Celebrity deaths, illness, and divorce

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Larry King, talk show host, dies 87

Hollywood walk of fameEmmy Award winner

Larry King (born Lawrence Harvey Zeiger; November 19, 1933 – January 23, 2021) was an American television host, radio host, and paid spokesman, whose work was recognized with awards including two Peabodys, an Emmy award, and 10 Cable ACE Awards.

King began as a local Florida journalist and radio interviewer in the 1950s and 1960s, and gained prominence beginning in 1978 as host of The Larry King Show, an all-night nationwide call-in radio program heard on the Mutual Broadcasting System. From 1985 to 2010, he hosted the nightly interview television program Larry King Live on CNN. From 2012 to 2020, he hosted Larry King Now which aired on Hulu, Ora TV, and RT America. He continued to host Politicking with Larry King, a weekly political talk show which aired weekly on the same two channels from 2013 until his death in 2021.

Larry King cause of death

On January 2, 2021, it was revealed that King had been hospitalized 10 days earlier in a Los Angeles hospital after testing positive for COVID-19. On January 23, 2021, he died at the age of 87 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles.

Larry King Will Not Die At 75! – CONAN on TBS

Jimmie Rodgers, Singer, ‘Honeycomb’, ‘Kisses Sweeter than Wine’ Dies 87

Not to be confused with the other Jimmie Rodgers, a Country singer who passed in 1933, aged 35.

James Frederick Rodgers (September 18, 1933 – January 18, 2021) was an American singer. Rodgers had a run of hits and mainstream popularity in the 1950s and 1960s. His string of crossover singles ranked highly on the Billboard Pop Singles, Hot Country and Western Sides, and Hot Rhythm and Blues Sides charts; in the 1960s, Rodgers had more modest successes with adult contemporary music.

He is not directly related to the earlier country singer Jimmie C. Rodgers, who died the same year the younger Rodgers was born. Among country audiences, and in his official songwriting credits, the younger Rodgers is often known as Jimmie F. Rodgers to differentiate the two.

In the summer of 1957, he recorded his own version of “Honeycomb”. The tune was Rodgers’ biggest hit, staying on the top of the charts for four weeks. It sold over one million copies, and was awarded a gold disc by the RIAA.

Over the following year he had a number of other hits that reached the Top 10 on the charts: “Kisses Sweeter than Wine”, “Oh-Oh, I’m Falling in Love Again”, “Secretly”, and “Are You Really Mine”. Other hits include “Bo Diddley”, “Bimbombey”, “Ring-a-ling-a-lario”, “Tucumcari”, “Tender Love and Care (T.L.C)”, and a version of Waltzing Matilda as a film tie-in with the apocalyptic movie On the Beach.

Jimmie Rodgers cause of death

Jimmie Rodgers died of kidney disease and. Aldo he had tested positive for Covid-19

Jimmy Rodgers “Honeycomb” 1957

Jimmie Rodgers-Kisses Sweeter Than Wine, 1957 TV

Jimmie Rodgers:Falling in Love Again, Honeycomb, 1970’s

Dustin Diamond, Saved by the Bell, Has Stage 4 Cancer

Dustin Neil Diamond (born January 7, 1977 – 44 years old) is an American actor, director, stand-up comedian, and musician best known for his role as Samuel “Screech” Powers throughout the Saved by the Bell franchise.

On January 13, 2021, Diamond was hospitalized in Florida. The following day, it was reported that Diamond had stage four cancer, and was undergoing chemotherapy.

In 2001, Diamond filed for bankruptcy in California. On June 13, 2006.

In 2006, Diamond directed and released his own sex tape. However, Diamond stated in an interview that he was not actually in the sex tape.

Dustin Diamond Behind The Bell

Adolfo “Shabba-Doo” Quiñones, Dancer, dies 65

Adolfo Gutierrez Quiñones or Adolfo Gordon Quiñones (May 11, 1955 – December 30, 2020), known professionally as Shabba Doo, was an American actor, dancer, and choreographer of African American and Puerto Rican descent. Quiñones is perhaps best known for his role as Orlando “Ozone” in the 1984 breakdancing film Breakin’ and its sequel, Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo.

He was also a founding member of the Original Lockers street dancing group and one of the Soul Train Gang dancers on the landmark R&B music series.

He had a younger sister, Fawn Quiñones, who was also a dancer, and frequently featured on the musical variety television program Soul Train.

He died at age 65 on December 30, 2020 at his home.

SHABBA-DOO MONTAGE

Breakin’ Movie CLIP – Shabba Doo as Ozone (Chinese writings on his back)
Ice-T on the mic (on stage).

Dawn Wells, Mary Ann On ‘Gilligan’s Island’, Dies Of Covid, 82

Dawn Elberta Wells (October 18, 1938 – December 30, 2020) was an American actress who became known for her role as Mary Ann Summers on the CBS sitcom Gilligan’s Island.

Wells married Larry Rosen, a talent agent, in 1962. The couple had no children and were divorced in 1967.

In 2018, a GoFundMe page was set up to help Wells cope with financial trouble.

Wells passed away on December 30, 2020 in Los Angeles over COVID-19 complications.

Top 10 Mary Ann Looks!

Pierre Cardin, Fashion Designer, Dies 98

Pierre Cardin (born Pietro Costante Cardin (2 July 1922 – 29 December 2020), was an Italian-born naturalised-French fashion designer. He is known for what were his avant-garde style and Space Age designs. He preferred geometric shapes and motifs, often ignoring the female form. He advanced into unisex fashions, sometimes experimental, and not always practical. He founded his fashion house in 1950 and introduced the “bubble dress” in 1954.

He was designated a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador in 1991, and a United Nations FAO Goodwill Ambassador in 2009.

Cardin died on 29 December 2020, at the American Hospital of Paris, in Neuilly-sur-Seine, at the age of 98. No cause of death was given.

Phyllis McGuire, Last of McGuire Sisters, Dies 89

The McGuire Sisters were a singing trio in American popular music. The group was composed of three sisters:

  • Ruby Christine McGuire (July 30, 1926 – December 28, 2018)
  • Dorothy “Dottie” McGuire (February 13, 1928 – September 7, 2012)
  • Phyllis Jean McGuire (February 14, 1931 – December 29, 2020)

Among their most popular songs are “Sincerely” and “Sugartime”, both number-one hits.

On September 7, 2012, Dorothy McGuire died at her son’s home in Paradise Valley, Arizona, after suffering from Parkinson’s disease and age-related dementia; she was 84. Dorothy’s husband of 54 years, Lowell Williamson, died six months later on February 25, 2013, after sustaining a fractured back from a fall; he was 89.

Christine McGuire died in Las Vegas, Nevada, on December 28, 2018, at the age of 92. No cause of death was given.

Phyllis McGuire, the last surviving member of the trio, died peacefully at her estate in Las Vegas, Nevada, on December 29, 2020, of natural causes; she was 89.

The McGuire Sisters – Sugartime

The McGuire Sisters – Sincerely

Jon Huber, Pro-wrestler, Brodie Lee, Luke Harper, Dies 41

Jonathan Huber (December 16, 1979 – December 26, 2020) was an American professional wrestler and actor. He was best known for his time in WWE under the ring names Luke Harper and Harper. He was also known for his short time in All Elite Wrestling (AEW) as Mr. Brodie Lee or simply Brodie Lee.

Huber died at the age of 41 on December 26, 2020. His wife said he had been treated for a non-COVID lung issue at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida. He had been hospitalized in the intensive care unit since late October 2020.

Brodie Lee (with beard) TNT Championship Match – 8/22/20 (4 months before death)

Leslie West, Singer, Guitarist, ‘Mississippi Queen,’ dies 75

Leslie West (born Leslie Weinstein; October 22, 1945 – December 23, 2020)[2] was an American rock guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter. He was best known as a founding member and co-lead vocalist of the hard rock band Mountain.

West went into cardiac arrest on Monday, December 21, 2020, and was rushed to a hospital in nearby Palm Coast where he never regained consciousness. Leslie West died on Wednesday, December 23, 2020. He was 75.

Leslie West – Mississippi Queen – Dennis Miller Show

Charley Pride, Country music legend, dies 86 of Coronavirus

Charley Frank Pride (March 18, 1934 – December 12, 2020) was an American singer, guitarist, and professional baseball player. His greatest musical success came in the early to mid-1970s, when he was the best-selling performer for RCA Records since Elvis Presley. During the peak years of his recording career (1966–87), he had 52 top 10 hits on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, 30 of which made it to number one. He won the Entertainer of the Year award at the Country Music Association Awards in 1971.

Pride was one of three African-American members of the Grand Ole Opry (the others are DeFord Bailey and Darius Rucker). He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2000.

Pride died in Dallas on December 12, 2020, of complications related to COVID-19. He was 86 years old.

Charley Pride, ‘Kiss An Angel Good Morning’

Charley Pride – Is Anybody Goin’ To San Antone 1970