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Louie Anderson, Emmy-Winning Comedian, Dies at 68

Louie Anderson, Emmy-Winning Comedian, Dies at 68

By Lynn Elber | Jan 21, 2022

Louie Anderson, whose four-decade career as a comedian and actor included his unlikely, Emmy-winning performance as mom to twin adult sons in the TV series "Baskets," died Friday. He was 68.

Meat Loaf, 'Bat Out of Hell' Rock Superstar, Dies at 74

Meat Loaf, 'Bat Out of Hell' Rock Superstar, Dies at 74

By Hillel Italie | Jan 21, 2022

Meat Loaf, the rock superstar loved by millions for his "Bat Out of Hell" album and dark-hearted anthems like "I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)," has died. He was 74.

Yvette Mimieux, '60s Starlet of 'Time Machine,' Dies at 80

Yvette Mimieux, '60s Starlet of 'Time Machine,' Dies at 80

By Jake Coyle | Jan 20, 2022

Yvette Mimieux, the blond and blue-eyed 1960s film star of "Where the Boys Are," "The Time Machine" and "Light in the Piazza," has died. She was 80.

French Actor Gaspard Ulliel Dies After Ski Accident

French Actor Gaspard Ulliel Dies After Ski Accident

By Nicolas Vaux-Montagny | Jan 19, 2022

French actor Gaspard Ulliel, known for appearing in Chanel perfume ads as well as film and television roles, died Wednesday after a skiing accident in the Alps, according to his agent's office. He was 37.

Ronnie Spector, '60s Icon Who Sang 'Be My Baby,' Dies at 78

Ronnie Spector, '60s Icon Who Sang 'Be My Baby,' Dies at 78

By Mark Kennedy | Jan 13, 2022

Ronnie Spector, the cat-eyed, bee-hived rock 'n' roll siren who sang such 1960s hits as "Be My Baby," "Baby I Love You" and "Walking in the Rain" as the leader of the girl group The Ronettes, has died. She was 78.

Out African-American Body Builder Chris Dickerson Dies at 82

Out African-American Body Builder Chris Dickerson Dies at 82

By Kilian Melloy | Jan 11, 2022

Openly gay body builder Chris Dickerson, who made history with Mr. America and Mr. Olympia wins, has died at age 82, reportedly of heart failure.

Robert Durst, Real Estate Heir Convicted of Murder, Dies

Robert Durst, Real Estate Heir Convicted of Murder, Dies

By Andrew Dalton and Brian Melley | Jan 10, 2022

Robert Durst, the wealthy New York real estate heir and failed fugitive who was convicted of killing his best friend and sentenced to life in prison, has died. He was 78.

Oscar Winner and Groundbreaking Star Sidney Poitier Dies

Oscar Winner and Groundbreaking Star Sidney Poitier Dies

By Hillel Italie | Jan 7, 2022

Sidney Poitier, the groundbreaking actor who became the first Black actor to win an Oscar for best lead performance and the first to be a top box-office draw, has died. He was 94.

Peter Bogdanovich, Director of 'Paper Moon,' Dead at 82

Peter Bogdanovich, Director of 'Paper Moon,' Dead at 82

By Lindsey Bahr and Jake Coyle | Jan 6, 2022

Peter Bogdanovich, the ascot-wearing cinephile and director of 1970s black-and-white classics like "The Last Picture Show" and "Paper Moon," has died. He was 82.

Betty White Passes Away at 99

Betty White Passes Away at 99

By Frazier Moore | Dec 31, 2021

Betty White, whose saucy, up-for-anything charm made her a television mainstay for more than 60 years, whether as a man-crazy TV hostess on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" or the loopy housemate on "The Golden Girls," has died. She was 99.

Final Goodbye: Recalling Influential People Who Died in 2021

Final Goodbye: Recalling Influential People Who Died in 2021

By Bernard McGhee | Dec 31, 2021

Recalling who passed in 2021.

Visit Philadelphia's CEO Jeff Guaracino has Died at 48

Visit Philadelphia's CEO Jeff Guaracino has Died at 48

Dec 29, 2021

Jeff Guaracino, the CEO of Visit Philadelphia and a tourism leader who worked to boost the economies of Philly and Atlantic City, died Tuesday after fighting cancer.

LGBTQ+ Ally Harry Reid Dies; Remembered as Senate Dealmaker

LGBTQ+ Ally Harry Reid Dies; Remembered as Senate Dealmaker

By Laurie Kellman and Ken Ritter | Dec 29, 2021

He was an accomplished amateur boxer who'd rather dance. But Harry Reid was fond of reminding his opponents that he knew how to fight, too.

'Dallas Buyers Club' Director Jean-Marc Vallée Dead at 58

'Dallas Buyers Club' Director Jean-Marc Vallée Dead at 58

By Ryan Pearson | Dec 27, 2021

Director and producer Jean-Marc Vallée, who won an Emmy for directing the hit HBO series "Big Little Lies" and whose 2013 drama "Dallas Buyers Club" earned multiple Oscar nominations, has died. He was 58.

'He-Man' Artist and Toy Designer T. Mark Taylor Dies at 80

'He-Man' Artist and Toy Designer T. Mark Taylor Dies at 80

By Bobby Caina Calvan and Stefanie Dazio | Dec 27, 2021

T. Mark Taylor, artist and toy designer for the He-Man and the Masters of the Universe franchise as well as the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, died Thursday at his Southern California home. He was 80.

Harvey Evans, Actor in Broadway's Golden Years, Dies at 80

Harvey Evans, Actor in Broadway's Golden Years, Dies at 80

By Mark Kennedy | Dec 26, 2021

Harvey Evans, an actor, singer and dancer who had a knack for landing roles in the original Broadway productions of such classics as "West Side Story," "Follies" "Hello, Dolly!" and "Gypsy," has died.

Desmond Tutu, South African Equality Activist, Dies at 90

Desmond Tutu, South African Equality Activist, Dies at 90

By Andrew Meldrum | Dec 26, 2021

Desmond Tutu, South Africa's Nobel Peace Prize-winning activist for racial justice and LGBT rights and retired Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town, has died.

Joan Didion, Peerless Prose Stylist, Dies at 87

Joan Didion, Peerless Prose Stylist, Dies at 87

By Colleen Long | Dec 24, 2021

Joan Didion, the revered author and essayist whose precise social and personal commentary in such classics as "The White Album" and "The Year of Magical Thinking" made her a uniquely clear-eyed critic of turbulent times, has died. She was 87.

Final Goodbye: Recalling Influential People Who Died in 2021

Final Goodbye: Recalling Influential People Who Died in 2021

By Bernard McGhee | Dec 23, 2021

The Associated Press looks back at those in the public eye who passed in 2021.

Bill Casey, Husband of Boston Gay Men's Chorus Director, Dies

Bill Casey, Husband of Boston Gay Men's Chorus Director, Dies

By Kilian Melloy | Dec 13, 2021

Bill Casey, the husband of Boston Gay Men's Chorus Director Reuben Reynolds III, died on Dec. 10 at the age of 58. Casey was deeply involved in the BGMC's concert productions.

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