Elaine Stritch, the Sassy Broadway Icon, has Died at 89

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Elaine Stritch, an idolized Broadway actress and singer known for her tart-tongued, no-nonsense demeanor, passed away Thursday at the Age of 89.

Known for her most recent portrayal of Alec Baldwin's character on NBC's 30 Rock, her long and successful career earned her five Tony Award nominations and three Emmys.

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Beloved Radio Personality Casey Kasem Dies at 82

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According to CNN, the long-time radio DJ, voice actor, and show host, Casey Kasem, died early Sunday at the age of 82.

"Early this Father's Day morning, our dad Casey Kasem passed away surrounded by family and friends," wrote Kasem's family in a statement recently released. "Even though we know he is in a better place and no longer suffering, we are heartbroken ... The world will miss Casey Kasem, an incredible talent and humanitarian; we will miss our Dad."

Kasem was known for his long running career as the host of "American Top 40." He was also the voice of Scooby-Doo's goofy side-kick, Shaggy. He made a solid mark on the shaping of American pop culture and will be truly missed.

Accomplished Actress Ruby Dee Dies at 91

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Ruby Dee had a long career and was known for her desire to stick with performing into her later years when others might consider retirement. According to USA Today, Dee told The Associated Press in 2001, "I think you mustn't tell your body, you mustn't tell your soul, 'I'm going to retire.' You may be changing your life emphasis, but there's still things that you have in mind to do that now seems the right time to do. I really don't believe in retiring as long as you can breathe."

Her impactful career won her an Oscar at the age of 83 for best supporting actress for her role in the 2007 film American Gangster. She also won an Emmy and had many other nominations. Her professional career along with her work in civil rights have been strongly appreciated and she will be truly missed.

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Wrestling Icon The Ultimate Warrior Dead at 54

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Throughout the 1980s and '90s "The Ultimate Warrior" was among the most popular and beloved heroes in the pro wrestling world. After the shocking news of his death, other wrestling greats took to twitter to express their grief.

His death came as a surprise since on Saturday Night he was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame:
RIP Ultimate Warrior

Breaking News of the Day: Philip Seymour Hoffman Found Dead in His New York Apartment

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The actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead in his New York Apartment Sunday morning of an apparent overdose. The New York Times report:

The official said Mr. Hoffman, 46, was found in his West Village apartment around 11:30 a.m. by a friend who had become concerned at not being able to reach Mr. Hoffman.

Investigators found a syringe in his arm and an envelope containing what is believed to be her0in, the official said.

"It's pretty apparent that it was an overdose," the official said. "The syringe was in his arm."

Hoffman won the Academy Award for Best Actor in 2005 with his portrayal of Truman Capote in the film "Capote."

He was most recently known for his role in "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" He was slated to star in two more installments.

Sad, sad news. Rest in peace.