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Technoblade, popular internet gamer, dies at 23 after battle with cancer
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Technoblade, popular internet gamer, dies at 23 after battle with cancer

The popular Minecraft YouTuber known as Technoblade has died after a battle with stage four cancer, his family announced. He was 23. In an emotional video titled "so long losers" posted on Technoblade's YouTube account, the internet gamer's father read a message written by his late son.  Internet gamer Technoblade has died after a battle with stage four cancer Technoblade via YouTube "Thank you all for supporting my content over the years," the message read. "If I had another 100 lives, I think I would choose to be Technoblade again every single time as those were the happiest years of my life. I hope you guys enjoyed my content and that I made some you laugh and I hope you al...
Philip Baker Hall, character actor known for “Hard Eight” and “Seinfeld,” dies at 90
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Philip Baker Hall, character actor known for “Hard Eight” and “Seinfeld,” dies at 90

Philip Baker Hall, the prolific character actor of film and theater who starred in Paul Thomas Anderson's first movies and who memorably hunted down a long-overdue library book in "Seinfeld," has died. He was 90.Holly Wolfle Hall, the actor's wife of nearly 40 years, said Monday that Hall died on Sunday surrounded by loved ones in Glendale, California. She said Hall had been well until a few weeks earlier, and spent his final days in warm spirits, reflecting on his life."His voice at the end was still just as powerful," said Wolfle Hall. Her husband, she added, never retired from acting. In a career spanning half a century, Hall was a quintessential character actor, a ubiquitous hangdog face whose doleful appearance could shroud a booming intensity and...
Jim Seals, half of ’70s group Seals and Crofts, dies at age 80
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Jim Seals, half of ’70s group Seals and Crofts, dies at age 80

Jim Seals, who teamed with fellow musician "Dash" Crofts on such 1970s soft-rock hits as "Summer Breeze," "Diamond Girl" and "We May Never Pass This Way Again," has died at age 80. His family confirmed his death in a statement to CBS News Tuesday night.According to his family, Seals died at his home outside of Nashville on Monday with his family at his side."We are forever inspired by his selfless life of service and his pure and kindly heart that touched all who crossed his path," Seals' family statement said. "We extend our gratitude for the outpouring of love and support we continue to receive from around the globe by those who have been touched by his life and music." Jimmy Seals performs at Georgia Tech's Alexander Coliseum on October 22, 1977, in Atlanta, Geor...
Fred Ward, acclaimed film and television actor, has died at 79
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Fred Ward, acclaimed film and television actor, has died at 79

Acclaimed actor Fred Ward, best known for his roles in films like "The Right Stuff," "Tremors" and "Escape From Alcatraz," died Sunday at age 79, his publicist confirmed to CBS News. Ward's cause of death was not released. Before Ward's film career began in the early 1970s, he held several other titles, according to a biography from his publicist: He served three years in the U.S. Air Force, and also worked as a short-order cook, a boxer and a lumberjack in Alaska. Once his acting career began, he became known for the versatility of his roles, the biography said, whether as a cop or an author of erotic stories in "Henry & June" — the world's first NC-17 movie. His first major role came in the 1979 Clint Eastwood film "Escape from Alcatraz;" soon after, he played an accidental t...
Country music star Mickey Gilley, who helped inspire the movie “Urban Cowboy,” dead at 86
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Country music star Mickey Gilley, who helped inspire the movie “Urban Cowboy,” dead at 86

Country star Mickey Gilley, whose namesake Texas honky-tonk inspired the 1980 film "Urban Cowboy" and a nationwide wave of Western-themed nightspots, has died. He was 86.Gilley died Saturday in Branson, Missouri, where he helped run the Mickey Gilley Grand Shanghai Theatre. He had performed as recently as last month, but was in failing health over the past week. In this April 19, 2015, file photo, Mickey Gilley poses with the triple crown award on the red carpet at the 50th annual Academy of Country Music Awards at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Jack Plunkett/Invision/AP, File "He passed peacefully with his family and close friends by his side," according a statement fr...