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Fred Thompson Dead - 'Law & Order' Actor & Former Senator Dead at 73 From Lymphoma

Former U.S. Senator turned actor Fred Thompson has passed away at the age of 73 on Sunday (November 1) after battling lymphoma.

“It is with a heavy heart and a deep sense of grief that we share the passing of our brother, husband, father, and grandfather who died peacefully in Nashville surrounded by his family,” his family said in a statement (via The Tennessean). “Fred believed that the greatness of our nation was defined by the hard work, faith, and honesty of its people. He had an enduring belief in the exceptionalism of our country, and that America could provide the opportunity for any boy or girl, in any corner of our country, to succeed in life.”

Fred notably had roles in Law & Order, Die Hard 2, and recently, 90 Minutes in Heaven with Kate Bosworth and Hayden Christensen.

'Happy Days' Star Al Molinaro Dead at 96

Actor Al Molinaro passed away on Friday (October 30) in Wisconsin, according to TMZ.

The actor was 96 and played Big Al, the beloved chef from the drive-in on Happy Days for 10 years.

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He also played Big Al on the show’s spinoff Joanie Loves Chachi.

Al‘s son Michael explained that the actor had very bad gall stones and was in the hospital, but ultimately elected not to have surgery due to his age.

Our thoughts are with Al‘s family and friends during this difficult time.

Former MTV 'Yo Mamma' Host Sam Sarpong Dead at 40

Sad news – Sam Sarpong has died at the age of 40.

The actor, model and former co-host of MTV’s Yo Mamma passed away on Monday (October 26) from an apparent suicide, according to E! News.

He reportedly jumped off of a bridge in Pasadena, Calif. An autopsy is pending.

His Yo Mamma pal Wilmer Valderrama took to Instagram to express his grief.

“I am so sad & so confused.. Sam did it all, believed in dreaming bigger than anyone around him.. We made memories together that will last us forever, thank you for sharing your talent with me and the world.. You were a light everywhere you went and I couldn’t be more proud of the journey you traveled.. You just left us too early Sam.. We will miss you and pray for you.. Once again thank you for all those years you dedicated to our show, we couldn’t have done it without you! Find your peace my brother!,” Wilmer wrote.

He continued, “And to everyone in a dark place.. PLEASE, please talk to someone.. Anyone.. Trust me that we WILL listen.. You are not alone, there are so many people that feel the same darkness, let’s help one another, let us shine hope on all those that need our understanding!! Reach out to someone and make your first step towards living a life you deserve. My prayers and heart are with family and friends that were blessed to know his beautiful soul #RIPSamSarpong”

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

Legendary Actress Maureen O'Hara Dies at 95

Maureen O’Hara has passed away, according to THR.

The Irish actress was 95 years old.

She died “peacefully surrounded by her loving family as they celebrated her life listening to music from her favorite movie, The Quiet Man,” her family said in a statement.

“Her characters were feisty and fearless, just as she was in real life,” her family continued. “She was also proudly Irish and spent her entire lifetime sharing her heritage and the wonderful culture of the Emerald Isle with the world.”

Maureen was born in Ireland in 1920 and went on to star in dozens of films including Miracle on 34th Street, The Quiet Man, and How Green Was My Valley. She recently received the Honorary Oscar at last year’s Academy Of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’Governors Awards.

We send out our thoughts and condolences to all of Maureen‘s loved ones during this difficult time.

Jake Bailey Dead - Makeup Artist Dies at 37 of Apparent Suicide

Jake Bailey, one of the most beloved makeup artists in Hollywood, was found dead in his home of an apparent suicide at age 37.

It appears that Jake “succumbed to carbon monoxide” and he was found in his Los Angeles home by his assistant on Friday morning (October 23), according to TMZ.

Jake was well known in the industry for his work with Katy Perry, Selena Gomez, Mariah Carey, and other notable names.

We send out our thoughts and condolences to all of Jake‘s loved ones during this difficult time.

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Former Academy President Gene Allen Dead at 97

Gene Allen, a former president of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, passed away on Wednesday (October 7) at his home in Newport Beach, Calif.

The art designer passed away from natural causes and was 97 years old.

Gene additionally served as the executive director of the Art Directors Guild and won an Oscar for his art-direction in My Fair Lady in 1965, among many other Oscar nominations.

Gene Allen displayed verve and brio in his 27 years leading the Art Directors Guild. Add to this his service as an IATSE Vice President, President of the Motion Picture Academy, and his multiple Oscar nominations (and wins) for Art Direction and you’re looking at a protean career unlikely soon to be matched. He will be sorely missed by his many friends (including me) in the labor and entertainment communities,” said Scott Roth, Executive Director of the ADG.

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

Koopsta Knicca Dead - Three 6 Mafia Rapper Dies at 40

Robert “Koopsta Knicca” Phillips has passed away at age 40 after suffering a stroke earlier this week.

The rapper, who was a member of Three 6 Mafia and Da Mafia 6ix, died on early Friday morning (October 9) at a Memphis hospital.

“[He] went in peace… Everyone who knew Koop knew he was very funny and the coolest guy ever. He will be missed. We made classics together that’ll live on,” group mate DJ Paul said in a statement to Commercial Appeal.

“Me and Koop had just started writing his new album Devil’s Playground 2… but we didn’t get a chance to record yet,” Paul added. “We had concerts coming up starting next month too. He also just got a home in Vegas that he was moving to on Tuesday, but never got to even see it in person.”

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

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