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Helen Hunt Pays Tribute to Her Dad Gordon After His Death

Helen Hunt‘s father Gordon Hunt has sadly passed away at the age of 87.

The director and acting teacher frequently worked with Helen on her hit sitcom Mad About You and she once opened up about how nearly all her memorably episodes were with him at the helm.

Gordon died on Saturday night (December 17) after a battle with Parkinson’s disease, Helen revealed.

“He was a master of reinvention, a journeyman artist,” she told THR. “He knew and taught that the work doesn’t always find you. You need to create and re-create the work every day.”

We send our thoughts and condolences to the Hunt family during this difficult time.

Andrew Dorff Dead - Stephen Dorff's Brother & Prominent Country Songwriter Dies at 40

This is so sad – Andrew Dorff, the brother of actor Stephen Dorff and a prominent songwriter in the country world – has passed away at the age of 40.

No cause of death or details of his passing has been revealed. Andrew wrote songs for Blake Shelton, Kenny Chesney and Hunter Hayes, among others.

His hits include Blake‘s “My Eyes” and “Neon Light” and Kenny‘s “Save It for a Rainy Day,” and “Somebody’s Heartbreak.”

NSAI President Lee Thomas Miller said in a statement (via Gossip Cop). “It is with immeasurable grief that we learn of the passing of our friend Andrew Dorff. Our songwriting community is small and close and this loss will hurt us all deeply. Andrew was a good man and a good friend. He was an elite songwriter at the peak of his life and career. Our sincerest prayers go out to his family. May we all hug each other a little tighter this week and remember that life is fragile. Rest in peace Andrew.”

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

Dick Latessa Dead - 'Hairspray' Actor Dies at 87

Dick Latessa, known for his Tony-winning performance as Wilbur Turnblad in the original Broadway production of Hairspray, has died at the age of 87.

The actor’s death was announced by the Broadway League’s Tony Awards website on Monday night (December 19).

“He owned the part,” Hairspray producer Margo Lion said in a statement. “He was the real thing – a generous, big-hearted artist whose talent and professionalism were a model for making a full life in the theater.”

Harvey Fierstein, who played Dick‘s on-stage wife Edna in Hairspray, took to Twitter to share, “We lost the 1 & only Dick Latessa & my heart is broken. Still, for 1,000 performances I had the best partner ever.”

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

Zsa Zsa Gabor RIP - Hungarian Actress Dead at 99

Zsa Zsa Gabor has sadly passed away.

She was 99 years old and died of a heart attack on Sunday (December 18) after being rushed to the hospital, according to TMZ.

She is survived by her husband Frederic Prinz Von Anhalt, who often threw lavish birthday parties in her honor.

Zsa Zsa was probably best known for her roles in Lovely to Look At, We’re Not Married!, and Moulin Rouge.

She was also a Beverly Hills socialite, and was married to Paris Hilton‘s grandfather Conrad from 1942-1947.

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

Craig Sager Dies, Celebs Pay Tribute on Twitter - Read Tweets

Craig Sager, known for being a colorful sideline reporter for Turner Sports, has died at the age of 65.

The legendary sports broadcaster was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia in 2014.

Craig was presented with the Jimmy V Perserverance Award at the 2016 ESPYs and Vice President Joe Biden showed up to present the award.

Craig Sager was a beloved member of the Turner family for more than three decades and he has been a true inspiration to all of us,” Turner president David Levy said in a statement. “There will never be another Craig Sager. His incredible talent, tireless work ethic and commitment to his craft took him all over the world covering sports.”

“While he will be remembered fondly for his colorful attire and the TNT sideline interviews he conducted with NBA coaches and players, it’s the determination, grace and will to live he displayed during his battle with cancer that will be his lasting impact. Our thoughts and prayers are with Craig‘s wife, Stacy, and the entire Sager family during this difficult time. We will forever be Sager Strong,” the statement added.

Read celeb reactions from Biden, Justin Timberlake, Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade, and many more.

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'Bewitched' Actor Bernard Fox Dead at 89

We are sad to report the death of longtime actor Bernard Fox.

He was 89 years old and died of heart failure on Wednesday (December 14) at Valley Presbyterian Hospital in Van Nuys, Calif., his publicist confirmed to THR.

Bernard was probably best known for his role as the witch doctor Dr. Bombay on the ABC series Bewitched.

He also starred on the 60s CBS sitcom Hogan’s Heroes, voiced the Chairman in 1990′s The Rescuers Down Under, and appeared in 1999′s The Mummy.

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

Leah Remini Remembers Co-Star Alan Thicke, Calls Him 'Such a Talent & Good Guy'

Hollywood is still mourning the loss of Growing Pains star Alan Thicke.

Leah Remini has now released a statement remembering her co-star. Leah and Alan recently filmed their upcoming comedy The Clapper over the summer.

“I, like many, was a huge fan of Alan and of Growing Pains,” Leah told People magazine. “In my career, I have had the luck to occasionally run in the same circles as him and he was always the guy you wanted to be around. This past July, I had the pleasure of working with Alan on The Clapper. Alan was someone that always knew your name and made you feel at home when you were in his company – even if he had just met you. He made everyone feel just a little bit cooler by being around. My heart goes out to his wife Tanya and his children Brennan, Robin and Carter.”

Leah also followed up her statement with a post on Instagram of herself and Alan along with The Clapper co-stars Ed Helms, Mickey Gooch Jr., and Tracy Morgan.

A release date for The Clapper has not been announced yet.

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