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Marcia Strassman Passed Away At 66 From Breast Cancer Battle

Marcia Strassman Passed Away At 66 From Breast Cancer Battle

“Welcome Back Kotter” actress Marcia Strassman has passed away at the age of 66 from a battle with breast cancer. She is known for her role as Gabe Kaplan’s wife in the 70′s show “Welcome Back Kotter”, but she also had many other roles.

Strassman died at her Sherman Oaks, California, home on Friday after battling breast cancer for seven years, her sister, Julie Strassman, said Sunday.

“They gave her 2½ years to live, but she lasted much longer,” she said. “She was very courageous.”

Strassman had numerous roles on television and in film during her five-decade career. She played nurse Margie Cutler on the first season of M.A.S.H. before her breakout role on Kotter.

The show was about a teacher returning to the tough high-school of his youth to teach a classroom full of misfits, including future movie star John Travolta.

Such a shame. We send our most sincere condolences to her family and friends in this tough time. Thanks for the memories, Marcia.

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Posted Monday, October 27th, 2014 at 8:08am
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Oscar de la Renta Dead At 82

Oscar de la Renta Dead At 82

Famed designer Oscar de la Renta has passed away at the age of 82-years-old. The designer was battling cancer and succumbed to it after aggressively trying to treat it with chemotherapy.

The famed designer most recently designed George Clooney’s wife Amal Alamuddin’s wedding dress.

In 2013, the Dominican-born designer admitted he had been battling cancer. “Yes, I had cancer. Right now, I am totally clean. The only realities in life are that you are born, and that you die. We always think we are going to live forever. The dying aspect we will never accept. The one thing about having this kind of warning is how you appreciate every single day of life,” he’s quoted as saying by International Business Times.

A source tells Us Weekly that de la Renta had a form of gastric cancer and recently underwent an aggressive bout of chemo.

Sad. Cancer is such a rough way to go. May he rest in peace.

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Posted Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 at 8:08am
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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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