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Anti-Gay Scamvangelist TB Joshua Dies At Age 57

The BBC reports: Nigerian preacher TB Joshua, one of Africa’s most influential evangelists, has died at the age of 57. A post on his Facebook page, which has more than five million followers, said: “God has taken His servant”. He was said to have died on Saturday shortly after conducting a live broadcast, but the cause of his death has …

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Sitcom Actor Gavin MacLeod Dies At Age 90 [VIDEO]

Variety reports: Gavin MacLeod, a sitcom veteran who played seaman “Happy” Haines on “McHale’s Navy,” Murray on “Mary Tyler Moore” and the very different, vaguely patrician Captain Stubing on “The Love Boat,” has died. He was 90. MacLeod’s nephew, Mark See, confirmed his death to Variety. MacLeod died in the early morning on May 29. No cause of death was …

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Real Milli Vanilli Vocalist Dies Of COVID At Age 66

Yahoo Entertainment reports: John Davis, one of the true vocal talents behind the legendary band Milli Vanilli, died on May 24 from COVID-19. He was 66. Davis’ daughter Jasmin confirmed the news with a post on her dad’s official Facebook on May 24, sharing a video of one of his personal performances. The German-French band, created by music producer Frank …

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Former Republican Sen. John Warner Dies At Age 94

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports: John W. Warner, a Republican U.S. senator who led Virginia’s congressional delegation for 30 years and whose marriage to actress Elizabeth Taylor brought a dash of glamour to Virginia politics, has died. He was 94. Mr. Warner died at home in Alexandria Tuesday night with family at his side, according to multiple former and current U.S. …

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Emmy Winning Actor Charles Grodin Dies At Age 86

Entertainment Tonight reports: Charles Grodin, who famously starred in The Heartbreak Kid, Midnight Run, and Beethoven, died on Tuesday from bone marrow cancer, EW has confirmed. He was 86. Although Grodin was mostly known for his work on the big screen, throughout his long career he also appeared on television, dazzled on Broadway, authored multiple books, and was a political …

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Anti-Gay Scamvangelist Ernest Angley Dies At Age 99

The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports: The Rev. Ernest W. Angley, a faith-healing Pentecostal televangelist who claimed a lifetime of personal visits from God, has died at age 99, according to an announcement Friday on the website of his Cuyahoga Falls-based ministry. The preacher rose over the decades from tent revivalist to running a world-wide ministry with his namesake from what …

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Billie Hayes, Witchiepoo In H.R. Pufnstuf, Dies At 96

Deadline Hollywood reports: Billie Hayes, whose portrayal of the flamboyantly and comically wicked witch Witchiepoo on the 1969-70 Saturday morning live-action children’s classic H.R. Pufnstuf, died of natural causes April 29 at Cedar’s Hospital in Los Angeles. She was 96. A Broadway veteran by the time she reached national fame as the flute-stealing nemesis to a psychedelic dragon, Hayes had …

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BREAKING: Former VP Walter Mondale Dies At Age 93

The Washington Post reports: Walter F. Mondale, the former Democratic senator and vice president whose unusually candid and forward-looking bid for the pinnacle of American politics was blocked by President Ronald Reagan’s landslide reelection victory in 1984, died April 19 at his home in Minneapolis. He was 93. Family friend and spokeswoman Kathy Tunheim announced the death but did not …

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Anti-LGBT Activist Judith Reisman Dies At Age 86

From the magazine of the far-right John Birch Society: Like Judith the Biblical heroine, Dr. Reisman was fearless and stood against the great powers of the world in our time. When her countrymen were ready to surrender to the mighty Assyrian army, the Biblical Judith, trusting in God, walked into the enemy camp — and walked out with the head …

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Ponzi Schemer Bernie Madoff Dies In Prison At Age 82

The Associated Press reports: Bernie Madoff, the financier who pleaded guilty to orchestrating the largest Ponzi scheme in history, died early Wednesday in a federal prison, a person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press. Madoff died at the Federal Medical Center in Butner, North Carolina, apparently from natural causes, the person said. Last year, Madoff’s lawyers filed court …

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Chart-Topping Rapper DMX Dies At Age 50 [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: DMX, the raspy, growling New York rapper who rose to fame with his 1998 blockbuster debut, “It’s Dark and Hell Is Hot,” and became a chart and tabloid mainstay for years after, has died at age 50. He was hospitalized on April 2 after suffering a heart attack following a reported drug overdose, and had been …

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BREAKING: Britain’s Prince Philip Dies At Age 99

NBC News reports: Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth II’s husband and the longest-serving consort of any British monarch, has died at age 99. Philip spent 65 years supporting the queen, retiring from his public role in 2017 and staying largely out of the view since. In his active years, he helped set a new course for the monarchy under a young …

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Watergate Mastermind G. Gordon Liddy Dies At 90

NBC News reports: G. Gordon Liddy, the political operative who supervised the Watergate burglary, which brought down President Richard Nixon, died Tuesday, his family said. He was 90. Liddy’s family said in a statement that he died Tuesday morning at his daughter’s home in Mount Vernon, Virginia. His son, James, said that the cause was not related to Covid-19, and …

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Emmy Winner Jessica Walter Dies At Age 80 [VIDEO]

Variety reports: Jessica Walter, an Emmy-winning actress known for her work as the stalker in Clint Eastwood’s “Play Misty for Me,” and for the TV series “Arrested Development” and “Archer,” died Wednesday in New York. She was 80. Walter received an Emmy nomination in 2005 for outstanding supporting actress in a comedy for playing the manipulative alcoholic Lucille Bluth in …

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Oscar Nominee George Segal Dies At Age 87 [VIDEO]

Variety reports: George Segal, whose long career included playing Albert “Pops” Solomon on “The Goldbergs,” and garnering an Oscar nom for supporting actor for “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf,” died Tuesday. He was 87. His wife Sonia announced his death, saying, “The family is devastated to announce that this morning George Segal passed away due to complications from bypass surgery.” …

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BREAKING: Rush Limbaugh Dead Of Cancer At Age 70

Fox News reports: Rush Limbaugh, the monumentally influential media icon who transformed talk radio and politics in his decades behind the microphone, helping shape the modern-day Republican Party, died Wednesday at the age of 70 after a battle with lung cancer, his family announced. Limbaugh’s wife, Kathryn, made the announcement on his radio show. The radio icon learned he had …

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Anti-LGBT Megachurch Televangelist Dies Of COVID

Los Angeles’s ABC News affiliate reports: Frederick K.C. Price, one of Los Angeles’ most prominent religious leaders and founder of the Crenshaw Christian Center, has died from COVID-19 at the age of 89. Apostle Price, who led services in the landmark FaithDome for many years, died Friday evening, according to a statement issued by EIF Ministries. Price founded the Crenshaw …

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Porn Mogul Larry Flynt Dies At Age 78 [VIDEO]

The New York Post reports: Larry Flynt — the controversial porn peddler who built an empire that included “Hustler” magazine — reportedly died on Wednesday. He was 78. Flynt, who was paralyzed from the waist down in a 1978 murder attempt, succumbed to heart failure in Los Angeles on Wednesday morning, TMZ reported. The mogul was known for his myriad …

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Supremes Co-Founder Mary Wilson Dies At Age 76

Variety reports: Vocalist Mary Wilson, who co-founded the Supremes as a 15-year-old in a Detroit housing project and stayed with the fabled, hitmaking Motown Records trio until its dissolution in 1977, died on Monday night at her home in Las Vegas. She was 76. Wilson’s longtime publicist, Jay Schwartz, reported that she died suddenly. The circumstances of her death were …

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Republican US House Rep Dies Of COVID At Age 67

The Dallas Morning News reports: U.S. Rep Ron Wright of Arlington died Sunday night after a battle with COVID-19. He was 67. His family and spokesperson confirmed Wright’s death Monday morning. The congressman, who was reelected in November, had been battling cancer. Wright is the first member of Congress to die of COVID-19. According to the statement, Wright had been …

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