• ‘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 …
  • 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 …
  • 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 …
  • 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 …
  • Author Shanna Hogan, 38, dies after drowning in pool in front of son

    Author Shanna Hogan, 38, dies after drowning in pool in front of son

    Best-selling true crime author Shanna Hogan has died as the result of a brain injury following an Aug. 27 pool accident at her home in Phoenix, Ariz. She was 38. Hogan was swimming with her 15-month-old son Zander when she lost her footing and hit her head, according to her obituary. Hogan’s husband of nearly …
  • Ronald Harwood, Oscar-winning ‘The Pianist’ screenwriter, dies at 85

    Ronald Harwood, Oscar-winning ‘The Pianist’ screenwriter, dies at 85

    Ronald Harwood, a South African screenwriter most known for “The Pianist “has died. The Oscar-winning writer was 85. Harwood, who also wrote “The Dresser” and “The Diving Bell and the Butterfly,” died Tuesday of natural causes in his Sussex home. The writer was born in South Africa in 1934. His first credit was for 1961’s …
  • Lou Brock, Cardinals Hall of Famer, dead at 81

    Lou Brock, Cardinals Hall of Famer, dead at 81

    Hall of Famer Lou Brock, one of baseball’s signature leadoff hitters and base stealers who helped the St. Louis Cardinals win three pennants and two World Series titles in the 1960s, has died. He was 81. Dick Zitzmann, Brock’s longtime agent and friend, confirmed Brock’s death on Sunday, but he said he couldn’t provide any …
  • Lloyd Cadena, YouTube star with millions of followers, dead at 26

    Lloyd Cadena, YouTube star with millions of followers, dead at 26

    Social media personality Lloyd Cadena, who had 3.1 million YouTube subscribers and 6.5 million followers on Facebook, has died. He was 26 years old. The popular Filipino comedian and content creator’s passing was confirmed in a statement posted to his official Facebook page Friday morning. No cause of death has been announced at this time. …
  • Cathy Smith, who injected John Belushi with fatal overdose, dies at 73

    Cathy Smith, who injected John Belushi with fatal overdose, dies at 73

    Cathy Smith, the onetime girlfriend of singer-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot who might have been best remembered for inspiring the hit song “Sundown” had she not met up with John Belushi at the Chateau Marmont on March 5, 1982, died Aug. 18 at the age of 73. Her death was reported by Canada’s The Globe and Mail. …