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RIP of The Day: Vincent "Don Vito" Margera From 'Jackass' Has Died
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Everyone's favorite crazy uncle "Don Vito" from the prank show Jackass has died, TMZ reports.

Don Vito's nephew is Bam Margera, the star of the classic show. Bam's mother confirmed that the larger-than-life star died today after a long battle with kidney and liver failure. He was 59.

Don Vito was known for his hilarious antics and the gibberish he would use when frustrated by Bam and other cast members.

Take a look below at some of his best moments.

RIP funny man.

Director Wes Craven Dies at 76
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Wes Craven, horror director best known for his work on the Nightmare on Elm Street and Scream franchises, died Sunday at 76.

Craven passed at his home in Los Angeles after losing his battle with brain cancer, his family said.

Some of Craven's other iconic works include The Hills Have Eyes, The Last House on the Left and My Soul to Take.

Actors who appeared in his many films and others took to Twitter to express their condolences.

Artists also created some very touching tributes to the horror maestro.

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Ralph H Baer, the inventor of the Magnavox Odyssey, has passed away at the age of 92.

His invention was the first home video game console, and he's oft considered the inventor of video games. Baer is also the inventor of the first light gun for video games, called The Shooting Gallery. You can also thank him for that electronic, wickedly frustrating memory game, Simon.

Without Baer, you certainly wouldn't be complaining about whether or not your next-gen console is next-gen enough, so think of him the next time you turn yours on. Check out the video above to watch an interview he did with PBS about his work.

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Mike Nichols, famed director/writer/producer and one of a select few people to have achieved the coveted EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony) died on Wednesday.

He worked on a number of memorable projects including "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?", "The Graduate," "The Birdcage," "Charlie Wilson's War," Monty Python's "Spamalot" and "Angels in America."

Here's his acceptance speech after winning the AFI Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010, presented by Meryl Streep, which he ended with this memorable quote:

"Goodnight moon, goodnight stars. I'll see you on the set and the beach and in the kitchen. And at the movies."
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Jovian the lemur, better known as Zoboomafoo, died Monday at the age of 20.5 at the Duke Lemur Center, where he spent his entire life. His co-hosts on Zoboomafoo, Chris & Martin Kratt had this to say about Jovian:

"He'd jump in through the window and we'd feed him mangoes or garbanzo beans. Sometimes he'd grab our noses with those soft sifaka hands. He was very social and calm. He was young and good-looking and very gentle."

Jovian is survived by his second partner, Pia, a brother Julian, aged 22, 7 children and 4 grandchildren.You can read Jovian's full obituary on Duke Today here.



If this got you right in the feels, join in on the twitter-feels remembering Zooboomafoo now.

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Fitting words provided by Reddit user BeautifulBeard. This comic pays due respect to fallen soldier Cpl. Nathan Cirillo who was shot while on a patrol of the memorial.

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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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About a month ago we featured Frostie the Goat here on Cheezburger. Sadly, late Monday night Frostie became ill and passed not long after.

A blog post on Edgar's Mission reads:

Over the past 24 hours I have been consumed by a numbness, a numbness that has both protected and prevented me. Whilst is has protected me from a tsunami of pain, it has prevented me from writing this piece and only now in its subsiding can I type the words Frostie the Snowgoat has passed.

In the early hours of Monday morning the little champ told me he was not well as a rapidly expanding stomach screamed bloat. With Frostie's attending vet alerted and the administering of medications and massage commenced, the race was on to get my little buddy to her care and expertise in time. But alas this was not to be. As the little guy made his last gasps of breath he looked into my tear filled eyes as I begged him to stay, I told him I loved him and would do so forever more. It was not until I knew his spirit had passed that I would scream 'why' at the top of my lungs and sob inconsolably into his warm, sweet smelling white fur.

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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.



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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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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

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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.