Celebrity deaths

Kim Porter, Diddy's former longtime girlfriend, dies at 47

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kim Porter, Diddy's former longtime girlfriend and the mother of three of his children, has died at age 47. A representative for Sean "Diddy" Combs confirmed Porter's death on Thursday, but no further details were immediately available. Diddy and Porter, a former model and...
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3rd body found in Southern California fire zone

MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — A body was found in a burned home Wednesday, and authorities were investigating to determine if it's the third victim of a huge wildfire in Southern California that destroyed hundreds of homes. Two deaths were previously linked to the weeklong blaze in Ventura and Los Angeles...
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The Latest: Calif. shooting survivor was at Vegas massacre

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the shooting at a Southern California bar that left 13 dead including the gunman (all times local): 8:10 p.m. A survivor of the mass shooting at a Southern California bar was also at the Las Vegas music festival that ended in a massacre last year. Dani...
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Dick Modzelewski, star tackle for Giants, dies at 87

Dick Modzelewski, a star defensive tackle who appeared in eight NFL titles game with the New York Giants and Cleveland Browns during the 1950s and '60s, has died. He was 87. He died Friday at his home in Eastlake, Ohio, outside Cleveland, the Giants said in a statement Saturday. No cause was given...
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Pistons play recording of Aretha Franklin signing anthem

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Pistons honored Aretha Franklin before their season opener Wednesday night by playing a recording of her singing the national anthem. Former Pistons star Isiah Thomas spoke briefly, asking for a moment of silence for Franklin, who died in August. After the moment of...
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Nevada legal pimp, candidate, star of HBO series found dead

PAHRUMP, Nev. (AP) — Dennis Hof, a pimp who gained notoriety for an HBO series about his brothel business and who fashioned himself as a Donald Trump-style Republican candidate for the state Legislature, was found dead hours after his extended-weekend 72nd birthday bash, authorities said Tuesday...
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Coroner: Verne Troyer death suicide by alcohol intoxication

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Verne Troyer, best known for his role as Mike Myers' comical sidekick "Mini-Me" in the "Austin Powers" movie franchise, died last April of suicide by alcohol intoxication, the Los Angeles County coroner's office reported Wednesday. Troyer, 49 was reported to be suffering from...
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Scott Wilson, 'In Cold Blood' and 'Walking Dead' actor, dies

NEW YORK (AP) — Scott Wilson, who played the murderer Richard Hickock in 1967's "In Cold Blood" and was a series regular on "The Walking Dead," has died. He was 76. AMC, the show's network, announced Wilson's death Saturday. The network called Wilson's character on "The Walking Dead," veterinarian...
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Legendary Chicago blues guitarist Otis Rush dies at 84

CHICAGO (AP) — Legendary Chicago blues guitarist Otis Rush, whose passionate, jazz-like music influenced artists from Carlos Santana and Eric Clapton to the rock band Led Zeppelin, died Saturday at the age of 84, his longtime manager said. Rush succumbed to complications from a stroke he suffered...
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Marty Balin, founder of Jefferson Airplane, dies at 76

NEW YORK (AP) — Marty Balin, a patron of the 1960s "San Francisco Sound" both as founder and lead singer of the Jefferson Airplane and co-owner of the club where the Airplane and other Bay Area bands performed, has died. He was 76. Balin died Thursday in Tampa, Florida, on the way to the hospital,...
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