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Carrie Fisher, iconic film heroine, has died at the age of 60

Carrie Fisher, iconic film heroine, has died at the age of 60 Carrie Fisher died today, December 27 2016, four days after suffering a heart attack while en route on a flight from London to Los Angeles.The daughter of singer Eddie Fisher and actress Debbie Reynolds, her first gig was the 1975 comedy Shampoo followed by Star Wars in 1977.

Ohio woman excellently trolls Trump from the grave

Ohio woman excellently trolls Trump from the grave Americans are all very, very stressed out about the state of things, especially the presidency of Donald Trump.Except for Elizabeth "Liz" Smith of Norwalk, Ohio, who seems to be perfectly happy to be freed of the Trump presidency by virtue of passing into the Great Beyond.

The author of that heartbreaking dating profile for her husband has died

The author of that heartbreaking dating profile for her husband has died Amy Krouse Rosenthal, the woman who penned a moving dating profile for her husband Jason, passed away this morning from ovarian cancer.She was a best-selling children's book writer and also the author of a memoir, but in recent weeks became best known for the poignant New York Times column she wrote about her husband and their life together.

Chuck Barris, creator of 'Gong Show,' dies at 87

Chuck Barris, creator of 'Gong Show,' dies at 87 Chuck Barris, whose game show empire included The Dating Game, The Newlywed Game and that infamous factory of cheese, The Gong Show, has died.New products included The Newlywed Game, The Parent Game, The Family Game and even The Game Game.

Darlene Cates, the mother in 'Gilbert Grape,' dies

Darlene Cates, the mother in 'Gilbert Grape,' dies Darlene Cates, who played the housebound mother in the 1993 film What's Eating Gilbert Grape, has died.Cates died in her sleep Sunday morning at her home in Forney, Texas, according to her son-in-law, David Morgan.

Legendary insult comic Don Rickles dies at 90

Legendary insult comic Don Rickles dies at 90 Legendary insult comedian Don Rickles reportedly has died, a rep for the 90-year-old confirmed to Variety and other outlets Thursday afternoon.While best known for decades of insulting people — and them liking it, younger viewers may remember the insult comic best as the voice of Mr.

'Chappelle Show' star Charlie Murphy dies at 57

'Chappelle Show' star Charlie Murphy dies at 57 NEW YORK (AP) — Charlie Murphy, older brother of Eddie Murphy and a comedy stand-up and performer in his own right, has died.He was perhaps best-known for his appearances on Chappelle's Show on Comedy Central.

'Silence of the Lambs' director dies at 73

'Silence of the Lambs' director dies at 73 Jonathan Demme, the Oscar-winning director of The Silence of the Lambs and Philadelphia, and whose Talking Heads documentary Stop Making Sense is considered one of the greatest concert films ever, has died.He was 73.

Linkin Park's Chester Bennington reportedly dead at 41

Linkin Park's Chester Bennington reportedly dead at 41 His death was reportedly a suicide, per the site.This comes shortly after the death of singer Chris Cornell, whom Chester was friends with, before Cornell's own suicide in May.

'Doctor Who' companion Deborah Watling dies

'Doctor Who' companion Deborah Watling dies She was 69 and suffered briefly from brain cancer.She was on Doctor Who from 1967 to 1968, even appearing alongside father Jack Watling twice during her tenure as companion, per the BBC.

Sam Shepard, playwright and star of 'Bloodline' and 'The Right Stuff,' dead at 73

Sam Shepard, playwright and star of 'Bloodline' and 'The Right Stuff,' dead at 73 Sam Shepard, Pulitzer-winning playwright and Oscar-nominated actor who played legendary test pilot Chuck Yeager in The Right Stuff and the Rayburn family patriarch in the Netflix drama series Bloodline, has died.His plays explored the dark underside of American family life, portraying marriages, sibling rivalries and other  family dynamics struggling to survive the fragile American dream.

Robert Hardy, Cornelius Fudge in 'Harry Potter' films, dies at 91

Robert Hardy, Cornelius Fudge in 'Harry Potter' films, dies at 91 British actor Robert Hardy, best known for playing Cornelius Fudge in the Harry Potter movies and Siegfried Farnon in the All Creatures Great and Small TV series, has died." Although Harry Potter was the role that made him famous to a whole new generation of fans, Hardy's career spanned seven decades in theater, television, and film.

A math legend just died. He literally reinvented aspects of modern math.

A math legend just died. He literally reinvented aspects of modern math. The latter was a feat that other mathematicians didn't dare approach, but Voevodsky's effort has overwhelmingly benefited the industry — and everyone, really — by allowing mathematicians to fact-check their work.Among Voevodsky's achievements was changing the meaning of the equal sign.