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 ...
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.
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.
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.
Carrie Fisher, Princess Leia in 'Star Wars,' Dead at 60
Carrie Fisher, the iconic actress who portrayed Princess Leia in the Star Wars series, died Tuesday following a massive heart attack last week. She was 60. "It is with a very deep sadness that Billie Lourd confirms that her beloved mother Carrie Fisher passed away at 8:55 this morning," Simon Halls, a spokesperson for Fisher's family, said in a statement to People .
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.
"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."
Prince, the legendary and innovative musician and actor, has died at age 57. A representative for the singer confirmed his death to the Associated Press . Related: Prince's 15 Best Post-Eighties Deep Cuts "It is with profound sadness that I am confirming that the legendary, iconic performer, Prince Rogers Nelson, has died at his Paisley Park residence this morning at the age of 57," his rep told Los Angeles TV station KTLA.
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.
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.
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.
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.
René Angélil, the husband of and mentor-manager who helped make Canadian singer Céline Dion a mega star, has died after a years-long battle with throat cancer. He was 73. The news was confirmed on Dion's website Thursday where a statement announced Angélil died at their home in Las Vegas "after a long and courageous battled against cancer.