Adored by generations of Boston Red Sox fans, Johnny Pesky was such a part of the fabric of the team that the Fenway Park foul pole is named for him.

Pesky, who played, managed and served as a broadcaster for the Red Sox in a baseball career that lasted more than 60 years, died Monday at age 92.

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David Rakoff, an award-winning author best known for his dark humor and cynical outlook on life, passed away today after a long battle with cancer. He was 47.

Rakoff wrote for The New York Times and Newsweek, among other publications, and his essay collection "Half Empty" won the Thurber Prize for American Humor. He also penned the bestselling books "Don't Get Too Comfortable" and "Fraud."

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Marvin Hamlisch, the composer and winner of three Academy Awards for 1973's The Way We Were and The Sting, has passed away at the age of 68.

No other details were given by his publicist.

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Judith Crist, a blunt and popular film critic, has died at age 90. Her son, Steven Crist, said his mother passed away Tuesday at her Manhattan home after a long illness.

Crist was a popular figure for the Today show, TV Guide and the NY Herald Tribune; her reviews were at times so harsh that she earned the nickname Judas Crist.

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Tragic news today out of the world of professional sports: Garrett Reid, the son of Philadelphia Eagles Head Coach Andy Reid, was found dead in his room at the club's training camp at Lehigh University. He was 29.

Reid's body was found by local police after a 911 call was placed at 7:20 a.m.

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Literary icon Gore Vidal has died. He was 86.

An eclectic author who chronicled the major shifts and upheavals in the United States in books, essays and plays, passed away at his Los Angeles home Tuesday evening of complications from pneumonia, his nephew Burr Steers said.

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O.J. Murdock, a wide receiver on the Tennessee Titans, killed himself yesterday morning with an apparent gun shot blast to the head. He was 25.

Tampa police report that Murdock's body was found around 8:30 a.m. inside his car, which was parked in front of Middleton High School, at which the athlete starred as a football player and sprinter years ago.

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Norman Alden, a veteran character actor who starred in hundreds of TV shows, films and commercials over the years, has died at the age of 87.

His family told The Hollywood Reporter that Alden - who made an estimated 2,500 (!) appearances on camera - died of natural causes in L.A.

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Don Perry, a top level executive in the public relations department of Chick-fil-A, died today of a heart attack.

Sad news for Perry's family and friends no matter what the circumstance, but a noteworthy celebrity gossip story because that chain has come under major attack recently after its President came out against gay marriage.

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