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Comedian Patrice O’Neal Dead at 41

Veteran stand-up comic Patrice O’Neal died Monday night following a stroke in late October, according to published reports. He was 41. Though not quite a household name, O’Neal was well on his way. Having easily spawned a million laughs over … Continue reading

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Rap Legend Heavy D Dead At 44

Rotund rap star Heavy D died Tuesday after fainting in his California home, according to published reports. The rapper was 44. Said to have been battling pneumonia, the famously overweight star had apparently been experiencing difficulty breathing prior to the collapse, … Continue reading

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Goodbye, Grandma Cosby: Clarice Taylor Dead at 93

If you were born in the ’80s, chances are you had several (TV) grandmothers – and when Sophia Petrillo & Co. weren’t available, Anna Huxtable filled that niche with her own brand of sass and sensibility. Clarice Taylor, best known … Continue reading

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Death of a Starr: Alice in Chains Bassist Strikes Final Chord

Mike Starr, the original bassist for 90′s mega-band, Alice in Chains, died this Tuesday of what is euphemistically being touted “unknown causes.” As anyone with knowledge of Alice in Chains, the rock star lifestyle, or VH1′s programming already knew, the once … Continue reading

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Remembering Russell: Hollywood’s Golden Era Mourns Loss of Jane

Jane Russell, the busty brunette counterpart to Marilyn Monroe in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, died in her home this Monday of respiratory failure. The actress was 89. As one of Hollywood’s prominent sex symbols of the 1940′s and ’50′s, Jane owed much of her … Continue reading

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