Kim Jong Il, the leader of North Korea since 1994 and a dangerous man known for a number of eccentricities, reportedly passed away yesterday morning on a train.

The tyrannical despot was 69.

Posted in: Politics

Harry Morgan, who played Col. Sherman Potter on TV's legendary war series M*A*S*H and Jack Webb's detective partner in Dragnet, died Wednesday at age 96.

He and the show became staples of CBS from 1972-1983. The satirical dark comedy was one of TV's best shows and its finale one of the most-watched events ever.

Posted in: R.I.P.

Greg Halman, a Dutch baseball player with the MLB's Seattle Mariners in 2010 and 2011, was stabbed to death in his native country of The Netherlands today.

His brother has been arrested in connection with the crime, according to reports.

Posted in: Sports

Heavy D died last week, shocking and saddening fans and the hip hop community. The 44-year-old's autopsy results, unfortunately, don't offer many answers.

The L.A. coroner's office said Monday it could take several weeks to determine a cause of death because the autopsy was inconclusive, the L.A. Times reports.

Posted in: R.I.P.

Heavy D, one of hip hop's best known artists of the 1990s, died today at a Los Angeles hospital. He was 44.

The rapper - whose real name was Dwight Arrington Myers and who was responsible for such hits as "Now That We Found Love" - was pronounced dead at approximately 1 p.m., 90 minutes after a call to 911 was placed from his home.

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Boxing great Joe Frazier died Monday after a battle with liver cancer. He was 67.

The fighter will forever be associated with Muhammad Ali, who he defeated for the first time in the legend's career (taking him down in March 1971), and who fought him two additional times in what became a storied sports rivalry.

Posted in: Sports

Legendary journalist Andy Rooney passed away last night. He was 92.

The 60 Minutes mainstay known to generations for his wry, humorous and contentious TV essays - a unique genre he is credited with pioneering - died just over a month after he announced his retirement from the long-running news program.

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Cory Smoot, guitarist for the costumed heavy metal band Gwar, was found dead Thursday after a concert in Minneapolis in the midst of a six-week tour.

According to Fox News, Cory Smoot's body was discovered on the rock group's tour bus just before it was due to cross the border north into Canada.

Posted in: Music