Celebrity Deaths in Television

  • Harry Volkman, 89 (1926 - 2015)

    Harry Volkman

    Legendary Chicago weather forecaster Harry Volkman has died, according to multiple news sources. Volkman, who died Thursday of a respiratory illness, was 89.

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  • Tony Lara, 50 (2015)

    Tony Lara

    Tony Lara, a ship captain on the Discovery Channel's "Deadliest Catch," has died in South Dakota, according to multiple news sources. He was 50

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  • Roddy Piper, 61 (2015)

    Roddy Piper

    "Rowdy" Roddy Piper, the wrestling world icon, movie star, and podcast host has died, the Associated Press reports. He was 61. According to the TMZ, he died from cardiac arrest in his sleep at his Hollywood home on Thursday night. By DAN GELSTON, The Associated Press"Rowdy" Roddy Piper, who trash talked his way to the main event of the first WrestleMania and later found movie stardom, has died...

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  • Irwin Keyes, 63 (1952 - 2015)

    Irwin Keyes

    Actor Irwin Keyes, who played roles in horror movies but may be known best for playing George Jefferson's dim-witted bodyguard, Hugo, on the long-running TV sitcom "The Jeffersons," has died, according to multiple news sources. He was 63. The burly actor died Wednesday of complications of acromegaly, a rare pituitary disorder, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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  • Patrick Macnee, 93 (1922 - 2015)

    Patrick Macnee

    Patrick Macnee, who played a stylish secret agent on the 1960s television series "The Avengers," has died. He was 93. Macnee, who died Thursday of natural causes in Rancho Mirage, California, played John Steed on the TV program, which debuted in the U.S. in 1966 and ran for eight years in syndication. Macnee's character in the series was partnered with a series of beautiful women. The most...

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