Celebrity deaths

FILE - In this Oct. 3, 2000 file photo, actress Margot Kidder, who dated former Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, arrives for his funeral at Notre-Dame Basilica in Montreal, Quebec. Kidder, who starred as Lois Lane in the “Superman” film franchise of the late 1970s and early 1980s, has died. Franzen-Davis Funeral Home in Livingston, Montana posted a notice on its website saying Kidder died Sunday, May 13, 2918, at her home there. She was 69. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press via AP)
May 14, 2018 - 7:25 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Margot Kidder, the Canadian actress who starred as a salty and cynical Lois Lane opposite Christopher Reeve in the "Superman" film franchise of the 1970s and 1980s, has died. She was 69. Kidder's manager Camilla Fluxman Pines said she died peacefully in her sleep on Sunday...
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Matthew Lentz, who says he was fathered by convicted murderer Charles Manson at an orgy, stands outside Los Angeles Superior Court Tuesday, May 8, 2018. He carried letters he said Manson sent him from prison and hoped to show them to a judge at a hearing over claims on Manson's estate. But he arrived too late for the hearing, and has until July 13 to show cause why he shouldn't be dismissed from the case. (AP Photo/Brian Melley)
May 09, 2018 - 2:20 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — One of the purported sons of Charles Manson could soon be out of the legal battle over the late cult leader's estate after failing to show up in court. Matthew Lentz, who claims he was fathered by Manson at a 1967 orgy, looked disheveled and frazzled when he arrived Tuesday at...
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John Cleary performs at the Gentilly Stage, during the first day of Jazz Fest at the Fair Grounds in New Orleans, La. Friday, April 27, 2018. (David Grunfeld/NOLA.com The Times-Picayune via AP)
April 28, 2018 - 4:09 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Fats Domino was a New Orleans musical legend when he died last year so it's only fitting that his death - and his music - receive a special send-off this year during the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Organizers on Saturday marked the occasion with a jazz funeral as...
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Bamboula 2000 with special guest David D Omni who is from Cuba, performs on the Jazz & Heritage Stage, during the first day of Jazz Fest at the Fair Grounds in New Orleans, La. Friday, April 27, 2018. (David Grunfeld/NOLA.com The Times-Picayune via AP)
April 28, 2018 - 9:56 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Fats Domino was a New Orleans musical legend when he died last year so it's only fitting that his death - and his music - receive a special send-off this year during the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Organizers on Saturday will mark the occasion with a jazz funeral as...
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FILE - In this Nov. 24, 2013 file photo, Avicii accepts the award for favorite artist - electronic dance music at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles. The family of late Swedish DJ-producer Avicii says his funeral will be private. In a statement released Tuesday, May 22, 2018, Avicii’s family says the funeral will include “people who were closest” to the performer. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP, File)
April 26, 2018 - 11:15 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Avicii's family says the late performer "could not go on any longer" in a second statement released this week. The Grammy-nominated electronic dance DJ, born Tim Bergling, was found dead last week in Muscat, Oman at age 28. Details about his death were not revealed. His family says...
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April 23, 2018 - 7:58 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Prince's heirs have sued Walgreens and the Illinois hospital that treated the music superstar after he suffered from an opioid overdose, alleging that a doctor and various pharmacists failed to provide Prince with reasonable care, contributing to his death. The wrongful-death...
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FILE - In this Nov. 24, 2013 file photo, Avicii accepts the award for favorite artist - electronic dance music at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles. The family of late Swedish DJ-producer Avicii says his funeral will be private. In a statement released Tuesday, May 22, 2018, Avicii’s family says the funeral will include “people who were closest” to the performer. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP, File)
April 23, 2018 - 4:03 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The family of Avicii is thanking his fans for their support days after the superstar DJ died. Avicii's family says in a statement released Monday that they are grateful for his fans around the world who loved his music and are thankful "for the support and the loving words." Avicii...
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Fans of DJ Avicii gather at Sergels Torg following the news of his death, in central Stockholm, Sweden, Saturday, April 21, 2018. Avicii, the Grammy-nominated electronic dance DJ who performed sold-out concerts for feverish fans around the world and also had massive success on U.S. pop radio, died Friday. He was 28. (Fredrik Persson/TT New Agency via AP)
April 22, 2018 - 4:29 pm
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden's public broadcaster says police in Oman have conducted two autopsies on the body of Grammy-nominated electronic dance DJ Avicii, who died Friday at age 28. Public broadcaster SVT, citing information from an anonymous police official in Oman, reported Sunday that the...
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FILE- In this June 11, 2008 file photo, actor Verne Troyer poses on the press line at the premiere of the feature film "The Love Guru" in Los Angeles. Troyer from the “Austin Powers” movie franchise has died. A statement provided by Troyer’s representatives that was also posted to his Instagram and Facebook accounts says the 49-year-old actor died Saturday, April 21, 2018. No cause or place of death was given, but the statement discusses depression and suicide, and Troyer had publicly discussed struggling with alcohol addiction. He lived in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg, file)
April 21, 2018 - 6:38 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Verne Troyer, who played Dr. Evil's small, silent sidekick "Mini-Me" in the "Austin Powers" movie franchise, has died. He was 49. A statement provided by Troyer's representatives that was also posted to his Instagram and Facebook accounts said the actor died Saturday. No cause of...
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FILE- In this June 11, 2008 file photo, actor Verne Troyer poses on the press line at the premiere of the feature film "The Love Guru" in Los Angeles. Troyer from the “Austin Powers” movie franchise has died. A statement provided by Troyer’s representatives that was also posted to his Instagram and Facebook accounts says the 49-year-old actor died Saturday, April 21, 2018. No cause or place of death was given, but the statement discusses depression and suicide, and Troyer had publicly discussed struggling with alcohol addiction. He lived in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg, file)
April 21, 2018 - 5:58 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actor Verne Troyer from the "Austin Powers" movie franchise has died. A statement provided by Troyer's spokesperson that was also posted to his Instagram and Facebook accounts says the 49-year-old actor died Saturday. No cause or place of death was given, but the statement...
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