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  • Jerry Weintraub, 77 (2015)

    Jerry Weintraub

    Longtime Hollywood mogul known for his bootstraps career arc and far-reaching influence in both the music and film industries, Jerry Weintraub has died. He was 77. By JAKE COYLE, The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — One of the last of the classic Hollywood showmen, Jerry Weintraub built his show business empire on a Rolodex and chutzpah.The Brooklyn-born son of a Bronx jeweler, Weintraub...

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  • Scot Breithaupt, Sr., 57 (1957 - 2015)

    Scot Breithaupt, Sr.

    Scot Alexander Breithaupt Sr., a bicycle motocross racing pioneer, has died, according to police. He was 57. He is credited with the marketing and promotion of BMX and other extreme sports from the sport's early years through 400-plus television shows, commercials and videos.

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  • Burt Shavitz, 80 (2015)

    Burt Shavitz

    The Burt of Burt's Bees and the iconic face of the honey-based natural cosmetics company, Burt Shavitz will be remembered for his individualistic lifestyle and nature-centered values. By DAVID SHARP, The Associated PressPORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The reclusive beekeeper who co-founded Burt's Bees, and whose face and wild beard appeared on labels for the natural cosmetics, died on Sunday. Burt...

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  • Red Lane, 76 (1939 - 2015)

    Red Lane

    Red Lane, a country music songwriter who wrote the Tammy Wynette hit "'Til I Get It Right," has died of cancer, according to multiple news sources. He was 76. Lane, who was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters' Hall of Fame in 1993, wrote songs for many of country's biggest stars.

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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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