Celebrity deaths

December 04, 2019 - 4:07 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — D.C. Fontana, a writer and story editor for the original “Star Trek” television series and later a contributor to “Star Trek: The Next Generation" and other related projects, has died at age 80. Fran Evans, a family friend, told The Associated Press that she died Tuesday after a...
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FILE - In this Oct. 27, 2003, file photo, Casey Kasem poses for photographers after receiving the Radio Icon award during The 2003 Radio Music Awards at the Aladdin Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. Family members of radio personality Casey Kasem have settled a lawsuit against his widow that alleged her neglect and physical abuse led to his death in 2014. The two sides filed a joint request to have the case and a counter-suit, part of a legal battle over the late life and death of the longtime “American Top 40" host, dismissed in Los Angeles Superior Court on Monday. (AP Photo/Eric Jamison, File)
December 03, 2019 - 5:11 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Family members of radio personality Casey Kasem have settled dueling lawsuits alleging that the longtime “American Top 40" host was badly mistreated before his death in 2014. The two sides filed a joint request Monday in Los Angeles Superior Court to dismiss a wrongful death...
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File---Picture taken Jan.1, 2012 shows Latvian conductor Mariss Jansons conducting the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra during the traditional New Year's Concert at Vienna's Musikverein. Jansons died 76 years old. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)
December 01, 2019 - 12:52 pm
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Mariss Jansons, conductor of top classical ensembles including the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam, has died in Russia. He was 76. Jansons’ death in St. Petersburg was confirmed by the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra,...
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FILE - In this June 16, 2005, file photo, celebrity chef Gary Rhodes poses for photographs at the launch of the "Taste of London" festival in the city's Regent's Park. The family of British celebrity chef Gary Rhodes said Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019, that he has died at the age of 59 with his wife Jennie by his side. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)
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November 27, 2019 - 8:03 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes, who helped transform the stodgy reputation of British food, has died aged 59 with his wife Jennie by his side, his family said Wednesday. Rhodes’ family said in a statement that he died Tuesday, but did not elaborate on the cause of...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, July 10, 2012 file photo, South Korea's pop girl group KARA's Goo Hara attends a press conference in Singapore. South Korean police say pop star Goo Hara has been found dead at her home in Seoul. Police say an acquaintance found the 28-year-old dead at her home in southern Seoul on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019 and reported it to authorities. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File)
November 27, 2019 - 4:02 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The death of South Korean singer and actor Goo Hara, whose body was found at her home in Seoul this week, has again shone a spotlight on pressures that stars, especially females, face in the cutthroat K-pop industry and in deeply conservative South Korean society. Goo’s...
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November 25, 2019 - 11:54 am
NEW YORK (AP) — John Simon, a theater and film critic known for his lacerating reviews and often withering assessment of performers' physical appearance, has died. He was 94. Patricia Hoag Simon, Simon’s wife, said her husband died Sunday night at Westchester Medical Center. She said the couple was...
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This Nov. 24, 2019 photo released by The Metropolitan Opera shows soprano Renée Fleming, foreground center, violinist David Chan, foreground left, and pianist Gerald Martin Moore during a memorial for Jessye Norman at The Metropolitan Opera in New York. Norman died Sept. 30 at age 74. (Richard Termine/The Metropolitan Opera via AP)
November 25, 2019 - 10:42 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Jessye Norman was remembered as a force of nature as thousands filled the Metropolitan Opera House on Sunday for a celebration of the soprano, who died Sept. 30 at age 74. Sopranos Renée Fleming, Latonia Moore, Lise Davidsen and Leah Hawkins sang tributes along with mezzo-soprano J'...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, July 10, 2012 file photo, South Korea's pop girl group KARA's Goo Hara attends a press conference in Singapore. South Korean police say pop star Goo Hara has been found dead at her home in Seoul. Police say an acquaintance found the 28-year-old dead at her home in southern Seoul on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019 and reported it to authorities. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File)
November 24, 2019 - 8:49 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — K-pop star and TV celebrity Goo Hara was found dead at her home in Seoul on Sunday, police said. Police said an acquaintance found the 28-year-old dead at her home in southern Seoul and reported it to authorities. The cause of death wasn’t immediately known. Police refused...
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FILE - In this B/W file photo dated Nov 12, 1985, actress Faye Dunaway smiles during opening night of her husband, photographer Terry O'Neill's exhibit at New York's Susan Michael's Galerie Lafayette, as O'Neill celebrates publication of his book "Legends" covering 20-years of his photography. Iconic photographer Terry O'Neill, who chronicled the swinging 60s generation, died Saturday Nov. 17, 2019, aged 81, according to an announcement from his licensing agency. (AP Photo/Erica Lansner, FILE)
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November 17, 2019 - 4:13 pm
LONDON (AP) — British photographer Terry O’Neill, whose images captured London’s Swinging ‘60s and who created iconic portraits of Elton John, Brigitte Bardot and Winston Churchill, has died at age 81. O’Neill died Saturday at his home in London following a long battle with cancer, according to...
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FILE - In this July 30, 2019, file photo, Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout rounds second to advance to third from first on a single by Shohei Ohtani against the Detroit Tigers during the first inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif. Trout was having another spectacular year for the Angels when right foot problems ended his season early. He did not play after Sept. 7 and was limited to 134 games. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo, File)
November 14, 2019 - 8:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — It had never been so difficult for Mike Trout to arrive at the ballpark, get his mind and body ready, and perform at the level baseball fans have come to expect. And still, nobody did it better in the American League. Trout overcame injury and tragedy to win his third AL MVP award...
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