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Yesterday, the Sacramento Bee reported that legendary actress/singer Lena Horne died at the age of 92, citing an obituary in The New York Times.

The only problem? She died on May 9 ... 2010.

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It's unclear how the Bee blew this, but Lena Horne began trending nationally and countless news outlets picked up the story (which they have since taken down).

On Twitter, thousands of users mourned, tweeting condolences as if it just happened.

“Just learned Lena Horne passed away. Saddened. A legend. A true star,” one wrote.

“Crying so hard. I didn’t know that her death would affect me like this!” said another.

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Sailing gold medalist Andrew "Bart" Simpson has died.

The 72-foot-long sailboat he was on capsized in San Francisco Bay. He was practicing for the upcoming America's Cup with the Swedish team Artemis Racing.

He was just 36 years old.

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Simpson was reportedly trapped under the boat for 10 minutes. Another sailor involved in the wreck was injured. The rest of the 13 people on the crew were fine.

He won one Olympic gold medal and one silver medal during his career.

"The entire Artemis team is devastated by what happened," CEO Paul Canyard says in a statement. "Our heartfelt condolences are with Andrew's wife and family."

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Ottavio Missioni, the founder of the Italian fashion brand world famous for its colorful designs and zigzag patterns, died Thursday this morning at his residence in Sumirago, Italy.

He was 92.

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"The Missoni Family announces that Ottavio Missoni passed away peacefully at home at the age of 92, surrounded by his Family," the family said in a statement. "The day and time of his burial will be communicated soon."

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Maureen Oleskiewicz, a 28-year old teacher at Independence Junior High School in Palos Heights, died on Sunday after choking on a hot dog at Wrigley Field.

The tragic incident took place while Oleskiewicz was sitting with her brother Martin around 1 p.m., just prior to the first pitch.

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"They're sitting there eating lunch before the game, looking at the field and the next thing she's on the floor," said Margaret Oleskiewicz, Maureen's mother. "He didn't even know she was in distress and then she's on the floor."

Maureen went into cardiac arrest and never recovered, despite EMT efforts to revive her.

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Jeanne Cooper, a soap opera star best known for her long-running role on The Young and the Restless, passed away this morning from an undisclosed illness.

She was 84 years old.

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Cooper had spent a lot of time in the hospital over the past few weeks and her oldest son, actor Corbin Bernsen, confirmed the sad news today on Twitter.

“She was in peace and without fear," he wrote. "You all have been incredible in your love. In her name, share it today with others.”

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Margaret Groening, the mother of The Simpsons creator Matt Groening and the basis for the beloved Fox animated family matriarch Marge, has died.

She was 94 years old.

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Margaret Groening's death was announced via an obituary in The Oregonian. She passed away in her sleep back on April 22, according to the publication.

Many Groening family details made their way into The Simpsons, among them his mother's maiden name, Wiggum, and his father's name Homer.

Homer Groening, a World War II veteran and cartoonist, died in 1996. In addition to Matt, Margaret is also survived by two daughters ... Lisa and Maggie.

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Cedric Brooks, a Jamaican saxophone player and influential roots musician lauded by many as a reggae great, has passed away at the age of 70.

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One of his sisters, Paulette Keise, said Brooks died Friday of cardiac arrest in Queens. He fell ill years ago, she said, losing his ability to speak.

Brooks began his quietly legendary music career in the late 1960s as a studio musician, playing in songs such as Burning Spear's "Door Peep."

He had hits with trumpeter David Madden including "Money Maker" and "Mystic Mood" and was part of the Jamaican ska band The Skatalites.

He is survived by seven children and four sisters.

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Actor/Newscaster Mario Machado has died. He passed away this weekend at the age of 78, from complications due to pneumonia.

Machado, born in Shanghai, China, became Los Angeles' first Asian-American news anchor in 1967, for KHJ-TV.

He went on to portray a newscaster in various films, including ScarfaceRocky III, and the Robocop movies.

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Machado had been ill for some time with Parkinson's disease. He died at a West Hills convalescent facility.

He will be missed.

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John Williamson, widely considered to be a leading pioneeer of the sexual revolution that took place in the 1960s, has died at the age of 80.

The co-founder of Topanga Canyon's Sandstone Retreat, where nudity and free love occurred with abandon, died of cancer in Reno, Nev.

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Williamson and his wife, Barbara, had lived on a Northern Nevada ranch for 18 years, taking in abandoned lions, tigers, cougars and other big cats.

They were together for 47 years.

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