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Domino

Fats Domino, Early Rock ’n’ Roller With a Boogie-Woogie Piano, Is Dead at 89

Fats Domino, the New Orleans rhythm-and-blues singer whose two-fisted boogie-woogie piano and nonchalant vocals, heard on dozens of hits, made him one of the biggest stars of the early rock ’n’ roll era, has died…

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Robert Guillaume

Robert Guillaume, Groundbreaking Emmy Winner In ‘Soap,’ ‘Benson,’ Dies

Actor Robert Guillaume, who became the first black actor to win comedy Emmys for playing sharp-tongued butler turned lieutenant governor Benson DuBois on Soap and its spinoff, Benson, died Tuesday at age 89. Guillaume was…

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Tom Petty

Tom Petty, legendary rocker, is dead at 66

Tom Petty was found unconscious and not breathing in his Malibu home Sunday night after suffering a full cardiac arrest, TMZ reports. Law enforcement officials tell the outlet that the 66-year-old rock legend was rushed…

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CBS’s Showtime caught mining crypto-coins in viewers’ web browsers

The websites of US telly giant CBS’s Showtime contained JavaScript that secretly commandeered viewers’ web browsers over the weekend to mine cryptocurrency. The flagship Showtime.com and its instant-access ShowtimeAnytime.com sibling silently pulled in code that…

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Hugh Hefner

‘Playboy’ Founder Hugh Hefner, Champion Of Free Speech And ‘Smut’, Dies At 91

Hugh Hefner created Playboy at his kitchen table in Chicago. The magazine was blamed for (or credited with) setting off a cultural revolution in America, but within a few years Hefner was branded a male…

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Glen Campbell

Glen Campbell, ‘Rhinestone Cowboy’ Singer Who Fused Country and Pop, Dead at 81

Glen Campbell, the indelible voice behind 21 Top 40 hits including “Rhinestone Cowboy,” “Wichita Lineman” and “By the Time I Get to Phoenix,” died Tuesday. He was 81. A rep for Universal Music Group, Campbell’s…

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John Heard

John Heard, actor known for ‘Home Alone’ and ‘Sopranos’ roles, dies at 72

John Heard, the actor known for his roles as the affable father in the “Home Alone” films and as a corrupt police detective in the hit series “The Sopranos,” has died, the Santa Clara County…

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Martin Landau

Martin Landau, Actor Who Won an Oscar for ‘Ed Wood,’ Dies at 89

Martin Landau, the tall, intense, sometimes mischievously sinister actor best known for his role in the television series “Mission: Impossible” and his Oscar-winning portrayal of Bela Lugosi in the film “Ed Wood,” died Saturday in…

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George A. Romero

George A. Romero, father of the zombie film, dies at 77

George A. Romero, the legendary writer-director from Pittsburgh who made the 1968 cult classic “Night of the Living Dead“ for $114,000, thus spawning an unrelenting parade of zombie movies and TV shows, has died. He…

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Adam West

Adam West, TV’s ‘Batman,’ Dies at 88

Adam West — an actor defined and also constrained by his role in the 1960s series “Batman” — died Friday night in Los Angeles. He was 88. A rep said that he died after a…

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