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‘Django Unchained’ and ‘August: Osage County’ Actress Misty Upham Found Dead

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It's sad news to end the week with: actress Misty Upham, who recently appeared in 'Django Unchained' and 'August: Osage Country,' was found dead at the bottom of a Seattle ravine. Her body was discovered by a search party led by her family, who are now accusing the local police of failing to assist in the situation in any way.

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Elizabeth Pena, Famed Hispanic Actress, Dies at 55

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Elizabeth Peña, the beloved hispanic actress known for early roles in films like 'La Bamba,' 'Down and Out in Beverly Hills,' and '*batteries not included,' has sadly passed away at the age of 55, according to her nephew. Peña had recently finished filming on the first season of the El Rey Network series 'Matador.'

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‘SNL’ Veteran Jan Hooks Passes Away at 57

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We've got some sad news today as we've learned that Jan Hooks, former star of 'Saturday Night Live,' has passed away at the age of 57. Hooks, who was a member of the cast from 1986 to 1991, also starred on the hit sitcom 'Designing Women,' and more recently played Jenna's mom on episodes of '30 Rock.'

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Geoffrey Holder, Bond Villain and ‘Annie’ Actor, Dead at 84

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Geoffrey Holder, the West Indian actor known by many as the infamous James Bond villain Baron Samedi in 'Live and Let Die' and the lovable butler Punjab in the original 'Annie' film, has passed away at the age of 84.

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Richard Kiel, Famous James Bond Villain, Dies at 74

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United Artists

Richard Kiel, the man most famous for playing James Bond villain Jaws in both 'The Spy Who Loved Me' and 'Moonraker,' passed away earlier this afternoon in Fresno, California at the age of 74. He was just a few days away from celebrating his 75th birthday.

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Joan Rivers Dies at Age 81

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Legendary comedian and talk show host Joan Rivers has left the world with a little less laughter today -- the feisty television mainstay known for her hilarious candor and dizzyingly quick wit has sadly passed away at the age of 81, following complications during a surgical procedure.

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Richard Attenborough, ‘Jurassic Park’ Actor and ‘Gandhi’ Director, Dead at 90

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Richard Attenborough, the actor who famously portrayed Professor John Hammond in the Steven Spielberg's 'Jurassic Park,' as well as the acclaimed director of 'Gandhi,' passed away this past Sunday.

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Don Pardo, Longtime ‘SNL’ Announcer, Passes Away at 96

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NBC

Don Pardo, the man who introduced the 'SNL' lineup every week since 1975, has sadly passed away at the age of 96. Pardo also lent his voice to radio, sports, game shows, and commercials over the course of his incredibly long-running career, but we'll always remember him best for that wonderful phrase: "It's 'Saturday Night Live!'"

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Yes, It Was OK To Tweet About Robin Williams After He Died

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Over the weekend, Will Leitch wrote a piece for Matter on how social media has turned celebrity death into, as Leitch puts it, “a public grieving competition.” As is usually the case with Leitch, it’s presented in a well written and well thought out manner. I enjoy reading Leitch’s writing on sports and on entertainment because he has a way of swaying me to a mindset that I had perhaps not thought of before or outright vehemently dismissed. (I think I’m overly setting this up as to quell any thought that this is a personal attack on Will, which is certainly not the case. I even attended the guy’s wedding!) Having said all that … I did find his piece on the reaction to Williams’ death as a cynical way of looking at people.

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The Late, Great Robin Williams: A Video Tribute

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The best way to remember Robin Williams, one of the best actors of his generation and one of the best comedic minds of all-time, is through his work. To pay tribute, we put together this video tribute to the man and his movies.

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