Dick Clark Dies at Age 82

Dick Clark

Dick Clark, the legendary radio and television personality who hosted American Bandstand and Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve, has died. He was 82.

Clark died after suffering a massive heart attack, his rep said in a statement to The New York Times.

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Not only was Clark an enduring presence in front of TV cameras for six-plus decades, he was a power behind them as a producer and head of Dick Clark Productions.

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Mike Wallace, Longtime 60 Minutes Correspondent, Dies at 93

Mike Wallace

Mike Wallace, a correspondent for CBS' 60 Minutes for more than four decades, has died, The New York Times reports. He was 93 years old.

CBS announced Wallace's death Sunday morning on Face the Nation. Host Bob Schieffer said Wallace... read more

Bluegrass Legend Earl Scruggs Dead at 88

Earl Scruggs

Bluegrass legend Earl Scruggs, the banjo-playing musician who recorded  The Beverly Hillbillies' theme song," has died. read more

Whitney Houston's Cause of Death Revealed

Whitney Houston

Whitney Houston's death was due to accidental drowning, according to People.

The late pop singer was also found to have had cocaine in her system at the... read more

"Disco Inferno" Singer Jimmy Ellis Dies at 74

The Trammps (Jimmy Ellis, bottom right)

Jimmy Ellis, the lead singer of The Trammps, the music group that popularized the 1970s anthem "Disco Inferno," has died. He was 74.

Ellis died in a Rock Hill, S.C. nursing home of complications from Alzheimer's disease, his daughter told The New York Times.

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Davy Jones, Lead Singer of the Monkees, Dies at 66

Davy Jones

Davy Jones, the front man of the 1960s TV singing group The Monkees, has died, TMZ reports. He was 66.

Jones passed away from a heart attack at Martin Memorial Hospital in Marin County, Fla.

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Jan Berenstain, Co-Creator of Berenstain Bears Books, Dies at 88

Jan Berenstain

Jan Berenstain, who wrote and illustrated the Berenstain Bears childrens books with her husband Stan, has died. She was 88.

Berenstain suffered a stroke on Thursday and died Friday, her son, Mike Beresnstain, told The Associated Press.

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Both Philadelphia natives, Stan and Jan met at age 18 in 1941 on their first day ...
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Degrassi Actor Neil Hope Revealed to Have Died in 2007

Neil Hope, Degrassi

News broke Thursday that Degrassi star Neil Hope has been dead for five years, Canada's National Post reports.

Several sites reported that Hope's death was made official on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012. However, a... read more

Gary Carter, Hall of Fame Catcher for the New York Mets, Dies at 57

Gary Carter

Gary Carter, the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame catcher, died Thursday after suffering from brain cancer, ESPN reports. He was 57.

"I am deeply saddened to tell you all that my precious dad went to be with Jesus today at 4:10 pm," his daughter Kimmy Bloemers wrote on the family's website, according to ESPN. "This is the most difficult thing I have ever had to write in my entire life but I wanted you all to know. He is in heaven and has reunited with his mom and dad. I believe with all my heart that dad had a... read more

Whitney Houston Dead at 48: Hollywood Reacts

Whitney Houston

As news of Whitney Houston's death spread Saturday evening, Hollywood stars quickly began offering their sympathies and memories of the Grammy winning pop diva.

Whitney Houston dies at 48

Houston, 48, was found dead Saturday, one day before the Grammys, at the Beverly Hilton hotel, where she was expected to attend music mogul Clive Davis' annual pre-Grammy gala.

Musicians and celebs poured out their sympathies on Twitter:

Paula Abdul: "I am devastated. I am absolutely devastated at the news about Whitney Houston. Such a tragic, tragic loss."

Christina Aguilera: "We have lost another legend... read more

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