Posts Tagged: obits

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‘Treme’ Actor Found Dead in River

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In the first season of "Treme," John Goodman's character was found dead in the Mississippi River after he jumped off a ferry and drowned himself.

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R.I.P. Jimmy Kimmel’s Uncle Frank

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Frank Potenza, the former NYPD officer who became well-known to "Jimmy Kimmel Live" viewers as Uncle Frank, passed away this morning.

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RIP Sherwood Schwartz, Creator of ‘Brady Bunch’ & ‘Gilligan’s Island’

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Sherwood Schwartz, the Emmy-winning television legend who created "Gilligan's Island" and "The Brady Bunch" (and wrote the series' catchy theme songs) passed away last night of natural causes at the age of 94.

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R.I.P. Peter Falk

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Peter Falk, who won four Emmys for his work as the star of "Columbo," has died at the age of 83.

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A Lowbrow Tribute to Ryan Dunn

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The <a href="http://www.uproxx.com/tv/2011/06/r-i-p-jackass-star-ryan-dunn">death of "Jackass" star Ryan Dunn</a> has sparked an unusual war of words on the Internet.

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R.I.P. ‘Jackass’ Star Ryan Dunn

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Ryan Dunn, the "Jackass" star who once inserted a toy car into his rectum, died last night in a car accident when he drove his Porsche off a wooded Pennsylvania road, killing himself and an unidentified passenger.

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R.I.P. Matt Dillon

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James Arness, the actor who portrayed Marshal Matt Dillon on "Gunsmoke" for twenty years, died today at the age of 88 from natural causes.

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R.I.P. Macho Man Randy Savage

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"Macho Man" Randy Savage, one of pro wrestling's most memorable figures and an icon of pop culture, died this morning in a car accident.

COMMERCIALS

R.I.P. Empire Carpet Guy

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I went to college in the Chicago area, where I spent most of my non-drinking time watching "Simpsons" reruns in syndication.

HONG KONG

Soap Actor Killed in Five Different Shows on Same Day

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Hong Kong soap actor Law Lok-lam must have pissed somebody off, because each of his characters on five different soaps were killed off on the same day.

FATTIES

R.I.P. Guy Fused to Chair

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Sad news, everybody: the <a href="http://www.uproxx.com/tv/2011/03/oh-my-god-3" target="_self">Ohio man who didn't laeve his chair for two years</a> has passed away.

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R.I.P. Nate Dogg

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We're tweaking into a whole new era: one without the silky smooth vocals of Nate Dogg, who passed away yesterday at the age of 41 after years of severe health problems.

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R.I.P. Uncle Leo

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Len Lesser, the veteran character actor who played Uncle Leo on "Seinfeld," died yesterday at the age of 88 from cancer-related pneumonia.

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R.I.P. Jack LaLanne

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Jack LaLanne, known as the "Godfather of Fitness," died yesterday at the age of 96 from complications of pneumonia.

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R.I.P. Dick Winters

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Richard "Dick" Winters, the Army officer who was the heart of Stephen Ambrose's Band of Brothers and the HBO miniseries of the same name (in which he was portrayed by Damian Lewis, inset), passed away last week at the age of 92.

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R.I.P. Leslie Nielsen

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As you probably noticed by the explosion of "surely/Shirley" jokes last night, beloved actor Leslie Nielsen passed away from complications of pneumonia yesterday.

LOS ANGELES LAKERS

Toddler Dies At Lakers Game

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Tragic news out of Los Angeles today: a toddler fell from the luxury suites at last night's Lakers game to his eventual death.

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Tony Danza Kanye’d a Priest

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It goes without saying that one of the highlights of being a TV blogger is keeping tabs on what Tony Danza's doing, so I'm pleased to report that Danza most recently interrupted a priest during his friend's funeral.

BARBARA BILLINGSLEY

R.I.P June Cleaver & Mr. Cunningham

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Over the weekend, Barbara Billingsley -- the actress who played June Cleaver on "Leave It to Beaver" -- <a href="http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/barbara-billingsley-tvs-june-clever-dead-94/story?id=11901936" target="_blank">passed away at the age of 94</a>.


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