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Woman Whose Arrest Touched Off 1965 LA Riots Dies

The woman who intervened when an officer pulled over one of her sons, leading to a racially-charged scuffle that set off the 1965 Watts riot, has died.

06/22/2013

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Longtime KNX Newscaster Harry Birrell Dies At 85

Longtime radio broadcaster Harry Birrell has died at the age of 85, KNX 1070 Newsradio announced Sunday.

05/26/2013

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Venturi, US Open Champion And CBS Analyst, Dies

Ken Venturi, who overcame dehydration to win the 1964 U.S. Open and spent 35 years in the booth for CBS Sports, died Friday afternoon. He was 82.

05/17/2013

Rapper Chris Kelly of the 90s hip-hop duo, "Kris Kross" died on May 1, 2013 from a reported drug overdose. He was 34. (credit: CBS)

Chris Kelly, Half Of 90s Rap Duo Kris Kross, Dies At 34

Chris Kelly, half of the 1990s kid rap duo Kris Kross who made one of the decade’s most memorable songs with the frenetic “Jump,” has died, according to authorities. He was 34.

05/01/2013

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Joe Weider, Fitness Mentor To Schwarzenegger, Dies

Joe Weider, the legendary bodybuilding impresario Arnold Schwarzenegger has often cited as his key mentor, has died at age 93.

03/23/2013

Bobby Rogers (right) and Smokey Robinson, Pete Moore and Claudette Robinson gets stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2009. (credit: Vince Bucci/Getty Images Entertainment)

Founding Member Of The Miracles, Popular Songwriter Bobby Rogers Dies

Bobby Rogers, a founding member of Motown group The Miracles and a songwriting collaborator with Smokey Robinson, died Sunday at his suburban Detroit home. He was 73.

03/03/2013

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Dale Robertson, Popular Star Of Movie & TV Westerns, Dead At 89

Dale Robertson, an Oklahoma native who became a star of television and movie Westerns during the genre’s heyday, died Tuesday. He was 89.

02/27/2013

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Shadow Morton, 1960s Songwriter, Dies At Age 71

Shadow Morton, a 1960s pop-song writer and producer whose biggest credits include “Leader of the Pack” and “Remember (Walking in the Sand),” has died. He was 71.

02/17/2013

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Popular OC Lifeguard, 38, Dies After Falling Off Bike

A popular lifeguard died Saturday after falling from his bike, according to officials.

12/25/2012

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Richard Adams, Early Figure In Gay Marriage, Dies

Richard Adams, an early mover in the push for same-sex marriage both at the altar and in the courts, has died.

12/23/2012

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‘Green Acres’ Actor Dies At 96

Frank Cady, a character actor best known as the general-store owner on the sitcom “Green Acres,” has died. He was 96.

06/10/2012

Costume designer Nolan Miller attends the AMPAS Centennial Celebration for Barbara Stanwyck on May 16, 2007. (Credit: Alberto E. Rodriguez/ Getty Images)

‘Dynasty’ Fashion Icon Nolan Miller Dies At 79

Nolan Miller, the man who made shoulder pads fashionable on TV’s outrageous and over-the-top “Dynasty,” has died.

06/08/2012

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Dick Clark Dies From Massive Heart Attack At Age 82

Television and radio personality Dick Clark died Wednesday after suffering a massive heart attack.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/18/2012

Sledge Hammer died after an altercation with LAPD officers. (credit: Sledge Hammer/facebook)

Popular Porn Actor Dies After Struggle With LAPD Officers

A porn actor known as Sledge Hammer has died several days after being shocked with a stun gun during a struggle with Los Angeles police officers.

04/14/2012

Whitney Houston was known as "The Voice."  (credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Singer Whitney Houston Dead At 48

Whitney Houston, who reigned as pop music’s queen until her majestic voice and regal image were ravaged by drug use, erratic behavior and a tumultuous marriage to singer Bobby Brown, has died. She was 48.

02/11/2012

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