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Alan Alda, 84: ‘Having A Good Time Under The Circumstances’

May 27, 2020 At 84, Alan Alda is a survivor — and he's doing just fine during the current pandemic, riding out the storm at his home in Long Island, New York, with his wife of 63 years, Arlene, 87. "I'm having a good time under the circumstances," he tells the June/July issue of AARP the Magazine, shared exclusively with PEOPLE. "I've found a lot of positive things. I'm very happy about some of the changes we've...

First Woman on ‘NFL Today,’ Ex-Miss America, Dies At 70

Female sportscasting pioneer dies of rare blood disease May 16, 2020 Associated Press – The former Miss America who became a female sportscasting pioneer on CBS's "The NFL Today" and served as the first lady of Kentucky has died. Phyllis George was 70. A family spokeswoman said George died Thursday at a Lexington, Kentucky, hospital after a long fight with a blood disorder. Her children, Lincoln Tyler George Brown and CNN White House correspondent Pamela Ashley Brown, released...

Santana Family Mourns Guitarist’s Passing

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Jorge Santana, the guitarist for the Latin rock band Malo and younger brother to Bay Area rock legend Carlos Santana, has died at age 68. Carlos Santana wrote about his brother’s passing Friday on his official Facebook page: “We take time to celebrate the magnificent spirit of our beloved brother Jorge. He transitioned unto the realm of light that cast no shadow.” Jorge reportedly died of natural causes. Jorge Santana was born in...

Melissa Etheridge And Her Partner Cope With Tragic Death

"I think one of the many fears people have about homosexuality is around children. I think that the more gay parents raise good, strong, compassionate people, the better the world will be." – Melissa Etheridge, 2001 LOS ANGELES (AP) – Melissa Etheridge said Wednesday that her son Beckett Cypher has died. Etheridge released a statement saying opioid addiction was behind Cypher’s death. “Today I joined the hundreds of thousands of families who have lost loved ones to opioid...

Beloved ‘Seinfeld’ Actor Dead

His myriad television spots included everything from “Murder She Wrote” to “Law & Order” — along with 36 appearances alongside Meara on “The Ed Sullivan Show.” Jerry Stiller, comedian and 'Seinfeld' actor, dies at 92 NEW YORK (AP) — Jerry Stiller, who for decades teamed with wife Anne Meara in a beloved comedy duo and then reached new heights in his senior years as the high-strung Frank Costanza on the classic sitcom "Seinfeld" and the basement-dwelling...

“Founding Father Of Rock & Roll” Has Died

Rolling Stone – Little Richard, a founding father of rock & roll whose fervent shrieks, flamboyant garb, and joyful, gender-bending persona embodied the spirit and sound of that new art form, died Saturday. He was 87. The musician’s son, Danny Jones Penniman, confirmed the pioneer’s death to Rolling Stone. The cause of death was bone cancer, according to his lawyer, Bill Sobel. Starting with “Tutti Frutti” in 1956, Little Richard cut a series of unstoppable hits...

Roy Horn of Siegfried and Roy Dies of Covid-19

Roy Horn of Siegfried & Roy dies from coronavirus at 75 LAS VEGAS (AP) — Roy Horn of Siegfried & Roy, the duo whose extraordinary magic tricks astonished millions until Horn was critically injured in 2003 by one of the act's famed white tigers, has died. He was 75. Horn died of complications from the coronavirus on Friday in a Las Vegas hospital, according to a statement released by publicist Dave Kirvin. "Today, the world has lost...

One Of The Statler Brothers Has Died

STAUNTON, Va. (AP) —The singer who sang bass for the Grammy-winning country group the Statler Brothers has died after a long battle with kidney failure. Harold Reid was 80. Reid died Friday in his hometown of Staunton, Virginia, his nephew Debo Reid said. The Statler Brothers frequently sang backup for country icon Johnny Cash. Some of their biggest hits included 1965's "Flowers on the Wall" and 1970's "Bed of Rose's." Harold Reid was a member of the...

Failed Candidate Bloomberg Funds Virus ‘Tracing Army’

The candidate who spent more than $1 billion on a presidential bid that netted in just one primary win – American Samoa – says he can help with the virus crisis ...   Bloomberg moves past presidential flop with virus crusade NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly two months after an embarrassing end to his presidential campaign, Mike Bloomberg is again deploying his massive personal fortune – this time to combat the coronavirus. The billionaire former New York City...

Martha Stewart Posts While Drunk, With Hysterical Results

The New York Post – Booze and social media apparently don’t mix well for Martha Stewart. The 78-year-old delighted fans recently when she left a gibberish comment on an Instagram post after downing too many cocktails. Stewart’s comment on the chicken farm account The Best Little Hen House in Texas accidentally came out: “M as me sure you feed and wAter them daily And keep the heat lss as no MK in s as Nd when...

Packers Legend, Hall of Famer, Super Bowl I, II Champ Dies, 85

GREEN BAY, Wis. – Green Bay Packers legend Willie Davis (#87) died on Wednesday at age 85. Davis was a 15th-round pick in 1956 by the Cleveland Browns, though he didn’t enter the league until 1958 following his service in the U.S. Army. A guard and linebacker at Grambling, Davis was tried on both sides of the ball by the Browns until he was acquired in a masterful trade by Vince Lombardi. Davis wasn’t happy – he had an...

Yankees’ Steinbrenner Dead at 63

Apr. 14, 2020 YANKEES.COM – The New York Yankees mourn the passing of General Partner and Co-Chairperson Henry G. “Hank” Steinbrenner, who passed away earlier today at his home in Clearwater, Fla., from a longstanding health issue. Mr. Steinbrenner was 63. “Hank was a genuine and gentle spirit who treasured the deep relationships he formed with those closest to him,” said the Steinbrenner family. “He was introduced to the Yankees organization at a very young age, and...

“A National Treasure” Dies of COVID-19; Tributes From Bruce, Kris, Toby

"If God's got a favorite songwriter, I think it's John Prine." – Kris Kristofferson  CNN – John Prine, the raspy-voiced singer-songwriter whose homespun, witty and insightful country-folk tunes influenced legions of musicians in a career that spanned five decades, died Tuesday in Nashville. He was 73. Prine was hospitalized and intubated last month after a "sudden onset" of coronavirus symptoms, according to a family statement posted on his verified Twitter account. The unassuming Prine never had a...

Bond Girl “Pussy Galore” Dead At 94

"She was an extraordinary talent and a beloved member of the Bond family." – Producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli. #20 on Celebrity Death Watch ... Honor Blackman, who played Bond's Pussy Galore, dies at 94 By JAKE COYLE AP Film Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Honor Blackman, the potent British actress who took James Bond's breath away as Pussy Galore in "Goldfinger" and who starred as the leather-clad, judo-flipping Cathy Gale in "The Avengers," has died....

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