Tag: Celebrity deaths

The Partridge Family’s David Cassidy Dies At 67

The Partridge Family star and former teen heartthrob David Cassidy died from organ failure Tuesday in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He was 67. Cassidy’s family confirmed his death to People magazine. He was hospitalized last week with liver and kidney failure, and had been in the intensive care unit. Cassidy hit it big starring in The…

Gord Downie Of Tragically Hip Dead At 53

Gord Downie, frontman of the rock band The Tragically Hip, died Tuesday night at age 53, CBC News reported Wednesday. Downie had terminal brain cancer, which he discovered after a seizure in December 2015. “Gord knew this day was coming—his response was to spend this precious time as he always had—making music, making memories and…

French Actress Jeanne Moreau Dies at 89

Iconic French actress Jeanne Moreau has died at the age of 89. The French president’s office announced her death Monday but gave no details about the cause. Moreau, whose lovers included Miles Davis, starred in more than 100 films during her career, including Francois Truffaut’s art-house landmark Jules et Jim, and was awarded an honorary…

TMZ: Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington Commits Suicide

Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington has committed suicide, TMZ reported on Thursday. “Law enforcement sources tell us the singer hanged himself at a private residence in Palos Verdes Estates in L.A. County. His body was discovered Thursday just before 9 AM,” the gossip site reported. Bennington was married with six children from two wives. His…

Carrie Fisher Autopsy Showed Cocaine, Opioids

Beloved actress Carrie Fisher had cocaine, morphine, codeine, and oxycodone in her system at the time of her death, according to the L.A. County Coroner’s autopsy. Fisher suffered a massive heart attack on a flight to Los Angeles International Airport and died on Dec. 27. It’s unknown if the drugs contributed to her death. The…

Actor Roger Moore Dies At 89

Actor Roger Moore died Tuesday morning, after a brief battle with cancer. He was 89. Moore is best known for portraying James Bond in seven of the series’ feature films, including Live and Let Die and The Spy Who Loved Me. He is often cited as being one of the “best Bonds.” “The affection our…

The Silence Of The Lambs Director Jonathan Demme Dead at 73

Acclaimed director Jonathan Demme died on Wednesday morning in New York after suffering from esophageal cancer. He was 73. In a career that spanned more than four decades, Demme directed The Silence of the Lambs, for which he won an Academy Award in 1992, as well as dramas like Something Wild, Philadelphia and Beloved. In…

Ex-NFL Star Aaron Hernandez Found Dead In His Prison Cell

Former New England Patriots star tight end Aaron Hernandez killed himself overnight in his prison cell, the Massachusetts Department of Corrections said Wednesday morning. Hernandez hanged himself with a bedsheet and tried to block his single-occupancy cell’s door, officials said; he was found at about 3 a.m. and pronounced dead at the hospital. The former…

John Geils Of J. Geils Band Fame Is Dead At 71

John Warrant Geils Jr., guitarist and namesake of the J. Geils Band, was found dead at his home in Groton, Massachusetts, on Tuesday afternoon. Police say he likely died of natural causes. The J. Geils Band formed in 1967, after bringing lead singer Peter Wolf into an earlier incarnation of the band, and released its…

Chuck Barris, Of ‘Gong Show,’ Dies At 87

Chuck Barris, the multi-talented impresario and creator of The Dating Game and The Newlywed Game, died Tuesday in Palisades, New York, at the age of 87. Barris died of natural causes, according to his publicist. He was a show creator and songwriter, and he wrote hits like “Palisades Park,” which made it to No. 3…

Titanic Actor Bill Paxton Dies at 61

Actor Bill Paxton died on Saturday after complications from surgery. The Emmy Award-winner was 61. “It is with heavy hearts we share the news that Bill Paxton has passed away due to complications from surgery,” his family said in a statement. “Bill’s passion for the arts was felt by all who knew him, and his…

TV Legend Mary Tyler Moore Dies At 80

A spokesperson for Mary Tyler Moore confirmed that the actress has passed away Wednesday at a Connecticut hospital. Family members reportedly flocked to the medical facility, according to TMZ, to say goodbye to the beloved 80-year-old actress, who had brain surgery in 2011 and has battled diabetes for much of her life. Moore starred in…

Paris Jackson Claimed Michael Jackson Was Murder

Paris Jackson has claimed her superstar father was murdered as she revealed she tried to commit suicide multiple times after being raped as a teenager. The 18-year-old daughter of Michael Jackson opened up on her belief that his death was a ‘setup’ in a candid interview with Rolling Stone Magazine. ‘He would drop hints about…

Carrie Fisher’s Mom Debbie Reynolds Dies

Debbie Reynolds, Carrie Fisher’s mother, has died just a day after her daughter. She reportedly passed away after suffering a medical emergency on Wednesday that was believed to be a stroke. She was reportedly with her son and just after 1 p.m. someone from the house called the police. Reynolds was 84-years-old and has been…

Actress, Author Carrie Fisher Dead At 60

Iconic Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher has reportedly died at the age of 60, days after suffering a heart attack. Fisher was flying from London to Los Angeles on Friday when the initial heart attack occurred, and several passengers tweeted that doctors and nurses on board—and then eventually paramedics in an ambulance—performed CPR on her…

George Michael Dead At 53 [VIDEO]

Singer and musician George Michael died at his home in Goring, England, on Sunday, the BBC reports, and his publicist confirmed the death. He was 53, and wasn’t ill. No cause was given, but the Thames Valley Police said the singer’s death “is being treated as unexplained but not suspicious.” Michael found fame with the…

Zsa Zsa Gabor Dies At 99

Hungarian actress Zsa Zsa Gabor died of a heart attack Sunday at her Los Angeles home. “We tried everything, but her heart just stopped and that was it,” her husband, Frederic von Anhalt, told the Associated Press. “Even the ambulance tried very hard to get her back, but there was no way,” he said. The…

Growing Pains Star Alan Thicke Dies At 69 [VIDEO]

Actor Alan Thicke, famous for playing doting father and psychiatrist Jason Seaver on the hit 1980s show Growing Pains, died Tuesday. He was 69. Thicke was playing hockey with his son when he suffered a heart attack, and he died later at a hospital in Burbank, California. Recently, Thicke starred in his own reality show,…

Canadian Singer Leonard Cohen Dies Aged 82

The iconic singer and songwriter Leonard Cohen, whose work has spanned five decades, passed away on Thursday at the age of 82. Sony Music Canada, his label, confirmed the passing on singer’s Facebook page. “It is with profound sorrow we report that legendary poet, songwriter and artist, Leonard Cohen has passed away,” the statement read.…

Comic Icon ‘Willy Wonka’ Gene Wilder Is Dead At 83 [VIDEO]

Actor and comedian Gene Wilder died Monday of complications from Alzheimer’s, his family announced. He was 83. Wilder was best known for playing Willy Wonka in the 1971 film Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, as well as his roles in the Mel Brooks comedies The Producers, Blazing Saddles, and Young Frankenstein. Brooks called Wilder…

Fentanyl Pills Found At Prince’s Estate [VIDEO]

Several pills recovered at Prince’s estate after his death were reportedly counterfeit drugs that contained fentanyl, a synthetic opioid more powerful than heroin. Many pills were falsely labeled “Watson 385,” which is supposed to identify pills containing acetaminophen and hydrocodone. Autopsy results indicated the musician died from an accidental fentanyl overdose. Authorities are still investigating…

Marni Nixon, the Voice Behind My Fair Lady, Dies at 86

Marni Nixon, the American cinema’s most unsung singer, died on Sunday in New York. She was 86. The cause was breast cancer, said Randy Banner, a student and friend. Classically trained, Ms. Nixon was throughout the 1950s and ’60s the unseen — and usually uncredited — singing voice of the stars in a spate of…

Star Trek Actor Anton Yelchin Dies In Car Crash [VIDEO]

Anton Yelchin, a young actor known for his role as Chekov in the new Star Trek franchise was killed in a fatal car crash on Sunday morning, according to his publicist. He was only 27 years old. Yelchin was an only child, born in Russia to figure-skating parents.

Guy Clark, Country Music Legend, Dead at 74

Songwriter and country musician Guy Clark died Tuesday in Nashville after battling several illnesses, including cancer. He was 74 years old. The Nashville Songwriters Hall of Famer and Texan authored 13 studio albums. Clark wrote for Johnny Cash, Brad Paisley, George Strait, Willie Nelson, and Jimmy Buffett. Robert K. Oermann wrote in 1995: “The patron…

Prince Estate Judge Orders DNA Test [VIDEO]

Bremer Trust of St. Cloud, the special administrator appointed to handle Prince’s assets, was given permission to have DNA tests done on late rocker Prince’s blood via an order issued Friday by the Carver County judge overseeing Prince’s estate. Judge Kevin Eide also issued a separate order in which those with a claim against Prince’s…

Prince Overdosed 6 Days Ago [VIDEO]

Doctors gave Prince a “save shot”—generally used in opiate overdoses—six days before his death, TMZ reported, citing multiple sources. The music legend’s jet was forced to land last week in Illinois, just 48 minutes from his Minnesota home, and he was rushed to the hospital. His representatives at the time told TMZ he was suffering…

Prince Dead at 57

TMZ reports that rock and R&B legend Prince is dead at 57. A death was being investigated at Prince’s “Paisley Park” home and recording studio in Chanhassen, Minn., multiple outlets reported Thursday afternoon. According to Carver County Chief Deputy Jason Kamerud, police responded to a medical call at 9:43 a.m. local time and discovered a…

Frank Sinatra Jr. Dies at 72 [VIDEO]

Frank Sinatra, Jr., the son of the legendary singer who followed his father into the music business, died while on tour. He was 72. The singer died unexpectedly Wednesday of cardiac arrest in Daytona Beach, Florida, the Sinatra family said in a statement. No other details were provided. Sinatra Jr. was famously kidnapped at 19…

Beatles Producer George Martin Dies [VIDEO]

Iconic Beatles producer Sir George Martin has died, a Universal Music Group spokesperson confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter. He was 90. Ringo Starr first shared the news on Twitter. Martin, who was dubbed “the Fifth Beatle,” gave the band their first recording contract and worked with them on almost of their music. He also worked…

Bobbi Kristina Died Almost Exactly Like Whitney [VIDEO]

According to a Fulton County Medical Examiner’s report, Bobbi Kristina Brown’s death was caused by tragically similar circumstances to what killed her mother, singer Whitney Houston, several years prior. Immersed in water with heavy intoxiication is how Houston was found in a hotel bathtub in 2012, and is also how her daughter was discovered in…