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Bobby Womack performs onstage during the 24th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at Public Hall on April 4, 2009 in Cleveland, Ohio. (credit: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

Bobby Womack, R&B Singer With Brave Second Act, Dies At 70

Bobby Womack, a colorful and highly influential R&B singer-songwriter who influenced artists from the Rolling Stones to Damon Albarn, has died. He was 70.

06/27/2014

Colton Bankston appeared as contestant on "Survivor: Blood Vs. Water" in 2013. (credit: CBS)

Former ‘Survivor’ Contestant, 26, Killed In Railroad Accident

Caleb Bankston, 26, a contestant on “Survivor: Blood Vs. Water,” was crushed between two railroad cars.

06/25/2014

Actor Eli Wallach attends the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' second annual Governors Awards at the Grand Ballroom, Hollywood and Highland on November 13, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.  (credit: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Hollywood Actor Eli Wallach Dies, Aged 98

Wallach was known for playing Mexican bandits in “The Magnificent Seven” and “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.”

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Pioneering Researcher Behind State’s Clean-Air Regulations Dies

James Pitts, a pioneering smog researcher whose work spurred California’s ground-breaking clean-air regulations, has died. He was 93.

06/19/2014

Celebrity Casey Kasem attends The 2003 Radio Music Awards at the Aladdin Casino Resort October 27, 2003 in Las Vegas, Neveda. (credit: Carlo Allegri/Getty Images)

Radio Icon Casey Kasem Dead At 82

Legendary radio personality Casey Kasem has died following months of declining health and a bitter family battle over his care and treatment, according to a family spokesperson. He was 82.

06/15/2014

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Veteran Show Biz Columnist Marilyn Beck Dead At 85

Her interview subjects included Bob Hope, Richard Burton, Sylvester Stallone and many others.

06/04/2014

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Veteran Character Actor Matthew Cowles Dead At 69

He is probably best known for playing blustery and rather buffoonish pimp Billy Clyde Tuggle on ABC’s now defunct “All My Children.”

05/25/2014

Calif. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (L) and former State Assemblyman John Vasconcellos (D-San Jose), pictured right, look on as San Jose Mayor Ron Gonzalez speaks during a balanced budget rally in 2004. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Former State Assemblyman, Visionary John Vasconcellos Dies At 82 In Santa Clara

Former California Assemblyman John Vasconcellos, a colorful Democrat who was considered a visionary and served for 38 years in the state Legislature, died Saturday. He was 82.

05/25/2014

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Real Estate Developer Credited With Restoring Chateau Marmont Dies At 89

Raymond Sarlot and a partner paid $1 million for the landmark Sunset Strip property in 1975.

05/10/2014

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‘Bionic Woman’ Producer Nancy Malone Dies At 79

Veteran actress, director and producer Nancy Malone has died at age 79 in Los Angeles.

05/09/2014

Mickey Rooney attends the the Actors Fund's 17th annual Tony Awards viewing party held at Taglyan Cultural Complex on June 9, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (credit: Araya Diaz/Getty Images)

Acting Legend Mickey Rooney Dies At 93

Acting veteran and former child star Mickey Rooney has died. He was 93.

04/06/2014

Actress Kate O'Mara, best known for her role in the 1980s soap "Dynasty," died on March 30, 2014. She was 74. (credit:  Gary Stone/Central Press/Getty Images)

‘Dynasty’ Star Kate O’Mara Dies At 74

British actress Kate O’Mara, best known for her role in the 1980s soap opera “Dynasty,” died Sunday at the age of 74, her agent said.

03/30/2014

Actor James Rebhorn died on March 23, 2014. He was 65 (credit: Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Tribeca Film Festival)

Veteran Character Actor James Rebhorn Dies At 65

James Rebhorn, the prolific character actor whose credits included “Homeland,” ”Scent of a Woman” and “My Cousin Vinny,” has died. He was 65.

03/23/2014

Wayne Knight of "Seinfeld" took to Twitter to tell friends and fans he wasn't dead. (credit: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images Entertainment)

‘Seinfeld’ Actor Wayne Knight Very Much Alive, Despite Internet Reports

“Thanks for all the love, everybody. I didn’t know you cared. Glad to be breathing!” he tweeted.

03/16/2014

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Friends, Former Patients Remember Dr. Grossman As Miracle Worker

“He was a miracle man. In every sense of the word,” says former firefighter Bill Jensen.

03/14/2014

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