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John Ingle died Sunday at the age of 84.

On Monday, the actor best known for his work on General Hospital was remembered as a "Father, Husband, Grandan, Great Grandan, Brother, Uncle, Friend, Teacher, Inspirer and Mentor" by his family in a touching Facebook post.

Ingle

"May You Soar with the Angels. You will forever hold a special place in the deepest corners of our hearts," his family wrote, as tributes from his peers poured in.

Frank Valentini, executive producer of the daytime soap, took to Twitter to share thoughts on the passing of the star that brought Edward Quartermaine to life:

"With great sadness, I share the news of John Ingle's passing. We love him and will miss him. John will always be a part of the #GH family."

Ingle made his final appearance on the show just last week. John's wife, Grace-Lynne Martin, passed away in February 2012. They had five children together.

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Joe South, the man behind many classic songs in the 1960s and 1970s, has passed away. He was 72.

According to The Associated Press, South's music publisher confirmed his client's death yesterday and cited an apparent heart attack at Joe's home in northeast Georgia as the cause.

Joe South

"He's one of the greatest songwriters of all time. His songs have touched so many lives. He's such a wonderful guy and loved by many," said Butch Lowery, president of the Lowery Group.

South performed on Aretha Franklin's "Chain of Fools" and Bob Dylan's "Blonde on Blonde" and wrote such hits as "Games People Play" and "Walk a Mile in My Shoes." He won the Grammys for Best Contemporary Song and Song of the Year for the former track.

Our thoughts go out to South's loved ones.

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Mark Abrahamian, the lead guitarist for the band Starship, suffered a heart attack following a concert in Nebraska Sunday night and passed away. He was 46.

According to The Associated Press, Abrahamian collapsed in the group's dressing room following a performance in Norfolk. He was then taken to the hospital and pronounced dead.

Wrote Starship on Facebook:

"We are all shocked and saddened at the sudden loss of our guitar player Mark Abrahamian. Mark was a kind, thoughtful and innovative soul. He was also a friend and family member. Mark also happened to be one hell of a guitar player. We are devastated by the loss of our brother and just dealing with it the best we can."

Abrahamian joined the band - whose hits include "We Built This City" and "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now" - over a decade ago. We send our thoughts and prayer to his family and friends.

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About six weeks after he suffered a cardiac arrest and needed his fiancee - Omarosa Manigault - to revive him and get him to the hospital, actor Michael Clarke Duncan has passed away. He was 54.

Best known for his role in The Green Mile and most recently a series regular on Fox's The Finder, Duncan reportedly died unexpectedly, though he was hospitalized at the time.

TMZ sources say Omarosa's mother was at Duncan's side, while the former Apprentice star herself simply left the room for a short while and returned to the horrible news.

Michael Clarke Duncan in The Green Mile

While details are sketchy at the moment, the actor's rep says his client never fully recovered from last month's myocardial infarction. The rep adds in a statement:

"[Omarosa] Manigault is grateful for all of your prayers and asks for privacy at this time. Celebrations of his life, both private and public, will be announced at a later date."

Prior to his Oscar nomination for The Green Mile, the 6'5", 300-pound Duncan served as bodyguard for such stars as Will Smith, Martin Lawrence, Jamie Foxx, LL Cool J and Notorious B.I.G.

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Our thoughts and prayers go out to Robin Roberts today.

The Good Morning America co-anchor - who is taking an extended leave of absence in order to receive a bone marrow transplant from her sister in response to a rare blood disorder - is now faced with a new personal tragedy:

Her mother passed away last night.

Robin Roberts in NYC

Lucimarian Tolliver Roberts was 88 years old and the first African American to head Mississippi's Board of Education.

Roberts flew to Mississippi yesterday to be by her ailing parent's bedside and her GMA colleague George Stephanopoulos confirmed today that Robin did at least make it there in time to say goodbye.

A note was distributed to ABC staff members last night that referred to Robin's "beautiful and inspiring mother" and added: "It has always been clear where Robin got her strength, faith and spirit. You didn't need to look far."

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Chris Lighty, hip hop mogul and longtime manager of big names such as 50 Cent, Diddy, Ja Rule and Mariah Carey, was found dead in NYC this morning.

Lighty apparently died from a self-inflicted gunshot would to the head.

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According to law enforcement sources, the 44-year-old Lighty's body was found by police around 11:30 a.m. in the back yard of his Bronx apartment.

Chris Lighty was pronounced dead on the scene, where a semi-automatic firearm was recovered. The death is being investigated as a possible suicide.

TMZ reports that he had been in an argument with his ex-wife and shot himself; the duo divorced last year and Lighty hadn't been the same since.

Our condolences to those who knew and loved Chris.

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Sylvester Stallone's half-sister, Toni-Ann Filiti, died Sunday night at age 48 after an extended fight with lung cancer, according to multiple news reports.

It's been a summer filled with tragedy for The Expendables 2 star, whose son Sage Stallone also passed away at 36 of yet-to-be determined causes.

Sly Stallone

Filiti entered UCLA's ICU August 10, where doctors had "done everything" they could. Prior to her hospitalization, she had been living with her mom.

Filiti's son and Stallone's nephew, Edd Filiti, had accused the actor, on Facebook, of neglecting Sage Stallone in recent years. He recanted that claim.

Filiti was married twice and had a son, Edd, with second husband Louis D'Alto, an actor who appeared in several Stallone vehicles. They split in 2001.

Our thoughts go out to Stallone and his family.

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Neil Armstrong has died at the age of 82.

Modest and quiet, the self-described "nerdy engineer" became a global hero with "one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind" on July 20, 1969.

That one small step was onto the moon, the first time such a thing had ever been done and marking the pinnacle of 20th Century space explorations.

Armstrong

His first words after setting foot on the surface will forever be etched in history books and in the memories of those who heard them in a live broadcast.

Armstrong and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin spent nearly three hours walking on the lunar surface, collecting samples, conducting experiments and taking photos.

"The sights were simply magnificent, beyond any visual experience that I had ever been exposed to," Armstrong said in an interview years later.

In all, 12 American astronauts walked on the moon between 1969 and 1972, but none more famously than the Ohio native on Apollo 11.

Armstrong died following complications resulting from cardiovascular procedures, a statement from his family said. It didn't say where or when.

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Comedian Phyllis Diller, a groundbreaking comedian who paved the way for female comics in the generations that followed, has died at the age of 95.

Diller recently hurt her wrist and hip in a fall, and her health had been on the decline ever since. She had been living in hospice care at her home.

The mother of three children, Diller passed away in Brentwood, Calif.

Diller deconstructed the role of homemaker, a role society expected to be immaculate following popular sitcoms of the times like Leave it to Beaver.

Her humor was self-deprecating. Her appearance - loud and proud clothing, eccentric makeup and crazily teased hair - went against stereotypes.

She was loud, raw and, at times, chaotic as she took on subjects like her fictional husband and child-bearing with her signature, lingering cackle.

But perhaps the most signature part of Diller's routine was her singular, lingering cackle, which alone would announce her entrance to a room.

Diller's fame wasn't deeply rooted in her own ill-fated TV starring vehicles: The Pruitts of Southampton and The Beautiful Phyllis Diller Show.

Rather it was her status as a comedienne - and mainstay on entertainment game shows and talk shows - that cemented her place in Hollywood history.

Other stars we've lost in the past 48 hours: Scott McKenzie and Tony Scott.

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Scott McKenzie, whose hit single "San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair)" became a beloved anthem of the late 1960s, has died.

He was 73 years old.

McKenzie had been suffering from Guillain-Barre Syndrome, a disease that impacts the nervous system. His website confirmed McKenzie's death:

"Scott had been very ill recently and passed away in his home after two weeks in hospital. Farewell our much loved and wonderful friend."

Scott's "San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair)" became one of the best known songs during 1967's famed "Summer of Love."

The song, which McKenzie sang, had been written by his childhood friend, John Phillips, who went on to form The Mamas and the Papas.

In addition to two albums, McKenzie worked and found fame as a songwriter, penning the catchy 1988 tune "Kokomo" for The Beach Boys.