Celebrity deaths

In this Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018 photo, Adrian Buitenhuis, director of the documentary film "I Am Paul Walker," poses for a portrait in Los Angeles. The new one-hour documentary about the actor's childhood, family and career is directed by Buitenhuis. It premiered last weekend on the Paramount Network. (Photo by Rebecca Cabage/Invision/AP)
August 15, 2018 - 9:12 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nearly five years after Paul Walker's death, his brothers say they're open to playing his character again in the "Fast and Furious" franchise. Producers asked Caleb and Cody Walker to fill in for their brother and help complete "Furious 7" after he died in a fiery off-set car...
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August 14, 2018 - 6:15 am
by Erica Brosnan DETROIT (1010 WINS) -- Aretha Franklin, the long-reigning "Queen of Soul'' who sang with matchless style on such classics as "Think'' and her signature song, "Respect,'' died Thursday at age 76, said her representative, Gwendolyn Quinn. The cause was advanced pancreatic cancer...
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File-This April 7, 1986, file photo shows Chicago Bears' William Perry, right, landing a punch on pro wrestler Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart during the "Over-The-Top-Rope" battle royal at Wrestlemania 2 in Rosemont, Ill. Neidhart, who joined with Bret Hart to form one of the top tag teams in the 1980s with the WWE, has died. He was 63. The Pasco Sheriff's Office said Neidhart fell at home, hit his head and "succumbed to his injury" on Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, in Wesley Chapel, Fla. No foul play was suspected. (AP Photo/Charlie Bennett, File)
August 13, 2018 - 8:59 pm
Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart, who joined with brother-in-law Bret Hart to form one of the top tag teams in the 1980s with the WWE, has died. He was 63. The Pasco Sheriff's Office said Neidhart fell at home, hit his head and "succumbed to his injury" on Monday in Wesley Chapel, Florida. No foul play was...
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FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2011, file photo, Australia's Jarrod Lyle watches his ball on the 18th hole during the first round of the Australian Open golf tournament in Sydney. Lyle has died after a long struggle with cancer. He was 36. "It breaks my heart to tell everyone that Jarrod is no longer with us," the golfer's wife, Briony Lyle, said in a statement Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith, File)
August 08, 2018 - 11:05 pm
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — With a contagious smile, a sense of humor and a deep determination to keep playing golf, Jarrod Lyle endeared himself to people around the world in a long struggle against cancer. The 36-year-old Australian golfer died Wednesday night at his home near Melbourne among...
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FILE - In this Oct. 3, 2000 file photo, actress Margot Kidder, who dated former Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, arrives for his funeral at Notre-Dame Basilica in Montreal. Kidder's daughter says the Superman actress' death has been ruled a suicide. Maggie McGuan told The Associated Press Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018, that she knew her mother died by suicide when she was brought to Kidder's house in May 2018, and that it is a big relief to have the truth out. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
August 08, 2018 - 8:10 pm
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — "Superman" actress Margot Kidder's death has been ruled a suicide, and her daughter said Wednesday it's a relief to finally have the truth out. Kidder, who played Lois Lane opposite Christopher Reeve's Superman in her most famous role, was found by a friend in her Montana home...
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August 07, 2018 - 4:26 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Hockey great Stan Mikita has died at 78. His death was announced Tuesday by the Chicago Blackhawks, the team he helped lead to the Stanley Cup in 1961. The Blackhawks did not disclose details but said he was with his family. Mikita played for the Blackhawks for 22 seasons, becoming...
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FILE - In this Sept.7, 2014 file photo, French chef Joel Robuchon poses for photographers during a photocall for the movie "The Hundred-Foot Journey", in Paris, Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014. French master chef Joel Robuchon has died at the age of 73. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File)
August 06, 2018 - 1:26 pm
PARIS (AP) — Joel Robuchon, a master chef who shook up the stuffy world of French haute cuisine by showing diners the delights of the simple mashed potato and a peek at a restaurant kitchen, has died at 73. A spokeswoman for Robuchon, who for years held more Michelin stars than anyone else in the...
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FILE- In this Sept. 15, 2014 file photo, Charlotte Rae arrives at the 2014 PALEYFEST Fall TV Previews - "The Facts of Life" Reunion in Beverly Hills, Calif. A spokesman for Rae, who played a wise and caring housemother to a brood of teenage girls on the long-running sitcom "The Facts of Life," says the actress has died. She was 92. Spokesman Harlan Boll said Rae died Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018, at her Los Angeles home. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
August 06, 2018 - 12:11 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Charlotte Rae, who played a wise and patient housemother to a brood of teenage girls on the long-running sitcom "The Facts of Life" during a career that encompassed many other TV roles as well as stage and film appearances, has died. She was 92. Rae died at her Los Angeles home...
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FILE - In this Saturday, June 4, 2011 file photo, Canadian model Rick Genest, aka Zombie Boy, appears on the runway during a fashion show in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. On Friday, Aug. 3, 2018, the agency that represents Genest, known for his head-to-toe tattoos and his participation in Lady Gaga music video "Born This Way," says he has died. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
August 03, 2018 - 11:34 am
MONTREAL (AP) — A talent agency has confirmed the death of a Quebec model known for his head-to-toe tattoos and participation in the Lady Gaga music video "Born This Way." Dulcedo Management confirmed on Facebook Thursday the passing of Rick Genest, who was better known as Zombie Boy. Dulcedo said...
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FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2008 file photo, designer Kate Spade attends the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund finalists event in New York. Andy Spade, the widower of Kate Spade, has returned to Instagram with a heartfelt dedication to the late fashion designer nearly two months after her death. He posted a photo late Monday, July 30, 2018, of a desert tree he and their 13-year-old daughter Bea decorated with Christmas lights and a tin foil star made out of cardboard, writing it was "like we do every Christmas." (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, File)
July 31, 2018 - 8:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Andy Spade, the widower of Kate Spade, has returned to Instagram with a heartfelt dedication to the late fashion designer nearly two months after her death. He posted a photo late Monday of a desert tree he and their 13-year-old daughter Bea decorated with Christmas lights and a tin...
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