Bill Paxton
Bill Paxton died Saturday from complications during surgery at age 61, TMZ learned. In a statement from a family representative, “It is with heavy hearts we share the news that Bill Paxton has passed away due to complications from surgery. A loving husband and father, Bill began his career in Hollywood working on films in the art department and went on to have an...
Leon Ware
Hit songwriter Leon Ware, best known for his songs behind artists such as Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones and Marvin Faye, has died at age 77. People reported the legend died on Feb. 23. A cause of death has not been revealed, however he had been battling prostate cancer since the mid ‘00s. Ware’s career got started in the ‘60s when he...
Ricki Lake and Christian Evans
Ricki Lake has announced to the world via social media the passing of her ex-husband. The former talk show host and Hairspray! star took to Instagram to announce her former husband, Christian Evans, has passed away. Evans struggled with bipolar disorder and although Lake blamed that illness for his death, the exact cause is unknown at this time. "It is with a...
Tom Cruise and mother Mary Lee South
Tom Cruise's mother, Mary Lee South, has passed away. She was 80. People confirmed the news noting that South died in her sleep sometime last week after battling multiple health issues as of late. The media outlet also reported that South was honored by her family with a memorial service at her local Church of Scientology this past weekend. Cruise's mother was born...
Seven-time Grammy-award winning vocalist Al Jarreau passed away on Sunday, Feb. 12. He was 76. Jarreau had recently announced his retirement from touring via Twitter after being hospitalized for exhaustion a few days ago. Ebony.com reports that his manager, Joe Gordon, released a statement on his death. The statement read: "Dear friends, family and colleagues, Al Jarreau passed away this morning,...
Actor Richard Hatch, famous for playing Captain Apollo in the original Battlestar Galactica, died on Wednesday, Feb. 7.  He was 71. According to Hatch's son Paul, the actor was battling pancreatic cancer. Paul also confirmed that his father "died peacefully with his family and friends at his side." Battlestar Galactica executive producer Ronald D. Moore tweeted his condolences yesterday. Richard Hatch was a good man,...
Frank Pellegrino, Rao's
It is known as one of the toughest reservations to score in all of New York City since it is often frequented by celebrities and revered for their homemade meatballs, the restaurant is Rao’s and its owner Frank Pellegrino passed away from lung cancer at the age of  72 on Feb. 2. In addition to his restaurateur endeavors, Pellegrino was an actor,...
Mary Tyler Moore
Legendary TV star Mary Tyler Moore passed away on Wednesday.  She was 80. Moore's longtime publicist, Mara Buxbaum, confirmed the actress' death in a statement to People: “Today, beloved icon, Mary Tyler Moore, passed away at the age of 80 in the company of friends and her loving husband of over 33 years, Dr. S. Robert Levine. A groundbreaking actress, producer,...
Miguel Ferrer
Miguel Ferrer, the actor best known for his role as Owen Granger in NCIS: Los Angeles and Dr. Garret Macy in Crossing Jordan, passed away Thursday at the age of 61. Ferrer was fighting a lengthy battle with throat cancer, according to the Huffington Post, and was surrounded by family and loved ones during his passing. Ferrer was born on February 7, 1955 in...
Jimmy Snuka
WWE Hall of Famer Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka passed away from stomach cancer over the weekend. He was 73. Snuka began his career in 1970 and continued wrestling till 2010. He became wildly popular during his time with the WWF (now WWE) in the '80s. In 1996, he was inducted into the organization's Hall of Fame. The Fiji native was beloved in his profession,...