Celebrity deaths

Actor Morris Chestnut, a cast member in director John Singleton's 1991 debut film "Boyz n the Hood," arrives at a memorial service for Singleton at Angelus Funeral Home, Monday, May 6, 2019, in Los Angeles. Singleton died on April 29 following a stroke. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
May 06, 2019 - 1:25 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Family, friends and dignitaries including Ice Cube, Stevie Wonder and Congresswoman Maxine Waters were among those mourning director John Singleton at his Los Angeles funeral on Monday. The private service was held at Angelus Funeral Home in South Los Angeles, the neighborhood...
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FILE - In this Oct. 5, 1978 file photo, actors featured in the "Star Wars" movie, from left, Harrison Ford who played Han Solo, Anthony Daniels who played the robot C3P0, Carrie Fisher who played the princess, and Peter Mayhew who played the Wookie, Chewbacca, are shown during a break from the filming of a television special presentation in Los Angeles. Mayhew, who played the rugged, beloved and furry Wookiee Chewbacca in the “Star Wars” films, has died. Mayhew’s family said in a statement that he died at his home in Texas on Friday, April, 26, 2019. He was 74. No cause was given. (AP Photo, File)
May 02, 2019 - 6:26 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Reaction to the death of Peter Mayhew, who played Chewbacca in five "Star Wars" films and was beloved by the franchise's fans. ___ "Peter Mayhew was a kind and gentle man, possessed of great dignity and noble character. These aspects of his own personality, plus his wit and grace...
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FILE - In this Dec. 14, 2015, file photo, Peter Mayhew arrives at the world premiere of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" in Los Angeles. Mayhew, who played the rugged, beloved and furry Wookiee Chewbacca in the “Star Wars” films, has died. Mayhew’s family said in a statement that he died at his home in Texas on Friday, April, 26, 2019. He was 74. No cause was given. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
May 02, 2019 - 4:34 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actor Peter Mayhew, who played shaggy, towering Chewbacca in several of the "Star Wars" films, has died, his family said Thursday. He was 74. Mayhew died at his home in Texas on Tuesday, according to a family statement. No cause was given. The 7-foot-3 Mayhew played the beloved...
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April 27, 2019 - 4:48 am
JAMESTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Handwritten notes and family photographs belonging to Lucille Ball will be digitally preserved as part of a new project being undertaken by the National Comedy Center in the late actress's hometown. The center in western New York announced plans Friday to digitize the...
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FILE - In this Jan. 8, 1970 file photo, Boston Celtics' John Havlicek (17) protects the ball with his body from Atlanta Hawks' Walt Hazzard (42) during an NBA basketball game in Boston. The Boston Celtics say Hall of Famer John Havlicek, whose steal of Hal Green’s inbounds pass in the final seconds of the 1965 Eastern Conference finals against the Philadelphia 76ers remains one of the most famous plays in NBA history, has died. The team says Havlicek died Thursday, April 25, 2019 at age 79. (AP Photo/File)
April 25, 2019 - 8:11 pm
BOSTON (AP) — John Havlicek's legacy was built over 16 years with the Boston Celtics, eight of them as NBA champions, making him among the best to ever play the game. One play immortalized him forever. "Havlicek stole the ball! "Havlicek stole the ball!" Celtics radio announcer Johnny Most screamed...
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FILE - In this Aug. 30, 1992, file photo, Mary Tyler Moore, right, is joined by former "Mary Tyler Moore Show" co-star Georgia Engel, left, who played Georgette, at New York's Russian Tea Room, as the two reunited during an Emmy Awards screening party Moore hosted at the famous New York restaurant. Engel died Friday, April 12, 2019, in Princeton, N.J., at age 70. (AP Photo/Malcolm Clarke, File)
April 15, 2019 - 7:48 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Georgia Engel, who played the charmingly innocent, small-voiced Georgette on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and amassed a string of other TV and stage credits, has died. She was 70. Engel died Friday in Princeton, New Jersey, said her friend and executor, John Quilty. The cause of...
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FILE - In this May 25, 1978 file photo, Swedish actress Bibi Andersson meets George Peppard at a party for the announcement of start of new U.S. film "Cabo Blanco". Sweden’s Film Institute says Bibi Andersson, the Swedish actress who played in films by fellow countryman filmmaker Ingmar Bergman, died on Sunday April 14, 2019. She was 83. (AP Photo/Jean-Jacques Levy, File)
April 15, 2019 - 4:42 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Bibi Andersson, the Swedish actress who starred in classic films by compatriot Ingmar Bergman, including "The Seventh Seal" and "Persona,"has died. She was 83. Andersson died on Sunday, said Martin Frostberg, spokesman for the Swedish Film Institute said. The state-funded...
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This image released by Lucasfilm Ltd. shows Daisy Ridley as Rey in a scene from "Star Wars: Episode IX." (Lucasfilm Ltd. via AP)
April 12, 2019 - 4:03 pm
"No one is ever really gone," says the voice of Luke Skywalker in the first teaser trailer for "Star Wars: Episode IX," which audiences finally learned will be called "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" Friday at a fan event in Chicago. The closely guarded film from director J.J. Abrams will put an...
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People watch as a hearse carrying the casket of slain rapper Nipsey Hussle passes Hussle's clothing store The Marathon, Thursday, April 11, 2019, in Los Angeles. Hussle’s casket, draped in the flag of his father’s native country, Eritrea in East Africa, embarked on a 25-mile tour of the city after his memorial service, drawing thousands to the streets to catch a glimpse of the recently-anointed hometown hero. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
April 12, 2019 - 1:15 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Thousands flocked to remember the life of Nipsey Hussle at a packed memorial service Thursday that provided mourners with a deeper appreciation of Ermias Asghedom, the man behind the up-and-coming hip-hop persona. Some of people who knew Hussle best, from his actress-fiancée...
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People watch as a hearse carrying the casket of slain rapper Nipsey Hussle passes Hussle's clothing store The Marathon, Thursday, April 11, 2019, in Los Angeles. Hussle’s casket, draped in the flag of his father’s native country, Eritrea in East Africa, embarked on a 25-mile tour of the city after his memorial service, drawing thousands to the streets to catch a glimpse of the recently-anointed hometown hero. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
April 11, 2019 - 10:41 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nipsey Hussle's legacy as a persistent rapper, community activist, uniter, doting father, protective sibling and a loving son were underscored at his public memorial service on Thursday, with deeply personal testimonies from those closest to the rapper, including his actress-...
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