Celebrity deaths

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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FILE - In this May 7, 2012, file photo, sports writer Dan Jenkins speaks after receiving the lifetime achievement award during the World Golf Hall of Fame inductions at World Golf Village in St. Augustine, Fla. Jenkins, the sports writing great and best-selling author known for his humor, has died. He was 89. TCU athletic director Jeremiah Donati confirmed Jenkins died Thursday, March 7, 2019, in his hometown of Fort Worth, Texas. (Will Dickey/The Florida Times-Union via AP)
March 08, 2019 - 9:24 am
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Dan Jenkins, the sports writing great and best-selling author whose career covered Ben Hogan to Tiger Woods, began with Western Union and ended with Twitter, has died. He was 89. "The message on my tombstone will be, 'I knew this would happen,'" Jenkins always said,...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015, file photo, Michael Lang speaks during a tour at the former Zena Elementary School in Woodstock, N.Y. Woodstock co-founder Michael Lang says the wait is almost over regarding performers for Woodstock 50, despite media reports claiming Jay-Z, Black Keys and others will perform at the event in August. The original Woodstock concert took place in 1969. On Thursday, March 7, 2019, Variety reported that Jay-Z, Black Keys, Dead & Company, Chance the Rapper, Imagine Dragons, the Killers, Gary Clark Jr. and others will perform at Woodstock 50.(AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)
March 07, 2019 - 6:09 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Woodstock co-founder Michael Lang says the wait is almost over regarding performers for Woodstock 50, despite media reports claiming Jay-Z, Black Keys and others will perform at the August event. On Thursday Variety reported that Dead & Company, Chance the Rapper, Imagine...
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