04:51 PM EDT 06/26/2015
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.
James Horner Death: James Cameron, Mel Gibson, Céline Dion, Ron Howard and Rob Lowe Lead Tributes to Oscar-Winning Composer
Originally posted 06/23/2015 03:00PM
James Horner, who created the scores for iconic films including Titanic, A Beautiful Mind and The Amazing Spider-Man, died in a plane crash Monday morning, and celebrities have taken to social media to mourn and honor the Oscar-winning composer.
Originally posted 06/16/2015 08:00PM
Tamron Hall spends a lot of time reporting on crime, but that doesn't lessen the memories of her own sister's murder.
"When I lost my sister, I became part of a club that no one wants to join," Hall, who co-hosts of the third hour of NBC News' Today and anchors MSNBC's NewsNation, tells PEOPLE.
Originally posted 06/11/2015 08:55AM
Christopher Lee, the actor who was perhaps best known for playing Dracula, as well as Saruman in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, died Sunday after being hospitalized for respiratory problems and heart failure.
'You Guys Are Holding Me Up,' Says Grieving Joe Biden as Thousands Join Him in Mourning His Son Beau
Originally posted 06/05/2015 03:35PM
Firefighters in dress uniform. Governors, lawmakers and diplomats in business suits. An elderly man carrying a folding chair to ease the wait in line.
Originally posted 05/27/2015 05:30PM
Mary Ellen Mark, a photographer whose work often appeared on the pages of PEOPLE, died Monday in New York City at the age of 75.
Originally posted 05/21/2015 01:30PM
Vin Diesel is still mourning the loss of his close friend Paul Walker.
Originally posted 05/18/2015 06:00PM
Dean Potter, one of the world's best-known BASE jumpers and climbers, was killed on Saturday while attempting an aerial flight over Yosemite Valley after jumping off a 7,500-foot overhang.
Originally posted 05/15/2015 07:15AM
Blues legend B.B. King died on Thursday evening at the age of 89 and celebrities took to Twitter to celebrate the musician's life.
Originally posted 05/12/2015 04:55PM
In January, Melissa Rivers filed a lawsuit against the New York City clinic where her mother Joan stopped breathing during a routine throat procedure last October. The trailblazing comedian died a week later at the age of 81.
Now, Rivers, 47, is standing by her decision.
"I want to find out what happened," she said on The Wendy Williams Show Tuesday. "I need to know, I need answers. I'm angry."
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