Chuck Barris, who hosted “The Gong Show” and created “The Dating Game” and “The Newlywed Game,” died Tuesday of natural causes in Palisades, N.Y., his publicist confirmed. He was 87.
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Chuck Berry, who duck-walked his way into the pantheon of rock’n’roll, has today died at the age of 90.
St. Charles County Police confirmed they responded to a ‘medical emergency’ at his home near St. Louis, Missouri, at 12.40pm on Saturday.
He was found unresponsive and first responders desperately tried to perform a number of lifesaving techniques.
But the Maybellene, Roll Over Beethoven and Johnny B. Goode singer could not be revived and he was pronounced dead at 1.26pm.
Although Elvis Presley was called the king of rock’n’roll, that crown would have fit just as well on the carefully sculpted pompadour of Charles Edward Anderson Berry.
He was present in rock’s infancy in the 1950s and emerged as its first star guitarist and lyricist.
Apollo 13 actor Bill Paxton revealed to a director he was nervous about the heart surgery that caused his untimely death at age 61.
Paxton, who worked on the Titanic and Aliens, unexpectedly died on Saturday after suffering a stroke because of issues stemming from his heart operation.
Although Paxton was worried about his surgery, he was ‘optimistic’ and looked forward to upcoming projects before his sudden death, said Edge of Tomorrow director Doug Liman.
The actor was expected to reprieve his role of Master Sergeant Farell in a future sequel of the film and said to Liman in an email: ‘Thanks for the good wishes. It will help me face this ordeal.
‘Don’t worry “Sgt Farell” will be ready to report for duty.’
THE suspected girlfriend of a Brit UFO conspiracy theorist who threw up two litres of black fluid before dying has been quizzed by cops.
A British UFO expert who died in mysterious circumstances desperately wanted to escape the shadowy ‘dark magic’ sect he was linked to, revealed his fiancee.
Sarah Adams, 31, said conspiracy theorist Max Spiers, 39, told her he was terrified of the cult he had become involved with in Poland before he vomited black liquid and died suddenly.
Two days before before his death he rang her to say he was ‘in trouble’ and wanted to ‘get out’ of the country, she explained.
‘He seemed anxious when we last spoke. He was terrified, he wanted to leave,’ said Ms Adams.
Max Spiers was found dead on Monika Duval’s sofa in July 2016 – just days before he was due to speak at a conspiracy theory conference in Poland.
Hollywood legend Debbie Reynolds died on Wednesday a day after the death of her daughter, telling family before a suspected stroke: ‘I want to be with Carrie’.
The 84-year-old was rushed from her son Todd’s Beverly Hills home at around 1pm after falling ill while planning her daughter’s funeral.
She died in hospital hours later.
Todd Fisher revealed on Wednesday evening how his mother had been shattered with grief since his sister’s death the previous day.
On the morning of her death, she told him: ‘I miss her so much, I want to be with Carrie,’ according to TMZ.
Carrie Fisher, 60, died on Tuesday from complications which stemmed from a heart attack she suffered on Christmas Eve while flying to Los Angeles from London.
2016 has been packed with celebrity death from Fidel Castro and Muhammad Ali to Prince, George Michael, David Bowie and most recently Star Wars star Carrie Fisher.
The year also saw the demise of the world’s longest reigning monarch, King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand, former Israeli prime minister Shimon Peres and several major figures in the US – Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, former astronaut and senator John Glenn, former Attorney General Janet Reno, and one-time First Lady Nancy Reagan.
Sport lost its fair share of legends too – Ali, who first became famous as Cassius Clay, was joined by golfer Arnold Palmer, Gordie ‘Mr Hockey’ Howe, basketball stars Dwayne ‘Pearl’ Washington and Nate Thurmond, Olympic weightlifter Tommy Kono and mixed martial arts fighter Kimbo Slice.