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Celebrity Deaths in Television

  • Alberta Watson, 60 (1955 - 2015)

    Alberta Watson

    The Associated PressTORONTO (AP) — Canadian film and television actress Alberta Watson has died. She was 60.Her agent, Pam Winter, said Watson died Saturday in Toronto after a long battle with cancer.Watson was best known for her role on "24" as special agent Erin Driscoll during the Fox series' 2004-05 season. More recently, she appeared on the CW series "Nikita" as well as on its earlier...

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  • Windell Middlebrooks, 36 (1979 - 2015)

    Windell Middlebrooks

    By LYNN ELBER, The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — Windell Middlebrooks, an actor who gained TV commercial stardom as a burly, no-nonsense beer delivery man who confiscated the brew from undeserving snobs, has died, his family said Tuesday. He was 36.Middlebrooks died Monday in the Los Angeles area, said his manager and friend, Steve Ivey. The cause of death and further details were not...

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  • Eugene Patton, 82 (1932 - 2015)

    Eugene Patton

    The Associated PressPASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Eugene Patton, the stagehand who became "Gene Gene the Dancing Machine" on television's "The Gong Show" in the late 1970s, has died.Patton died in Pasadena, California on March 9 of complications from diabetes, his son Sidney Patton said on Wednesday.A veteran stagehand, Patton worked on shows like "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In," ''The Flip Wilson Show"...

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  • Sam Simon, 59 (1955 - 2015)

    Sam Simon

    By FRAZIER MOORE, The Associated Press Sam Simon, a co-creator of "The Simpsons" and animal-rights advocate who made a midlife career shift into philanthropy and channeled much of his personal fortune into social causes, has died. Simon died Sunday at his home in Pacific Palisades, Calif., his agent, Andy Patman said. He was 59. He was diagnosed with advanced colon cancer in 2011. ...

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  • Daniel von Bargen, 64 (1950 - 2015)

    Daniel von Bargen

    By LISA CORNWELL, The Associated PressCINCINNATI (AP) — Daniel von Bargen, who played George Costanza's dim-witted boss Mr. Kruger on "Seinfeld," has died. He was 64.Von Bargen died Sunday in the Cincinnati area, Harry Gilligan, owner of Gilligan Funeral Homes, confirmed Thursday. Gilligan said he couldn't provide the cause of death, names of relatives or any other information. WLWT-TV in...

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