‘Star Wars’ Darth Vader Actor Dave Prowse Dead at 85

Dave Prowse, the actor who played Darth Vader in ‘Star Wars,’ has died. Dave’s agent, Thomas Bowington, said …”It’s with great regret and heart-wrenching sadness for us and millions of fans around the world, to announce that our client Dave… TMZ.com

Bay Area Rapper Lil Yase Shot Dead at 25, Mysterious Circumstances

Lil Yase — an up-and-coming Bay Area rapper — was shot and killed this weekend in what amounts to a mysterious murder with no explanation thus far … TMZ has learned. Sources close to Yase tell us … he was, indeed, shot early Saturday morning… TMZ.com

Nicky Hilton dismisses ‘New York is dead’ talk

“Born and bred New Yorker” Nicky Hilton Rothschild says the city is alive and well, thank you very much. Page Six

Cowboys Coach Markus Paul Dead At 54 After Suffering Medical Issue At Team Facility

Dallas Cowboys strength and conditioning coach Markus Paul died Wednesday evening following a medical emergency at the team facility Tuesday, the team confirmed. “Markus Paul, surrounded by his family, passed away at the hospital this evening at… TMZ.com

Diego Maradona Dead at 60, Soccer Legend Dies Weeks After Brain Surgery

The sports world is reacting to the news … with soccer legend Pele paying tribute to his friend. “What sad news,” Pele said Wednesday. “I lost a great friend and the world lost a legend. There is still much to be said, but for now, may God give… TMZ.com

Former New York Mayor David Dinkins Dead at 93

David Dinkins, New York City’s first Black mayor, has died. Dinkins passed away Monday night at his home in New York City of apparent natural causes. He died less than 2 months after his wife, Joyce, passed away. Dinkins beat longtime Mayor Ed Koch… TMZ.com

John Gilbert Getty, Heir to Getty Fortune, Dead at 52

John Gilbert Getty — one of the heirs to the Getty fortune — has died. Law enforcement sources tell us … John passed away Friday in San Antonio, this after he was discovered unresponsive in a hotel room. We’re told no foul play is suspected at… TMZ.com

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Co-Creator Patrick Quinn Dead at 37

Patrick Quinn — who co-created the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge — has died. Quinn passed away Sunday after a 7-year-long battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis — also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease — this according to his official Facebook page.… TMZ.com

Prince William and Kate Middleton’s Dog Lupo is Dead

Prince William and Kate Middleton’s beloved dog, Lupo, has died … a dog that was responsible for choosing the name of the future King of England. The couple announced the sad news, saying, “Very sadly last weekend our dear dog, Lupo, passed away.… TMZ.com

‘Home Alone’ Home Decorations Dead Ringer for Movie Scenes

The Wet Bandits are once again being chased off a property by young Kevin McCallister this holiday season … because somebody went to extreme lengths to bring ‘Home Alone’ to life at their own crib … almost quite literally. The house in question… TMZ.com

‘Wipeout’ contestant dead after completing obstacle course

A contestant on the TBS reboot of “Wipeout” has died after completing the show’s obstacle course. A male contestant needed help and was tended to by on-set emergency personnel after tackling the course Wednesday, according to TMZ. The participant reportedly experienced chest pains before noon and medics used a defibrillator on him. He was transported… […]

Bobby Brown’s Son Bobby Jr. Dead at 28

Bobby Brown has lost another child … his son Bobby Brown Jr. has died. A source close to the family tells TMZ Bobby Jr. was found dead Wednesday in his home in the L.A. area. Police are still at the home, and our sources tell us, at this point,… TMZ.com

‘MasterChef Junior’ Alum Ben Watkins Dead at 14

Ben Watkins, famous for competing in “MasterChef Junior,” is dead after a battle with cancer. Ben, who was undergoing treatment for an extremely rare form of cancer at Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, died Monday … according to his family.… TMZ.com

Gas Pipeline Explosion In Mexico Leaves at Least Six Dead

A gas pipeline went up in flames this week along a Mexican highway that killed at least 6 people … and video of the incident is absolutely horrendous. It went down Monday in the Mexican city of Jala, right on the edge of a mountain bordering the… TMZ.com

Kobe Bryant Makes Forbes List of ‘Highest-Paid Dead Celebrities,’ Earned $20 Mil

Kobe Bryant is still a titan of industry — even in death — so says Forbes which just ranked him #6 on its “Highest-Paid Dead Celebrities of 2020” list. The NBA legend passed away on Jan. 26 in a helicopter crash — but in the months that… TMZ.com

Boston Celtics Legend Tom Heinsohn Dead At 86

Hall of Famer Tom Heinsohn — who won 10 titles for the Boston Celtics as a player and coach — has died, the team announced Monday. He was 86. Heinsohn is the only person to have ties to each of the Celtics’ 17 championships … going on to spend… TMZ.com

‘Scooby-Doo’ Co-Creator Ken Spears Dead at 82

“Scooby-Doo” co-creator Ken Spears has died … less than 3 months after his animation partner also passed away. Spears reportedly died Friday after complications related to dementia. His son, Kevin, told Variety, “Ken will forever be remembered… TMZ.com

Comedian Norm Crosby Dead at 93

Norm Crosby, one of the top comedians in the ’60s and beyond, has died. Crosby’s wife said her husband succumbed to heart failure. His moniker was malaprops … the misuse of words that were absolutely hilarious. He would muse that he went to the… TMZ.com

Alex Trebek Dead at 80 After Battling Pancreatic Cancer

Alex Trebek — the revered and beloved “Jeopardy!” host since 1984, whose calm but witty presence was must-see television for millions of Americans — has died … TMZ has learned. A “Jeopardy!” spokesperson tells TMZ, “Jeopardy is saddened to… TMZ.com

‘Surface’ Actor Eddie Hassell Dead At 30, Shot in Texas

Actor Eddie Hassell — most famous from NBC’s “Surface” — has died after being shot … TMZ has learned. Eddie’s rep tells us he was killed early Sunday morning somewhere in Texas over what appears to be a carjacking. His team is working on… TMZ.com

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