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Larry was interviewed on the Gilbert Gottfried podcast, look for it, very good.

I loved "F Troop" when I was a kid.

Thanks for the laughs, Larry!
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Lenny Von Dohlen, 'Twin Peaks' Actor, Dead at 64

Lenny Von Dohlen, best known for his appearances in Twin Peaks and the leading role in the 1984 comedy Electric Dreams, has died. He was 64.

According to a statement released by his longtime manager, Steven J. Wolfe, Von Dohlen died Tuesday in his Los Angeles home following a long illness. Von Dohlen played the role of the agoraphobic, orchid-growing Harold Smith. on Twin Peaks season 2. The David Lynch-created series debuted in 1990 before its cancellation in 1991 after two seasons.

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Tony Sirico, the actor known for his role as Paulie in 'The Sopranos,' has died at 79

Tony Sirico, who portrayed an aging and wisecracking gangster on the HBO hit show "The Sopranos," has died, his manager said. He was 79.

The actor died Friday morning at an assisted living home in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, his longtime manager Bob McGowan said.

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Oprah Winfrey Shares Her Dad Has Died at Age 88 Following Illness: 'We Could Feel Peace Enter the Room'

Oprah Winfrey's father Vernon has died. He was 88.

Vernon - who was a barber and businessman in Nashville - died on Friday after battling cancer. Media mogul Oprah, 68, posted a tribute to her father on Saturday.

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Luis Echeverria, Mexico leader blamed for massacres, dies

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Former Mexican President Luis Echeverria, who tried to cast himself as a progressive world leader but was blamed for some of Mexico’s worst political killings of the 20th century, has died at the age of 100.

Current President Andrés Manuel López Obrador confirmed the death Saturday on his Twitter account and sent condolences to Echeverria’s family and friends “in the name of the government of Mexico,” but did not express any personal sadness about the death.

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José Eduardo dos Santos, long-serving Angolan dictator, has died

Africa has endured more than its share of grotesque dictators. Mobutu Sese Seko guzzled pink champagne in a jungle Versailles built from his plundering of Congo. Sani Abacha, who looted Nigeria’s oil money, was allegedly poisoned while in the company of three prostitutes. Jean-Bédel Bokassa, the self-proclaimed Emperor of Central Africa, fed his opponents to animals. Robert Mugabe, reserved by comparison, dressed in Savile Row suits while decrying the perfidious British, and brought in North Koreans to train his soldiers to massacre his opponents.

José Eduardo dos Santos, who was announced dead in a Barcelona hospital on July 8th, ruled for longer than any of these men. He was president of Angola from 1979 to 2017. His manner was restrained, he rarely gave interviews, and when he did he said little of interest. He was also ruthless, repressive and staggeringly corrupt. He was arguably the master of the neo-patrimonial, or clientelistic, style of African politics that emerged after decolonisation, using vast oil rents to run his own dictatorship. Angola continues to suffer from his legacy, which it is struggling to shake off.

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Former 49ers, Seahawks CB Jimmy Williams dies at 43

Former San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks cornerback Jimmy Williams died on Friday at 43 years old.

The Baton Rouge Advocate reports that Williams died of an undisclosed illness. His alma mater Vanderbilt declined to provide additional details of his death while citing his family's wishes, according to the Nashville Tennesseean.

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L.Q. Jones, Veteran Western Actor Who Had Roles in Charlie's Angels and Hawaii-Five-0, Dead at 94

L.Q. Jones, a veteran film and television actor, has died. He was 94.

The actor's grandson, Erté deGarces, confirmed Jones' death in a statement to PEOPLE.

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WABC-TV news director Rehan Aslam dies following cancer battle

NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- Our hearts are heavy as we mourn the loss of a beloved member of our Channel 7 Eyewitness News family, news director Rehan Aslam, who died over the weekend following a year-long battle with glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer.

Aslam was an incredible husband, father, son, brother and friend, and he will be missed.

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Ex-Michigan Wolverines, Detroit Lions coach Gary Moeller dies at 81

Gary Moeller, who succeeded Bo Schembechler as Michigan's football coach in 1990 and led the Wolverines to three Big Ten titles in five seasons, died Monday at the age of 81, the university announced.

The cause of Moeller's death was not specified by the school.

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Former Southern University Football Star Bradley Coleman Dead at 29 After Attempted Carjacking

Southern University is mourning the loss of one of its former football stars.

Former wide receiver Bradley Coleman was tragically killed at a Georgia gas station on July 10 while defending himself against a group of people who allegedly attempted to steal his car, according to a Gwinnett County press release. He was 29 years old.

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Ivana Trump dies at 73, former President Trump confirms

Ivana Trump, the first wife of Donald Trump and mother of Donald Jr., Ivanka and Eric Trump, has died at 73, the former president confirmed on social media.

"I am very saddened to inform all of those that loved her, of which there are many, that Ivana Trump has passed away at her home in New York City," former President Trump wrote in a post on his Truth Social platform. "She was a wonderful, beautiful, and amazing woman, who led a great and inspirational life."

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Ducks tight end Spencer Webb dies in accidental fall

EUGENE, Ore. — The Lane County Sheriff's Office said Wednesday that a young man died after falling and hitting his head near Triangle Lake west of Eugene. He was later identified as University of Oregon football player Spencer Webb.

According to the agency, deputies responded around 2:30 p.m. to a report of an injured person in that area. When they arrived, deputies found that the 22-year-old Webb had been out on an area of rock slides just west of Triangle Lake when he fell and hit his head.

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Panthers' former first-rounder Rashard Anderson dies at 45

Former Carolina Panthers' first-round pick Rashard Anderson died at 45 years old.

Jackson State University, where Anderson was a corner from 1996-1999 and inducted into the school's Hall of Fame, announced Anderson's death Thursday. No cause was given.

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Mark Fleischman Dies: Former Studio 54 Owner Was Assisted Suicide In Europe At 82

Mark Fleischman, 82, died today by assisted suicide at a clinic in Switzerland, family and friends said.

Fleischman previously disclosed his plans, saying he had a degenerative condition and was in pain.

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William Hart, Delfonics Lead Singer and Songwriter, Dies at 77

William “Poogie” Hart, lead singer of Philly soul greats The Delfonics, has died. Hart’s son Hadi tells TMZ that the singer-songwriter was taken to Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia due to breathing difficulties, and that he passed on Thursday (July 14) due to complications stemming from surgery. He was 77.

The Delfonics were one of the leading lights of Philadelphia’s surging soul scene of the late ’60s and early ’70s, scoring classic hits like the Billboard Hot 100 top 10 smashes “La – La – Means I Love You” (No. 5, 1968) and “Didn’t I (Blow Your Mind This Time)” (No. 10, 1970). Working with legendary local writer-producer Thom Bell, the group’s lush, dreamy harmonies matched Bell’s symphonic mini-soundscapes to create a smoother, more blissed-out soul sound than usually heard in the poppier, snappier hits from the Motown assembly line in Detroit, or the grittier, funkier singles emerging from Stax/Volt in Memphis.

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Houston DJ, 23, Dies After Falling from Balcony of Girlfriend's High-Rise Apartment Building

A DJ on the rise has passed away after falling from an apartment building in Texas on July 4. She was 23 years old.

DJ D Baby, real name Darian Lewis, fell four stories from her girlfriend's balcony on the 13th floor and onto the 9th floor pool deck of the Camden Downtown Apartments on Austin Street in Houston, according to police. She was rushed to a local hospital and died on July 13, per Houston Chronicle.

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Former NASCAR Driver Bobby East, 37, Dies After Being Stabbed at a Gas Station, Suspect Killed

Former NASCAR driver Bobby East has died after being stabbed at a gas station and his suspected attacker has been killed after an officer-involved shooting.

East was fatally stabbed while fueling his vehicle in the Orange County area of California, officials said. He was 37.

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ap215 wrote: Thu Jul 14, 2022 3:01 pm Ivana Trump dies at 73, former President Trump confirms

Ivana Trump, the first wife of Donald Trump and mother of Donald Jr., Ivanka and Eric Trump, has died at 73, the former president confirmed on social media.

"I am very saddened to inform all of those that loved her, of which there are many, that Ivana Trump has passed away at her home in New York City," former President Trump wrote in a post on his Truth Social platform. "She was a wonderful, beautiful, and amazing woman, who led a great and inspirational life."

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What I love about this is the media will not ask ONE question about the circumstances, or question it in any way whatsoever.

They STILL have not learned.
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COMEDIAN, ‘BLACK-ISH’ WRITER JAK KNIGHT DIES AT 28

Stand-up comic, writer, and actor Jak Knight died at 28 Thursday night in Los Angeles, confirmed his family. The multihyphenate was a writer for popular shows Black-ish, Netflix’s Big Mouth, and had recently released a Peacock series, Bust Down, that he co-created.

Additional details surrounding his death have not yet been released.

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Radical pop art sculptor Claes Oldenburg dies at 93

Influential Swedish-born sculptor Claes Oldenburg - whose giant works of everyday objects delight millions - has died in his New York City home aged 93.

The Pace Gallery that represented him said he had recently suffered a fall.

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Influential Jazz Fusion Bassist And R&B Singer Michael Henderson Dead At 71

Jazz fusion bassist and R&B singer Michael Henderson has died. He was 71. The news was confirmed on the performer’s official Facebook page. Henderson was known for his work with Miles Davis in the 1970s and played on his early fusion albums Jack Johnson (1971), Live-Evil (1971), and Agharta (1975).

Henderson’s Facebook page was updated tonight with a confirmation of the singer’s passing.

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Rebecca Balding Dies: ‘Soap’ & ‘Charmed’ Actress Was 73

Veteran stage and screen actress Rebecca Balding, best known for her roles on TV series Soap and the original Charmed, died July 18 in Park City, UT. Balding passed away following a battle with ovarian cancer, her husband, actor-director James L. Conway tells Deadline. She was 73.

Born in Little Rock, AR, Balding studied acting at the University of Kansas. She began her career on the stage in Chicago before moving to Hollywood where she went to on to guest star in dozens of television series, but is perhaps best known for her role in Soap.

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Bobby Heenan’s Wife Cynthia Heenan Has Passed Away

The late Bobby Heenan’s wife, Cynthia, has passed away. The news was broken by longtime color-commentator Mike Tenay, who was close friends and worked side-by-side with “The Brain” during their time together in WCW.

“Sorry to report the passing of Cindy Heenan, an incredible wife, mother and grandmother. Her devotion and support for Bobby was unparalleled. Survived by daughter Jess, son in law John and grandkids Austin and Hannah. Our times with them were the happiest and most memorable.”

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