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WWE wrestler and erstwhile reality star Chyna, aka Joan Marie Laurer has died. The AP reports that Chyna was found dead in her Redondo Beach apartment late Wednesday night.
A friend had gone Wednesday to check on Chyna, whose real name is Joan Marie Laurer, after she had failed to answer her phone for… READ MORE »


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Former Toronto mayor and councilman Rob Ford is dead at the age of 46. Ford was diagnosed with a rare type of cancer, pleomorphic liposarcoma, in September 2014, during a bid for re-election as mayor of Toronto. Ford went through rounds of chemotherapy and radiation treatments, then surgery to remove an abdominal tumor in 2015;… READ MORE »


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The legendary Harper Lee, author of To Kill a Mockingbird and the recent follow-up, Go Set a Watchman, died in her hometown of Monroeville, Alabama this morning, Friday, February 19. Lee won a Pulitzer Prize for To Kill a Mockingbird, and lived out most of her very private days in Monroeville after a short time livingREAD MORE »


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Denise Matthews, who was perhaps best known as the ’80s pop star Prince took under his majestic purple wing, passed away yesterday in Fremont, California, at the age of 57. An actress and a model, Matthews fronted the band Vanity 6 before going on to a solo career, but she gave it all up to… READ MORE »


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A Pittsburgh man’s obituary is pretty standard stuff, until you get to the end. Jeffrey H. Cohen, 70, died Sunday morning, and his obit, published in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, starts off by describing his life (as a teen, he worked at a ranch where he shoveled “more horse manure than you’ve ever seen”), his career… READ MORE »


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David Bowie’s legacy is bringing together millions of scared and lonely super freaks. READ MORE »


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Having a shrink and all-around intellectual science and brain curious mother, we had a heavily read copy of “The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat” by Oliver Sacks in our bookshelf growing up. It was one of the first non-picture books I would try to read, of course not being able to really… READ MORE »


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Long before Zachary Quinto’s eyebrows were getting Chris Pine out of intergalactic jams, the Vulcan who won over the hearts of a universe was actor Leonard Nimoy, “Star Trek”‘s  original Captain Spock, was charming audiences everywhere with his resolute pragmatism aboard the Starship Enterprise. The 83-year old actor passed away at home in Beverly Hills on Friday… READ MORE »


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Have I got the perfect heartwarming Veteran’s Day story for you! When British World War II vet Harold Jellicoe “Coe” Percival passed away last month at the age of 99, the local newspaper ran an obituary that sadly revealed Percival had no living relatives to attend his funeral. The obit also included a line asking “any service… READ MORE »


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Joy Covey, the former CFO of Amazon.com and a pioneering woman in tech, died suddenly in a bicycle accident yesterday in San Mateo County, California, at age 50. Named by Fortune magazine in 1999 as one of the 50 most powerful women, Covey was the first chief fiscal officer of Amazon between 1996 and 2000. READ MORE »


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When someone dies, often the surviving family members submit an obituary to the local newspaper, celebrating their loved one’s life. But what if that family member was a complete shitbird during the time they were on this planet and you were still really pissed about it? Maybe you would take the opportunity to piss all… READ MORE »


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“Simpsons” creator Matt Groening lost his mother, Margaret Groening, at the end of April, which is super sad. But what’s not: her obituary reveals several of the inspirations for popular “Simpsons” characters. Like, did you know that Matt named the Simpson siblings after his own sisters (and renamed himself Bart)? Or that Chief Wiggum shares… READ MORE »


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The most famous editor of Cosmopolitan magazine, Helen Gurley Brown, has died at the age of 90, according to a press release from Hearst. The controversial editor, who was also the author of the groundbreaking Sex and the Single Girl, passed away at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia after a short hospitalization. Brown was in charge of Cosmo for 32 years,… READ MORE »


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By now you may have heard that over the weekend, Naomi Sims, the first black model to grace the cover of Ladies’ Home Journal in November 1968, muse to many, and a successful designer of wigs and cosmetics for black women, died in Newark at the age of 61. While everyone knows the name of… READ MORE »


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Her family issued the following statement:”Liam Neeson, his sons, and the entire family are shocked and devastated by the tragic death of their beloved Natasha. They are profoundly grateful for the support, love and prayers of everyone, and ask for privacy during this very difficult time.” … READ MORE »


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Eartha Kitt, the “Santa Baby” crooner and former Catwoman, died of colon cancer at 81 on Christmas Day in Connecticut. The self-proclaimed “sex kitten” began her career as a dancer in the famed Katharine Dunham troupe and cabarets, but progressed to acting and singing on stage, in movies and on television. She won… READ MORE »


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Bettie Page, otherwise known as the “Queen of Pinups,” has died. She was 85. Born in Jackson, Tennessee, Betty Mae Page had a hardscrabble childhood that included time spent in an orphanage. As a teenager inspired by her hairdresser mother, Page experimented with different looks and learned to sew, a pair of obsessions that… READ MORE »


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Mildred Loving, the aptly named civil rights leader and last victim to be criminally tried for interracial marriage, passed away last Friday, at the age of 68. In 1958, she happily married a white man she had been in love with since grade school. Subsequently, she and her husband, Robert, were arrested and forced into… READ MORE »