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How Gilbert Gottfried’s Terrible Voice Became Comedy Gold

If some singers are said to possess the voice of an angel, then Gilbert Gottfried’s voice might be compared to that of a demon. Gottfried spoke in a hoarse yell that was shrill, abrasive, blustering, ..

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Gilbert Gottfried, Standup Comic and Actor, Dies at 67

LOS ANGELES — Gilbert Gottfried, the actor and legendary standup comic known for his raw, scorched voice and crude jokes, has died. He was 67.

Gottfried died from a rare genetic muscle disease that c..

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Bobby Rydell, 60s Teen Idol and Bye Bye Birdie Star, Dies

Bobby Rydell, a pompadoured heartthrob of early rock ‘n roll who was a star of radio, television and the movie musical “Bye Bye Birdie,” died Tuesday.

Rydell died of complications from pneumonia at a..

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The Wanted Singer Tom Parker Dies of Brain Tumor at 33

LONDON — Tom Parker, a member of British-Irish boy band The Wanted, has died after being diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. He was 33.

The band announced that Parker died Wednesday, “surrounde..

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Foo Fighters Drummer Taylor Hawkins Dies at 50

LOS ANGELES — Taylor Hawkins, for 25 years the drummer for Foo Fighters and best friend of frontman Dave Grohl, has died during a South American tour with the rock band. He was 50.

There were no imme..

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Madeleine Albright, Trailblazing Secretary of State, Dies

Madeleine Albright, the barrier-breaking political leader who immigrated to the United States as a refugee and eventually became the first woman to ever serve as Secretary of State, died Wednesday of ..

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My Brother Brent Renaud Died Giving a Voice to Those in Need. His Story Should Be Told Too

I studied anthropology in college, and was living with an Indigenous tribe in Costa Rica when I realized I wished I had a camera. At the time, my big brother Brent had fallen in love with documentary ..

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Shane Warne, One of Cricket’s Iconic Players, Dies at 52

BRISBANE, Australia — Shane Warne, widely regarded as one of the greatest players, most astute tacticians and ultimate competitors in the long history of cricket, has died. He was 52.

Known around th..

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Bill Clinton: Paul Farmer Tried to Heal the World

Dr. Paul Farmer, who died unexpectedly on Feb. 21 at the age of 62 in Rwanda, was one of the most extraordinary people I have ever known. As co-founder of the global health and social-justice organiza..

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P.J. O’Rourke, the Irreverent Author and Conservative Commentator, Has Died at 74

NEW YORK — P.J. O’Rourke, the prolific author and satirist who re-fashioned the irreverence and “Gonzo” journalism of the 1960s counterculture into a distinctive brand of conservative and libertarian ..