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Michele Savoia, a 55-year-old costume designer who did costumes for such Broadway productions as Swing, Promises, Promises and Evita, has died.

He apparently fell into the Hudson River while trying to board his boat in Manhattan.

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The New York City medical examiner's office said late Monday that more tests are needed to pinpoint the precise cause of Michele Savoia's death.

Police divers recovered his body in the icy waters off Chelsea Piers on Sunday. He was last seen leaving the Marquee nightclub around 4 a.m. Thursday.

Savoia, although not widely known outside the fashion world, enjoyed a loyal following among fellow aficionados of the stylish 1930s and 1940s.

After he was reported missing, police issued a photo (above) that showed Savoia posing in a big fur coat, rakish hat, black vest and pinstriped pants.

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Jamie Coots, a pastor/reality star who anchored the National Geographic Channel show Snake Salvation, died Saturday night from a snake bite.

He was 42 years old.

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According to Kentucky's WBIR, Coots was found dead in his home around 10 p.m., two hours after he had been bitten inside his church.

Family members refused medical attention for Coots at the time because it was "against his religion," according to son Cody.

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Jim Fregosi, a former Major League Baseball manager to spent 53 years in the business died today following complications from a stroke.

He was 71 years old.

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Jim Fregosi Jr., the oldest son of the late All-Star, told MLB.com that his dad passed away at 2:36 a.m. and "went in peace with no pain."

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Ralph Waite, an Emmy-nominated actor best known for his leading role on The Waltons in the 1970s, passed away today at his home in South Palm Desert.

He was 86 years old.

Steve Gordon, the accountant for the Waite family, confirmed this sad news to The Hollywood Reporter.

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Waite anchored The Waltons for nine seasons and more recently made stops on such shows as Carnivale, Bones and NCIS, portraying Gibbs' father on television's highest-rated series.

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In sad news from the world of television today, Sid Caesar, one of the groundbreaking sketch-comedy artists in the history of the medium, has died at age 91.

His friend Larry King revealed Caesar’s passing on Twitter a little while ago.

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King writes, "Sorry to learn about the passing of Sid Caesar - a dear friend, a comic genius & an American classic - there will never be another one like him."

A New York-born nightclub performer, he helped to usher in the TV revolution with a 90-minute Saturday night variety program, Your Show of Shows.

That was 1950 if you can believe that. The live TV broadcast became a hit that lasted four years and later morphed into Caesar’s Hour, from 1954-1957.

His writing staff included Woody Allen, Neil Simon, Mel Brooks, and Larry Gelbart, but the real star of the show was Sid himself, and he worked at it.

Caesar was prolific but had no interest in small talk. He once said the hardest part of the show was being himself and wishing the audience good evening.

He will be missed, along with these other stars we've lost in 2014 so far:

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Shirley Temple, the beloved former child star who rose to fame as a dimple-cheeked redhead in the 1930s, passed away at her home in California last night.

She was 85 years old.

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Publicist Cheryl Kagan confirmed this sad news to the Associated Press, saying Temple (full name: Shirley Temple Black) was surrounded by friends and family members at the time of her passing.

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Darryl Robinson, host of the Cooking Channel's Drink Up program, was found dead in his New York City apartment yesterday. He was just 50 years old.

Per NY1 and the New York Post, police responded to a friend's concerned call about Robinson and found no immediate signs of forced entry or trauma.

There were no drugs or drug paraphernalia found in the apartment, police said, and the investigation into the death of the mixologist is still ongoing.

A medical examiner will determine Darryl Robinson's cause of death. No foul play is expected at this time. The Cooking Channel released a statement:

"Upon learning of this sad news, our thoughts go out to Darryl's family & friends."

His show, Drink Up, aired in 2010 and can still be seen in repeats. Besides Drink Up, he made appearances on Access Hollywood, The Wendy Williams Show and Today.

Our condolences to those close to Robinson, another star gone too soon.

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