Celebrity Deaths

Neil Patrick Harris Mourns Loss of Beloved Grandmother

Posted Wednesday December 31, 2014 11:33 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."

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Luise Rainer Dies at 104

Posted Tuesday December 30, 2014 10:05 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."

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Hugh Hefner Still Alive Despite Death Hoax

Posted Monday December 29, 2014 12:33 PM 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.

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Stars Tweet Reactions to Joe Cocker’s Death

Posted Tuesday December 23, 2014 10:33 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.

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Joe Cocker Passes Away at 70

Posted Monday December 22, 2014 2:57 PM GMT

His contribution to the music industry is immeasurable and sadly Joe Cocker has died of an undisclosed illness. The 70-year-old singer captivated listeners of all generations with his signature raspy voice on both cover songs and his own hits over the course of multiple decades.

Cocker’s agent Barrie Marshall told press “Joe was simply unique. It will be impossible to fill the space he leaves in our hearts.”

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Robin Williams’ Son Shares Ongoing Mourning

Posted Wednesday December 17, 2014 7:13 PM GMT

He was one of the most beloved actors of all time, and the late Robin Williams' family is struggling with his death four months later. The “Good Will Hunting” star’s son Zak Williams told People magazine that things haven’t gotten much easier with the passage of time.

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Award-Winning Director Mike Nichols Passes Away

Posted Thursday November 20, 2014 10:00 AM GMT

Award-winning director Mike Nichols died Wednesday night (November 20) according to ABC News’ president, James Goldston.

The 83-year-old was one of only 12 EGOT holders, winning four Emmys, one Grammy, one Oscar and nine Tony awards. He is best known for directing “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf” and “The Graduate.”

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MTV “Challenge” Star Diem Brown Dies at 32

Posted Friday November 14, 2014 2:00 PM GMT

She was a fierce competitor and a beautiful and brilliant woman, and sadly Diem Brown passed away on Friday (November 14) after losing her battle with cancer.

The 32-year-old MTV “Challenge” star had beaten the disease twice before (2006 and 2012) but it seems her third go-round proved to be simply too much for her to overcome.

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