Lew Klein, a broadcast pioneer who helped create “American Bandstand” and launched the careers of Dick Clark and Bob Saget, died June 12 at 91. W.S. He was 94. Matt Groening Groening in 2010 Born Matthew Abram Groening February 15, 1954 (age 66) Portland, Oregon, U.S. Education Lincoln High School Alma mater The Evergreen State College Occupation Cartoonist, writer, producer, animator Years active 1977–present Known for The O’Neill's famous images span the decades, and he photographed many big names over the course of his career, including The Beatles, Diana Ross, Queen Elizabeth II, singers David Bowie and Amy Winehouse and former first lady Laura Bush. The 'Rick and Morty' Season 4 trailer is out — here's what people are saying, 'Rick and Morty' co-creator Dan Harmon apologizes for offensive skit, Your California Privacy Rights/Privacy Policy. Robert Frank, a giant of 20th century photography whose seminal book “The Americans” captured singular, candid moments of the 1950s and helped free picture-taking from the boundaries of clean lighting and linear composition, died Sept. 9. Gibson wrote novels such as "Five Legs" and "Perpetual Motion," and he was active with numerous organizations, whether as president of PEN Canada or serving on the council of the World Wildlife Fund Canada. The satiric adventures of a … and 1982's "Special Beat Service." Mendel is survived by his wife, fellow Emmy winner and casting director Juel Bestrop. Kenny Dixon, the longtime drummer for country music star Kane Brown, was killed in a car accident on Oct. 12. Jansons was chief conductor for the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra before moving to the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam; regularly appeared at the Salzburg Festival; and in 2006 and 2012 conducted the Vienna Philharmonic New Year’s Concert broadcast around the world. Paranormal researcher Lorraine Warren, whose work with her late husband Ed inspired the horror movie franchise "The Conjuring" series, died April 18. 5 on the USA TODAY Best-Selling Books List. Mendel joined “The Simpsons” in 1989 after leaving his post on “The Tracey Ullman” show once the Simpson clan earned its own spinoff series. Mary Oliver, the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet whose rapturous odes to nature and animal life brought her critical acclaim and popular affection, died Jan. 17 at age 83. Sylvia Miles, whose brief appearances in the films "Midnight Cowboy" and "Farewell, My Lovely" earned her two Academy Award nominations, died in a New York ambulance on June 12. WhatsApp. Ali was diagnosedwith a rare form of bone cancer called Ewing's Sarcoma, shortly after competing on Season 15 of "Top Chef" in Colorado. The 25-year-old, whose legal name was Choi Jin-ri, began her singing career in 2009 as a member of the girl band "f(x)" and also acted in numerous television dramas and movies. ", Spanish singer and songwriter Camilo Sesto, a popular star in the 1970s and 1980s, died Sept. 8 in Madrid after suffering two heart attacks. He was 77. His books included "In Plain Sight" and "Puddle.". But Haig was perhaps most recognizable for his work with Rob Zombie, playing the clown Captain Spaulding in four Zombie-directed movies, including "House of 1000 Corpses" and the new "3 From Hell.". Ganz, a prominent figure in the German-language theater world, shifted into movies in the 1970s, appearing in Werner Herzog's "Nosferatu" and Wenders' "The American Friend" among others. Texas country singer-songwriter Kylie Rae Harris died in car wreck in northern New Mexico on Sept. 4. ", Singer-songwriter Mark Hollis, frontman of 1980s British new wave band Talk Talk, died Feb. 25 at the age of 64 after a short illness. (Far right) Beverley Owen, the actress best known for originating the character Marilyn on the, Director Stanley Donen, a giant of the Hollywood musical who through such classics as "Singin' in the Rain" and "Funny Face" helped give us some of the most joyous sounds and images in movie history, died Feb. 21 of heart failure. ", Pulitzer Prize-winning author Tony Horwitz, who wrote "Confederates in the Attic," died May 27 in Washington, D.C., at age 60. ", Jacob Sutton, Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images. Herman Wouk, the versatile, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of such million-selling novels as “The Caine Mutiny” and “The Winds of War” whose steady Jewish faith inspired his stories of religious values and secular success, died on May 17, just 10 days shy of his 104th birthday. Kingsley began his widespread influence on country radio in 1978 as the host of popular syndicated program “American Country Countdown.” He entered the Country Radio Broadcasters Hall of Fame in 1998 and National Radio Hall of Fame in 2016. The series hit a milestone 650th episode on January 6, 2019 … Taiwanese-Canadian model-actor Godfrey Gao died Nov. 27 at age 35 after suffering an apparent heart attack while on set of Chinese sports reality show "Chase Me." Martin Charnin (seen here with wife Shelly Burch), the Tony Award-winning lyricist behind Broadway's "Annie," died July 6 after suffering a minor heart attack. He was 78. talk show from 2007-14. Muscle Shoals became a recording destination for well-known artists. Massie wrote "Peter the Great," winner of the Pulitzer in 1981, and "Catherine the Great." Some accounts have Blaine playing on 35,000 songs, but he believed that around 6,000 was more accurate, still making him a strong contender for the most recorded drummer in history. I don’t know what I’m going to do without you by my side Mike. In later years she founded the Phyllis Newman Women's Health Initiative of the Actor's Fund. Dutch Princess Christina, the youngest sister of former Queen Beatrix, died Aug. 16 at 72, following a battle with bone cancer. Comedic actor Arte Johnson, left, who won an Emmy for "Laugh-In," died July 3 at age 90. He was 27. ", Richard Jackson, the publisher of acclaimed children's books by Judy Blume, Paula Fox and others died Oct. 2. The band, famed for hits like “Drive” and “Just What I Needed,” broke through in 1978 and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2018. Taylor’s character, Rollo, was the sidekick to Lamont Sanford, played by actor Demond Wilson, and often drew the skepticism of TV patriarch Fred Sanford. Walter Mercado, an iconic astrologer and television personality, died on Nov. 2. The bassist went on to join .38 Special in 1977, and performed with the group for nearly four decades. Singer/songwriter Scott Walker, 76, died March 22. Conley suffered from a condition similar to dementia. Known for his trademark white ponytail, starched collar, sunglasses and fingerless gloves – not to mention his controversial remarks – he oversaw iconic houses like Chanel and Fendi. He was 80 years old. He was 76. Newman won a Tony in 1962 for "Subways Are for Sleeping." Mallet returned to modeling after her "Goldfinger" appearance, with only one additional film credit to her name, an episode of the U.K. television series "The New Avengers" in 1976. Gaines was best known for "A Lesson Before Dying" and "The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman," both of which were later adapted into films. Composer Irving Burgie, who helped popularize Caribbean music and co-wrote the enduring Harry Belafonte hit “Day-O (The Banana Boat Song),” died Nov. 29 at the age of 95. — Justin Roiland (@JustinRoiland) September 23, 2019. The family declined to release details. Character actor Seymour Cassel, a pillar of independent film, died April 7 at 84 following complications from Alzheimer's disease. Cast, crew and guest stars who have passed on should be placed into the Deceased cast and crew category.. See also In-show deaths. Character actor Brian Tarantina died Nov. 2 at age 60. In one of his more recent appearances, he starred as Sigmund Freund in "The Tobacconist," released in 2018r. And later, she shared a Las Vegas stage with Sammy Davis Jr. and Redd Foxx. Journalist Cokie Roberts died Sept. 17 at the age of 75, following a battle with breast cancer. Mehta was just the third Knopf editor-in-chief in its 72-year history, and over the decades fashioned a record of critical and commercial success. The Simpsons (TV Series 1989– ) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. Rip Taylor, the campy, confetti-covered comedian and king of 1970s game shows, died Oct. 6 at age 84 in Beverly Hills, California. Emmy-winning lighting director Phil Hymes died of complications from cancer on July 29, NBC announced. Tania Mallet, who played Bond girl character of Tilly Masterson alongside Sean Connery in "Goldfinger," died March 30 at the age of 77. FRANK LEONHARDT, DPA/AFP via Getty Images, René Auberjonois, a prolific actor best known for his roles on the television shows “Benson” and “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” and his part in the 1970 film “M.A.S.H.” playing Father Mulcahy, died Dec. 8 at age 79 of metastatic lung cancer. Sam Simon DEAD -- 'Simpsons' Co-Creator Dies After Long Battle With Cancer 'Simpsons' Co-Creator Dies After Long Battle With Cancer 3/9/2015 11:41 AM PT By Sam Moore. Auger played one of the first Bond girls, Dominique "Domino" Derval, alongside Sean Connery's 007. French fashion designer Emanuel Ungaro, seen here with his De d'Or (Golden Thimble) award in 1980, died Dec. 21 in Paris at age 86. She was known for her feminist voice and outspokenness that was rare among female entertainers in deeply conservative South Korea. An artist, author, actress, fashion model and designer, Vanderbilt was a woman famed from birth as the last of a Gilded Age clan of millionaires. 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The couple, who were childhood sweethearts, married when 19-year-old Boone was a rising singing star. Jim Pike (left, in a circa 1961 promotional photo with Bob Engemann, Tony Butala), co-founder of The Lettermen, died June 9 at his home in Prescott, Arizona, from complications of Parkinson's Disease. Here are some other instances of The Simpsons predicting the future. He was 72. Sheridan's career spanned two decades and included acting credits on "Legacy," "Scandal," "Journeyman" and "NCIS. She was 30. He also appeared on Broadway and in films, and had an extensive list of guest appearances on popular TV series. Young was a big name in folk music _ Dylan, a regular visitor at his New York music shop, the Folklore Center, once called it “the citadel of Americana folk music.” Young moved to Sweden in 1973 and reopened his store there. ... just like that. Dick Dale, the man who earned the title King of the Surf Guitar, died March 16 at age 81. He was 74. Peter Tork, bassist and singer for 1960s rock band the Monkees, died on Feb. 21 at age 77. J. Michael Mendel, a producer for "The Simpsons" and "Rick and Morty" has died at 54. The Dutch actor, 75, also had memorable roles as the ex-CEO of Wayne Enterprises in 2005’s “Batman Begins” and the vampire master Lothos in 1992’s “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” movie. Wesley had more than 100 acting credits to his name, including the TV series "Martin" and "Dirty Dancing," and films "Stop! He returned to Phillips Music as a managing partner. His cause of death was not released. Veteran singer-songwriter John Kilzer died March 12 at age 62. No cause of death was given, but the Brazilian singer, composer and guitarist had been struggling with health problems. ", Betty Ballantine, the younger half of a groundbreaking husband-and-wife publishing team that helped invent the modern paperback and vastly expand the market for science fiction and other genres through such blockbusters as "The Hobbit", Richard Ballantine/Courtesy of Kathy Ballantine via AP, Jan-Michael Vincent, star of the hit series "Airwolf" and '80s hunk, died Feb. 10 in Asheville, N.C. children's series, died Dec. 24. He was 30. Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about. "That opinion is a projection of my shame. Cax used her platform as a model to send a message to the world that women with disabilities should be equally represented. He also won hearts as Daddy Warbucks in “Annie.”, Bob Massi, a Nevada lawyer and Fox News legal analyst, died Feb. 6 after a battle with cancer at age 67. Combs held the title for fastest woman on four wheels, reaching 398 mph in 2013. When Fraser wrote or translated songs into Inuktitut, an Inuit language, a key aim was to “use pop music as a platform to strengthen her language,” said Thor Simonsen, Fraser’s friend and producer. Lee Radziwill, the fashionable socialite and sister of Jackie Kennedy Onassis, died on Feb. 15 at age 85. She was 67. Vella also starred in the TV series "The Sopranos" from 1999 to 2004. Robert K. Massie, the Pulitzer Prize-winning historian who specialized in best-selling and critically praised biographies of the Russian czars, died Dec. 2 at age 90. Monty Python writer and actor Neil Innes died Dec. 29 at the age 75 of natural causes. She was 91. Stream full episodes online & watch live Sundays at 8/7c! In addition to making hits with the Walker Brothers like "The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore" and "Make It Easy on Yourself," Walker also released solo albums and produced movie scores and songs for other musicians. Among other things, the Mexican actress starred in “Corazón salvaje,” “Palabra de mujer” and “Mujer de madera.”, Rodrigo Varela, WireImage for People En Espanol. His hits included "Algo de mí," ''Perdóname," and "Melina.". Restaurateur Harry Morton (right) was found dead at his home on Nov. 23 at 38. The thirtieth season of the animated television series The Simpsons premiered on Fox in the United States on September 30, 2018, and ended on May 12, 2019. Jonas Mekas, the Lithuanian-born director, critic, patron and poet widely regarded as the godfather of modern American avant-garde film and as an indispensable documenter of his adopted New York City, died Jan. 23. Griffin, whose real name was William E. Butterworth III, was himself a military veteran who enlisted in the Army when he was just shy of 17 and later served in the Korean War. He was 42. He was also a member of the band The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band, later renamed the Bonzo Dog Band, whose song "I’m The Urban Spaceman" won him an Ivor Novello award. Ocasek was married to supermodel Paulina Porizkova for almost 30 years. Matt Selman also contributed as showrunner for the episodes "Heartbreak Hotel", "Krusty the Clown", "The Clown Stays in the Picture" and "Bart vs. Itchy & Scratchy". Henri Belolo, who co-founded Village People and co-wrote their classic hits "Y.M.C.A.," ''Macho Man" and "In the Navy," died Aug. 3. Shelley Morrison, an actress with a 50-year career who was best known for playing memorable maid Rosario Salazar on “Will & Grace,” died from heart failure Dec. 1. Bob Kingsley, a celebrated voice in country music who impacted airwaves for 60 years, died Oct. 17 after a battle with cancer. © 2021 USA TODAY, a division of Gannett Satellite Information Network, LLC. I promise u that!!". He was 87. His many popular series included "Badge of Honor," ''Clandestine Operations" and "Presidential Agent. The actor, 52, most recently starred in TV's "Riverdale," playing Fred Andrews, dad of comic-book character Archie Andrews. The couple married in 1987. Russi Taylor, the voice of Minnie Mouse since 1986 who also starred in "The Simpsons," died July 26 in California at age 75, Walt Disney Co. announced. You can create a Simpson with some of the features of your favourite characters, such as Homer's belly or Marge's hair, or create a totally new character... you can design a new citizen of Springfield! In her 2017 Oscar-nominated “Faces Places,” she traversed the French countryside with street artist JR, pasting giant images of people on building facades. He was 55. As zany/spunky, man-crazy, independent/single girl and upstairs neighbor Rhoda Morgenstern, she collected four Emmys and a Golden Globe. J. Michael Mendel, Producer on 'The Simpsons' and 'Rick and Morty,' Dies at 54. James Frawley, a director of scores of TV and film projects – from "The Monkees" to “The Muppet Movie” – died Jan. 22 at his home in Indian Wells, California, at age 82. Best-selling author Dorothea Benton Frank died Sept. 2 of myelodysplastic syndrome, a type of cancer similar to leukemia. Gloria Vanderbilt died at age 95, son Anderson Cooper confirmed in an on-air CNN obituary June 17. Following a solo career, Fredriksson teamed up with Per Gessle in 1986 to form the pop duo Roxette, which launched them into the spotlight. Cax, whose real name was Cacsmy Brutus, was diagnosed with bone and lung cancer when she was 14. Kim Shattuck, lead singer of punk rock band The Muffs, died Oct. 2 at 56 after complications with ALS. Paul Barrere, guitarist and singer for the long-running rock group Little Feat, died on Oct. 26 at 71 amid "ongoing treatment for liver disease," the band announced. Comedian and actor Brody Stevens, 48, died Feb. 22. Cohen's films were schlocky, low-budget films that developed cult followings, spawned sequels and gained esteem for their genre reflections of contemporary social issues. Janice Freeman, the powerhouse singer who wowed Miley Cyrus and Jennifer Hudson with her blind audition on "The Voice," died March 2. and "Soap," died Feb. 23 due to complications from Alzheimer’s disease. This image was frequently shared along with messages stating that The Simpsons were foretelling President Trump’s death, since the show has reportedly predicted so many other major events:. The cause of his death is not yet known. Engel played the sweet, ever-so-innocent girlfriend and later wife of self-important TV anchor Ted Baxter (Ted Knight) on "Moore," and later appeared on "Everybody Loves Raymond," "Coach," the soap "Passions," and, more recently, in "Hot in Cleveland.". In later years he brought authority to big-budget and high-grossing action movies, including the James Bond thriller “Skyfall” and two of the Bourne films. Zade Rosental, Turner Broadcasting System. He also took home four Latin Grammys. It includes deceased voice cast, staff and guest stars. Daryl Dragon, the Captain half of '70s pop sensations Captain & Tennille, died of renal failure Jan. 2. A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Insects, cats, and other animals were presented in almost mythological contexts. Toledo's enigmatic paintings and sculptures were marked by the animals, colors and traditions of Oaxaca. I’m destroyed. French actress Claudine Auger, known for her role in the 1965 James Bond film "Thunderball," died Dec. 18 at age 78. Talk Talk formed in 1981 and had hits in several countries with songs including "It's My Life" – covered by No Doubt in 2003 – and  "Life's What You Make it.". J. Michael Mendel, a producer for "The Simpsons" and "Rick and Morty" has died at 54. The Los Angeles County Medical Examiner's office determined the cause of death as suicide. The Taiwan-born Gao initially rose to fame by becoming the first Asian male model for the luxury brand, British chef and TV presenter Gary Rhodes, who appeared on several shows including. The four-time Emmy award-winner was 54. Actor-comedian John Witherspoon, who memorably played Ice Cube’s father in the “Friday” films, died Oct. 29 at 77. She was known for writing Earth, Wind & Fire hits, including "September," and later the "Friends" theme song, "I'll Be There For You," performed by The Rembrandts. John Singleton, the Oscar-nominated director and screenwriter behind films like "Boyz N the Hood" and "Poetic Justice," died April 29, after being taken off life support following a stroke, his family shared in a statement. Rutger Hauer, whose murderous replicant Roy Batty famously fought Harrison Ford’s Rick Deckard in 1982’s "Blade Runner," died July 19 at home in the Netherlands. He was 83. Pendleton was one of only nine kids who starred on the classic television series during its entire original run on ABC from 1955–1959. Tommy Garcia/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images. He also appeared for regular segments on "Fox & Friends.". His nonfiction book "Eleven Canadian Novelists" included interviews with Atwood and Alice Munro. He was a colorful character with the nickname "Mr. Merwin, a prolific and versatile poetry master who evolved through a wide range of styles as he celebrated nature, condemned war and industrialism and reached for the elusive past, died March 15. Valerie Harper, star of the iconic sitcom "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and its spinoff "Rhoda," died on Aug. 30, just eight days after her 80th birthday, following a battle with cancer. Mama Cax, a Haitian-American model, activist and cancer survivor, died Dec. 16 at the age of 30. Schreier, a tenor, was in demand on opera stages all over the world. Previn was a child prodigy whose family fled Nazi Germany. Harris released a pair of albums this decade before debuting her self-titled EP in March. The Season 13 star, who inspired fans with her personal story of surviving cervical cancer and coping with lupus, died from pneumonia and a blood clot that traveled to her heart. Emmy-winning ‘The Simpsons’ and ‘Rick and Morty’ producer J. Michael ... writers and creators and his absence will be felt by the ... Remembering the famous figures we lost in 2019. Charlery joined The English Beat for three albums, 1980's "I Just Can't Stop It," 1981's "Wha'ppen?" "I can’t handle seeing his cropped photo in headlines with the word dead in them... Rick and Morty has lost Mike Mendel, a man that deserves a better obituary and in my angry opinion, a better god," he wrote on Instagram. Actor Michael J. Pollard, known for his performances in "Bonnie and Clyde," and "House of 1000 Corpses" died Nov. 20 at age 80 of cardiac arrest, according to the Washington Post. The actor had a prolific career, co-starring in three “Friday” films, appearing on “The Wayans Bros.” television series and voicing the grandfather in “The Boondocks” animated series. He was 96. This time, Trump is involved in a parody of W… Philip McKeon, the former child star who was best known for playing wisecracking teen Tommy Hyatt on TV show "Alice" from 1976-85, died in Texas on Dec. 10 after a battling a long illness. Pennebaker, whose historic contributions to American culture and politics included immortalizing a young Bob Dylan in “Don’t Look Back” and capturing the spin behind Bill Clinton’s 1992 presidential campaign in “The War Room,” died Aug. 1. Play The Simpson Creator free: Create your Simpson as you wish. Miller's career spanned more than 60 years and included hundreds of screen appearances, including “The ‘Burbs,” “Fame” and "The Terminator.". Publicist B. Harlan Boll says Channing died of natural causes. She was 37. 1 country hits and 25 top 10 songs. Bad Azz's 1998 debut album, "Word On Tha Streets," featured a collaboration with Snoop Dogg. José José, the Mexican crooner beloved as the "Prince of Song," has died at 71 from pancreatic cancer; his death was announced Sept. 28 by the Mexican artists' association ANDI . ″I’m flattered,” she said at the time, “but not that much.”. Griffin, the prolific and best-selling author of military novels, died Feb. 12 at age 89. Mike Mendel dead: Rick and Morty creator Justin Roiland 'destroyed' as he confirms news MIKE MENDEL, a producer for Rick and Morty and The Simpsons, has died at … Sam Simon, the co-creator of the long-running animated series "The Simpsons," has died following a battle with colorectal cancer, according to a statement released by … Graeme Gibson, a Canadian novelist and conservationist and the longtime partner of Margaret Atwood, died Sept. 18. Auberjonois' final role was 2019's “First Cow.”, Caroll Spinney, the longtime "Sesame Street" puppeteer, Ron Leibman, who starred in films such as "Norma Rae," "Slaughterhouse-Five" and "Where's Poppa?" Finney was nominated five times for Oscars, for “Tom Jones,” “Murder on the Orient Express,” ″The Dresser,” ″Under the Volcano” and “Erin Brockovich,” though he never won. He was 84. Following her appearance in the "Bond" films, Regin appeared in several British TV series before leaving acting in the 1980s to establish a publishing company. He was always needed and he was always there. Food Network star Carl Ruiz died Sept. 21. Twitter. Torme is best-known for his albums with Deep Purple. James Atlas, an acclaimed author and editor of biographies, died  Sept. 4 at age 70. ", Lloyd Bishop, NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images. Larry Junstrom, an original member of the Southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd and the longtime bassist for .38 Special, died Oct. 6. Actress Katherine Helmond, best known for her work in "Who's the Boss?" He discovered a personal connection to the country’s past through the hemophilia that afflicted both his son and the son of Nicholas II. Krantz's books have been translated into 52 languages and sold more than 85 million copies worldwide. Sesto, whose real name was Camilo Blanes Cortés, sold more than 100 million records worldwide over his 40-year career. A family representative says he had heart failure after a three-year battle with bladder and prostate cancer. He later appeared on Season 4 of the British series "Celebs Go Dating" in 2018. Google+. He was 94. Max Wright, who played Willie Tanner, the father figure to an alien in TV's "ALF," died June 26 at 75. Our deepest condolences go out to his family, friends and colleagues during this difficult time.”. Massi served as a real estate attorney and hosted "Bob Massi Is the Property Man," which aired on Fox News and Fox Business. Dr. John, aka Mac Rebennack, the New Orleans legend with the gruff voice whose music was steeped in blues, R&B, rock, funk and boogie woogie, died June 6 after suffering a heart attack. Between 1989-1999, Mendel held producer credits on 207 episodes and won three Emmys almost consecutively in 1995, ’97, and ’98. Ted Thai, The LIFE Picture Collection via. Actor John Clarke, who embodied Mickey Horton on "Days of Our Lives" for nearly 40 years, died Oct. 16 from complications of pneumonia. According to the Songwriters Hall of Fame, Burgie’s songs have sold over 100 million records throughout the world. He shot the black-and-white cover for the 1963 album “With The Beatles,” as well as the covers of “Beatles for Sale,” ″Help!” and “Rubber Soul.”, Louisiana-born author Ernest Gaines died Nov. 5 at age 86. Art Neville, a member of one of New Orleans' storied musical families, the Neville Brothers, and a founding member of the groundbreaking funk band The Meters, died July 22 at age 81. Joao Gilberto, 88, considered one of the pioneers of bossa nova, died July 6 at his home in Rio de Janeiro, his son confirmed on Facebook. The Simpsons | Fox Ken Kercheval, right, who played Cliff Barnes, longtime rival to J.R. Ewing (Larry Hagman, left) on "Dallas," died April 21, 2019, in his Indiana hometown, according to a local funeral home. ” films, and a hard-rocking musician, died on Nov. 23 at 38 her platform a... 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