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Jared Martin Dies: ‘Dallas’ Actor Was 75; Linda Gray Recalls “Beautiful Memories”

Jared Martin, the actor most remembered as the handsome cowboy Steven “Dusty” Farlow of the original Dallas series, died Wednesday of pancreatic cancer at home in Philadelphia. He was 75. His death was confirmed by his son Christian Martin on twitter. Martin’s Dallas co-star Linda Gray tweeted her condolences today (see it below), writing “I have such beautiful memories of working with you…” Martin was a familiar TV presence from the 1960s through  the ’80s, with guest or… Read

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Jerry Perenchio Dies: Hollywood Dealmaker & Former Univision CEO Was 86

UPDATED with statements from Alan Horn and Norman Lear: Jerry Perenchio, billionaire Hollywood mogul, former Univision Chairman and CEO and ex-business partner of Norman Lear, died Tuesday after a five-month battle with lung cancer, his family told the Los Angeles Times. He was 86. Perenchio began his decades-long career as a talent agent whose firm repped such stars as Andy Williams, Glen Campbell and Henry Mancini. As promoter in the 1970s, he was behind the historic… Read

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Lisa Spoonauer Dies: ‘Clerks’ Actress Was 44

Lisa Spoonauer, who starred in Kevin Smith’s 1994 cult classic Clerks, died Saturday at her home in Rahway, New Jersey. She was 44. Her family announced her death in an obituary posted on the George S. Hassler Funeral Home website. A cause was not revealed. Clerks turned out to be the first of two films in which Spoonauer would appear. After Clerks she had a role in 1997’s Bartender. Smith posted a remembrance of Spoonauer on Instagram in which he recalled meeting her in… Read

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Writer Michael Jamin Remembers Marsh McCall: “He Changed Many Lives For The Better”

Tributes have been pouring in over the past 24 hours for veteran comedy TV writer-producer Marsh McCall, who died suddenly Monday morning at the age of 52. Here is how McCall is being remembered by fellow comedy writer and long-time friend Michael Jamin (Maron, Wilfred, Rules Of Engagement). Jamin recounts how the two first met as writers on the NBC’s comedy series Just Shoot Me!, and a career-making advise by McCall that helped him and many other young writers. I met… Read

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Dina Merrill Dies At 93: American Heiress, ‘BUtterfield 8’ Actress And Philanthropist Was Quintessence Of Elegance

The family of Dina Merrill Hartley confirmed Tuesday morning that the actress and philanthropist, an icon of taste and sophistication in both worlds, died at home Monday in East Hampton, NY, surrounded by her family. The cause was Lewy Body dementia, the family said. She was 93. Merrill’s remarkable career – it could aptly be described as exquisitely curated – spanned more than half a century and included memorable roles in films from the serious (Daniel Mann’s 1960 BUtter… Read

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Hollywood Remembers Roger Moore: “A Wonderful Actor & Lovely Man”

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Refresh for latest…The entertainment world is reacting to the death today of English actor Sir Roger Moore. Mia Farrow wrote, “Few are as kind and giving as was Roger Moore.” Piers Morgan tweeted of Moore: “A wonderful actor & lovely man.” Duran Duran, the band who wrote the theme song for the 1985 film a A View To A Kill, the last of Moore’s seven 007 movies, tweeted simply "RIP Roger." The actor, known best for his roles as the iconic James Bond and Simon Templar in TV… Read

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Roger Moore Dies: Iconic James Bond Actor Was 89

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Sir Roger Moore, the suave English actor best known for playing James Bond and Simon Templar in The Saint TV series, has died at age 89 in Switzerland. His family announced the news on Tuesday on Twitter saying: "he passed away today…after a short but brave battle with cancer." With the heaviest of hearts, we must share the awful news that our father, Sir Roger Moore, passed away today. We are all devastated. pic.twitter.com/6dhiA6dnVg — Sir Roger Moore… Read

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Marsh McCall: ‘Fuller House’ Cast & Crew Remember Beloved Comedy Writer

As the TV community is coming to grips with the loss of veteran comedy writer-producer Marsh McCall, who died suddenly this morning at 52, he is being mourned by his current TV family, the cast and crew of the Netflix comedy series Fuller House, where he was working as co-executive producer up until his death. The series creator/executive producer Jeff Franklin issued a statement on behalf of the entire Fuller House team. Our Fuller House family is heartbroken over the… Read

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Marsh McCall Dies: Comedy TV Writer Was 52

Veteran comedy showrunner Marsh McCall died suddenly this morning of natural causes. He was 52, just weeks away from his 53th birthday. McCall, who was beloved in the creative community and remembered as a true gentleman, was working as co-executive producer on Netflix’s popular comedy series Fuller House at the time of his death. McCall started as a staff writer and then head writer on Late Night with Conan O’Brien before segueing to primetime. He got his break on the… Read

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Roger Ailes Dies: Former Fox News Chairman And CEO Was 77

Update with Medical Examiner statement The Palm Beach County Medical Examiner’s Office has confirmed that Ailes died from complications following a head injury from a fall at his home. There was no evidence of foul play, hemophilia contributed to his death, and the full report will be available within four weeks. The full statement reads: “The Palm Beach County Medical Examiner’s Office has completed the investigation and examination of Roger Ailes, who died this morning… Read

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Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell Committed Suicide, Coroner Says – Update

UPDATED with cause of death: Grammy winner Chris Cornell, whose band Soundgarden was a defining influence in the grunge sound that developed in Seattle in the ’90s, committed suicide by hanging, the Wayne County, MI Medical Examiner’s Office said Thursday in a statement provided to The Associated Press. A full autopsy report has not yet been completed, the statement added. Cornell was 52. The singer/songwriter was found dead following a concert Wednesday night at… Read

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Rupert Murdoch: Roger Ailes “Great Patriot Who Never Ceased Fighting For His Beliefs”

Rupert Murdoch, Executive Chairman of 21st Century Fox and Fox News Channel, issued this statement on the death of Roger Ailes, founder and former CEO of the enormously lucrative Fox News Channel, who exited the company in July with a $40 million parachute amid allegations of harassment: Everybody at Fox News is shocked and grieved by the death of Roger Ailes. A brilliant broadcaster, Roger played a huge role in shaping America's media over the last thirty years. He will… Read