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John Heard

John Heard, actor known for ‘Home Alone’ and ‘Sopranos’ roles, dies at 72

John Heard, the actor known for his roles as the affable father in the “Home Alone” films and as a corrupt police detective in the hit series “The Sopranos,” has died, the Santa Clara County…

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Martin Landau

Martin Landau, Actor Who Won an Oscar for ‘Ed Wood,’ Dies at 89

Martin Landau, the tall, intense, sometimes mischievously sinister actor best known for his role in the television series “Mission: Impossible” and his Oscar-winning portrayal of Bela Lugosi in the film “Ed Wood,” died Saturday in…

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George A. Romero

George A. Romero, father of the zombie film, dies at 77

George A. Romero, the legendary writer-director from Pittsburgh who made the 1968 cult classic “Night of the Living Dead“ for $114,000, thus spawning an unrelenting parade of zombie movies and TV shows, has died. He…

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Adam West

Adam West, TV’s ‘Batman,’ Dies at 88

Adam West — an actor defined and also constrained by his role in the 1960s series “Batman” — died Friday night in Los Angeles. He was 88. A rep said that he died after a…

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Roger Moore

Sir Roger Moore, James Bond actor, dies aged 89

Roger Moore, the dapper British actor who brought tongue-in-cheek humor to the James Bond persona in seven films, eclipsing his television career, which had included starring roles in at least five series, died on Tuesday…

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Chris Cornell, Soundgarden and Audioslave Frontman, Dies at 52

Chris Cornell, the powerful, dynamic singer whose band Soundgarden was one of the architects of grunge music, has died at 52. Mr. Cornell died Wednesday night in Detroit, said his representative, Brian Bumbery, in a…

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Erin Moran

‘Happy Days’ star Erin Moran dies at 56

Erin Moran, who played Joanie on hit TV show “Happy Days,” has died at 56. Officials got a call on Saturday afternoon about “an unresponsive female,” the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department said. “Upon the arrival,…

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Charlie Murphy

Comedian Charlie Murphy, brother of Eddie, dies at 57

NEW YORK (AP) — Charlie Murphy, older brother of Eddie Murphy and a comedy stand-up and performer in his own right, has died. Murphy died Wednesday in New York of leukemia, according to his representative,…

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Paul O'Neill

Trans-Siberian Orchestra Founder Paul O’Neill Dead at 61

Paul O’Neill, the producer who put together Christmas-inspired prog-metal group Trans-Siberian Orchestra, has died. The group’s Facebook page reported the news Wednesday night, saying he had been suffering from a chronic illness. He was 61….

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Don Rickles

Don Rickles, Legendary Comic With a Gift for the Insult, Dies at 90

“Mr. Warmth” forged a career when he turned the table on his hecklers, going on to insult everyone he encountered — even Frank Sinatra. Don Rickles, the rapid-fire insulting machine who for six decades earned…

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