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Tony Gwynn, Hall of Fame Baseball Player, Dies at 54

Tony Gwynn

San Diego Padres Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn has died, Major League Baseball's commissioner announced. He was 54. 

Gwynn passed away at a Poway, Calif. hospital after battling cancer. 

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The California native, nicknamed Mr. Padre, joined the franchise in 1982. Two years later he won his first batting title, with a batting average of .351. That year he helped lead the Padres to their first World Series where they lost to the Detroit Tigers. Gwynn went on to become an eight-time National League batting champion.

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Casey Kasem Dies at 82

Casey Kasem

Casey Kasem, the golden voice of Top 40 radio for decades, has died. He was 82.

Kasem's daughter Kerri broke the news on Sunday morning tweeting, "Early this Father's Day morning, our dad Casey Kasem passed away surrounded by family and friends. Even though we know he is in a better place and no longer suffering, we are heartbroken. Thank you for all your love, support and prayers. The world will miss Casey Kasem, an incredible talent and humanitarian; we will miss our Dad. With love, Kerri, Mike and Julie."

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Pioneering Actress and Activist Ruby Dee Dies at 91

Ruby Dee

Actress Ruby Dee, best known for her roles in A Raisin in the Sun and Do the Right Thing, has died, her daughter Nora Davis Day confirmed to the The Associated Press. She was 91.

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British Comedian Rik Mayall Dies at 56

Rik Mayall

British comedian and actor Rik Mayall, who appeared in The Young Ones and Blackadder, passed away Monday at the age of 56, The Associated Press reports.

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Brady Bunch Star Ann B. Davis Dies at 88

Ann B. Davis

Ann B. Davis, who played housekeeper Alice Nelson on The Brady Bunch, died Sunday after falling at her home, TMZ reports. She was 88.

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Oscar-Nominated Actress Joan Lorring Dies at 88

Joan Lorring

Actress Joan Lorring, who was nominated for a Best Supporting Actress Oscar in 1946 for her role in The Corn is Green, died Friday in Sleepy Hollow, N.Y., The Associated Press reports. She was 88, and a cause of death was not disclosed.

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Maya Angelou Dies at 86

Maya Angelou

Renowned writer and actress Maya Angelou has died, according to CNN. She was 86.

Angelou died at her home in Winston-Salem, N.C., her publicist said.

Born Marguerite Ann Johnson in St. Louis, Angelou held several jobs, including as a manager for prostitutes, a restaurant cook and the first black female streetcar conductor in San Francisco, before becoming a writer. Much of Angelou's later auto-biographies stemmed from tragedies she overcame as a child. At the age of seven she was raped by her mother's boyfriend who was then killed by a mob after she testified against him. At the age of 17, Angelou gave birth to her son, Clyde, and began waiting tables.

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Mannequin Director Michael Gottlieb Dead at 69

Michael Gottlieb

Michael Gottlieb, who wrote and directed Mannequin, died on Friday, according to The Hollywood Reporter. He was 69.

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All My Children Actor Matthew Cowles Dies at 69

Matthew Cowles, Christine Baranski

All My Children actor Matthew Cowles, who was married to Christine Baranksi for more than 30 years, has died. He was 69.

Cowles' manager announced his passing on Twitter:

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1950s Crooner Jerry Vale Dies at 83

Jerry Vale

1950s crooner Jerry Vale has died, according to the The Associated Press. He was 83.

Vale died in his Palm Desert home surrounded by family and friends, his attorney Harold J. Levy told the AP in a statement. 

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