Celebrity deaths

FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2010, file photo, Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan poses for a portrait in New York. Two of India’s most beloved movie stars, Khan and Rishi Kapoor, died within a day of each other this week, and though they came from two very different worlds and two very different schools of acting, both leave behind a treasure of cinematic work and millions of grieving fans. The 54-year-old Khan died Wednesday, April 29, 2020, after battling a rare cancer, while the 67-year-old Kapoor had leukemia and died Thursday. (AP Photo/Jeff Christensen, File)
May 01, 2020 - 5:39 am
GURUGRAM, India (AP) — Two of India’s most beloved movie stars, Irrfan Khan and Rishi Kapoor, died within a day of each other this week, and though they came from two very different worlds and two very different schools of acting, both leave behind a treasure of cinematic work and millions of...
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FILE- In this April 19, 2018 file photo, Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoor greets media as he arrives for the song launch of film '102 Not Out' in Mumbai, India. Rishi Kapoor, a top Indian actor and a scion of Bollywood’s most famous Kapoor family, has died after a battle with cancer. He was 67.(AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool, File)
April 30, 2020 - 10:13 pm
NEW DELHI (AP) — Top Indian actor Rishi Kapoor, a scion of a famous Bollywood family, has died. He was 67 and had leukemia. Bollywood icon Amitabh Bachchan tweeted on Thursday, “Rishi Kapoor gone….Just passed away… I am destroyed.” Kapoor was hospitalized in Mumbai on Wednesday and died on Thursday...
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FILE - In this Oct. 25, 2005 file photo, Mari Winsor poses for a photograph in New York. Winsor, a celebrity trainer for Hollywood’s elite who became known as a Pilates guru, has died. She was 70. Winsor’s family representative Alison Graham says in a statement that the famed trainer died peacefully while surrounded by family and close friends at her home on Tuesday in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Sherman Oaks. Winsor died from complications of Lou Gehrig's disease. (AP Photo/John Carucci, File)
April 30, 2020 - 8:20 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mari Winsor, a celebrity trainer for Hollywood’s elite who became known as a Pilates guru, has died. She was 70. Winsor’s family rep Alison Graham said in a statement that the famed trainer died peacefully while surrounded by family and close friends at her home on Tuesday in the...
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This image released by Lifetime shows Ashley "Ms. Minnie" Ross of the Atlanta-filmed reality TV show “Little Women: Atlanta.” Ross died in a Georgia car crash on Monday, April 27, her representative confirmed Tuesday. The Lifetime series follows the lives of a group of women with dwarfism trying to make it big in Atlanta’s hip-hop and rap music scene. (Lifetime via AP)
April 28, 2020 - 10:56 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Ashley Ross of the reality TV show “Little Women: Atlanta” has died in a Georgia car crash, her representative confirmed Tuesday. Ross, who was known as “Ms. Minnie,” died of her injuries Monday at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, her publicist Liz Dixson said in an email to The...
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FILE - This June 18, 2012 file photo shows actress Shirley Knight at the "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" premiere in New York. Knight, the Kansas-born actress who was nominated for two Oscars early in her career and went on to play an astonishing variety of roles in movies, TV and the stage, has died. She was 83. Kaitlin Hopkins says her mother passed away Wednesday of natural causes in San Marcos, Texas. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
April 23, 2020 - 6:45 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Shirley Knight, the Kansas-born actress who was nominated for two Oscars early in her career and went on to play an astonishing variety of roles in movies, TV and the stage, has died. She was 83. Knight passed away Wednesday at her daughter's home in San Marcos, Texas, according...
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FILE - This Aug. 22, 2018 file photo shows Joe Diffie performing at the 12th annual ACM Honors in Nashville, Tenn. A publicist for Diffie says the country singer has tested positive for COVID-19. Diffie is under the care of medical professionals and is receiving treatment. (Photo by Al Wagner/Invision/AP, File)
April 23, 2020 - 5:44 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Conspiracy theorists are twisting facts online about country singer Joe Diffie's death from COVID-19 complications in an effort to promote their claims that health officials are exaggerating the threat of the coronavirus pandemic. Diffie, who topped the charts in the 1990s with honky...
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April 20, 2020 - 3:38 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Family members of four of the eight passengers killed in a helicopter crash with Kobe Bryant and his daughter have joined the NBA star's widow in filing wrongful death lawsuits against the companies that owned and operated the aircraft. The suits on behalf of three members of one...
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April 16, 2020 - 2:31 pm
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Knox Phillips, the son of renowned music producer Sam Phillips and an enthusiastic ambassador of Memphis music who worked on records by Jerry Lee Lewis, Willie Nelson and John Prine during more than 50 years in the industry, has died. He was 74. Phillips' brother, Jerry...
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April 16, 2020 - 1:48 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Brian Dennehy, two-time Tony winner and 'First Blood' and 'Silverado' star, dies at 81.
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FILE - In this June 25, 2015, file photo, Jacqueline Cruz, the mother of the likely No. 1 NBA draft pick, Karl-Anthony Towns, gets a make-up touch-up in her New York hotel room before the draft. Jacqueline Cruz-Towns, the mother of Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns, died Monday, April 13, 2020, due to complications from COVID-19 after more than a month of fighting the virus. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
April 13, 2020 - 8:48 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jacqueline Cruz-Towns, the mother of Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns, died Monday due to complications from COVID-19 after more than a month of fighting the virus. She was 59. The Timberwolves made the announcement via the Towns family, which requested privacy...
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