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John Pinette, a comedian best known for being the man who got mugged on the Seinfeld series finale, was found dead in his Pittsburgh hotel room today.

He was 50 years old.

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The Allegheny County medical examiner's office says Pinette’s death took place around 2:30 PM and that foul play is not suspected.

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Because she's that big of a star these days, it's been all over the Internet this week that Miley Cyrus' dog died.

The singer described her pain over the loss as "unbearable" and Miley even broke down on stage at one point, overcome with grief. 

A bit melodramatic, sure, but we understand. Losing a pet can be tough, particularly when the death happens in a violent, unexpected fashion as we just learned was the case with Miley's dog, Floyd.

A backup dancer posted a comment on Instagram about Floyd, expressing his condolences (seriously, when celebrities mourn, the whole world mourns.

But when a friend commented on it asking what happened, the dancer accidentally revealed that the dog was killed by a coyote.

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Miley Cyrus is not in the mood to Twerk, pose topless or spit on any audience members.

Her dog has passed away.

The 21-year old announced the sad news via Twitter last night, telling followers:

"I don’t wanna say it because I don’t want it to be real… But my precious baby Floyd has passed away.. I am broken."

Cyrus later added another photo (above, right) and another Tweet, making it clear just how difficult this event is to deal with.

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Frankie Knuckles DJ and house music pioneer, died Monday. He was 59.

The "godfather," a Chicago resident, "died unexpectedly" at home, his longtime business partner Frederick Dunson confirmed to the Chicago Tribune.

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Bronx-born Frankie Warren Knuckles Jr. (yup, his real name) honed his DJ skills in NYC, moving to Chicago in the late '70s as the disco scene was dying.

Along with a group of house music innovators, the young Knuckles went on to become a cult hero overseas in Europe's rave-oriented club scene.

Also a producer, Knuckles went on to work with some of music's biggest stars, including Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Depeche Mode, and Diana Ross.

Morales, along with Knuckles' successors, mourned his passing Monday.

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Kate O'Mara of Dynasty fame has passed away. The actress was 74.

She became household name for playing Joan Collins' sister on the iconic show. Kate O'Mara died Sunday following a short illness, reports indicate.

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Her agent says the actress passed away in a Sussex, England nursing home this morning, though it's not clear what illness O'Mara was suffering from.

O'Mara's manipulative Dynasty character, named Cassandra "Caress" Morell, made her show debut in 1986, and made a major impact for two seasons.

Kate most recently acted in a theater production back in 2012.

R.I.P. to O'Mara and these other stars we've lost in 2014:

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Veteran character actor James Rebhorn died on Friday from skin cancer at the age of 65, but not before a final curtain call of sorts: his own obituary.

James Rebhorn's career is familiar to many fans of film and television, spanning decades and comprised of quality roles too numerous to list here.

But with his obituary, we have been given a rare glimpse into his life, as written by Rebhorn himself. While tragic, it is also quite wonderful in a sense.

Read the actor's farewell in his own words below ...

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James Robert Rebhorn was born on Sept. 1, 1948, in Philadelphia, PA. His mother, Ardell Frances Rebhorn, nee Hoch, loved him very much and supported all his dreams.

She taught him the value of good manners and courtesy, and that hospitality is no small thing. His father, James Harry Rebhorn, was no less devoted to him.

From him, Jim learned that there is no excuse for poor craftsmanship. A job well done rarely takes more or less time than a job poorly done.

They gave him his faith and wisely encouraged him to stay in touch with God.

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Dave Brockie, the lead singer of heavy metal band Gwar, was found dead early Sunday morning, sitting upright in a chair at his home in Richmond, Virginia.

He was 50 years old.

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Known as “Oderus Urungus” and the frontman for a group worshipped by Beavis & Butthead on their MTV series, the cause of Brockie's death is unknown at this time.

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Fred Phelps, the controversial preacher who founded the Westboro Baptist Church, passed away this week at the Shawnee County facility in Topeka.

He was 84 years old.

Phelps’ son, Tim, confirmed the death to Kansas First News.

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Members of the Westboro Baptist Church are infamous for protesting at funerals of soldiers with signs with messages such as “Thank God for dead soldiers,” and “Thank God for 9/11."

They believe these deaths are God’s punishment for American immorality and tolerance of homosexuality and abortion.

The organization has also celebrated Cory Monteith's told, telling Lea Michele to kill herself, and referred to Taylor Swift as a whore.

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Scott Asheton, the drummer for the influential punk rock band the Stooges, has died at age 64. His rep confirmed the tragedy but no details were provided.

Asheton was part of the Stooges when they formed in 1967 in Ann Arbor, Mich. His older brother, Ron Asheton, was the group's guitarist. He died in 2009.

Bandleader Iggy Pop posted on his Facebook page Sunday that he's "never heard anyone play the drums with more meaning than Scott Asheton."

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"He was like my brother," Pop said. "He and Ron have left a huge legacy to the world. The Ashetons have always been and continue to be a second family to me."

The rocker concluded of his friend, "My thoughts are with his sister Kathy, his wife Liz and his daughter Leanna, who was the light of his life."

Asheton suffered from undisclosed illnesses as far back as 2011 and was unable to perform at summer music festivals in Europe with the Stooges.

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