Though Crewe wrote songs that would be sung by many musicians, including Rays and Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels, he came to fame with his work songwriting for the Four Seasons, who had trouble landing a hit until Crewe came along. Crewe ended up producing “Sherry,” a 1962 song that would turn out to be the Four Seasons’ first number 1 hit. He went on to write multiple hits for both the Four Seasons and for Valli as a solo artist. READ FULL STORY
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According to People, Nicole Kidman’s father, Dr. Antony Kidman, is dead.
Australian publications have confirmed that Antony Kidman died after a tragic fall. Antony, a clinical psychologist and director of health psychology in Sydney, was reportedly visiting Nicole’s sister, Antonia, in Singapore when the accident occurred. According to Reuters, Antony was in his 80s and died in a Singapore hospital.
Nicole was reportedly in the U.S. at the time of the incident.
Molly Glynn, a Chicago theater actress who appeared on Chicago Fire in a recurring role as an ER doctor, died on Saturday. She was 46.
According to the Associated Press, Glynn was on a bike ride with her husband, Joe Foust, when a storm rolled into the Chicago area on Friday. As a result of the storm, a tree struck Glynn during her ride through a forest park. Foust called 911 just before 4 p.m. to say his wife had been injured. Glynn was then taken to NorthShore Evanston Hospital, where she died on Saturday.
Glynn is survived by her husband and two sons.
UPDATED: Omaha Police Department’s Chief Todd Schmaderer led a news conference Wednesday where he said that 38-year-old Cops crew member Bryce Dion was killed by gunfire while he was documenting the Omaha Police Department’s response to an armed robbery at Wendy’s. Robbery suspect Cortez Washington, 32, was also killed by gunfire.
According to Schmaderer, witnesses said Washington shot at officers first, and the officers then returned fire. Schmaderer said Washington was able to flee to the parking lot, where he collapsed, and that Dion was injured by one gunshot and collapsed inside the Wendy’s doorway. Both Washington and Dion were transported to a hospital, where they were pronounced dead shortly after arriving. READ FULL STORY
Don Pardo, the voice of Saturday Night Live, is dead. He was 96.
According to The New York Times, Pardo, the longtime announcer of SNL, died in Tucson on Monday. Although most would recognize his voice from Saturday Night Live, Pardo began his career in radio before becoming the announcer for both The Price Is Right and Jeopardy!. Pardo then moved to SNL in 1975, where he announced the show’s first episode in October. Since then, he’d stayed with the show for 38 seasons, having only missed season seven. His final introduction came in May, when he announced the finale, hosted by Andy Samberg.
Pardo is survived by his three daughters, Paula, Dona, and Katherine, and his two sons, David and Michael, in addition to five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Ed Nelson, who made his name as a star in ’60s soap opera Peyton Place, died on Saturday. He was 85.
Nelson co-starred with Mia Farrow and Dorothy Malone in Peyton Place, which premiered in 1964 and ran until 1969. He later starred in TV movie spinoffs of the series, Murder in Peyton Place and Peyton Place: The Next Generation.
Laura Plimpton, Martha Stewart’s sister, died from a brain aneurysm on Wednesday. She was 59.
Stewart posted a note on her website Wednesday addressing her sister’s death, writing that Plimpton worked for her and her company “for more than 25 years.” According to Stewart’s post, Plimpton woke up Monday morning and was rushed to the hospital later that day after suddenly feeling sick. She was diagnosed with a massive brain aneurysm at the hospital and was put on life support until Wednesday.
“Laura deserves the very best,” Stewart wrote about her sister, who had three children. “She was an extraordinary mother, wife, and sister.”
Robert Drew, a filmmaker and pioneer in the cinéma vérité style of documentaries, has died. He was 90.
Drew got his start in the 1950s and broke ground in 1960 with Primary, a documentary that followed the a primary election between Hubert Humphrey and John F. Kennedy that eventually made its way into the Library of Congress’ National Film Registry in 1990.
Drew Barrymore’s half sister, Jessica Barrymore, is dead.
According to KGTV ABC10 San Diego, Jessica was found dead in a car in National City, California early Tuesday. Her body was discovered when another woman tried to leave for work only to realize she was blocked in her driveway. She then found Jessica unresponsive in the car, reportedly surrounded by a number of white pills.
Drew and Jessica shared a father, John Drew Barrymore. Drew Barrymore gave a statement to People: “Although I only met her briefly, I wish her and her loved ones as much peace as possible, and I’m so incredibly sorry for their loss.”
An autopsy is not yet scheduled.
Skye McCole Bartusiak, an actress best known for her role as Mel Gibson’s daughter in 2000’s The Patriot, died Saturday. She was 21.
The cause of death has not yet been determined, but Bartusiak’s mother told CNN that epileptic seizures her daughter had endured for most of her life had returned in the past week.
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