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Martin Kahan, Music Video Director Who Worked With ’80s Rockers and ’90s Country Icons, Dies at 74

Martin Kahan, a music video director who worked with major pop and rock acts in the 1980s before coming to specialize in top Nashville artists during the ’90s, died of cancer Sunday in Lakewood, NH. He was 74. Kahan got his start in music videos working on live clips for Rush in the era just […]
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Chuck E. Weiss, Songwriter and Fixture of L.A. Music Scene, Dies

Chuck E. Weiss, the musician who helped launch the Viper Room with Johnny Depp and was a fixture of Los Angeles’ music scene for decades, died Tuesday. His age could not be confirmed. His bandmate Jimmy Wood confirmed his death, telling Variety, “Chuck E. Weiss left the room yesterday morning around 8:30. JJ Holiday was […]
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Chuck E. Weiss, Songwriter and Fixture of L.A. Music Scene, Dies at 76

Chuck E. Weiss, the musician who helped launch the Viper Room with Johnny Depp and was a fixture of Los Angeles’ music scene for decades, died Tuesday. He was 76. His bandmate Jimmy Wood confirmed his death, telling Variety, “Chuck E. Weiss left the room yesterday morning around 8:30. JJ Holiday was by his side. […]
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Chuck E. Weiss, Songwriter and Fixture of L.A. Music Scene, Dies at76

Chuck E. Weiss, the musician who helped launch the Viper Room with Johnny Depp and was a fixture of Los Angeles’ music scene for decades, died Tuesday. He was 76. His bandmate Jimmy Wood confirmed his death, telling Variety, “Chuck E. Weiss left the room yesterday morning around 8:30. JJ Holiday was by his side. […]
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David Leckie, Leading Australian Media Executive, Dead at 70

David Leckie, one of the most senior executives in Australian television, is dead. He died at home at Mulberry Farm on Tuesday after a prolonged illness. Leckie was CEO of Nine Network from 1990 to 2001. In 2003, he joined Seven Network and led it to ratings success. Leckie held several senior roles with the […]
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Robby Steinhardt, Violinist and Vocalist for Kansas, Dies at 71

Robby Steinhardt, violinist and co-lead vocalist for Kansas, died Saturday after a bout of acute pancreatitis and septic shock, his wife Cindy Steinhardt confirmed on Facebook. He was 71. On May 13, Robby Steinhardt was admitted to the hospital with acute pancreatitis. Later that night, he went into acute septic shock and was placed on […]
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Tom O’Connor, Comedian and Veteran Game Show Host, Dies at 81

Tom O’Connor, the British comedian and host of game shows like “Crosswits,” “Password” and “Name That Tune,” has died. He was 81. O’Connor’s family told the BBC that the comedian, who had Parkinson’s disease for over a decade, died in a hospital in Buckinghamshire on Sunday. O’Connor began his career in show business on the […]
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Biz Markie, hip-hop and beatboxing pioneer, dead at 57

Variety.com LOS ANGELES – Biz Markie, the rapper, singer and actor behind the 1989 hit “Just a Friend,” died Friday in Baltimore. He was 57. “It is with profound sadness that we announce, this evening, with his wife Tara by his side, hip hop pioneer Biz Markie peacefully passed away,” his rep Jenni Izumi said in a statement to Rolling Stone. He had been suffering from complications due to diabetes, according to TMZ Markie made a splash in hip-hop with the single “Just a Friend” in 1989, off of h...
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Biz Markie, Rapper Known for ‘Just a Friend,’ Dies at 57

Biz Markie, the rapper, singer and actor behind the 1989 hit “Just a Friend,” died Friday in Baltimore. He was 57. “It is with profound sadness that we announce, this evening, with his wife Tara by his side, hip hop pioneer Biz Markie peacefully passed away,” his rep Jenni Izumi said in a statement. “We […]
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Whicker: As a promoter, Dennis Murphy was in several leagues of his own

Dennis Murphy passed away Thursday, at 94. Look around the wide, wide world of sports that he widened and widened. You realize his work was done here. Major league baseball players hit routine singles with an 8-0 lead and start playing charades with the dugout. Baserunners materialize, out of ether, whenever games reach extra innings. The 16th hole at the PGA Tour event in Phoenix has become an 80-proof combination of Woodstock and Sturgis. A routine extra point is now a 37-yard kick in the NFL....
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Dennis Murphy, co-founder of the ABA, dies at 94

By BETH HARRIS LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dennis Murphy, a sports entrepreneur who co-founded professional leagues in basketball, hockey, tennis and roller hockey that featured innovations in marketing, rules and playing style, died Thursday. He was 94. Murphy died of congestive heart failure at an assisted living facility in the Orange County city of Placentia, California, according to his son, Dennis Jr. The elder Murphy co-founded the American Basketball Association, World Hockey Association, World T...
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Long-serving Inland Empire Republican Rep. Jerry Lewis dies

REDLANDS — Former Republican Rep. Jerry Lewis, who became a hero in his community for steering hundreds of millions of federal dollars to projects in his inland Southern California district, but was criticized as an exemplar of pork-barrel spending abuses, has died. He was 86. His death was announced in a statement by California Republican Rep. Ken Calvert, who said on his website that Lewis “made an enormous impact on his district, the state of California and our nation.” Calvert said that “if ...
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Jeff LaBar, Guitarist for Hard Rock Band Cinderella, Dies at 58

Jeff LaBar, guitarist for the hard rock band Cinderella, which rose to multi-platinum status in the late 1980s, has died at age 58. No cause of death has been given. Cinderella had not recorded an album since 1994 but had continued to tour until a few years ago, at which point they irretrievably broke up, […]
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Charlie Robinson, TV star best known for role on ‘Night Court,’ dies at 75

By Ethan Shanfeld | Variety LOS ANGELES — Charlie Robinson, known for playing Mac the court clerk in the 1980s and ’90s sitcom “Night Court,” died Sunday in Los Angeles due to cardiac arrest and cancer. He was 75. Throughout his 50-year career, Robinson appeared in movies such as “Secret Santa,” “The River,” “Set It Off,” “Antwone Fisher,” “Jackson,” “Even Money” and “Miss Lettie and Me,” and TV series including “Buffalo Bill,” “Home Improvement,” “Mom,” “Hart of Dixie,” “NCIS” and “The Guestboo...
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Charlie Robinson, Who Played Mac on ‘Night Court,’ Dies at 75

Charlie Robinson, known for playing Mac the court clerk in the 1980s and ’90s sitcom “Night Court,” died on Sunday in Los Angeles due to cardiac arrest and cancer. He was 75. Throughout his 50-year career, Robinson appeared in movies such as “Secret Santa,” “The River,” “Set It Off,” “Antwone Fisher,” “Jackson,” “Even Money” and […]
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Byron Berline, Top Fiddler Who Played With Stones, Dylan, Flying Burritos and Bill Monroe, Dies at 77

Byron Berline, a renowned fiddler who played with bluegrass greats like Bill Monroe as well as rock legends like the Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan, died over the weekend, according to news reports out of Oklahoma, where he owned a world-famous fiddle shop. He was 77. No cause of death was immediately given. Berline was […]
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Chick Vennera, Actor in ‘Thank God It’s Friday,’ ‘Golden Girls,’ Dies at 74

Chick Vennera, a voice actor in numerous Warner Bros. animated projects like “Animaniacs” and “Batman: the Animated Series,” and actor in “Thank God It’s Friday” and “The Golden Girls,” died Wednesday in Burbank, Calif. He was 74. His daughter Nicky Vennera told several media outlets he died of lung cancer. Former castmate John Mariano posted […]
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Robert Downey Sr., ‘maverick filmmaker’ and actor’s father, dies at 85

By Lindsey Bahr | Associated Press Robert Downey Sr., the accomplished countercultural filmmaker, actor and father of superstar Robert Downey Jr., has died. He was 85. Actor Robert Downey Jr., left, and his father, Robert Sr., arrive at an event in New York in 2008. He made such movies as “Putney Swope” and “Greaser’s Palace,” as well as acting in “Boogie Nights” and “Magnolia”Downey Jr. wrote on Instagram that his father died late Tuesday in his sleep at home in New York. He had Parkinson’s...
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Suzzanne Douglas, actress who starred in ‘The Parent ‘Hood,’ dies at 64

By Stella Chan | CNN Suzzanne Douglas, an accomplished stage and screen actress who starred “Tap” and the television series “The Parent ‘Hood,” has died, her representative told CNN in a statement on Wednesday. She was 64. “The industry has lost a truly talented artist with the passing of Suzzanne Douglas,” her publicist Penny Vizcarra said. “She touched everyone who knew her and was lovely in every sense of the word. The family appreciates your support and asks for their privacy during this dif...
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Robert Downey Sr., Director and Father of Actor Robert Downey Jr., Dies at 85

Robert Downey Sr., director of the countercultural satire “Putney Swope” and the father of actor Robert Downey Jr., died Wednesday in New York. He was 85. Downey Jr. posted about his father on Instagram, writing “Last night, dad passed peacefully in his sleep after years of enduring the ravages of Parkinson’s…he was a true maverick […]
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Suzzanne Douglas, ‘The Parent ‘Hood’ Star, Dies at 64

Suzzanne Douglas, best known for starring in the WB sitcom “The Parent ‘Hood” and in the 1989 dance drama “Tap,” died on Tuesday. She was 64. “Suzzanne Douglas, a beautiful and talented actress, made her transition today,” her cousin Angie Tee wrote on Facebook on Tuesday. “She warmed our hearts on movie screens and television […]
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Dilip Kumar, Indian Cinema Legend, Dies at 98

Dilip Kumar, one of the biggest stars of Indian cinema, died in Mumbai on Wednesday after being hospitalized for breathlessness. He was 98. The star had been ailing for several months and was in and out of hospital prior to his death. Born Mohammed Yusuf Khan in Peshawar, British India, in 1922, Kumar debuted in […]
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Movie fans pay Hollywood Walk of Fame tribute to director Richard Donner

Flowers on the Hollywood Walk of Fame star of director Richard Donner, who died Monday at age 91, Tuesday, July 6, 2021. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Tic-Tock Couture Florals’s Arturo Cedillo places a wreath on the Hollywood Walk of Fame star of director Richard Donner, who died Monday at age 91. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Flowers on the Hollywood Walk of Fame star of director Richard Donner, who died Monday at age 91, Tuesday, July 6, 2...
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Richard Donner, Director of ‘Superman,’ ‘The Goonies’ and ‘Lethal Weapon,’ Dies at 91

Director-producer Richard Donner, best known for helming the “Lethal Weapon” film series, “The Goonies” and the original “Superman” film, has died. He was 91. Donner’s production company confirmed news of his death to Variety, though the cause was not disclosed. Though not his first bigscreen effort, his big feature break came with 1976’s “The Omen,” starring […]
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Donald Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense During Iraq War, Dies at 88

Donald Rumsfeld, who served as the United States Secretary of Defense from 1975-1977 and 2001-2006, has died, his family announced in a statement on Wednesday. He was 88. “It is with deep sadness that we share the news of the passing of Donald Rumsfeld, an American statesman and devoted husband, grandfather and great grandfather. At […]
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Delia Fiallo, ‘Mother of the Telenovela,’ Dies at 96

Delia Fiallo, an author and screenwriter known as the “mother of the Latin American telenovela,” has died, according to the Associated Press. She was 96. Fiallo’s caregiver told the AP that she died Tuesday at her home in Coral Gables, Fla., just five days before her 97th birthday. A cause of death was not given, […]
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Robert Sacchi, Who Starred in ‘The Man With Bogart’s Face,’ Dies at 89

Actor Robert Sacchi, known for his close resemblance to Humphrey Bogart, died June 23 at Barlow Respiratory Hospital in Los Angeles after a brief illness. He was 89. Sacchi played the title role in the 1980 feature “The Man With Bogart’s Face.” He also appeared in many films, TV shows and commercials playing Bogart or […]
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Cynthia Hargrave, Producer of ‘Bottle Rocket,’ Dies at 64

Screenwriter and award-winning producer Cynthia Hargrave, who helped launch the careers of Wes Anderson and Owen Wilson, has died due to complications from systemic scleroderma. She was 64. With Anderson’s 1993 debut “Bottle Rocket,” Hargrave was the first producer to turn a Sundance Film Festival short into a Hollywood studio feature. Hargrave was a producer […]
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John Langley, Creator of ‘Cops,’ Dies at 78

John Langley, who created the long-running TV show “Cops” which helped usher in the reality TV era, died Saturday of an apparent heart attack in Baja, Mexico, according to his reps. He was 78. Langley was competing in the Coast to Coast Ensenada-San Felipe 250 off-road race. “Cops” was canceled in 2020 after the George […]
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Mark Peel, California cuisine icon behind LA’s dining renaissance, dies at 66

Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Mark Peel, a trailblazing chef who helped create modern California cuisine and a dining renaissance in Los Angeles, has died at age 66. Peel died on Sunday at a Los Angeles hospital, nine days after he was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer, his daughter Vanessa Silverton-Peel, told the Los Angeles Times. Peel seasons a chicken at his restaurant Campanile in 2000 in Los Angeles. “My dad in so many ways was really ill-fit for the emergence of this whole...
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