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Celebrity Deaths in Television

  • Leonard Nimoy, 83 (1931 - 2015)

    Leonard Nimoy

    By DERRIK J. LANG, The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Leonard Nimoy didn't just leave a lasting impression on the science-fiction genre, he also left his mark on science itself. Seth Shostak, who researches the possibility of real-world extraterrestrial life as the senior astronomer at SETI Research, recalled that Nimoy was regularly willing to lend the organization a helping hand....

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  • Ben Woolf (2015)

    Ben Woolf

    By LYNN ELBER, The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ben Woolf, an actor on "American Horror Story," has died after being injured in a street accident, a spokesman said. He was 34. Woolf died Monday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, publicist Zack Teperman said. Woolf's family was at his side. The 4-foot-4 actor was hospitalized in critical condition after he was hit by the side mirror...

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  • Harris Wittels, 30 (1984 - 2015)

    Harris Wittels

    The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — Harris Wittels, who worked as a writer and executive producer on the NBC comedy "Parks and Recreation," has been found dead of a possible drug overdose at his Los Angeles home. He was 30.Police Officer Rosario Herrera says Wittels' assistant found him at his home in the Los Feliz area around noon Thursday, and he was pronounced dead at the scene.Herrera...

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  • Gary Owens, 80 (1934 - 2015)

    Gary Owens

    The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — The man behind the smooth baritone best known for announcing "Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In" has died. Gary Owens was 80 years old.Owens' family said Friday that the veteran voiceover star died Thursday at his Los Angeles-area home.Owens hosted thousands of radio programs over his seven-decade career. He appeared in more than a dozen movies and on scores of...

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  • Sandy Socolow (2015)

    Sandy  Socolow

    By The Associated Press, The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Sanford Socolow, a longtime CBS News executive who was a right-hand man to anchor Walter Cronkite, has died. The Manhattan resident died at 86 at Lenox Hill Hospital because of complications from a long illness.Socolow was an executive producer at the "CBS Evening News" when Cronkite was anchor. He was also a Washington bureau chief...

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