• ‘Forrest Gump’ author Winston Groom dead at 77

    ‘Forrest Gump’ author Winston Groom dead at 77

    FAIRHOPE, Ala. — Winston Groom, the writer whose novel “Forrest Gump” was made into a six-Oscar winning 1994 movie that became a soaring pop cultural phenomenon, has died at age 77. Mayor Karin Wilson of Fairhope, Alabama, said in a message on social media that Groom had died in that south Alabama town. A local …
  • Nick Cordero’s widow Amanda Kloots pays tribute on what would’ve been his birthday

    Nick Cordero’s widow Amanda Kloots pays tribute on what would’ve been his birthday

    Just over two months after his death, Nick Cordero’s widow Amanda Kloots is honoring her late husband on what would have been his 42nd birthday. The Broadway actor died at 41 in early July after a months-long battle with coronavirus complications. He suffered from several maladies after his hospitalization that included mini-strokes, the amputation of …
  • Stanley Crouch, outspoken columnist and jazz lover, dead at 74

    Stanley Crouch, outspoken columnist and jazz lover, dead at 74

    Stanley Crouch, a contentious and influential critic, columnist and self-taught Renaissance man who in fiction and nonfiction was inspired by his knowledge and love of blues and jazz and his impulse to step over the line, died Wednesday at age 74. His wife, Gloria Nixon-Crouch, told The Associated Press that he died at a hospice …
  • Alien Huang, Taiwanese actor and boy-band singer, dead at 36

    Alien Huang, Taiwanese actor and boy-band singer, dead at 36

    Alien Huang, the Taiwanese actor, singer and fashion designer also known as Huang Hong-Shen, has died. He was 36. Police confirmed that Huang’s body was discovered on Wednesday morning at his home in the Beitou district of Taipei, Variety reported. The official cause of death has not yet been announced, but Huang’s management team is …
  • Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Evans talk Chadwick Boseman’s ‘devastating’ death

    Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Evans talk Chadwick Boseman’s ‘devastating’ death

    Samuel L. Jackson and Chris Evans are both grieving the loss of their friend Chadwick Boseman. “It was sudden to all of us,” Jackson, 71, said on the “Tamron Hall Show” Tuesday. “It’s gut-wrenching to lose someone with such an important part of the culture in terms of what he became to the world in …
  • Ex-porn star Zoe Parker dead at 24, months after leaving industry

    Ex-porn star Zoe Parker dead at 24, months after leaving industry

    Zoe Parker, an adult film actress who was nominated for Best Virtual Reality Sex Scene in 2017, has reportedly died. “We are sad to report that Zoe Parker passed away in her sleep on September 12th at around 2 am,” according to a GoFundMe page set up to help cover funeral expenses. “She was only …
  • Late ‘Glee’ star Naya Rivera yelled ‘help’ before drowning, 4-year-old son says

    Late ‘Glee’ star Naya Rivera yelled ‘help’ before drowning, 4-year-old son says

    Glee star Naya Rivera‘s 4-year-old son, Josey, has provided heartbreaking new details of how his mother drowned — telling investigators that they counted “1, 2,3” together before gleefully jumping off their little boat. Details of Rivera’s July drowning death were obtained by obtained by People, which reported she was a good swimmer but struggled with …
  • Melissa Etheridge finds ‘a small amount of peace’ over son’s tragic death

    Melissa Etheridge finds ‘a small amount of peace’ over son’s tragic death

    Melissa Etheridge is taking things one day at a time after her 21-year-old son Beckett died of an opioid overdose earlier this year. During an interview on “Today With Hoda & Jenna” on Thursday, the “Come To My Window” singer, 59, admitted, “there’s a small amount of peace knowing he’s not in pain anymore.” “Our …
  • Diana Rigg, star of ‘The Avengers’ and ‘Game of Thrones,’ dead at 82

    Diana Rigg, star of ‘The Avengers’ and ‘Game of Thrones,’ dead at 82

    Dame Diana Rigg, of James Bond and “Avengers” fame, has died “peacefully” at 82. The acclaimed actress known for her role as Contessa Teresa di Vicenzo, the only Bond girl to ever marry 007, Rigg was bestowed her “Dame” title in 1994 for her contributions to all things drama. The iconic Brit suffered from cancer …
  • Kool & the Gang co-founder Ronald ‘Khalis’ Bell dead at 68

    Kool & the Gang co-founder Ronald ‘Khalis’ Bell dead at 68

    Ronald “Khalis” Bell, a co-founder and singer of the group Kool & the Gang, has died. He was 68. Bell died at his home in the U.S. Virgin Islands Wednesday morning with his wife by his side, publicist Sujata Murthy said. The cause of death has not been released. Kool & the Gang grew from …