12:48 AM EDT 12/22/2014
Originally posted 04/01/2014 12:15PM
Frankie Knuckles, one of the pioneers of house music, died at his Chicago home on Monday afternoon, his longtime business partner, Frederick Dunson, confirmed to The Chicago Tribune. He was 59.
Originally posted 03/21/2014 09:00AM
With the 20th anniversary of the suicide of Kurt Cobain coming up next month, Seattle police knew they'd be getting plenty of questions about the Nirvana frontman.
Originally posted 03/20/2014 06:30AM
As Mick Jagger struggles with the suicide of his longtime love L'Wren Scott, his Rolling Stones band members are lending their support.
Originally posted 02/03/2014 05:30PM
Luis Raúl Martínez, a popular Puerto Rican comedian, actor and TV host, died Sunday in his Caribbean homeland of complications from pneumonia, according to the Associated Press. He was 51.
Originally posted 01/08/2014 12:00PM
Vin Diesel has taken to the medium he and Paul Walker shared to provide some of his fondest memories of his late costar and friend.
Originally posted 12/20/2013 03:15PM
Ned Vizzini, a popular young adult author and television writer who wrote candidly and humorously about his struggles with depression, has committed suicide.
His brother, Daniel Vizzini, says Ned Vizzini jumped off the roof of his parents' home in Brooklyn on Thursday. New York City's medical examiner's office confirmed Friday that Vizzini took his own life.
The author, whose autobiographical novel It's Kind of a Funny Story was adapted into a feature film of the same name, was 32.
Published in 2006, the book tells of a high school student who ends up in a mental hospital. In recent years, Vizzini was collaborating with filmmaker Chris Columbus on a series of young adult novels. He also was working on the NBC series Believe, a project co-created by J.J. Abrams.
Originally posted 12/15/2013 12:05PM
Survivor is a cutthroat game with only one winner each season, but Survivor: Blood vs. Water contestant Katie Collins has discovered that in times of need, all rivalries and alliances are forgotten.
"We've been getting sweet messages and notes from Survivors that I've never even met," Collins, 26, tells PEOPLE of the outpouring of support following the death of her brother Taylor, 25, who was ejected from the front passenger seat of a vehicle that hit a house in Chattanooga, Tenn., on Dec. 3.
The news of the accident came as a shock to Survivor fans, who were first introduced to Collins and her brother when their mother Tina Wesson, 52, was declared the winner of Survivor: Australia in 2001.
Originally posted 12/14/2013 04:30PM
Paul Walker was buried on Saturday after a private funeral service in Los Angeles, according to reports.
The Fast & Furious star, who died in a fiery car crash on Nov. 30 that also killed his friend and business partner Roger Rodas, was cremated and his remains were interred at the Forest Lawn Memorial Park in the Hollywood Hills.
The funeral service for the 40-year-old actor was an intimate gathering for his family and close friends, including his father Paul Walker Sr., his mother Cheryl Walker and his brothers Caleb Walker and Cody Walker, according to eonline.com. A second memorial service is reportedly being planned and will be attended by his Fast & Furious cast mates and crew.
Originally posted 12/04/2013 07:00AM
Like many family members and friends, Tyrese Gibson continues to struggle with the untimely death of Paul Walker in a car crash on Saturday.
Gibson posted a heartfelt message to his Facebook account on Tuesday, mourning his Fast and the Furious costar.
"In moments like this, it feels – it feels like death has won. But the Bible says that love is stronger than death," Gibson wrote, paraphrasing a funeral sermon by Bishop T.D. Jakes.
Originally posted 11/30/2013 09:50PM
Paul Walker, star of The Fast and the Furious franchise, has died, his rep confirms to PEOPLE.
The actor, 40, died Saturday afternoon when a car he was in crashed and exploded in Santa Clarita, Calif. The driver also was killed.
"When they arrived, deputies found the vehicle engulfed in flames," the police said in a statement. "The Los Angeles County Fire Department responded, extinguished the fire and subsequently located two victims inside the vehicle. The victims were pronounced dead at the scene."
"This is an ongoing investigation," Deputy Heischuber of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station tells PEOPLE. "A solo car crash occurred about 3:30 p.m. in the city of Santa Clarita, on the outskirts of Valencia. A 911 call came in from a bystander."
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