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Carla Fendi, Philanthropist and Fashion Force, Dies at 79

Carla Fendi, Philanthropist and Fashion Force, Dies at 79

Jun 20
Carla Fendi, one of the five sisters who transformed the family leather goods business into a global luxury fashion house long known for its furs, has died following a long illness. She was 79.

Stephen Furst, Flounder in 'Animal House,' Dies at 63

Stephen Furst, Flounder in 'Animal House,' Dies at 63

By Lynn Elber | Jun 18
Stephen Furst, who played naive fraternity pledge Flounder in the hit movie "Animal House," has died of complications from diabetes, his family said Saturday. Furst was 63.

Director John Avildsen Dies at 81; Won Oscar for 'Rocky'

Director John Avildsen Dies at 81; Won Oscar for 'Rocky'

By Jake Coyle | Jun 17
John G. Avildsen, who directed "Rocky" and "The Karate Kid" - two dark-horse, underdog favorites that went on to become Hollywood franchises - died Friday at age 81.

TV's Batman Adam West Dead at 88

TV's Batman Adam West Dead at 88

Jun 10
Adam West, whose straight-faced portrayal of Batman in a 1960s TV series lifted the tight-clad Caped Crusader into the national consciousness, has died at age 88, his family said Saturday on a verified Facebook page.

Out 'Road Rules' Star Danny Dias Dead at 34

Out 'Road Rules' Star Danny Dias Dead at 34

Jun 7
Danny Dias, who appeared on MTV's hit reality competition shows "Road Rules" and "The Challenge" has died. He was 34.

Peter Sallis, Voice of 'Wallace and Gromit,' Dead at 96

Peter Sallis, Voice of 'Wallace and Gromit,' Dead at 96

Jun 6
British actor Peter Sallis, who played irrepressible, cheese-loving inventor Wallace in the "Wallace and Gromit" cartoons, has died, his agent said Monday. He was 96.

'The Comeback' Star Robert Michael Morris Dies at 77

'The Comeback' Star Robert Michael Morris Dies at 77

May 31
Actor Robert Michael Morris, who was best known for starring on HBO's "The Comeback" with Lisa Kudrow, died Tuesday. He was 77.

Rocker Gregg Allman Dies At Age 69; Sang And Lived The Blues

Rocker Gregg Allman Dies At Age 69; Sang And Lived The Blues

By Russ Bynum and Kristin M. Hall | May 28
Gregg Allman, a survivor of tragedy, knew the blues musically and in a painfully personal way.

Media Mogul Jerry Perenchio Dies in LA at 86

Media Mogul Jerry Perenchio Dies in LA at 86

By Robert Jablon | May 25
Though he backed mainly Republican and conservative causes media mogul and billionaire Jerry Perenchio's charitable giving extended to AIDS and gay service and environmental groups.

Dina Merrill, Heiress and Actress, Dead at 93

Dina Merrill, Heiress and Actress, Dead at 93

May 23
Dina Merrill, the rebellious heiress who defied her super-rich parents to become a movie star, often portraying stylish wives or "the other woman," has died at age 93.

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