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Iconic fashion designer Oscar De La Renta has passed away at the age of 82.

Over the course of his more than 50 year career, De La Renta designed clothing for some of the world's most famous women. Most recently, he designed Amal Alamuddin's wedding dress

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Born in 1932 in the Dominican Republic, De La Renta first made a name for himself in the US by designing dresses for Jacqueline Kennedy.

In the decades that followed, first ladies Betty Ford, Nancy Reagan, Hillary Clinton, and Laura Bush frequently wore designs by De La Renta.

De La Renta was diagnosed with cancer in 2006, but appeared to be in good health in recent months.

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Lynda Bellingham, a beloved English actress best known for roles in Loose Women and All Creatures Great And Small, has died at the age of 66.

She was first diagnosed with colon cancer in July 2013, after which the disease spread to her lungs and liver. She eventually succumbed to the disease.

In August 2014, Lynda decided to cease treatment for her cancer in order to “limit the suffering her family would have to endure,” according to reports.

Lynda Bellingham

In a statement, Lynda’s agent Sue Latimer confirmed her passing, saying, “Lynda died peacefully in her husband’s arms yesterday at a London hospital.

“Her family would like to thank the nurses and staff for their tremendous care and support. Actor, writer and presenter ... to the end Lynda was a consummate professional.”

In 1948, Lynda was given up for adoption when she was just four months old after her mother’s strict, religious family disapproved of her being born out of wedlock.

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Joanne Borgella, a finalist on Season 7 of American Idol and the first-ever winner of Mo’Nique’s Fat Chance, died after a long battle with cancer on Saturday.

She was 32 years old.

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Borgella's family confirmed the tragic news via a brief message on Facebook that reads:

“With heavy hearts, we are deeply saddened to announce the passing of our beloved Joanne.”

Borgella competed on the opening season of Mo’Nique’s Fat Chance as “Miss F.A.T.” She went on to advance to the final 12 women in 2008 on American Idol.

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Missing actress Misty Upham has now been confirmed dead, according to a spokesperson for her family, who confirmed what many had feared.

A body found in a Seattle, Wash., ravine on Thursday afternoon is, as was widely suspected, that of the 32-year-old Native-American actress and activist.

Best known for her notable roles in the films Frozen River and August: Osage County, her family reported Misty Upham missing back on October 6.

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According to Seattle-based filmmaker Tracy Rector, a longtime friend of Upham's, it was Robert Upham, the missing woman's uncle who found her.

He had been the organizer of a search party that went looking for her three days ago. Charles Upham, her father, confirmed her identity to police.

"We waited at the site where the team had found the body," said Rector, who also was a part of the ongoing search party, late Thursday evening.

Then "it took about five-and-a-half hours to confirm. Then we gathered around her body to say prayers and now we're all gathered at the church."

Upham's cause of death has not yet been determined.

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When Joan Rivers died following a routine surgical procedure in August, the doctors in charge of the operation were accused of negligence and malpractice by a number of medical experts and media outlets.

R.I.P. Joan Rivers (1933-2014)
R.I.P. Joan Rivers (1933-2014). She will never be forgotten.

Investigations revealed a number of suspicious details, such as the fact that Rivers' doctor snapped a selfie while the operation was underway.

Rivers' cause of death remained undetermined following a standard autopsy, so the office of New York's Chief Medical Examiner launched an investigation of its own. 

The results - released today - show that Rivers died from a lack of oxygen to her brain, possibly as the result of the sedative Propofol. The Examiner has labeled the incident a "predictable complication."

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Elizabeth Pena died on Tuesday of natural causes after a brief illness at the age of 55 years old, according to the actress' manager, Gina Rugolo.

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In addition to numerous projects on the big and small screens over three decades, she was also just the fourth Latina member of the Director's Guild of America.

Among her many roles, Pena is known for appearing as the mother of Gloria, the character played by Sofia Vergara, in the ABC sitcom Modern Family.
Among Elizabeth Pena's other career highlights included roles in Down and Out in Beverly Hills, La Bamba, Rush Hour and The Incredibles.

Lou Diamond Phillips, who starred in La Bamba, Tweeted:

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Mark Bell has passed away.

The electronic music pioneer, who rose to fame with the group LFO, was 43 years old.

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Warp Records, LFO’s record label, confirmed Bell's passing via a statement on their website, informing fans of the sad news via the following message:

"It's with great sadness that we announce the untimely passing of Mark Bell of LFO who died last week from complications after an operation. Mark's family & friends request privacy at this difficult time."

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Trigz, a famous tattoo artist and occasional actor in Los Angeles, was shot and killed Thursday evening after an altercation with an unidentified assailant.

According to local authorities, a male suspect shot Trigz in the torso around 5:50 p.m. at the intersection of Laurel Canyon and Victory boulevards.

He and Trigz had been involved in some kind of altercation and the man then ran off, leaving Trigz to die just feet from a tattoo parlor.

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A witness near the scene says he heard four gunshots overall.

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Early yesterday morning in New York City, Jan Hooks died after a battle with an unknown serious illness.

She was 57 years old.

Not long after the tragic news broke, a number of celebrities took to Twitter to mourn and remember the star, who played a major role on Saturday Night Live from 1986-1991.

Here's a rundown of their sad thoughts...

Dane Cook: If you never saw Jan Hooks The Sweeney Sisters sketch search'em & watch her great singing/comedic timing.

Tony Hale: So so gifted. RIP Jan Hooks.

Colin Hanks: Jan Hooks always made me laugh. always.

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Jan Hooks, a Saturday Night Live cast member from 1986-1991, passed away today after a long battle with a serious illness. She was 57 years old.

Sources confirm that Hooks, who most recently guest-starred on 30 Rock as Jenna Maroney’s mother, passed away in New York City.

The precise cause of death is unknown at this time.

Hooks appeared on the iconic sketch comedy program opposite Chris Farley, Mike Myers, Phil Hartman, Dana Carvey and Dennis Miller, among others.

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