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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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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

Whitney Houston Dies at 48

Whitney Houston

Whitney Houston, the Grammy-winning pop diva and actress whose career was marred in recent years by drug abuse, has died. She was 48.

Houston's rep confirmed her death to TVGuide.com Saturday, but did not offer further details.
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Ben Gazzara Dead At 81

Ben Gazzara

Emmy-winning actor  Ben Gazzara, whose TV credits included Run for Your Life and Arrest and Trial, has died from pancreatic cancer. read more

Police: Leslie Carter's Death Linked to Overdose, Drug Use

Leslie Carter and Aaron Carter

Leslie Carter, the sister of singers Nick and Aaron Carter, overdosed and was under the influence of several drugs before her untimely death Tuesday, according to police reports obtained by ABC News.
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Soul Train Creator Don Cornelius Dead of Apparent Suicide

Diana Ross, Don Cornelius

Soul Train creator and longtime host Don Cornelius was found dead at his home Wednesday morning in Sherman Oaks, Calif., the Los Angeles Times reported. read more

Leslie Carter, Sister of Nick and Aaron Carter, Dies at 25

Carter family

Leslie Carter — the sister of pop singers Nick and Aaron Carter — has died, Access Hollywood reports.

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Ian Abercrombie, Elaine's Boss on Seinfeld, Dies at 77

Ian Abercrombie

Ian Abercrombie, the British stage actor best known as Elaine's boss Mr. Pitt on Seinfeld, has died. He was 77.

Abercrombie died Thursday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles from complications of kidney failure, according to the Los Angeles Times. He had recently been diagnosed with lymphoma.

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Born in England, Abercrombie started out as a stage dancer and made his American stage debut in 1955 in a production of Stalag 17 with Jason Robards. After serving in the Army as part of Special Services in Germany, he returned to acting, appearing in numerous plays, TV shows and films before a seven-episode arc on Seinfeld changed his life.

"Incredibly so," he told CNN in 1998. "I mean, I have been ...
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