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Jonathan Demme, 'Silence of the Lambs' Director, Dead at 73

Jonathan Demme, 'Silence of the Lambs' Director, Dead at 73

By Jake Coyle | Apr 26
Jonathan Demme, the Oscar-winning director of "The Silence of the Lambs" and "Philadelphia," and whose Talking Heads documentary "Stop Making Sense" is considered one of the greatest concert films ever, has died. He was 73.

Hollywood Agent and Producer Sandy Gallin Dies at 76

Hollywood Agent and Producer Sandy Gallin Dies at 76

By Mark Kennedy | Apr 23
Sandy Gallin, an agent and talent manager who guided the careers of such luminaries as Barbra Streisand, Dolly Parton, Cher and Nicole Kidman, as well as being a TV, movie and Broadway producer, has died in Los Angeles.

Erin Moran, 'Happy Days'' Joanie, Dies at 56

Erin Moran, 'Happy Days'' Joanie, Dies at 56

Apr 22
Erin Moran, the former child star who played Joanie Cunningham in the sitcoms "Happy Days" and "Joanie Loves Chachi," has died.

Paris Officer Killed in Recent Terrorist Attack was a 'Proud Gay Man'

Paris Officer Killed in Recent Terrorist Attack was a 'Proud Gay Man'

Apr 21
A police officer who was killed in the terrorist attack allegedly carried out by ISIS Thursday on the Champs-Élysées in Paris received a New York Times obituary, where he's described as a "proud gay man."

Major Force in HIV Science Dr. Mark Wainberg Dead at 71

Major Force in HIV Science Dr. Mark Wainberg Dead at 71

Apr 13
The world lost a leader in the fight against AIDS this week with the passing of Dr. Mark Wainberg.

David Letterman's Mom, Who Became Unlikely Star, Dies at 95

David Letterman's Mom, Who Became Unlikely Star, Dies at 95

Apr 12
David Letterman's mother Dorothy Mengering, a Midwestern homemaker who became an unlikely celebrity in her 70s as she baked mystery pies and covered the Olympics for her son's late-night show, has died. She was 95.

Don Rickles, King of Insult Comedy, Dies at 90

Don Rickles, King of Insult Comedy, Dies at 90

By Lynn Elber | Apr 6
Comedian Don Rickles has died at age 90.

Rainbow Pride Flag Creator, LGBT Rights Activist Dead at 65

Rainbow Pride Flag Creator, LGBT Rights Activist Dead at 65

Mar 31
Gilbert Baker, a LGBT rights activist who created the rainbow pride flag that became ubiquitous with the gay rights movement, has died. He was 65.

Beloved Drag Artist Sweetie Loses Battle with Cancer at 50

Beloved Drag Artist Sweetie Loses Battle with Cancer at 50

Mar 28
New York City's nightlife community is mourning the loss of beloved drag legend Sweetie. The multi-GLAM Award-winner passed away Tuesday after prolonged battle with cancer. She was 50.

Darlene Cates, the Mother in 'Gilbert Grape,' Dies at 69

Darlene Cates, the Mother in 'Gilbert Grape,' Dies at 69

Mar 28
Darlene Cates, who played the housebound mother in the 1993 film "What's Eating Gilbert Grape," has died.

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