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A.J. Pero Dead - Twisted Sister Drummer Dies at 55

AJ Pero, the longtime drummer in the band Twisted Sister, has died at age 55.

The band announced the sad news on its Facebook page on Friday (March 20).

“The members of Twisted Sister are profoundly saddened to announce the untimely passing of our brother, AJ Pero,” the statement read. “The band, crew and most importantly the family of AJ Pero thank you for your thoughts and prayers at this time.”

AJ, pictured here with frontman Dee Snider, joined the band in 1982 and left in 1986, before returning again in 1997. He drummed on all but one albums released by the group.

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

Cristie Schoen Codd Dead - Food Network Star Murdered at 38

Cristie Schoen Codd, a contestant on the eighth season of Food Network Star, was murdered last week while five months pregnant with her first child.

The 38-year-old TV chef’s husband Joseph Codd was murdered as well and authorities believe that they died on Thursday (March 12).

Family members reported the married couple missing on Sunday and the arrest in the case was made on Tuesday (March 17).

The couple’s neighbor Robert Jason Owens has been “charged with two counts of felony first degree murder, one felony count of breaking or entering, larceny after breaking and entering and free text felony,” according to the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office.

“Our thoughts go out to Cristie‘s family and friends during this difficult time,” a Food Network spokesperson told Us Weekly.

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Terry Pratchett Dead - 'Discworld' Author Passes Away After Battling Alzheimer's Disease

Fantasy writer Terry Pratchett, author of the popular “Discworld” series, has passed away at the age of 66.

The announcement was made on his Twitter account, which he shares with Rob Wilkins.

“I was deeply saddened to learn that Sir Terry Pratchett has died. The world has lost one of its brightest, sharpest minds,” a press release from Larry Finlay at Transworld Publishers read. “Terry faced his Alzheimer’s disease (an ‘embuggerance’, as he called it) publicly and bravely. Over the last few years, it was his writing that sustained him. His legacy will endure for decades to come.”

Terry passed away in his home, with his cat sleeping on his bed surrounded by his family on 12th March 2015. Diagnosed with PCA1 in 2007, he battled the progressive disease with his trademark determination and creativity, and continued to write. He completed his last book, a new Discworld novel, in the summer of 2014, before succumbing to the final stages of the disease,” the press release added.

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Richard Glatzer Dead - 'Still Alice' Co-Director Dies at 62 From ALS Complications

Richard Glatzer, who directed the film Still Alice with his husband Wash Westmoreland, has passed away at the age of 62 from complications due to ALS, Variety reports.

The 62-year-old director died today (March 11) in Los Angeles. Richard and Wash also directed Quinceanera and The Fluffer together.

Still Alice won Julianne Moore an Oscar last month. Richard also co-wrote the screenplay for the film. The movie also stars Kristen Stewart. It is about a linguistics professor and her family who find their bonds tested when she is diagnosed with Early-onset Alzheimer’s Disease.

Our thoughts and condolences are with Richard‘s friends and loved ones during this difficult time.

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10 Dead in French Reality Show Helicopter Crash

It has just been announced that 10 people have tragically died after two helicopters crashed mid-air during a shoot for the French reality TV show Dropped on Monday (March 9) in Argentina.

Some of dead passengers included sports stars – champion sailor Florence Arthaud, 57, Olympic gold medalist swimmer Camille Muffat, 25, and Olympic boxer Alexis Vastine, 28.

The police and firefighters are currently hard at work recovering the dead bodies at the crash site, which occurred near the town of Villa Castelli.

“An explosion occurred, and it’s believed that they must have collided,” La Rioja Secretary of Security Cesar Angulo said in a statement.

If you weren’t aware, Dropped is a reality show, which features celebrities being blindfolded and put in inhospitable environments, where they have to fend for themselves and survive.

We send our thoughts and condolences to all the dead passengers’ loved ones during this difficult time.

Sam Simon Dead - 'Simpsons' Co-Creator Dies at 59

Sam Simon has died at the age of 59, his reps confirmed to Variety.

The nine-time Emmy winner co-created The Simpsons and passed away on Sunday (March 8) at his home in Los Angeles after a battle with colorectal cancer.

In addition to his work on The Simpsons, Sam was a producer on both Taxi and Cheers and won some of his Emmys for being an executive producer on The Tracey Ullman Show.

Sam was married to actress Jennifer Tilly from 1984 to 1991 and Playboy Playmate Jami Ferrell from 2000 to 2003. He is survived by his current partner Jenna Stewart.

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

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Albert Maysles Dead - 'Grey Gardens' Filmmaker Dies at 88

Albert Maysles, the legendary documentary filmmaker, has died at age 88.

The news was confirmed by The Criterion Collection, the company that has just released the filmmaker’s movie Grey Gardens back into theaters in honor of its upcoming 40th anniversary.

“Our dear friend Albert Maysles passed away last night at the age of 88. We saw things through his lens that we will never forget. He was a filmmaker up until the end. We loved him and will miss him terribly,” the company wrote on Facebook.

In addition to the famed Grey Gardens, Albert also directed the acclaimed documentaries Salesman and Gimme Shelter.

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

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