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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.

Nelson Mandela Dead at 95: Revolutionary Passes After Illness

Nelson Mandela, the famous former South African President who battled apartheid has passed away at the age of 95, Deadline reports.

The revolutionary’s health has been the subject of media coverage after being hospitalized back in June for a lung infection.

The publication reports that members of Nelson‘s family began gathering at his deathbed today.

Nelson‘s life has been documented by many movies, including Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom, which is the most recent. The movie just premiered today in London. It stars Idris Elba in the title role.

Our thoughts go out to Nelson‘s loved ones during this time.

Paul Walker Dead at 40 - 'Fast & Furious' Star Dies in Car Crash

Paul Walker has died at the age of 40 after he was involved in a single-car accident and explosion on Saturday (November 30) in Southern California, according to TMZ.

The Fast and the Furious actor was in a Porsche when the driver lost control and slammed into a post or tree in Santa Clarita. The car then burst into flames. Paul and another person who was in the car were both killed.

It is not clear right now what caused the accident or who was behind the wheel.

Paul was in town to attend a car show to support the Philippines typhoon relief effort and he was taking friends out for drives in his new Porsche GT car. The crash happened during one of the test drives that afternoon.

Paul is survived by his 15-year-old daughter Meadow, who he had with a former girlfriend.

We send our condolences out to all of Paul‘s loved ones during this difficult time.

UPDATE: Read the statement released by Paul Walker‘s team confirming his death.

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Musician Lou Reed Dead at 71

Famed musician Lou Reed has died at the age of 71, Rolling Stone reports.

He was best known for his work as a guitarist, singer, and songwriter for the Velvet Underground, and his solo career.

Reed fused street-level urgency with elements of European avant-garde music, marrying beauty and noise, while bringing a whole new lyrical honesty to rock & roll poetry,” the mag wrote.

While Lou underwent a liver transplant in May, the cause of death is currently unknown.

Our thoughts are with his family and close ones during this difficult time.

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