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Rock Superstar Tom Petty Dies at 66

Tom Petty, an old-fashioned rock superstar and everyman who drew upon the Byrds, the Beatles and other bands he worshipped as a boy and produced new classics such as “Free Fallin,′ “Refugee” and “American Girl,” has died.

Playboy Founder Hugh Hefner Dies at 91

Playboy founder Hugh M. Hefner, the pipe-smoking hedonist who revved up the sexual revolution in the 1950s and built a multimedia empire of clubs, mansions, movies and television, symbolized by bow-tied women in bunny costumes, has died at age 91.

Comedy Legend Jerry Lewis Dead at 91

Comedy legend Jerry Lewis, who forged an iconic partnership with Dean Martin in the 1950s and enjoyed a decades-long career as one of Hollywood’s most beloved slapstick comedians, died Sunday at his home in Las Vegas, according to reports. He was 91.

Oscar-Winning Actor Martin Landau Dies at 89

Martin Landau, the chameleon-like actor who gained fame as the crafty master of disguise in the 1960s TV show “Mission: Impossible,” then capped a long and versatile career with an Oscar for his poignant portrayal of aging horror movie star Bela Lugosi in 1994′s “Ed Wood,” has died. He was 89.

Exclusive – ‘Tonight Show’ Writer Remembers ‘Mr. Warmth’

One night, Bob Newhart was guest-hosting for Carson. During his segment, Don, his guest and best friend, accidentally broke Carson’s wooden cigarette box. It had been a staple on the desk from the 30 Rock days in New York. When Johnny returned from vacation the next day, he was told Don had broken it. Johnny decided to capitalize on this.

Actress Mary Tyler Moore Dead at 80

Mary Tyler Moore, the star of TV’s beloved “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” whose comic realism helped revolutionize the depiction of women on the small screen, has died.

Singer George Michael Dies at Age 53

George Michael, who rocketed to stardom with WHAM! and went on to enjoy a long and celebrated solo career lined with controversies, has died, his publicist said Sunday. He was 53.

Actress, Socialite Zsa Zsa Gabor Dies at 99

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Zsa Zsa Gabor, the jet-setting Hungarian actress and socialite who helped invent a new kind of fame out of multiple marriages, conspicuous wealth and jaded wisdom about the glamorous life, has died. She was 99.

Gene Wilder: 7 Best Roles

Whether conning Broadway investors with a daring scheme in Mel Brooks’ The Producers or conjuring up “pure imagination” as Willy Wonka in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, the frizzy-haired comedic genius kept audiences laughing through nearly five decades of iconic performances. Here’s a look at seven of Wilder’s best roles.

Gene Wilder Dies at 83

(AP) — Gene Wilder, the star of such comedy classics as “Young Frankenstein” and “Blazing Saddles,” has died. He was 83.