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RIP: Shiloh Pepin, “Mermaid Girl”

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | October 26, 2009 - 12:40 pm

RIP: Patrick Swayze Has Passed Away

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]…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | September 14, 2009 - 10:10 pm

RIP: Adam “DJ AM” Goldstein

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,…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | August 29, 2009 - 10:40 am

RIP: Songwriter Ellie Greenwich

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | August 27, 2009 - 11:00 am

Quick Pic: RIP Senator Edward Kennedy

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

Amelia McDonell-Parry | August 26, 2009 - 12:10 pm

RIP: Alexis Cohen, aka Glitter Girl, From “American Idol”

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | July 26, 2009 - 7:44 pm

R.I.P.: Gidget The Taco Bell Chihuahua Enters Doggie Heaven

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | July 22, 2009 - 2:10 pm

Michael Jackson’s Death Eerily Reminds Us Of Elvis

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…

Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com | June 26, 2009 - 5:20 pm

Badass Doctor Jerri Nielsen FitzGerald Dies At 57

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’

Nikki Dowling | June 25, 2009 - 6:10 pm

Bea Arthur: Thanks For Being A Friend

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | April 27, 2009 - 11:15 am

Obit: The First Lady Of “Star Trek,” Majel Roddenberry

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | December 19, 2008 - 3:00 pm

RIP: Rupert, The Adorable Teeny, Tiny Deer

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | October 2, 2008 - 7:45 pm

Obit: Paul Newman

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | September 27, 2008 - 5:00 pm

Obit: Del Martin, Lesbian Activist

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | August 27, 2008 - 5:30 pm

R.I.P.: Stephanie Tubbs Jones

In sad news, Stephanie Tubbs Jones, 58, a Democratic Representative from Ohio, has died from a sudden brain aneurysm. She was the first African-American woman to represent Ohio and one…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | August 20, 2008 - 4:05 pm

Obit: World’s Tallest Woman Dies

The woman recognized by the Guinness World Records as the world’s tallest woman died yesterday at age 53. Sandy Allen, who was 7 feet 7 inches, had grown to more…

Catherine Strawn | August 13, 2008 - 7:30 pm

Friday The 13th: Tim Russert Dead & R. Kelly Acquitted

Sigh. Tim Russert died of a sudden heart attack at work today. The Meet The Press host was only 58 and seemed to be really enjoying covering the exciting 2008…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | June 13, 2008 - 5:00 pm

Quick Pic: Claudia Schiffer Is Glam, In Mourning

The ’80s supermodel was definitely the best-dressed at Yves Saint Laurent’s funeral. [Paris, France, 6/5/08] …

The Frisky | June 5, 2008 - 7:30 pm

The Daily Hotness: Yves Saint Laurent, 1936-2008

French fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent died yesterday of a brain tumor at the age of 71. YSL epitomized crazy, chic, snooty (and I mean that in a good way)…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | June 2, 2008 - 1:30 pm

The Daily Hotness: Charlton Heston

Charlton Heston died this weekend at the ripe ol’ age of 83. In addition to being a major gun nut, we were fascinated to discover he was also a civil…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | April 9, 2008 - 3:00 pm