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R.I.P. Robin Gibb

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The past week has not been kind to the disco era.

deaths

R.I.P. Donna Summer

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TMZ, the definitive source for celebrity deaths, is <a href="http://www.tmz.com/2012/05/17/donna-summer-dead-last-dance/">reporting that Donna Summer, the "Queen of Disco," has died from breast lung cancer</a>.

obits

R.I.P. Maurice Sendak

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Maurice Sendak, the curmudgeonly children's book author famous for writing "Where the Wild Things Are," has <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/09/books/maurice-sendak-childrens-author-dies-at-83.html?_r=1&smid=tw-share">died from complications of a stroke</a>.

Blade Runner

A Look Back On The Iconic Art Of Jean "Moebius" Giraud

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Just a week after the awful news that we've lost <a href="http://www.uproxx.com/gammasquad/2012/03/25-beautiful-paintings-from-ralph-mcquarrie">Ralph McQuarrie</a>, we're sad to report <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean_Giraud" target="_blank">Jean Giraud</a>, AKA Moebius, has <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/17327374" target="_blank">passed away</a> at the age of 73 after a long battle with cancer.

deaths

So Long, Andrew Breitbart

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Bombastic conservative activist, political provocateur and web pioneer <a href="http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2012/03/01/andrew-breitbart-1969-2012/">Andrew Breitbart died last night</a>.

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RIP: Davy Jones Dead at 66

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Davy Jones, the lead singer of the the first manufactured band*, The Monkees, has died.

deaths

Davy Jones Of The Monkees Is Dead

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Davy Jones, the British lead singer of a band called The Monkees that was formed entirely for a television show about a Beatles-type band, <a href="http://todayentertainment.today.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/02/29/10540912-monkees-star-davy-jones-dies-at-66">is dead</a> after suffering a heart attack.

Music

Whitney Houston Has Died

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<a href="http://www.uproxx.com/music/2012/02/whitney-houston-has-died/attachment/whitneyhouston-shutterstock/" rel="attachment wp-att-55611"></a><a href="http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5im2K2XXLlbUkbTob5csuNcRdg-RQ">AP</a>, <a href="http://www.tmz.com/2012/02/11/whitney-houston-dead/">TMZ</a>, and <a href="http://www.cnn.com/2012/02/11/showbiz/whitney-houston-dead/index.html">CNN</a> report legendary performer Whitney Houston has died at age 48, as confirmed by her publicist Kristen Foster.

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So Long, Don Cornelius

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Don Cornelius of Soul Train fame has died.

INTO THE WILD

Man Who Tries to Live Like Bear Grylls Dies Like Christopher McCandless

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Inspired by Bear Grylls, a 29-year-old British man, David Austin, decided to embark on a year-long adventure in the Scottish wilderness.

#BEYONCE

So Long Etta James

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<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/21/arts/music/etta-james-singer-dies-at-73.html">Etta James is dead after a long battle with cancer</a>, just a day after <a href="http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jxiKv5lRjzhLU_n055E-Jh5diRFQ?docId=9d242dc0528648719ebd46ae177dc9a1">the death of Johnny Otis</a>, the man widely credited for discovering James and molding her career.

#arrested development

R.I.P. Patrice O’Neal

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Comedian Patrice O'Neal died last night, one month after suffering a massive stroke.

Music

What’s on Tonight: R.I.P. Heavy D

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Tonight's listings come with a big bummer: rapper <a href="http://stereogum.com/873621/r-i-p-heavy-d/video/" target="_blank">Heavy D has passed away</a> at the age of 44.

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R.I.P. Heavy D

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<a href="http://www.spin.com/articles/rap-pioneer-heavy-d-dead-44">Reports Spin</a>: Heavy D, the "Overweight Lover" of hip-hop's golden age, is dead at 44.

60 minutes

R.I.P. Andy Rooney

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Crotchety rambler Andy Rooney <a href="http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-18560_162-57319150/andy-rooney-dead-at-92/">has passed away</a>, just one month after his <a href="http://www.uproxx.com/tv/2011/10/andy-rooney-is-a-real-a-hole">final "60 Minutes" appearance</a> and slightly more than a week after <a href="http://www.uproxx.com/tv/2011/10/andy-rooney-stable-after-almost-dying">suffering complications from minor surgery</a>.

COMPUTERS

Tip Your 40s For Dennis Ritchie, The Giant Whose Shoulders We Stand Upon

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although we'd like to believe he died while valiantly saving humanity from an army of <a href="http://www.uproxx.com/gammasquad/2011/10/a-well-armed-raptor-riding-a-shark-and-links/hellyes2-shark-dinosaur-gun-dynamite">heavily-armed velociraptors riding sharks</a>.

#APPLE

The World Reacts To The Death Of Steve Jobs

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Yesterday evening Apple posted a <a href="http://www.apple.com/stevejobs/">brief obituary</a> for Steve Jobs, who leaves an enormous legacy behind as well as his wife Laurene Powell and their three children.

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R.I.P. Steve Jobs

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This is a television blog, so at first glance it might not make sense to eulogize Apple and Pixar CEO Steve Jobs.

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Infomercial Pitchman Don Lapre Dead After Prison Suicide

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Don Lapre, the infomercial pitchman immediately recognizable by his infomercial-y voice, was found dead in prison on Sunday after killing himself -- two days before he faced trial for fraud and conspiracy.

DEATH

Sylvia Robinson, The ‘Mother Of Hip-Hop,’ Has Died

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There's a good chance you've never heard of Sylvia Robinson, but you most certainly are aware of the art form she helped deliver to the world: rap.




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