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Conrad Bain, an actor who will always be connected with the sitcom Diff'rent Strokes, died Monday night in California. He was 89.

Conrad Bain Pics

Sources confirmed the passing to TMZ, although few other details are available at this time.

The veteran actor grew into a household name by portraying Phillip Drummond on the aforementioned series, acting opposite Gary Coleman and Todd Bridges throughout the 1980s.

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Mindy McCready is mourning the death of her "life partner," singer-songwriter David Wilson, who died at home in in Heber Springs, Ark., last night undisclosed causes.

The couple had been together for about two years.

David Wilson, Mindy McCready

Wilson was the father of her 9-month-old son, Zayne. Country singer McCready, 37, also has an older son, Zander, with country singer Billy McKnight.

"David was my soulmate," McCready said in a statement.

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Aaron Swartz, a programmer and Internet activist who co-founded a company that would eventually become Reddit, committed suicide Friday in N.Y. City.

And no, tragically, it's not a hoax, unlike so many memorable recent items emerging from Reddit. His lawyer confirmed the surprising news earlier today.

He was only 26 years old.

Swartz

"The tragic and heartbreaking information you received is, regrettably, true," confirmed Swartz' attorney, Elliot R. Peters of Kecker and Van Nest, via email.

MIT's student newspaper The Tech was the first to report the suicide of Swartz, who had hinted at battles with depression numerous times in the past.

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Rebbie Jackson, Michael's older sister and perhaps the lowest-profile Jackson sibling, is in mourning following the death of her husband, Nathaniel Brown.

Rebbie Jackson Pic

Rebbie and Nathaniel wed in 1968 (!) and have three kids, Stacee, 40, Yashi, 35, and Austin, 27.

Jackson's son, Michael's nephew, posted on Twitter, "I love you Dad... Thank you for showing me unconditional love and the example of being a good person."

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Freddy E, a Seattle-based rapper known for his JerkTV videos on YouTube, has committed suicide. He was 22 years old.

The medical examiner confirmed yesterday that the artist (real name: Frederick E. Buhl) killed himself on Saturday via a rifle shot to the head. Especially disturbing? He Tweeted the final moments of his life.

Freddy E

"If there's a God then He's calling me back home," Freddy wrote on Saturday morning. "This barrel never felt so good next to my dome. It's cold & I'd rather die than live alone."

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David R. Ellis, a movie director who was behind the camera for Snakes on a Plane and Final Destination 2, passed away yesterday. He was 60 years old.

Director photo

The cause of Ellis' death - which took place in Johannesburg, South Africa - is unknown at this time, but he was working on an anime-adaption of Kite with Samuel L. Jackson.

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L.A. TV icon Huell Howser has passed away.

The California's Gold travel host was 67.

H Howser

A rep for KCET tells TMZ that Howser died in his L.A. home late Sunday night of natural causes. Details surrounding his death have not been released.

Huell hosted his California travel show for 18 seasons, and only recently retired in November after completing over 440 episodes. He will be missed.

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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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