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This Jan. 26, 2014 file photo shows songwriter LaShawn Daniels, right, and his wife April Daniels at the 56th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

Grammy-Winning Songwriter LaShawn Daniels Dies In Car Crash

Daniels' wife April said in a statement that her husband died in a car accident Tuesday in South Carolina.
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In this Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013, file photo, Valerie Harper attends the "Lung Cancer: Bring On The Change!" Event in Los Angeles. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Invision/AP, File)

Valerie Harper, TV's Sassy, Lovable Rhoda, Dies at 80

Valerie Harper, who scored guffaws and stole hearts as Rhoda Morgenstern on back-to-back hit sitcoms in the 1970s, has died, Friday, Aug. 30, 2019. She was 80.
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'MythBusters' Star Jessi Combs Dead at 39

( 1010 WINS ) -- Race car driver and former TV personality on "MythBusters" Jessi Combs -- dubbed the "fastest woman on four wheels" -- was killed Tuesday after she crashed in the Alvord Desert in Oregon, according to local reports. She was 39. She assumed the aforementioned nickname after breaking...
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NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 24: Animator Richard Williams attends The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences And The Museum Of Modern Art Co-Present Richard Williams's The Thief And The Cobbler: A Moment In Time at MOMA - Celeste Bartos Theater on Septe

'Who Framed Roger Rabbit' Animator Richard Williams Has Died

Williams, a Canadian-British animator whose work on the bouncing cartoon bunny in "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" helped blur the boundaries between the animated world and our own, has died.
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In this Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018 file photo, Peter Fonda presents the Desert Palm achievement award at the 29th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival, in Palm Springs, California. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

'Easy Rider' Star and Writer Peter Fonda Has Died at Age 79

Fonda, the son of a Hollywood legend who became a movie star in his own right both writing and starring in counterculture classics like “Easy Rider,” has died. His family says in a statement that Fonda died Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, at his home in Los Angeles. He was 79.
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In this Nov. 25, 2005 file photo, author Toni Morrison listens to Mexicos Carlos Monsivais during the Julio Cortazar professorship conference at the Guadalajara's University in Guadalajara City, Mexico. (AP Photo/Guillermo Arias, File)

Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison Dead at 88

The Nobel Prize-winning author has died. Publisher Alfred A. Knopf says Morrison died Monday, Aug. 5, 2019 at Montefiore Medical Center in New York. She was 88.
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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - SEPTEMBER 26: The King of Random at the 2017 Streamy Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on September 26, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for dick clark productions)

Popular YouTube 'King of Random' Dies In Paraglider Accident

The creator of the YouTube channel "King of Random," whose experiments and hands-on science tips drew 11 million subscribers, has died in a Utah paragliding crash.
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(150520) -- SHANGHAI, May 20, 2015 (Xinhua) -- Disney characters Mickey (R) and Minnie Mouse are seen during the opening ceremony for the Disney flagship store in Shanghai, east China, May 20, 2015. The store, occupying an area of 5,860 square meters in t

Russi Taylor, Longtime Voice of Minnie Mouse, Dies at 75

Taylor, an actress who gave voice to Minnie Mouse for more than three decades, has died.
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This Jan. 19, 2013 file photo shows actor Rutger Hauer at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. Hauer, who specialized in menacing roles, including a memorable turn as a murderous android in "Blade Runner" opposite Harrison Ford, has died July 19

Actor Rutger Hauer, of 'Blade Runner' Fame, Has Died at 75

Dutch film actor Rutger Hauer, who specialized in menacing roles, including a memorable turn as a murderous android in "Blade Runner" opposite Harrison Ford, has died.
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This undated image released by Alexandra Hedison shows actor David Hedison, who starred in the original sci-fi classic “The Fly” and appeared in two James Bond films. Hedison died Thursday, July 18, 2019, in Los Angeles. He was 92. (Alexandra Hedison via

David Hedison Actor In Original Sci-Fi Classic 'The Fly' Dies at 92

David Hedison, who starred in the original sci-fi classic "The Fly" and appeared in two James Bond films, has died. He was 92.
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