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BREAKING NEWS: Robin Williams Dead At 63 From An Apparent Suicide

BREAKING NEWS: Robin Williams Dead At 63 From An Apparent Suicide

It is with great sadness that we announce the untimely passing of comedian and actor Robin Williams. The legendary funny man passed away from an apparent suicide, according to the police department in Marin County, California. Below is the full statement from the police department, who is investigating the death as a suicide:

On August 11, 2014, at approximately 11:55 a.m, Marin County Communications received a 9-1-1 telephone call reporting a male adult had been located unconscious and not breathing inside his residence in unincorporated Tiburon, CA. The Sheriff’s Office, as well as the Tiburon Fire Department and Southern Marin Fire Protection District were dispatched to the incident with emergency personnel arriving on scene at 12:00 pm. The male subject, pronounced deceased at 12:02 pm has been identified as Robin McLaurin Williams, a 63-year-old resident of unincorporated Tiburon, CA.

An investigation into the cause, manner, and circumstances of the death is currently underway by the Investigations and Coroner Division s of the Sheriff’s Office. Preliminary information developed during the investigation indicates Mr. Williams was last seen alive at his residence, where he resides with his wife, at approximately 10:00 pm on August 10, 2014. Mr. Williams was located this morning shortly before the 9-1-1 call was placed to Marin County Communications. At this time, the Sheriff’s Office Coroner Division suspects the death to be a suicide due to asphyxia, but a comprehensive investigation must be completed before a final determination is made. A forensic examination is currently scheduled for August 12, 2014 with subsequent toxicology testing to be conducted.

His rep has confirmed the news of Robin’s passing and his wife is asking for the family’s privacy during this tough time. Rest in peace, Robin, you will be sorely missed.

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Posted Monday, August 11th, 2014 at 4:16pm
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Confirmed: Peaches Geldof died of a heroin overdose

Confirmed: Peaches Geldof died of a heroin overdose

It was just as everyone expected when we all heard the news of Peaches Geldof’s untimely passing. The coroner’s report has come back and it has been confirmed that she passed as the result of a heroin overdose.

Prior to her death, she had been taking methadone for two years. During that time, she was trying to reduce her dependency on that drug. She was found with a pair of tights underneath her body along with heroin in a black bag in a spare bedroom.

The coroner noted that he found a high concentration of heroin in her body. He noted that heroin users “develop a tolerance to the drug, and such individuals can use doses that would be toxic, or fatal, to people with no tolerance.”

To that, he added that tolerance “appears to be lost fairly rapidly when users cease to use the drug, and deaths commonly occur in people who have previously been tolerant and have returned to using heroin.”

The coroner’s report concluded, “There is no indication that any other third party was present or involved in her death and there is no indication that Peaches intended to take her own life or harm herself in any way as she was reported to be of happy disposition and planning for the future with friends and family.”

So sad :(

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Posted Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014 at 9:09am
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RIP James Garner – Dead at 86

RIP James Garner - Dead at 86

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of legendary actor James Garner. He played many roles, but rose to prominence in “The Rockford Files”, “Maverick” and “The Notebook”.

He was pronounced dead at 86-years-old and passed away from natural causes. Law enforcement sources say that an ambulance was called to his home in Los Angeles on Saturday night at around 8PM PST, but he was found dead upon their arrival.

It’s really sad to see him go, he was one of the great actors of our time. Even if you only knew him from “The Notebook” or went further back to his time on “The Rockford Files”, he was fantastic in his ability to take on a role.

His contributions to the entertainment industry will live on forever. We’re sad to see him go. Leave your best memories of his acting in the comments section below.

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Posted Sunday, July 20th, 2014 at 1:13pm
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Designing Women star Meshach Taylor dead at 67

Designing Women star Meshach Taylor dead at 67

“Designing Women” and “Mannequin” actor Meshach Taylor has passed away on Saturday at the age of 67-years-old from a long battle with cancer. Sad news!

Taylor’s family says he passed away at his home in California while surrounded by loved ones.

Meshach is best known for the role of Anthony Bouvier on the popular late 80′s show … and he was nominated for an Emmy in 1989.

Taylor also famously portrayed Hollywood Montrose in the ’87 cult classic flick “Mannequin” — and had a TON of roles on hit T.V. shows … like “Hannah Montana”, “The Drew Carey Show” and “Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide.”

He was a great, funny actor and he will most definitely be missed. RIP Hollywood!

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Posted Monday, June 30th, 2014 at 8:08am
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Casey Kasem has passed away at 82

Casey Kasem has passed away at 82

It is with great sadness that we report that legendary radio host Casey Kasem has passed away on Father’s Day. Yesterday, his daughter Kerri took to her Facebook page to share the sad news:

Early this Father’s Day morning, our dad Casey Kasem passed away surrounded by family and friends. Even though we know he is in a better place and no longer suffering, we are heartbroken. Thank you for all your love, support and prayers. The world will miss Casey Kasem, an incredible talent and humanitarian; we will miss our Dad.

With love, Kerri, Mike and Julie.

From “People”:

Kasem passed away days after a judge permitted for food and fluids to be withheld from the ailing Kasem amid an acrimonious legal battle over his care and final wishes.

Kasem, whose first name was Kemal, was best known to a generation of fans as the host of American Top 40, which he hosted for a total of 24 years, from 1970-88, and again from 1998-2004, when Ryan Seacrest took his place.

His voice was familiar to fans who tuned in weekly to hear him count down the nation’s most popular songs, a tradition that he continued with Casey’s Top 40, American Top 20 and American Top 10.

“Hosting various versions of my countdown program has kept me extremely busy, and I loved every minute of it,” he said upon his retirement in 2009.

It’s such a shame that he had to go out with all of that drama surrounding him because of family quarrels. Rest in peace, Casey and keep reaching for the stars.

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Posted Monday, June 16th, 2014 at 8:08am
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