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Cry of Love Singer Kelly Holland Dead at 52

Singer Kelly Holland, best known for his stint as the frontman for early '90s Southern rock standard-bearers Cry of Love, passed away Feb. 24 at the age of 52.

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Devo Guitarist Bob Casale Dies at 61

Bob Casale, the guitarist for New Wave hitmakers Devo, died yesterday (Feb. 17) at the age of 61. The news was broken by his older brother Gerald, who played bass and keyboards in the group.

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Manager and Producer Marty Thau Dies at 75

Marty Thau, a pivotal figure in the New York City music scene during the '70s and '80s who managed the New York Dolls and founded the landmark indie label Red Star Records, has passed away at the age of 75 due to complications from renal failure.

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Musician Ray Kennedy Dies at 67

Singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Raymond Louis Kennedy has passed away at the age of 67. During his long tenure in the music business, Kennedy wrote songs for or with the Beach Boys, Fleetwood Mac and others.

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Ralph Waite of ‘The Waltons’ Dies at 85

Ralph Waite, a fixture on American TV screens during the 1972-1981 run of 'The Waltons,' died Thursday. He was 85.

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Sid Caesar, TV Comedy Legend, Dead at 91

Sid Caesar, one of the most beloved, respected and influential comic voices of all time, has passed away today at the age of 91.

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Shirley Temple, Iconic Former Child Star, Dead at 85

Shirley Temple, an iconic child star and the former US ambassador to Ghana and Czechoslovakia, died February 10 in her home in California surrounded by her family and caregivers. She was 85.

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Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman Dies

Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, who played journalist Lester Bangs in the acclaimed 2000 rock film 'Almost Famous,' was reportedly found dead today in his New York City apartment.

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Freddie ‘Fingers’ Lee Dead At Age 76

British rock and roller Freddie 'Fingers' Lee passed away on Monday, Jan. 13. He was 76 years old. Lee suffered two strokes within the past decade and had recently contracted pneumonia.

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Don Everly on Phil Everly’s Death: ‘I Always Thought I’d Be the One to Go First’

Don Everly has issued his first comments following Friday night's death of his brother and musical partner Phil Everly -- and says he knew Phil was gone before anybody told him.

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Phil Everly
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Phil Everly Dead At 74

Phil Everly, one-half of the enormously successful and influential early rock band the Everly Brothers, died last night in Los Angeles from complications from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. He was 74.

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James Avery, Star of ‘Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,’ Dead at 68

It brings us great sadness to report this news on the first day of the New Year -- James Avery, the beloved actor who portrayed Uncle Phil on the hit '90s sitcom 'The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,' has passed away at the age of 68. Avery, who passed away late last night in Los Angeles, was an actor known for his warmth, and continued to appear on many TV shows over the years after 'Fresh Prince' concluded. 

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