Legendary journalist Barbara Walters dead at age 93

Barbara Walters — the pioneering journalist who broke countless barriers in her 50-year career — died Friday. She was 93. “Barbara Walters passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by loved ones. She lived her life with no regrets. She was a trailblazer not only for female journalists but for all women,” Cindi Berger, Walters’ rep, said in a statement to Page Six. Robert Iger, CEO of the … Continue reading Legendary journalist Barbara Walters dead at age 93

Terry Hall, lead vocalist of Ska band The Specials, has died

Terry Hall, lead singer of the English 2 tone and ska revival band The Specials, has died. The news of Hall’s passing was shared on the band’s verified social media accounts, who on Facebook wrote that he died “following a brief illness.” The post called Hall “our beautiful friend, brother and one of the most brilliant singers, songwriters and lyricists this country has ever produced,” going on … Continue reading Terry Hall, lead vocalist of Ska band The Specials, has died

Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss, DJ for ‘Ellen DeGeneres Show,’ dead at 40

CNN —  Stephen “tWitch” Boss, the amiable DJ for “Ellen DeGeneres Show” and dancer who rose to fame on “So You Think You Can Dance,” has died, his wife, fellow dancer Allison Holker Boss, confirmed in a statement to CNN. He was 40. “It is with the heaviest of hearts that I have to share my husband Stephen has left us,” Holker Boss said in a statement. “Stephen … Continue reading Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss, DJ for ‘Ellen DeGeneres Show,’ dead at 40

‘Parks and Rec’ star Helen Slayton-Hughes dead at 92

Helen Slayton-Hughes, known for her role as Ethel Beavers on “Parks and Recreation,” died on Wednesday. She was 92. “To the friends and fans of our beloved Helen, Helen passed away last night,” her family wrote in a statement posted to her Facebook on Thursday. “Her pain has ended but her fierce spirit lives on.” Her family expressed gratitude towards all her fans who supported her career … Continue reading ‘Parks and Rec’ star Helen Slayton-Hughes dead at 92

‘Happy Days’ and ‘Star Wars’ actor Gary Friedkin dead of COVID-19 at 70

Gary Friedkin — who played an Ewok in “Star Wars: Return of the Jedi” — has died at age 70 from COVID-19 complications, according to an online obituary. The actor passed away peacefully Dec. 2 at a hospice after “enduring a difficult” three-and-a-half weeks in the intensive care unit of a Youngstown, Ohio, hospital, per the tribute in the Tribune Chronicle. Born Nov. 23, 1952, in … Continue reading ‘Happy Days’ and ‘Star Wars’ actor Gary Friedkin dead of COVID-19 at 70

Tina Turner mourns son’s tragic death: ‘You left the world far too early’

Tina Turner has paid tribute to her son, Ronald “Ronnie” Turner, who passed away suddenly Thursday at age 62. “Ronnie, you left the world far too early. In sorrow I close my eyes and think of you, my beloved son,” the Grammy-winning singer wrote Friday in a caption for a black-and-white Instagram photo of herself, eyes closed, in a pensive pose. Ronnie’s widow, Afida Turner, confirmed the news on Instagram … Continue reading Tina Turner mourns son’s tragic death: ‘You left the world far too early’