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Pinetop Perkins, "Boogie-Woogie" Piano Man, Dies at 97

Pinetop Perkins

Pinetop Perkins, the boogie-woogie piano player, died Monday at his home in Austin, TX, according to his official website. He was 97.

The Mississippi native, who is said to have taught... read more

Michael Gough, Batman's Alfred, Dies at 94

Michael Gough

British actor Michael Gough, best known for playing Alfred in the Batman film franchise, has died, according to E! Online. He was 94.

Gough was born in Malaysia and made his film debut in the 1948 movie Blanche Fury. He went on to appear in many British television shows, including the long-running series Doctor Who. He married his costar from the series, Anneke Wills, in 1962. They later divorced in 1979.

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Rapper Nate Dogg Dies at 41

Nate Dogg

Nate Dogg, the voice behind many of hip-hop's most infectious hooks, has died. He was 41.

He died Tuesday, his family told the Press Telegram of his native Long Beach, Calif. A cause of death was not given, but he had suffered two strokes in 2007 and 2008.

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Rapper/collaborator Warren G tweeted Sunday that Nate was "in therapy" after his two strokes, adding: "Thanks again for your support,".

Born Nathaniel Dwayne Hale, Nate began ...
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Owsley "Bear" Stanley, '60s Counterculture Icon and LSD Producer, Dies at 76

Owsley Stanley

Owsley "Bear" Stanley, a 1960s counterculture icon and prolific LSD producer who worked with The Grateful Dead, has died. He was 76.

Stanley died Saturday after a car he was driving swerved off a highway and hit trees down an embanked near Mareeba in Queensland, Australia, The Associated Press reports. His wife, Sheila, was treated for minor injuries from the crash.

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One of the pioneers of California's drug culture, Stanley produced ...
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Hugh Martin, "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" Songwriter, Dies at 96

Hugh Martin

"Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" songwriter Hugh Martin has died. He was 96.

Martin is best known for composing the score to the 1944 musical Meet Me In St. Louis, in which Judy Garland famously performs the song that became a seasonal classic. Martin and songwriting partner Ralph Blane received an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Song for writing the film's "The Trolley Song." read more

Former Alice in Chains Bassist Mike Starr Dies at 44

Mike Starr

Former Alice in Chains bassist Mike Starr died Tuesday in Salt Lake City, Utah, TVGuide.com has confirmed. He was 44 years old.

According to a spokesman for the Salt Lake City police department, police received a call of a possible death at 1:42 p.m. local time. When police arrived at the location of the call, they confirmed Starr was deceased. His cause of death will be determined following an autopsy.

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Starr's father called his son's death "a... read more

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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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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