Tony Curtis Passes Away

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Legendary actor Tony Curtis has died of a cardiac arrest, according to multiple reports. He passed away yesterday in his Las Vegas home at the age of 85.

Curtis, who suffered from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, was hospitalized in July after suffering breathing problems making a local appearance.

He starred in such classics like Some Like It Hot and Spartacus, and was nominated for an Oscar for his role in The Defiant Ones. He will be missed ...

Tony Curtis

R.I.P. Tony Curtis (1925-2010).

It's been a sad 24-hour period for the Hollywood community, as comedian Greg Giraldo also died yesterday following complications from his recent overdose.

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I remember dealing blackjack to him several times in a few different casinos while several older ladies clamored around him. He patiently signed many autographs, took pictures (to the dismay of the pit boss), and talked with anyone who approached him. He also laughed and was very polite to all us dealers in the casino. I found him charming and down-to-earth each time I met him, and although this was many years ago, he was always a favorite celebrity for me. His death is mourned by many people worldwide, and my sympathy goes out to his family and friends.