John Avildsen, Oscar-Winning Director of 'Rocky' and 'Karate Kid' Dies at 81John G. Avildsen, who directed "Rocky" and "The Karate Kid," two audience favorites that went on to become Hollywood franchises, died Friday at age 81.
Adam West, TV's Batman, Dies At 88Adam West, who defined the role of Batman in the campy 1960s series, has died.
Santa Cruz Surfing Icon Jack O'Neill Who Pioneered Wetsuit DiesO'Neill's died of natural causes Friday at his Santa Cruz home, his family said in a statement. He was 94.
Gregg Allman of the Allman Brothers Band Dies at Age 69Gregg Allman, whose bluesy vocals and soulful touch on the Hammond organ helped propel the Allman Brothers Band to superstardom, died Saturday at his home in Georgia.
Zbigniew Brzezinski, Pres. Carter's National Security Adviser, Dies at 89Zbigniew Brzezinski, the national security adviser to President Jimmy Carter, has died. He was 89.
George Michael Cause of Death RevealedThe senior coroner for Oxfordshire explained how the singer died....
Norma McCorvey, Woman at Center of Roe v. Wade, Dies at 69Norma McCorvey, who as "Jane Roe" was at the center of the Supreme Court's landmark decision that legalized abortion died Saturday at age 69.
Barbara Hale, Emmy-Winning Actress In 'Perry Mason,' Dies At 94Hale, who played Perry Mason's secretary Della Street on the long-running TV series died Thursday in Los Angeles.
Oscar-Nominated Actor John Hurt Dies At 77John Hurt received Academy Award nominations for "Midnight Express" and "The Elephant Man."
Kevin Starr, California's Premier Historian, Dies at 76Former California State Librarian Kevin Starr, who is deemed the pre-eminent historian of the Golden State, has died.
Bay Area Beat Poet And Musician David Meltzer Dies At Age 79Like Allen Ginsberg and other Beats, Meltzer had an affinity for jazz and taught for decades at the San Francisco-based New College of California.
Grammy-Winning British Singer George Michael Dies at 53Best known for his music as part of the 80’s duo Wham! and a Grammy-winning solo artist, George Michael died at the age of 53 at his home in Goring, England.

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