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Celebrity Deaths

Oscar-Nominated Filmmaker Dies

AP | Posted 04.24.2014 | Entertainment

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Oscar-nominated filmmaker who directed and produced a documentary detailing a 1925 sled dog run in Alaska to deliver lif...

'Seinfeld' Actor Dies

Posted 04.06.2014 | Celebrity

John Pinette was found dead on April 6. The comedian was discovered in his Pittsburgh hotel room around 2:30 p.m., according to the Allegheny County m...

'Homeland' Actor Wrote His Own Obit

Posted 03.25.2014 | Celebrity

"He was a lucky man in every way." In a touching obituary he wrote for himself, actor James Rebhorn didn't spend much time talking about his career...

'Homeland' Actor Dead At 65

Posted 03.24.2014 | Celebrity

James Rebhorn, the veteran character actor who most recently played Claire Danes' character's father on "Homeland," has died. He was 65. The Hollyw...

5 Stages Of Grief, As Experienced By Newman

The Huffington Post | Jessie Heyman | Posted 03.18.2014 | TV

Wayne Knight was added to the fictitious morgue over the weekend, the victim of another celebrity death hoax. (R.I.P. Fake Morgan Freeman!) After a fa...

Game Show Host Geoff Edwards Dies At 83

AP | LYNN ELBER | Posted 03.06.2014 | Celebrity

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Geoff Edwards, the hip-looking 1970s and '80s host of TV game shows including "Jackpot!" and two incarnations of "Treasure Hunt,"...

Remembering Kim Milford - A 'Hollyweird' Love Story

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 04.19.2014 | Entertainment
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

Kim Milford and the author vacationing in Mexico The late Richard "Kim" Milford, who would have been 63-years-old this month, has the dubious distin...

'Green Acres' Actress Dead At 89

AP | Posted 02.18.2014 | Celebrity

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Mary Grace Canfield, a veteran character actress who played handywoman Ralph Monroe on the television show "Green Acres...

Oscar-Winning Director Dies At 95

AP | JAN M. OLSEN | Posted 02.11.2014 | Entertainment

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Gabriel Axel, the first Dane to win an Oscar for best foreign film with "Babette's Feast" which he directed, has died at ...

Looking toward the Dark Side

Nikki Luongo | Posted 04.06.2014 | Weird News
Nikki Luongo

In the social media world, like high school, you assimilate yourself into a specific group that shares a similar interest and a common bond -- sometimes good sometimes bad. But in the end we are just all searching for a connection.

Former Academy President Dies At 68

AP | JESSICA HERNDON | Posted 01.30.2014 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences president Tom Sherak has died after a 12-year battle with prostate cancer. He ...

Reuben Kincaid Of 'The Partridge Family' Dies

Posted 01.25.2014 | Celebrity

Dave Madden, who played band manager Reuben Kincaid on "The Partridge Family," died early today (Jan. 16) at age 82, TMZ reports. Madden died of c...

Scott Disick's Father Dies Less Than Three Months After His Mother

Posted 01.23.2014 | Celebrity

Scott Disick's father, Jeffrey Disick, died last week, reports RadarOnline. The tragic news, which was confirmed to The Huffington Post by a sourc...

Oscar-Winning Producer Dies

AP | JASON DEAREN | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Saul Zaentz, a music producer whose second career as a filmmaker brought him best-picture Academy Awards for "One Flew Over the...

Famed Musician Dies At 59

AP | Posted 12.27.2013 | Entertainment

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Studio drummer Ricky Lawson, a collaborator with musicians including Michael Jackson, Eric Clapton, Phil Collins and Whitn...

Grammy-Winning Musician Dies At 93

AP | Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment

SHUTESBURY, Mass. (AP) — Grammy-winning musician and composer Yusef Lateef, one of the first to incorporate world music into traditional jazz, has d...

Celebrities We Lost In 2013

Posted 12.23.2013 | Celebrity

The entertainment world lost some spectacular talents this past year, and we have lost wondrous artists and performers. Below, look at some of the act...

Famed Director Dies At 85

AP | Posted 02.07.2014 | Entertainment

PARIS (AP) — Edouard Molinaro, nominated for an Oscar for directing "La Cage aux Folles," a French farce about a gay couple that struck a chord with...

'Honeymooners' Star Dies At 90

AP | GILLIAN FLACCUS | Posted 11.29.2013 | Celebrity

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jane Kean, best known as Ed Norton's beleaguered wife Trixie on a TV revival of "The Honeymooners," has died. She was 90. Kean, ...

The Most Mysterious Celebrity Deaths

Posted 11.22.2013 | Celebrity

A new toxicology report done at the request of late actress Brittany Murphy's father has called into question the cause of her death. Murphy's dea...

Sebastian Murdock

9 Celebrity Epitaphs That'll Make You Want To Write Your Own

HuffingtonPost.com | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 11.02.2013 | Weird News

Your final words can last a lifetime -- several, if you're in Hollywood. Steve Goldstein, author of "L.A.'s Graveside Companion: Where The V.I.Ps ...

Why Do We Grieve When A Celebrity Dies?

Samantha Jeffries | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Samantha Jeffries

The effect of a celebrity death feels like part of our youth has died and with the loss of Lou Reed this week that is very much reflected in the tributes to him. A loss of a little bit of what makes us who we are, the people who helped form how we are now.

'Smokey And The Bandit' Director Dies

AP | Posted 10.28.2013 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES -- LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hal Needham, a top Hollywood stuntman who turned to directing rousing action films including "Smokey and the Bandi...

British Director Dies At 54

AP | Posted 10.28.2013 | Entertainment

LONDON -- LONDON (AP) — British director Antonia Bird, known for films such as "Face," ''Priest" and "Mad Love," has died. She was 54. The BBC, cit...

'Royal Tenenbaums' Actor Dies At 94

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 10.11.2013 | Celebrity

A favorite of Wes Anderson, actor Kumar Pallana died yesterday at the ripe age of 94. He leaves behind an impressive body of work that includes roles ...