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Celebrity Deaths

Anton Yelchin's Death Officially Ruled An Accident

The Huffington Post | Stephanie Marcus | Posted 06.21.2016 | Entertainment

The Los Angeles County coroner's office has officially ruled Anton Yelchin's death an accident. The "Star Trek" actor died of accidental "blunt traum...

Prince Died From Fentanyl Overdose, According To Medical Examiner Report

The Huffington Post | Stephanie Marcus | Posted 06.02.2016 | Entertainment

UPDATE: Prince died from an overdose of fentanyl, according to a report released by the Midwest Medical Examiner's Office on Thursday. Fentanyl is a s...

Homage to Purple

Shan Wells | Posted 04.27.2016 | Denver
Shan Wells


Prince: Dearly Beloved -- Nothing Compares 2 U

Khanh Ho | Posted 04.25.2016 | Entertainment
Khanh Ho

Everybody has remarked upon it: It seems like all the great musical stars of our age are dying this year -- David Bowie, Glenn Frey, Merle Haggard and now, most recently, Prince. These deaths cut deeply for people of my generation, because many of these musicians are no longer distant figures in the past.

Sometimes It Snows in April

V.R. Marianne Zahn | Posted 04.25.2016 | Entertainment
V.R. Marianne Zahn

Perhaps the main reason we give celebrity deaths so much attention is that it gives us a chance to mourn in public what we each grieve for in private. We can indulge in a little sorrow, even have others commiserate with us, without ever having to acknowledge the pain and loss we feel in our own lives.

The Day Prince Made Me Cry

Sal Cataldi | Posted 04.22.2016 | Entertainment
Sal Cataldi

Prince was one of the artists who really touched people. We're only now realizing that so much of that spiritual connection came courtesy of his mastery of the six-strings that have been mastered by so few and enjoyed by so many.

#RIPRelevance: 3 Rules to Help Brands Avoid Condolence Fails

Advertising Week | Posted 04.22.2016 | Business
Advertising Week

By Jill Sherman, SVP Social Strategy, DigitasLBi It feels like we’ve been losing cultural icons—legends, really—at an accelerated rate lately. ...

Prince's Autopsy To Be Conducted Today

Reuters | Stephanie Marcus | Posted 04.22.2016 | Entertainment

Authorities in Minnesota were due to conduct an autopsy on Friday on the body of U.S. music superstar Prince, a day after the influential and genre-bu...

I'm Sorry for Your Loss of the Person You've Never Met

Matt Ott | Posted 04.22.2016 | Comedy
Matt Ott

It's hard to detach yourself from the fact you've never met the person you're deeply saddened about. It's even harder to detach yourself from that fact that if you would have met them, chances are you would not have been all that significant in the grand scheme of their lives.

Conversation With Author Alissa Bennett

Michael Nirenberg | Posted 04.15.2016 | Arts
Michael Nirenberg

My friend Alissa Bennett is a writer and a director at Team Gallery here in New York. I've known Alissa for about seven or eight years and she has alw...

David Gest, Music Producer And Liza Minnelli's Ex-Husband, Found Dead At 62

The Huffington Post | Stephanie Marcus | Posted 04.12.2016 | Entertainment

Music producer David Gest was found dead at the Four Seasons Hotel in Canary Wharf, London on Tuesday. He was 62. His death was confirmed by his frie...

Sean Astin Shares Touching Throwback Photo Of His Late Mom, Patty Duke

The Huffington Post | Stephanie Marcus | Posted 03.29.2016 | Entertainment

Actor Sean Astin honored his late mother Patty Duke with a touching throwback photo on Tuesday. The actor posted the picture on Facebook in the hours ...

Former Child Star Patty Duke Dies At 69

The Huffington Post | Stephanie Marcus | Posted 03.30.2016 | Entertainment

Former child star and Oscar winner Patty Duke has died at the age of 69. Duke's manager confirmed her death to The Huffington Post in a statement. ...

The Seinfelds Pay Touching Tribute To Garry Shandling

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 03.25.2016 | Entertainment

Jerry Seinfeld and his wife, Jessica, shared their love for Garry Shandling in a touching Instagram post Thursday after the comedian's sudden death. ...

Frank Sinatra Jr. Dies At 72

Reuters | Stephanie Marcus | Posted 03.16.2016 | Entertainment

Frank Sinatra Jr., the son of famed singer and actor Frank Sinatra, who carved out his own career as a singer and conductor, died on Wednesday of card...

Brittany Murphy's Ghost Might've Been At Taryn Manning's DJ Set

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 02.26.2016 | Entertainment

Brittany, is that you? Taryn Manning was doing a DJ set for an H&M party in Toronto Thursday when she decided to play Eminem's "Lose Yourself." She u...

Former 'Bachelor' Contestant Lex McAllister Dies At Age 31 After Overdose

The Huffington Post | Stephanie Marcus | Posted 02.17.2016 | Entertainment

Former "Bachelor" contestant Alexa "Lex" McAllister has died, according to TMZ. She was 31 years old. Fresh cut and color. Thank you @hope32mare...

David Bowie Left Most Of His $100 Million Estate To His Wife And Children

Reuters | Stephanie Marcus | Posted 02.01.2016 | Entertainment

David Bowie, the British rock star who died at the age of 69 from cancer earlier this month, directed in his will that his ashes be scattered in Bali,...

Will the Next David Bowie Please Put on a Dress?

Suzanne Grieco Mattaboni | Posted 01.21.2016 | Entertainment
Suzanne Grieco Mattaboni

I'm in a state of mourning, and for more than just the loss of a music icon (or two) this month. I'm stricken by the fact that there is no one to succ...

Bruce Springsteen Covers 'Take It Easy' In Glenn Frey Tribute

The Huffington Post | Stephanie Marcus | Posted 01.20.2016 | Entertainment

We've taken quite the hit this month with the loss of David Bowie, Alan Rickman and, most recently, founding Eagles guitarist Glenn Frey. Fans, friend...

Founding Eagles Guitarist Glenn Frey Dies At 67

The Huffington Post | Stephanie Marcus | Posted 01.19.2016 | Entertainment

Founding Eagles guitarist Glenn Frey died on Monday at the age of 67. News of his death was confirmed on the band's website with a statement from his...

'Harry Potter' Fans Raise Their Wands For A Beautiful Goodbye To Alan Rickman

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 01.14.2016 | Entertainment

Fans of the "Harry Potter" series mourned the death of Alan Rickman, who died at 69 after a battle with cancer. Potterheads took to social media to s...

The Complexity of Mourning a Celebrity Accused of Sexual Abuse

Aida Manduley | Posted 01.13.2016 | Entertainment
Aida Manduley

Our reluctance to have an honest and open conversation about the flaws of celebrities we love stems from a simple fact: we see ourselves in them.

This Final Photo Of David Bowie Will Put A Huge Smile On Your Face

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 01.12.2016 | Entertainment

Some of David Bowie's final moments looked like sheer bliss. The legend posed for longtime friend and photographer Jimmy King as promo for his final ...

Former Disney Channel Star Michael Galeota Dies At 31

The Huffington Post | Stephanie Marcus | Posted 01.12.2016 | Entertainment

Former Disney Channel star Michael Galeota has died at the age of 31. Galeota, who was best known for playing Nick Lighter on "The Jersey" from 1999 ...