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Mexican Crooner Juan Gabriel Dies at 66 in Santa Monica

Tributes have come in from Mark Anthony and Jennifer Lopez, for the man known as Juan Gabriel. Alberto Aguilera Valadez, better known by his stage name Juan Gabriel, 66, was a Mexican singer and...

 

Actor Gene Wilder Dead at 83. So Long, Willy Wonka

Iconic comedy actor Gene Wilder, has died at age 83. Wilder is probably best remembered by many for his role as candy tycoon Willy Wonka in the 1971 movie "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory." He...

 

English Actor who played R2-D2 in Star Wars Movies, Dead at 83

English Actor Kenny Baker, 83 has died. He was most famous for playing R2-D2 in 1977's Star Wars IV: A New Hope. He played the robot in sequels as well, such as The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of...

 

You Can't Fool Miss Cleo - Psychic Readers Network Pitchwoman Dead at 53

Youree Dell Harris died Tuesday of cancer, surrounded by family and friends in Palm Beach, Florida, according to family attorney William J. Cone. "She remained a pillar of strength throughout. She...

 

She Sang the High Notes for Audrey Hepburn, Deborah Kerr and Marilyn Monroe

Classically trained singer Marni Nixon has died at age 86. The singer's voice appeared, usually uncredited, in some of the biggest movie musicals of her era. She sang for Audrey Hepburn in My Fair...

 

"Happy Days" Creator Garry Marshall dies at 82

He was responsible for most of the situation comedies on prime time U.S. television during ten years in the late 70's and 80's. He was one of the most important men in Hollywood. Yet Happy Days star R...

 
Bill Rosendahl with his successor, Los Angeles city councilman Mike Bonin

Memorials set for LA City Councilman Bill Rosendahl

Update: A Memorial Mass for Bill is set for St. Monica's Catholic Church, 725 California Ave., SM CA 90403, on Tuesday morning, April 5, 2016. A celebration of his life is set for Saturday, April 16,...

 

Keith Emerson was a Key Keyboardist of the Progressive Rock Era

THE BRITISH COMMUNITY in Santa Monica lost one of its more famous members last week, with the death of musician Keith Emerson, keyboardist of the English supergroup Emerson, Lake & Palmer and one...

 

L.A. Law's Richard Dysart, 86, Dies in his SM Home

Private services were pending today for Richard Dysart, best known for his Emmy-winning portrayal of hard-nosed attorney Leland McKenzie on NBC’s “L.A. Law.” Dysart died Sunday at his Santa Monica home at age 86, his wife told The Hollywood...

 

Satirist Stan Freberg, known for parodies, dies at age 88

Stan Freberg, an influential master of the lampoon who channeled his off-the-wall sensibility into groundbreaking radio shows, comedy albums and hundreds of humorous television commercials for products such as chow mein and prunes, died of natural...

 

Bess Myerson dead: First Jewish Miss America was 90

Bess Myerson, the first Jewish Miss America and a New York political force until a series of scandals dubbed the "Bess Mess" forced her into obscurity, has died. She was 90. Myerson died Dec. 14 at he...

 

Patrick Joseph Fandey

March 10, 1983 – September 26, 2014 Patrick Joseph Fandey, better known around Santa Monica as the "Dog Walk King," passed away on Friday, September 26, 2014, at his home. He was 31 years old and...

 

Justin Paul McCowan

Justin McCowan, age 40, passed away at his Santa Monica home on Thursday, Sept 18, 2014. Justin was a Hospitality Minister at St Monica Catholic Community, an active member of LA Goal, Westside...

 

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