WHAT'S ON TONIGHT

What’s on Tonight: R.I.P. Heavy D

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Tonight's listings come with a big bummer: rapper Heavy D has passed away at the age of 44.

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R.I.P. Heavy D

Reports Spin: Heavy D, the "Overweight Lover" of hip-hop's golden age, is dead at 44.

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R.I.P. Andy Rooney

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Crotchety rambler Andy Rooney has passed away, just one month after his final "60 Minutes" appearance and slightly more than a week after suffering complications from minor surgery.

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

although we'd like to believe he died while valiantly saving humanity from an army of heavily-armed velociraptors riding sharks.

#APPLE

The World Reacts To The Death Of Steve Jobs

Yesterday evening Apple posted a brief obituary for Steve Jobs, who leaves an enormous legacy behind as well as his wife Laurene Powell and their three children.

Technology

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.

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

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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Corgi Friday: In Memoriam

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A few weeks ago, Warming Glow reader Justine sent me this email: My boyfriend, Jason loved corgis.

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R.I.P. Andy Whitfield

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Andy Whitfield, the original star of Starz's surprise hit "Spartacus," died yesterday at the age of 39 from non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.

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Jimmy Kimmel’s Tearful Uncle Frank Tribute

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As mentioned yesterday, last night Jimmy Kimmel dedicated his show to Frank Potenza, his uncle who passed away two weeks ago.

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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.

#jimmy kimmel

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 death of "Jackass" star Ryan Dunn 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.

#PRO WRESTLING

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.


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