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'Bachelorette' contestant Eric Hill dies

Bachelorette contestant Eric Hill died Wednesday at age 31, People reports.

Hill, who appears on the upcoming season of The Bachelorette, starring Bachelor alum Andi Dorfman, was paragliding in Utah on April 20 when his parachute collapsed. He was in a coma until he died Wednesday. READ FULL STORY

Country singer Kevin Sharp dies at age 43

Kevin Sharp, a country music singer who recorded multiple chart-topping songs and survived a well-publicized battle with cancer, has died. He was 43.

His sister Mary Huston says Sharp died in Fair Oaks, Calif., at 10:49 p.m. Saturday of complications from past stomach surgeries and digestive issues.

Sharp gained fame with the release of “Nobody Knows,” a single on his 1996 debut album Measure of a Man. He released two other albums, Love Is in 1998 and Make a Wish in 2005. READ FULL STORY

Peaches Geldof funeral to be held on Easter Monday

The family of Peaches Geldof say her funeral will be take place on Easter Monday at the same church where her mother’s funeral was held.

The church in Kent, southern England, is also where Geldof married her second husband, musician Tom Cohen, and where her mother, Paula Yates, married Irish musician Bob Geldof in 1986.

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WWE star Ultimate Warrior died of cardiovascular disease

Authorities in Arizona say former pro wrestler The Ultimate Warrior died of cardiovascular disease.

Maricopa County spokeswoman Cari Gerchick says that’s the finding from an autopsy conducted Thursday by the county Medical Examiner’s Office. READ FULL STORY

LA sheriff's deputies accidentally kill aspiring TV producer

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department says deputies made a deadly mistake when they shot a man during a West Hollywood hostage situation.

Thirty-year-old John Winkler, who according to several reports had worked as a production assistant for Comedy Central’s Tosh.0, died at a hospital Monday night. READ FULL STORY

Peaches Geldof autopsy inconclusive

An autopsy on Peaches Geldof was inconclusive and toxicology tests will be conducted in an attempt to determine what killed the 25-year-old celebrity, police said Wednesday.

Geldof was pronounced dead by paramedics at her home in southeast England on Monday.

Kent Police said a post-mortem examination had not revealed the cause and a toxicology report could take several weeks.

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Comedian John Pinette dead at 50

John Pinette, the chubby stand-up comedian who portrayed a hapless carjacking victim in the final episode of Seinfeld, has died. He was 50.

Pinette died of natural causes Saturday at a hotel in Pittsburgh, the Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s office said Sunday evening. Pinette’s agent confirmed his death. READ FULL STORY

SXSW: A fourth person dies after festival car crash

A fourth person has died of injuries suffered earlier this month when a suspected drunken driver drove into a crowd at the South By Southwest festival, police said Thursday.

Austin police tweeted that DeAndre Tatum, 18, died of injuries suffered March 13. Police spokeswoman Veneza Bremner confirmed the accuracy of the tweet but she said the department would have no further updates. READ FULL STORY

L'Wren Scott leaves entire estate to Mick Jagger

L’Wren Scott has left her entire estate to longtime boyfriend and Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger.

The Daily News says papers filed in Manhattan’s Surrogate’s Court on Wednesday estimated the value of the 49-year-old designer’s personal estate at $9 million.

The filing said Scott’s main asset was her Manhattan condo worth approximately $8 million. Other items included her jewelry, clothing, household furnishings and personal automobiles.

A small and private funeral service was held for Scott in Los Angeles on Tuesday.

Scott committed suicide on March 17 in New York.

Patrick Dempsey's mother, Amanda, dies of cancer

Patrick Dempsey’s mother Amanda died this past Monday at age 79 after fighting ovarian cancer since 1997.

Patrick, along with his sisters Mary and Alicia, founded a cancer center in Lewiston, Maine that provides “support and education to anyone impacted by cancer,” according to the Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing’s website. The Dempseys partnered with Central Maine Medical Center, where Amanda received treatment, to found their organization. It is now in its sixth year.

“Amanda Dempsey was both a great lady and a determined fighter who displayed tremendous courage, class, and grace during her long battle with cancer,” Peter Chalke, president and CEO of Central Maine Healthcare, said in a statement. ” We will miss Amanda deeply, but we were all blessed by knowing her and being inspired by her life story.”

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