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Untimely Deaths

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'Godfather of House Music' Frankie Knuckles Has Died

House Music Pioneer Frankie Knuckles Has Died

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.

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New Photos from Kurt Cobain Suicide Scene Released by Police | Nirvana, MTV: Uncensored, MTV Unplugged No. 2.0, MTV Unplugged v2.0, Uptown MTV Unplugged, Kurt Cobain

UpdatePosted 03/21/2014 10:40AM

New Photos from Kurt Cobain Suicide Scene Released by Police

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.

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The Rolling Stones Rally Around Grieving Mick Jagger | Mick Jagger

The Rolling Stones Rally Around Grieving Mick Jagger

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.

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Puerto Rican Comedian Luis Raúl Martínez Has Died

Luis Raúl Martínez Dies of Pneumonia

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.

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Vin Diesel Shares Touching Video of 'Brother' Paul Walker | Paul Walker, Vin Diesel

Vin Diesel Posts Video Tribute of 'Brother' Paul Walker

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.

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YA Author Ned Vizzini Commits Suicide

Ned Vizzini Commits Suicide

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.

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Survivor's Katie Collins Finds Support From Contestants After Brother's Death


Katie Collins Finds Support From Contestants After Brother's Death

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.

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Paul Walker Laid to Rest in Los Angeles | Paul Walker

Paul Walker Laid to Rest After Funeral Service in Los Angeles

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.

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Tyrese Gibson Struggles to Say Goodbye to Paul Walker

Tyrese Gibson Struggles to Say Goodbye to Paul Walker

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.

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Fast and Furious Star Paul Walker Dies in Car Crash

UpdatePosted 12/01/2013 08:35AM

Paul Walker Dies in Car Crash

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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