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Last Comic Standing Finalist Mike DeStefano Dies

Mike Destefano

Mike DeStefano, a comedian who became a finalist last year on Last Comic Standing, has died of a heart attack, Punchline Magazine reported.

DeStefano had just finished a run of shows titled Drugs, Disease and Death: A Comedy, which was largely based on being HIV positive, his past drug addiction and his wife's death.

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British Director Charles Jarrott Dies at 83

British director Charles Jarrott, who won a Golden Globe for helming the 1969 Richard Burton drama Anne of the Thousand Days, has died. He was 83.

Jarrott died Friday in Los Angeles, The Associated Press reports.

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A London native, Jarrott got his start in television ...
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Jane Russell, Hollywood Screen Siren, Dies at 89

Jane Russell

Jane Russell, one of Hollywood's biggest sex symbols in the 1940s and '50s, died Monday, The Los Angeles Times reports. She was 89.

Her son, Buck Waterfield, said she died at her home in Santa Maria, Calif., but did not specify a cause... read more

Deadliest Catch Crew Member Found Dead at 33

Justin Tennison

Justin Tennison, a Deadliest Catch crew member on the Time Bandit, has been found dead. He was 33.

Tennison's body was found Tuesday at a hotel room in Homer, Alaska, the Anchorage Daily News reports. Police say he died of unknown causes and no foul play is suspected. The state medical examiner's office will perform an autopsy in Anchorage.

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Alcohol and roughly a quarter-ounce of what appeared to be marijuana were also found in the room, Lt. Randy Rosencrans said. "There was information that there ...
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Walter Seltzer, Veteran Hollywood Producer, Dies at 96

Walter Seltzer, a Hollywood press agent turned producer, died at the Motion Picture and Television Fund's retirement home, according to The Hollywood Reporter. He was 96.

Born in Philadelphia, Seltzer moved to Hollywood in 1935, where he got a job with Fox West Coast Theatres. He quickly moved into publicity at MGM, working on films starring Joan Crawford, Greta Garbo and Clark Gable.

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Perry Moore, Chronicles of Narnia Producer, Found Dead at 39

Perry Moore

Perry Moore, an author and the executive producer of The Chronicles of Narnia film franchise, has been found dead. He was 39.

Police discovered Moore Thursday morning in his New York City apartment, an NYPD spokesman tells TVGuide.com. A cause of death has not yet been determined, as Moore's body will undergo an autopsy, but New York's Daily News cites sources who say Moore died of an apparent overdose of OxyContin. His body was found by his partner, Hunter Hill, according to the paper.

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"We're in shock," his father, Bill Moore, told the ...
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Meet the Press Host Bill Monroe Dies at 90

Bill Monroe

Bill Monroe, a former Meet the Press host, has died. He was 90.

Monroe died Thursday at a Washington-area nursing home following complications from hypertension, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

A New Orleans native and Tulane University graduate, Monroe ...
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Seinfeld's "Uncle Leo" Len Lesser Dies at 88

Len Lesser, best known for playing Jerry Seinfeld's beloved Uncle Leo on Seinfeld, has died. He was 88.

The veteran character actor died on Wednesday from pneumonia related to cancer. He was surrounded by friends and family in his Burbank, Calif., home at the time of his passing.

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The Producers' Kenneth Mars Dies at 75

Kenneth Mars

Kenneth Mars, best known for his performance as a Nazi playwright in the original film version of The Producers, died on Saturday, according to The Associated Press. He was 75.

Mars died in his Grenada Hills, Calif., home from... read more

Joanne Siegel, Widow of Superman Co-Creator and Inspiration for Lois Lane, Dies

Joanne Siegel

Joanne Siegel, the widow of Superman co-creator Jerry Siegel who served as the model for Lois Lane, has died, according to The Hollywood Reporter. She was 93.

Joanne (nee Carter) met Jerry as a teen in Cleveland in the 1930s after she placed an ad in a local paper offering to model. She soon became the inspiration for Superman's love interest, Lois Lane.

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