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Midge Decter, Leading Neo-Conservative, Dead at 94

Midge Decter, Leading Neo-Conservative, Dead at 94

By Hillel Italie | May 10, 2022

Midge Decter, a leading neoconservative writer and commentator who in blunt and tenacious style helped lead the right's attack in the culture wars as she opposed the rise of feminism, affirmative action and the gay rights movement, has died at age 94.

Naomi Judd, of Grammy-winning Duo The Judds, Dies at 76

Naomi Judd, of Grammy-winning Duo The Judds, Dies at 76

By Kristin M. Hall | Apr 30, 2022

Naomi Judd, the Kentucky-born singer of the Grammy-winning duo The Judds and mother of Wynonna and Ashley Judd, has died. She was 76.

Long-Serving Utah US Senator Orrin Hatch Dies at Age 88

Long-Serving Utah US Senator Orrin Hatch Dies at Age 88

By Lindsay Whitehurst | Apr 23, 2022

Orrin G. Hatch, who became the longest-serving Republican senator in history as he represented Utah for more than four decades, died Saturday at age 88.

Adult Actor Steve 'Titpig' Hurley Has Passed Away

Adult Actor Steve 'Titpig' Hurley Has Passed Away

Apr 23, 2022

Adult male actor Steve Hurley, known as "Titpig," passed away in Palm Springs on April 17. He was 64.

Gilbert Gottfried, Actor and Comic's Comic, Dies at 67

Gilbert Gottfried, Actor and Comic's Comic, Dies at 67

By Andrew Dalton | Apr 13, 2022

Gilbert Gottfried, the actor and legendary standup comic known for his raw, scorched voice and crude jokes, has died. He was 67.

Bobby Rydell, 60s Teen Idol and 'Bye Bye Birdie' Star, Dies

Bobby Rydell, 60s Teen Idol and 'Bye Bye Birdie' Star, Dies

By Andrew Dalton | Apr 6, 2022

Bobby Rydell, a pompadoured heartthrob of early rock 'n roll who was a star of radio, television and the movie musical "Bye Bye Birdie," died Tuesday.

Estelle Harris, 'Seinfeld' and 'Toy Story' Actor, Dies at 93

Estelle Harris, 'Seinfeld' and 'Toy Story' Actor, Dies at 93

By Jennifer Peltz | Apr 3, 2022

Estelle Harris, who hollered her way into TV history as George Costanza's short-fused mother on "Seinfeld" and voiced Mrs. Potato Head in the "Toy Story" franchise, has died. She was 93.

Richard Howard, Acclaimed Poet-Translator, Dies at 92

Richard Howard, Acclaimed Poet-Translator, Dies at 92

Apr 3, 2022

Richard Howard, a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet celebrated for his exuberant monologues of historical figures and a prolific translator who helped introduce readers to a wide range of French literature, has died at age 92

Fashion Photographer Patrick Demarchelier Dies at Age 78

Fashion Photographer Patrick Demarchelier Dies at Age 78

Apr 3, 2022

Patrick Demarchelier, the French-born photographer known for his high fashion images of top models and celebrities, including Princess Diana, has died. He was 78.

The Wanted Singer Tom Parker Dies of Brain Tumor at 33

The Wanted Singer Tom Parker Dies of Brain Tumor at 33

Mar 30, 2022

Tom Parker, a member of British-Irish boy band The Wanted, has died after being diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. He was 33.

Foo Fighters Drummer Taylor Hawkins Dead at 50

Foo Fighters Drummer Taylor Hawkins Dead at 50

By Andrew Dalton | Mar 26, 2022

Taylor Hawkins, for 25 years the drummer for Foo Fighters and best friend of frontman Dave Grohl, has died during a South American tour with the rock band. He was 50.

William Hurt, Star of 'Broadcast News,' 'Body Heat,' Dies

William Hurt, Star of 'Broadcast News,' 'Body Heat,' Dies

By Jake Coyle | Mar 13, 2022

William Hurt, whose laconic charisma and self-assured subtlety as an actor made him one of the 1980s foremost leading men in movies such as "Broadcast News," "Body Heat" and "The Big Chill," has died. He was 71.

'Dark Shadows,' 'Lethal Weapon' Actor Mitchell Ryan Dies

'Dark Shadows,' 'Lethal Weapon' Actor Mitchell Ryan Dies

Mar 5, 2022

Mitchell Ryan, who played a villainous general in the first "Lethal Weapon" movie, a ruthless businessman on TV's "Santa Barbara" and had character roles on the soap opera "Dark Shadows" and the 1990s sitcom "Dharma & Greg," died Friday. He was 88.

Oscar-Nominated 'MASH' Actor Sally Kellerman Dies at 84

Oscar-Nominated 'MASH' Actor Sally Kellerman Dies at 84

By Andrew Dalton | Feb 25, 2022

Sally Kellerman, the Oscar and Emmy nominated actor who played Margaret "Hot Lips" Houlihan in director Robert Altman's 1970 film "MASH," died Thursday.

'Veneno' Star Isabel Torres Dies at 52

'Veneno' Star Isabel Torres Dies at 52

By Emell Adolphus | Feb 16, 2022

Best known for playing the transgender singer and television personality Cristina Ortiz Rodríguez in the HBO Max series "Veneno," Isabel Torres passed away from lung cancer.

James Bidgood, Erotic Photographer and Director of 'Pink Narcissus,' Dies at 88

James Bidgood, Erotic Photographer and Director of 'Pink Narcissus,' Dies at 88

Feb 5, 2022

James Bidgood, the erotic gay photographer who directed the cult 1971 classic "Pink Narcissus," died in Manhattan on January 31, The New York Times reported. He was 88.

'Queen Of Italian Cinema' Monica Vitti dies at Age 90

'Queen Of Italian Cinema' Monica Vitti dies at Age 90

Feb 2, 2022

Monica Vitti, the versatile movie star of Michelangelo Antonioni's "L'Avventura" and other Italian alienation films of the 1960s, and later a leading comic actress, has died. She was 90.

Cheslie Kryst, former Miss USA, Dies at 30

Cheslie Kryst, former Miss USA, Dies at 30

Jan 30, 2022

Cheslie Kryst, the 2019 winner of the Miss USA pageant and a correspondent for the entertainment news program "Extra," has died at age 30.

Howard Hesseman, Star of 'WKRP in Cincinnati,' Dies at 81

Howard Hesseman, Star of 'WKRP in Cincinnati,' Dies at 81

By Jake Coyle | Jan 30, 2022

Howard Hesseman, who played the radio disc jockey Johnny Fever on the sitcom "WKRP in Cincinnati" and the actor-turned-history teacher Charlie Moore on "Head of the Class," has died. He was 81.

Mugler, French Fashion Icon Known for Sculpted Designs, Dies

Mugler, French Fashion Icon Known for Sculpted Designs, Dies

By Yuri Kageyama | Jan 24, 2022

French fashion designer Manfred Thierry Mugler, whose dramatic designs were worn by celebrities like Madonna, Lady Gaga and Cardi B, has died. He was 73.

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