Recent Celebrity Deaths

  • Josh Ozersky, 47 (1967 - 2015)

    Josh Ozersky

    By J.M. HIRSCH, The Associated PressCHICAGO (AP) — Well-known food critic Josh Ozersky, whose witty and snarky writing generally focused on his obsession with all things meat, has died in Chicago. He was 47.Ozersky, who was in the city for the James Beard Foundation Awards, was found dead in his room at the Conrad Chicago Hotel on Monday, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office....

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  • Ellen Albertini Dow, 96 (1918 - 2015)

    Ellen Albertini  Dow

    The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — Ellen Albertini Dow, a feisty character actress best known for her salty rendition of "Rapper's Delight" in "The Wedding Singer," has died. She was 101.Her agent, Juliet Green, confirmed to The Associated Press that Dow died Monday.Her breakout rap in "The Wedding Singer" led to memorable and often foul-mouthed character roles in films like "Wedding...

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  • Michael Blake, 69 (1945 - 2015)

    Michael Blake

    By ASTRID GALVAN, The Associated PressTUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Michael Blake, the writer whose novel "Dances With Wolves" became a major hit movie and earned him an Academy Award for the screenplay, has died.Blake, 69, died Saturday in Tucson, Arizona, after a long battle with cancer, his business partner, Daniel Ostroff, said.Blake, who wrote several novels, is best known for "Dances With Wolves,"...

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  • Andrew Lewis, 44 (1970 - 2015)

    Andrew Lewis

    The Associated PressGEORGETOWN, Guyana (AP) — Former professional boxer Andrew Lewis has died in his native Guyana after a motorist struck him on his bicycle. He was 44.Police in the South American country say Lewis was struck Monday on a major road outside the capital. The retired boxer, nicknamed "Six Heads," was pronounced dead at a hospital.Lewis became the first boxer from Guyana to earn a...

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  • Frank Olivo (2015)

    Frank Olivo

    By RON TODT, The Associated PressPHILADELPHIA (AP) — The fill-in Santa who was pelted with snowballs and booed at a Philadelphia Eagles game in 1968 has died. Frank Olivo was 66.Olivo died early Thursday at a suburban hospital after a long battle with heart disease, diabetes and other ailments, said his cousin, Richard Monastra.The story of Olivo's misfortune has long been held up as a symbol...

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