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What You Loved – And Laughed at – Most This Week | Ben Savage, Danielle Fishel, Larry Hagman

Larry Hagman, Boy Meets World Re-Boot Get Top Reactions This Week

Originally posted 12/02/2012 12:25PM

It was a post-Thanksgiving week of delightful highs and solemn lows. From the passing of favorite actors to confusion over the recent Two and a Half Men drama, this week's stories left you experiencing a whirlwind of emotions on PEOPLE.com.

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7th Heaven Actress Deborah Raffin Dies

Deborah Raffin Dies at 59

Originally posted 11/26/2012 03:05PM

Deborah Raffin, who had brief but successful careers both as an actress – 7th Heaven, among other shows – and a book publisher, died of leukemia last Wednesday, a family member told the Los Angeles Times.

Raffin was 59 and reportedly had battled the disease for about a year.

Starting out, the blonde Californian was often compared to the young Grace Kelly, PEOPLE noted in a 1979 profile. Her mother, Trudy Marshall, had been a bit player for 20th Century Fox in the '40s, and her father was a wealthy meat broker.

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