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  1. Donald E. Thorin, Cinematographer on 'Purple Rain,' Dies at 81

    6:17 pm PDT 04/28/2016
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    The director of photography, much in demand in the 1980s and '90s, also worked on 'Thief,' 'An Officer and a Gentleman,' 'Scent of a Woman' and 'Midnight Run.' READ MORE

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  2. Willie Williams, Former L.A. Police Chief, Dies at 72

    3:55 pm PDT 04/27/2016
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    Williams was the first black head of police in Philadelphia and in L.A. READ MORE

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  3. A. Martin Zweiback, Screenwriter on Katharine Hepburn's 'Grace Quigley,' Dies at 85

    12:37 pm PDT 04/27/2016
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    He did a rare 'writer's cut' on the film and also penned 'Me, Natalie,' which starred Patty Duke and Al Pacino in his first movie. READ MORE

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  4. Madeleine Sherwood, Star of Tennessee Williams Classics on Stage and Screen, Dies at 93

    9:23 am PDT 04/25/2016
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    She appeared in 'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof' and 'Sweet Bird of Youth' and later played the Mother Superior on 'The Flying Nun.' READ MORE

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  5. Steve Julian, Host of KPCC's 'Morning Edition,' Dies at 57

    2:41 pm PDT 04/24/2016
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    A beloved staffer at the radio station since 2000, he was diagnosed with brain cancer in November. READ MORE

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  6. Michelle McNamara, Writer and Wife of Patton Oswalt, Dies at 46

    4:52 pm PDT 04/22/2016
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    McNamara founded the website True Crime Diary, which covers both breaking stories and cold cases. READ MORE

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  7. Michael Spencer, Pioneering Canadian Film Producer, Dies at 96

    4:36 pm PDT 04/22/2016
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    He financed early films by David Cronenberg, Denys Arcand, Ted Kotcheff and Gilles Carle. READ MORE

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  8. Hollywood Pays Tribute to Legendary Artist Prince

    10:26 am PDT 04/21/2016
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    Lenny Kravitz, Madonna, Shonda Rhimes, Justin Timberlake, Chris Rock and more expressed their sadness on social media. READ MORE

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  9. Legendary Artist Prince Found Dead at 57

    9:54 am PDT 04/21/2016
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    The prolific artist and multi-instrumentalist had a trademark sound of deep synth funk grooves with provocatively sexual lyrics and heart-piercing ballads sung in pure falsetto. READ MORE

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  10. Guy Hamilton, Director of Four James Bond Films, Dies at 93

    6:29 am PDT 04/21/2016
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    The filmmaker passed away in Majorca, where he lived. READ MORE

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  11. WWE Legend and Reality Star Chyna Found Dead at 46

    10:15 pm PDT 04/20/2016
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    A statement on the former WWE champion's Twitter feed confirmed her death. READ MORE

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  12. Victoria Wood, British Comedian and TV Icon, Dies at 62

    8:13 am PDT 04/20/2016
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    The BAFTA-winning writer, director, actor and comedian spent more than three decades on British TV and was widely adored for her down-to-earth and self-deprecating comic genius. READ MORE

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  13. Kit West, Oscar-Winning Effects Artist on 'Raiders of the Lost Ark,' Dies at 80

    7:31 am PDT 04/20/2016
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    The Londoner's impressive résumé includes work on 'Return of the Jedi,' 'Young Sherlock Holmes,' 'Dragonheart' and 'Dune.' READ MORE

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  14. Rod Daniel, Director of Michael J. Fox's 'Teen Wolf,' Dies at 73

    4:12 pm PDT 04/19/2016
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    He helmed other light comedies like 'K-9,' 'The Super' and 'Beethoven's 2nd' as well as several episodes of 'WKRP in Cincinnati.' READ MORE

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  15. Scott Nimerfro, Writer and Producer on ABC's 'Once Upon a Time,' Dies at 54

    8:49 am PDT 04/19/2016
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    He also collaborated with Bryan Fuller on the series 'Pushing Daisies' and 'Hannibal.' READ MORE

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  16. Doris Roberts, Star of 'Everybody Loves Raymond,' Dies at 90

    4:12 pm PDT 04/18/2016
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    The five-time Emmy winner excelled at playing motherly types. "I'm not some celebrity thinking, 'I'm greater than anybody else,' " she once said. READ MORE

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  17. Dan Ireland, Director of 'The Whole Wide World' and 'Jolene,' Dies at 57

    1:15 pm PDT 04/15/2016
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    He also co-founded the Seattle International Film Festival and served as a producer and executive at Vestron Pictures and Cineville. READ MORE

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  18. Virginia Campbell, Actress in DeMille's 'Unconquered,' Dies at 102

    11:22 am PDT 04/15/2016
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    She also appeared onstage opposite Harpo Marx and hosted parties in Rome with her husband that inspired a scene in Fellini's 'La Dolce Vita.' READ MORE

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  19. Joan Edwards, Longtime Personal Assistant to John Travolta, Dies at 87

    4:32 pm PDT 04/14/2016
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    She worked with the actor for more than a decade and with pianist Roger Williams as well. READ MORE

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  20. Fred Hayman, Godfather of Rodeo Drive, Dies at 90

    1:57 pm PDT 04/14/2016
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    The entrepreneur passed after a long illness. READ MORE

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