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Winnie Madikizela-Mandela Dead, Anti-Apartheid Activist Passes Away at 81

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, the former wife of Nelson Mandela, has passed away at the age of 81.

“She died after a long illness, for which she had been in and out of hospital since the start of the year,” family spokesman Victor Dlamini said in a statement (via BBC). “She succumbed peacefully in the early hours of Monday afternoon surrounded by her family and loved ones.”

Winnie was a South African anti-apartheid activist and politician and she held several government positions over the course of her life. Winnie was married to Nelson Mandela for 38 years and campaigned for his release from prison while he was incarcerated. They divorced in 1996.

Our thoughts are with Winnie‘s loved ones during this time.

Steven Bochco Dead - TV Producer & Creator Dies at 74

Steven Bochco, who created some of the biggest shows ever on television, has sadly died at the age of 74.

Some of the shows that Bochco created included Hill Street Blues, NYPD Blue, L.A. Law, and Doogie Houser.

Bochco died this weekend after battling leukemia for several years, according to TMZ. He is survived by his wife Dayna and his son Jesse.

Among the accolades that Steven received during his career are 10 Emmys and four Peabody Awards.

We send our thoughts and condolences to Steven‘s loved ones during this difficult time.

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Colton Haynes Mourns Death of Mom Dana: 'Today I Lost My Best Friend'

Colton Haynes has sadly lost his mom.

The 29-year-old AHS: Cult actor announced on Friday night (March 23) that his mom Dana has lost her battle with liver and kidney failure.

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“Today I lost my best friend, the love of my life…my momma. Words can’t express how incredible this woman was. I have so many things to say but I’m in a state of shock. I will always love you momma. RIP my angel,” Colton wrote on Instagram along with several photos of his mom.

Back in February, Colton revealed his mom’s declining health while sharing that he and his family were getting ready to say goodbye.

Our thoughts are with Colton and his family at this time.

DuShon Monique Brown Dead - 'Chicago Fire' Actress Dies at 49

DuShon Monique Brown has sadly passed away at the age of 49, according to TMZ.

The Chicago Fire actress died after suffering an apparent heart attack on Friday (March 23) at her home in Chicago, Ill.

DuShon reportedly admitted herself to a the hospital earlier this week after suffering chest pains, but went through tests but was released a short time later.

Then, on Friday, DuShon suffered some type of cardiac episode.

DuShon has been on Chicago Fire since the show began in 2012, where she played Connie, the assistant to Chief Boden.

Our thoughts are with DuShon‘s family during this difficult time.

Firefighter Dies on the Set of Edward Norton Movie 'Motherless Brooklyn' in NYC

37-year-old firefighter and father of four Michael R. Davidson sadly died on Thursday night (March 22) while battling a fire on the set of the upcoming Edward Norton-directed film, Motherless Brooklyn, in New York City.

His death, due to a critical injury sustained while battling the fire, was confirmed by Edward and producers of the upcoming film in a statement issued on Friday (March 23).

“To our great sorrow, we now know that a NYC firefighter lost his life battling the blaze that grew, and our hearts ache in solidarity with his family. New York City firefighters truly are the bravest in the world. We watched firsthand with astonishment as they charged into the smoke to make sure all were safely out and then fought to contain the blaze and prevent it from spreading, putting their lives on the line as they do every day,” said Edward and the producers in a statement.

Flames initially broke out around in the basement of the Harlem apartment house where filming is taking place for the movie. Bruce Willis stars in the upcoming movie.

“Our city lost a hero tonight. The prayers of 8.5 million New Yorkers are with his wife, his four children and his loved ones,” said Mayor Bill DeBlasio in a statement.

Our thoughts are with Michael‘s family and friends at this difficult time.