Iron Sheik with making it well-known in wrestling circles. The TV present “Young Rock” additionally has featured The Iron Sheik as a recurring character.


FILE – Treat Williams attends the premiere of P12 Films’ ‘The Great Alaskan Race’ at ArcLight Hollywood on October 17, 2019 in Hollywood.


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Actor Treat Williams, whose almost 50-year profession included starring roles within the TV sequence Everwood and the film Hair, died June 12 after a motorbike crash in Vermont, on the age of 71.

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The Connecticut-born Williams made his film debut in 1975 as a police officer within the film Deadly Hero and went on to look in additional than 120 TV and movie roles, together with the flicks The Eagle Has Landed, Prince of the City and Once Upon a Time in America.

He was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for his position as hippie chief George Berger within the 1979 film model of the hit musical Hair.

He appeared in dozens of tv reveals however was maybe finest identified for his starring position from 2002 to 2006 in Everwood as Dr. Andrew Brown, a widowed mind surgeon from Manhattan who strikes along with his two kids to the Colorado mountain city of that identify.


FILE – Actor Julian Sands poses for photographers on the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy, on Sept. 3, 2019.


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Actor Julian Sands, who starred in a number of Oscar-nominated movies within the late Eighties and ’90s together with A Room With a View and Leaving Las Vegas, was discovered lifeless in late June on a Southern California mountain 5 months after he disappeared whereas mountaineering.

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The 65-year-old actor was a longtime, avid hiker who lived in Los Angeles and was reported lacking Jan. 13 after setting out on the height that rises greater than 10,000 ft (3,048 metres) east of the town.

Sands, who was born, raised in England, started performing there, working consistently in movie and tv, amassing greater than 150 credit in a 40-year profession. During a 10-year span from 1985 to 1995, he performed main roles in a sequence of acclaimed movies.

After finding out on the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London, Sands launched into his profession, taking part in small elements in movies together with Oxford Blues and The Killing Fields. He landed the starring position of George Emerson, who falls in love with Helena Bonham Carter’s Lucy Honeychurch whereas on vacation in Tuscany, within the 1985 British romance, A Room With a View.

In 1995’s Leaving Las Vegas, Sands performed an abusive Latvian pimp alongside Nicolas Cage and Elisabeth Shue.


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Sue Johanson, Canada’s most beloved and celebrated intercourse educator, died on June 28 on the age of 93.

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Johanson rose to fame first in Canada together with her call-in radio and tv applications, each titled Sunday Night Sex Show. A U.S. spinoff adopted, referred to as Talk Sex With Sue Johanson.

Through her applications, she taught many Canadians the way to have protected intercourse and, additionally, the way to take pleasure in it. No matter was too powerful or taboo for Johanson, and followers discovered her no-limits type refreshing and humorous.

Johanson would wade into conversations, generally to the community’s chagrin, about anal and homosexual intercourse, fetishes and sexual points within the queer neighborhood, all of which had been typically thought-about taboo matters throughout the time her present was on the air.

Last fall, Johanson was the topic of a feature-length documentary, titled Sex with Sue, which took a peek into how her decades-long profession helped form the best way we speak about intercourse and sexuality at this time.


FILE – Singer CoCo Lee poses on the purple carpet of Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival 2016 on November 26, 2016 in Taipei, Taiwan.


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Hong Kong-born singer CoCo Lee, whose decades-long profession in Asia led to international renown, died on July 5 on the age of 48.

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Lee’s most notable performances embody voicing Fa Mulan within the Mandarin-language model of the Disney basic Mulan, concerning the legendary Chinese people heroine. She additionally sang the Mandarin model of the film’s theme track, Reflection.

Lee sang the romantic ballad A Love Before Time within the martial arts journey film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, which propelled her to international fame. She famously carried out the Oscar-nominated track on the 2001 Academy Awards present in a telecast seen by tens of thousands and thousands.


FILE – Jane Birkin poses for photographers on the photograph name for the movie ‘Jane By Charlotte’ on the 74th worldwide movie competition, Cannes, southern France, Thursday, July 8, 2021.


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Actor and singer Jane Birkin, who made France her house and charmed the nation together with her English grace, pure type and social activism, died July 16 at age 76.

The London-born star and trend icon was identified for her musical and romantic relationship with French singer Serge Gainsbourg. Their songs notably included the steamy Je t’aime moi non plus (I Love You, Me Neither).

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The type Birkin displayed within the Sixties and early ’70s — lengthy hair with bangs, denims paired with white tops, knit mini attire and basket luggage — nonetheless epitomizes the peak of French stylish for a lot of girls all over the world.

Birkin was additionally synonymous with a Hermes bag that bore her identify. Created by the Paris trend home in 1984 in her honour, the Birkin bag turned one of many world’s most unique luxurious objects, with a stratospheric price ticket and years-long ready record to purchase it.

In her adopted France, Birkin was additionally celebrated for her political activism and campaigning for Amnesty International, Myanmar’s pro-democracy motion, the combat towards AIDS and different causes.


FILE – Tony Bennett performs on the Statue of Liberty Museum opening celebration on May 15, 2019, in New York.


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Tony Bennett, the eminent and timeless stylist whose devotion to basic American songs and knack for creating new requirements akin to I Left My Heart In San Francisco, died July 21 on the age of 96.

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The final of the good saloon singers of the mid-Twentieth century, Bennett typically mentioned his lifelong ambition was to create “a hit catalog rather than hit records.” He launched greater than 70 albums, bringing him 19 aggressive Grammys — all however two after he reached his 60s — and loved deep and lasting affection from followers and fellow artists.

He not solely survived the rise of rock music however endured so lengthy and so effectively that he gained new followers and collaborators, some younger sufficient to be his grandchildren. In 2014, at age 88, Bennett broke his personal document because the oldest residing performer with a No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart for Cheek to Cheek, his duets venture with Lady Gaga.


FILE – Sinead O’Connor attends the Giorgio Armani & Cinema Society screening of ‘Albert Nobbs’ on the Museum of Modern Art on December 13, 2011 in New York City.


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Sinéad O’Connor, the gifted Irish singer-songwriter who turned a celebrity in her mid-20s however was generally known as a lot for her personal struggles and provocative actions as for her fierce and expressive music, died July 26 at age 56.

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Recognizable by her shaved head and elfin options, O’Connor started her profession singing on the streets of Dublin and shortly rose to worldwide fame. She was a star from her 1987 debut album The Lion and the Cobra and have become a sensation in 1990 together with her cowl of Prince’s ballad Nothing Compares 2 U, a seething, shattering efficiency that topped charts from Europe to Australia and was heightened by a promotional video that includes the grey-eyed O’Connor in intense close-up.

A critic of the Catholic Church effectively earlier than allegations sexual abuse had been broadly reported, O’Connor made headlines in October 1992 when she tore up a photograph of Pope John Paul II whereas showing reside on NBC’s Saturday Night Live and denounced the church because the enemy.

For a few years, she referred to as for a full investigation into the extent of the church’s position in concealing baby abuse by clergy. In 2010, when Pope Benedict XVI apologized to Ireland to atone for many years of abuse, O’Connor condemned the apology for not going far sufficient and referred to as for Catholics to boycott Mass till there was a full investigation into the Vatican’s position, which by 2018 was making worldwide headlines.

O’Connor introduced she was retiring from music in 2003, however she continued to document new materials. Her most up-to-date album was I’m Not Bossy, I’m the Boss, launched in 2014.


FILE – The Eagles (from left:) Randy Meisner, Timothy Schmit, Glenn Frey, Don Felder, Joe Walsh, Don Henley and Bernie Leadon, seem collectively on stage after being inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in New York.


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Randy Meisner, a founding member of the Eagles who added excessive harmonies to such favourites as Take It Easy and The Best of My Love and stepped out entrance for the waltz-time ballad Take It to the Limit, died July 27 on the age of 77.

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Called “the sweetest man in the music business” by former bandmate Don Felder, the baby-faced Meisner joined Don Henley, Glenn Frey and Bernie Leadon within the early Nineteen Seventies to kind a quintessential Los Angeles band and one of the vital widespread acts in historical past.

Meisner stayed on via the 1976 launch of Hotel California, the band’s most acclaimed document, however left quickly after. His departure, sarcastically, was touched off by the track he co-wrote and was finest identified for, Take It to the Limit.

A shy Nebraskan torn between fame and household life, Meisner had been in poor health and homesick throughout the Hotel California tour (his first marriage was breaking apart) and was reluctant to have the highlight for Take It to the Limit, a showcase for his excessive tenor. His objections throughout a Knoxville, Tennessee live performance in the summertime of 1977 so angered Frey that the 2 argued backstage and Meisner left quickly after.

“The purpose of the whole Eagles thing to me was that combination and the chemistry that made all the harmonies just sound perfect,” Meisner informed the music web site Lobster Got Talent in 2015. “The funny thing is after we made those albums I never listened to them and it is only when someone comes over or I am at somebody’s house and it gets played in the background that is when I’ll tell myself, `Damn, these records are good.”’


FILE – In this Nov. 11, 2010 file photograph, Paul Reubens, in character as Pee-wee Herman, attends the after-party for the opening night time of “The Pee-wee Herman Show” on Broadway in New York.


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Actor Paul Reubens, finest identified for his portrayal as ’80s tv character Pee-wee Herman, died on July 30, years after he was recognized with most cancers. He was 70.

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Reubens was the creator and star of the 1986 to 1990 TV sequence Pee-wee’s Playhouse. His character, along with his too-tight grey swimsuit, white chunky loafers and purple bow tie, would change into immediately recognizable for generations of youngsters and adults.

It was a job he would reprise through the years, together with a 2010 reside Broadway instalment of The Pee-wee Herman Show, in addition to the 2016 Netflix film Pee-wee’s Big Holiday.
Herman created Pee-wee when he was a part of the Los Angeles improv group The Groundlings within the late Nineteen Seventies. The reside Pee-wee Herman Show debuted at a Los Angeles theatrre in 1981 and was successful with each children throughout matinees and adults at a midnight present.

From there, Reubens took Pee-wee to the massive display screen in 1985’s Pee-wee’s Big Adventure. The movie, wherein Pee-wee’s cherished bike is stolen, was mentioned to be loosely based mostly on Vittorio De Sica’s Italian neo-realist basic, The Bicycle Thief.


Angus Cloud arrives on the Vanity Fair Oscar Party on Sunday, March 27, 2022, on the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills, Calif.


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Angus Cloud, a breakout star from the hit HBO sequence Euphoria, died on July 31. He was 25.

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Cloud had by no means acted earlier than he took on the position of drug supplier Fezco “Fez” O’Neill in Euphoria. He was scouted for the present whereas strolling down the road in New York and initially thought he was coping with a rip-off artist when casting scout Eleonore Hendricks approached him.

Cloud’s father died every week earlier than the younger star handed.

“The only comfort we have is knowing Angus is now reunited with his dad, who was his best friend. Angus was open about his battle with mental health and we hope that his passing can be a reminder to others that they are not alone,” Cloud’s household wrote in an announcement after his dying.


Actor Mark Margolis attends the “Noah” premiere at Ziegfeld Theatre on March 26, 2014 in New York City.


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Mark Margolis, best-known for taking part in kingpin Hector Salamanca in Breaking Bad and its prequel Better Call Saul, died on Aug. 3 at age 83.

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Even although Margolis had no traces in Breaking Bad, he was nominated for an Emmy for excellent visitor actor for his portrayal of Salamanca, an aged drug lord who was unable to talk or stroll resulting from a stroke. All Margolis wanted to sear this character into followers’ recollections had been glances and a ringing bell.

He was additionally identified for his long-time collaboration with Darren Aronofksy. He appeared in lots of the director’s movies together with Noah, Black Swan, The Wrestler and Pi.

Before turning to the display screen, Margolis appeared in dozens of off-Broadway reveals.


Robbie Robertson attends a press convention for “Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band” on day one of many Toronto International Film Festival on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, in Toronto.


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Robbie Robertson, the legendary guitarist and principal songwriter for The Band, died at age 80 on Aug. 9.

Robertson turned one in every of Canada’s most beloved rock stars all through his profession with The Band, made up of 4 Canadians — Robertson, Rick Danko, Garth Hudson and Richard Manuel — and drummer Levon Helm from Arkansas. The Band’s hit songs, together with The Weight, The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down and Ophelia, have endured in recognition via the years.

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The Band nonetheless garners thousands and thousands of month-to-month listeners on Spotify, having reached new generations of listeners.

The Band first gained prominence supporting Bob Dylan on his Going Electric excursions in 1965-1966. Later, their 1976 farewell present was documented by Martin Scorsese in his movie The Last Waltz.

Rolling Stone journal ranked Robertson as No. 59 on its 2015 record of “100 Greatest Guitarists.”


Ron Cephas Jones attends the LA Premiere of “Truth Be Told,” on the Samuel Goldwyn Theater, Monday, Nov. 11, 2019, in Beverly Hills, Calif.


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Ron Cephas Jones, a veteran stage actor who shot to fame after being forged in hit drama sequence This Is Us, died on Aug. 19 at age 66.

Jones died resulting from a long-standing pulmonary concern. He had a double lung transplant in 2020 due to persistent obstructive pulmonary illness and spent almost two months in a Los Angeles hospital.

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Jones was finest identified for taking part in William “Shakespeare” Hill on This Is Us, a father whose life is renewed via his relationship with son Randall Pearson, performed by Sterling Okay. Brown. Jones was nominated for 4 Emmys for his portrayal of Hill and gained two.

Jones spent most of his profession within the theatre earlier than and after This Is Us, and even returned to Broadway after his transplant compelled him to be taught to breathe and stroll once more. He was nominated for a Tony Award and gained a Drama Desk Award in 2022 for his position as a truck-stop cook dinner in Lynn Nottage’s Clyde’s.


Legendary recreation present host Bob Barker internet hosting “The Price Is Right” in 1972.


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Bob Barker, who graced tv units for half a century because the host of Truth or Consequences and The Price Is Right, died on Aug. 26. He was 99.

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Barker hosted Truth or Consequences for 18 years, a present wherein viewers members needed to do wacky stunts in the event that they didn’t reply a query. Contestants weren’t meant to get the questions proper, inevitably resulting in the hilarious “consequences.”

Meanwhile, Barker started to host a resurrected model of The Price Is Right in 1972. It would change into TV’s longest-running recreation present, a long-lasting reminder of TV’s early days when recreation reveals numbered within the dozens.

As a TV character, Barker retained a contact of the old-fashioned, as an illustration, no wi-fi microphone for him. Like the mic itself, the mic twine served him effectively as a prop, insouciantly flicked and finessed.

The legendary host taped greater than 5,000 reveals in his profession earlier than passing The Price is Right mic to comic Drew Carey.

Singer-songwriter Jimmy Buffett died peacefully on the night of Sept. 1.


Jimmy Buffett performs on the after social gathering for the premiere of ‘Jurassic World’ in Los Angeles, on June 9, 2015.


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Jimmy Buffet, identified for his signature seashore bum type of soppy rock, died at age 76 on Sept. 1.

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Buffet’s tropical rock music was best-exemplified within the track Margaritaville which celebrated “wastin’ away” and “growing older, but not up.” The track turned so widespread it launched a billion-dollar model together with Margaritaville-themed eating places, resorts, meals and drinks.

Buffet’s Margaritaville empire landed him a spot on Forbes’ record of the Richest Celebrities of All Time. The track itself was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2016 for its cultural and historic significance.”

Buffett’s legions of followers, referred to as “Parrotheads,” recurrently turned up for his concert events through the years sporting toy parrots, cheeseburgers, sharks and flamingos on their heads, leis round their necks and loud Hawaiian shirts.


Steve Harwell of Smash Mouth performs at The Park at The Grove on July 20, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.


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Steve Harwell, the longtime frontman of pop rock band Smash Mouth, died on Sept. 4 from acute liver failure. He was 56.

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Harwell initially carried out in a rap group referred to as F.O.S (Freedom of Speech) earlier than forming Smash Mouth in 1994. The band would attain new hits of fame with the discharge of their second album, which featured the megahit “All Star.”

The track would go on to be platinum licensed and Grammy nominated. It was additionally included in Dreamworks’ Shrek, in addition to a Smash Mouth cowl of the Monkees’ I’m a Believer.

Humor was a driving power behind Smash Mouth’s success, and on the forefront was Harwell’s playful alt-rock voice and persona. Harwell retired from performing and left Smash Mouth in 2021.


Billy Miller of ‘The Young and the Restless’ and ‘General Hospital’ died on Sept. 15, 2023. He was 43.


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Billy Miller, finest identified for his roles on The Young and the Restless and General Hospital died on Sept. 15 at age 43.

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Miller performed spoiled wealthy child Billy Abbott on The Young and the Restless from 2008 to 2014 and have become immensely widespread with the present’s followers. He gained three Daytime Emmys for his portrayal of the position.

He then joined the forged of General Hospital from 2016 to 2019, taking part in Jason Morgan, and later the character’s twin brother, Drew Cain.

Upon his dying, Miller’s mom wrote that her son “fought a long hard valiant battle with bipolar depression for years.”


David McCallum proven in 2005, shortly after becoming a member of ‘NCIS’ (left), and in 1965 (proper) taking part in agent Illya Kuryakin in ‘The Man from U.N.C.L.E.’.


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Beloved actor David McCallum, who turned a teen heartthrob within the hit sequence The Man From U.N.C.L.E. within the Sixties and reached new audiences taking part in the beloved character of Dr. Donald (Ducky) Mallard in NCIS, died on Sept. 25 on the age of 90.

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McCallum was the final unique forged member on CBS’s NCIS, wherein he performed a bookish health worker. The fan-favourite character of Ducky was launched throughout the present’s launch in 2003 and appeared proper via to the Twentieth season finale in May 2023.

Scottish-born McCallum turned a family identify within the mid-’60s taking part in agent Illya Kuryakin in The Man from U.N.C.L.E. McCallum’s enigmatic, mental character on the present was significantly widespread with teenage women on the time and he was typically mobbed by younger followers throughout private appearances.

McCallum had a short music profession and is thought for his epic orchestral tune The Edge, that was famously sampled by Dr. Dre in The Next Episode. 


Michael Gambon, finest identified for taking part in Albus Dumbledore within the ‘Harry Potter’ franchise, has died. He was 82.


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Michael Gambon, the famed stage and movie actor finest identified for taking part in Albus Dumbledore within the Harry Potter sequence died on Sept. 27 at age 82.

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Born in Dublin in 1940, Gambon was an apprentice toolmaker earlier than pursuing an performing profession.

He was already a titan of Britain’s theatre circuit earlier than he landed his position as Philip Marlow, a mystery-writing sleuth with psoriasis from the Eighties British serial drama The Singing Detective. The position helped him change into a family identify within the U.Okay.

In 2004, Gambon debuted as Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Prisoner Azkaban, to switch the position’s originator Richard Harris, who died in 2002.

Throughout his lifetime, Gambon was nominated for 2 Emmy Awards and gained 4 BAFTA Awards, two Olivier Awards and a SAG Award for excellent forged efficiency in The King’s Speech. He was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1990.


Celebrity chef Michael Chiarello died after being hospitalized for an acute allergic response which led to anaphylactic shock. He was 61.


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Celebrity chef Michael Chiarello, who impressed a era of house cooks along with his ardour for meals and entertaining, died on Oct. 6 at age 61.

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He died from an acute allergic response that led to anaphylactic shock.

Chiarello realized to cook dinner from his mom earlier than he skilled on the Culinary Institute of America in New York. He went to assist pioneer the Food Network’s programming along with his Emmy-Award-winning present Easy Entertaining with Michael Chiarello. He additionally appeared in a number of Top Chef reveals.

He opened quite a few eating places in his lifetime, together with the much-beloved Tra Vigne which served diners for 30 years earlier than it closed in 2015. Tra Vigne was the chef’s first restaurant. Chiarello’s different eating places — Bottega, Coqueta and Ottimo — are nonetheless open to at the present time.


Suzanne Somers throughout a taping of “Larry King Live” on March 15, 2007.


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Suzanne Somers, finest identified for taking part in Chrissy Snow on Three’s Company, died on Oct. 15. She was 76.

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Somers lived with breast most cancers for over 23 years. She died at some point shy of turning 77 after revealing in July that her breast most cancers had returned.

“Her family was gathered to celebrate her 77th birthday on October 16th,” an announcement from her household learn. “Instead, they will celebrate her extraordinary life, and want to thank her millions of fans and followers who loved her dearly.”

Somers appeared in quite a few tv reveals within the Nineteen Seventies, together with The Rockford Files, Magnum Force and The Six Million Dollar Man. Her most well-known half, nevertheless, got here when she was forged in Three’s Company as a ditzy blonde reverse John Ritter and Joyce DeWitt within the roommate comedy.

“Creating her was actually intellectual,” she informed CBS News in 2020. “How do I make her likeable and loveable … dumb blondes are annoying. I gave her a moral code.”

Somers was additionally an entrepreneur and prolific creator, writing books on getting old, menopause, magnificence, wellness, intercourse and most cancers. She is survived by her husband Alan Hamel and her son Bruce.


Burt Young attends the 2014 Motor City Comic Con at Suburban Collection Showplace on May 16, 2014 in Novi, Michigan.


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Burt Young, who performed Sylvester Stallone’s finest pal, corner-man and brother-in-law within the Rocky franchise, died on Oct. 8. He was 83.

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Young earned an Oscar nomination for his position as Paulie in 1976’s Rocky. He portrayed the meat packer as indignant and foul-mouthed, however with a gentle facet.

Born and raised in Queens, N.Y., Young labored as knowledgeable boxer earlier than taking on performing. He additionally labored as a carpet layer and served within the Marine Corps.

Young appeared in different acclaimed movies and TV reveals together with Chinatown, Once Upon a Time in America, The Sopranos and M*A*S*H.


Richard Roundtree crouching behind a purple sports activities automobile in a nonetheless issued for the 1971 movie, ‘Shaft.’.


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Richard Roundtree, the trailblazing Shaft actor thought-about to be the primary Black motion hero, died on Oct. 24 at age 81. He was recognized with pancreatic most cancers earlier than his dying.

His best-known position, portraying the road sensible John Shaft, was Roundtree’s first function movie look. The recognition of Shaft triggered him to change into one of the vital well-known main actors of the blaxploitation style.

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In Shaft, Roundtree’s character navigated the world of thugs with impeccable type. He recurrently whipped out widespread one-liners like “It’s my duty to please that booty.”

Roundtree reprised his position within the 2000 Shaft movie, a revival that starred Samuel L. Jackson.

Through his 50-plus 12 months profession, Roundtree appeared in a variety of different notable movies together with Earthquake, Man Friday, Roots, Maniac Cop, Se7en and What Men Want. He additionally made his mark with tv roles on Magnum P.I., Being Mary Jane and The Love Boat.


Actor Richard Moll attends the premiere of Sunset Boulevard on November 30, 1993 on the Shubert Theater in Century City, California.


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Richard Moll, a personality actor who discovered lasting fame as an eccentric however mild big bailiff on the unique Night Court sitcom died on Oct. 26. He was 80.

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Moll performed “Bull” Shannon on NBC’s Night Court alongside stars Harry Anderson and John Larroquette. Bull was identified for his catchphrase, “Ohh-kay,” and a dim however candy world view.

The actor stood at a towering 6 ft 8 inches tall. The unique Night Court finale ended along with his character being kidnapped by aliens who wanted somebody tall to achieve the issues on their highest cabinets.

After Night Court ended, Moll lent his signature gravelly voice to varied video video games and comedian e book initiatives like Batman: The Animated Series as Harvey Dent and Scorpion on the Nineties’ Spider-Man: The Animated Series. He additionally appeared in horror movies like Ghost SharkSlay Belles and Scary Movie 2. 


Matthew Perry poses for a portrait on Feb. 17, 2015, in New York.


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Matthew Perry, finest identified for taking part in Chandler Bing on the enduring, ever-enduring TV sequence Friends died on Oct. 28. He was 54.

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Perry’s 10 seasons on Friends made him a family identify. He starred reverse Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Matt LeBlanc, Lisa Kudrow and David Schwimmer as a pal group of 20-somethings navigating life and love in New York City.

Beginning as a neurotic roommate to LeBlanc’s character Joey, Chandler Bing ultimately married Cox’s Monica by the sequence’ finish. Perry maintained his character’s hilariously sarcastic nature all through.

Friends was immensely widespread when it first aired. But in recent times, the present has reached youthful audiences tuning in on streaming providers.

Perry obtained one Emmy nomination for his Friends position and two extra for appearances as an affiliate White House counsel on The West Wing.

Perry’s dying got here one 12 months after the publication of his memoir, Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing, which chronicled his decades-long battle with dependancy to prescription painkillers and alcohol. At the time, Perry mentioned he had been sober for about 18 months.


A consultant for ‘General Hospital’ star Tyler Christopher confirmed the actor died on Oct. 31, 2023.


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Actor Tyler Christopher, identified for his roles on General Hospital and Days of Our Lives, died on Oct. 31 at age 50.

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Christopher was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his position as misguided Greek prince Nikolas Cassadine on General Hospital. He joined the forged in 1996 and gained over legions of followers throughout his two-decade tenure on the present.

Christopher left the present in 2016 to pursue a job on Days of our Lives, the place he performed Stefan DiMera, the long-lost son of the crime lord Stefano DiMera. He remained within the position till 2019.

Christopher was married to actor Eva Longoria from 2002 to 2004. He married former ESPN reporter Brienne Pedigo in 2008.


‘My Sister’s Keeper’ and ‘CSI: Miami’ actor Evan Ellingson died on Nov. 5, 2023, the San Bernardino County coroner confirmed.


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Evan Ellingson, who was a toddler star in My Sister’s Keeper and CSI: Miami, died on Nov. 5. He was 35.

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Ellingson’s father mentioned his son had been a resident of a sober-living house when he died. The actor struggled with dependancy however had been enhancing not too long ago, his father added.

His best-known position got here in 2009 when he was forged to play the son of Cameron Diaz and Jesse Fitzgerald in My Sister’s Keeper. He can also be identified for portraying Kyle Harmon, the son of day shift supervisor Horatio Caine, performed by David Caruso, on CSI: Miami.

Ellingson additionally starred in Letters from Iwo Jima and 24. In 2001, he made an look on General Hospital.


FILE – Shane MacGowan, the legendary frontman of the Irish band The Pogues, died on Nov. 30, 2023. He was 65.


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Shane MacGowan, the frontman of Irish punk band The Pogues, died on Nov. 30 at age 65.

The legendary musician was sick and had been not too long ago hospitalized for encephalitis, a harmful an infection that causes swelling of the mind.

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MacGowan breathed new life into the Celtic music scene within the Eighties, and with The Pogues, created rousing, emotionally charged people tunes about Irish life. Originally named Pogue Mahone (a jab on the Gaelic phrase “póg mo thóin” that means “kiss my arse”), the band later turned merely The Pogues and launched seven studio albums.

Fairytale Of New York, a sombre story of alcoholism, went on to change into one of many band’s largest hits, and a seminal, moody Christmas basic.


Myles Goodwyn poses for a portrait whereas selling his memoir “Just Between You and Me,” in Toronto, Friday, Nov. 25, 2016.


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Myles Goodwyn, the award-winning Canadian singer and songwriter who shot to stardom as the previous lead singer of April Wine, died on Dec. 3 at age 75.

April Wine fashioned in Halifax in 1969 and went on to promote over 10 million recordings worldwide.

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Goodwyn stepped away from the band earlier this 12 months however continued to carry out reside till not lengthy earlier than his dying.


Television producer Norman Lear is proven in his workplace in Los Angeles on March 29, 1979. Lear, producer of TV’s “All in the Family” and an influential liberal advocate, died Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2023, at 101.


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Norman Lear, the author, director and producer who revolutionized prime time tv with All within the Family and Maude, died on Dec. 5. He was 101.

A liberal activist with an eye fixed for mainstream leisure, Lear normal daring and controversial comedies that embraced present occasions and helped outline prime time comedy within the Nineteen Seventies and after. His reveals launched the careers of younger performers Rob Reiner and Valerie Bertinelli and made Carroll O’Connor, Bea Arthur and Redd Foxx amongst others into middle-aged superstars.

His signature manufacturing was All within the Family, which was immersed within the headlines of the day and drew upon Lear’s childhood recollections of his tempestuous father. Racism, feminism, and the Vietnam War had been flashpoints within the sitcom that includes blue collar conservative Archie Bunker and liberal son-in-law Mike Stivic.

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ABC handed on the sequence twice earlier than CBS reluctantly took it on. By the top of 1971, All In the Family was No. 1 within the rankings and Archie Bunker was a popular culture fixture. All within the Family stayed on the prime of the rankings for an unprecedented 5 years in a row, incomes 4 Emmy Awards as finest comedy sequence.

In 1984, he turned one of many first seven folks inducted into the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences’ Hall of Fame. He later obtained a National Medal of Arts and was honoured on the Kennedy Center.


Ryan O’Neal poses throughout Fox Celebrates ‘Bones’ two hundredth Episode on the Fox Studio Lot on November 14, 2014 in Century City, California.


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Ryan O’Neal, the heartthrob actor who went from starring in cleaning soap opera Peyton Place to an Oscar-nominated position in Love Story, died on Dec. 8 at age 82.

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O’Neal was among the many largest film stars on the earth within the Nineteen Seventies, and labored with lots of the period’s most celebrated administrators together with Peter Bogdanovich on Paper Moon and Stanley Kubrick on Barry Lyndon. He typically used his boyish, blond attractiveness to play males who hid shadowy or sinister backgrounds behind their clean-cut pictures.

In Paper Moon, O’Neal starred reverse his then nine-year-old daughter Tatum. The film earned her an Oscar for finest supporting actress, making her the youngest actor to win an Academy Award.

He had his personal best-actor Oscar nomination for the 1970 tear-jerker drama Love Story, co-starring Ali MacGraw, a few younger couple who fall in love, marry and uncover she is dying of most cancers. The film consists of the memorable, however typically satirized line: “Love means never having to say you’re sorry.”


Anna ‘Chickadee’ Cardwell, pictured second from the left, died on Dec. 9, 2023. She was recognized with Stage 4 most cancers 10 months earlier.


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Anna “Chickadee” Cardwell, of the favored actuality TV sequence Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, died on Dec. 9. She was 29.

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Cardwell died almost a 12 months after she was recognized with Stage 4 adrenal carcinoma.

Cardwell’s sister Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson, was the star of the household’s hit TLC present which ran from 2012 to 2014. The sequence adopted Thompson and her relations via their day-to-day life in McIntyre, Ga. The present got here as a spin-off after Thompson gained hearts when she appeared on Toddlers & Tiaras as a toddler magnificence pageant queen.


Andre Braugher arrives to the occasion “An Evening With ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’” on May 7, 2015, in Los Angeles. Braugher died on Dec. 11, 2023, at age 61.


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Andre Braugher, the Emmy-winning actor finest identified for his roles on the sequence Homicide: Life on The Street and Brooklyn Nine-Nine, died on Dec. 11, at age 61.

The Chicago-born actor had his breakthrough position in 1989’s Glory, starring alongside Morgan Freeman and Denzel Washington, who gained an Oscar for the movie about an all-Black military regiment throughout the Civil War.

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He would later set up himself with the position of Det. Frank Pembleton, which he would play for seven seasons in Homicide: Life on the Street, a gritty police drama on NBC based mostly on a e book by The Wire creator David Simon.

He gained his first profession Emmy for the position, taking the trophy for lead actor in a drama sequence in 1998.

Years later he would play a really totally different form of cop on a really totally different form of present, shifting to comedy as Capt. Ray Holt on the Andy Samberg-starring Brooklyn Nine-Nine.


Laura Lynch (centre) was a founding member of the Dixie Chicks, seen on this photograph taken in Dallas simply earlier than the band launched the album “Shouldn’t a Told You That.”


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Laura Lynch, a founding member of the U.S. nation band Dixie Chicks, died in a automobile crash on Dec. 22. She was 65.

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Lynch was the Dixie Chick’s bassist and at one level the primary vocalist. She co-founded the favored nation group in 1989 in Dallas together with musicians Robin Lynn Macy and sisters Martie and Emily Erwin earlier than leaving the band in 1995.

Originally based as a bluegrass band, Dixie Chicks launched their main label debut Wide Open Spaces in 1998, promoting “more CDs than all other country music groups combined,” and incomes their first Grammy Award.

“We are shocked and saddened to learn of the passing of Laura Lynch,” the band, which renamed itself The Chicks in 2020, wrote on social media. “Laura was a bright light … her infectious energy and humour gave a spark to the early days of our band.”


Tom Smothers does yo-yo methods throughout arrivals at CBS’s seventy fifth anniversary celebration Sunday, Nov. 2, 2003, in New York. Tom Smothers, half of the Smother Brothers, died, Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2023 at 86.


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Tom Smothers, half of the Smothers Brothers and the co-host of one of the vital socially aware and ground-breaking tv reveals within the historical past of the medium, died at 86 on Dec. 26.

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“Tom was not only the loving older brother that everyone would want in their life, he was a one-of-a-kind creative partner. I am forever grateful to have spent a lifetime together with him, on and off stage, for over 60 years,” his brother and the duo’s different half, Dick Smothers, mentioned.

When The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour debuted on CBS within the fall of 1967 it was a right away hit with younger child boomers. The present would show a turning level in tv historical past, with its sharp eye for popular culture developments and younger rock stars akin to The Who and Buffalo Springfield, and its daring sketches — ridiculing “the Establishment,” railing towards the Vietnam War and portraying members of the period’s hippie counterculture as mild, fun-loving spirits.

During the three years the present was on tv, the brothers consistently battled with CBS’s censors and sometimes outraged viewers as effectively, significantly when Smothers joked that Easter “is when Jesus comes out of his tomb and if he sees his shadow, he goes back in and we get six more weeks of winter.” At Christmas, when different present hosts had been sending finest needs to troopers preventing abroad, Smothers provided his to draft dodgers who had moved to Canada.

The present was canceled in 1970. Nearly 40 years later, when Smothers was awarded an honorary Emmy for his work on the present, he jokingly thanked the writers he mentioned had gotten him fired.


Actor Lee Sun-kyun receives the award for “Excellent Achievement in Film” throughout the introduction of the “Killing Romance” Midwest premiere at AMC New City 14 on October 07, 2023 in Chicago, Illinois.


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Lee Sun-kyun, a well-liked South Korean actor who achieved worldwide popularity of his position within the Oscar-winning film Parasite, died on Dec. 27. He was 48.

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Lee performed the patriarch of the rich Park household in Parasite, which gained Oscars for finest image and three different classes in 2020. The class satire was the primary non-English-language movie to win finest image within the then-92-year historical past of the Academy Awards, and was the primary South Korean film to win an Oscar.

The movie’s forged, together with Lee, additionally gained a Screen Actors Guild award for the very best movement image ensemble forged in 2020. He was nominated for finest actor on the International Emmy Awards for his efficiency within the sci-fi thriller Dr. Brain final 12 months, as effectively.

Lee was a well-liked actor in South Korea effectively earlier than Parasite. He rose to stardom for his position within the hit 2007 TV drama sequence, Coffee Prince, and gained mainstream recognition for starring in Behind The White TowerPasta and My Mister.

Lee had been below a police investigation into allegations that he used unlawful medicine on the time of his dying. He was discovered lifeless in a automobile in Seoul after weeks of intense media and police scrutiny.

Lee is survived by his spouse Jeon Hye-jin and two sons.

With recordsdata from The Associated Press, Reuters and The Canadian Press

 

 



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