Death



It was another beautiful summer weekend, which means you had lots of plans out in the sun (or plans to get away from the sun).

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UPDATE: While people are trying to still make sense of Williams' suicide, his wife revealed that the beloved entertainer suffered from Parkinson's disease in the following statement:

Robin spent so much of his life helping others. Whether he was entertaining millions on stage, film or television, our troops on the frontlines, or comforting a sick child — Robin wanted us to laugh and to feel less afraid.

Since his passing, all of us who loved Robin have found some solace in the tremendous outpouring of affection and admiration for him from the millions of people whose lives he touched. His greatest legacy, besides his three children, is the joy and happiness he offered to others, particularly to those fighting personal battles.

Robin's sobriety was intact and he was brave as he struggled with his own battles of depression, anxiety as well as early stages of Parkinson's Disease, which he was not yet ready to share publicly.

It is our hope in the wake of Robin's tragic passing, that others will find the strength to seek the care and support they need to treat whatever battles they are facing so they may feel less afraid.

The Oscar winning actor and comedian unexpectedly passed away Monday morning at the age of 63. According to a press release issued by the Marin County Coroner's office, the Sheriff's office suspects the death to be "suicide due to asphyxia." Williams' publicist has released the following statement:

Robin Williams passed away this morning. He has been battling severe depression of late. This is a tragic and sudden loss. The family respectfully asks for their privacy as they grieve during this very difficult time.

Robin Williams won an Oscar for his supporting role in Good Will Hunting and is also well known for his other roles in films such as Mrs. Doubtfire, Hook, and Jumanji.

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Maya Angelou, the respected poet and civil rights activist, was highly admired for commitment to making a change in the world with her commanding ability to express equality through the written word.

According to her literary agent, she died at her home in North Carolina. She was 86 years old.




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Bob Hoskins, the British actor who was known for playing tough guys and working-class gentleman in films like "The Long Good Friday," "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?" and "Hook," has passed away at 71. This loss has come nearly two years after he retired from acting following a diagnosis of Parkinson's disease. He will be missed by many.

What are some of your most memorable and favorite roles that Hoskins played?

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Surrounded by her family, Shirley Temple Black died at the age of 85 late Monday at her home in Woodside, Calif., according to the Los Angeles Times.


The little girl in curls who defined an era of big screen entertainment and lifted the spirits of many during the Great Depression and who later grew up to be a diplomat will be missed by many.

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Indonesian copywriter Mita Diran collapsed and then died not long after tweeting Saturday about working nonstop for 30 hours .
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As reported by Adage.com, the apparent cause to the tragedy is exhaustion and the consumption of too many energy drinks.

It was not immediately clear what medical issues caused Ms. Diran's death, or even if they were related to work, though some local reports blamed her long hours and heavy consumption of a Southeast Asian energy drink. But the death struck a chord, particularly since it came seven months after a 24-year-old Ogilvy PR staffer in Beijing, Gabriel Li, suffered a heart attack and died at his desk. News reports quickly blamed his death on overwork, though the cause was not clear.
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Marty, the inspiration behind Nyan Cat, passed away last night after being diagnosed with Feline infectious peritonitis only a week ago, according to Chris Torres. In remembering his passing, Torres shared the story of Marty's life via his Twitter account and the homepage of Nyan.cat has been swapped with Sad Nyan Cat. Rest in peace, Marty.

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