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Terrence McNally, Trailblazing Titan of American Theater, Dies From Coronavirus Complications at 81
Terrence McNally, the admired playwright and librettist who received five Tony Awards while bringing his perspective on the world to such productions as Kiss of the Spider-Woman, Master Class, Ragtime and Love! Valour! Compassion!, has died. He was 81.
McNally died Tuesday at a hospital in Sarasota, Florida, due to complications from coronavirus, publicist Matt Polk told The Hollywood Reporter. McNally battled lung cancer since the late 1990s, and the disease cost him portions of both lungs. He had lived with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease ever since.
With 25 Broadway productions, nearly 40 plays and 10 musicals, McNally was a prolific writer whose work moved seamlessly from comedy to drama and from downtown avant-garde to the mainstream Great White Way. "He probes his characters’ deepest fears — of illness, intimacy, betrayal or death — while making them manageable for all audiences, leavening the dread with his rat-a-tat dialogue and well-timed jokes," The New York Times noted.
Rutger Hauer, 'Blade Runner' Actor, Dies at 75
Rutger Hauer, the rugged Dutch actor who starred as renegade replicant leader Roy Batty in Ridley Scott's 1982 sci-fi classic Blade Runner, has died. He was 75.
Hauer died Friday at his home in the Netherlands of an undisclosed illness, his agent, Steve Kenis, told The Hollywood Reporter. His family did not want the news revealed until his funeral, which was held Wednesday.
"He was a wonderful man and terrific actor," Kenis said.
Cameron Boyce's death shines a light on fatal stigma
The death of Cameron Boyce, the talented Disney actor who according to his family died in his sleep following a seizure at the age of 20, resonates deeply with the experiences of so many other families who have lost their loved ones to Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP). Boyce's family has said his fatal seizure was the result of epilepsy, and while Boyce's final cause of death has yet to be determined, his tragic loss is a reminder that every year, about 1 in 1,000 people with epilepsy suddenly die. Among those whose seizures are not controlled by medicine, the rate rockets to a stunning 1 in 150.
Disney Channel star Cameron Boyce dies at 20
Actor Cameron Boyce, known for his roles in the Disney Channel franchise "Descendants" and the TV show "Jessie," has died. He was just 20 years old.
Boyce's death was confirmed to ABC News by his family Saturday night.
The cause of death was announced as due to "an ongoing medical condition."
RICKY ADAMS: OHIO MAN WHO STOPPED CHILD ABUSER MOLESTING 5-YEAR-OLD BOY DIES
An Ohio man who made national news after he was arrested for attacking a 17-year-old male who was allegedly molesting a 5-year-old boy has died.
Ricky Adams, 20, was charged with felony assault after he walked in and allegedly found the teenager with the child’s penis in his mouth in March. Following Adams' arrest, a GoFundMe page was set up by his uncle Jeff Cook to raise money for his legal fees as a sign of support, which went on to attract more than $40,000 in donations.
The Eastlake Police Department said the cause of death is still unconfirmed but signs point to a suspected drug overdose, reports WOIO.
A 15-year-old gay bullying victim died by suicide. Now the community is rallying.
Nigel Shelby was a 15-year-old a high school student in Huntsville, Alabama. A freshman at Huntsville High School, Shelby had faced homophobic bullying from classmates – bullying that let to Shelby taking his own life.
“We were saddened to learn this morning of the death of Nigel Shelby, one of our 9th grade students,” read a statement from Aaron King, the principal of Huntsville High School. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time.”
The school has provided teachers and grief counselors for students and has asked parents to also assist their children deal with the loss.
Shelby was not alone. According to the Center for Social Equity, 74% of LGBTQ youth report not feeling safe in their schools.
Luke Perry, star of 'Beverly Hills 90210' and 'Riverdale,' dead at 52
Luke Perry, who played the beloved Dylan McKay on the hit coming-of-age series "Beverly Hills 90210," has died.
Perry, 52, died Monday after suffering a massive stroke, his publicist Arnold Robinson told CNN.
"He was surrounded by his children Jack and Sophie, fiancé Wendy Madison Bauer, ex-wife Minnie Sharp, mother Ann Bennett, step-father Steve Bennett, brother Tom Perry, sister Amy Coder, and other close family and friends. The family appreciates the outpouring of support and prayers that have been extended to Luke from around the world, and respectfully request privacy in this time of great mourning. No further details will be released at this time," a statement from Robinson read.
Born Coy Luther Perry III in Mansfield, Ohio, and raised in the small community of Fredericktown, Perry moved to Los Angeles to pursue acting soon after graduating from high school.
There he worked a series of odd jobs as he tried to break into the business.
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Comedian Brody Stevens Dead at 48 of Suicide
Brody Stevens has died of an apparent suicide by hanging. He was 48. The news was first reported by The Blast and then confirmed by Billboard.
According to The Blast, the comedian was found just before 1 p.m. on Friday (Feb. 22). He has been open about his struggle with mental health issues in the past and was hospitalized in 2011 after suffering a bipolar episode.
Actress Kaye Ballard dies at 93
Kaye Ballard has died at the age of 93, friends confirmed to News Channel 3.
She passed away at her Rancho Mirage home. Earlier this month, the legendary actress was honored at the 30th Palm Springs International Film Festival with a "Best of Fest Award" for her film which profiled her life, "Kaye Ballard: The Show Goes On".
"This charming documentary showcases the career of musical-comedy sensation Kaye Ballard, whose ability to sing and tell jokes was ubiquitous in the late 20th century," read the film's description of the film festival's website. "Delightful moments are captured in rare archival footage and interviews with Ann-Margret, Michael Feinstein and Ballard herself."
Stan Lee, Marvel Comics Mastermind, Dies at 95
Stan Lee, the comic-book mastermind who helped create some of pop culture’s most enduring and popular characters—including Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four, the Incredible Hulk, Thor, the X-Men, and more—has died at the age of 95, TMZ reported Monday. The Marvel founder had suffered from ill health over the past year or so, including pneumonia; according to The Hollywood Reporter, he died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.
Friends Say Dylan Hafertepen Killed Jack Chapman and 2 Other Gay Men With His "Ball Inflation Fetish"
The death of Jack "Tank" Chapman has been surrounded by mystery but some internet slueths say his death was no accident, it was murder! In posts to Kiwi Farms, and Tumblr friends shed light on Dylan's private life as a "master" in the BSDM scene and how 3 of his former lovers all died under similar circumstances.
Gay man dies after injecting silicone into his genitals
Gay-for-pay adult film star Kyle Dean dead at 21
Gay-for-pay adult film performer Kyle Dean has died.
Dean, whose real name was Brandon Jason Chrisan, worked for several gay adult film studios, including GayHoopla and Corbin Fisher.
He passed away on September 28, though it is only now being reported on. The cause of death has not been released. He was 21 years old.
6 dead after shooting spree in Bakersfield, California
A shooting rampage Wednesday at several different locations in Bakersfield, California, has left six people dead, including the suspected gunman and his wife. Police are investigating a possible motive. NBC’s Steve Patterson reports with the details.
Oklahoma man convicted in hate-crime killing dies in prison
Federal judge overturns California’s 95-year-old ban on handgun advertising
Gay pop singer leaps to his death from cruise ship after posting cryptic message on Facebook
A beloved gay pop singer from Germany is believed to be dead after jumping off a cruise ship and into the raging waters below over the weekend.
Daniel Küblböck is a gay German pop singer and reality star. He rose to fame after coming in third Pop Idol, a spinoff of American Idol, and later competed on Big Brother and Let’s Dance.
33-year-old Küblböck was on an Aida cruise ship bound from Hamburg to New York when an eyewitness says he jumped from a fifth floor balcony while off the coast of Newfoundland on Sunday.
Milan Christopher says he’s doing much better after nearly suffering a “mental breakdown” last week
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Bill Daily, witty sidekick on 'I Dream of Jeannie,' dies at 91
Actor Bill Daily, best known for his role as Roger Healey in the popular 1960s sitcom "I Dream of Jeannie," has died at the age of 91, his son J. Patrick Daily said.
Bill Daily died at his home in Santa Fe, New Mexico, on Tuesday, publicist Patterson Lundquist wrote on Facebook.
Patrick Daily said his father "was a very happy man. He was happy with everything he did."
His father loved New Mexico, Daily said.
"One of his favorite ethos in life was, 'Happiness is a decision that you make' and he made the decision to be a happy guy," Patrick says.
Daily also appeared on 140 episodes of "The Bob Newhart Show," according to the Internet Movie Database.