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Freestyle Ski Champ Sarah Burke Dies

Sarah Burke

Canadian freestyle skier Sarah Burke died Thursday after she crashed on a training run last week, People reports. She was 29.

Burke had been in a coma since her Jan. 11 accident on the superpipe in Park City, Utah -- the same superpipe on which former pro snowboarder Kevin Pearce suffered a serious traumatic brain injury that ended his competitive career. Burke underwent successful surgery the following day to repair a... read more

Cheetah, Tarzan's Sidekick Chimp, Dies at 80

Tarzan, The Ape Man

Cheetah, one of several chimpanzees who starred in the Tarzan films of the 1930s, died of kidney failure Saturday, according to People. He was reportedly 80 years old.

One of the original chimps who starred alongside Johnny Weissmuller in the classic Tarzan films, Cheetah, sometimes credited as Cheetah-Mike, was acquired by the Weissmuller estate before the chimp retired at the Suncoast Primate Sanctuary in Palm Harbor, Fla.

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Former SNL Writer Joe Bodolai Dead of Apparent Suicide

Joe Bodolai

Former Saturday Night Live writer Joe Bodolai has died from an apparent suicide, the Los Angeles Times reports. He was 63.

Bodolai's body was found Monday afternoon in a Los Angeles hotel room with a bottle of ...
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Dan Frazer, Kojak's Capt. McNeil, Dies at 90

Dan Frazer

Actor Dan Frazer, who was best known for his role as Capt. Frank McNeil on the '70s crime drama Kojak, has died, according to The Associated Press. He was 90.

Frazer died on Friday of cardiac arrest in his Manhattan home, according to his daughter, Susanna Frazer, who described her father as a "very truthful, naturalistic actor".

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Controversial Vanity Fair Writer Christopher Hitchens Dies at 62

Christopher Hitchens

Controversial writer Christopher Hitchens, whose works slammed religion as well as such public figures as Mother Teresa and Henry Kissinger, has died, according to the Vanity Fair. He was 62.

Hitchens, who was a contributing editor to the magazine for nearly two decades, died of pneumonia at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston after a long battle with esophageal cancer.

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Harry Morgan of M*A*S*H Dies at 96

Harry Morgan

Harry Morgan, best known for his role as Col. Potter in M*A*S*H, died Wednesday at his home in Los Angeles, The New York Times reports. read more

Laugh-In's Alan Sues Dies at 85

Alan Sues

Laugh-In regular Alan Sues has died. He was 85.

Sues died Thursday night while watching television at his home in West Hollywood, his longtime friend Michael Gregg Michaud told the Los Angeles Times.

"He had been in failing health the last couple of years, but it was nothing you could put your ...
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Deliverance's Bill McKinney Dead at 80

Bill McKinney, Deliverance

Bill McKinney, best known for his role in Deliverance, has died after a battle with esophageal cancer, according to his Facebook page. He was 80.

"Today our dear Bill McKinney passed away at... read more

Comedian Patrice O'Neal Dies at 41

Patrice O'Neal

Comedian Patrice O'Neal has died after suffering a stroke last month. He was 41.

The Opie and Anthony Show, where O'Neal was a frequent guest, announced the news Tuesday on Twitter. "Yes it's true that our pal ...
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Director Ken Russell Dies at 84

Ken Russell

Ken Russell, the avant-garde filmmaker behind Women in Love and The Boy Friend, has died. He was 84.

Russell died Sunday following multiple strokes, his son Alex Verney-Elliott told The Associated Press. "My father died peacefully. He died with a smile on his face," he said.

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