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‘Diff’rent Strokes’ Star Conrad Bain Dead at 89

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Like his co-star Gary Coleman before him, Conrad Bain, one of TV's most beloved icons, has sadly passed on. The long-time star of legendary TV sitcom 'Diff'rent Strokes' is reported to have died this week of unknown causes at the age of 89. No details of Bain's death have been released to the public as of yet.

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‘Snakes on a Plane’ Director David R. Ellis Dead at 60

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Stuntman turned director David R. Ellis has passed away at the age of 60. He was prepping his next movie when he died suddenly of unknown causes. Though Ellis would never be considered an auteur, his no-nonsense approach and eye for good schlock made him one of the best B-movie directors in the business.

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Charles Durning, Two-Time Oscar Nominee, Dead at 89

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Charles Durning, one of the great character actors of the modern era, has passed away at the age of 89 from natural causes. If the name doesn't ring a bell, his work should as he's been a reliable supporting player in cinema and television for decades.

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Jack Klugman, Star of ‘The Odd Couple’ and ‘Quincy, M.E.’ Dead at 90

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Jack Klugman, best known to audiences as grumpy sports writer Oscar Madison on 'The Odd Couple' and as Dr. R. Quincy M.E. has died at the age of 90.

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Larry Hagman, Star of ‘I Dream of Jeannie’ and ‘Dallas,’ Dead at 81

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Larry Hagman, best known for his roles as  Air Force Captain Anthony Nelson on 'I Dream of Jeannie' and as J.R. Ewing on the long running late night soap 'Dallas,' has passed away at the age of 81.

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Harris Savides, Cinematographer for Woody Allen, David Fincher and Gus Van Sant, Dead at 55

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Few cinematographers have name recognition. You have to be cinematically literate to recognize names like Gregg Toland, James Wong Howe, Gordon Willis, and Robert Richardson, but knowing they shot a movie usually means that at least the visuals won't be drab. Among these greats is Harris Savides, who died today at 55.

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Alex Karras of ‘Webster’ and ‘Blazing Saddles’ Dead at 77

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Alex Karras, former NFL player, star of the television series 'Webster' and Mongo in the Mel Brooks classic 'Blazing Saddles' has passed away at the age of 77.

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‘Sons of Anarchy’ Star Johnny Lewis Dead at 28

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Very sad news to report this morning, particularly sad for fans of FX's motorcycle drama 'Sons of Anarchy,' as we've just learned that one-time series star Johnny Lewis has died under somewhat mysterious circumstances. The actor was known to play Kip "Half-Sack" eps on the first two seasons of the hit biker series, before requesting to be released from his contract, which 'Sons of Anarchy' creator Kurt Sutter obliged by killing off the character.

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R.I.P. Andy Williams: “Moon River” Singer Dies at 84

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Andy Williams, the man who famously lent his voice to the Oscar-winning song "Moon River" from 'Breakfast at Tiffany's,' passed away on Tuesday after a long battle with bladder cancer.

Williams first made his cancer public knowledge in November 2011 when he made the announcement on stage at the Andy Williams Moon River Theater. But he assured fans that he wanted to fight it and that he didn't consider the diagnosis a "death sentence."

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‘The Lone Ranger’ Crew Member Dies While Working on Set

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'The Lone Ranger,' directed by Gore Verbinski, is currently in the midst of filming as photos of leads Johnny Depp (Tonto) and Armie Hammer (The Lone Ranger) in full costume and makeup leaking out left and right. However, recently the crew has experienced a tragedy on the Los Angeles set when one of the crew members died due to drowning on Friday.

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