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Original “Mouseketeer” Annette Funicello Dead at 70

Disney
Disney

Annette Funicello, best known as one of the original "Mouseketeers" on Walt Disney's 'Mickey Mouse Club' has passed away at the age of 70.

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Legendary Movie Critic Roger Ebert Dies at the Age of 70

Roger Ebert
Ethan Miller

Just days after announcing a leave of absence from writing to deal with a recurrence of cancer, the Chicago Sun-Times reported this afternoon that legendary movie critic Roger Ebert has died.

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‘Buckwild’s Shain Gandee Cause of Death Confirmed As Carbon Monoxide

Buckwild Shain Gandee Cause of Death Carbon Monoxide
MTV

Yesterday brought the bizarre and tragic news that 21 year-old 'Buckwild' star Shain Gandee had been found dead after 31 hours missing, along with his uncle and a third unidentified male inside an off-road truck. The truck's position within the muddy woods initially made the bodies difficult to retrieve, but the circumstance and autopsy results have conclusively revealed the three died of carbon monoxide poisoning, says the Kanawha County Sheriff's Office.

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MTV’s ‘Buckwild’ Star Shain Gandee Found Dead at 21

MTV Buckwild Shane Gandee Dead
MTV

Terrible, shocking news to report this afternoon that we sadly wish was an April Fools prank, but is instead all too real. 21 year-old West Virginia native Shain Gandee, memorable star of MTV's freshman reality series 'Buckwild' was found dead this morning in a vehicle, along with several others identified as his uncle, and an unidentified third man. The cause of death has yet to be reported, but we'll bring continued information on this bizarre, and tragic story inside.

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‘Harry Potter’ Actor Richard Griffiths Dies at 65

Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.

Some sad news to report this morning: Richard Griffiths, who co-starred in the 'Harry Potter' films as Vernon Dursley, has died following heart surgery in London. He was 65.

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‘Thor 2′ Writer Don Payne Has Passed Away

Don Payne Thor
Marvel/Kevin Winter, Getty Images

Screenwriter Don Payne, whose credits include 'Thor: The Dark World' and over 15 episodes of 'The Simpsons,' passed away yesterday after a battle with cancer.

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‘Death Wish’ Director Michael Winner, Dead at 77

Michael Winner
Evening Standard/Getty Images

Michael Winner, the outspoken British director who helmed the first three 'Death Wish' movies, has died. He was 77.

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Robert Chew, AKA Prop Joe, Dead at 52

Idris Elba, Robert Chew
HBO

The massive achievement that is HBO's 'The Wire' is such that even supporting players left a lasting impression on pop culture. Robert Chew, who played Prop Joe, had one of the juiciest roles (in a show chocked full of them) as a pragmatic drug lord known for his negotiating skills. Sadly, Chew passed away last night at the age of 52.

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

Conrad Bain Dead Diffrent Strokes
NBC

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

David R. Ellis
Robert Mora/Getty Images

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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