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Horror Movie Icon George Romero Dead at Age 77

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 12:30pm 7/22/2017 at 12:30pm
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George Romero, the father of the zombie horror genre, passed away last Sunday at the age of 77.

Romero burst onto the scene in 1968 with Night of the Living Dead, which cost only $100,000 to produce and broke a barrier when he casted an African-American male in the lead...

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Actor Martin Landau Dead at 89

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 17, 2017 at 8:30am 7/17/2017 at 8:30am
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Celebrated and loved actor Martin Landau passed away on Sunday at the age of 89, only a few hours after we received the devastating news that George Romero died.

Landau proved through the course of his career that he could perform any role handed to him. His talents didn’t end there. He...

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Carrie Fisher’s Autopsy Found Cocaine, Heroin in Her System

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 19, 2017 at 4:30pm 6/19/2017 at 4:30pm
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Star Wars star Carrie Fisher’s autopsy showed cocaine and heroin in her system when she passed away last December. From ABC 7:

Carrie Fisher’s autopsy report shows the actress had cocaine in her system when she fell ill on a plane last year, but investigators could not determine what impact the cocaine...

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R.I.P. Flounder

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 18, 2017 at 7:30am 6/18/2017 at 7:30am
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Flounder has died. CNN reports:

Stephen Furst, the actor who played the hapless, beanie-wearing frat boy Flounder in the 1978 movie “Animal House,” has died at age 63, his son, Nathan Furst, told CNN on Saturday.

“It was from complications from diabetes,” Nathan Furst said. “Over the last several years it was getting...

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Batman Star Adam West Dies at 89

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 1:00pm 6/10/2017 at 1:00pm
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Batman star Adam West passed away at the age of 89 after he battled leukemia. From Vanity Fair:

“Our dad always saw himself as The Bright Knight and aspired to make a positive impact on his fans’ lives. He was and always will be our hero,” his family said in a statement....

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RIP – Gregg Allman Dies at 69

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 28, 2017 at 7:30am 5/28/2017 at 7:30am
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If you’re a fan of classic rock, odds are you know and love the music of Gregg Allman and the Allman Brothers Band. Gregg Allman passed away this weekend of a combination of health issues at the age of 69.

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We Are Diminished: Bob Owens Passes at 46

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 11:30am 5/9/2017 at 11:30am

Yesterday morning, Bob Owens—a husband, a father, my friend, and a tireless defender of our Second Amendment rights—took his life. We are all diminished as a result.

I don’t suppose we can ever really know what drives a person to make such a decision. Their pain must be unimaginable. Whatever the cause,...

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RIP – Comedian Don Rickles Passes Away at 90

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, April 7, 2017 at 7:00am 4/7/2017 at 7:00am
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Comedian Don Rickles, who was well known for going after his audiences as well as his fellow entertainers, has passed away. He was 90 years old.

The Hollywood Reporter has the story:

Don Rickles, Legendary Comic With a Gift for the Insult, Dies at 90

Don Rickles, the rapid-fire insult machine who for six...

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Russian Poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko dies: “Today, I am as old. As the entire Jewish People itself”

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 6:30pm 4/1/2017 at 6:30pm
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Russian Poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko has died at age 84. He was resident at the University of Tulsa, and died in a hospital in Oklahoma City.

I think it’s hard for Americans to understand the celebrated role that poets occupy in Russian history, including the dissident movement that began to develop in the...

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R.I.P. Chuck Berry

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 7:43pm 3/18/2017 at 7:43pm
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Sad news.

The great Chuck Berry has died at the age of 90.

I remember as a teenager listening to his records over and over and over. I think it’s fair to say he was my first rock idol, even though by the time I started listening to him in the 1970s I...

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Co-Founder of Waffle House, Joe Rodgers, Passes Away at Age 97

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at 7:30am 3/7/2017 at 7:30am
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There are many wonderous and amazing things to come out of The South and Waffle House is one of them. Sadly, co-founder Joe Rodgers passed away at the age of 97.

He began with now huge diner chain as a short-order cook in its first location in 1955.

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RIP David Rubinger: Israel’s Iconic Photographer Dies at 92

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 3, 2017 at 1:30pm 3/3/2017 at 1:30pm

David Rubinger, the celebrated Israeli photojournalist renowned for taking the iconic June 7, 1967 photo of Israeli soldiers in front of the Western Wall (the Kotel) in Jerusalem shortly after its capture during the Six-Day War, died on Wednesday March 1.

His death was announced yesterday by his children.

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Andrew Breitbart died 5 years ago today

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 10:30pm 3/1/2017 at 10:30pm
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It’s hard to believe it’s been 5 years since Andrew Breitbart’s death.

I remember that day, March 1, 2012, Andrew Breitbart dead:

Very sad news to report, just breaking.  Andrew Breitbart is dead.

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Texas Governor Abbott Offers Reward for Info Leading to Arrest in Murder of 8-Yr-Old Girl

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, February 27, 2017 at 1:15pm 2/27/2017 at 1:15pm
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Texas Governor Greg Abbott is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person(s) responsible for the murder of an eight-year-old girl.

After surviving a car crash early Saturday morning, eight-year-old DeMaree Adkins was shot and killed, reports Houston local news.

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Alan Colmes Passes Away at 66

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 11:23am 2/23/2017 at 11:23am
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This is truly tragic. Long time Fox News guest and former co-host of “Hannity & Colmes” passed away after a “brief illness”.

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Fox News Channel’s Alan Colmes has passed away at age 66 after a brief illness.

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Daniel Pearl was murdered 15 years ago today

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In my memory, there are certain place markers in the history of terrorism that led to where we are today.

The 1972 Munich Massacre of Israeli athletes (1972); the bombing of the Beirut Marine Barracks (1983), the World Trade Center attacks (1993 and 2001); the Jerusalem Sbarro Pizza bombing (2001) and the...

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Lennart Nilsson, Man Behind Amazing Unborn Baby Photos, Passes Away

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at 4:30pm 2/1/2017 at 4:30pm

Swedish photographer Lennart Nilsson produced magnificent photos of unborn babies for Life Magazine and the book A Child is Born, changing many minds on abortion.

Nilsson passed away at the age of 94 this week.

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