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Aaron Hernandez Dead - Convicted Murdered & Former NFL Player Commits Suicide in Jail at 27

Aaron Herenandez, who was convicted of murder and was serving a life sentence for the murder of Odin Lloyd in June of 2013, committed suicide in his jail cell on Wednesday (April 19).

“On April 19, 2017 Aaron Hernandez was discovered hanged in his cell by corrections officers at the Souza Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley Massachusetts at approximately 3:05 a.m., lifesaving techniques were attempted on Mr. Hernandez and he was transported to UMASS Leominster where he was pronounced dead at 4:07 a.m. by a physician at the hospital,” a statement from Christopher Fallon, the Assistant Deputy Commissioner of Communications of the Massachusetts Department of Corrections, read (via CBS). “Mr. Hernandez was in a single cell in a general population housing unit. Mr. Hernandez hanged himself utilizing a bed sheet that he attached to his cell window.”

“Mr. Hernandez also attempted to block his door from the inside by jamming the door with various items. The Massachusetts State Police are on scene and the investigation continues. Mr. Hernandez’s next of kin have been notified,” the statement continued.

Aaron leaves behind his partner Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez and their 4-year-old daughter Avielle. Aaron was drafted by the New England Patriots and became a star tight end before his arrest.

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Charlie Murphy Dead - Comedian & Eddie Murphy's Brother Dies From Leukemia at 57

Charlie Murphy has passed away at the age of 57 after battling leukemia.

The 57-year-old entertainer was a successful stand up comedian who notably co-starred on the Chappelle Show. He also co-wrote some of his brother Eddie Murphy‘s movies, and appeared in Are We There Yet, The Boondocks and Black Jesus.

Charlie passed away in a New York City hospital. He recently toured with Cedric the Entertainer, Eddie Griffin, George Lopez and D.L. Hughley.

Charlie left behind three children. His wife, Tisha Taylor Murphy, passed away in 2009 from cancer.

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

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John Geils Jr. Dead - J. Geils Band Leader Dies at 71

John Geils Jr., the founder of the J. Geils Band, has died at the age of 71.

The rocker was found dead on Tuesday (April 11) at his home in Groton, Mass.

While Geils‘ death has been confirmed by Groton’s chief of police, no further details have been released.

John formed the J. Geils Band in 1967 while attending college and the band’s song “Centerfold” topped the Billboard‘s singles chart in the 1980s. While the band broke up in 1985, they reunited over the years regularly.

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

Clay Adler Dead - MTV Reality Star Commits Suicide at 27 (Report)

Clay Adler, who starred on two seasons of MTV’s Newport Harbor: The Real Orange County, and was pals with Jennifer Lawrence when they first started out in Hollywood, tragically committed suicide with a gun in late March.

Sources tell TMZ that Clay and his friends were shooting guns in the desert on March 25 before he turned the gun on himself and was shot in the face via a self inflicted wound. He passed away the next day. Clay reportedly struggled with mental illness, and there was no signs of drugs or alcohol.

Clay did some acting and he became friendly with Jennifer Lawrence – they posed on the red carpet together at the Movieguide Awards in 2007.

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

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Chelsea Brown Dead - 'Laugh In' Actress Dies at 70

Chelsea Brown, best known as a cast member of Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In in the 1960s, has sadly passed away at the age of 70.

The actress and dancer, who appeared on the NBC comedy-sketch series alongside stars like Goldie Hawn, died on Wednesday (April 5), Laugh-In‘s executive producer George Schlatter confirmed. (via The New York Times)

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The cause of death was reportedly pneumonia.

Chelsea was also known for performing on Australian TV shows and in films.

We’re wishing her loved ones all the best during this difficult time.

Don Rickles Dead - Legendary Comedian Dies at 90

Don Rickles has sadly passed away at the age of 90.

The legendary comedian died on Thursday (April 6) at his home in Los Angeles, his rep confirmed to THR.

The cause of death was kidney failure.

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Don was a legend in the comedy world and known for roasting celebs with his rapid fire insults. He was an honorary member of the Rat Pack and rose to fame after he insulted Frank Sinatra and got a big laugh from the singer/actor, who normally did not enjoy that treatment.

In recent years, Don has voiced the role of Mr. Potato Head in the Toy Story series and appeared in a voice role in Kevin James‘ 2011 movie Zookeeper.

Rickles is survived by his wife Barbara, two kids, and two grandchildren. We send our thoughts and condolences to his loved ones during this difficult time.

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Paul O'Neill Dead - Trans-Siberian Orchestra Founder Dies at 61

Paul O’Neill, the founder of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, has sadly passed away at the age of 61 after a battle with chronic illness.

The band confirmed the sad news by releasing a statement on their website.

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“The entire Trans-Siberian Orchestra family, past and present, is heartbroken to share the devastating news that Paul O’Neill has passed away from chronic illness,” the statement read. “He was our friend and our leader — a truly creative spirit and an altruistic soul. This is a profound and indescribable loss for us all.”

“We ask that you respect Paul’s family’s privacy now. We will make additional announcements shortly,” the band added.

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