Celebrity deaths

FILE - This May 10, 2007 file photo shows actor Seymour Cassel at the premiere of "The Wendell Baker Story" in Beverly Hills, Calif. Cassel, who appeared frequently in the films of John Cassavetes and Wes Anderson, has died. His daughter Dilyn Cassel Murphy says Monday that he passed away. He was 84. Born in Detroit, he made his way to New York in the 1950s to pursue acting. It was there that he met Cassavetes and made his film debut in his 1958 feature “Shadows.” (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)
April 08, 2019 - 7:11 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Character actors aren't often called larger-than-life, but Seymour Cassel, was just that. The live-wire pillar of independent film known for his frequent collaborations with John Cassavetes and Wes Anderson, has died at 84. His daughter, Dilyn Cassel Murphy, said Monday that her...
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This photo taken April 3, 2019, shows members of the US Army honor guard lifting the American flag off the casket during the burial ceremony at the Salisbury National Cemetery in Salisbury, N.C. US Army medic Phillip Kenneth Drye, a veteran of the Vietnam War, was buried at the Salisbury National Cemetery on Wednesday morning with full military honors. Drye passed away on Dec. 24, 2018, but had no relatives to claim the body and pay for his funeral. (Jon C Lackey/The Salisbury Post via AP)
April 06, 2019 - 10:33 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — When a Vietnam War veteran died Christmas Eve with no family nearby, a community of veterans, a friend and military supporters in North Carolina stepped up to make sure he was finally laid to rest with military honors. They ensured that Phillip "Flip" Drye's military paperwork...
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FILE In this Dec. 13, 1993, file photo, Kurt Cobain performs in Seattle. On the 25th anniversary of Cobain's death, dozens of people gathered throughout the day at a Seattle park near the house where the music icon killed himself, leaving flowers, candles and written messages. Cobain, whose band Nirvana rose to global fame amid the city's grunge rock years of the early 1990s, shot himself on April 5, 1994, in his home in a wealthy neighborhood near Lake Washington. (AP Photo/Robert Sorbo, File)
April 05, 2019 - 6:53 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — On the 25th anniversary of Kurt Cobain's death, dozens of people left flowers, candles and handwritten messages at a Seattle park near the house where the Nirvana frontman killed himself. Cobain, whose band rose to global fame in the city's grunge rock music scene of the early 1990s...
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FILE - In this Aug. 30, 2013 file photo, Swedish DJ, remixer and record producer Avicii poses for a portrait, in New York. Avicii first posthumous single will be released next week and a full album will be out in June. Collaborators of the DJ-producer say in a statement Friday, April 5, 2019, that Avicii was close to completing his new album before he died last April. His co-writers continued to work on the nearly finished songs and a new single, “SOS,” will drop on April 20. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Invision/AP, File)
April 05, 2019 - 3:09 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Avicii's first posthumous single will be released next week and a full album will be out in June. Collaborators of the Swedish DJ-producer say in a statement Friday that Avicii was close to completing his new album before he died last April in Muscat, Oman. His co-writers continued...
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March 29, 2019 - 6:53 am
PARIS (AP) — Filmmaker Agnes Varda, a central figure of the French New Wave who later won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival, has died. She was 90. Her production company Cine Tamaris confirmed her death on Friday after French media first reported the news. Varda's rich filmography...
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March 25, 2019 - 11:02 am
LONDON (AP) — Scott Walker, the influential singer, songwriter and producer whose hits with the Walker Brothers in the 1960s included "The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore," has died. He was 76. The record company 4AD announced the death on Monday. The company said he died Friday afternoon in London...
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March 19, 2019 - 1:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Bernie Torme, a guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne, has died a day before his 67th birthday. Drummer Mik Gaffney tells The Associated Press on Tuesday that Torme died on Sunday at a London hospital. Gaffney said Torme had pneumonia in both lungs and was on life support for four weeks...
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FILE - In this May 27, 2007 file photo, Dick Dale, known as "The King of the Surf Guitar," performs at B.B. King Blues Club in New York. Dale has died at age 81. His former bassist Sam Bolle says Dale passed away Saturday night, March 16, 2019. No other details were available. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
March 17, 2019 - 9:02 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dick Dale, whose pounding, blaringly loud power-chord instrumentals on songs like "Miserlou" and "Let's Go Trippin'" earned him the title King of the Surf Guitar, has died at age 81. His former bassist Sam Bolle says Dick Dale passed away Saturday night. No other details were...
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FILE - In this June 25, 2008, file photo, Don Randi, from left, Glen Campbell and Hal Blaine, representing session musicians known as The Wrecking Crew, hold up their hands after placing them in the cement following the induction ceremony for Hollywood's RockWalk in Los Angeles. Drummer Blaine, who played on many of the biggest hits in music history, has died. Blaine's son-in-law Andy Johnson tells The Associated Press that Blaine died of natural causes Monday, March 11, 2019, at his home in Palm Desert, California. He was 90. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian, File)
March 12, 2019 - 1:41 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hal Blaine, the Hall of Fame session drummer and virtual one-man soundtrack of the 1960s and '70s who played on the songs of Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley and the Beach Boys and laid down one of music's most memorable opening riffs on the Ronettes' "Be My Baby," died Monday...
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FILE - This September 1986 file photo shows actor Jan-Michael Vincent. Vincent, known for starring in the television series "Airwolf," died Feb. 10, 2019. He was 73. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)
March 08, 2019 - 7:41 pm
Actor Jan-Michael Vincent, the "Airwolf" television star whose sleek good looks belied a troubled personal life, has died. He was 73. A death certificate shows that Vincent died of cardiac arrest on Feb. 10, 2019, in an Asheville, North Carolina, hospital. The certificate signed by a doctor says he...
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