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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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'He Will Always Remain a Great Composer in Our Hearts': Céline Dion Leads Star Tributes to James Horner

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.

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Tamron Hall on Losing Her Sister: I'm 'Part of a Club That No One Wants to Join'

Tamron Hall on Losing Her Sister: I'm 'Part of a Club That No One Wants to Join'

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.

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'He Was a Fascinating Person': Celebrities React to Christopher Lee's Death

'He Was a Fascinating Person': Celebrities React to Christopher Lee's Death

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.

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'You Guys Are Holding Me Up,' Says Grieving Joe Biden as Thousands Join Him in Mourning His Son Beau | Joe Biden

UpdatePosted 06/05/2015 05:55PM

'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.

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Remembering Photographer Mary Ellen Mark Through Her PEOPLE Pictures

Remembering Photographer Mary Ellen Mark Through Her PEOPLE Pictures

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.

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Vin Diesel Shares Musical Tribute Dedicated to Paul Walker on Facebook – Listen Now

Vin Diesel Shares Musical Tribute Dedicated to Paul Walker on Facebook – Listen Now

Originally posted 05/21/2015 01:30PM

Vin Diesel is still mourning the loss of his close friend Paul Walker.

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Climbing Legend Dean Potter Dies in Yosemite BASE Jumping Accident

Climbing Legend Dean Potter Dies in Yosemite BASE Jumping Accident

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.

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Ringo Starr, Lenny Kravitz and More Remember Blues Legend B.B. King

Ringo Starr, Lenny Kravitz and More Remember Blues Legend B.B. King

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.

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Why Melissa Rivers Is Suing over Joan's Death: 'I Need Answers'

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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