Archive | Celebrity Deaths

Olivia Newton-John’s Sister Dies from Brain Tumor

Olivia Newton-John’s sister, Rona Newton-John, has died one month after being diagnosed with a brain tumor. The “Grease” actress shared the news of her 70-year-old sister’s passing via Facebook. “My beautiful sister Rona sadly passed on May 24th in Los Angeles,” she wrote. “It was May 25th in Australia which was our mother Irene’s birthday. Rona died […]

Original Mouseketeer Annette Funicello Dies at 70

Beloved Mouseketeer Annette Funicello passed away at the age of 70 due to complications from multiple sclerosis. Funicello joined Disney’s “Mickey Mouse Club” in 1955 at the age of 12 and went on to launch a successful acting and singing career, with hits such as “Tall Paul” and “Pineapple Princess.” The height of her fame came in […]

Roger Ebert Smiled at Wife Before His Death

Roger Ebert shared a moment with his wife Chaz just before his death on Thursday, according to People Magazine. “We were getting ready to go home today for hospice care, when he looked at us, smiled, and passed away,” said Roger’s wife of 20 years. Chaz is “devastated” by the loss of her 70-year-old husband. […]

Legendary Film Critic Roger Ebert Dies at 70

Two days after announcing that his cancer had returned, acclaimed Chicago Sun-Times film critic Roger Ebert has died at the age of 70, according to a Times report. Ebert, who was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in 2002, took to his blog to announce that he would reduce his workload to undergo treatment for the disease, […]

Hugh Hefner Is ‘Devastated’ Over Longtime Secretary’s Death

Hugh Hefner has been left with a heavy heart. The Playboy executive is mourning the death of his longtime secretary Mary O’Connor. Hefner announced the sad news via Twitter on Sunday that the 82-year-old had passed away. “Mary passed away today. We loved her more than words can say,” Hefner wrote. A source tells Us […]

Dennis Hopper’s 9-Year-Old Daughter to Inherit Millions

Even though Dennis Hopper was involved in an acrimonious divorce with her mother at the time of his death from cancer in 2010, his will made sure that his daughter from that marriage will be a millionaire. Nine-year-old Galen Grier Hopper will inherit $2.85 million from her dad’s estate, according to TMZ.com, despite the nasty recriminations […]

Woman Claims to be Michael Clarke Duncan’s Daughter

A 32-year-old woman from Chicago is claiming to be the estranged daughter of the actor Michael Clarke Duncan, who died on Monday of complications from a heart attack he suffered on July 13th. Marquea Ambrose is speaking out about the Academy Award-nominated Duncan, according to ABC News, saying that she and her father hadn’t spoken […]

Sylvester Stallone Suffers Another Loss

‘Rocky’ star Sylvester Stallone has suffered another personal loss. Stallone’s half-sister, Toni-Ann Filiti, died Sunday night at the age of 48 after a long fight with lung cancer, reported RadarOnline.com, on the heels of the death of his son Sage, 36, only last month. Filiti had been battling Stage 4 lung cancer, according to the […]

Report: Sherman Hemsley of ‘The Jeffersons’ Dies at 74

Sherman Hemsley, known for his role as George Jefferson in TV’s “The Jeffersons,” has died at 74 in his El Paso home, local police told TMZ. According to TMZ’s sources, the actor’s nurse found his body, although at first she thought he was only sleeping. Sources also said Hemsley appeared to have died of natural […]