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Phil Ramone and Cyndi Lauper attend a 2011 NY Grammys ceremony. (credit: Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images Entertainment)

Legendary Music Producer Phil Ramone Dead At 79

Phil Ramone, the masterful Grammy Award-winning engineer, arranger and producer whose platinum touch included recordings with Ray Charles, Billy Joel and Paul Simon, died Saturday of complications stemming from heart surgery, his family said. He was 79.

03/30/2013

Van Cliburn gets the National Medal of Arts and Humanities from President Obama in 2011. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images News)

Celebrated Pianist, Cold War Hero Van Cliburn Dies At 78

For a time in Cold War America, Van Cliburn had all the trappings of a rock star: sold-out concerts, adoring, out-of-control fans and a name recognized worldwide. He even got a ticker-tape parade in New York City.

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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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

Actress Deborah Raffin attends a celebration of the Breeders Cup in 2003. (credit: Chris Hatcher/Getty Images Entertainment)

Actress Deborah Raffin Dies At 59

Deborah Raffin, an actress also who ran a successful audiobook company with the help of her celebrity friends, has died. She was 59.

11/23/2012

a 70s era campaign poster featuring Mervyn Dymally. (credit: CBS)

Former Congressman, Lt. Governor Mervyn Dymally Dies At 86

Mervyn M. Dymally, former Lieutenant Governor of California, passed away Sunday in Los Angeles. He was 86.

10/07/2012

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First Black Mayor Of Inglewood, Former Senator Dies At 78

The first black mayor of Inglewood and former state Senator Edward Vincent died Friday. He was 78.

09/01/2012

Sage Stallone (credit: Frazer Harrison/Gettty Images)

Coroner: Sage Stallone Died From Heart Attack

Sage Stallone, son of actor Sly Stallone, died of a heart attack, the LA County Coroner has confirmed.

08/30/2012

US astronaut Neil Armstrong poses in front of his photo during a visit to the Prince Felipe Museum, in Valencia 26 July 2005. (credit: JOSE JORDAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Neil Armstrong’s Death Hits Close To Home In Los Angeles

He may have been famous for walking on the moon, but the death of astronaut Neil Armstrong Saturday hit close to home in Southern California.

08/25/2012

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Actress, Comedian Phyllis Diller Dies At 95

A manager for Phyllis Diller confirms to CBS News that the actress and comedian died Monday morning at her Los Angeles home.

CBS Los Angeles–08/20/2012

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Outspoken Feminist, Longtime Cosmo Editor Helen Gurley Brown Dies At 90

Helen Gurley Brown, longtime editor of Cosmopolitan magazine and the author of the bestselling “Sex and the Single Girl,” died at 90 years old in New York City Monday.

08/13/2012

Sage Stallone (credit: Frazer Harrison/Gettty Images)

Report: Sage Stallone May Have Been Dead Several Days

TMZ is reporting that Sage Stallone, son of actor Sylvester Stallone, might have been dead for several days inside his Hollywood Hills home.

07/14/2012

Life Achievement Award winner Ernest Borgnine speaks onstage during the 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards held at The Shrine Auditorium on January 30, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Oscar-Winning Star Ernest Borgnine Dies At 95

A longtime spokesman for Ernest Borgnine told the Associated Press Sunday that the Oscar-award winning actor died in Los Angeles on Sunday. He was 95.

07/08/2012

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Andy Griffith Dead At 86

Television icon Andy Griffith died Tuesday at the age of 86.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/03/2012

"My Three Sons" stars Stanley Livingston (left), Barry Livingston (center) and Don Grady pose backstage at the TV Land Awards in 2003. (credit: Robert Mora/Getty Images International)

TMZ: ‘My Three Sons’ Star Dies At 68

Don Grady, who played one of the sons on the classic TV sitcom “My Three Sons,” has died.

06/27/2012

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