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COMIC ACTOR HAS DIED

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Comic Actor Fred Willard Dead at 86: 'We Loved Him So Very Much ...

R.I.P. Fred Willard -- Comedian Who Won A Daytime Emmy Award for ...
Frederick Charles Willard (September 18, 1933 – May 15, 2020)

Frank Willard,The beloved star with several acting credits — including
"Best in Show," "This is Spinal Tap" and "Everybody Loves Raymond"
 
died of natural causes. He was 86. 

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Fred Willard (left) with Jim Piddock in “Best in Show”, 2000.

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LEGENDARY SINGER HAS DIED AT 87

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Little Richard (Richard Wayne Penniman)
(December 5, 1932 – May 9, 2020)
 


(AP) –
Little Richard, the rock legend best known for the hits "Tutti Frutti"
and "Good Golly Miss Molly," has
died.

Pastor Bill Minson, a close friend of Little Richard’s, told The Associated
Press that Little Richard died Saturday morning. The musician’s son,
Danny Jones Penniman, also confirmed his death to
Rolling Stone and
said the cause of death was related to bone cancer.

Little Richard was nicknamed "The Innovator, The
Originator, and The Architect of Rock and Roll
".

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SINGER JOHN PRINE HAS DIED AT 73

John Prine: Joan Baez, Jeff Tweedy honor singer after coronavirus ...

Singer John Prine is in stable condition, his wife says ...
John Prine (October 10, 1946 – April 7, 2020)

Country folk singer-songwriter John Prine was active as a
composer, recording artist, and live performer from the early
1970s until his death, and was known for an often humorous
style of country music that has elements of protest and
social commentary. 
 

On March 19, 2020, during the 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic,
Prine’s wife Fiona revealed that she had tested positive for the
COVID-19 virus and had been quarantined in her home apart
from him. He was hospitalized on March 26 after experiencing
symptoms.

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HOLLYWOOD LEGENED HAS DIED AT 103

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Kirk Douglas (Issur Danielovitch Demsky)
(December 9, 1916 – February 5, 2020)

Kirk Douglas made his film debut in The Strange Love of Martha Ivers
(1946) with
Barbara Stanwyck. Douglas soon developed into a leading
box-office star throughout the 1950s, known for serious dramas,
including westerns and war movies. During his career, he appeared
in more than 90 movies. Douglas was known for his explosive acting
style, which he displayed as a criminal defense attorney in Town
Without Pity
(1961).

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TOP TELEVISION EXECUTIVE IS DEAD AT 82

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Fred Silverman (September 13, 1937 – January 30, 2020)


LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fred Silverman, the only TV executive
who steered programming for each of the Big Three broadcast
networks and who brought "All in the Family," "Roots," "Hawaii
Five-O" and other hit series and miniseries to television during
his more than three-decade career, died Thursday from cancer
at his home in the Pacific Palisades neighborhood of Los
Angeles .

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September 5, 1977

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