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Japanese Stationmaster Tama the Cat Dies

Japanese Stationmaster Tama the Cat Dies

Originally posted 06/26/2015 02:40PM

Tama the cat, who helped to save a failing Japanese train station, has died of acute heart failure at the age of 16, reports NPR.

The calico kitty was an honorary stationmaster at the Kishi train station near Wakayama City. Tama was given the role in 2007 after she started hanging around the stop. Workers dressed the feline in a tailor-made collar and stationmaster hat and even gave the cat her own office – a converted ticket booth.

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Filed Under: Cats, Death
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9 Dead After Plane Carrying Cruise Ship Passengers Crashes in Alaska

9 Dead After Plane Carrying Cruise Ship Passengers Crashes in Alaska

Originally posted 06/26/2015 07:00AM

A sightseeing plane carrying eight cruise ship passengers and a pilot crashed into a cliff in Alaska Thursday.

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Patrick Macnee, Star of The Avengers TV Series, Dies at 93

Originally posted 06/25/2015 08:25PM



Patrick Macnee, star of 1960s cult hit TV series The Avengers, has died at the age of 93.

The actor died on Thursday of natural causes with his family at his bedside at his home in California, according to a statement on his website.

"He was at home wherever in the world he found himself," the statement continues. "He had a knack for making friends, and keeping them. Wherever he went, he left behind a trove of memories and good wishes."

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Paralyzed Balcony Collapse Survivor to Honor Victims 'by Living the Happiest and Most Fulfilling Life Possible'

Paralyzed Balcony Collapse Survivor to Honor Victims 'by Living the Happiest and Most Fulfilling Life Possible'

Originally posted 06/25/2015 05:10PM

Clodagh Cogley survived the balcony collapse in Berkeley, California, that killed six people and injured seven more. But she may never walk again.

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Slain Charleston Reverend Laid in State, Public Pays Their Respects Ahead of Funeral

Originally posted 06/25/2015 08:10AM

Thousands of mourners turned out Wednesday at the State House in Columbia, South Carolina, where the body of Rev. Clementa Pinckney was laid in state so members of the public could pay their respects.

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Randy Rogers on the Death of His Newborn Daughter: 'It Was Heart-Wrenching'

Randy Rogers Opens Up About the Death of His Newborn Daughter: 'It Was Heart-Wrenching'

Originally posted 06/25/2015 08:00AM

When Randy Rogers' baby girl, Rumer Rain, came into the world on June 3, he and his wife, Chelsea, were positively over the moon – and completely giddy about her dark hair.

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Inventor of Iconic Plastic Pink Flamingo, Donald Featherstone, Dies at 79

Inventor of Iconic Plastic Pink Flamingo, Donald Featherstone, Dies at 79

Originally posted 06/24/2015 10:30AM

You may not know him by name, but surely you've seen his work.

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Pro Wrestler 'Nature Boy' Buddy Landel Dies at 53

Originally posted 06/23/2015 11:00PM

[EMBEDCODE {}] Pro wrestler "Nature Boy" Buddy Landel died on Monday at age 53 in his home in Chilhowie, Virginia.

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James Cameron Shares Memories of His Friend James Horner with PEOPLE: We Were Attracted to Real Adventure

James Cameron Shares Memories of His Friend James Horner with PEOPLE: We Were Attracted to Real Adventure

Originally posted 06/23/2015 08:45PM

James Horner's scores set the emotional tone for hundreds of films, but his legacy will be inexorably tied to one director, with whom he shared friendship, accolades, and admiration for more than 30 years.

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Dick Van Patten's Costars Pay Tribute to Late  Eight Is Enough Actor

Eight Is Enough

Dick Van Patten's Costars Pay Tribute to Late Eight Is Enough Actor

Originally posted 06/23/2015 07:50PM

Dick Van Patten's costars fondly remember the man who played their patriarch for four years on Eight is Enough.

"He was the perfect person to play the quintessential father figure, because it was real," actor Willie Aames tells PEOPLE. "You'd see him with his kids and with his family and he was just such a positive, pleasant, great guy."

Van Patten, who played father of eight Tom Bradford on the series from 1977-81, died Tuesday from complications with diabetes. He was 86.

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