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Leslie Carter’s Death Reportedly Due to Prescription Overdose

With the news of Leslie Carter’s passing still fresh, rumors about the cause of death of the sister of Backstreet Boy Nick Carter and Aaron Carter are beginning to surface. Carter, an aspiring singer and mother of a young daughter, was supposedly in the grip of a prescription medication addiction. The battle had intensified in the days leading up to her death. While the family’s statement did not share the cause of death and requested privacy, other family members believe she overdosed.

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The Online Mortality Calculator Determines Death

If you had less than five years to live, would you want to know? Researchers in California have come up with an online mortality calculator which they thought would benefit doctors, but now sick people, the elderly and others who are curious about the device feel it would be beneficial. 

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Hulton Archive
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Legendary Chimp ‘Cheetah’ From Tarzan Movies Dies at 80 [VIDEOS]

Cheetah, the chimp who starred in the Tarzan films of the 1930s, has died in the Suncoast Primate Sanctuary in Palm Harbor, FL of kidney failure at the age of 80.

The beloved ape moved into the sanctuary in 1960 after living on the estate of Johnny Weissmuller, who had portrayed Tarzan in the films.

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TBS
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Andy Richter’s Obituary for Kim Jong-il Is Hilariously Inaccurate [VIDEO]

‘Conan’ sidekick Andy Richter has no idea who Kim Jong-il is, but that didn’t stop him from doing a video obituary for him on Monday’s show.

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Turner Classic Movies
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Remember the Celebrities We Lost in 2011 in Moving Tribute [VIDEO]

So many people pass away every year, including in the entertainment industry, that it’s hard to remember just who died, beyond the few very famous people. Turner Classic Movies has a nice montage that helps us remember the talents we’ve lost in 2011. 

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‘M*A*S*H’ and ‘Dragnet’ Star Harry Morgan Dead at 96 [VIDEO]

One of television’s most prolific and longest working actors has died.

Harry Morgan, best remembered for playing Joe Friday’s partner on “Dragnet” and the kindly military surgeon Col. Sherman T. Potter on the hit sitcom ‘M*A*S*H,’ passed away Wednesday morning at his home in Los Angeles. He was 96 years old.

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YouTube
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RIP Dobie Gray – ‘Drift Away’ Singer Dead at 71 [VIDEO]

Dobie Gray, best known for the 1973 Smash "Drift Away" passed away Tuesday.

Gray was born in Texas, and grew up in a family of sharecroppers, and discovered gospel music through his grandfather, who was a Baptist minister. He moved to Los Angeles in the 1960s to seek his fortune.

Take the jump to watch a cool live version of "Drift Away" recorded by the BBC in 1974.

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Celebrity News Hoax Generator

If you want to try to prank someone with some fake celebrity news, you can do that by going to the celebrity news hoax generator site. Let's say for example you're not a fan of Charlie Sheen. You can type his name in and it will produce fake death headlines, which you could then send to your friends to see if they believe you or not.

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RIP Fred Meijer, Supermarket Pioneer Dead at 91 [VIDEO]

"Customers don't need us, we need them." Frederik Meijer, the man known for saying that often, and pioneering the one-stop-shopping concept, died Friday at the age of 91.

A video tribute to Meijer is after the jump.

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Investigators Reopen Natalie Wood Case

Looks like investigators are reopening Natalie Wood's case, whose 1981 drowning was ruled an accident. Natalie's last night was on board a yacht with her husband Robert Wagner and co-star Christopher Walken, but now the captain is saying Wagner was responsible for her death, according to MSNBC.

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CNN
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Andy Rooney Dies, Only Weeks After Retiring [VIDEO]

Curmudgeonly commentator Andy Rooney passed away Friday evening, after retiring just a few weeks ago. Rooney's last "60 Minutes" broadcast was October 2nd. He was 92.

"It's a sad day at '60 Minutes' and for everybody here at CBS News," said Jeff Fager, chairman of CBS News and the executive producer of '60 Minutes.'" It's hard to imagine not having Andy around. He loved his life and he lived it on his own terms. We will miss him very much."

Take a look at CNN's video bio of Rooney after the jump. RIP, Andy.

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Apple Founder Steve Jobs Passes Away [VIDEO]

Steve Jobs, the Apple executive often credited with revolutionizing the computer industry, passed away today. Jobs was 56.

Jobs' death was not a surprise; he's been battling cancer for years. In January, Jobs took a medical leave from Apple, and stepped down as its CEO in August.

Move past the break to see CNN's brief time line of Jobs' tenure at Apple, as he took a company built in is garage to the iPhone-pioneering giant that it is today.

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