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Music

Say a little prayer for Aretha Franklin: Iconic soul singer passes away at 76

Iconic soul singer Aretha Franklin has passed away at age 76. Considered among the most powerful voices of her generation, Franklin inspired millions with compelling songs about respect, prayer, and love.
Outdoors

Legendary ski and snowboard filmmaker Warren Miller dies at 93

Warren Miller, known for his exciting and visually stunning snow sports films, died on January 24 at the age of 93. His career spanned over 60 years and he created more than 500 films. He also published hundreds of articles and wrote 11…
Music

Legendary rocker Tom Petty dies at 66

Tom Petty has died aged 66. The rock icon was rushed to hospital in the early hours of Monday after suffering cardiac arrest at home. His manager said Petty "died peacefully ... surrounded by family, his bandmates and friends."
Music

Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington found dead of apparent suicide

Chester Bennington, longtime singer and figurehead for iconic alt-rock groups Linkin Park and Stone Temple Pilots, was found dead of apparent suicide by hanging in his Los Angeles home. He was 41.
Movies & TV

Charlie Murphy, the actor, comedian, and 'Chappelle's Show' favorite, has died at age 57

Charlie Murphy, the actor, comedian, and writer whose skits on Dave Chappelle's sketch-comedy series Chappelle's Show were some of the series' most popular bits, has died at age 57.
Movies & TV

‘He was the droid I WAS looking for!’ Kenny Baker, R2-D2 actor, dies at 83

Kenny Baker, the man who made R2-D2 the Star Wars universe’s most lovable and recognizable character, has passed away at 83. He stood 3 feet 8 inches tall, and first stepped into the android suit in 1977 to debut as R2-D2.
Computing

A giant of the tech world passed away last night

The former Intel CEO and board chairman, Andrew Grove, has died at the age of 79. He joined the company in 1968, and helped guide Intel to a commanding position as the world's largest manufacturer of semiconductors.
Music

Ben E. King, the iconic singer of Stand By Me, has died

Ben E. King, best known as the writer and performer of the iconic track Stand By Me, passed away today at the age of 76. A Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, King's soulful voice left an indelible mark on music. You can listen to some of…