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Leslie Nielsen, Beloved Funnyman, Dead at 84

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Leslie Nielsen, 84, passed away Sunday due to complications from pneumonia. During his 60-year Hollywood career, Nielsen portrayed memorable characters in Airplane!, The Naked Gun and dozens of other films. Nielsen’s wife and several friends were with him when he died.

Nielsen starred in The Poseidon Adventure, See How They Run and several other serious dramatic films before he scored a role in 1980’s Airplane!. That comedic role helped propel Nielsen to stardom.

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Comedian Greg Giraldo Dead at Age 44

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Greg Giraldo

UPDATE: TMZ reports that Giraldo’s family had pulled him off life support.

Comedian Greg Giraldo, best known to television audiences for his work on Last Comic Standing and the Comedy Central roasts, died today in New Jersey. He was 44 years old.

Giraldo’s passing comes less than a week after he was hospitalized for an accidental overdose. According to friends of the funnyman, he had been taking prescription pills. His death is not being considered a suicide.

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Memorial Planned for Gary Coleman

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DescriptionUPDATE: Coleman funeral will not happen this weekend after all. Gary’s estranged parents are fighting over the actor’s remains.

Very little has been decided about the memorial service for the - but, on the positive side, a city and a weekend have been pinned down for the event.

Coleman’s service will held on either Saturday (June 5) or Sunday (June 6) in Salt Lake City, but there’s no word yet on whether or not it will be open to the public.

Gary’s estranged parents plan to attend the event one way or the other.

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Dana Plato’s Son Tyler Lambert Dies Tragically

Dana Plato and Tyler Lambert

It has been almost 11 years - exactly - since child actress Dana Plato died from an overdose. Plato, best known for her role as Kimberly Drummond on Diff’rent Strokes, was forced to leave the hit series in the middle of Season 6 when she became pregnant. The result was Tyler Lambert, son to Plato and her then-boyfriend Lanny Lambert. (Dana and Lanny later married, then divorced in 1990.)

Last Thursday, Tyler tragically died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. The cause of death has been ruled as suicide. Dano Plato’s death was also ruled a suicide when she overdosed on painkillers on May 9, 1999. She was 34. Lambert, who died on May 6, was 25.

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Actress Dixie Carter Dead

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Actress Dixie Carter passed away on Saturday due to complications from endometrial cancer. She was 70. Carter is perhaps best-known for her straight-talking, no-nonsense Designing Women character Julia Sugarbaker.

Carter’s husband Hal Holbrook (Into the Wild) has asked for privacy during this “family tragedy,” saying “this has been a terrible blow.” During her long television career, Dixie also enjoyed recurring roles on Diff’rent Strokes and Family Law. She was more recently enjoyed by TV watchers as Gloria Hodge, the mother-in-law from hell on ABC’s Desperate Housewives.

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Corey Feldman Reacts to Corey Haim’s Death

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Corey Feldman and Corey Haim

UPDATE: According to the coroner, Corey Haim died as result of natural causes.

Hours after learning about Corey Haim’s death, actor Corey Feldman - his Lost Boys and Two Coreys co-star - issued this statement about his longtime friend:

“I was awakened at 8:30 this morning by my brother and sister knocking on my bedroom door. They informed me of the loss of my brother Corey Haim. My eyes weren’t even open all the way when the tears started streaming down my face. I am so sorry for Corey, his mother Judy, his family, my family, all of our fans, and of course my son who I will have to find a way to explain this to when he gets home from school. This is a tragic loss of a wonderful, beautiful, tormented soul, who will always be my brother, family, and best friend. We must all take this as a lesson in how we treat the people we share this world with while they are still here to make a difference. Please respect our families as we struggle and grieve through this difficult time. I hope the art Corey has left behind will be remembered as the passion of that for which he truly lived.

Corey Feldman
“The Two Coreys”

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Designer Alexander McQueen Found Dead

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Alexander McQueen

UPDATE: McQueen had cocaine, tranquilizers and sleeping pills in his system when he died.

Fashion guru Alexander McQueen was found dead on Thursday morning in his London residence. In a statement issued by the designer’s office, reps said “At this stage it is inappropriate to comment on this tragic news beyond saying that we are devastated and are sharing a sense of shock and grief with [the designer’s] family.”

Scotland Yard has officially stated it is not treating the event as a suspicious death, though reports are circulating that the designer committed suicide. According to the statement, McQueen’s family “has asked for privacy in order to come to terns with this terrible news, and we hope the media will respect this.” Today, the world is very dark indeed.

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Actress Brittany Murphy Dies at Age 32

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Brittany MurphyUPDATE: A coroner’s official says Murphy may have died of natural causes.

Actress , best known for her work on 1995’s Clueless, was pronounced dead today in Los Angeles. She was only 32.

According to reports, Murphy was discovered unconscious by her mother in her shower. A call from the home of Simon Monjack, Brittany’s husband of 2 1/2 years, was made around 8:00 AM.

Paramedics attempted to revive the 8 Mile star who had apparently gone into cardiac arrest. Unfortunately, she was pronounced dead on arrival at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

Although Brittany has not starred in any big screen hit in some time, she had been the subject of recent tabloid talk. In late November, Murphy was replaced on a film being shot in Puerto Rico. It was rumored that that Brittany and Simon’s questionable behavior - including possible drug use - was behind her dismissal. This recast lead to an SNL skit on December 5. (You can view that clip after the jump.)

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VIDEO: In Remembrance (2009)

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This beautiful video package was created by TCM to honor professionals in the movie industry who passed away in 2009.

, Ricardo Montalban, Patrick Swayze, Eartha Kitt and John Hughes are among those included in the clip.


Hollywood Remembers Patrick Swayze

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During his exciting career in films, Patrick Swayze appeared in more than thirty different movies. He was noticed for his brawny good looks and immediate charisma; he remained because he had true talent to share. In the wake of the actor’s , many of Hollywood’s elite are stepping forward to share their grief and fondest memories of this star.

“Patrick lived a thousand lifetimes,” Rob Lowe told reporters after hearing the news. “I feel like I lost a brother.” Lowe and Swayze go back as far as The Outsiders together, and both are icons of the silver screen.

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