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Chandler Wiliams, an Arena League football player who spent the 2012 season with the Tampa Bay Storm, died yesterday in South Florida. He was 27 years old.

Chandler Wiliams

Details are scarce, but the cause of death is likely heart-related, as Williams passed away during a flag football tournament in South Florida.

He had been a seventh-round draft pick of the Minnesota Vikings in 2007.

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Patti Page, a legend in the world of music who recorded 50 albums throughout her career, died yesterday in California. She was 85 years old.

Patti Page Album

Page started singing way back in 1947, becoming the first successful artist for Mercury Records. She'll likely be remembered most for the tracks "Tennessee Waltz" and "(How Much Is That) Doggie in the Window."

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New information has come in regarding the death of a paparazzi member who was trailing Justin Bieber's car in Los Angeles last night.

TMZ has identified the celebrity gossip reporter as Chris Guerra.

Justin Bieber in Black

Guerra was reportedly trailing Bieber throughout New Year's Day, phoning someone associated with his photo agency around 5:30 p.m. and telling him Bieber's car had just pulled into the Beverly Hills Four Seasons.

Guerra then told his colleague that Bieber's Ferrari was pulling away and he had to follow it.

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Sad news today out of the world of professional basketball.

Authorities have confirmed the death of Scott Sterling, the 32-year old son of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling.

Details are still coming in, but detectives arrived at Scott's Malibu home around 11:30 last night and reportedly discovered Scott's body; it is believed he died of a drug overdose.

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Donald Sterling purchased the Clippers in 1981.

The team has enjoyed little success ever since, but it currently owns the best record in the NBA and became just the third squad in league history to complete an undefeated month in December.

Our thoughts go out to the Sterling family.

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Tragic movie news to report as we bid farewell to 2012:

Oscar-winning sound editor Michael Hopkins has been killed in a fatal rafting accident in his native New Zealand, according to reports. He was only 53 years old.

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He won Oscars for the The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers in 2003 and King Kong in 2006. He also worked on Blade Runner, Superman, Octopussy and Transformers.

Hopkins first worked with director Peter Jackson on his 1992 movie Braindead, and was also part of Jackson's team for Heavenly Creatures and The Frighteners.

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Timothy Henry Gray, a homeless man, died under a railroad overpass in Wyoming - just before learning he stood to inherit $19 million from a reclusive New Yorker.

Eccentric Huguette Clark (pictured) who died in 2011 and left nothing of her $300 million fortune to her family in her will, but relatives challenged the document.

That meant her great-nephew Gray, 60, stood to inherit $19 million.

H Clark

Sadly, children playing on sleds discovered Gray's body in the snow on Thursday. The former cowboy died of hypothermia in the 10-degree Evanston, Wyoming weather.

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A look back at this epic year in celebrity news would not be complete without reflecting upon some of the brightest stars who said goodbye to us in 2012.

Here are 12 of the most notable pop culture figures - from singers to actors to authors and even historical figures - who passed away this year:

12. Donna Summer, disco's queen, became synonymous with an entire genre of music with hits like "Love to Love You Baby" and "Last Dance."

11. Ray Bradbury was an author ahead of even his sci-fi time.

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Chicago mobster Frank Calabrese Sr., a known hit man who strangled victims and slit throats, died earlier this week in a federal prison at the age of 75.

Calabrese passed away Tuesday at the Butner Federal Medical Center, said Ed Ross, a spokesman for the North Carolina Federal Bureau of Prisons.

Frank Calabrese Sr.

Ross had no information on the cause of death, though Calabrese claimed in 2009 to be suffering from a host of ailments, including an enlarged heart.

"It's very emotional right now because there were two sides to my dad, and I miss the good side," son Frank Calabrese Jr. told the Chicago Sun-Times.

The younger Calabrese isn't kidding about his mixed emotions; he actually helped put his father away by secretly recording him boasting about mob killings.

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Retired four-star U.S. Army Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf, who led allied forces to a routing of Iraq in the 1991 Persian Gulf War, has died at the age of 78.

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President Obama called Schwarzkopf's death a loss of an "American original," adding:

"From his decorated service in Vietnam to the historic liberation of Kuwait and his leadership of U.S. Central Command, General Schwarzkopf stood tall for the country and Army he loved."

"Our prayers are with the Schwarzkopf family, who tonight can know that his legacy will endure in a nation that is more secure because of his patriotic service."

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Ray Collins, a musician who invited a guitarist named Frank Zappa to join the band that eventually became the Mothers of Invention, has died aged 76.

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Collins was instrumental to Zappa's early career, asking him to join the Soul Giants in 1964. By 1966, the covers band were the Mothers of Invention.

Collins contributed vocals on three albums before he left, disenchanted with their comedic style. Collins passed away five days after a heart attack on Monday.

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