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RIP: Sam Simon, 'Simpsons' Producer and Philanthropist, Dies at 59
Society & Culture  (tags: obituary, Sam Simon, humor, TheSimpsons, society, politics, movies, tv, culture, americans )

Cal
- 45 days ago - cnn.com
Sam Simon, the nine-time Emmy Award-winning comedy writer and producer who helped develop "The Simpsons," made millions after leaving the show in 1993 and then donated his riches to charity, has died, his foundation announced on Facebook. He was 59.
RIP: From the Archives: Leonard Nimoy on
Society & Culture  (tags: society, politics, movies, tv, Leonard Nimoy, Star Trek, obituary, culture, americans, interesting )

Cal
- 54 days ago - cbsnews.com
He talks about what the role meant to him and his career; about competition among the show's ensemble cast; how fans kept the sci-fi series alive through syndication and beyond
Suave French Actor Louis Jourdan Dies at 93 ~ TEXT and VIDEO
Society & Culture  (tags: obituary, Louis Jourdan, celebrity, arts, culture, society, sadness, death, women, world, movies, news )

Carrie
- 67 days ago - people.com
Hollywood has had many quintessential young Englishmen, but from the late 1940's through the early 60's, there was only one quintessential young Frenchman: Louis Jourdan.
RIP: Bob Simon, '60 Minutes' Correspondent, Killed In NYC Car Crash
Society & Culture  (tags: tv, obituary, celebrity, society )

Cal
- 70 days ago - npr.org
Longtime 60 Minutes correspondent Bob Simon was killed in a car crash on Wednesday. He was 73.
Bob Simon, CBS Correspondent, Dead At 73 (TEXT and VIDEO)
Society & Culture  (tags: auto accident, celebrity, media, news, 60 Minutes, Bob Simon, obituary, sadness, death, society )

Carrie
- 71 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
The veteran newsman was reportedly a passenger in a town car when it collided with another vehicle stopped at a traffic light in Manhattan around 7 p.m. ET, police told the Associated Press.
Saudi King Abdullah Dies, New Ruler Is Salman
Society & Culture  (tags: Saudi Arabia, King Abdullah, obituary, world, sadness, family, government, politics, society, news )

Carrie
- 91 days ago - reuters.com
Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah died early on Friday and his brother Salman became king, the royal court in the world's top oil exporter and birthplace of Islam said in a statement carried by state television.
Anita Ekberg, Star of La Dolce Vita, Dies Aged 83
Society & Culture  (tags: celebrity, obituary, movies, Anita Ekberg, sadness, society, culture, news, world )

Carrie
- 101 days ago - theguardian.com
Swedish actor Anita Ekberg, star of La Dolce Vita, has died at the age of 83. Ekberg's lawyer, Patrizia Ubaldi, confirmed she died in Rome on Sunday morning following a series of illnesses. She had been hospitalised most recently after Christmas.
RIP: Singer Joe Cocker Is Dead at 70
Society & Culture  (tags: obituary, music, Joe Cocker, rock 'n' roll )

Cal
- 122 days ago - cnn.com
Joe Cocker, the British blues-rock singer whose raspy voice brought plaintive soul to such hits as "You Are So Beautiful" and the duet "Up Where We Belong," died Monday after a battle with lung cancer. He was 70.
Two N.Y.P.D. Officers Are Killed in Brooklyn Ambush; Suspect Commits Suicide
Society & Culture  (tags: police, law, politics, sadness, obituary, usa, society )

Cal
- 123 days ago - nytimes.com
Two police officers sitting in their patrol car in Brooklyn were shot at point-blank range and killed on Saturday afternoon by a man who, officials said, had traveled to the city from Baltimore vowing to kill officers.
RIP: Joan Rivers Overcame the 'Handicap of a Woman Comic'
Society & Culture  (tags: obituary, culture, society, women, JoanRivers, celebrity )

Cal
- 231 days ago - artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com
Joan Rivers, the irreverent comedian known for her sharp wit and sharper tongue, died Thursday in Manhattan. She was 81.
Joan Rivers Dies at 81
Society & Culture  (tags: obituary, celebrity, Joan Rivers, women, death, society )

Carrie
- 231 days ago - people.com
Joan Rivers, a raucous and often-ubiquitous comedic presence on TV and nightclubs since the 1960s, has died. She was 81. "She passed peacefully at 1:17pm surrounded by family and close friends.
'The Brightest Star in the Comedy Galaxy': Billy Crystal Honors Robin Williams at the Emmys (TEXT and VIDEO)
Society & Culture  (tags: celebrity, obituary, Billy Crystal, Robin Williams, society, world, sadness )

Carrie
- 240 days ago - rawstory.com
Comedian Billy Crystal honored his colleague and longtime friend Robin Williams on Monday night to cap off the award show's traditional segment honoring performers who have died over the past year.
RIP: Lauren Bacall Dies at 89; Iconic Film Legend Known as 'The Look'
Society & Culture  (tags: society, obituary, movies, Bacall, americans, culture, media, news, sadness )

Cal
- 254 days ago - washingtonpost.com
Ms. Bacall was one of the last surviving major stars of the studio system, which flourished from the silent-movie era to the dawn of the television age.
Screen Legend Lauren Bacall Has Died (TEXT and VIDEO)
Society & Culture  (tags: Lauren Bacall, obituary, celebrity, death, women, world, movies, society, culture, sadness )

Carrie
- 254 days ago - people.com
Lauren Bacall, the sultry presence who first hit movie screens in 1944 and then went on to play a series of sophisticated, tough-as-nails roles for the next six decades - even in real life - has died, the Humphrey Bogart Estate announced.
Robin Williams Dead In Suspected Suicide
Society & Culture  (tags: obituary, culture, americans, death, society, news, media )

Cal
- 255 days ago - uk.news.yahoo.com
Robin Williams has died in an "apparent suicide", according to US police. A statement from Marin County Sheriff's Office said the coroner "at this time suspects the death to be a suicide due to asphyxia".
 

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