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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