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Phil Everly Dead - Everly Brothers Singer Dies at 74

Everly Brothers singer Phil Everly has died, according to Variety.

The 74-year-old singer passed away from complications relating to his chronic obstructive pulmonary disease on Friday (January 3).

“We are absolutely heartbroken,” Phil‘s wife Patti said to the LA Times. “He fought long and hard.”

In 1997, Phil won the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award with his brother Don, who was the other singer in Everly Brothers.

In case you didn’t know, the Everly Brothers were known for their hit songs, such as “All I Have To Do Is Dream,” “Wake Up Little Susie,” and “Bye Bye Love.”

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

'Fresh Prince of Bel Air' Actor James Avery Dead at 65

Longtime actor James Avery has died, according to TMZ.

He was 65 years old and had recently undergone open heart surgery, which produced complications last night. He died in a local hospital in Los Angeles with his wife Barbara at his side.

James famously played the character of Uncle Phil in the 90s favorite The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, alongside Will Smith. He had a long resume of roles, including guest stints on That 70s Show, Grey’s Anatomy, and most recently, The Young and the Restless.

UPDATE: JamesFresh Prince son Alfonso Ribeiro tweeted, “I’m deeply saddened to say that James Avery has passed away. He was a second father to me. I will miss him greatly.”

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

In Remembrance: Celebrity Deaths in 2013

As 2013 comes to a close, we’d like to remember the celebrities that passed away this past year.

There have been several shocking deaths this year from stars who were taken from us way too soon, such as Paul Walker, Cory Monteith, and James Gandolfini. We also lost several television legends, award winning writers, political figures, and more.

Our continued thoughts go out to the families and friends of those who passed away this year.

Click inside to remember the celebrities who passed away in 2013… More Here! »

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Three 6 Mafia's Lord Infamous Dead at 40 After Heart Attack

Three 6 Mafia founding member Lord Infamous was found dead on Friday evening (December 20) in Memphis at the age of 40.

“He passed away in his sleep from a heart attack,” his half-brother and fellow group member DJ Paul, told The Hollywood Reporter. “He said he was tired, he wanted to sleep. He sat down at the kitchen table, put his head in his arms to lay down … to get some sleep.”

The rapper, whose real name was Ricky Dunigan, was found dead at the table in his mother’s house after she arrived home from running errands.

Three 6 Mafia famously won an Oscar for Best Original Song back in 2006 (without Lord Infamous) for their song “It’s Hard Out Here for a Pimp” from the movie Hustle & Flow.

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

Joan Fontaine Dead: Oscar-Winning Hitchcock Actress Dies at 96

Joan Fontaine has died at the age of 96, according to THR.

The actress is best known for her roles in Alfred Hitchcock films Rebecca and Suspicion, which garnered her an Oscar for best actress.

Joan also starred in The Constant Nymph (1943), Jane Eyre (1944), September Affair (1950), Ivanhoe (1952), and Island in the Sun (1957).

She made her final credited appearance in the 1994 TV film Good King Wenceslas.

Besides from acting, Joan was a licensed pilot, an interior decorator, and a chef, who was married and divorced four times.

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

Peter O'Toole Dead - 'Lawrence of Arabia' Star Dies at 81

Peter O’Toole has died at the age of 81, his agent tells the BBC.

The actor is most known for his starring role in the film Lawrence of Arabia, which earned him his first Oscar nomination of a career total of eight! He never won an Academy Award for an acting performance, but he received an honorary Oscar in 2003.

Peter recently finished work on the historical film Katherine of Alexandria, which is set to be released in 2014 and he was announced to star alongside Ben Kingsley in the biopic Mary.

“His family are very appreciative and completely overwhelmed by the outpouring of real love and affection being expressed towards him, and to us, during this unhappy time,” his daughter Kate said in a statement. “Thank you all, from the bottom of our hearts. In due course there will be a memorial filled with song and good cheer, as he would have wished.”

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

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