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Designing Women Star Meshach Taylor Dies at 67

Meshach Taylor

Meshach Taylor, best known for playing Anthony Bouvier on Designing Women, died Saturday at his home in Los Angeles after a long battle with cancer, The Associated Press reports. He was 67.

Born in Boston, Taylor's acting career began on the stage when he was a member of Chicago's Goodman Theatre. He moved to Los Angeles in the late 1970s to pursue a screen career.

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Longtime Soul Singer Bobby Womack Dies at 70

Bobby Womack

Longtime R&B and gospel singer Bobby Womack, who was known for such hits as "It's All Over," died Friday at the age of 70, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Womack was suffering from colon cancer and diabetes at the time of his death, a representative for Womack's label XL Recordings said.

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Freaky Friday Author Mary Rodgers Dies at 83

Mary Rodgers

Mary Rodgers, who wrote the iconic body-swap book Freaky Friday, has died at the age of 83,The Associated Press reports.

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Eli Wallach, The Good, The Bad and The Ugly Star, Dies at 98

Eli Wallach

Eli Wallach, the prolific actor who starred opposite Clint Eastwood in The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, and Clark Gable and Marilyn Monroe in The Misfits, died Tuesday, his daughter Katherine confirmed to The New York Times. He was 98.

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Survivor Contestant Caleb Bankston Dies in Train Accident

Caleb Bankston

Caleb Bankston, who competed on Survivor: Blood vs. Water, died Tuesday in a train accident, TMZ reports.

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Patsy Byrne, Blackadder Actress, Dies at 80

Miranda Richardson, Patsy Byrne in Blackadder II

Patsy Byrne, who played Nursie on Season 2 of the BBC series Blackadder, has died. She was 80.

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Gerry Goffin, Popular Lyricist and Ex-Husband of Carole King, Dies at 75

Gerry Goffin

Gerry Goffin, writer of several popular hits from the 1960s, including "Will You Love Me Tomorrow" "and "The Loco-Motion" with former wife Carole King, died Thursday at his Los Angeles home, reports the New York Times. read more

Flowers for Algernon Author Daniel Keyes Dies

Daniel Keyes, the author of Flowers for Algernon, died on Sunday at the age of 86, the New York Times reports.

According to Keyes' daughter Leslie, the cause was complications of pneumonia.

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Tony Gwynn, Hall of Fame Baseball Player, Dies at 54

Tony Gwynn

San Diego Padres Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn has died, Major League Baseball's commissioner announced. He was 54. 

Gwynn passed away at a Poway, Calif. hospital after battling cancer. 

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The California native, nicknamed Mr. Padre, joined the franchise in 1982. Two years later he won his first batting title, with a batting average of .351. That year he helped lead the Padres to their first World Series where they lost to the Detroit Tigers. Gwynn went on to become an eight-time National League batting champion.

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Casey Kasem Dies at 82

Casey Kasem

Casey Kasem, the golden voice of Top 40 radio for decades, has died. He was 82.

Kasem's daughter Kerri broke the news on Sunday morning tweeting, "Early this Father's Day morning, our dad Casey Kasem passed away surrounded by family and friends. Even though we know he is in a better place and no longer suffering, we are heartbroken. Thank you for all your love, support and prayers. The world will miss Casey Kasem, an incredible talent and humanitarian; we will miss our Dad. With love, Kerri, Mike and Julie."

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