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Don Perry, a top level executive in the public relations department of Chick-fil-A, died today of a heart attack.

Sad news for Perry's family and friends no matter what the circumstance, but a noteworthy celebrity gossip story because that chain has come under major attack recently after its President came out against gay marriage.

A store opening in California yesterday was met with protest and controversy.

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In recent weeks, Perry had spoke out on numerous occasions in defense of the company's practices.

"Don was a member of our Chick-fil-A family for nearly 29 years," said Chick-fil-A in a statement. "He was a well-respected and well-liked media executive in the Atlanta and University of Georgia communities, and we will all miss him.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with his family."

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Chad Everett, a television actor best known for his work on Medical Center from 1969-1976, has passed away. He was 75.

The star lost a battle with lung cancer at his home in Los Angeles yesterday, according to The Associated Press. Everett's daughter confirmed the news.

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A Golden Globe-nominated actor, Everett also appeared on The Love Boat, Melrose Place and more recently on episodes of Supernatural and Castle.

He also took on big screen roles that includes The Firechasers and Gus Van Sant's Psycho.

Everett is survived by two daughters and six grandchildren. His wife of 45 years, and fellow Medical Center co-star, Shelby Grant, passed away last year.

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Of the 12 victims who were killed by James Holmes in Aurora, Colorado last Friday, three of them died as true heroes, saving the lives of their girlfriends through acts of strength and bravery.

The New York Daily News has paid tribute to each one.

Aurora Shooting Victims

Jon Blunk took Jansen Young to the midnight showing of The Dark Knight Rises in celebration of her graduation from veterinarian school.

“He’s a hero, and he’ll never be forgotten. Jon took a bullet for me," Young tearfully told the newspaper, while her mother explained than Blunk shoved her daughter to the ground when Holmes opened fire.

“He was 6-feet-2, in incredible shape, which is why he was able to push her down under the seats of the theater,” said Young's mother. “He pushed her down on the floor and laid down on top of her and he died there.”

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Sherman Hemsley, the actor who created one of the most memorable characters in sitcom history, died today of at his home in El Paso. He was 74.

Hemsley starred first on All My Family and later on The Jeffersons as George Jefferson. He was also a professional singer who released a single in 1989 titled "Ain't that A Kick in the Head."

TMZ first reported Hemsley's passing and has no news on the cause of his death. The actor does not leave behind any wife or children.

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Sally Ride, the first American woman to ever go into space, passed away today after a 17-month battle with pancreatic cancer. She was 61.

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Ride's company, Sally Ride Science, made the announcement a couple hours ago and said Sally died in California.

Ride joined NASA in 1978 and rocketed into space six years later. She was also the youngest American to enter space - at age 32 - at the time.

In 1987, Ride left NASA to work at Stanford's Center for International Security and Arms Control. We send our thoughts to her friends and family.

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Tragic news today for Usher and his estranged ex-wife, Tameka Foster:

Kyle Glover, Tameka's 11-year old son from a previous relationship, has been taken off life support and has passed away two weeks after suffering irreversible brain damage in a jet skiing accident.

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The fatal injury occurred on Lake Lanier in Atlanta on July 8, as Kyle was riding on an inner tube when he was struck by a passer-by in a jet ski. That individual is named Jeffrey S. Hubbard and is in under investigation for his actions.

Doctors quickly determined that Kyle was medically brain dead and he had been on life support in the hospital until this morning.

The tragedy took place while Usher and Foster were engaged in a contentious custody fight for the two kids they share. But that court battle has now taken a backseat to the sad circumstances surrounding Glover.

We send our thoughts and prayer to his family.

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Our thoughts and prayer go out to all victims of the senseless shooting inside a Colorado movie theater early this morning.

But we take this time to recognize Jessica Ghawi, a 24-year old aspiring sportscaster who lost her life in the attack, because her tragic story is almost impossible to believe.

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Ghawi, who wrote a blog under the name Jessica Redfield, posted a recent entry in which she detailed just how fortunate she had been to narrowly escape a fatal mall shooting in Toronto last month that left one person dead and seven injured.

"What started off as a trip to the mall to get sushi and shop, ended up as a day that has forever changed my life," Ghawi wrote, explaining how a last-second decision to eat a different meal for dinner caused her to escape - by minutes - the gunman who opened fire in the food court she had planned to be in.

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Kitty Wells, dubbed by many as the "Queen of Country Music," died this morning from complications of a stroke. She was 92.

The artist struck is big in 1952 with "It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels."

In all, she totaled 35 top 10 hits on the country charts - including "Making Believe" and "Mommy For a Day" - and continued to tour all the way up until 2000.

Wells was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1976 and received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Grammys in 1991.

Current stars such as Taylor Swift, Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood have all cited Wells as a major influence eon their careers, with Swift Tweeting upon hearing this sad news:

1st female country superstar Kitty Wells dies. Without Kitty Wells, there might be no Taylor Swift.”

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Sage Stallone, Sylvester Stallone's son, has died. He was 36.

The details surrounding the death are still unclear, but reports indicate that he was found in his L.A. apartment by either a maid or his girlfriend.

Paramedics were called to the home and pronounced him dead at the scene, with a prescription drug overdose the likely reason for his demise.

Sage Stallone

The prescription drug element to this story has not been confirmed at this time; however, Stallone's death earlier today has been confirmed.

Authorities are trying to determine if the death was intentional or accidental, but The Expendables 2 star Sylvester is said to be a "wreck."

Sage Stallone famously made his film debut alongside his father in the 1990 movie Rocky 5, playing the role of Rocky's son Robert Balboa.

Sage was the oldest of Sylvester's five kids, and his first of two with his first wife Sasha Czack. Our hearts go out to his family and friends.

UPDATE: Sylvester Stallone's rep, Michelle Bega, says he is "devastated and grief-stricken over the sudden loss of his son Sage Stallone."

"His compassion and thoughts are with Sage's mother, Sasha. Sage was a very talented and wonderful young man. His loss will be felt forever."

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British police are investigating the possibility that heiress Eva Rausing may have died of a drug overdose up to a week before her body was found by police.

She was discovered dead Tuesday at her multimillion dollar London home.

Eva's husband, UK billionaire Hans Kristian Rausing, 49, is still being treated in hospital today after being arrested on Tuesday when detectives discovered the body of Eva, 48, during a bedroom search of the couple’s home.

He had been stopped for driving erratically earlier in the day and found to have drugs on his person. He is being investigated in her death.

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As part of the investigation into what detectives are describing as Eva's “unexplained” death, they are examining how long she might have lain dead and why.

A postmortem Tuesday proved inconclusive and further tests are being carried out to establish the cause of death, which could've taken place up to a week ago.

Police from the London Metropolitan police’s homicide and serious crime command unit have yet to interview Rausing, who remains under arrest but had been transferred to the hospital for treatment, with police officers present.

Eva and Hans were both friends of Prince Charles. She was a trustee of and major donor to his pet architecture charity, The Prince's Foundation for Building Community, and was a co-patron of Action on Addiction with Kate Middleton.

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