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July 24, 2024 at 2:37 PM

Tori Spelling says she's 'grateful' for 'last conversation' with Shannen Doherty

Tori Spelling and Jennie Garth remember Tori Spelling on the latest episode of the "90210MG" podcast.
July 24, 2024 at 2:37 PM
Tori Spelling and Shannen Doherty at the 18th People's Choice Awards, Universal Studios Hollywood, March 17th 1992.
July 22, 2024 at 5:03 PM

Richard Simmons' staff shares social media post he drafted before death

Richard Simmons' staff shared a message from Simmons that he had pre-drafted before his death earlier this month.
July 22, 2024 at 5:03 PM
In this Aug. 10, 2013 file photo, Richard Simmons arrives at the Project Angel Food's 2013 Angel Awards in Los Angeles.
July 21, 2024 at 1:04 AM

Longtime Texas congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee passes

The Democrat revealed in June that she had pancreatic cancer.
July 21, 2024 at 1:04 AM
VIDEO: Longtime Texas congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee passes
July 21, 2024 at 12:41 AM

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas dies at 74

The Democratic congresswoman from Texas announced her pancreatic cancer diagnosis in June.
July 21, 2024 at 12:41 AM
WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 23: Representative Sheila Jackson Lee attends the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Annual Legislative Conference Phoenix Awards on September 23, 2023 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images for Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's Annual Legislative Conference)
July 19, 2024 at 1:32 PM

Bob Newhart, comedian and actor known for 'The Bob Newhart Show,' dies at 94

Newhart died after a series of short illnesses, his publicist said.
July 19, 2024 at 1:32 PM
In this 1982 file photo, Bob Newhart poses for a portrait in Los Angeles.
July 19, 2024 at 2:57 AM

Comedian Bob Newhart dies at 94

Beginning his career as a stand-up comedian, Newhart went on to have a successful career in television and film.
July 19, 2024 at 2:57 AM
VIDEO: Comedian Bob Newhart dies at 94
July 19, 2024 at 1:35 AM

Lou Dobbs, conservative news host, dies at 78

Dobbs hosted "Lou Dobbs Tonight" on CNN and Fox Business.
July 19, 2024 at 1:35 AM
In this 1999 file photo, Lou Dobbs is shown.
July 18, 2024 at 6:05 PM

Tuskegee syphilis study whistleblower Peter Buxtun has died at age 86

The whistleblower who exposed the Tuskegee syphilis study that left hundreds of Black men untreated has died at age 86
July 18, 2024 at 6:05 PM
July 15, 2024 at 2:47 PM

Remembering the legacy of Dr. Ruth

Dr. Ruth Westheimer, a Holocaust survivor who went on to become a sex therapist, talk show host and author, died at the age of 96.
July 15, 2024 at 2:47 PM
VIDEO: Remembering the legacy of Dr. Ruth
July 15, 2024 at 2:47 PM

Tributes pour in for Richard Simmons

Simmons, known for his unrelenting positivity, died on July 13, just one day after celebrating his 76th birthday.
July 15, 2024 at 2:47 PM
VIDEO: Tributes pour in for Richard Simmons
July 15, 2024 at 2:45 PM

Shannen Doherty dies at 53 after breast cancer battle

The actress, known for her roles in "Beverly Hills 90210" and "Charmed," died at 53 after fighting breast cancer for nearly a decade.
July 15, 2024 at 2:45 PM
VIDEO: Shannen Doherty dies at 53 after breast cancer battle
July 15, 2024 at 2:31 AM

Dr. Ruth Westheimer, sex therapist and talk show host, dies at 96

Westheimer, a Holocaust survivor, died in New York on Friday, her family said.
July 15, 2024 at 2:31 AM
In this Oct. 8, 2010, file photo, Dr. Ruth Westheimer is shown at the Frankfurt Book Fair, in Frankfurt, Germany.
July 14, 2024 at 11:52 PM

Remembering Shannen Doherty

Shannen Doherty, star of "90210" and "Charmed," died of breast cancer at 53.
July 14, 2024 at 11:52 PM
VIDEO: Remembering Shannen Doherty
July 14, 2024 at 12:50 PM

Fitness guru Richard Simmons dead at 76

Eccentric fitness guru Richard Simmons, known for his unrelenting positivity, has died, according to his representative.
July 14, 2024 at 12:50 PM
Richard Simmons poses for a portrait in 1992, in Los Angeles.
July 14, 2024 at 12:13 AM

Dr. Ruth Westheimer, sex therapist and talk show host, dies at 96

For decades, the witty, diminutive Westheimer -- popularly known as Dr. Ruth -- was one of America's most trusted and popular voices on the topic of sex.
July 14, 2024 at 12:13 AM
For decades, the witty, diminutive Westheimer -- popularly known as Dr. Ruth -- was one of America's most trusted and popular voices on the topic of sex.
July 13, 2024 at 11:18 PM

Richard Simmons dead at 76

Eccentric fitness guru Richard Simmons, known for his unrelenting positivity, has died, according to his representative.
July 13, 2024 at 11:18 PM
Eccentric fitness guru Richard Simmons, known for his unrelenting positivity, has died, according to his representative.
July 12, 2024 at 2:45 PM

Shelley Duvall, 'Nashville' and 'The Shining' star, dies at 75

Duvall won a Cannes best actress award for "3 Women."
July 12, 2024 at 2:45 PM
Shelley Duvall attends the Fourth Annual American Cinematheque Award Honoring Steven Spielberg on April 1, 1989 at Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles.
July 12, 2024 at 1:31 AM

Shelley Duvall, 'The Shining' actor and Robert Altman muse, dies at 75

According to her partner Dan Gilroy, "The Shining" actress Shelley Duvall died on Thursday at her home in Blanco, Texas. She was 75.
July 12, 2024 at 1:31 AM
VIDEO: Shelley Duvall, 'The Shining' actor and Robert Altman muse, dies at 75
July 11, 2024 at 7:47 PM

Benji Gregory, former child star on the 80s sitcom 'ALF,' dies at 46

Former child actor Benji Gregory has died in central Arizona at age 46
July 11, 2024 at 7:47 PM
July 10, 2024 at 7:51 PM

'She will be greatly missed': Jon Bon Jovi mourns the death of his mother

Jon Bon Jovi is mourning the death of his mother, Carol Bongiovi, who died at 83 on Tuesday.
July 10, 2024 at 7:51 PM
Jon Bon Jovi and his mother attend the Grammy Awards in New York City, Feb. 20, 1991.
July 9, 2024 at 11:26 PM

Jim Inhofe, former US senator from Oklahoma, dies at 89

Inhofe served in the U.S. Senate from 1994 until his retirement in 2023.
July 9, 2024 at 11:26 PM
 Inhofe served in the U.S. Senate from 1994 until his retirement in 2023.
July 9, 2024 at 7:46 PM

Joe Bonsall, The Oak Ridge Boys country music mainstay, dead at 76

Joe Bonsall, The Oak Ridge Boys country music mainstay, dead at 76 of ALS.
July 9, 2024 at 7:46 PM
Musician Joe Bonsall of The Oak Ridge Boys performs on stage at Pala Casino Resort and Spa on February 17, 2017 in Pala, California.
July 9, 2024 at 2:38 PM

Heather Morris remembers 'Glee' co-star Naya Rivera 4 years after her death

"Glee" star Heather Morris pays tribute to her former co-star Naya Rivera in a moving Instagram post.
July 9, 2024 at 2:38 PM
Heather Morris and Naya Rivera attend The Thirst Project Gala held at Casa del Mar on June 29, 2010 in Santa Monica, Calif.
July 8, 2024 at 1:09 PM

Jon Landau, Oscar-winning 'Titanic' and 'Avatar' producer, dies at 63

The producer collaborated with James Cameron on "Titanic" and the "Avatar" films.
July 8, 2024 at 1:09 PM
Producer Jon Landau arrives for the 34th Annual Producers Guild Awards (PGA) at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Feb. 25, 2023.
1 month ago

Remembering actor Martin Mull

Mull, known for comedies such as "Clue" and "Arrested Development," has died at the age of 80.
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VIDEO: Remembering actor Martin Mull
1 month ago

Martin Mull, comic and actor known for 'Clue,' 'Roseanne' and more, dead at 80

Martin Mull, comic and actor known for "Clue," "Roseanne" and more, dead at 80.
1 month ago
Martin Mull attends The Paley Center For Media's 2018 PaleyFest Fall TV Preview at The Paley Center for Media on September 13, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California.
1 month ago

Multiple people could be charged in the death of Matthew Perry: Police

Law enforcement sources tell ABC News multiple people could be charged in the death of Matthew Perry as the investigation into who supplied the actor with the drug ketamine comes to a close.
1 month ago
VIDEO: Multiple people could be charged in the death of Matthew Perry: Police
1 month ago

Actor Bill Cobbs of 'The Bodyguard' and 'Night at the Museum' dies at 90

Actor Bill Cobbs died Tuesday. The actor, who was 90, was known for a wide range of films, including "Air Bud," "The Bodyguard" and "Night at the Museum."
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PHOTO: In this July 27, 2020, file photo, actor Bill Cobbs arrives at a premiere in Beverly Hills, Calif.
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Actor Bill Cobbs dead at 90

Bill Cobbs, a veteran actor for over 50 years, appeared in nearly 200 movies and TV shows, including "The Bodyguard," "Night at the Museum" and "The Sopranos." He died at the age of 90.
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VIDEO: Actor Bill Cobbs dead at 90
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Donald Sutherland, veteran actor and father of Kiefer Sutherland, dead at 88

Donald Sutherland, who has appeared in nearly 150 films and more than 40 television shows, has died at age 88.
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Donald Sutherland attends the Opening Ceremony of  the 11th Film Festival Lumiere on October 12, 2019 in Lyon, France.
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Actor Donald Sutherland, father of Kiefer Sutherland dead at 88

Actor Donald Sutherland, known for his roles in "Klute," "M*A*S*H," "Ordinary People," and "The Hunger Games," has passed away at the age of 88.
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VIDEO: Actor Donald Sutherland, father of Kiefer Sutherland dead at 88
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Acclaimed actor Donald Sutherland dies at age 88

The beloved actor of the films "M.A.S.H," "Animal House" and "The Hunger Games" franchise died Thursday in Miami after a long illness, his son Kiefer Sutherland said.
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VIDEO: Acclaimed actor Donald Sutherland dies at age 88
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Former ABC News correspondent Ron Claiborne remembers Willie Mays

Claiborne was lucky enough to get to know the baseball legend for over 50 years after meeting him as a child.
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VIDEO: Former ABC News correspondent Ron Claiborne remembers Willie Mays
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Baseball legend Willie Mays dies at 93

Willie Mays, widely considered to be one of the greatest baseball players in the history of the game, has died at 93.
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In this March 2, 1964, file photo, San Francisco Giants' Willie Mays is all set for workout at the baseball club's training camp at Casa Grande, Ariz.
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Comedian and actor Hiram Kasten dead at 71

Hiram Kasten started as a stand-up comedian, then moved to Los Angeles and appeared as Elaine's co-worker in several episodes of "Seinfeld."
1 month ago
VIDEO: Comedian and actor Hiram Kasten dead at 71
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Famed New York City chef James Kent dies at 45

James Kent, the famed New York City chef, died on Saturday, his hospitality group announced.
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Chef James Kent during the Food Network & Cooking Channel New York City Wine & Food Festival presented by Capital One - Dinner with Bryan Voltaggio, James Kent, and Michael Voltaggio at Crown Shy on Oct. 17, 2021 in New York City.
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A look back at the legendary life and career of NBA great Jerry West

West's achievements date back to the 1960s.
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VIDEO: A look back the legendary life and career of NBA great Jerry West
2 months ago

Apollo 8 astronaut Bill Anders killed in plane crash

Anders was one of the last of the Apollo astronauts. He circled the moon aboard Apollo 8 and took the iconic "Earthrise" photo as the command module emerged from the dark side of the moon.
2 months ago
VIDEO: Apollo 8 astronaut Bill Anders killed in plane crash
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Apollo 8 astronaut who took iconic 'Earthrise' photo dies in plane crash

Anders' famous "Earthrise" photo was taken on Christmas Eve in 1968 during the Apollo 8 mission.
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Apollo 8 Lunar Module Pilot Gen. William Anders, speaks to reporters in front of the Saturn 5 Aft End, the F-1 rocket engines of the first stage of the Apollo 11/Saturn 5 launch vehicle July 20, 2004, in Washington.
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Remembering William Anders

Legendary Apollo 8 astronaut William Anders has died at 90, NASA said Friday. Anders is credited with taking iconic "Earthrise" photo.
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VIDEO: Remembering William Anders
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Marian Robinson, former first lady Michelle Obama's mother, dies at 86

Michelle Obama said in a post on X that her mother "was the same steady backstop for our entire family."
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Michelle Obama said in a post on X that her mother "was the same steady backstop for our entire family."
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Marian Robinson, Michelle Obama's mother, dies at 86

Marian Robinson, former First Lady Michelle Obama's mother, passed away Friday at the age of 86, according to the family.
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In this Sept. 6, 2012, file photo, First lady Michelle Obama applauds with her mother Marian Robinson during the final day of the Democratic National Convention, in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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Tributes pour in for basketball legend Bill Walton

Walton, who died at the age of 71 after battling cancer, was remembered for playing for the Boston Celtics and as a treasured sports broadcaster for ESPN.
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VIDEO: Tributes pour in for basketball legend Bill Walton
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Remembering Bill Walton

The NBA Hall of Famer and beloved broadcaster has died at 71. ABC News' Andrew Dymburt looks at Walton's funniest moments in broadcasting and his life advice that goes well beyond sports.
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VIDEO:  Remembering Bill Walton
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Disney songwriting legend Richard Sherman dies at 95

The musician wrote some of the most beloved songs in Hollywood history, including music from "Mary Poppins" and the iconic "It’s a Small World."
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VIDEO: Disney songwriting legend Richard Sherman dies at 95
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Star golfer Grayson Murray dies at 30

The golfer, who has won two PGA tour titles, died by suicide after withdrawing from a tournament, his family said.
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VIDEO: Star golfer Grayson Murray dies at 30
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Morgan Spurlock, ‘Super Size Me’ Director, dies at 53

Documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock, known for "Super Size Me," died at 53 in New York from cancer complications.
2 months ago
VIDEO: Morgan Spurlock, ‘Super Size Me’ Director, dies at 53
2 months ago

Matthew Perry's death investigation continues, source of ketamine

The investigation into Matthew Perry's death is ongoing, particularly concerning the source of the ketamine that played a role in his October death, according to federal law enforcement sources.
2 months ago
VIDEO: Matthew Perry's death investigation continues, source of ketamine
2 months ago

Actor Dabney Coleman dies at 92

Hollywood is reacting and sending tributes to the passing of the beloved actor and “9 to 5” star.
2 months ago
VIDEO: Actor Dabney Coleman dies at 92
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Actor Dabney Coleman passes away at age 92

Actor Dabney Coleman, known for his roles in hit movies such as "Melvin and Howard," "9 to 5," "On Golden Pond" and "Tootsie," has passed away at 92.
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VIDEO: Actor Dabney Coleman passes away at age 92