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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Robin Williams, the Academy Award winner and comic supernova whose explosions of pop culture riffs and impressions dazzled audiences for decades and made him a gleamy-eyed laureate for the Information Age, died Monday in an apparent suicide. He was 63. Williams was pronounced dead at his home in California on Monday, according to the sheriff's office in Marin County, north of San Francisco. The sheriff's office said a preliminary investigation shows the cause of death...
NEW YORK (AP) - An autopsy on Heath Ledger was inconclusive, and more tests are needed, the medical examiner's office said Wednesday, a day after the 28-year-old actor was found dead with sleeping pills nearby. It will take about 10 days to complete the investigation, said Ellen Borakove, a spokeswoman for the medical examiner. Earlier, police said the death was caused by a possible drug overdose and appeared to be accidental. Fans left flowers and candles outside the...
WESTPORT, Conn. (AP) - Paul Newman, the Oscar-winning superstar who personified cool as the anti-hero of such films as "Hud," "Cool Hand Luke" and "The Color of Money" — followed by a second act as an activist, race car driver and popcorn impresario — has died. He was 83. Newman died Friday at his farmhouse near Westport following a long battle with cancer, publicist Jeff Sanderson said. He was surrounded by his family and close friends. In May, Newman dropped plans to direct a fall...
Elizabeth Taylor Obituary (AP News)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Elizabeth Taylor, the...

Isaac Hayes Obituary (AP News)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Isaac Hayes, the...

Brittany Murphy Obituary (AP News)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles hospital...

Bob Hope Obituary (AP News)

LOS ANGELES – Bob Hope, ski-nosed master of...

Richard Pryor Obituary (AP News)

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Richard Pryor, the caustic yet...

Charlton Heston Obituary (AP News)

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Charlton Heston, who won the...

Patty Duke Obituary (AP News)

Patty Duke, the actress who won an Academy Award...

Mickey Rooney Obituary (AP News)

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Mickey Rooney's approach to...

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