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ACTRESS GLENNE HEADLY HAS DIED AT 62

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Glenne Headly (March 13, 1955 – June 8, 2017)

(FoxNews/AP) – Glenne Headly’s agent has confirmed the actress
died Thursday night. No cause of death or location was immediately
available. 

Headly was known from performances in "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels"
(1988), "Mr. Holland’s Opus” (1995), and "Dick Tracy"(1990). She
was an early member of the famous Steppenwolf Theatre Company.

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Note:”M. Holland’s Opus” was filmed in and around Portland,
Oregon, with much of the exterior and interior scenes shot at
Grant High School.

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Glenne Headly in “Dick Tracy”

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BOND SERIES ACTOR HAS DIED AT 89

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Sir Roger George Moore (October 14, 1927 – May 23, 2017)

 

Roger Moore, best known for playing James Bond in seven of the 007
films, has died. His children shared the news on his verified Twitter
account today (Tuesday) that Moore had died in Switzerland after a
"short but brave battle with cancer with . cancer."  Moore portrayed
agent 007 in seven Bond series films. (FOXNEWS)

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HEIMLICH CREATOR HAS DIED AT 96

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Henry Judah Heimlich (February 3, 1920 – December 17, 2016)

CINCINNATI (AP) –  The surgeon who created the life-saving Heimlich
maneuver for choking victims has died.

Dr. Henry Heimlich died early Saturday at Christ Hospital in Cincinnati. His
son, Phil, says he suffered a heart attack earlier in the week.

Heimlich was director of surgery at Jewish Hospital in Cincinnati in 1974
when he devised the treatment for choking victims that made his name a
household word.

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Heimlich (right) demonstrates the maneuver on Johnny Carson
on the NBC television Tonight Show in 1979.

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MUSICIAN HAS DIED AT 74

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Leon Russell (Claude Russell Bridges)
(April 2, 1942 – November 13, 2016)

Russell was an musician and songwriter, who recorded as
a session musician/sideman, and maintained a solo career.

He was primarily a keyboard player for Joe Crocker, Bob
Dylan, the Beach Boys and many other artists. John Lennon,
George Harrison and Ringo Starr played on Russells’ solo
debut, "Leon Russell."

Russell had heart bypass surgery in July and was recovering
from the procedure at the time of his death in Nashville.

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LEGENDARY ENTERTAINER HAS DIED AT 82

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Leonard Norman Cohen (September 21 – November 10, 2016)

DEVELOPING: (FoxNews) – Influential singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen best
known for his song “hallelujah” has died according to a statement posted on
his Facebook page today.

The statement read, “It is with profound sorrow we report that legendary poet,
songwriter and artist, Leonard Cohen has passed away,” “We have lost one
of music’s most revered and prolific visionaries.”

According to the statement a memorial will take place in Los Angeles at a later
date.

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