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Nelson Mandela Dead At 95

Nelson Mandela, the former president of South Africa, an anti-apartheid peace activist and Nobel Prize winner, is dead at 95. Mandela spent 27 years in prison for his activism on…

Jessica Wakeman | December 5, 2013 - 4:57 pm

RIP: World Famous Psychic Sylvia Browne Is Dead At Age 77

But did she see it coming?

Psychic Sylvia Browne, who is probably most famous to people my age for her regular appearances on “The Montel Williams Show” during…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | November 21, 2013 - 9:40 am

My Very Specific Lilly Pulitzer Memories

It’s been a rough few days for women who really love jaunty pearl accessories. Not only did Margaret Thatcher pass away, so did Lilly Pulitzer. Was Lilly Pulitzer a feminist? Yeah. Sure. Probably.

The Gloss | April 8, 2013 - 4:50 pm

Annette Funicello Dead At 70

Annette Funicello, who shot to fame at age 12 as a Disney Mouseketeer, has died from complications of multiple sclerosis at age 70, her family confirms to Extra. Funicello parlayed…

Newser | April 8, 2013 - 3:10 pm

Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher Has Died

Breaking news this morning: Margaret Thatcher, Great Britain’s first and only female Prime Minister,  has passed away from a stroke, her spokesperson confirmed. Thatcher was 87. [Sky News] …

Amelia McDonell-Parry | April 8, 2013 - 8:00 am

Breaking: Legendary Film Critic Roger Ebert Has Passed Away

Very sad news to report: The Chicago Sun-Times has confirmed that legendary film critic Roger Ebert has passed away at the age of 70. Just two days ago, Ebert revealed that his…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | April 4, 2013 - 3:48 pm

Mindy McCready Dead At 37

Mindy McCready, who hit the top of the country charts before personal problems sidetracked her career, has died. She was 37. The coroner in Cleburne County, Ark., said McCready died…

Newser | February 17, 2013 - 10:28 pm

RIP Jerry Nelson, “Muppet Show,” “Sesame Street,” “Fraggle Rock” Veteran

You might not recognize Jerry Nelson‘s name, but you’re probably more familiar with “Sesame Street”’s the Count, Amazing Mumford and Snuffalupagus, or Statler (half of the heckling duo of Statler and…

The Mary Sue | August 25, 2012 - 5:30 pm

RIP: Neil Armstrong, First Man To Walk On The Moon, Dead At 82

Sad news to report this afternoon: Neil Armstrong, the astronaut who was the first man to walk on the moon, has died at the age of 82, confirms NBC. Armstrong…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | August 25, 2012 - 3:40 pm

Oscar Winner Ernest Borgnine Dead At 95

Ernest Borgnine, the hefty Hollywood actor who went from bad guy roles to Oscar stardom to TV comedy, died today at age 95 in Los Angeles, the APreports. The former Navy…

Newser | July 9, 2012 - 10:50 am

Ray Bradbury Dead At 91

Renowned sci-fi author Ray Bradbury died this morning in Los Angeles at age 91, i09 is reporting, with confirmation from his family and biographer. The report does not indicate the cause of…

Newser | June 6, 2012 - 11:10 am

RIP: Whitney Houston Dead At Age 48 [UPDATED]

UPDATE (Sunday, 3:45 p.m. EST): TMZ is now reporting that Whitney Houston was found in her room’s bathtub and that it’s possible she drowned? Sources also say prescription drugs were…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | February 12, 2012 - 3:45 pm