New York Rangers forward Derek Boogaard has been found dead. He was 28.
The Rangers did not release details of his death, but according to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Boogaard was found Friday evening in his Minneapolis apartment by his family. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner's office in Minnesota said an autopsy was pending.
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"Derek was an extremely kind and caring individual," New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather said in a statement. "He was a very thoughtful person, who will be dearly missed by all those who knew ...
Musician John Walker, the guitarist and vocalist for the seminal '60s and '70s British trio, The Walker Brothers, has died. He was 67.
Walker died Saturday in his Los Angeles home after battling liver cancer, his personal assistant told The Associated Press.
Walker was born John Maus in the United States. He joined Scott Engel and Gary Leeds to form The Walker Brothers, and they each adopted the surname Walker, though none of them were related. The band moved to England where it had instant success with the song "Love Her" in 1964. The groups other hits included "The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore," "Make it Easy on Yourself" and "My Ship Is Comin' In."
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Gerard Smith, a bassist for the indie rock band TV on the Radio, died Wednesday after a battle with lung cancer, according to the group's official website. He was 34.
"We are very sad to announce the death of our beloved friend and bandmate, Gerard Smith, following a courageous fight against lung cancer," the band said in a statement. "Gerard passed away the morning of April 20th, 2011. We will...
Musician Mary Robbins, the mother of actor Tim Robbins, has died, The Associated Press reports. She was 78.
Robbins died Sunday at her home in Esteban Cantu, Mexico, of a heart arrhythmia just 12 days after her husband, Gil Robbins, died of prostate cancer at 80. The couple had been married for 59 years.
Elisabeth Sladen, who played one of the most popular Doctor Who companions in the franchise's history, has died. She was 63.
"It is with much sadness that we can announce Elisabeth Sladen, the much-loved actress best known for her role as Sarah Jane Smith in Doctor Who and CBBC's The Sarah Jane Adventures, passed away this morning," a BBC spokesman said Tuesday.
Walter Breuning, the world's oldest man, has died. He was 114.
Breuning died Thursday of natural causes at a Great Falls hospital in Montana, Stacia Kirby, a spokeswoman for the Rainbow Senior Living retirement home, told The Associated Press.
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"I am deeply saddened by the loss of my dear friend and a great Montanan," state Governor Brian Schweitzer said in a statement. "Walter taught me that all things ...
Gil Robbins, a folk singer and a member of the early '60s group the Highwaymen, has died, The Associated Press reports. He was 80.
Robbins died Tuesday at his home in Esteban Cantu, Mexico, according to publicist Tracey Jacobs. Jacobs is the publicist for Robbins' son, Oscar-winning actor...