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Martial artist Darren Shahlavi of 'Arrow' and 'Mortal Kombat: Legacy' dies at 42

Darren Shahlavi, an actor and martial artist who had roles on Arrow and in the web series Mortal Kombat: Legacy, died at the age of 42 on Jan. 14, according to Los Angeles County coroner assistant chief Ed Winter. According to Winter, the cause of death has been deferred pending toxicology and additional tests. TMZ has reported that he died of an overdose.

Arrow star Stephen Amell tweeted about Shahlavi’s death:

According to Variety, Shahlavi moved to Hong Kong in the 1990s where he worked as a stuntman. His other credits include I SpyWatchmen, the TV movie Aladdin and the Death Lamp, and Ip Man 2.

A$AP Mob founder A$AP Yams dies at 26


A$AP Mob founder A$AP Yams has died at age 26. The cause of death is currently unknown.

Yams ran a popular hip hop blog before founding A$AP Mob, a collective that now includes rappers like A$AP Ferg and A$AP Rocky.  “Yams is the hip-hop encyclopedia,” Rocky told New York Times for a 2013 profile on Yams. “He’s no joke. That’s one person I can’t front on when it comes to music.”

A$AP Mob members have been posting tributes to Yams online since news of his death broke, including one from Ferg that addresses Yams directly: “You were the brilliant mind, you put us on Game, you changed our lives,” he said in a Tumblr post. “You changed my life, you changed the world.” READ FULL STORY

Bravo star Greg Plitt dies at 37 (Updated)

UPDATE: Greg Plitt’s death was officially ruled an accident due to blunt force trauma, the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner confirmed to EW.

ORIGINAL STORY (Jan. 18, 2015): Greg Plitt, a fitness model who starred on Bravo’s Work Out, was killed by a train in Burbank, Calif., Saturday afternoon in what Burbank Police Department’s Sgt. Scott Meadows says “appears to be an accident.” He was 37.

Plitt appeared on soap opera Days of Our Lives from 2007 until 2008, when he switched over to reality TV to begin his run on fitness-focused Bravo series Work Out. Bravo’s Andy Cohen tweeted Sunday morning, “We couldn’t take our eyes off Greg Plitt after we cast him on ‘Work Out’-was as nice as he was beautiful.” READ FULL STORY

ESPN 'SportsCenter' anchor Stuart Scott dies at 49

Stuart Scott, an anchor on ESPN’s SportsCenter, has died after a years-long battle with cancer. He was 49.

Scott joined the network in 1993 when ESPN2 launched. He went on to become a main anchor for ESPN’s SportsCenter, where catchphrases like “Boo-ya!” became his signature — and where he became one of the most recognizable faces in sports journalism.  READ FULL STORY

Report: 'Beverly Hillbillies' star Donna Douglas dies at 81

Donna Douglas, best known for playing Elly May Clampett on The Beverly Hillbillies, died Friday morning, according to NBC 12. She was 81.

Douglas, who most recently made her way into the press for her 2011 lawsuit against Mattel Inc. claiming they used her likeness for a Barbie doll without authorization, was also known for starring alongside Elvis Presley in 1966’s Frankie and Johnny. She appeared on a number of television shows, from Mister Ed to 77 Sunset Strip.

Douglas’ cause of death has not yet been released.

'Gilmore Girls' star Edward Herrmann, 71, has died

Emmy-winning actor Edward Herrmann, who starred as Richard Gilmore on Gilmore Girls, has died, according to BuzzFeed. He was 71.

Herrmann’s acting career took off in the ’70s, when he performed in such movies as 1974’s The Great Gatsby and 1978’s The Betsy. While continuing to appear in films like 1987’s The Lost Boys, Hermann branched out into a successful television career that earned him an Emmy for his guest role in 1999’s The Practice. He was nominated for four other Emmys for his roles on Eleanor and Franklin and St. Elsewhere. Herrmann most recently appeared in The Good Wife in 2013 and Black Box in 2014.

Report: 'Extreme Makeover' creator Howard Schultz dies

Howard Schultz, founder and CEO of Lighthearted Entertainment, died on Monday. He was 61.

Schultz, whose company created shows such as Dating Naked and Extreme Makeover, died unexpectedly while on vacation with his family, according to Deadline.

After beginning his career at an ABC Chicago affiliate, in 1992 Schultz created Lighthearted Entertainment, which spawned Bedroom Buddies, The Smarter Sex, and Happy Hour, to name a few of its shows. As recently as a month ago, Schultz sold a new reality competition series, Twinning, to VH1. In the series, which will premiere this summer, 12 sets of twins will put their genetic connections to the test.

There’s no word yet on Schultz’s cause of death. Lighthearted Entertainment remains in the hands of co-owners Rob LaPlante and Jeff Spangler.

Fox News correspondent Dominic Di-Natale dead at 43

Former Fox News correspondent Dominic Di-Natale has died. He was 43.

According to Fox, Di-Natale’s body was found on Wednesday after a friend alerted officials that they were worried about his state of mind regarding some health issues. The coroner in Jefferson County, Colorado then determined that Di-Natale took his own life.

Di-Natale began working at Fox News in 2007, where he covered international news, from the aftermath of the raid at Usama bin Laden’s compound to the more recent riots in Ferguson, Mo. He was a freelance reporter up until the end of last month when he resigned. His last appearance occurred on November 30.

Fox News’ spokesperson released a statement: “We were extremely saddened to learn of Dominic’s passing and send our deepest condolences to his family and friends. He was an esteemed journalist and an integral part of our news coverage throughout the Middle East.”

Rapper Earl Hayes, wife Stephanie Moseley dead in apparent murder-suicide

On Dec. 8, the Los Angeles Police Department was called to the Park La Brea area to investigate an apparent murder-suicide. According to an LAPD news release, the cops arrived to find two victims in an apartment, both having suffered gunshot wounds.

According to the release, “The initial investigation revealed that 34-year-old Earl Warren Hayes shot his wife, 30-year-old Stephanie Elyse Moseley to death and then took his own life.” Both were pronounced dead at the scene.

Hayes, a rapper, has been associated with boxer Floyd Mayweather, and according to a report from TMZ, Mayweather claims he might’ve witnessed the murder-suicide via FaceTime. Hayes reportedly called Mayweather when he thought Moseley was cheating on him.

Moseley, an actress, most recently starred in VH1’s Hit the Floor.

Misty Upham's cause of death revealed

August: Osage County actress Misty Upham went missing in the Seattle area on Oct. 5 before her family found her body in a ravine eight days later. And now, according to the Associated Press, Upham’s cause of death has been revealed to be “blunt-force injuries to her head and torso.”

The King County medical examiner’s office cannot confirm the manner of Upham’s death, but the Auburn police reportedly believe that the trauma was the result of a fall. There is no indication of foul play.

At the time of her death, Upham’s family said they didn’t believe that she committed suicide.

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