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J.J. Murphy, a veteran Irish actor best known Stateside for his portrayal of Ser Denys Mallister on Game of Thrones, collapsed and died on Friday.

He was 86 years old.

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Murphy portrayed the oldest member of the Night’s Watch and commander of the Shadow Tower on the HBO epic.

He was in the middle of shooting Game of Thrones Season 5 when he passed away, with more scenes set to come in the weeks ahead.

It's unknown at this time whether producers will re-cast the role in the wake of the actor's passing, or cut Mallister out of future episodes.

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Martha Stewart's younger sister, Laura Plimpton, died yesterday at her home in Weston, Connecticut, having suffered an apparent brain aneurysm.

Her famous sibling shared a tribute on her official website.

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"My youngest sister, and the youngest of the six Kostyra siblings, Laura Kostyra Plimpton, passed away today in Norwalk Hospital," Stewart, 73, posted.

Although Plimpton was rushed to the hospital after falling ill, doctors could not save her, Stewart's message said, going into further detail as follows:

"She woke up Monday morning at 5:30 a.m., did her elliptical and treadmill, then showered and felt ill enough to call her husband, Randy, for help."

"Laura left a living will so she was kept on life support until today so her three children could say their goodbyes, and the testing could be completed for organ donation."

Following her first husband's death, Plimpton went to work for her sister. More than 25 years later, she still ran daily operations at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia.

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Actress Marilyn Burns, who is best known for starring in the original 1974 Texas Chainsaw Massacre movie, has died this week at the age of 65.

News of her passing was first reported late last night.

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A rep for the actress told TMZ that she was discovered on August 5 by a family member in Houston, adding that the cause of death is still unknown.

No further information was immediately available.

Burns' character famously survived Leatherface in the first Texas Chainsaw Massacre movie and went on to make cameos in the 1994 and 2013 sequels. 

The Scream Queen, as she was nicknamed, also appeared in other notable horror films such as Eaten Alive, and the TV mini-series Helter Skelter.

R.I.P.

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Former White House press secretary and outspoken gun control advocate James Brady has died at the age of 73, his family said in a statement Monday.

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The family cited "a series of health issues" for the long-time political spokesman and figure who was paralyzed during a shooting 33 years ago.

"Over the years, Jim inspired so many people as he turned adversity into accomplishment," the family said in the statement, referencing the attack.

That attack was the 1981 assassination attempt on his boss, President Ronald Reagan. Brady went on to lead a gun control campaign that bears his name.

The federal law that requires background checks be conducted on handgun buyers, The Brady Bill, passed in the ensuing years, to James' great pride.

"Few Americans in history as directly responsible for saving as many lives as Jim," said Dan Gross, president of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.

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Michael Johns, a singer who finished eighth on American Idol in 2008, passed away yesterday from a probable blood clot in his ankle.

He was 35 years old.

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Johns released an album ("Hold Back My Heart") in 2009 and married Stacey Vuduris in 2007. The couple did not have any children.

A rep for the singer's fansite tweeted the sad news earlier today, writing online:

"It is with a heavy heart and inconsolable sadness that we confirm the passing of our friend Michael Johns."

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Jessica Barrymore, the half-sister of actress Drew Barrymore, was found dead yesterday morning in San Diego.

She would have been 48 years old tomorrow.

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According to local ABC affiliate KGTV, a woman named Marta Lopez found Barrymore inside her car around 6 a.m.

Upon seeing Jessica in the driver’s seat - surrounded by a SoBe energy drink and “dozens of white pills” - Lopez shouted “you need help!”

But Barrymore did not respond.

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Torrin Lawrence, a Gold Medal-winning track and field athlete, was killed this morning when his car was hit by a tractor trailer.

He was 25 years old.

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According to officials, Lawrence (who helped the U.S 4x400 relay team finish first at the IAAF World Relays) was driving in Georgia around 1:40 a.m. when his vehicle blew a tire and came to a stop.

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Ariana Grande's career is taking off in ways than no one could have predicted, but while the singer is enjoying phenomenal success in her professional life, she suffered a personal tragedy today that she's since shared with her millions of followers on Twitter.

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Ariana's grandfather passed away this morning, and the grieving singer has since posted over a dozen of tweets about the loss, as she mourns and shares fond memories of her "favorite person."

"Thank you for your continuous love and light over the past few weeks," said Grande, addressing fans who offered prayers and condolences during Grandpa Grande's final days."

"We did lose my favorite person to ever exist yesterday, my grandpa. It only y'all knew how amazing he was. My heart hurts so much."

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Skye McCole Bartusiak, an actress best known for her role in 2000's The Patriot, was found dead at her home in Houston yesterday.

The young star was 21 years old.

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Bartusiak was only seven when she played Mel Gibson's daughter in the aforementioned drama. She also portrayed the child of Michael Douglas' character in 2001's Don't Say a Word.

The cause of death is unknown at this time, but Bartusiak's mother (Helen McCole Bartusiak) told CNN that her daughter had been suffering from epileptic seizures of late.

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Amiable and acclaimed actor James Garner of The Rockford Files and Maverick fame has died at the age of 86, according to multiple news reports.

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Law enforcement sources reported that an ambulance was dispatched to the actor's home in Los Angeles around 8 p.m. Saturday evening.

He was dead when they arrived. No immediate cause of death was available.

A man who cut a dashing figure but also brought a sly sense of humor, Garner played private investigator Jim Rockford from 1974-80 on The Rockford Files.

He was already known as gun-slinging Bret Maverick from 1957-60.

In many respects, Garner was unusual for being very successful in both film and television. He starred in more than 50 films over his impressive career.

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