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ACTOR HAS PASSED AWAY AT 82

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Burton Leon Reynolds Jr. (February 11, 1936–September 6, 2018)

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POPULAR PLAYWRIGHT HAS DIED AT 91

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Marvin Neil Simon  (July 4, 1927 – August 26, 2018)

NEW YORK (AP) — Playwright Neil Simon, a master of comedy whose
laugh-filled hits such as "The Odd Couple," ”Barefoot in the Park" and
his "Brighton Beach" trilogy dominated Broadway for decades, has died.

A longtime friend said Simon died early Sunday of complications from
pneumonia surrounded by family at New York Presbyterian Hospital in
Manhattan.

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HALL OF FAME GUITARIST HAS DIED AT 68

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Edward C. "Ed" King (September 14, 1949 – August 22, 2018)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) – Ed King, the former guitarist for Lynyrd Skynrd,
has died at his home in Nashville. He had been battling cancer in the months
prior to his death.

King’s family made the announcement in a Facebook post, ending with ‘We
thank his many friends and fans for their love and support of Ed during his
life and career."

The rocker played guitar for Lynyrd Skynyrd from 1972 to 1975 and helped
write iconic songs such as, "Sweet Home Alabama."

King was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2006

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A CULTURAL MUSIC ICON HAS DIED AT 76

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Aretha Louise Franklin (March 25, 1942 – August 16, 2018)


Aretha Franklin, the “Queen of Soul” has died after a battle with advanced
pancreatic cancer.

Franklin received numerous honors throughout her career including a 1987 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, in which she became the first
female performer to be inducted.

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Flowers and tributes are placed on the star for Aretha Franklin on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. (AFP)

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TV ACTRESS CHARLOTTE RAE IS DEAD AT 92

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Charlotte Rae (Lubotsky)  (April 22, 1926 – August 5, 2018)

(Fox  News) – Charlotte Rae, the Emmy and Tony-nominated actress who entertained TV audiences as Mrs. Garrett on "The Facts of Life" and
"Different Strokes,"

The actress passed away Sunday in her home in Los Angeles, surrounded
by family, according to her publicist, who did not provide a cause of death.

Rae was best known for her role as beloved housemother Edna Garrett,
who first appeared on "Diff’rent Strokes" in 1978 before earning her own
spinoff, "The Facts of Life," the following year.
 


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Diff’rent Strokes aired on NBC from November
3, 1978, to May 4, 1985, and on
ABC from
September 27, 1985, to March 7, 1986.

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The spin-off of Diff’rent Strokes that originally aired on NBC
from August 24, 1979 to May 7, 1988, making it one of the
longest-running sitcoms of the 1980s.

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