Archive Page - 08/16/13 40 years, 2,169 covers and 54,876 stories from PEOPLE magazine's history for you to enjoy
The stars who suddenly died and left sad, shocked fans behind
Shocked by John Ritter's sudden death, friends recall a gifted performer who glowed with charm
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"He touched my heart. I believed in him. I loved him and I'll be there for his family."
– Russell Crowe about friend Steve Irwin's death
"She always said she would O.D. like Marilyn Monroe, but I don't think she really wanted to."
– Jackie Hatten, onetime friend of Anna Nicole Smith
"The thing that made Chris beautiful was when he was making people laugh."
– Lorne Michaels on Chris Farley's comedic talent
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