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Dan Gordon-Levitt, the brother of Inception star Joseph Gordon-Levitt, has passed away. He was 36.

In an emotional blog post, the actor wrote the following today, referring to his sibling as "Burning Dan" due to his background as a fire spinner and his involvement in Nevada's annual Burning Man event.

"BURNING dAN brightly embodied that bold beastly bliss sometimes referred to as 'the creative spirit. 'He would absolutely positively insist that we not let this bad news deter us on our collective mission...So let's celebrate him, he's f--king awesome."

Gordon-Levitt was found unresponsive in his Hollywood home in the early yesterday morning and pronounced dead at the hospital. An autopsy is pending

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Legendary actor Tony Curtis has died of a cardiac arrest, according to multiple reports. He passed away yesterday in his Las Vegas home at the age of 85.

Curtis, who suffered from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, was hospitalized in July after suffering breathing problems making a local appearance.

He starred in such classics like Some Like It Hot and Spartacus, and was nominated for an Oscar for his role in The Defiant Ones. He will be missed ...

Tony Curtis

R.I.P. Tony Curtis (1925-2010).

It's been a sad 24-hour period for the Hollywood community, as comedian Greg Giraldo also died yesterday following complications from his recent overdose.

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Five days after he was hospitalized for a drug overdose, comedian Greg Giraldo has passed away. He was 44.

The celebrity roast specialist and Last Comic Standing judge was admitted to a hospital in New Brunswick, New Jersey this week after taking too many prescription pills. His source says it was not a suicide attempt, merely a tragic accident.

"Greg passed away today at the hospital in New Brunswick as a result of an accidental overdose. His family was by his side," said a friend.

Our thoughts go out to his loved ones.

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Legendary singer Eddie Fisher has died at the age of 82. The father of actress Carrie Fisher passed away Wednesday following complications arising from hip surgery.

"The world lost a true American icon," his family said. "One of the greatest voices of the century passed away. He was an extraordinary talent and a true mensch."

Eddie and Carrie Fisher.

He was one of the world's most famous and successful performers in the '50s. "Anytime" was his first big hit. He later became famous for a scandalous personal life.

In 1955,he married his first wife, actress Debbie Reynolds. Four years later, he divorced her to wed his best friend's widow, Elizabeth Taylor (they divorced in 1964).

Daughter Carrie, 53, has likened it to Brad Pitt leaving Jennifer Aniston for Angelina Jolie. In any case, his talents will be greatly missed. Rest in peace, Eddie.

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Former LFO lead singer Rich Cronin has passed away after a long battle with leukemia. He was 35.

The group was best known for for its 1999 hit "Summer Girls." Cronin was diagnosed with the disease in 2005 and reportedly suffered a fatal stroke earlier this afternoon.

The artist founded the Rich Cronin Hope Foundation he founded. Its mission is "to enrich the lives of individuals and families impacted by leukemia."

Our condolences go out to Cronin's loved ones.

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Comedian Robert Schimmel has passed away.

The entertainer, best known for his work on The Howard Stern Show, died in a Phoenix hospital from injuries sustained in a car accident last week. He was 60. Our thoughts go out to his family and loved ones.

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Tragic news out of the world of professional wrestling today:

Luna Vachon has been found dead at the age of 48. The former WWE grappler was staying at her mother's house because her own residence burned down two weeks ago. Those are all the reported details at the moment.

Our condolences go out to her family and loved ones.

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Nancy Dolman, the wife of actor Martin Short, has died. She was 58.

"Sadly, we can confirm that Martin Short's wife did pass away," said the star's rep, Camille Kuznetz. "We do not have any other comment to make."

Early Saturday, Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded to an emergency call for medical help at the couple's Pacific Palisades home, though no one was transported from the residence, said LAFD spokesman Brian Humphrey.

The Father of the Bride star and his wife had been married for 30 years and has three children: Katherine, 26; Oliver, 24; and Henry, 21.

Martin Short and wife Nancy Dolman, who passed away last weekend.

Dolman and Short, now 60, met during the 1972 Toronto production of the musical Godspell, in which the actress was Gilda Radner's understudy.

In 1981, Dolman appeared in a recurring role on the primetime TV series Soap, though she retired from show business in 1985 to raise her family.

May she rest in peace.

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Dr. Frank Ryan, a prominent Beverly Hills plastic surgeon to the stars, has been killed in a car crash after his Jeep veered off the Pacific Coast Highway yesterday.

The doctor was just 50.

His car landed on rocks and lifeguards initially tried to help Ryan, to no avail. He was trapped in the vehicle and had major, ultimately catastrophic head injuries.

Minutes before, Ryan Tweeted: "After 25 years of driving by I finally hiked to the top of the giant sand dune on the pch west of Malibu. Much harder than it looks! Whew!" His last Tweet: "Border collie jill surveying the view from atop the sand dune."

Heidi and Frank

Dr. Frank Ryan was widely criticized for the surgery he did on The Hills star Heidi Montag, who famously underwent 10 procedures in a single day earlier this year.

"He was the most amazing person I have ever known. He was an angel and changed my life and the lives of everyone he met," Montag Tweeted after his passing.

"He was the most brilliant talented surgeon who will ever exist. My prayers go out to his mother, family, friends, and anyone ever blessed enough to meet him."

His bodies of work will be remembered throughout Hollywood.

Among Ryan's patients in addition to Heidi Montag, whose work has been greatly scrutinized this year: Gene Simmons, Shauna Sand, Vince Neil & Adrianne Curry.

Rest in peace.

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In a shocking conclusion to an already tragic story, the man known as the Craigslist Killer committed suicide in a Boston jail, according to authorities.

Philip Markoff, a former medical student who was accused of killing a masseuse he met through Craigslist, was found unresponsive in his cell Sunday.

He was pronounced dead at about 10:15 a.m.

The death is still being investigated, but Markoff was alone in his jail cell. Evidence indicates he took his own life, according to a statement by both Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis and Suffolk County D.A. Daniel F. Conley.

Philip Markoff was found suffocated with a plastic bag over his head.

In June, Markoff pleaded not guilty to charges that in April he lured masseuse Julissa Brisman to a Boston hotel, then bound, beat and fatally shot her.

His attorney, John Salsberg, said Sunday, "I'm shocked and saddened by the news" of Markoff's death. The accused criminal was only 24 years old.

Back in April, Markoff was placed on suicide watch after officials expressed concern that this exact scenario would happen. Sadly, it appears it did.

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