Celebrity deaths

May 20, 2019 - 2:56 pm
PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — A lawyer says three handwritten wills have been found in the Detroit-area home of Aretha Franklin, months after her death, including one that was discovered under cushions in the living room. The latest one is dated March 2014 and appears to give the famous singer's assets to...
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May 16, 2019 - 1:27 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Evelyn "Brandy" Foster, who managed her daughter Jodie's career from her child-prodigy years through two Academy Awards, has died. Brandy Foster's four children said in a statement Thursday that she died at her Los Angeles home of complications from dementia on Monday. She was 90...
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Actress Tilda Swinton poses for photographers at the photo call for the film 'The Dead Don't Die' at the 72nd international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Wednesday, May 15, 2019. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP)
May 16, 2019 - 5:44 am
CANNES, France (AP) — Tilda Swinton feels most at home at the Berlin Film Festival, but she's steadily become a regular at the Cannes Film Festival. "I'm racking them up," she says cheerfully the day after the premiere of Jim Jarmusch's zombie movie "The Dead Don't Die." "I like this summer-holiday...
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Actors Sara Driver, from left, Tilda Swinton, Selena Gomez, director Jim Jarmusch and actress Chloe Sevigny pose for photographers at the photo call for the film 'The Dead Don't Die' at the 72nd international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Wednesday, May 15, 2019. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP)
May 15, 2019 - 8:46 am
CANNES, France (AP) — The Jim Jarmusch zombie movie "The Dead Don't Die" includes masses of flesh-eating zombies and an Earth thrown off its axis by "polar fracking." But the teaming Cannes Film Festival, where "The Dead Don't Die" premiered Tuesday as the opening-night film, has hordes and horrors...
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FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2008 file photo, actor Tim Conway poses with his award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his work on "30 Rock" in the press room at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. Conway, the stellar second banana to Carol Burnett who won four Emmy Awards on her TV variety show, has died, according to his publicist. He was 85. Conway died Tuesday morning, May 14, 2019, after a long illness in Los Angeles, according to Howard Bragman, who heads LaBrea Media. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)
May 14, 2019 - 11:55 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Tim Conway, the impish second banana to Carol Burnett who won four Emmy Awards on her TV variety show, starred aboard "McHale's Navy" and later voiced the role of Barnacle Boy for "Spongebob Squarepants," has died. He was 85. Conway died Tuesday morning in a Los Angeles care...
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A view of the Palais des festivals during the 72nd international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Monday, May 13, 2019. The Cannes film festival runs from May 14th until May 25th 2019. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP)
May 14, 2019 - 1:17 am
CANNES, France (AP) — The 72nd Cannes Film Festival is set to open Tuesday with the premiere of Jim Jarmusch's zombie comedy "The Dead Don't Die" and the introduction of Alejandro Inarritu's jury. This year's Cannes arrives with the usual swirl of celebrity and controversy. Debuting at the French...
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FILE - In this Jan. 28, 1989 file photo, actress and animal rights activist Doris Day poses for photos after receiving the Cecil B. DeMille Award she was presented with at the annual Golden Globe Awards ceremony in Los Angeles. Day, whose wholesome screen presence stood for a time of innocence in '60s films, has died, her foundation says. She was 97. The Doris Day Animal Foundation confirmed Day died early Monday, May 13, 2019, at her Carmel Valley, California, home. (AP Photo, File)
May 13, 2019 - 2:10 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The very name "Doris Day," cheerful as a sunrise on a studio lot, was an invention. The beloved singer and actress, who died Monday at 97 , was a contemporary of Marilyn Monroe but seemed to exist in a lost and parallel world of sexless sex comedies and the carefree ways of "Que...
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FILE - In this Jan. 28, 1989 file photo, actress and animal rights activist Doris Day poses for photos after receiving the Cecil B. DeMille Award she was presented with at the annual Golden Globe Awards ceremony in Los Angeles. Day, whose wholesome screen presence stood for a time of innocence in '60s films, has died, her foundation says. She was 97. The Doris Day Animal Foundation confirmed Day died early Monday, May 13, 2019, at her Carmel Valley, California, home. (AP Photo, File)
May 13, 2019 - 6:04 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Doris Day, the honey-voiced singer and actress whose film dramas, musicals and innocent sex comedies made her a top star in the 1950s and '60s and among the most popular screen actresses in history, has died. She was 97. The Doris Day Animal Foundation confirmed Day died early...
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May 12, 2019 - 7:46 am
LONDON (AP) — A well-known Mexican wrestler who co-starred in the comedy "Nacho Libre" has died of a suspected heart attack after collapsing on stage in London. Cesar Cuauhtemoc Gonzalez Barron, the lucha libre star known as Silver King, performed Saturday night at The Roundhouse. The venue said...
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FILE - In this Jan. 16, 2018 file photo, Peggy Lipton arrives at the Stella McCartney Autumn 2018 Presentation in Los Angeles. Lipton, a star of the groundbreaking late 1960s TV show "The Mod Squad" and the 1990s show "Twin Peaks," has died of cancer at age 72. Lipton's daughters Rashida and Kidada Jones say in a statement that Lipton died Saturday, May 11, 2019, surrounded by her family. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
May 11, 2019 - 8:34 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Peggy Lipton, a star of the groundbreaking late 1960s TV show "The Mod Squad" and the 1990s show "Twin Peaks," died of cancer Saturday. She was 72. Lipton died surrounded by her family, her daughters, Rashida and Kidada Jones, said in a statement. "We are heartbroken that our...
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