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Only five months after the death of actress Brittany Murphy, her husband, British screenwriter Simon Monjack, 39, was found dead yesterday. The preliminary cause of death was natural causes, with some suggesting that a heart condition might be to blame. Monjack was found by Murphy’s mother Sharon, who also was the first to find her… READ MORE »


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Actress Dixie Carter passed away this weekend at the age of 70. Above, the oh-so-classic “The Night The Lights Went Down In Georgia” speech from Julia Sugarbaker, Carter’s character on “Designing Women.” RIP Dixie! [LA Times] … READ MORE »


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If you were a preteen girl in the late ’80s, chances are you or someone you know had a bedroom full of Corey Haim posters on the wall. Back then, the star of “The Lost Boys” and “License to Drive” was a hot young actor whose career seemed to just be getting off the ground. READ MORE »


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Yesterday morning, embattled socialite and Johnson & Johnson heiress Casey Johnson was found dead in Los Angeles. TMZ reported her death last night. Johnson was engaged to Tila Tequila, who posted a flurry of, um, confused and confusing tweets about her fiancée’s passing, which you can read after the jump. There’s no official cause of… READ MORE »


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Heartbreaking news: Shiloh Pepin, the 10-year-old girl who was born with a rare condition commonly known as “mermaid syndrome,” passed away this weekend. I first learned about Shiloh by watching a special on Discovery Health about her life and was blown away by her spirit. Her condition, “sirenomelia,” caused her to be born with… READ MORE »


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Very sad news. Patrick Swayze, best known for his performances in “Dirty Dancing” and “Ghost,” has lost his battle with pancreatic cancer, his publicist confirms. He was 57. [ABC News] … READ MORE »


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Adam Goldstein, aka DJ AM, one of Hollywood’s (and the country’s) most loved DJs, was found dead in his New York apartment yesterday. He was 36. Almost one year ago, Goldstein and musician Travis Barker survived a fatal plane crash in South Carolina, in which they both received severe burns. Goldstein was also a recovering… READ MORE »


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Sigh. The summer of death continues. In addition to the passing of Senator Edward Kennedy on Tuesday evening, writer Dominick Dunne died yesterday, as did songwriter Ellie Greenwich. Greenwich is best known for writing a number of songs made famous by the girl groups of the ’60s — “Chapel of Love,” “Be My Baby,” and… READ MORE »


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Senator Edward Kennedy passed away yesterday evening at the age of 77, after a battle with brain cancer. [NY Times] … READ MORE »


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Sad news. Alexis Cohen, 25, who got attention for her two auditions for “American Idol,” was hit by a car and killed in Seaside Heights, NJ. Cohen is memorable for both the copious amount of glitter she wore to her auditions, but also her, um, unique singing voice, which made her rank high… READ MORE »


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Tear. Gidget the Chihuahua, famous for her manly utterance, “Yo quiero, Taco Bell,” in the chain’s commercials (watch one after the jump), has died at the age of 15. “She made so many people happy,” Gidget’s trainer, Sue Chipperton, told People. “[She] always knew where the camera was.” On the one hand, this is sad,… READ MORE »


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As details emerge about exactly what happened to Michael Jackson, I can’t help but notice—doesn’t this sound an awful lot like Elvis? After the jump, a side-by-side comparison of the superstars’ deaths. Long live the King and the King of Pop. … READ MORE »


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Dr. Jerri Nielsen FitzGerald, who died Tuesday, left the country after divorcing her husband in the ’90s to watch over a small group of people who were working and chillin’ (literally) in the South Pole. Soon enough, however, Jerri realized the one who really needed watching was herself. When she was 47, this daring doc… READ MORE »


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Bea Arthur, best known for her roles as Dorothy on “The Golden Girls” and Maude on “Maude,” died at the age of 86 on Saturday after battling cancer. Her uniquely hilarious contribution to comedy and her place in women’s entertainment history won’t be forgotten and will live on (in syndication). Give our best to Estelle… READ MORE »


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Majel Roddenberry, the widow of “Star Trek” creator Gene Roddenberry, died yesterday from leukemia at the age of 76. Though she was married to the show’s creator, she also was a key part of the show’s success from the very beginning. She became known for playing numerous characters, including Nurse Chapel on the original series,… READ MORE »


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We wrote about adorable little Rupert in yesterday’s Quickies, but it seems the little runt died today. Staff members at the Tiggywinkles Wildlife Hospital in Haddenham, England said they tried to keep him alive by giving him lamb’s milk, but he needed nutrients from his mom — plus, the little nugget was three weeks premature. READ MORE »


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Actor Paul Newman lost his battle with cancer today and died at the age of 83. He’s best known for his amazing work in movies like “Cat On A Hot Tin Roof”, “The Hustler”, “Cool Hand Luke”, “The Long Hot Summer”, “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid”, and “Hud”. He was one of the hottest… READ MORE »


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In very sad news, Del Martin, the lesbian activist who was finally able to marry her life partner, Phyllis Lyon, in June, has died at the age of 87. Martin and Lyon were the first lesbian couple to be married after California lifted the ban on gay marriage. It’s so bittersweet that she was able… READ MORE »