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Terry Jones of Monty Python Dead at 77

Terry Jones of Monty Python Dead at 77

The second Monty Python member has died after a long battle with a form of dementia.
Mr. Peanut, the legendary Planters mascot, just got roasted and died at the age of 104

Mr. Peanut, the legendary Planters mascot, just got roasted and died at the age of 104

1p>OH, NUTS! Mr. Peanut, the monocle and top hat-wearing mascot of the Planters food brand, has unfortunately died at the age of 104. The leguminous legend nobly gave his own life to save the lives
Monty Python star Terry Jones dies at 77

Monty Python star Terry Jones dies at 77

1p>Terry Jones, one of the founders of the British comedy group Monty Python's Flying Circus, has died, CNN is reporting. He was 77. The writer, actor, comedian, and historian died on Saturday
Jazz Saxophonist Jimmy Heath Dead at 93

Jazz Saxophonist Jimmy Heath Dead at 93

The musician, composer, and bandleader had a career spanning seven decades
Christopher Tolkien, son of J.R.R. Tolkien and executor of his father’s literary estate, dies at 95

Christopher Tolkien, son of J.R.R. Tolkien and executor of his father’s literary estate, dies at 95

1p>Christopher Tolkien, son of The Lord of the Rings author J.R.R. Tolkien and curator of his father’s legacy, has died, the New York Times has reported. He was 95. Born in Leeds, U.K., on Nov. 21,
Rocky Johnson, WWE Hall of Famer and Dwayne Johnson’s dad, died at 75

Rocky Johnson, WWE Hall of Famer and Dwayne Johnson’s dad, died at 75

Johnson, born Wayde Bowles, began his sport's career in the boxing ring before transitioning to the sport's entertainment world of wrestling in the 1960s, according to his WWE biography.
Steve Martin Caro, Lead Singer of the Left Banke, Dead at 71

Steve Martin Caro, Lead Singer of the Left Banke, Dead at 71

Caro was the voice behind their ’60s baroque pop classics “Walk Away Renee” and “Pretty Ballerina”
ESPN reporter’s sudden death at 34: The surprise that autopsy revealed

ESPN reporter’s sudden death at 34: The surprise that autopsy revealed

Edward Aschoff was killed by 'something way bigger than pneumonia,' his fiancée says.
Stan Kirsch, Richard 'Richie' Ryan in Highlander TV show, dies at 51

Stan Kirsch, Richard 'Richie' Ryan in Highlander TV show, dies at 51

1p>Stan Kirsch, the actor best known for playing Richard "Richie" Ryan in the Highlander TV series from the 1990s, has died at the age of 51. The Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner’s
Stan Kirsch, Richard 'Richie' Ryan in Highlander TV show, passes away at 51

Stan Kirsch, Richard 'Richie' Ryan in Highlander TV show, passes away at 51

1p>Stan Kirsch, the actor best-known for playing Richard "Richie" Ryan in the Highlander TV series from the 1990s, has sadly passed away at the age of 51. The Los Angeles County Medical
New Orleans “Bounce King” 5th Ward Weebie Dead at 42

New Orleans “Bounce King” 5th Ward Weebie Dead at 42

The rapper and bounce music icon was on Drake’s “Nice for What”
Neil Peart, the vision and drumming power behind prog-rock icons Rush, dies at 67

Neil Peart, the vision and drumming power behind prog-rock icons Rush, dies at 67

1p>A legend of both progressive science fiction and musical talent has passed away, with the death this week of Rush drummer and lyricist Neil Peart. Peart, 67, passed away on Jan. 7 in Santa
Rush drummer, lyricist Neil Peart dead at 67

Rush drummer, lyricist Neil Peart dead at 67

The band confirmed Peart's death on Twitter on Friday, saying their "friend, soul brother and band mate" had been fighting glioblastoma for three and a half years.
Neil Peart, Drummer and Lyricist of Rush, Dead at 67

Neil Peart, Drummer and Lyricist of Rush, Dead at 67

The legendary musician was battling brain cancer
Nolte: 'Graduate,' 'Heaven Can Wait' Screenwriter Buck Henry Dead at 89

Nolte: 'Graduate,' 'Heaven Can Wait' Screenwriter Buck Henry Dead at 89

Artists literally spend their entire lives trying and failing to create something, anything, as perfect as The Graduate, and then Henry did it again...
Silvio Horta, Urban Legend writer and Ugly Betty creator, dead at 45

Silvio Horta, Urban Legend writer and Ugly Betty creator, dead at 45

1p>Silvio Horta, the writer best known for creating the American version of the series Ugly Betty, has died at the age of 45. Deadline reports that Horta's agent has confirmed the news, but that a
Elizabeth Wurtzel, Writer and Prozac Nation Author, Dead at 52

Elizabeth Wurtzel, Writer and Prozac Nation Author, Dead at 52

Wurtzel’s unflinching voice garnered comparisons to Joan Didion and Sylvia Plath
Larsen, who threw only perfect World Series game, dies at 90

Larsen, who threw only perfect World Series game, dies at 90

Larsen's agent, Andrew Levy, said the former pitcher died of esophageal cancer in hospice care in Hayden, Idaho. Levy said Larsen's son, Scott, confirmed the death.
Jazz legend Jack Sheldon, whose voice was heard on ‘Schoolhouse Rock,’ dies at 88

Jazz legend Jack Sheldon, whose voice was heard on ‘Schoolhouse Rock,’ dies at 88

The musician was part of the 1950s West Coast jazz movement. He also sang the notable "Schoolhouse Rock" lessons "Conjunction Junction" and "I'm Just a Bill."