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Patty Duke Dead - Oscar Winning Actress Dies at 69

Oscar-winning actress Patty Duke has reportedly passed away at the age of 69.

News of the actress’ death was apparently reported by her son, actor Sean Astin, on a Fox affiliate.

Patty received an Academy Award for her work in The Miracle Worker at age 16, and went on to star as two cousins on The Patty Duke Show.

Patty was also an active mental health activist after being diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 1982. She dedicated years to increasing, promoting research, and taking away stigmas for sufferers.

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

See the statement from the family of Patty Duke below…

David Smyrl Dead - 'Sesame Street' Actor Dies at 80

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Garry Shandling Dead - 'Larry Sanders Show' Actor Dies at 66

Garry Shandling, a popular character actor known for his work on The Larry Sanders Show among many others, has passed away at the age of 66.

TMZ reports that Garry seemed healthy on Thursday morning (March 24). He was reportedly rushed to the hospital, but was still alive when he arrived. The death appears to be very sudden, as he was not suffering from any known illnesses.

Garry had roles in recent Marvel films including Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Iron Man 2. He also played himself in the first Zoolander film.

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

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'30 Rock' Actor & SAG-AFTRA President Ken Howard Dead at 71

Sad news – longtime actor and the president of SAG-AFTRA, Ken Howard, has passed away.

He was 71 years old and probably best known for his roles in The White Shadow, Crossing Jordan, and most recently, as Hank Hooper on 30 Rock.

Ken was an inspirational leader and it is an incredible loss for SAG-AFTRA, for his family and for everyone who knew him,” Acting President Gabrielle Carteris said in a statement. “He was a light that never dimmed and was completely devoted to the membership. He led us through tumultuous times and set our union on a steady course of excellence. We will be forever in his debt.”

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

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Phife Dawg Dead - A Tribe Called Quest Founding Member Dies at 45

Phife Dawg, a founding member of the iconic rap group A Tribe Called Quest, has passed away at the age of 45 on Wednesday (March 23), TMZ reports.

While no cause of death was given, the 45-year-old rapper had some health issues over the past few years. He had a kidney transplant in 2008 and suffered from Type 1 diabetes.

A Tribe Called Quest consists of MC/producer Q-Tip and DJ/producer Ali Shaheed Muhammad, but no statement has been officially released.

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

Rob Ford Dead - Former Toronto Mayor Dies at 46 After Battling Cancer

Rob Ford, the former mayor of Toronto, has passed away at the age of 46 after battling pleomorphic liposarcoma, a rare form of cancer, Variety reports.

You may remember years ago, the mayor made headlines when video surfaced showing his allegedly smoking crack cocaine. He entered rehab shortly after.

At the time of his death, Rob was serving on the city council at Etobicoke North. Before being elected mayor in 2010, Rob spent a decade with city council as well. He served as Toronto’s mayor from 2010 to 2014.

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

Andy Grove Dead - Former Intel CEO Dies at 79

Andy Grove, the former CEO of Intel, has died at the age of 79.

The Silicon Valley mastermind passed away from unspecified causes on Monday (March 21) according to Intel, where he worked for 37 years.

During his time at Intel, he played an instrumental role in the move from memory chips to microprocessors in computers and turned the corporation into the world’s largest chip company.

Andy made the impossible happen, time and again, and inspired generations of technologists, entrepreneurs, and business leaders,” current Intel CEO Brian Krzanich said in a statement.

Andy was also named Man of the Year by Time Magazine in 1997.

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

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