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Cynthia Lynn, one of the last surviving members of the hit '60s comedy Hogan's Heroes, has died at the age of 76. Her daughter, Lisa Brando, confirmed the news.

Lynn played Colonel Klink's secretary Fraulein Helga, the pretty blonde with braided hair, during the show's first season and throughout the series' six seasons.

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Lynn passed from sudden multiple organ failure in Panorama City, Ca., and is survived by daughter Brando, whose father was late actor Marlon Brando.

Screen and stage legend Brando met Lynn on the set of 1964's Bedtime Stories. Lisa took to Facebook on Monday to mourn the loss of her mother.

"May all the fans of my mother light candles for her tonight... And pray for us all and her loving fiance that is beside himself right now," she wrote.

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Sheila MacRae, an actress and singer best known for playing Alice Kramden in the '60s version of The Honeymooners, died on Thursday. She was 92.

She died at the Lillian Booth Actors Home in Englewood, N.J., her daughter Heather MacRae said of the star, who portrayed Alice from 1966-1970.

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Alice, the long-suffering, tough-talking wife of Ralph Kramden (Jackie Gleason), became a fixture in the “Honeymooners” sketches on The Jackie Gleason Show.

For 26 years, MacRae was married to Gordon MacRae, a singer-actor best known for starring in the movie versions of musicals Oklahoma! and Carousel.

The MacRaes performed as a duo for nearly a decade in nightclubs, on TV and in concerts across the U.S., and appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show.

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Rapper Speaker Knockerz is dead at the age of 19. His body was found inside a South Carolina home on Thursday, the Richland County Coroner's office confirms.

The medical examiner said play is not suspected and a preliminary autopsy found no sign of trauma. The results of a toxicology test on the body are pending.

A cause of death is unknown and an investigation is ongoing.

Speaker Knockerz may have been missing for at least two days, police say.

A Facebook user who identified herself as the rapper's mother said that the talented teenager was last seen Tuesday night while in a black Camaro.

"It's not like him not to communicate or come home for this long period of time," Mesha Wilson reportedly wrote on the Internet. "I pray that my son is ok."

Born Derek McAllister, the rapper was discovered in his garage, and online.

Though unsigned, the rapper's videos on YouTube average somewhere between 200,000 to 3 million views, making him a viral sensation in the genre.

#RIPSpeakerKnockerz became a top Twitter trend in the U.S. Friday.

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Geoff Edwards, the beloved 1970s and 1980s host of game shows such as Jackpot! and two incarnations of Treasure Hunt, passed away Wednesday at St. John’s hospital in Santa Monica.

He was 83 years old.

Edwards was also well known as a radio DJ and actor, stopping by Petticoat Junction, I Dream of Jeannie and Diff’rent Strokes for various guest star appearances.

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“Geoff was one of the cleverest, funniest radio and television personalities I’ve worked with,” said fellow game show host Wink Martindale, who worked with Edwards at KMPC in Los Angeles.

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Autumn Radtke, an executive with the troubled online currency company Bitcoin, was found dead in her apartment on February 28.

She was 28 years old.

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Radtke - who is being described as the "American CEO" of Bitcoin, despite such a position not technically existing - was discovered inside her Singapore residence, with local authorities awaiting toxicology test results to determine the cause of death.  

But she is believed to have taken her own life.

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Around 700 mourners gathered in Atlanta on Sunday to remember Sarah Jones, the camera assistant killed last month while working on Midnight Rider.

The emotional memorial for the 27-year-old was attended by friends, family and one of the people injured in the accident that killed Jones on the movie set.

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John Strickland, a local reverend, read from the poem "Afterglow," reciting the memorable line, "I'd like the tears of those who grieve to dry before the sun."

He spoke of mortality and not putting off telling loved ones you care:

"When we're young adults, we think we'll live forever. But parents die. Friends die. Even children die. So tell the ones that you love that you love them."

The memorial took place hours ahead of the 2014 Academy Awards, where a group had been petitioning to recognize Jones during its "In Memoriam" segment.

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Tim Wilson, a Southern-based comedian best known for incorporating NASCAR into his routines, has died. He passed away from a heart attack at the age of 52.

The Columbus, Ga., native was both a comic and a country music artist who co-wrote the Jeff Foxworthy hit song, "Redneck 12 Days of Christmas."

One of Wilson’s most famous comedy performances was “The NASCAR Song”:

The track was about a kid born in the Talladega grandstands and named “Dale Darrell Waltrip Richard Petty Rusty Awesome Bill Irvan Gordon Earnhardt Smith Johnson, Jr.”

The satire became a cult hit with fans of racing, comedy and country music.

He also penned a song about Jeff Gordon's rivalry with Dale Earnhardt fans.

Comedian Larry The Cable Guy tweeted about Wilson’s death Wednesday:

"Horrible news. Comedian Tim Wilson passed away tonight. I hope you were one of the lucky ones that got to see him preform. One of the best."

"Tim was a mentor and friend to a lot of us comedians that started in the south, Him, Foxworthy and James Gregory. One of the big 3. Hat off."

Celebrities We Lost in 2014
R.I.P. Philip Seymour Hoffman (1967-2014). He will forever be missed!
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Philip Seymour Hoffman

1. Philip Seymour Hoffman

R.I.P. Philip Seymour Hoffman (1967-2014). He will forever be missed!

James Avery

2. James Avery

James Avery has passed away. The beloved star of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air was 65.

Pete Seeger

3. Pete Seeger

Pete Seeger has passed away. The late singer and activist was 94.

Shirley Temple

4. Shirley Temple

Shirley Temple was a childhood star in the 1930s. She passed away at the age of 85.

Phil Everly

5. Phil Everly

A photo of the late Phil Everly. He passed away in early 2014.

Anna Gordy Gaye

6. Anna Gordy Gaye

Anna Gordy Gaye passed away in early 2014. She was the sister of Berry Gordy and the wife of Marvin Gaye.

Eric Lawson

7. Eric Lawson

Eric Lawson stars here as The Marloboro Man. He died from lung cancer at the age of 72.

Roy Garber

8. Roy Garber

Roy Garber passed away in January 2014. He was a star on Shipping Wars.

Cassandra Lynn Hensley

9. Cassandra Lynn Hensley

Rest in peace, Cassandra Lynn Hensley. The Playboy Playmate was found dead in January 2014.

Darryl Robinson

10. Darryl Robinson

Darryl Robinson of Cooking Channel fame has died. He was just 50.

Sid Caesar

11. Sid Caesar

Sid Caesar has died. He was 91 years old and will be missed.

Ralph Waite

12. Ralph Waite

Ralph Waite is seen here on NCIS. The actor died at the age of 86.

John Henson Picture

13. John Henson Picture

Rest in peace, John Henson. This member of The Muppets family died in early 2014.

Jamie Coots

14. Jamie Coots

Jamie Coots has died from a snake bite. The reality star appeared on the series Snake Salvation.

Michele Savoia

15. Michele Savoia

Michele Savoia, a famed Broadway costume designer, has passed away at the age of 55.

Bob Casale

16. Bob Casale

Bob Casale, second from right, was the guitarist for the '80s band Devo, best known for the hit song "Whip It." R.I.P.

Harold Ramis

17. Harold Ramis

Harold Ramis passed away at the age of 69. We'll always adore the actor for his role in Ghostbusters.

Jim Lange

18. Jim Lange

Jim Lange has passed away. The Dating Game host was 81.

Tim Wilson

19. Tim Wilson

Comedian Tim Wilson, who incorporated NASCAR into his routines, has died. R.I.P.

Speaker Knockerz

20. Speaker Knockerz

Speaker Knockerz has passed away. The young emerging rapper was only 19.

Sheila MacRae

21. Sheila MacRae

Sheila MacRae, best known as Alice from The Honeymooners, died in March 2014 at the age of 92.

Cynthia Lynn

22. Cynthia Lynn

Cynthia Lynn has died. The Hogan's Heroes star was 76.

Bob Thomas

23. Bob Thomas

Veteran journalist Bob Thomas has passed away at the age of 92. R.I.P.

Wesley Warren

24. Wesley Warren

Wesley Warren, The Man with the 132-Pound Scrotum, died in March 2014 of a non-scrotum related injury.

David Brenner

25. David Brenner

David Brenner has died. The fixture on The Tonight Show was 78.

L'Wren Scott

26. L'Wren Scott

L'Wren Scott, a fashion designer and the girlfriend of Mick Jagger, is dead. She was 49.

Scott Asheton

27. Scott Asheton

Scott Asheton of The Stooges has died. The drummer was 64.

James Rebhorn

28. James Rebhorn

James Rebhorn enjoyed a long, impressive acting career. He died at the age of 65.

Kate O'Mara

29. Kate O'Mara

Kate O'Mara of Dynasty fame has died at the age of 74. R.I.P.

Frankie Knuckles

30. Frankie Knuckles

Frankie Knuckles, acclaimed DJ and house music mastermind, died March 31 at age 59.

Mickey Rooney

31. Mickey Rooney

Mickey Rooney passed away at the age of 93. He lost a battle with an undisclosed illness.

Peaches Geldof

32. Peaches Geldof

Peaches Geldof was only 25.

The Ultimate Warrior

33. The Ultimate Warrior

Days after being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame, The Ultimate Warrior died at the age of 54.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

34. Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Beloved author Gabriel García Márquez passed away in April 2014 at the age of 87.

Hurricane Carter

35. Hurricane Carter

Rubin "Hurricane" Carter fought against injustice for most of his adult life. The boxer died of prostate cancer at 76.

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Jim Lange, the host of the popular game show The Dating Game, died at his home in Mill Valley, Calif. He succumbed to a heart attack at age 81.

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Though Lange had a successful career in radio, he is best known for the dating show he hosted for more than a decade, charming audiences nationwide.

He also played host to many celebrity guests. Michael Jackson, Steve Martin and Arnold Schwarzenegger, among others, appeared as contestants.

Even a pre-Charlie's Angels Farrah Fawcett appeared, billed as "an accomplished artist and sculptress" with a dream to open her own gallery.

The show's format: a young man or woman questions three members of the opposite sex, hidden from view, to determine which one would be the best date.

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Harold Ramis - a beloved actor, writer and director likely best known for his role in Ghostbusters - died early this morning at his home Chicago.

He was 69 years old.

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Ramis' wife confirmed her husband's passing to The Chicago Tribune, saying the star passed away from a rare autoimmune disease at 12:53 a.m.

Born in The Windy City, Ramos grew up idolizing the Marx Brothers, Sid Caesar and Ernie Kovacs. He graduated in 1967 from Washington University.

His first job? The jokes editor for Playboy. 

Ramis went on to join the improv group Second City, where he met two future famous friends and colleagues, John Belushi and Bill Murray.

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Genesis Carmona, a Venezuelan beauty queen and student who took part in her nation's ongoing political protest this week, was shot in the head and killed on Tuesday.

She was 22 years old.

A photograph was snapped by Reuters of Carmona's limp body in the arms of a man on a motorcycle after gunfire broke out in Valencia, with the former Miss Turismo pronounced dead at a hospital yesterday.

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