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Reaction to the death of rocker Chris Cornell
May 18, 2017
NEW YORK — Some reaction to the death of rocker Chris Cornell at age 52:
"I love you, brother. Thank you for your friendship and yourhumor and your intellect and your singular and unmatched talent. It was a great honor to know you as a friend and as a band mate. I am devastated and deeply...
Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell dies at age 52 in Detroit
May 18, 2017
Rocker Chris Cornell, who gained fame as the lead singer of the bands Soundgarden and Audioslave, has died at age 52, and police said Thursday that his death is being investigated as a possible suicide.
Cornell, who had been on tour, died Wednesday night in Detroit, Cornell's representative...
Fox News Channel founder Roger Ailes has died at 77
May 18, 2017
NEW YORK — Roger Ailes, the communication maestro who transformed TV news by creating Fox News Channel only to be ousted from his media empire at the height of his reign for alleged sexual harassment, died Thursday, according to his wife, Elizabeth Ailes. He was 77.
A former GOP operative to...
Father of singers Nick and Aaron Carter dead
May 17, 2017
NEW YORK — Robert Carter, the father of Nick Carter of the Backstreet Boys and fellow singer Aaron Carter, died on Tuesday, the singers announced.
Nick Carter said in a statement Wednesday that he was "heartbroken to share the news that our father, Robert, passed away last night."
Oleg Vidov, Soviet actor who defected to US, dies at 73
May 16, 2017
LOS ANGELES — Oleg Vidov, a matinee idol in the Soviet Union who defected to the United States at the height of the Cold War and then enjoyed a long film and TV career in Hollywood, has died.
His wife, Joan Borsten Vidov, said he died Monday at their home near Los Angeles of complications from...
Former Paramount Pictures CEO Brad Grey dies at 59
May 15, 2017
LOS ANGELES — Brad Grey, an influential Hollywood leader who served as the chairman and CEO of Paramount Pictures for 12 years, has died.
A family spokeswoman said Monday that Grey, who was battling cancer, died Sunday at his home in Los Angeles. He was 59.
Before exiting Paramount in...
'Deadwood' actor Powers Boothe dies at 68
May 15, 2017
LOS ANGELES — Powers Boothe, the character actor known for his villain roles in TV's "Deadwood," and in the movies "Tombstone," ''Sin City" and "The Avengers," has died. He was 68.
Boothe's publicist said he died of natural causes at his home in Los Angeles on Sunday.
Fellow actor Beau...
Former MLB umpire Palermo dies at 67; shooting ended career
May 14, 2017
Mention the name of Steve Palermo around baseball and those who worked with him, knew him or had only heard of him usually bow their heads, lower their eyes and simply nod.
An umpire with Hall of Fame potential, all cut short on that summer night in Texas a long time ago.
Hall of Famer Yale Lary, won 3 titles with Lions, dies at 86
May 12, 2017
DETROIT — Yale Lary, a Hall of Fame safety who helped the Detroit Lions win three NFL titles during the 1950s, has died. He was 86.
The Pro Football Hall of Fame confirmed his death, citing information from the nine-time Pro Bowler's family. The Lions said Lary died Friday at his home in Fort...
Former MTV star Christopher 'Big Black' Boykin dies at 45
May 11, 2017
PLANO, Texas — Former MTV reality show star Christopher "Big Black" Boykin has died at the age of 45.
kin's ex-wife Shannon Turley tells Entertainment Tonight that Boykin died at a Plano, Texas, hospital Tuesday. Turley says Boykin suffered from congenital heart failure and doctors said he...