Entertainment News: celebrity deaths
Dr. Joyce Brothers, a psychologist and television personality who appeared on many shows over the years, has died at age 85.
She passed away on Monday, May 13, in New York City, her spokesperson told the Associated Press. The cause of Brothers' death was unclear.
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Jeanne Cooper, an actress known for playing Katherine Chancellor for nearly 40 years on "The Young and the Restless," died on Wednesday, May 8, at the age of 84.
The actress' son, actor Corbin Bernsen, broke the news on his official Facebook page on Wednesday. A spokesperson for CBS, which airs "The Young and the Restless," confirmed the actress' death to The Associated Press as well.
Chris Kelly's funeral arrangements have been announced.
Kelly, a member of the '90s hip hop group Kris Kross who died earlier this week, has funeral services scheduled for next week in Atlanta. The 34-year-old rapper was pronounced dead at the south campus of the Atlanta Medical Center on Wednesday, May 1.
The cause of the death of Chris Kelly, a member of the '90s hip hop duo Kris Kross, appears to be a drug overdose, police say.
The 34-year-old rapper, whose group was known best for the 1992 song "Jump," was found unconscious at his home in the Atlanta area on Wednesday and pronounced hours later at a hospital, Corporal Kay Lester, a spokesperson for the Fulton County Police Department, told the Reuters news wire.
Deanna Durbin, a child star from the Depression era, has died, according to the New York Times. The actress was 91 years old.
Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba in 1921, Durbin was raised in Southern California, where she was discovered by MGM for her singing abilities at the age of 13. After filming a musical short with Judy Garland, Durbin moved to Universal Pictures, which she is credited with rescuing from bankruptcy.
Allan Arbus, who played psychiatrist Maj. Sidney Freedman on the show "M*A*S*H," has died at age 95.
The actor and New York native passed away at his Los Angeles home on Friday, April 19, the New York Times reported on Tuesday. He is survived by second wife, Mariclare Costello, their daughter and his two other daughters who are from his previous marriage to photographer Diane Arbus.
Richie Havens, the legendary bearded folk singer and rhythm guitarist who served as the opening act of the iconic 1969 Woodstock festival, has died at age 72 on Monday, April 22 after suffering a heart attack.
His death was announced that day by the Roots Agency, which represented the singer for several years, and his family. The singer had four daughters, including one who lives in the Town of Woodstock in New York.
Chrissy Amphlett, singer of the Australian rock and pop band Divinyls, known best for the 1991 risque hit "I Touch Myself," has died at age 53 after battling breast cancer and multiple sclerosis.
Her cousin and pop star Patricia Amphlett, known as Little Pattie, issued a family statement on her Facebook page after her passing. Chrissy died in her home in New York on Sunday, April 21.
Frank Bank, who is known for his role as Lumpy on the 1950s series "Leave It To Beaver," has died at age 71.
The actor passed away on Saturday, April 13, one day after his 71st birthday, according to a spokesman for the Hillside Memorial Park in Los Angeles. No other details were given regarding the actor's cause of death.
Fans of the rock band the Deftones are remembering bassist Chi Cheng, who passed away over the weekend from injuries he suffered in a 2008 car crash. He was 42.
Cheng was ejected from a car in a head-on collision in Santa Clara in November 2008. He sustained serious injuries that left him in a coma for years.
Jonathan Winters, an improvisational comedy pioneer and actor who inspired comedians like Robin Williams, died at age 87, The Associated Press reported on Friday, April 12.
Longtime family friend Joe Petro III told the wire service that the Ohio native died of natural causes on Thursday evening at his home in Montecito, California.