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Mickey Rooney Jr., Musician, Actor and First Child of a Screen Legend, Dies at 77

Mickey Rooney Jr., an original Mouseketeer, musician and actor who was the first of screen legend Mickey Rooney‘s nine children, has died. He was 77. Rooney Jr. died Saturday at his home in Glendale, Arizona, his longtime companion Chrissie Brown told The Hollywood Reporter. The cause of death is unknown, she said. Rooney Jr. played […]

Bobby East, Former NASCAR Driver, Dies at 37

Bobby East, a three-time United States Auto Club (USAC) national champion driver, has died after being stabbed this week at a Southern California gas station. He was 37. The Westminster Police Department issued a statement Saturday identifying Robert John East of San Dimas as the person stabbed in the chest at a 76 gas station […]

Ivana Trump, First Wife of Former President, Dies at 73

Ivana Trump, a skier-turned-businesswoman who formed half of a publicity power couple in the 1980s as the first wife of former President Donald Trump and mother of his oldest children, has died in New York City, her family announced Thursday. She was 73. The former president posted on his social media app that she died […]

Jak Knight, Stand-Up Comedian, Writer and Actor, Dies at 28

Jak Knight, a stand-up comedian, actor and writer who recently co-created the Peacock series Bust Down, has died. He was 28. Knight died Thursday night in Los Angeles, his family announced through an agency rep. Additional details, including cause of death, are not being released at this time. “Knight’s loved ones ask that their privacy […]

William Hart, Delfonics Lead Singer and Songwriter, Dies at 77

William “Poogie” Hart, lead singer of Philly soul greats The Delfonics, has died. Hart’s son Hadi tells TMZ that the singer-songwriter was taken to Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia due to breathing difficulties, and that he passed on Thursday (July 14) due to complications stemming from surgery. He was 77. The Delfonics were one of […]

Terence Macartney-Filgate, Pioneering Cinema Verite Doc Maker, Dies at 97

Terence Macartney-Filgate, a pioneering documentary maker and cinematographer who helped develop an unscripted, observational style of filmmaking common in reality TV today, has died. He was 97. Macartney-Filgate died Monday in Toronto. No cause of death was available. Over a 60-year career, he was a longtime collaborator with the National Film Board of Canada and […]

Don Graham, Music Promotion Pioneer, Dies at 87

Don Graham, the music promotion pioneer who worked at Warner Bros. Records, A&M Records and Blue Thumb Records with the likes of Edd “Kookie” Byrnes and Connie Stevens, The Everly Brothers and Ike & Tina Turner, has died. He was 87. Graham died Thursday in Los Angeles of stomach cancer, his family announced. In 1958, Graham learned that Warner […]

Busi Lurayi, ‘How to Ruin Christmas’ Actress, Dies Suddenly

Busi Lurayi, the young South African actress who starred as Tumi on the Netflix family comedy How to Ruin Christmas, has died, her agency announced. She was in her mid-30s. Eye Media Artists said Lurayi “passed away suddenly and was pronounced dead at her residence on Sunday by medical personnel. The reason for her death […]

Monty Norman, Composer of the James Bond Theme, Dies at 94

Monty Norman, the British composer who wrote the propulsive theme for the James Bond films, died Monday after a short illness, according to a post on his official website. He was 94. Producer Cubby Broccoli, who had worked with Norman by backing the stage musical Belle, about murderer Hawley Crippen, asked the composer to come up […]

Adam Wade, Singer, Actor and Pioneering Game Show Host, Dies at 87

Adam Wade, the suave singer and actor who registered three top 10 hits on the Billboard 100 in 1961 and appeared in films including Shaft, Crazy Joe and Claudine before making history as a game show host, has died. He was 87. Wade died Thursday at his home in Montclair, New Jersey, after a battle […]

L.Q. Jones, ‘Wild Bunch’ Actor and Member of Peckinpah’s Posse, Dies at 94

L.Q. Jones, the colorful character actor who worked on dozens of Westerns, including the Sam Peckinpah classics The Wild Bunch and Ride the High Country as a member of the famed filmmaker’s regular posse, has died. He was 94. Jones died Saturday of natural causes at his home in the Hollywood Hills, his grandson Erté deGarces told The Hollywood Reporter. […]

Vernon Winfrey, Oprah’s Father, Dies at 89

Oprah Winfrey’s father, Vernon Winfrey, has died at the age of 89. Oprah confirmed in an Instagram post that her father died in Nashville on Friday. “Yesterday with family surrounding his bedside I had the sacred honor of witnessing the man responsible for my life, take his last breath,” the media mogul wrote. “We could […]