Deadline Hollywood, reported November 15, 2018: Kim Porter Dies: Model, Actress, Mother Of Sean Combs Children Was 47.
Kim Porter, an actress and model who was the mother of rapper Sean Combs’s three children, died today at her Toluca Lake home. She was 47 and had been suffering from an undisclosed respiratory illness for several weeks, according to reports. No official cause of death has been determined.
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Deadline Hollywood, reported November 15, 2018: Roy Clark Dies: ‘Hee Haw’ And Country Music Star Was 85.
Roy Clark, the Grammy-winning country music singer-guitarist who co-hosted the long-running sketch/variety series Hee Haw with Buck Owens, died today of pneumonia complications at his home in Tulsa, OK. He was 85.
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Deadline Hollywood, reported November 16, 2018: William Goldman Dies; Oscar Winning Writer Of ‘Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid’ Was 87.
I have been informed by friends of the family that William Goldman died last night. He was 87. Goldman, who twice won screenwriting Oscars for All The President’s Men and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, passed away last night in his Manhattan home, surrounded by family and friends. His health had been failing for some time, and over the summer his condition deteriorated.
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Goldman began as a novelist and transitioned to writing scripts with Masquerade in 1965. While his greatest hits were the indelible pairing of Robert Redford with Paul Newman in the George Roy Hill-directed Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, and Redford and Dustin Hoffman in the Alan Pakula-directed toppling of President Richard Nixon drama All The President’s Men, he wrote the scripts for many other great movies. The list includes the Hoffman-starrer Marathon Man, as well as The Princess Bride, The Stepford Wives, The Great Waldo Pepper, A Bridge Too Far, Chaplin and Misery. He also did a lot of behind the scenes script doctoring without taking a screen credit, as on films that included A Few Good Men and Indecent Proposal.
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Deadline Hollywood, reported November 14, 2018: Katherine MacGregor Dies: ‘Little House On The Prairie’ Actress Was 93.
Katherine MacGregor, best known for her role as Harriet Oleson on Little House on the Prairie, has died. She was 93. MacGregor died Tuesday in Woodland Hills, California, her representative confirmed to NBC News.
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She probably died at the Motion Picture Country Home, which is in Woodland Hills.

Billboard, reported November 5, 2018: Tom Diaz, Singer For The World Is a Beautiful Place, Dies at 32.
Thomas Diaz, who served as lead vocalist for the indie rock band The World Is a Beautiful Place And I Am No Longer Afraid To Die, has died at age 32.
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CBS News, reported November 12, 2018: Marvel legend Stan Lee has died at 95.
Stan Lee, the legendary Marvel Comics co-creator and publisher, has died at 95. Gamespot Editor-in-Chief Randolph Ramsay joins CBSN to discuss Lee's legacy.
Also, PBS NewsHour, reported November 12, 2018: How Stan Lee helped 'revolutionize' comic books.
We remember Stan Lee, writer and editor of Marvel Comics and creator of iconic characters as Spider-Man, the X-Men, Black Panther and the Fantastic Four. William Brangham has the story of this pop culture legend.
Videos and more at Crazy Eddie's Motie News.

Deadline Hollywood, reported November 11, 2018: Douglas Rain Dies: Stage Actor And Voice Of HAL 9000 In ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ Was 90.
Actor of stage and screen Douglas Rain died Sunday morning from natural causes in St. Mary’s Memorial Hospital outside Stratford, Ontario. He was 90.

If you don’t recognize Rain’s from his numerous roles on stage, you may recognize his voice as the sentient computer HAL 9000 from Stanley Kubrick’s iconic film 2001: A Space Odyssey.
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Deadline Hollywood, reported November 10, 2018: John Rogers Dies: President of Comic-Con International.
John Rogers, the president of Comic-Con International who helped grow the organization to unprecedented heights, has died. He passed Saturday morning from complications caused by brain cancer, organizers of the annual event announced on their Facebook page. No age was given.

Deadline Hollywood, reported November 8, 2018: Kitty O’Neil Dies: Deaf ‘Bionic Woman’ Stuntwoman, Speed Racer Was 72.
Kitty O’Neil, a deaf stuntwoman whose credits include the 1970s series Wonder Woman and The Bionic Woman, has died of pneumonia at age 72. Her life story was told in a 1979 TV movie called Silent Victory: The Kitty O’Neil Story starring Stockard Channing – with O’Neil herself handling stunts.

Deadline Hollywood, reported November 7, 2018: Eddie Foy III Dies: Casting Director Of Iconic TV Was 83; Shows Included ‘Happy Days’, ‘Cheers’, ‘I Dream Of Jeannie’.
Eddie Foy III, a casting director who worked on such classic series as Happy Days, Cheers, M*A*S*H and The Monkees, and was a third-generation member of the legendary Foy show business clan, died November 3 in a fall at his home in Denison, IA. He was 83.
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New York Times, reported October 31, 2018: Willie McCovey, 80, Dies; Hall of Fame Slugger With the Giants.
Willie McCovey, the Hall of Fame first baseman who hit 521 home runs in 22 major league seasons, almost all of them with the Giants, and remained a beloved figure in San Francisco into his final years, died on Wednesday at Stanford Hospital in California. He was 80.

USA Today, reported November 4, 2018: Country singer Dave Rowland, leader of Dave & Sugar, dies at 74.
Dave Rowland, who led the country group Dave & Sugar to major success in the '70s, died Thursday. He was 74.

Rowland died at his Nashville home after suffering a stroke, according to Billboard.
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New York Times, reported November 2, 2018: Mario Segale, Developer Who Inspired Nintendo to Name Super Mario, Dies at 84.

Mario A. Segale, a Seattle-area real estate developer who unwittingly lent his name to perhaps the most famous video game character in history — Nintendo’s Mario — died at a local hospital on Oct. 27. He was 84.

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Deadline Hollywood, reported November 4, 2018: Carlo Giuffre Dies: Italian Actor From ‘Pinocchio’ Was 89.
Carlo Giuffre, who is best known for his role as Geppetto in Roberto Benigni’s live-action 2002 adaptation of Pinocchio, died in Rome November 1. He was 89.
Rolling Stone, reported November 3, 2018: Roy Hargrove, Grammy-Winning Jazz Musician, Dead at 49.
Renowned trumpeter worked alongside artists like D’Angelo, Erykah Badu, Common and Sonny Rollins

Deadline Hollywood, reported November 2, 2018: Raymond Chow Dies: Iconic Hong Kong Producer Launched Bruce Lee & Jackie Chan.
Raymond Chow, the Hong Kong producer who brought Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan to the masses as producer of such films as Enter the Dragon, The Chinese Connection, Police Story, Rumble in the Bronx and The Cannonball Run, died today. He was 91.

Deadline Hollywood, reported November 1, 2018: Beverly McClellan Dies: ‘The Voice’ Runner-Up Was 49.
Beverly McClellan, a standout on The Voice, has died. She was 49. McClellan, who was third runner-up on the NBC singing competition’s first season, was diagnosed in March with endometrial cancer, which metasticized, according to her GoFundMe page. Her wife, Monique, shared news of her death on Facebook.
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New York Daily News, reported October 31, 2018: Bodybuilding icon Mandy Blank found dead at her Los Angeles residence, autopsy planned.
Fitness legend Mandy Blank was found dead this week of unknown causes at her Los Angeles residence, officials confirmed Wednesday.

The icon previously crowned World Champion by the International Federation of Bodybuilding & Fitness was 42 years old.
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Deadline Hollywood, reported October 30, 2018: Whitey Bulger Dies: Mobster-Turned-Informant Inspired Film & TV Characters.
James “Whitey” Bulger, the one-time leader of the South Boston mob who became a controversial FBI informant and was played by Johnny Depp in Scott Cooper’s 2015 film Black Mass, was killed this morning in a high-security West Virginia federal prison. He was 89. Details of his death have not been announced.
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He inspired a number of characters in Hollywood films and TV shows. Along with the Black Mass film, Jack Nicholson’s Frank Costello role in Martin Scorsese’s Best Picture Oscar winner The Departed was based on Bulger, as was James Woods’ Sully Sullivan in Ray Donovan. Another Showtime drama, Brotherhood, about a state politician whose brother was a crime boss, was inspired by Bulger and his brother Billy.
No tears for Whitey from me.

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Music Feeds, reported October 29, 2018: Tributes Flow For Beloved Australian Conductor Richard Gill, Who Has Died Aged 76.
Tributes are flowing for beloved Australian conductor and music educator Richard Gill, who has died at the age of 76.

Gill died from bowel and peritoneal cancer at his home in the Sydney suburb of Stanmore on Sunday, after dozens of his friends and supporters gathered outside his house to perform his favourite song, ‘The Dam Busters March’.
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