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Broadway Star, 5-Time Tony Nominee Jan Maxwell Dies at 61

Broadway Star, 5-Time Tony Nominee Jan Maxwell Dies at 61

Feb 13
Broadway star and five-time Tony Award nominee Jan Maxwell has died. She was 61.

Award-Winning Composer Johann Johannsson Dead at 48

Award-Winning Composer Johann Johannsson Dead at 48

Feb 10
Johann Johannsson, an award-winning composer and producer who combined classical sounds and modern electronics on the acclaimed soundtracks to "The Theory of Everything" and "Sicario," has died at age 48.

John Mahoney, Who Played Cranky Dad on 'Frasier,' Dies at 77

John Mahoney, Who Played Cranky Dad on 'Frasier,' Dies at 77

By Lynn Elber | Feb 6
John Mahoney, who as the cranky, blue-collar dad in "Frasier" played counterpoint to pompous sons Frasier and Niles, has died at age 77.

Medical Pot Pioneer Dennis Peron Dies

Medical Pot Pioneer Dennis Peron Dies

By Liz Highleyman | Feb 3
Dennis Peron, a gay man who spearheaded the fight for medical cannabis, died after a long battle with lung cancer Saturday, January 27, soon after the implementation of a law allowing recreational marijuana use in California. He was 71.

Actor Mark Salling Dies Weeks After Child Porn Guilty Plea

Actor Mark Salling Dies Weeks After Child Porn Guilty Plea

By John Rogers and Michael Balsamo | Jan 30
Mark Salling, who played bad-boy Noah "Puck" Puckerman in the hit musical-comedy "Glee," died Tuesday, several weeks after pleading guilty to possessing child pornography. He was 35.

Activist Who Helped Legalize Medical Pot in California, Dies

Activist Who Helped Legalize Medical Pot in California, Dies

Jan 28
Dennis Peron, an activist who was among the first people to argue for the benefits of marijuana for AIDS patients and helped legalize medical pot in California, died Saturday at 72.

IKEA Says Founder Ingvar Kamprad has Died at 91

IKEA Says Founder Ingvar Kamprad has Died at 91

By Karl Ritter | Jan 28
Ingvar Kamprad, the IKEA founder who turned a small-scale mail order business into a global furniture empire, has died at 91, the company said Sunday.

'Storm Chasers' Star Joel Taylor Found Dead of Suspected Overdose on Gay Cruise

'Storm Chasers' Star Joel Taylor Found Dead of Suspected Overdose on Gay Cruise

Jan 25
Joel Taylor, a star on the popular Discover Channel TV show "Storm Chasers," was found dead on an Atlantis gay cruise in the Caribbean this week. He was 38.

Ursula K. Le Guin, Best-Selling Science Fiction Author, Dies

Ursula K. Le Guin, Best-Selling Science Fiction Author, Dies

By Gillian Flaccus and Hillel Italie | Jan 24
Ursula K. Le Guin, the award-winning science fiction and fantasy writer who explored feminist themes and was best known for her Earthsea books, has died at 88.

Simon Barnes, Who Played 'Teletubbies' Character Tinky Winky, Dies at 52

Simon Barnes, Who Played 'Teletubbies' Character Tinky Winky, Dies at 52

Jan 23
London actor Simon Barnes, best known for playing the purple creature Tinky Winky on the popular late 90s kids show the "Teletubbies" has died. He was 52.

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