Recent Celebrity Deaths

  • Vinnie Paul, 54 (1964 - 2018)

    Vinnie Paul

    Vinnie Paul, co-founder and drummer of metal band Pantera, died Friday, June 22, 2018, according to multiple news sources. He was 54. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.

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  • Charles Krauthammer, 68 (1950 - 2018)

    Charles Krauthammer

    NEW YORK (AP) — The conservative writer and pundit Charles Krauthammer has died. He was 68. For full obituary from Legacy.com, click here.

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  • Koko the Gorilla, 46 (1971 - 2018)

    Koko the Gorilla

    If ever there was a living being who inspired a lot of people to think more of the inner lives of animals, it was Koko, the gorilla who used sign language. She died in her sleep Tuesday, June 19, 2018, at the age of 46, the Gorilla Foundation announced in a press release late Wednesday night. Koko — short for her full name, Hanabiko, Japanese for "fireworks child," because she was born on...

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  • Dr. James Jude, 87 (1928 - 2015)

    Dr. James Jude

    The Associated PressMIAMI (AP) — Dr. James Jude, one of the experts credited with pioneering life-saving cardiopulmonary resuscitation, has died. He was 87.Peter Jude says his father died early Tuesday in Coral Gables after an extended illness. Jude says his father always wanted to help people, noting CPR has saved countless lives.In the late 1950s, the doctor and two electrical engineers,...

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  • Red Lane, 76 (1939 - 2015)

    Red Lane

    Red Lane, a country music songwriter who wrote the Tammy Wynette hit "'Til I Get It Right," has died of cancer, according to multiple news sources. He was 76. Lane, who was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters' Hall of Fame in 1993, wrote songs for many of country's biggest stars.

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