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Russell Skip Gildersleeve
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Legendary Sound Man Russell ‘Skip’ Gildersleeve Dies at 57

Russell "Skip" Gildersleeve, a longtime fixture on the concert scene who lent his skills as a road crew member and sound engineer to a long list of acts that included Bob Seger, Steely Dan, and Rush, has died at the age of 57.

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Jackie Lomax
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Jackie Lomax Dies at 69

Singer, songwriter and guitarist Jackie Lomax, whose 50-year career included sessions with Eric Clapton and members of the Beatles, has passed away at the age of 69.

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Tommy Morrison
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‘Rocky V’ Star Tommy Morrison Dead at 44

Tommy Morrison, best known for his work in 1990's 'Rocky V' alongside Sylvester Stallone has died at the age of 44 due to complications with AIDs yesterday (September 1) in Nebraska.

He was also a former heavyweight boxing champion nicknamed "The Duke," defeating George Foreman in 1993.

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Elmore Leonard Dead
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Elmore Leonard, Legendary ‘Jackie Brown’ and ‘Out of Sight’ Writer, Dead at 87

Very sad news to report, especially for fans of crime fiction and wonderful writers in general: Elmore Leonard, the author best known for books such as 'Get Shorty,' 'Out of Sight' and 'Jackie Brown' (all of which were adapted into fantastic films, of course), has died at the age of 87.

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That 70s Show Lisa Robin Kelly Dead Laurie
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‘That ’70s Show’ Star Lisa Robin Kelly Dead at 43

Sad news for Hollywood and fans of former FOX sitcom 'That '70s Show' today, as we've learned that actress Lisa Robin Kelly has passed away at the age of 43. Kelly had been best known as the actress behind Eric Forman's (Topher Grace) sister, Laurie Forman, eventually being replaced in the role due to her notable off-screen personal difficulties.

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Allen Lanier
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Blue Oyster Cult Founder Allen Lanier Dead at 67

Founding Blue Oyster Cult keyboardist and guitarist Allen Lanier has died at the age of 67 after being hospitalized with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, according to the band's official Facebook page. "DFTR sweet man," the post reads, in apparent reference to their hit 'Don't Fear the Reaper.' "We love you and miss you."

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Cowboy Jack Clement Dies at 82

Cowboy Jack Clement, who was the first person to produce pioneering rock 'n' rollers Roy Orbison and Johnny Cash, has died at the age of 82. The Tennessean reports that he passed away from liver cancer.

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Kidd Kraddick Dead at 53
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National Radio Personality Kidd Kraddick Dead at 53

Kidd Kraddick, host of the popular, nationally-aired morning show Kidd Kraddick in the Morning, has died in New Orleans.

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JJ Cale
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JJ Cale Dies at 74

JJ Cale, the laid-back singer-songwriter who penned two of Eric Clapton's biggest hits, 'After Midnight' and 'Cocaione,' passed away on Friday night (July 26) at the age of 74. The news was made public on his website.

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Peppy Marchello
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Peppi Marchello of the Good Rats Dies at 68

Peppi Marchello, lead singer of the Good Rats, died on Wednesday, July 10 from a heart attack, just weeks after having open heart surgery. He was 68.

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Shaun Kirkpatrick
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Bronz Guitarist Shaun Kirkpatrick Dies

Shaun Kirkpatrick, who founded and played guitar in the '80s British band Bronz, has passed away.

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Alan Myers of Devo
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Devo Drummer Alan Myers Dies

Drummer Alan Myers, whose stint with New Wave pioneers Devo coincided with the band's first flush of critical and commercial success, has passed away following a struggle with cancer.

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