Celebrity deaths

FILE - This May 5, 2016 file photo shows Jeffrey Tambor, a cast member in the Amazon original series "Transparent," at a screening of the show at the Directors Guild of America in Los Angeles. Tambor’s character will be killed off in the musical finale on the web TV series “Transparent.” He played the lead Maura, a late-in-life transgender parent, until he was fired last year following allegations of sexual misconduct. Tambor has denied the allegations. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
April 11, 2019 - 2:14 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — There will be a death in the family when Jeffrey Tambor's character is killed off in the musical finale of the series "Transparent." Tambor played the lead, Maura, a late-in-life transgender parent, until he was fired last year following allegations of sexual misconduct. Tambor...
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A man touches a mural depicting slain rapper Nipsey Hussle, Tuesday, April 2, 2019, in Los Angeles. Hussle was shot and killed Sunday, March 31, outside of his clothing store in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
April 10, 2019 - 9:32 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The city of Los Angeles is no stranger to epic street gatherings for everything from sports victory parades to televised car chases. But on Thursday it will host a much more somber — although likely equally large — affair when it lays to rest one of its native sons, rapper Nipsey...
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April 09, 2019 - 4:31 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Retired Lt. Col. Richard "Dick" Cole, the last of the 80 Doolittle Tokyo Raiders who carried out the daring U.S. attack on Japan during World War II, has died at a military hospital in Texas. He was 103. A spokesman says Cole died Tuesday at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio...
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FILE - This May 10, 2007 file photo shows actor Seymour Cassel at the premiere of "The Wendell Baker Story" in Beverly Hills, Calif. Cassel, who appeared frequently in the films of John Cassavetes and Wes Anderson, has died. His daughter Dilyn Cassel Murphy says Monday that he passed away. He was 84. Born in Detroit, he made his way to New York in the 1950s to pursue acting. It was there that he met Cassavetes and made his film debut in his 1958 feature “Shadows.” (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)
April 08, 2019 - 7:11 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Character actors aren't often called larger-than-life, but Seymour Cassel, was just that. The live-wire pillar of independent film known for his frequent collaborations with John Cassavetes and Wes Anderson, has died at 84. His daughter, Dilyn Cassel Murphy, said Monday that her...
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This photo taken April 3, 2019, shows members of the US Army honor guard lifting the American flag off the casket during the burial ceremony at the Salisbury National Cemetery in Salisbury, N.C. US Army medic Phillip Kenneth Drye, a veteran of the Vietnam War, was buried at the Salisbury National Cemetery on Wednesday morning with full military honors. Drye passed away on Dec. 24, 2018, but had no relatives to claim the body and pay for his funeral. (Jon C Lackey/The Salisbury Post via AP)
April 06, 2019 - 10:33 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — When a Vietnam War veteran died Christmas Eve with no family nearby, a community of veterans, a friend and military supporters in North Carolina stepped up to make sure he was finally laid to rest with military honors. They ensured that Phillip "Flip" Drye's military paperwork...
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FILE In this Dec. 13, 1993, file photo, Kurt Cobain performs in Seattle. On the 25th anniversary of Cobain's death, dozens of people gathered throughout the day at a Seattle park near the house where the music icon killed himself, leaving flowers, candles and written messages. Cobain, whose band Nirvana rose to global fame amid the city's grunge rock years of the early 1990s, shot himself on April 5, 1994, in his home in a wealthy neighborhood near Lake Washington. (AP Photo/Robert Sorbo, File)
April 05, 2019 - 6:53 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — On the 25th anniversary of Kurt Cobain's death, dozens of people left flowers, candles and handwritten messages at a Seattle park near the house where the Nirvana frontman killed himself. Cobain, whose band rose to global fame in the city's grunge rock music scene of the early 1990s...
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FILE - In this Aug. 30, 2013 file photo, Swedish DJ, remixer and record producer Avicii poses for a portrait, in New York. Avicii first posthumous single will be released next week and a full album will be out in June. Collaborators of the DJ-producer say in a statement Friday, April 5, 2019, that Avicii was close to completing his new album before he died last April. His co-writers continued to work on the nearly finished songs and a new single, “SOS,” will drop on April 20. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Invision/AP, File)
April 05, 2019 - 3:09 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Avicii's first posthumous single will be released next week and a full album will be out in June. Collaborators of the Swedish DJ-producer say in a statement Friday that Avicii was close to completing his new album before he died last April in Muscat, Oman. His co-writers continued...
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FILE - In this March 29, 2018, file photo, rapper Nipsey Hussle watches an NBA basketball game between the Golden State Warriors and the Milwaukee Bucks in Oakland, Calif. Grammy-nominated and widely respected West Coast rapper Nipsey Hussle has been shot and killed outside his Los Angeles clothing store, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said Sunday, March 31, 2019. He was 33. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
April 01, 2019 - 11:44 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rapper Nipsey Hussle was fatally shot outside the clothing store he founded to help rebuild his troubled South Los Angeles neighborhood, police said, cutting short a career that earned him a Grammy nomination this year for his major-label debut. He was 33. Police said Hussle was...
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FILE - This combination of file photos shows George Clooney in Pasadena, Calif., on Feb. 11, 2019, left, and Brunei's Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah in Brussels on Oct. 18, 2018. Clooney is calling for the boycott of nine hotels in the U.S. and Europe with ties to Sultan Bolkiah, who's country will implement Islamic criminal laws in April 2019 to punish gay sex by stoning offenders to death. (AP Photo/Willy Sanjuan and Francisco Seco, File)
March 29, 2019 - 10:33 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — George Clooney is calling for the boycott of nine hotels in the U.S. and Europe with ties to the sultan of Brunei, which next month will implement Islamic criminal laws to punish gay sex by stoning offenders to death. The Hollywood actor wrote Thursday in Deadline Hollywood: "Are...
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FILE - In this May 19, 2017 file photo, filmmaker Agnes Varda appears at the screening of the film "Visages, Villages," at the 70th international film festival, Cannes, southern France. Filmmaker Agnes Varda, a central figure of the French New Wave who later won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival, has died. She was 90. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File)
March 29, 2019 - 10:59 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Agnes Varda, the French New Wave pioneer who for decades beguiled, challenged and charmed moviegoers in films that inspired generations of filmmakers, has died. She was 90. Varda's production company, Cine-Tamaris, said Varda died early morning Friday at her home in Paris from...
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