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‘Schoolhouse Rock’ composer and performer Bob Dorough dies in Pa. home at 94

Musician Bob Dorough , 94, best known as a composer and performer for ABC’s educational series of short cartoons “Schoolhouse Rock!,” died of natural causes…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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‘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,…

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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….

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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…

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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…

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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…

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