Longtime college basketball broadcaster Billy Packer, who was a part of 34 Final Fours as a broadcaster for NBC and CBS, died Thursday at the age of 82, according to a tweet from his son. “The Packer Family would like to share some sad news,” tweeted his son Mark, who hosts a show on the ACC
Michael Lehrer, a sketch, improv and stand-up performer whose credits included The Second City, has died of complications of ALS. He was 44. Lehrer kept performing even after his 2017 diagnosis, appearing in Austin, Texas clubs in a wheelchair. He talked openly about his struggles with the disease on stage and on the comedy podcast
Diane McBain, whose quick rise to fame as a young Warner Bros. contract player in the early 1960s soon had her starring in the ABC series Surfside 6 and co-starring opposite Elvis Presley in 1966’s Spinout, died of liver cancer today at the Motion Picture & Television Country House and Hospital in Woodland Hills, California.
Georgia Holt, best known as Cher’s mother but an actress, model, and singer in her own right, has died. Cher confirmed the death on social media. Holt was 96 and no details on her death were given, although it was previously revealed she was hospitalized with pneumonia earlier this year. Cher said she had been
June Blair, a film actress who later appeared on the popular Ozzie & Harriet television show after marrying actor David Nelson, died December 4 at age 89. Her death was conirmed by her niece, actress Tracy Nelson, on Facebook, but no cause of death was given. Blair was born in San Francisco, and first came to
Charles Koppelman, whose publishing and talent development vision made him one of the recording industry’s top executives, has died at 82. No cause was given by his son, Brian, showrunner of Billions, and daughter Jenny Koppelman Hutt. “He spent his last days surrounded by those he loved the most,” his son wrote on social media.
Jason David Frank, an actor and mixed martial arts star, has died at 49 years old. The cause of death has not been revealed, but reports indicated it was by suicide. Frank was born in Covina, Calif., and was originally the Green Ranger, Tommy Oliver, in the early 1990s. He then became the White Ranger.
Troubled singer and rapper Aaron Carter was apparently found dead today at his home in Lancaster, Calif. He was 34 years old TMZ reported that authorities were called at about 11 a.m. Saturday with a report that a man had drowned in the bathtub at the location. Sheriff’s Deputy Alejandra Parra confirmed officers responded
Takeoff, a rapper with the Georgia-based hip-hop trio Migos whose string of hits earned them an appearance on a 2016 episode of the TV series Atlanta, was shot and killed at a downtown Houston bowling alley and pool hall Tuesday night, local police have confirmed. According to local news reports, Takeoff, whose real name is
Shirley Baskin Familian, the public TV pioneer, multimedia artist, philanthropist and businesswoman who was involved in the founding of Baskin-Robbins Ice Cream, passed away peacefully on the night of October 13 with her children at her side, according to her family. She was 101. Familian was deeply involved in KCET since its advent in 1964. During her
A confrontation with a drifter at a Westminster, Calif. gas station Wednesday resulted in a stabbing that claimed the life of top NASCAR driver Bobby East. Westminster is normally very safe community bordered by the city of Seal Beach on the west, Garden Grove on the north and east, and by Huntington Beach and Fountain
UPDATED: Florida Circuit Court Judge Vincent Chiu today ordered permanently sealed “photographs, video recordings, audio recordings, statutorily protected autopsy information” collected by the Orange County, Florida sheriff and medical examiner in relation of Bob Saget’s death, according to the Associated Press. The action was taken at the request of Saget’s widow Kelly Rizzo and her
Bob Saget’s widow Kelly Rizzo and her three daughters filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against the Orange County, Florida sheriff and medical examiner’s office seeking to keep sealed certain records related to the investigation into the comedian’s recent death. “In the process of these investigations, Defendants created records which include photographs, video recordings, audio recordings,
Eve Babitz, a writer and once-and-future “it” girl closely identified with the 1960s and early-’70s in Los Angeles, has died at 78. Relatives confirmed her death on social media as well as to the Associated Press, but did not specify a cause. Part-West Coast wild child, part-boho intellectual, Eve once described herself as a “stacked
Skilyr Hicks, who at age 14 impressed the judges of America’s Got Talent with her performance of an original song and poignant story of losing her father, died Monday in Liberty, South Carolina. She was 23. Her death was confirmed by her younger sister Breelyn Hicks in a Facebook post this morning. Earlier, TMZ reported
Linda Carlson, who starred in the short-lived 1970s TV series Westside Medical and Kaz before becoming a familiar recurring actor on Newhart, Steven Bochco’s Murder One and the television adaptation of Clueless, died Oct. 26 in Gaylordsville, CT. She was 76. Her family said the cause of death was ALS. Born in Knoxville, TN, Carlson
Jovita Moore, a longtime and beloved TV news anchor in Atlanta died last night, seven months after disclosing that she had been diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer. She was 53. Her death was announced by Atlanta station WSB-TV in a statement that said Moore died overnight. “Back in April doctors discovered two
Jane Powell, who made her screen debut with W.C. Fields, danced with Fred Astaire in Royal Wedding, was one of seven brides for seven brothers in the classic 1954 film musical, sang “Buttons and Bows” at President Harry S. Truman’s Inaugural Ball and was a bridesmaid at the first of Elizabeth Taylor’s weddings, died of