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Former Family Feud Host Richard Dawson Dies at 79

Richard Dawson

Richard Dawson, the British entertainer best known as the original host of Family Feud, has died, The Associated Press reports. He was 79.

Dawson died Saturday from complications related to... read more

Desperate Housewives' Kathryn Joosten Dies at 72

Kathryn Joosten

Kathryn Joosten, best known for her roles on Desperate Housewives and The West Wing, died Friday of lung cancer, TVLine reports. She was 72 years old.

Joosten, who won two Emmys for her portrayal of Mrs. McCluskey on Housewives, passed away in... read more

Folk Musician Doc Watson Dead at 89

Doc Watson

Doc Watson, the Grammy-winning folk music icon, died Tuesday, CNN reports. He was 89.

The flat-picker guitarist passed away at... read more

Bee Gees' Robin Gibb Dead at 62

Robin Gibb

Robin Gibb, the co-founder of the Bee Gees, died Sunday after a long battle with cancer, Rolling Stone reports. He was 62.

"The family of Robin Gibb, of the Bee Gees, announce with great sadness that Robin passed away today following his... read more

Donna Summer Dead at 63

Donna Summer

Disco legend Donna Summer died Thursday morning at the age of 63, CNN has confirmed.
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Robert Kennedy Jr.'s Estranged Wife Mary Kennedy Found Dead

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Mary Kennedy

Robert F. Kennedy Jr.'s estranged wife Mary Kennedy was found dead Wednesday, TMZ.com reports. She was 52.

Kennedy was found in her Mount Kisco, N.Y. home after... read more

Swamp People Star Mitchell Guist Dies

Mitchell Guist

Mitchell Guist, a cast member of The History Channel's Swamp People, has died, Baton Rouge's WBRZ reports.

According to Assumption Parish Sheriff Mike Wauespack, Guist suffered a fall in a boat shortly after it launched into the Belle River in St. Martin Parish on Monday morning. Witnesses said... read more

Iconic Hair Stylist Vidal Sassoon Dead at 84

Vidal Sassoon

Legendary British hair stylist and entrepreneur Vidal Sassoon has died at the age of 84, The Los Angeles Times reports.
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Where the Wild Things Are Author Maurice Sendak Dies at 83

Maurice Sendak

Children's book author and illustrator Maurice Sendak, best known for Where the Wild Things Are, has died, The New York Times reports. He was 83.

Sendak died Tuesday in Danbury, Conn., from complications following a recent stroke, his longtime editor told the newspaper.

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Sendak's books transformed the children's genre by featuring somewhat obnoxious characters and dark plots that included kidnapping and demons.

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George Lindsey, Andy Griffith Show’s Goober, Dies at 83

George Lindsey

George Lindsey, best known for playing Goober Pyle on The Andy Griffith Show, has died. He was 83 years old.

Lindsey died Sunday in Nashville after an extended hospitalization, The Tennessean reports. An Alabama native, Lindsey went to college to become a teacher, but joined the United States Air Force in the '50s. He eventually moved to New York to study acting and... read more

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