Richard LeParmentier, an actor best known for his role as Admiral Motti in Star Wars, passed away yesterday while visiting his family in Austin. He was 66.

The character was choked by Darth Vader in the 1977 classic, inspiring the Vadering meme that went viral as recently as this month.

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Frank Bank, who starred on the 1957-1963 series Leave It to Beaver, died over the weekend, one day after turning 71. No cause of death was reported.

Beaver star Jerry Mathers, now 64, posted to his Facebook page:

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Deftones bass guitarist Chi Cheng died Sunday morning.

Five years after a tragic car crash left him in a coma, his mother took to the Internet to announce that her son had passed away at the age of 42.

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The entertainment world has lost a legend in Jonathan Winters, a veteran actor and comic who passed away at the age of 87, according to his website.

Longtime family friend Joe Petro III says Winters, who inspired so many comedians, died Thursday night at his Montecito, Calif., home of natural causes.

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Annette Funicello, a former actress and pop star many have labeled as the "Queen" of the Mickey Mouse Club, died today. She was 70 years old.

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Rick Warren, the well-known pastor at Saddleback Valley Community Church, relayed a tragicĀ  message to his congregation tonight:

His youngest son Matthew committed suicide on Friday at the age of 27, killing himself via self-inflicted gunshot wound.

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