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Esther Williams "Ziegfeld Follies" (credit: MGM)

Esther Williams, Swimming Champion/Movie Star, Dies At 91

The swimming champion turned Hollywood actress, who starred Technicolor musicals of the 1940s and 1950s, was 91…

06/06/2013

Ray Harryhausen (credit: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

Bay Area Filmmakers Pay Tribute To Visual Effects Legend Ray Harryhausen

Ray Harryhausen, a master of movie special effects whose work was beloved by fantasy film lovers & influenced industry heavyweights such as the “Star Wars” filmmakers, has died…

05/07/2013

Notable Deaths 2013

‘Star Wars’ Actor Richard LeParmentier, Victim Of Vader, Dies

Character actor Richard LeParmentier, who as a young Death Star commander learned the hard way that Darth Vader brooks no disrespect, died. He was 66…

04/17/2013

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Former NFL Defensive Lineman, Actor Alex Karras Dies

Alex Karras, who gained fame in the NFL as a fearsome defensive lineman and later as an actor, has died. He was 77.

10/10/2012

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Man Dies In Santa Cruz County Jail

A man died at the Santa Cruz County Jail on Saturday morning after being arrested by the California Highway Patrol, according to the sheriff’s office.

10/08/2012

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Man Shot In San Francisco’s Pacific Heights Neighborhood Dies

A man was shot in San Francisco’s Lower Pacific Heights neighborhood early Saturday morning and died at the hospital the next day, a police spokesman said Tuesday.

09/04/2012

Comedian Phyllis Diller Dies At 95

Comedian Phyllis Diller Dies At 95

Phyllis Diller, the housewife-turned-comedienne with the cackling laugh who aimed some of her sharpest barbs at herself, died Monday morning…

08/20/2012

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San Francisco Bay-To-Breakers Assault Victim Dies

San Francisco police are looking for witnesses who may have seen or recorded a fight during Bay to Breakers Race on May 20 because a man punched during the confrontation has died.

06/11/2012

Hairstyling Pioneer, Vidal Sassoon Dies At 84

Hairstyling Pioneer, Vidal Sassoon Dies At 84

Celebrity hairstylist Vidal Sassoon, whose 1960s wash-and-wear cuts freed women from endless teasing and hairspray, has died. He was 84…

05/09/2012

Adam Yauch (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images for Tribeca Film Festival)

Bay Area Reacts To ‘Beastie Boys’ MCA, Adam Yauch’s Death

Local celebrities and those in the music community are in mourning over the loss of fellow musician/rapper, Adam “MCA” Yauch of the Beastie Boys…

05/04/2012

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