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Mathilde Krim, Founding Chairwoman of the Foundation for AIDS Research, Dies at 91 Mathilde Krim, Founding Chairwoman of the Foundation for AIDS Research, Dies at 91

Mathilde Krim, who was the founding chairwoman of the the Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR), died at her home in Kings Point, New York on Monday at the age of 91

Kentucky Rep. Dan Johnson Dies of 'Probable Suicide' Days After Molestation Accusation Surfaces Kentucky Rep. Dan Johnson Dies of 'Probable Suicide' Days After Molestation Accusation Surfaces

WDRB-TV in Louisville reported that 57-year-old Republican state Rep. from Kentucky, Dan Johnson, died on Wednesday on a bridge in Mt. Washington, according to Bullitt County Sheriff Donnie Tinnell. A gun was reportedly recovered from the scene, and a coroner ruled the death a “probable suicide.”

Partridge Family Star David Cassidy Dies at 67 Partridge Family Star David Cassidy Dies at 67

The Los Angeles Times reported on Tuesday that teen heartthrob of the ’70s and former Partridge Family star David Cassidy died of liver failure at the age of 67, according to his publicist, Jo-Ann Geffen.

Iconic New York Gossip Columnist Liz Smith Dies at 94 Iconic New York Gossip Columnist Liz Smith Dies at 94

Liz Smith, gossip column queen, frequently referred to as “The Grand Dame of Dish” or “The Doyenne of Dish,” passed away from natural causes in New York on Sunday at the age of 94.

Anita Pallenberg, Actor, Model, and Rolling Stones Inspiration, Dies at 73 Anita Pallenberg, Actor, Model, and Rolling Stones Inspiration, Dies at 73

Anita Pallenberg, the actress, model and one-time girlfriend of both Keith Richards and Brian Jones has died, the Guardian reports. She was 73.

Gregg Allman, Founding Member of the Allman Brothers Band, Dies at 69 Gregg Allman, Founding Member of the Allman Brothers Band, Dies at 69

Greg Allman, who helped found the legendary Allman Brothers Band with his late brother Duane, died at his home in Savannah, Georgia on Saturday at the age of 69.

Erin Moran, Who Played Joanie Cunningham on Happy Days, Is Dead at 56 Erin Moran, Who Played Joanie Cunningham on Happy Days, Is Dead at 56

The Associated Press reported on Sunday that Erin Moran, famous for playing Joanie Cunningham on the TV shows Happy Days and Joanie Loves Chachi, died on Saturday. She was 56 years old.

Bill Paxton Dead at 61 Following Surgery Complications Bill Paxton Dead at 61 Following Surgery Complications

Beloved Emmy-winning actor Bill Paxton died at 61 on Sunday due to complications from surgery, People reports.

Jazz, R&B, and Pop Singer Al Jarreau Dies at 76 Jazz, R&B, and Pop Singer Al Jarreau Dies at 76

Vocalist Al Jarreau, who won seven Grammys for his R&B, jazz, and pop music, died in a Los Angeles hospital on Sunday morning at the age of 76.

Firefly's Shepherd, Ron Glass, Dies at 71 (Update) Firefly's Shepherd, Ron Glass, Dies at 71 (Update)

Ron Glass, known for playing Shepherd Book on the acclaimed Joss Whedon show Firefly and its follow-up film Serenity, has passed away at the age of 71. No other details have been released at this time.

Vanessa Gould’s documentary Obit, about the men and women who work at the obituary desk at the New York Times and the stories they tell, has been picked up for a theatrical release. The film will open in New York in April; here’s our interview with Gould and Times reporter Margalit Fox from when it premiered at the…

'Died Is Died Is Died': Talking with Vanessa Gould and Margalit Fox of Obit 'Died Is Died Is Died': Talking with Vanessa Gould and Margalit Fox of Obit

Despite our fascination with the lives of people who have been deemed societally “important” because of accomplishments, fame and riches, the nitty-gritty of how and why we know what we know about them often gets swept under the rug. Vanessa Gould’s documentary Obit, which just premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival,…

Natalie Cole, R&B Icon, Has Died Natalie Cole, R&B Icon, Has Died

Natalie Cole, the singer whose career spanned four decades and who was the daughter of Nat King Cole, died Thursday in a Los Angeles hospital from congestive heart failure, TMZ reports. She was 65.

An American Hero, the Man Who Designed the Plastic Lawn Flamingo, Dies An American Hero, the Man Who Designed the Plastic Lawn Flamingo, Dies

Donald Featherstone, a man with the perfect name for the legacy he left on this earth, has died at the age of 79. Featherstone designed the plastic lawn flamingo, one of earth’s most useless, beloved and beautiful tchotchkes.

RIP Margaret Thatcher RIP Margaret Thatcher

Margaret Thatcher, Britain's first and only female Prime Minister — as well as the first leader to win three General Elections in a row — has died of a stroke at the age 0f 87.

Mike Wallace Dies at 93 Mike Wallace Dies at 93

Mike Wallace, the CBS newsman who interviewed celebrities, politicians, athletes, and just about any other public figure that somehow became newsworthy, died Saturday night in a Connecticut care facility at the age of 93. His hard-hitting sit-downs helped make 60 Minutes the most successful prime-time news show ever.…

Remembering Elizabeth Taylor's Outsized, Unapologetic Life Remembering Elizabeth Taylor's Outsized, Unapologetic Life

Elizabeth Taylor has died at age 79. Throughout her extraordinary life — from child stardom and being celebrated as the most beautiful woman in the world to collecting Oscars, enormous jewels, and seven husbands in eight marriages — she rarely apologized, and kept on surviving.

How Do I Tell Everyone That This Guy Died Of Prostate Cancer Because He Was An Adulterer? How Do I Tell Everyone That This Guy Died Of Prostate Cancer Because He Was An Adulterer?

This week, a concerned citizen wrote in to Obit's resident sage, Judy, with a question of doctrinal import. Judy took care of rational advice, so we thought we'd ask a bunch of dead people!

"How Do I Explain To My Friend That Her Bad Mothering Drove Her Daughter To Suicide?" "How Do I Explain To My Friend That Her Bad Mothering Drove Her Daughter To Suicide?"

This psychopath asks Obit's resident sage Judy. We whip out our pink Ouija board and ask a bunch of dead people!

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