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Don Zimmer - a former Major League Baseball player, manager and coach who spent a total of 66 years in a professional uniform - passed away yesterday.

He was 83 years old.

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Zimmer played alongside Jackie Robinson on the last Brookyln Dodgers team to win a World Series and then served as bench coach to Joe Torre during the Yankees’ dynasty in the 1990s.

He also managed a total of 13 seasons and was serving as the senior advisor on the Tampa Bay Rays at the time of his death.

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The television world is dealing with an unexpected loss today.

Following a fall in her bathroom in San Antonio Sunday morning, Ann B. Davis died of a subdural hematoma, never regaining consciousness after the tragic stumble.

In the wake of this sad news, many have taken to Twitter in order to mourn the Emmy-winning actress behind Alice on The Brady Bunch...

Christina Applegate: Ann B Davis. How many mornings I have spent with you. " oh Alice". RIP.

Andy Cohen: happy to hear that Ann B. Davis was still alive! then sad to hear she died.  double edge sword there. #RIP #SamTheButcher #Alice #Tiger.

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Ann B. Davis, the actress behind Alice on The Brady Bunch, fell in her bathroom today, suffering a subdural hematoma and never regaining consciousness.

She was 88 years old.

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Despite her age, Davis' death came as a surprise to the couple with whom she lived.

One roommate tells TMZ that Davis was in good health, walking downstairs on Saturday evening to say goodnight.

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Tovar Rascon, a 33-year old “banda” musician, was shot and killed at a restaurant in Mexico City last night.

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The Phoenix native was dining inside Ciudad Obregon, according to The Associated Press, when two gunmen entered and show him at close range.

He died on the way to the hospital.

It’s tragically not unusual for singers in Mexico to be murdered, but these victims typically perform “narcocorridos" that celebrate the exploits of drug traffickers; or have ties to local gangs.

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Maya Angelou passed away this week at the age of 86.

The iconic poet and author was one of the few truly impactful individuals in her field, touching the lives of everyone who read her moving works.

"With a kind word and a strong embrace, she had the ability to remind us that we are all God's children; that we all have something to offer,” President Obama said upon learning the news.

What did other stars have to say about the death of Maya Angelou? We've collected a sampling of their mourning words below...

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Often attributed to others, this is one of Maya Angelou's most famous quotes.

Bill Clinton: With Maya Angelou's passing, America has lost a national treasure; and Hillary and I, a beloved friend. The poems and stories she wrote and read to us in her commanding voice were gifts of wisdom and wit, courage and grace.

Alyssa Milano: Rest with the angels, Maya Angelou.

Kris Jenner: The world has lost a truly remarkable activist, educator and an inspiration to all.

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Maya Angelou died in Winston-Salem, North Carolina last night after battling a mysterious illness.

The legendary poet, author and activist was 86. No funeral or memorial service arrangements have been announced at this time.

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Often attributed to others, this is one of Maya Angelou's most famous quotes.

One of the most famous literary figures of her time, Angelou received dozens of honorary titles and degrees from universities all over the globe.

She is perhaps best known for her 1969 autobiography I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, which recounts Angelou's early years growing up in the prejudiced South of the 1930s.

Angelou would follow that book with six more volumes of memoirs each exploring a different period of her remarkable life.

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Manuel Uribe, a Mexican man believed to be the world's heaviest human at one point before dropping some weight in recent years, has died at the age of 48.

According to news reports, his death was confirmed by an official of the health department of Nuevo Leon, where the city of Monterrey is located.

Uribe had slimmed down to about 867 pounds, which was actually well below his then-record peak weight of 1,230 pounds, a Guinness World Record.

Still, Uribe had been confined to his bed, unable to walk on his own. Since 2002, Uribe had been bedridden, relying on his mother and friends to feed and clean him.

The official, who was not authorized to be quoted by name, said Uribe had been taken to the hospital on May 2 because of an abnormal heartbeat.

He had to be taken to the hospital with a crane by emergency and defense workers.

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Sad news out of Hollywood over the weekend:

Matthew Cowles, a veteran actor best known for his long-running role as Billy Clyde Tuggle on All My Children, died Thursday at the age of 69.

His manager, Tsu Tsu Stanton confirmed this sad news to The Hollywood Reporter, although the cause of death is unknown at this time.

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He was a very gifted and kind man who loved life and everyone," Stanton Tweeted Friday.

Cowles earned two daytime Emmy nominations and is survived by his wife over more than three decades Christine Baranski (The Good Wife).

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Oscar-winning filmmaker Malik Bendjelloul was found dead yesterday in Stockholm, Sweden, according to local police officials and the Associated Press.

He was only 36 years old.

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A cause of death was not specified, but spokesperson did say it was not being treated as suspicious. No other details were immediately available.

Born and raised in Sweden, Malik Bendjelloul won the Academy Award for Best Documentary in 2013, for his acclaimed film Searching for Sugar Man.

The movie chronicled the life and career of singer Sixto Rodriguez, and the efforts of two of his fans who set out to discover what had become of him.

Bendjelloul started off as a child actor in the '90s. He later studied journalism and media production and worked for a time as a reporter, as well.

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The worlds of art and visual effects lost an iconic figure today.

While HR Giger may not be a household name in the US, if you're a fan of science fiction films, you've almost certainly enjoyed his work at some point in the last 35 years.

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Giger will perhaps be best remembered for a book of artwork he released in 1977 that inspired the appearance of the "xenomorph" character in Ridley Scott's original Alien film.

That movie, of course, launched a franchise that continues to spawn sequels to this day.

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