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The Ultimate Warrior - a wrestling legend who was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame this weekend before making an appearance at Wrestlemania 30 on Sunday - died today after collapsing outside a hotel in Arizona.

He was 54 years old.

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Few details are available at this time, but WWE confirmed The Ultimate Warrior's passing in a statement, saying of the man whose real name was James Hellwig:

"WWE is shocked and deeply saddened to learn of the passing of one of the most iconic WWE Superstars ever, The Ultimate Warrior."

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Twenty years ago today, troubled Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain was found dead from a gunshot wound in his Washington state home. The singer/songwriter was just 27 years old.

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Kurt performing on MTV. Nirvana's "Unplugged" show became one of the network's highest-rated broadcasts.

Today, Cobain continues to exert tremendous influence over the music world and fans and musicians from around the world have gathered outside Kurt's home as well as at nearby Viretta Park in Seattle to leave flowers and personal messages, many of them sporting flannel shirts in honor of the singer's ties to the 90s grunge scene.

Musicians ranging from Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong to folk-rock legend Neil Young have offered public tributes to Cobain and his music, sharing personal stories about how they were influenced by his work.

Two decades later, the cause of Cobain's death remains a source of controversy. Conspiracy theories abound negating the ruling that the singer took his own life, and just last month new photos from the scene of Cobain's death were released by Seattle police, re-opening old debates about what exactly killed the rock icon.

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Peaches Geldof, the UK socialite, media personality and daughter of famed singer-songwriter Bob Geldof has passed away at the age of 25.

According to news reports, Peaches' body was found in her home outside London earlier today. The cause of death is currently unknown.

"We are beyond pain," said her father in a statement. "She was the wildest, funniest, wittiest and most bonkers of all of us. We loved her and will cherish her forever."

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Peaches married Max Drumney in 2008. They divorced soon after and she married musician Thomas Cohen, with whom she immediately started a family.

She leaves behind her husband and two boys, 1-year-old Astala and, 11-month-old Phaedra.

Peaches gained fame as a journalist, TV host and model while still in her teens.

She developed a reputation for her wild behavior, but she seemed to have settled down in recent years, quickly adapting to the role of wife and mother.

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Mickey Rooney, a Hollywood icon who earned an Oscar, two Golden Globes and an Emmy over the course of his impressive career, passed away today after a long battle with an undisclosed illness.

He was 93 years old.

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Rooney became the first teenager ever nominated for an Academy Award in 1940, based on his performance in Strikes Up the Band.

He also portrayed Andy Hardy of The Hardy Boys in 20 movies and appeared opposite Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's.

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John Pinette, a comedian best known for being the man who got mugged on the Seinfeld series finale, was found dead in his Pittsburgh hotel room today.

He was 50 years old.

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The Allegheny County medical examiner's office says Pinette’s death took place around 2:30 PM and that foul play is not suspected.

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Because she's that big of a star these days, it's been all over the Internet this week that Miley Cyrus' dog died.

The singer described her pain over the loss as "unbearable" and Miley even broke down on stage at one point, overcome with grief. 

A bit melodramatic, sure, but we understand. Losing a pet can be tough, particularly when the death happens in a violent, unexpected fashion as we just learned was the case with Miley's dog, Floyd.

A backup dancer posted a comment on Instagram about Floyd, expressing his condolences (seriously, when celebrities mourn, the whole world mourns.

But when a friend commented on it asking what happened, the dancer accidentally revealed that the dog was killed by a coyote.

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Miley Cyrus is not in the mood to Twerk, pose topless or spit on any audience members.

Her dog has passed away.

The 21-year old announced the sad news via Twitter last night, telling followers:

"I don’t wanna say it because I don’t want it to be real… But my precious baby Floyd has passed away.. I am broken."

Cyrus later added another photo (above, right) and another Tweet, making it clear just how difficult this event is to deal with.

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Frankie Knuckles DJ and house music pioneer, died Monday. He was 59.

The "godfather," a Chicago resident, "died unexpectedly" at home, his longtime business partner Frederick Dunson confirmed to the Chicago Tribune.

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Bronx-born Frankie Warren Knuckles Jr. (yup, his real name) honed his DJ skills in NYC, moving to Chicago in the late '70s as the disco scene was dying.

Along with a group of house music innovators, the young Knuckles went on to become a cult hero overseas in Europe's rave-oriented club scene.

Also a producer, Knuckles went on to work with some of music's biggest stars, including Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Depeche Mode, and Diana Ross.

Morales, along with Knuckles' successors, mourned his passing Monday.

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Kate O'Mara of Dynasty fame has passed away. The actress was 74.

She became household name for playing Joan Collins' sister on the iconic show. Kate O'Mara died Sunday following a short illness, reports indicate.

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Her agent says the actress passed away in a Sussex, England nursing home this morning, though it's not clear what illness O'Mara was suffering from.

O'Mara's manipulative Dynasty character, named Cassandra "Caress" Morell, made her show debut in 1986, and made a major impact for two seasons.

Kate most recently acted in a theater production back in 2012.

R.I.P. to O'Mara and these other stars we've lost in 2014:

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Veteran character actor James Rebhorn died on Friday from skin cancer at the age of 65, but not before a final curtain call of sorts: his own obituary.

James Rebhorn's career is familiar to many fans of film and television, spanning decades and comprised of quality roles too numerous to list here.

But with his obituary, we have been given a rare glimpse into his life, as written by Rebhorn himself. While tragic, it is also quite wonderful in a sense.

Read the actor's farewell in his own words below ...

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James Robert Rebhorn was born on Sept. 1, 1948, in Philadelphia, PA. His mother, Ardell Frances Rebhorn, nee Hoch, loved him very much and supported all his dreams.

She taught him the value of good manners and courtesy, and that hospitality is no small thing. His father, James Harry Rebhorn, was no less devoted to him.

From him, Jim learned that there is no excuse for poor craftsmanship. A job well done rarely takes more or less time than a job poorly done.

They gave him his faith and wisely encouraged him to stay in touch with God.

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