Celebrity deaths

Carol Lynley
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Associated Press
September 06, 2019 - 5:47 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Carol Lynley, a stage and screen actress who starred in the "The Poseidon Adventure" and appeared in numerous other film and television series, has died. She was 77. Lynley's daughter Jill Selsman said Friday her mother died in her sleep Tuesday in Los Angeles. The actress had a...
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Valerie Harper
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WCBS 880 Newsroom
August 30, 2019 - 7:02 pm
Actress Valerie Harper, who was best known for her role on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” has died at the age of 80, following a lengthy battle with cancer, according to an ACB7 report.
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Al Jackson
New York Mets
August 19, 2019 - 4:11 pm
NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — Al Jackson, one of the original pitchers for the New York Mets, has died at the age of 83. Jackson, who spent 50 years with the team, died Monday at the Emerald Nursing Home in Port St. Lucie, Florida after a long illness, according to the Mets organization. Jackson joined the...
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Peter Fonda
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August 16, 2019 - 6:47 pm
Peter Fonda, the star of 1969’s “Easy Rider” star, a counter-culture figure and brother of actress Jane Fonda, has died at 79.
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Associated Press
August 06, 2019 - 10:28 am
NEW YORK (WCBS 880/AP) — Author Toni Morrison - winner of the Nobel Peace Prize and the Pulitzer prize has died at 88-years-old. Morrison's publisher Alfred A. Knopf announced that Morrison died Monday night at Montefiore Medical Center in New York. Morrison's family issued a statement through...
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Rutger Hauer
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July 24, 2019 - 1:59 pm
Dutch film actor Rutger Hauer, who specialized in menacing roles, including a memorable turn as a murderous android in "Blade Runner" opposite Harrison Ford, has died. He was 75.
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FILE - This 2012 file photo, shows Mitch Petrus of the New York Giants NFL football team. Officials say Petrus, a former Arkansas offensive lineman who later won a Super Bowl with the New York Giants, has died in Arkansas of apparent heat stroke. He was 32. Pulaski County Coroner Gerone Hobbs says Petrus died Thursday, July 18, 2019, at a North Little Rock hospital. Hobbs says Petrus had worked outside all day at his family shop, and that his cause of death is listed as heat stroke. (AP Photo/File)
July 19, 2019 - 2:11 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Offensive lineman Mitch Petrus, a walk-on at Arkansas who went on to a three-year NFL career that included a Super Bowl win with the New York Giants, has died. He was 32. Pulaski County Coroner Gerone Hobbs said Petrus died of heat stroke Thursday night at a North Little...
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Yankees pitcher Jim Bouton
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July 10, 2019 - 7:59 pm
Former Yankees pitcher Jim Bouton, the author of the most famous tell-all book in baseball history, died at the age of 80 Wednesday, according to multiple reports.
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Dr. John
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June 06, 2019 - 6:32 pm
The family of the Louisiana-born musician known as Dr. John says the celebrated singer and piano player who blended black and white musical influence with a hoodoo-infused stage persona and gravelly bayou drawl, has died.
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FILE - In this Dec. 30, 2015, file photo, Leah Chase speaks during an interview with the Associated Press at her family's restaurant, Dooky Chase's Restaurant, in New Orleans. The legendary New Orleans chef and civil rights icon Leah Chase has died at 96, according to a statement her family released to news outlets. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
June 02, 2019 - 5:37 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans chef and civil rights icon Leah Chase, who created the city's first white-tablecloth restaurant for black patrons, broke the city's segregation laws by seating white and black customers and introduced countless tourists to Southern Louisiana Creole cooking, died...
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