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Mississippi woman convicted for fatal butt injection dies in jail

JACKSON, Miss. — A Mississippi inmate convicted in 2014 of the death of a Georgia woman through illicit silicone buttocks injections has died. The Mississippi Department of Corrections said in a statement Monday that an autopsy will be conducted on ...

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Author Elizabeth Gilbert’s partner Rayya Elias dies

“Eat, Pray, Love” author Elizabeth Gilbert’s partner Rayya Elias has died. She was 57. “I would tell you to rest in peace, but I know that you always found peace boring,” Gilbert wrote in an Instagram post Thursday. “May you ...

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Atlanta TV news anchor Amanda Davis dies after stroke

A beloved Atlanta TV news anchor died Wednesday, one day after suffering a massive stroke while waiting to board a flight. Amanda Davis of CBS 46 was on her way to San Antonio to attend the funeral of her stepfather ...

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Johnny Bower, Maple Leaf great and Hall of Famer, dies at 93

Johnny Bower didn’t even want to come to Toronto. Yet the pint-sized goalie with the big heart became a part of Maple Leafs lore. Bower, a beloved two-time Vezina Trophy winner who helped the Leafs win their last Stanley Cup ...

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'Heaven & Earth' actress Hiep Thi Le dies at 46

Hiep Thi Le, a real-life refugee from Vietnam who won praise for her debut role in Oliver Stone’s 1994 Vietnam War drama “Heaven & Earth,” has died at 46. The actress, who in later life became a successful chef and ...

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Matt Damon’s father Kent dies at 74 after long cancer battle

Matt Damon’s father, Kent, died on Dec. 14 after a long battle with cancer, the actor’s publicist confirmed to the Daily News on Saturday. He was 74. Kent Damon had been suffering from multiple myeloma — a rare blood cancer ...

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Astronaut McCandless, first to fly freely in space, dies at 80

HOUSTON – NASA astronaut Bruce McCandless, the first person to fly freely and untethered in space, has died. He was 80. He was famously photographed in 1984 flying with a hefty spacewalker’s jetpack, alone in the cosmic blackness above a ...

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Cardinal who oversaw Boston clergy sex abuse scandal dies

Cardinal Bernard Law, the embroiled Boston archbishop depicted in the Academy Award-winning film “Spotlight,” has died at age 86 in Rome, according to WFXT-TV. Law left his Massachusetts post in 2002 for mishandling the priest sex abuse scandal that rocked ...

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Coney Island's beloved sword swallower dies at 64

His death is hard to swallow. Coney Island’s sideshow community was reeling Sunday from the death of a legendary and beloved sword swallower to liver cancer. Johnny Fox, 64, had appeared on the “Late Show with David Letterman” and a ...

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Actor Steve Reevis of 'Fargo,' 'Dances With Wolves' dies at 55

MISSOULA, Mont. — Actor Steve Reevis, who had supporting roles in the movies “Fargo” and “Last of the Dogmen,” has died. He was 55. Ralph Foster of the Foster Funeral Home said Friday that Reevis died Thursday at a hospital ...

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