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Sydney Schanberg Dead - Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist Dies at 82

Famed journalist Sydney Schanberg has sadly died at the age of 82, according to the New York Times.

The Pulitzer Prize winner suffered from a heart attack on Tuesday (July 5) in Poughkeepsie, NY.

Besides his impressive journalism career, Sydney‘s life was also the inspiration behind the film The Killing Fields, which chronicled his experiences as a foreign correspondent in Cambodia.

Later in life, Sydney also wrote for Newsday, Life and The Village Voice.

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

Christina Grimmie's Family Releases Statement A Month After Her Death

Christina Grimmie‘s loved ones have released a heart-wrenching statement after laying the 22-year-old singer to rest late last month.

The Voice star was tragically shot in Orlando last month by a deranged fan. Her family – mom Tina, dad Bud and brother Marcus – has spoken out for the first time since laying her to rest last month.

“The outpouring of love and generosity that has been displayed to our family throughout these last few weeks has far exceeded anything we could have ever imagined,” the family told People. “As we have always known, Christina’s life was so very special, not only to us, but to everyone she touched with her joyful heart, beautiful voice and love for life and the Lord.”

They added, “Words cannot express what the many memorials, donations and tributes shared by Christina’s fans and those in the media and entertainment industry mean to us. She will live on in our hearts forever. We will take our time in determining the best ways to honor Christina moving forward.”

Michael Cimino Dead - 'Deer Hunter' Director Dies at 77

Michael Cimino, the director of the classic movie The Deer Hunter, has died at age 77.

The news was revealed by Cannes Film Festival director Thierry Fremaux on Twitter. “Michael Cimino has died, in peace, surrounded by friends and the two women who love him. We love him too,” he wrote in French.

The filmmaker won two Oscars for his work on the film – Best Director and Best Picture as a producer. His next film was the infamous Heaven’s Gate, which was one of the biggest movie disasters of all time and led to the demise of its studio United Artists. A restoration of the full uncut movie in 2012 changed a lot of critics’ perception of the film.

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

Elie Wiesel Dead - Holocaust Survivor & 'Night' Author Dies at 87

Elie Wiesel, the renowned Holocaust survivor who wrote the powerful memoir “Night,” has died at the age of 87.

The Nobel Prize winner passed away on Saturday (July 2).

As a teenager, Elie and his family were forced into concentration camps during the Holocaust. His parents and younger sister all died, but he lived and went on to write his memoir in 1955.

Elie was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986 for his work in speaking out against racism, violence, and repression.

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

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Zurlon Tipton Dead - Ex-NFL Player Dies in Accidental Shooting

Former Indianapolis Colts football player Zurlon Tipton has died after he accidentally shot himself.

The 26-year-old former NFL star was at a car dealership in Michigan on Tuesday (June 28) when he reached into a bag to grab something, but accidentally hit the trigger on one of the two guns inside. The gun shot Zurlon in the stomach.

While Zurlon was alert and interacting with people following the tragic accident, he died at the hospital due to his injuries.

“A gentleman … brought a vehicle into our service department between 9 and 9:30 this morning,” the dealership’s general manager Mark DeMara told The Detroit News. “He had a transmission leak in his vehicle. At some point he reached into a duffel bag that was on the passenger seat of his vehicle and the pistol that was in there deployed and shot the gentleman in the abdomen.”

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

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Pat Summitt Dead - Legendary Basketball Coach Dies at 64 After Battling Alzheimer's

Pat Summitt, legendary college and Olympic basketball coach, has passed away at the age of 64 after battling Alzheimer’s, the AP reports.

Pat coached the University of Tennessee women’s basketball team for years, and was college basketball’s most winningest coach of all time.

“She died peacefully this morning at Sherrill Hill Senior Living in Knoxville surrounded by those who loved her most,” Pat‘s son, Tyler Summitt, said in a statement. “She’ll be remembered as the all-time winningest D-1 basketball coach in NCAA history, but she was more than a coach to so many. he was a hero and a mentor, especially to me, her family, her friends, her Tennessee Lady Volunteer staff and the 161 Lady Vol student-athletes she coached during her 38-year tenure.”

“Since 2011, my mother has battled her toughest opponent, early onset dementia, ‘Alzheimer’s Type,’ and she did so with bravely fierce determination just as she did with every opponent she ever faced. Even though it’s incredibly difficult to come to terms that she is no longer with us, we can all find peace in knowing she no longer carries the heavy burden of this disease,” Tyler added.

Peyton Manning, a Tennessee alum and a friend of Pat‘s, released a statement as well: “She could have coached any team, any sport, men’s or women’s. It wouldn’t have mattered because Pat could flat out coach. I will miss her dearly, and I am honored to call her my friend. My thoughts and prayers are with Tyler and their entire family.”

Our thoughts are with Pat‘s friends and loved ones during this time.

Bill Cunningham Dead - Fashion Photographer Dies at 87

Bill Cunningham, a well-known fashion photographer, has died at age 87.

The legendary photographer recently suffered a stroke and had been hospitalized.

Cunningham published photo essays in The New York Times for the past 40 years. He was named a living landmark by the New York Landmarks Conservancy in 2009 and a documentary was even made about him in 2010.

“His company was sought after by the fashion world’s rich and powerful, yet he remained one of the kindest, most gentle and humble people I have ever met,” the Times‘ publisher and chairman, Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr., said in a statement. “We have lost a legend, and I am personally heartbroken to have lost a friend.”

We send our condolences to Bill‘s loved ones and everyone who admired his work during this difficult time.

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