Jonathan Demme, 'Silence of the Lambs' director, dead at 73
He died of complications from esophageal cancer, according to a statement from his publicist. Demme won acclaim as the director of "Philadelphia," the 1993 drama starring Tom Hanks as a lawyer battling AIDS, and "Beloved," the 1998 Oprah Winfrey movie based on Toni Morrison's bestseller about a 19th century slave haunted by the ghost of her daughter.
Last week, comedy legend Don Rickles died at the age of 90. Now, his death certificate has been released. In the document, obtained by TMZ, his cause of death was listed as end-stage renal disease, which was detected only months before his passing. Hypertension and diabetes type II were contributing factors in his death.
Murphy achieved fame as a recurring performer on Chappelle's Show , particularly in the Charlie Murphy's True Hollywood Stories sketches. In these, Murphy recounts his misadventures as part of his brother Eddie's entourage, including encounters with various celebrities such as Rick James and Prince.
Tom Cruise 's mother -- who in recent years had battled health issues -- died in her sleep. The former special education teacher was the driving force behind Tom's pursuit of acting. He frequently credited her for inspiring him. She died last week and a service was already held ...
David Bowie was known for his ability to reinvent himself. But he also helped inspire a pocket of Wall Street that tries to create money out of weird things like billboard rental income, cellphone tower lease payments and literary or film libraries.
There is some "Heartache Tonight" over the passing of Glenn Frey, one of the founding members of The Eagles, which is one of the world's best-selling bands of all time. The singer and guitarist, who also had a successful solo career, died Jan.
Al Jarreau -- one of the most legendary singers of all time -- has died. The 7-time GRAMMY winner passed Sunday, according to his website. Al's been in the hospital, and also retired recently due to exhaustion. He passed away in the hospital to due to an undisclosed illness.
Hollywood has sadly lost several famous actors already this year. Here's a look back at 12 movie and TV stars who passed away in 2015. The famed Star Trek icon died in late February at the age of 83 from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Mary Tyler Moore, whose comic timing and all-American beauty made her a leading TV star and Emmy Award-winning actress before she took on dramatic roles in films, and whose 1970s situation comedy about the life of a professional single woman was considered a cultural and feminist milestone, has died.
Wayne Rogers who played Trapper John on M.A.S.H. dies aged 82
Wayne Rogers who played the beloved character Trapper John McIntyre on the popular show M.A.S.H. died on Thursday aged 82. Rogers' publicist Rona Menashe said the actor died in Los Angeles of complications from pneumonia. As army surgeon Trapper John on M.A.S.H., Rogers swapped wisecracks with partner in martinis-and-mischief Hawkeye Pierce, played by 79-year-old Alan Alda.
His family said he died peacefully Saturday after a long illness. "My husband was a fighter. He fought for the memory of the 6 million Jews who perished in the Holocaust, and he fought for Israel. He waged countless battles for innocent victims regardless of ethnicity or creed," his widow, Marion, said in a statement released by the writer's foundation.
Jimmy Bain, Scots musician with Dio and Rainbow, dies at 68
JIMMY Bain, the bass guitarist who performed with the likes of Dio and Rainbow has died at the age of 68, according to reports. Born James Stewart Bain in Newtonmore in December 1947, Bain joined his family in Canada before returning to the UK and forming the band Harlot.
"It is with great sadness that we can confirm our beloved son, brother and friend George passed away peacefully at home over the Christmas period," said the statement which was released by Britain's Thames Valley Police. Wham! scored big with hits such as "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" and "Careless Whisper."
Ali had been at HonorHealth Scottsdale Osborn Medical Center in Scottsdale since Thursday with what spokesman Bob Gunnell had described as a respiratory issue. "After a 32-year battle with Parkinson's disease, Muhammad Ali has passed away at the age of 74. The three-time World Heavyweight Champion boxer died this evening," Gunnell said in a statement.