Celebrity Deaths

“Parks & Recreation” Producer Harris Wittels Has Died

Posted Friday February 20, 2015 8:23 AM GMT

He was one of the creative forces behind the much-beloved NBC comedy “Parks and Recreation” and sadly Harris Wittels passed away on Thursday (February 19).

The 30-year-old co-executive producer is thought to have died of a drug overdose as his assistant found him unresponsive on his couch inside his Los Angeles home. Given the lack of bodily trauma and proliferation of drug paraphernalia in the residence, police are assuming there was no foul play involved.


1960s Pop Singer Lesley Gore Passes Away at 68

Posted Tuesday February 17, 2015 7:25 AM GMT

She was the voice behind hits like “It’s My Party” and “She’s A Fool” and sadly Lesley Gore died on Monday (February 16) in New York City.

The 68-year-old singer succumbed to cancer, according to her partner of 33 years Lois Sasson, and is survived by her mother Ronnie and her brother.


Robin Williams, Joan Rivers & Philip Seymour Hoffman Remembered at 2015 SAG Awards

Posted Monday January 26, 2015 9:44 AM GMT

While there was much to celebrate about the movie and television industries over the past year, the 2015 SAG Awards also highlighted some of the brilliant stars we lost in 2014.


“The Beverly Hillbillies” Star Donna Douglas Passes Away at 81

Posted Friday January 2, 2015 2:40 PM GMT

Marking one of the first celebrity deaths of 2015, Donna Douglas died in her Louisiana home on Thursday (January 1). According to reports, the beloved “Beverly Hillbillies” actress’ cause of death has not been disclosed. She was 81.

Ms. Douglas is best-known for her role as Elly May Clampett, though she also starred on shows like “The Twilight Zone,” “Mister Ed” and “The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet.”


Neil Patrick Harris Mourns Loss of Beloved Grandmother

Posted Wednesday December 31, 2014 10:33 AM GMT

While many of his celebrity peers were celebrating Christmas with friends and family, Neil Patrick Harris was in a state of sorrow.

The “How I Met Your Mother” star took to his Instagram account on Tuesday (December 30) to share that his 92-year-old grandmother Martha Jeanne Harris passed away on Christmas Day. Neil wrote, "My grandma passed away on Thursday night, services are today. Martha Jeanne Harris was 92, lived a long, lovely life. We shared a birthday, 6/15. She'll be missed."


Luise Rainer Dies at 104

Posted Tuesday December 30, 2014 9:05 AM GMT

She made quite a name for herself thanks to an impressive acting range and plenty of high-profile roles, and sadly Luise Rainer has passed away. The 104-year-old stage and screen star succumbed to pneumonia at her home in London, per a statement from Francesca Knittel-Bowyer, her only daughter.

Francesca told People, "She was bigger than life and can charm the birds out of the trees. If you saw her, you'd never forget her."


Hugh Hefner Still Alive Despite Death Hoax

Posted Monday December 29, 2014 11:33 AM GMT

Making for a tumultuous Sunday (December 28) at the Playboy Mansion, a fake website erroneously reported that Hugh Hefner passed away. The 88-year-old publishing legend was said to have died of natural causes around 9am and hundreds of thousands of social media users shared the story via Facebook and Twitter.

However, thankfully Hef is still alive and kicking, as his wife Crystal Hefner posted a photo with her husband as they attended the Mansion’s weekly movie night together.


Stars Tweet Reactions to Joe Cocker’s Death

Posted Tuesday December 23, 2014 9:33 AM GMT

He truly was a living legend, and when Joe Cocker died on Monday (December 22) a slew of celebrities took to Twitter to share their thoughts.