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Jennifer Hudson And The Color Purple Cast’s Tribute To Prince Will Give You Major Chills

Waking up this morning was tough because a couple seconds after hitting the snooze button on my alarm and rubbing the sleep from my eyes, I remembered: Prince is dead. This fact was made a tiny bit easier by enjoying the outpouring of amazing tributes to the Purple One, starting with Jennifer Hudson’s Prince tributeMore »


Breaking News: Prince Has Died At Age 57 [UPDATED]

No. NO NO NO. NOOOO. More »


RIP: Bobbi Kristina Brown Has Died At Age 22

Bobbi Kristina Brown, the 22-year-old daughter of the late Whitney Houston and R&B singer Bobby Brown, passed away yesterday, nearly six months after she was found unresponsive in a bathtub at her home in Roswell. “Bobbi Kristina Brown passed away Sunday, July, 26 2015, surrounded by her family,” her family said in a statement. “She… More »


RIP Cindy Mancini: “Can’t Buy Me Love” Actress Amanda Peterson Has Passed Away

Nooooooo! Amanda Peterson, star of one of my favorite ’80s movies of all time, “Can’t Buy Me Love,” was found dead ather home in Greeley, Colorado, yesterday. She was 43 and her cause of death is still unknown. Peterson is survived by second husband David Hartley and two children.

Peterson starred in a handful of TV shows and movies… More »


The Thrill Is Gone: BB King Dead At 89

BB King, whose scorching guitar licks and heartfelt vocals made him the idol of generations of musicians and fans while earning him the nickname “King of the Blues,” died late last night at home in Las Vegas. He was 89. His attorney tells the AP that King died peacefully in his sleep. Although he had… More »


How Joan Rivers Should Be Laid To Rest, According To Joan Rivers

“When I die (and yes, Melissa, that day will come; and yes, Melissa, everything’s in your name), I want my funeral to be a huge showbiz affair with lights, cameras, action … I want Craft services, I want paparazzi and I want publicists making a scene! I want it to be Hollywood all the way. More »


RIP: Joan Rivers Has Passed Away At Age 81

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Legendary female comic Joan Rivers passed away today at the age of 81, her daughter Melissa said in a statement. Rivers’ death comes after she was put in a medically… More »


Breaking News: Actor Robin Williams Dead In Apparent Suicide

Absolutley heartbreaking news to report this evening: actor Robin Williams, 63, was found dead this morning at his home in Marin County, California. The reported cause of death is axphyxia, and police are treating it as a suicide. Williams had struggled with depression and drug addiction off and on for years. His publicist Mara Buxbaum… More »


Elaine Stritch, Star Of The Broadway Stage And “30 Rock,” Has Died

Actress Elaine Stritch passed away today at age 89. An outspoken Broadway star, Tony Award nominee, style icon, and Jack Donaghy’s mom on “30 Rock,” Elaine was a woman who was never afraid to say what she felt. One of her most legendary roles was as an aging society woman in Stephen Sondheim’s musical “Company,” More »


RIP: Tony Gwynn, San Diego Padre & Baseball Hall Of Famer, Dies From Cancer At Age 54

We don’t usually write a whole lot about sports news on The Frisky, but an exception must be made for legendary baseball player Tony Gwynn, who passed away today after a four-year battle with cancer. He was 54. As a diehard San Diego Padres fan throughout my childhood and early teenage years, the right fielder’s… More »


Designer L’Wren Scott Found Dead Of Apparent Suicide

Fashion designer L’Wren Scott, known for her gorgeous red carpet dresses, was found dead today in her New York City apartment, hanged in an apparent suicide. The 47-year-old designer was discovered by her assistant this morning. Police did not suspect foul play, a source said, but the Medical Examiner’s Office will still ultimately determine a cause… More »


RIP: Harold Ramis, 69, Has Died

Harold Ramis, the comedic genius behind “Candyshack” and “Groundhog Day,” not to mention one of the stars of “Ghostbusters,” has passed away at age 69. [Celeb Dirty Laundry]
The full list of presenters at this year’s Oscars — airing live this Sunday night! — have been released and Brangelina, Channing Tatum and Joseph… More »


True Story: I Wrote A Scathing Obituary About My Mother (And I Have No Regrets)

“Marianne Theresa John­son-Reddick born Jan 4, 1935 and died alone on Sept. 30, 2013. She is sur­vived by her 6 of 8 children whom she spent her lifetime torturing in every way pos­sible. While she neglected and abused her small chil­dren, she refused to allow anyone else to care or show compassion towards them. When… More »


RIP: Maggie Estep, ’90s Slam Poet, Dead At 50

If you were alive in the ’90s and liked poetry, chances are you liked slam poetry. Or at least went to a slam poetry performance, even if you didn’t like it. My first exposure to slam poetry was during a creative writing class at summer camp when I was 14; we watched the PBS series… More »


Breaking News: Philip Seymour Hoffman Found Dead In NYC Apartment [UPDATED]

Utterly heartbreaking news to report: actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, who won the Academy Award for his role in “Capote,” was found dead in his New York City apartment today, allegedly from a drug overdose. According to investigators, he was found with a syringe in his arms and an envelope believed to contain heroin. Hoffman had… More »


RIP Pete Seeger: Legendary Folk Singer Passes Away At Age 94

The amazing, incomparable Pete Seeger passed away today at the age of 94. Here he is singing “Quite Early Morning.” What a life. [USA Today] … More »


RIP James Avery, “The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air”‘s Uncle Phil

Amidst the plethora of ’90s-era sitcom dads, “The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air”’s Uncle Phil was my favorite. This no nonsense uncle was educated, wise, and delivered punishments with a sense of humor. With a household of children varying in age and personality type, he never played favorites and was fiercely protective of each and every… More »


Paul Walker, “Fast And The Furious” Star, Confirmed Dead In Car Crash At Age 40

TMZ is reporting that “Fast and the Furious” star Paul Walker, 40, died in a car accident in Santa Clarita, California, earlier today. Multiple sources have told TMZ that Walker and a companion were driving in a Porsche together, when the driver lost control and hit a tree or light post, and the car burst into… More »


Read Laurie Anderson’s Obit For Her Husband Lou Reed

To our neighbors:

What a beautiful fall! Everything shimmering and golden and all that incredible soft light. Water surrounding us.

Lou and I have spent a lot of time here in the past few years, and even though we’re city people this is our spiritual home.

Last week I… More »


“Simpsons” Actress Marcia Wallace Has Passed Away

Comedienne Marcia Wallace, best known as Mrs. Krabappel from “The Simpsons,” has died at the age of 70.

“She passed at 9 p.m. last night due to complications from breast cancer of which she was a long and proud survivor and advocate for women and healing,” Wallace’s friend Cathryn Michon told Deadline. “Ironically it was during breast… More »


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