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Deacon Jones, one of the greatest defensive players in NFL history, passed away last night at his home in Southern California. He was 74 years old.

Sources confirm that Jones, a 14-year veteran who played from 1961-1974, died of natural causes.

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"Deacon Jones was one of the greatest players in NFL history. Off the field, he was a true giant," said Redskins general manager Bruce Allen, whose father, George, coached Jones with the Los Angeles Rams. "His passion and spirit will continue to inspire those who knew him. He was a cherished member of the Allen family and I will always consider him my big brother."

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The Discovery Channel series Storm Chasers is mourning the loss of its own this weekend.

On Friday, Tim Samaras, his son Paul and co-worker Carl Young were among nine who died when a tornado made its way through El Reno, Oklahoma.

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Samaras founded TWISTEX, the Tactical Weather Instrumented Sampling in Tornadoes Experiment, and that company released a statement on its Facebook page in light of the tragic news:

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Very, very sad news this week for Bruno Mars:

The musician's mother, Bernadette Hernandez, died suddenly of a brain aneurysm. She was only 55 years old.

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A publicist for the singer's music label confirmed that the passing took place yesterday at Queens Medical Center in Honolulu. No other details are available at this time.

Hernandez was a hula dancer and a singer who immigrated from the Philippines. She helped support and nurture her son's music interest from a young age.

Our thoughts go out to Bruno and his loved ones.

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Jean Stapleton, a veteran actress best known for her role as Edith Bunker on All in the Family, passed away today. She was 90 years old.

The beloved star's loved ones confirm that Stapleton died of natural causes.

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The actress appeared opposite Carroll O’Connor (as Archie Bunker) on the iconic sitcom, earning three Emmy Awards in the process.

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Rona Newton-John, the older sister of actress Olivia Newton-John, passed away on May 24, just a month after being diagnosed with a brain tumor. She was 70 years old.

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“She was surrounded by the love of her four children-Fiona, Brett, Tottie and Emerson and her wonderful friends,” the actress wrote on her Facebook page. “I will miss her forever-my beautiful, smart, talented, funny, brave sister Rona.”

The former Grease star overcame a cancer diagnosis herself 20 years ago.

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Cullen Finnerty, a star quarterback at Grand Valley State who briefly played in the NFL for the Baltimore Ravens and Denver Broncos, has been found dead.

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Details are still coming him and the cause of death will remain unknown until an autopsy is performed, but Finnerty disappeared on Sunday and his corpse turned up last night in the woods of northern Michigan.

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Zach Sobiech, who fought bone cancer since his osteosarcoma diagnosis at 14, succumbed to the disease after a long battle. He died at age 18.

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The Children’s Cancer Research Fund reported on its website:

“Zach was at home and at peace with those he loved most. Zach’s life ended just as he lived, embraced by the love of his family, friends, grace and music.”

Zach wrote, recorded and released “Clouds,” a song about facing death, on YouTube in December; it’s been viewed at least three million times since.

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