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Polly Bergen, an Emmy-winning actress and singer who starred in dozens of productions over the last six decades, has passed away at the age of 84.

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She died at home in Southbury, Conn. No cause of death was immediately known.

Bergen starred in dozens of films such as Cape Fear, Kisses for My President and Cry-Baby, having made her Broadway debut all the way back in 1953.

Polly also enjoyed a wide-ranging television career, having appeared on To Tell The Truth and hosting her own variety series in the late 1950s.

Bergen's Emmy win came after her role as Helen Morgan in 1957 in Playhouse 90. She won for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie.

Most recently, she starred in The Sopranos, Commander in Chief and Desperate Housewives, earning an Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy nomination.

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Eric "The Actor" Lynch, a popular guest on Howard Stern's SiriusXM radio show who had amassed quite a following of his own, died this Saturday.

He was just 39 years old.

Eric 'The Actor' Lynch

Johnny Fratto, Lynch's manager, confirmed the news on Twitter Sunday.

"I'm so sorry and so sad to inform everyone that my friend Eric ‘The Actor' Lynch passed away yesterday afternoon," he wrote with a picture of him.

SiriusXM radio Tweeted, "Rest in peace, Eric the Actor. We love you."

Stern personally has not commented, but you know he will do so with a touching tribute in due time for one of his most celebrated "Wack Pack" members.

As soon as his death was announced, comedians and fans around the world expressed their memories and tributes. A sampling of some of his fans:

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Former NFL kicker Rob Bironas, a longtime staple of the Tennessee Titans, died Saturday night after a car accident near his home, police confirm.

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Nashville officials say Bironas lost control on a curve in his 2009 GMC Yukon Denali and crashed after 11 p.m. less than a mile from his home.

Police said the athlete's SUV was speeding when it went off the road and hit a line of trees before coming to a stop upside down in a culvert.

Bironas was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. Police said there was no evidence of alcohol or drugs.

He was just 36 years old.

The Titans released Bironas in March after nine seasons. He  had worked out earlier this week for the Detroit Lions and for Tampa Bay this offseason.

He was married to Rachel Bradshaw, daughter of Hall of Fame member Terry Bradshaw, who did not appear on the Fox NFL pregame show to be with his daughter.

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The late, beloved actor Paul Walker would have turned 41 today, September 12. and his family, friends and fans are paying tribute to the man on his birthday.

Paul Walker, Daughter Meadow
Paul Walker and his daughter Meadow pose for a sweet photo. May he rest in peace and may she find it.

“This day is a bittersweet one. Today I’m reminded how much I miss you,” the actor’s 28-year-old brother Cody Walker wrote to Paul today on Facebook.

“But at the same time, this day is also a reminder of how many years of memories, adventures, lessons and love I was lucky enough to share with you."

"Today is a celebration of all of those years!"

"I always knew you were a pretty awesome brother, but these last months have shown me how awesome of an example you were for the entire world."

"Thank you for always and for continuing to be the best role model a brother could ask for," he concludes. "Happy Birthday, bro. I love and miss you.”

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Tragedy has struck the family of Nicole Kidman.

Wendy Day, the publicist and close friend of this Oscar winner, has confirmed that Kidman’s father died yesterday as the result of a hotel room fall in Singapore.

Dr. Antony Kidman was 75 years old.

“The family is in shock and is grieving,” Day told The Daily Mail this morning. “I think that some time and privacy is needed to deal with this shock and tragedy."

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The mother of Austin Butler has passed away.

The former Carrie Diaries star announced the sad news himself via Twitter, with insiders confirming Lori Butler had been battling cancer prior to her death.

"Lori Butler, my mom, my hero, & my best friend passed away this morning," Butler wrote last night. "Lets all celebrate her. I love you and will miss you every day Mom."

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Vanessa Hudgens, who has been dating the 23-year old since 2011, also took to Twitter to remember Mrs. Butler.

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Richard Kiel, a veteran actor best known for his villainous turn as an assassin in a pair of James Bond movies, died yesterday afternoon at St. Agnes Medical Center in Fresno, California.

He was 74 years old.

Richard Kiel as Jaws

Kiel stood 7’2” and got his start in the early 1960s on shows such as Laramie, Thriller and The Rifleman.

He portrayed an alien on an episode of The Twilight Zone and eventually a fan of Adam Sandler’s character in Happy Gilmore.

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Sean O'Haire, a former member of the WWE and WCW, was found dead in his Southern Carolina home yesterday.

He was 43 years old.

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According to the coroner in Spartanburg, the cause of death is unknown at the moment, but no foul play is suspected.

(UPDATE: According to local cops, O'Haire was found in his bedroom, with a red rope tied around his neck, connected to the bedpost. He's believed to have killed himself.)

Authorities are awaiting toxicology reports that will hopefully shed light on what happened to the former grappler, whose real name was Sean Haire.

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Chick Fil-Fil-A founder Truett Cathy died today at the age of 93.

Though he pulled himself up from poverty to found one of the most successful fast food chains in America, Cathy may end up being best remembered for the controversies that resulted in part from his conservative religious beliefs.

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Though the company was being operated by Truett's son Dan at the time, the Chick-Fil-A gay marriage controversy of 2012 resulted in boycotts and public outcries against the iconic brand.

Chick-Fil-A was even banned by the city of Boston as a result of Dan Cathy's admission that he was opposed to gay marriage.

Truett had long since handed over the reins and adopted the honorary title of chairman emeritus, but many credited his fundamentalist religious beliefs (all Chick-Fil-A locations are closed on Sundays) with laying the groundwork for the marriage rights dust-up.

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When Joan Rivers passed away last week, there was an immediate outpouring of grief and affection from celebs ranging from Kylie Jenner to Samuel L. Jackson.

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

Rivers had a lot of famous friends and openly discussed her desire for a "Hollywood funeral" in her memoirs and stage acts. 

When the iconic comedienne was laid to rest on Sunda, the star-studded event in her honor - complete with song-and-dance numbers - would certainly not have disappointed.

Howard Stern delivered a eulogy that was reportedly filled with the sort of off-color jokes that made Joan famous. The New York City Gay Men's Chorus opened the show. Hugh Jackman sang "Quiet Please, There's a Lady on Stage," followed by one last standing ovation for Joan Rivers.

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