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Cory Monteith, 31, Found Dead in Hotel Room

Glee star Cory Monteith was found dead Saturday, July 13, in his room at Vancouver’s Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel.

The cause of death is not yet known and an autopsy was set for Monday. However, police said there were no indications of foul play.

According to police, the actor was out Friday night with friends and returned to his 21st floor room in the early morning hours.

“We are so saddened to confirm that the reports on the death of Cory Monteith are accurate,” his rep said in a statement. “We are in shock and mourning this tragic loss.”

According to reports, Monteith checked in to the hotel on July 6 and was due to check out Saturday. However, when he missed his check-out time, staff went to his room at noon and found his body.

Reports are also saying that he had been dead for several hours by the time his body was discovered.

Edited: July 14th, 2013

Nora Ephron Dies at 71

Nora Ephron, who was the creative force behind You’ve Got Mail, Sleepless in Seattle and When Harry Met Sally, died at age 71 on Tuesday.

The three-time Oscar nominee has been battling leukemia.

Ephron’s last film was Julie & Julia, which starred Meryl Streep and Amy Adams.

She is survived by her third husband, Goodfellas writer Nicholas Pileggi, and her two sons with Bernstein.

Edited: June 26th, 2012

Whitney Houston Dead at 48

Whitney Houston has passed away at the age of 48, her publicist confirmed.

The singer passed away on Saturday, Feb. 11. Her publicist Kristen Foster did not reveal the cause of the death.

Houston was the first female artist to ever debut at No. 1 on the Billboard charts and is considered one of the world’s best-selling female artists.

The singer did struggle with drug addiction in the past.

Houston is survived by ex-husband singer Bobby Brown and her daughter, Bobbi Kristina.

Edited: February 11th, 2012

Beyonce Remembers Etta James

Beyonce, who played Etta James in Cadillac Records is deeply saddened by the news that the iconic singer passed away today.

“This is a huge loss. Etta James was one of the greatest vocalists of our time,” Beyonce said on her Web site. “I am so fortunate to have met such a queen. Her musical contributions will last a lifetime. Playing Etta James taught me so much about myself, and singing her music inspired me to be a stronger artist. When she effortlessly opened her mouth, you could hear her pain and triumph. Her deeply emotional way of delivering a song told her story with no filter. She was fearless, and had guts. She will be missed.”

Etta died today (Jan. 20) due to her long-time struggle with leukemia.

Edited: January 20th, 2012

Etta James Dies at 73

Etta James has passed away at the age of 73 after a long-time struggle with leukemia.

“This is a tremendous loss for the family, her friends and fans around the world,” De Leon said. “She was a true original who could sing it all – her music defied category. I worked with Etta for over 30 years. She was my friend and I will miss her always,” said Lupe De Leon, her longtime friend and manager to CNN.

Early last year, James was again admitted to a hospital in Riverside, Calif. with a urinary tract infection and the blood infection sepsis.

During her long-time career, James won four Grammys and received a 1993 inductee to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

Edited: January 20th, 2012

Elizabeth Taylor Dies at 79

Elizabeth Taylor has passed away at the age of 79.

According to her publicist, Taylor, “was surrounded by her children - Michael Wilding, Christopher Wilding, Liza Todd, and Maria Burton.

The actress was hospitalized at Los Angeles’ Cedars-Sinai Medical Center nearly two months ago for congestive heart failure.

In her career, Taylor won two Academy Awards during her long career and is survived by 10 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.

Edited: March 23rd, 2011

Leslie Nielsen Dies at 84

Leslie Nielsen has died of complications from pneumonia in a hospital near his home in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. He was 84.

His family released a statement saying: “We are saddened by the passing of beloved actor Leslie Nielsen, probably best remembered as Lt. Frank Drebin in The Naked Gun series of pictures, but who enjoyed a more than 60 year career in motion pictures and television.”

Nielsen is best known for his role in the Airplane film franchise.

According to his nephew, “in this last 48 hours, the infection has gotten too much. He just fell asleep and passed away.”

Edited: November 28th, 2010

Golden Girl Rue McClanahan Dies at 76

Golden Girl star Rue McClanahan has passed away at the age of 76.

According to her manager:

“She passed away at 1 a.m. this morning. She had a massive stroke. [She] had her family with her. She went in peace.””

McClanahan is best known for her roles as Blanche Deveraux in the classic sitcom, Golden Girls.

Edited: June 3rd, 2010

Dennis Hopper: Dead at 74

Dennis Hopper has died today (May 29) after a decade-long battle with prostate cancer.

The 74-year-old actor passed away in his Los Angeles home surrounded by family.

In September, he was rushed to the hospital with flu-like symptoms – he later announced he was suffering with prostate cancer.

He is known for several films including, Rebel Without a Cause and Easy Rider.

Hopper was married five times and leaves behind 4 children.

Edited: May 29th, 2010

Gary Coleman Dies at 42

Gary Coleman has passed away at the age of 42 after suffering a brain hemorrhage.

The actor hurt his head on Wednesday when he fell in his Utah home, and was taken to a local hospital.

Coleman had been in a coma on life support since the fall.

He is best known for his work on Diff’rent Strokes which her starred in from 1978-86 and his famous catchphrase -  “What’choo talkin’ ’bout, Willis?.”

Edited: May 28th, 2010

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