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Randy Earnhardt, Dale Earnhardt's brother dies 60

Randy Earnhardt, brother of the late Dale Earnhardt and uncle of Dale Earnhardt Jr., has died at 60 following a year-long battle with cancer.

Target founder Douglas Dayton dies at 88

Target founder Douglas Dayton dies at 88

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Photographer Dies Chasing Justin Bieber's Ferrari

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A photographer, who thought he spied Bieber sitting in his parked white Ferrari, was struck and killed by oncoming traffic as he walked across a Los Angeles freeway to get back to his car after snapping photos.

...but Bieber was not in the car at the time of the New Year's Day incident.

Brooke Shields' mother and manager, Teri Shields, Dies 79

Teri Shields, who began promoting her daughter, Brooke, as a child model and actress when she was an infant and allowed her to be cast as a child prostitute in the 1978 film “Pretty Baby,” died on Wednesday in Manhattan. She was 79.

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Arlo Guthrie's wife dies: Jackie Guthrie dies at 68

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Folk singer Arlo Guthrie has announced the death of his wife, Jackie, at age 68.

Jackie Guthrie had inoperable cancer and died Sunday at the couple's winter home in Sebastian according to an obituary released by Arlo Guthrie's record label. The couple had recently celebrated their 43rd wedding anniversary.

Arlo Guthrie/City Of New Orleans/Boston Pops

Sylvester Stallone’s half-sister Toni Ann Filiti dies of cancer at 48

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Toni Ann Filiti succumbs after long battle with lung cancer. Mom Jackie Stallone: Sly ‘said he can’t take any more pain.’ 

Tragedy struck Sylvester Stallone’s grieving family for the second time in two months Sunday with the death of the actor’s half-sister from cancer.

Toni Ann Filiti, 48, passed away Sunday morning at her mother’s residence in Santa Monica, Calif., just six weeks after the “Rocky” star’s 36-year-old son Sage Moonblood Stallone was found lifeless in his Los Angeles home.

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Singer Roy Orbison's wife dies exactly 23 years after Roy's death

Barbara Orbison, died Tuesday, December 6, 2011 of pancreatic cancer. She was 60 at the time of her death. She died 23 years to the day that her husband Roy Orbison died of a heart attack (December 6, 1988). Barbara Orbison will be buried next to Roy Orbison at Westwood Village Memorial Park in Los Angeles.

Roy Kelton Orbison (April 23, 1936 – December 6, 1988) was an American singer-songwriter.  His greatest success came with Monument Records in the early to mid 1960s when 22 of his songs placed on the Billboard Top Forty, including "Only the Lonely", "Crying", "In Dreams", and "Oh, Pretty Woman".

Mikey Welsh, former Weezer bassist, dies at 40

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Mikey Welsh, former bassist for the alternative rock band Weezer, has died. Welsh, who was 40, was found in a Chicago hotel room on Saturday afternoon. The cause of death is still undetermined...    

....The Vermont-born Welsh performed with Weezer from 1998 to 2001

Hollywood Stunt Pilot Crashes Aircraft, 11 dead and 58 injured

Jimmy Leeward died on September 16, 2011, when his aircraft went off course and crashed into the crowd at the National Championship Air Races at Reno Stead Airport, northwest of Reno, Nevada, killing 11 and injuring 58 spectators. Early eyewitness news accounts, as reported on CNN, said that it appeared Leeward knew he was going to crash and tried to avoid the grandstands

James Kent "Jimmy" Leeward (October 21, 1936 – September 16, 2011) was an American air racer, owner of the Leeward Air Ranch in Ocala, Florida, and the pilot of the heavily modified North American P-51 Mustang racing aircraft, The Galloping Ghost.  Jimmy Leeward had several film credits as a stunt pilot, actor, crew and himself.

Russian jet carrying top hockey team crashes, killing 43 people

A Russian jet carrying the Kontinental Hockey League’s Lokomotiv Yaroslavl crashed shortly after takeoff Wednesday, killing nearly all of the club’s players and coaches on what the president of the International Ice Hockey Federation called “the darkest day in the history of our sport.”

Potenza, Jimmy Kimmel's Uncle Frank, dies 77

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"It is with great sadness that the staff and crew of 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' mourn the loss of 'Uncle Frank' Potenza," ABC said in a statement.

Aunt Chippy and Uncle Frank learn to draw

Jerry Leiber, Prolific Writer of 1950s Hits, Dies at 78

** As a team, they wrote about 200 songs.

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Jerry Leiber, the lyricist who, with his partner, Mike Stoller, wrote some of the most enduring classics in the history of rock ’n’ roll, including “Hound Dog,” “Yakety Yak,” “Stand By Me” and “On Broadway,” died on Monday in Los Angeles. He was 78.

The cause was cardio-pulmonary failure...

Brooklyn Rapper Kampane Found Torched In An SUV In Jersey

The body of a 33-year-old Brooklyn rapper was found torched and abandoned in the back of an SUV in New Jersey early yesterday. The remains of Rhian "Kampane" Stoute had been charred in multiple places in such a way that it took the Bergen County Medical Examiner most of the day to identify it.

KAMPANE - What You Drinking On (TEASER) feat Pebbelz Da Model

Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' husband found dead

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Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Taylor Armstrong's estranged husband, Russell, was found dead of an apparent suicide Monday night at his Los Angeles home.

He was 47. 

Stage collapses at Indiana State Fair before Sugarland concert, kills 4

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High winds caused the collapse of a stage at the Indiana State Fair on Sunday just before country duo Sugarland was set to take the stage for their headline performance, killing four and injuring 40, according to reports.

Update:

  • 5th person died a few days later. 
  • 6th person died almost a week later.
  • 7th person died Sunday 21st.

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