United States Marines land in shallow coastal waters during World War II at Tulagi, Solomon Islands, 1942. (photo credit: U.S. Navy/Getty Images)

WWII Fighter Ace, Battle Of Guadalcanal Hero Fritz Payne Dies

Frederick R. “Fritz” Payne, a World War II fighter ace who left his mark on aviation and wartime history by shooting down six Japanese warplanes during the Battle of Guadalcanal, a bloody, months-long confrontation that helped change the course of the war, has died at age 104.


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Actress Yvonne Craig, Best Known For Her Role As Batgirl, Dies At 78

Actress Yvonne Craig, best known for her role as Batgirl on the 1960s TV series “Batman,” has passed away from cancer at the age of 78.


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James L. White, Screenplay Writer Of Award-Winning ‘Ray,’ Dies At 67

James L. White, who wrote the screenplay for “Ray,” the 2004 movie about singer Ray Charles, has died in California. He was 67.


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Prolific Novelist E.L. Doctorow, Author Of ‘Ragtime,’ Dies At 84

Writer E.L. Doctorow, who wryly reimagined the American experience in such novels as “Ragtime” and “The March” and applied its lessons to the past and the future in fiction and nonfiction, has died. He was 84.


Composer Michael Masser, who wrote and produced of some of Whitney Houston's biggest hits, died in July 2015. He was 74. (credit: Mark Cieslikowski/ Getty Images)

Composer Michael Masser, Hit-Maker For Houston, Ross, Dies At 74

Composer Michael Masser, who wrote and produced of some of Whitney Houston’s biggest hits, has died. He was 74.


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‘Rocky,’ ‘Raging Bull’ Producer Robert Chartoff Dies At 81

Robert Chartoff, the Oscar-winning movie producer behind the boxing classics “Rocky” and “Raging Bull,” has died. He was 81.


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‘Friday’ Actor-Comedian Reynaldo Rey Dies At 75

Reynaldo Rey, the actor-comedian who appeared in such films as “Friday” and “White Men Can’t Jump,” has died. He was 75.


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‘Partridge Family’ Child Star Suzanne Crough Dies In Nevada

The youngest daughter on hit 1970s television show “The Partridge Family” has died.


Actors Sawyer Sweeten, Madylin Sweeten and Sullivan Sweeten arrives at the 8th Annual TV Land Awards in 2010.  (credit: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

Reports: ‘Everybody Loves Raymond’ Child Actor Takes His Own Life

Texas-born Sawyer Sweeten would have turned 20 next month.


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‘L.A. Law’ Actor Richard Dysart Dies At 86

Richard Dysart, a veteran stage and screen actor who played senior partner Leland McKenzie in the long-running TV courtroom drama “L.A. Law,” has died after a long illness. He was 86.


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Actor Geoffrey Lewis, Father Of Juliette Lewis, Dies At 79

Geoffrey Lewis, a prolific television actor and frequent co-star of Clint Eastwood, died Tuesday at the age of 79.


Former Laker player and NBA broadcaster Hot Rod Hundley calls Game 5 of the Lakers-Jazz series  on April 27, 2009, at Staples Center in Los Angeles. Hundley died Friday in Phoenix at age 80. (credit: Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Former Laker, NBA Broadcaster ‘Hot Rod’ Hundley Dies At 80

Hot Rod Hundley, the former NBA player who broadcast Jazz games in New Orleans and Utah for 35 years, died Friday. He was 80.


Dr. George Fischbeck attends the "56th Annual LA Area Emmy Awards " at the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences August 28, 2004 in Los Angeles, California.  (credit: Mark Mainz/Getty Images)

Retired Weathercaster George Fischbeck Dies At 92

Retired KCBS weathercaster George Fischbeck has died at the age of 92, his family announced Wednesday.


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Radio, TV Voiceover Personality Gary Owens Dies At 80

Private funeral services were being planned Friday for radio and television voiceover personality Gary Owens, best known for holding his hand to his ear while serving as the announcer on “Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In.”


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Federal Appeals Judge Arthur Alarcon Dies In Los Angeles

Arthur L. Alarcon, a judge who served on California and federal benches for 50 years and was the first Latino appointed to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, has died. He was 89.