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Ariana Grande's career is taking off in ways than no one could have predicted, but while the singer is enjoying phenomenal success in her professional life, she suffered a personal tragedy today that she's since shared with her millions of followers on Twitter.

Ariana Grande With Grandfather

Ariana's grandfather passed away this morning, and the grieving singer has since posted over a dozen of tweets about the loss, as she mourns and shares fond memories of her "favorite person."

"Thank you for your continuous love and light over the past few weeks," said Grande, addressing fans who offered prayers and condolences during Grandpa Grande's final days."

"We did lose my favorite person to ever exist yesterday, my grandpa. It only y'all knew how amazing he was. My heart hurts so much."

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Skye McCole Bartusiak, an actress best known for her role in 2000's The Patriot, was found dead at her home in Houston yesterday.

The young star was 21 years old.

skye McCole Bartusiak Image

Bartusiak was only seven when she played Mel Gibson's daughter in the aforementioned drama. She also portrayed the child of Michael Douglas' character in 2001's Don't Say a Word.

The cause of death is unknown at this time, but Bartusiak's mother (Helen McCole Bartusiak) told CNN that her daughter had been suffering from epileptic seizures of late.

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Amiable and acclaimed actor James Garner of The Rockford Files and Maverick fame has died at the age of 86, according to multiple news reports.

J. Garner

Law enforcement sources reported that an ambulance was dispatched to the actor's home in Los Angeles around 8 p.m. Saturday evening.

He was dead when they arrived. No immediate cause of death was available.

A man who cut a dashing figure but also brought a sly sense of humor, Garner played private investigator Jim Rockford from 1974-80 on The Rockford Files.

He was already known as gun-slinging Bret Maverick from 1957-60.

In many respects, Garner was unusual for being very successful in both film and television. He starred in more than 50 films over his impressive career.

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Elaine Stritch, a Broadway legend and three-time Emmy Award winner, passed away Thursday morning.

She was 89 years old.

Elaine Stritch

The actress is likely best known for her stage roles (Bus Stop, Sail Away, Company), but garnered a new fan base in 2008 when she began her run as Jack Donaghy ’s mom on 30 Rock.

She was nominated as Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for the role.

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Iconic blues guitarist Johnny Winter died last night at age 70. His body was discovered in a Zurich hotel room, and no cause of death has been reported.

Johnny Winter

A god among guitarists, Winter first hit it big in 1968 when Rolling Stone dubbed him one of the most skilled musicians of his time. In 2003, the magazine listed Winter as number 63 on its list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.

Though he spent much of his career as a successful solo artist, Johnny is perhaps best known for his collaborations with his younger brother Edgar Winter, as well for his work with blues/rock group Johnny Winter And.

The latter group is remembered for the popular 1970 single "Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo," which later became a Top 40 hit for the band's guitarist, RIck Derringer:

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One year ago today, Cory Monteith died from a fatal heroin overdose.

The actor's shocking passing caused Glee to delay shooting for a few weeks while colleague mourned, especially girlfriend Lea Michele. 

She went on to release her first solo album, saying in many interviews that Monteith helped her write many of the tracks and that many were penned with the star in mind.

Take "If You Say So," for example.

Glee creator Ryan Murphy, meanwhile, has already said that he knows the final scene of his series (which wraps up in 2015) and that it will serve in some way to honor Monteith's memory.

We've published the following photo montage with the same goal in mind and continue to extend our condolences to the late actor's loved ones...

RIP, Cory Monteith
Cory Monteith starred on Glee as Finn Hudson. But a drug overdose sadly took the actor too soon.

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Tommy Ramone, the last surviving member of iconic punk rock group The Ramones, died on Friday, a business associate has confirmed.

He was 62 years old.

Tommy Ramone pic

No further details on Ramone’s death have been released, but his passing was announced by Dave Frey, who works for Ramones Productions and Silent Partner Management.

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Nicole Kelly of Queens, N.Y., is accused of smothering her 11-month-old baby because she "didn’t want him anymore," then giving him a fond Facebook farewell.

Investigators say Kelly told them she had "reached her breaking point" and didn't want her 11-month old boy anymore. And so, she did what she felt she had to.

Police say she wrapped Kiam Felix, Jr. in a sheet last Sunday so he could no longer breathe, then took a shower and methodically got rid of all her baby's things.

Perhaps feeling nostalgic, if not remorseful, Kelly also apparently posted a picture of the baby on her Facebook page with the caption "R.I.P. Tinkabutt."

According to the New York Post and PIX11, that post featured a photo of the baby's dead body; the page has since been taken down from Facebook.

Investigators haven't confirmed or denied the existence of any such photo, but the Post says that, in another Facebook post, Kelly expressed regret:

"Missing my baby boy so much wish there was some way I could bring him back to life I feel horrible knowing he passed away," she allegedly wrote.

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Matt Bendik, a nightclub owner who had been dating Glee star Becca Tobin, was found dead in a Philadelphia hotel room yesterday.

He was 35 years old.

Matt Bendik Picture

Bendik was in town on business, with the actress (who plays Kitty on the hit Fox series) accompanying him and the couple going out with friends for dinner on Wednesday evening.

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