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Broadway Actor Kyle Jean-Baptiste Dies at 21 After Tragic Fall

Kyle Jean-Baptiste has sadly passed away at age 21 after tragically falling off his mom’s fire escape.

The young actor had been starring in the Broadway production of Les Miserables as an ensemble member and an understudy to Jean Valjean, the role Hugh Jackman played in the movie.

Kyle made history just weeks ago when he became the youngest person and also the first African-American man to play Jean Valjean on Broadway.

“The entire Les Miserables family is shocked and devastated by the sudden and tragic loss of Kyle, a remarkable young talent and tremendous person who made magic – and history – in his Broadway debut,” a rep for the show told BroadwayWorld.com in a statement. “We send our deepest condolences to his family and ask that you respect their privacy in this unimaginably difficult time.”

Just a couple weeks ago, Kyle did an impromptu performance of the show’s song “The Confrontation” with Lin-Manuel Miranda. Watch that below:


Kyle Jean-Baptiste – “The Confrontation” with Lin-Manuel Miranda

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'Botched' Star & Justin Bieber Lookalike Toby Sheldon Dead

Really sad news – Toby Sheldon, a man who spent over $100,000 to look like Justin Bieber, has been found dead.

According to TMZ, the Botched and My Strange Addiction star was discovered in a Motel 6 on Friday (August 21) in the San Fernando Valley.

Toby was reported missing by friends several days earlier.

Law enforcement officials tell the site that drugs were found in the room, but it remains unclear what caused his death.

Our thoughts go out to Toby‘s family and friends during this difficult time.

Justin Wilson Dead - IndyCar Driver Passes Away at 37 After Pocono Raceway Crash

IndyCar Driver Justin Wilson has tragically passed away after suffering a severe head injury on Sunday (August 23).

The 37-year-old race car driver got into a terrible car crash during a race at Pocono Raceway. The race’s leader Sage Karam spun out and caused debris. The debris caused Justin to veer off the course and hit a wall head-on.

“I can’t find the proper words to describe the pain and sympathy I feel for Justin and his family. #RIPJustin” Sage tweeted upon hearing the sad news.

Justin‘s family has released a statement (via E! News), “The family would like to thank the staff at the Lehigh Valley Health Network Cedar Crest Hospital, Pocono Raceway, Andretti Autosport, and the Verixon IndyCar Series as well as the entire racing community for the amazing outpouring of support from fans around the world,” adding that he was a, “loving father and devoted husband.”

Our thoughts go out to Justin‘s friends and loved ones during this time.

Yvonne Craig Dead - Original Batgirl Dies at 78

Yvonne Craig, the first woman to play the role of Batgirl, has died at age 78.

The actress passed away in her home in Pacific Palisades, Calif. on Monday night (August 17), according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Yvonne‘s nephew Christopher Carson announced that she was suffering from breast cancer, which had metastasized to her liver.

After starting her career in ballet, Yvonne went on to star opposite Elvis Presley in two of his movies before landing her role on the 1960s ABC series Batman. She played Batgirl for two seasons and later made a memorable appearance in an episode of Star Trek.

We send out our thoughts and condolences to Yvonne‘s family and friends during this difficult time.

Morgan Freeman's Granddaughter E'Dena Hines Dead After Stabbing

Morgan Freeman‘s step-granddaughter E’Dena Hines was stabbed to death in the early hours of Sunday (August 16) in New York City.

The 33-year-old was found with multiple stab wounds on the street in Washington Heights before being taken to Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center. She was pronounced dead at the hospital.

A 30-year-old man was taken into custody and is undergoing psychiatric evaluation after being found kneeling over her body.

“The world will never know her artistry and talent, and how much she had to offer,” Morgan said in a statement (via People). “Her friends and family were fortunate enough to have known what she meant as a person. Her star will continue to shine bright in our hearts, thoughts and prayers. May she rest in peace.”

Our thoughts go out to E’Dena‘s family and loved ones during this difficult time.

Uggie the Dog Dead - 'The Artist' Star Put to Sleep at Age 13

Uggie the Dog, the adorable Jack Russell Terrier featured in the Oscar-winning movie The Artist, has died at the age of 13.

The dog’s owner Omar Von Mueller made the difficult decision to put him to sleep after a brave battle with a prostate tumor.

“I will forever hold him dearly in my heart and never forget his infinite love for chicken and hotdogs,” Sarah Clifford, the dog’s trainer, told TMZ.

Uggie received several awards for his work in The Artist and he even was immortalized with a hand and footprint ceremony in Hollywood. See lots of photos from his appearances below!

We send out our condolences to all of the people who loved Uggie over the years.

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