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Tony Gwynn, a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame and one of the best hitters in the history of the national pastime, died this morning at the age of 54.

The San Diego Padres, for whom Gwynn played and accumulated 3,141 hits from 1982-2001, confirmed his death on its official Twitter feed Monday.

"We are terribly sad to say goodbye to our teammate, our friend and a legend, Tony Gwynn. Rest in peace, Mr. Padre," the team posted just moments ago.

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The baseball legend had been battling salivary gland cancer, a fight he began in 2009 when a malignant tumor was removed from his right cheek.

Gwynn claimed that the cancer in the salivary gland was a result of his longtime habit of chewing tobacco. The cancer returned twice after 2009.

He underwent surgery in early 2012; in each case Gwynn valiantly fought back with the positive attitude, patience and resolve he showed on the field.

Gwynn's physical appearance - not even 6' and over 200 pounds - defied his athleticism; his frame was a self-described "body by Betty Crocker."

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Beloved radio icon Casey Kasem passed away this morning at the age of 82.

His daughter Kerri confirmed the news via Facebook, writing, "Even though we know he is in a better place and no longer suffering, we are heartbroken."

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Kasem is best known as the original voice of the American Top 40 countdown, and for millions of Americans, Kasem's trademark voice is as much a part of the history of pop music as the songs themselves.

Sadly, in his final days, a legal battle over Kasem's care overshadowed the Detroit native's inestimable contribution to the world of broadcasting.

After a long battle with Parkinson's Disease and dementia, Kasem was removed from life support earlier this week. 

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Rik Mayall, a British comedian/actor known for a number of sitcom and movie roles, died today at his home in London.

He was 56 years old.

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Mayall was seriously injured in a bicycle accident in 1998 and remained in a coma for several days at the time.

But he was just filming last week in Portugal and it is not believed his passing is related to that unfortunate incident.

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Don Zimmer - a former Major League Baseball player, manager and coach who spent a total of 66 years in a professional uniform - passed away yesterday.

He was 83 years old.

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Zimmer played alongside Jackie Robinson on the last Brookyln Dodgers team to win a World Series and then served as bench coach to Joe Torre during the Yankees’ dynasty in the 1990s.

He also managed a total of 13 seasons and was serving as the senior advisor on the Tampa Bay Rays at the time of his death.

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The television world is dealing with an unexpected loss today.

Following a fall in her bathroom in San Antonio Sunday morning, Ann B. Davis died of a subdural hematoma, never regaining consciousness after the tragic stumble.

In the wake of this sad news, many have taken to Twitter in order to mourn the Emmy-winning actress behind Alice on The Brady Bunch...

Christina Applegate: Ann B Davis. How many mornings I have spent with you. " oh Alice". RIP.

Andy Cohen: happy to hear that Ann B. Davis was still alive! then sad to hear she died.  double edge sword there. #RIP #SamTheButcher #Alice #Tiger.

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Ann B. Davis, the actress behind Alice on The Brady Bunch, fell in her bathroom today, suffering a subdural hematoma and never regaining consciousness.

She was 88 years old.

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Despite her age, Davis' death came as a surprise to the couple with whom she lived.

One roommate tells TMZ that Davis was in good health, walking downstairs on Saturday evening to say goodnight.

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Tovar Rascon, a 33-year old “banda” musician, was shot and killed at a restaurant in Mexico City last night.

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The Phoenix native was dining inside Ciudad Obregon, according to The Associated Press, when two gunmen entered and show him at close range.

He died on the way to the hospital.

It’s tragically not unusual for singers in Mexico to be murdered, but these victims typically perform “narcocorridos" that celebrate the exploits of drug traffickers; or have ties to local gangs.

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Maya Angelou passed away this week at the age of 86.

The iconic poet and author was one of the few truly impactful individuals in her field, touching the lives of everyone who read her moving works.

"With a kind word and a strong embrace, she had the ability to remind us that we are all God's children; that we all have something to offer,” President Obama said upon learning the news.

What did other stars have to say about the death of Maya Angelou? We've collected a sampling of their mourning words below...

Often attributed to others, this is one of Maya Angelou's most famous quotes.

Bill Clinton: With Maya Angelou's passing, America has lost a national treasure; and Hillary and I, a beloved friend. The poems and stories she wrote and read to us in her commanding voice were gifts of wisdom and wit, courage and grace.

Alyssa Milano: Rest with the angels, Maya Angelou.

Kris Jenner: The world has lost a truly remarkable activist, educator and an inspiration to all.

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