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'Fame' and 'Flashdance' Singer-Actor Irene Cara Dies at 63

'Fame' and 'Flashdance' Singer-Actor Irene Cara Dies at 63

By Mark Kennedy | Nov 27, 2022

Oscar, Golden Globe and two-time Grammy winning singer-actress Irene Cara, who starred and sang the title cut from the 1980 hit movie "Fame" and then belted out the era-defining hit "Flashdance ... What a Feeling" from 1983's "Flashdance," has died.

George Lois, Icon of Ads and Magazine Covers, Dead at 91

George Lois, Icon of Ads and Magazine Covers, Dead at 91

By Hillel Italie | Nov 21, 2022

George Lois, the hard-selling, charismatic advertising man and designer who fashioned some of the most daring magazine images of the 1960s and popularized such catchphrases and brand names as "I Want My MTV" and "Lean Cuisine," has died. He was 91.

'Power Rangers' Star Jason David Frank Dies at 49

'Power Rangers' Star Jason David Frank Dies at 49

Nov 21, 2022

Jason David Frank, who played the Green Power Ranger Tommy Oliver on the 1990s children's series "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers," has died. He was 49.

Ned Rorem, Prize-Winning Composer and Writer, Dies at 99

Ned Rorem, Prize-Winning Composer and Writer, Dies at 99

Nov 18, 2022

Ned Rorem, the prolific Pulitzer- and Grammy-winning musician known for his vast output of compositions and for his barbed and sometimes scandalous prose, died Friday at 99.

Activist Carol Leigh, Who Coined Term 'Sex Work,' Dies at 71

Activist Carol Leigh, Who Coined Term 'Sex Work,' Dies at 71

Nov 18, 2022

Carol Leigh, a San Francisco activist who is credited with coining the term "sex work" and who sought for decades to improve conditions for prostitutes and others in the adult entertainment business, has died. She was 71.

Gallagher, Watermelon Smashing Comedian, Dies at 76

Gallagher, Watermelon Smashing Comedian, Dies at 76

Nov 11, 2022

Gallagher, the long-haired, smash-'em-up comedian who left a trail of laughter, anger and shattered watermelons over a decadeslong career, has died at age 76.

Kevin Conroy, a Defining Voice of Batman, Dies at 66

Kevin Conroy, a Defining Voice of Batman, Dies at 66

By Jake Coyle | Nov 11, 2022

Kevin Conroy, the openly gay prolific voice actor whose gravely delivery on "Batman: The Animated Series" was for many Batman fans the definitive sound of the Caped Crusader, has died at 66.

Mimi Parker, Co-Founder of Minnesota Indie Band Low has Died

Mimi Parker, Co-Founder of Minnesota Indie Band Low has Died

Nov 7, 2022

Mimi Parker, whose soothing vocals helped propel the Minnesota indie band Low to critical acclaim, has died at age 55, nearly two years after revealing that she had been diagnosed with ovarian cancer.

Oscar, Tony-Nominated Writer-Director Douglas McGrath Dies

Oscar, Tony-Nominated Writer-Director Douglas McGrath Dies

By Mark Kennedy | Nov 7, 2022

Stage, TV and film writer-director Douglas McGrath, who earned a Tony nomination for "Beautiful: The Carole King Musical" and an Oscar nod for the "Bullets Over Broadway" screenplay he co-wrote with Woody Allen, died Thursday. He was 64.

Singer-Rapper Aaron Carter Dies in California at Age 34

Singer-Rapper Aaron Carter Dies in California at Age 34

Nov 5, 2022

Aaron Carter, the singer-rapper who began performing as a child and had hit albums starting in his teen years, was found dead Saturday at his home in Southern California. He was 34.

Migos Rapper Takeoff Dead after Houston Shooting, Rep Says

Migos Rapper Takeoff Dead after Houston Shooting, Rep Says

Nov 1, 2022

Migos rapper Takeoff is dead after a shooting early Tuesday outside a bowling alley in Houston, a representative confirmed.

Cormac Roth, Musician and Actor Tim Roth's Son, Dies at 25

Cormac Roth, Musician and Actor Tim Roth's Son, Dies at 25

Oct 31, 2022

Cormac Roth, a musician and son of actor Tim Roth, has died at 25 after a battle with cancer, the family announced Monday.

Jerry Lee Lewis, Outrageous Rock 'n' Roll Star, Dies at 87

Jerry Lee Lewis, Outrageous Rock 'n' Roll Star, Dies at 87

By Hillel Italie | Oct 28, 2022

Jerry Lee Lewis, the untamable rock 'n' roll pioneer whose outrageous talent, energy& ego collided on such definitive records as "Great Balls of Fire" and "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On" & sustained a career otherwise upended by personal scandal, died.

Gay Comedy Icon Leslie Jordan Dies at 67

Gay Comedy Icon Leslie Jordan Dies at 67

Oct 24, 2022

Gay comedy icon Leslie Jordan died Monday in an automobile accident in Los Angeles.

Actor Robbie Coltrane, Harry Potter's Hagrid, Dies at 72

Actor Robbie Coltrane, Harry Potter's Hagrid, Dies at 72

Oct 14, 2022

Scottish actor Robbie Coltrane, who played a crime-solving psychologist on TV series "Cracker" and the half-giant Hagrid in the "Harry Potter" movies, has died. He was 72.

Angela Lansbury, 'Murder She Wrote' Star, Dies at 96

Angela Lansbury, 'Murder She Wrote' Star, Dies at 96

By Mark Kennedy | Oct 11, 2022

Angela Lansbury, the scene-stealing British actress who kicked up her heels in the Broadway musicals "Mame" and "Gypsy" and solved endless murders as crime novelist Jessica Fletcher in the long-running TV series "Murder, She Wrote," has died. She was 96.

Judy Tenuta, Brash 'Love Goddess' Comedian, Dies at 72

Judy Tenuta, Brash 'Love Goddess' Comedian, Dies at 72

By Lynn Elber | Oct 7, 2022

Judy Tenuta, a brash standup who cheekily styled herself as the "Love Goddess" and toured with George Carlin as she built her career in the 1980s golden age of comedy, died Thursday. She was 72.

Loretta Lynn, Coal Miner's Daughter and Country Queen, Dies

Loretta Lynn, Coal Miner's Daughter and Country Queen, Dies

By Kristin M. Hall | Oct 4, 2022

Loretta Lynn, the Kentucky coal miner's daughter whose frank songs about life and love as a woman in Appalachia pulled her out of poverty and made her a pillar of country music, has died. She was 90.

Sacheen Littlefeather, Actor Who Declined Brando Oscar, Dies

Sacheen Littlefeather, Actor Who Declined Brando Oscar, Dies

By Jake Coyle | Oct 3, 2022

Sacheen Littlefeather, the actor and activist who declined Marlon Brando's 1973 Academy Award for "The Godfather" on his behalf in an indelible protest of Hollywood's portrayal of Native Americans, has died. She was 75.

Adult Gay Performer Lawrence Morningstar Passes Away

Adult Gay Performer Lawrence Morningstar Passes Away

Oct 1, 2022

Adult gay performer Lawrence Morningstar has died, it was reported on Thursday.

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