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Gerard Parkes, ‘Fraggle Rock’ and ‘Boondock Saints’ Actor, Dead at 90

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Gerard Parkes, best known for playing Doc on the Jim Henson children series “Fraggle Rock” died of natural causes on Sunday. He was 90.
Born in Dublin, the actor relocated to Canada after World War II and launched his career on CBC Radio in the 1950s. He began acting in television with a 1960 appearance on the series, “The Encounter.”
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Oscar de la Renta, Legendary Fashion Designer, Dead at 82

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Legendary fashion designer Oscar de la Renta has died at age 82 after a long battle with cancer, according to ABC News.
The Dominican Republic native became famous in the 1960s for designing clothes worn by Jacqueline Kennedy. More recently he designed the wedding gown worn by George Clooney‘s new wife, Amal Alamuddin.
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‘August: Osage County’ Star Misty Upham Believed Dead, Body Found

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A body believed to be that of actress Misty Upham has been discovered in Auburn, Washington, local news media report.
Reported missing by her family on Oct. 6. On Thursday, a three-person search party, which included one family member, was searching the forest when they found Upham's purse and ID. They discovered a body by a nearby ravine and called 911.
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Elizabeth Peña, ‘La Bamba’ Actress, Dead at 55

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Prolific actress Elizabeth Peña, whose acting career spanned nearly 40 years, has died at age 55.
Peña died Tuesday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, her nephew Mario-Francisco Robles told the Latino Review. Her cause of death was not immediately available.
Also read: Hollywood's Notable Deaths of 2014 (Photos)
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Jan Hooks, ‘Saturday Night Live’ Star, Dead at 57

Posted 2 weeks ago
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Former “Saturday Night Live” cast member Jan Hooks died Thursday, a rep confirmed to TheWrap. She was 57.
Hooks died in New York City during the morning. She was suffering from an undisclosed serious illness, according to reports.
See photos: Hollywood's Notable Deaths of 2014
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SNL Star Jan Hooks Dead at 57

Posted 2 weeks ago
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Actress Jan Hooks, best known for her five years as a cast member on Saturday Night Live, died Thursday morning in New York City from a "serious illness," TMZ reports. She was 57. Read more...
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'7th Heaven’ Actress Sarah Goldberg Dead at 40

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Sarah Goldberg, who played Sarah Glass Camden on “7th Heaven” and appeared in “Jurassic Park III,” died in the family's Wisconsin cabin on Sept. 27 at age 40.
“She went to sleep and didn't wake up,” her mother Judy Golberg told the Chicago Sun-Times.
The cause of death was not immediately known, but a heart ailment was suspected, the newspaper ...
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