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Jackie Mason, Comic Who Perfected Amused Outrage, Dies at 93

Jackie Mason, Comic Who Perfected Amused Outrage, Dies at 93

By Mark Kennedy | Jul 25, 2021

Jackie Mason, a rabbi-turned-comedian whose feisty brand of standup comedy led him to Catskills nightclubs, West Coast talk shows and Broadway stages, has died. He was 93.

Out Podcast Host Mat George Killed in Hit-and-Run

Out Podcast Host Mat George Killed in Hit-and-Run

Jul 19, 2021

Mat George, who co-hosted the podcast "She Rates Dogs," was killed in a hit-and-run in Los Angeles early Saturday morning, his co-host Michaela Okland confirmed Sunday.

Gloria Richardson, Civil Rights Pioneer, Dies at 99

Gloria Richardson, Civil Rights Pioneer, Dies at 99

By Brian Witte | Jul 17, 2021

Gloria Richardson, an influential yet largely unsung civil rights pioneer, has died at age 99.

Countercultural Filmmaker Robert Downey Sr. Dies at 85

Countercultural Filmmaker Robert Downey Sr. Dies at 85

By Lindsey Bahr | Jul 7, 2021

Robert Downey Sr., the accomplished countercultural filmmaker, actor and father of superstar Robert Downey Jr., has died. He was 85.

'Superman,' 'Lethal Weapon' Director Richard Donner Dies

'Superman,' 'Lethal Weapon' Director Richard Donner Dies

By Lindsey Bahr | Jul 5, 2021

Filmmaker Richard Donner, who helped create the modern superhero blockbuster with 1978's "Superman" and mastered the buddy comedy with the "Lethal Weapon" franchise, has died. He was 91.

Columbus Goalie, 24, Dies from Fall After Fireworks Mishap

Columbus Goalie, 24, Dies from Fall After Fireworks Mishap

By Stephen Whyno | Jul 5, 2021

Matiss Kivlenieks, a candidate to be the Columbus Blue Jackets' future starting goaltender, died in Michigan after fleeing a hot tub and hitting his head following a Fourth of July fireworks accident, police said Monday. He was 24.

Adult Male Star Bryce Evans is Dead at 46

Adult Male Star Bryce Evans is Dead at 46

Jun 30, 2021

Adult Male Star Bryce Evans has died at the age of 46. The news of his death three weeks ago from a heart attack was released this week.

Swiss Motorcyclist Dupasquier Dies Following Moto3 Crash

May 31, 2021

Swiss motorcycle rider Jason Dupasquier has died following a crash during Moto3 qualifying for the Italian Grand Prix, the Careggi Hospital in Florence announced Sunday. He was 19.

Gavin MacLeod, 'Love Boat' Captain, Dies at 90

By Lynn Elber | May 30, 2021

Gavin MacLeod, the veteran supporting actor who achieved fame as sardonic TV news writer Murray Slaughter on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and stardom playing cheerful Capt. Stubing on "The Love Boat," has died. He was 90.

Powerhouse Nightlife Producer Jeffrey Sanker Dead at 62

By Matthew Wexler | May 30, 2021

Jeffrey Sanker, who took LGBTQ nightlife and the circuit party to stratospheric levels, died on Friday, May 28 at age 62, from liver cancer.

'Hooked on a Feeling' Singer B.J. Thomas Dies at 78

By Hillel Italie | May 30, 2021

B.J. Thomas, the Grammy-winning singer who enjoyed success on the pop, country and gospel charts with such hits as "I Just Can't Help Believing," "Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head" and "Hooked on a Feeling," has died. He was 78.

Photojournalist, Gay Rights Pioneer Kay Lahusen Dies at 91

By Michael Rubinkam | May 28, 2021

Kay Lahusen, a pioneering gay rights activist who chronicled the movement's earliest days through her photography and writing, has died. She was 91.

'School of Rock' Actor Kevin Clark Killed in Bike Accident

May 27, 2021

Kevin Clark, who played drummer Freddy "Spazzy McGee" Jones in the 2003 movie "School of Rock" with Jack Black, was killed when he was struck by a car while riding his bicycle along a Chicago street early Wednesday.

Former Sen. John Warner Dies; Married Elizabeth Taylor

By Eileen Putman | May 26, 2021

Former Sen. John W. Warner of Virginia, a courtly figure and longtime military expert whose marriage to Elizabeth Taylor gave him a potent dash of starpower, has died at 94.

'Head Lesbian,' Singer and Feminist, Alix Dobkin, Dies at 80

By Thalia Beaty | May 21, 2021

The lesbian singer and feminist activist who appeared in an iconic and recently resurgent 1975 photo wearing a t-shirt that read "The Future is Female," has died. Alix Dobkin of Woodstock, New York, was 80.

Charles Grodin, 'Midnight Run,' 'Heartbreak Kid,' Star, Dies

By Jake Coyle | May 19, 2021

Charles Grodin, the droll, offbeat actor and writer who scored as a caddish newlywed in "The Heartbreak Kid" and later had roles ranging from Robert De Niro's "Midnight Run" to the bedeviled father in "Beethoven," has died. He was 86.

Adult Performer Alex Riley Has Passed Away at 22

May 18, 2021

Adult performer Alex Riley has died. The 22-year-old passed away on Sunday, his longtime boyfriend and fellow performer Jacob Hansen tweeted Thursday.

Vans Co-Founder Paul Van Doren Dies at 90

By Robert Jablon | May 10, 2021

Paul Van Doren, co-founder of the Vans company whose iconic Southern California sneakers were beloved by skateboarders and became an international success, has died. He was 90.

Lloyd Price, Singer and Early Rock Influence, Dies at 88

By Hillel Italie and Andrew Dalton | May 9, 2021

Singer-songwriter Lloyd Price, an early rock 'n roll star and enduring maverick whose hits included such up-tempo favorites as "Lawdy Miss Clawdy," "Personality" and the semi-forbidden "Stagger Lee," has died. He was 88.

Tawny Kitaen, Star of '80s Rock Music Videos, Dies at 59

By Daisy Nguyen | May 9, 2021

Tawny Kitaen, the sultry red-haired actress who appeared in rock music videos during the heyday of MTV and starred opposite Tom Hanks in the 1984 comedy "Bachelor Party," has died. She was 59.

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