Franco Columbu Dies: Italian Bodybuilder And ‘Conan the Barbarian’ Actor Was 78

Deadline Hollywood, reported August 31, 2019: Franco Columbu Dies: Italian Bodybuilder And ‘Conan the Barbarian’ Actor Was 78.
Franco Columbu, a bodybuilder, boxer and actor who appeared in the films The Terminator and Conan the Barbarian alongside his close friend Arnold Schwarzenegger, has died. Columbu was 78.
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Pro Football Hall of Famer Jim Langer, a Minnesota native, dies at 71

Star-Tribune, reported August 30, 2019: Pro Football Hall of Famer Jim Langer, a Minnesota native, dies at 71.
Jim Langer, who rose from undrafted middle linebacker at South Dakota State to starting center for Miami's undefeated 1972 team and a first-ballot Pro Football Hall of Famer in 1987, died Thursday at age 71.

Jessi Combs Dies: Race Car Driver, Former ‘Mythbusters’ Host Was 36

Deadline Hollywood, reported August 28, 2019: Jessi Combs Dies: Race Car Driver, Former ‘Mythbusters’ Host Was 36.
Jessi Combs, professional racer and former Mythbusters host, has died while trying to break a land-speed record in Oregon’s Alvord Desert, her family said in a statement to news outlets. She was 36. The Harney County Sheriff’s Office Wednesday confirmed Combs’ death and said the cause of the accident was under investigation.

Jack Whitaker Dies: Versatile Network Sportscaster Who Called First Super Bowl Was 95

Deadline Hollywood, reported August 18, 2019: Jack Whitaker Dies: Versatile Network Sportscaster Who Called First Super Bowl Was 95.
Jack Whitaker, a sportscaster for CBS and ABC who called Super Bowl I and Secretariat’s Triple Crown triumph, has died. He passed Sunday morning in his sleep in Devon, Pennsylvania of natural causes at age 95.
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Jim Bouton Dies: ‘Ball Four’ Author Who Broke Sports Taboos Was 80

Deadline Hollywood, reported July 10, 2019: Jim Bouton Dies: ‘Ball Four’ Author Who Broke Sports Taboos Was 80.
Jim Bouton, whose groundbreaking book Ball Four was one of the first tell-all books in sports, has died at age 80. He passed today in Massachusetts from a brain disease linked to dementia.

Randall Christensen Dies: ‘Dancing With The Stars’ Costume Designer Was 60

Deadline Hollywood, reported June 20, 2019: Randall Christensen Dies: ‘Dancing With The Stars’ Costume Designer Was 60.
Randall Christensen, Emmy-winning costumer designer for his work on Dancing With The Stars, has died. Christensen died Sunday from complications of cancer, his talent agent confirmed to Deadline. He was 60.
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Bill Buckner Dies: Ex-MLB Star Who Rectified Infamous World Series Error On ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ W

Deadline Hollywood, reported May 27, 2019: Bill Buckner Dies: Ex-MLB Star Who Rectified Infamous World Series Error On ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ Was 69.
Bill Buckner, a longtime baseball star who spoofed his crucial late-career World Series error on Curb Your Enthusiasm, died today. He was 69. Sportswriter Jeremy Schaap tweeted that Buckner’s widow Jody said had been suffering from Lewy body dementia.

Bart Starr Dies: NFL Quarterback Legend And Actor Was 85

Deadline Hollywood, reported May 26, 2019: Bart Starr Dies: NFL Quarterback Legend And Actor Was 85.
Bart Starr, the Green Bay Packers quarterback whose sneak dive into the end zone on the frozen tundra of Lambeau Field remains of the National Football League’s most iconic plays, has died. He was 85 and had been in failing health since 2014, when he suffered two strokes and a heart attack.
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‘Nacho Libre’ Wrestler Dies In The Ring – ‘Silver King’ Was Age 51

Deadline Hollywood, reported May 12, 2019: ‘Nacho Libre’ Wrestler Dies In The Ring – ‘Silver King’ Was Age 51.
Professional wrestler “Silver King,” who appeared in the Jack Black movie Nacho Libre, died in the ring in matches held Saturday night in London.

Silver King (real name Cesar Barron), age 51, collapsed after he was repeatedly slammed into the canvas during a “Greatest Show of Lucha Libre” event.
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Ashley Massaro Dead: ‘Survivor: China’ Contestant And WWE Raw Diva Winner Was 39

Deadline Hollywood, reported May 16, 2019: Ashley Massaro Dead: ‘Survivor: China’ Contestant And WWE Raw Diva Winner Was 39.
WWE star Ashley Massaro, who won the league’s “Raw Diva Search” TV show in 2005 and later appeared on “Survivor: China,” died Thursday in Suffolk County, New York. She was 39 and the cause of death has not been determined, although police have said it appears not to be criminally related.
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King Kong Bundy Dies: Pro Wrestler In WWF Golden Age Was 61

Deadline Hollywood, reported March 5, 2019: King Kong Bundy Dies: Pro Wrestler In WWF Golden Age Was 61.
King Kong Bundy, who joined the original World Wrestling Federation in the early 1980s and participated in the first two WrestleMania events that helped launch the sport of pro wrestling into the pop culture mainstream, died Monday at age 61. The WWE confirmed the news Tuesday; the cause of death was not disclosed.