Lena Horne's beauty, talent and race helped pave the way for generations of African-American stars. She passed away Sunday night at 92, reports The New York Times.

As she recounted in her successful, Tony-winning 1981 one-woman Broadway show, Lena Horne: The Lady and Her Music, the star was born in Brooklyn and rose from nightclub chorus to the rank of headliner, starting at Harlem's Cotton Club.

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Lynn Redgrave, an Oscar-nominated actress most recently seen on an episode of Ugly Betty last year, passed away last night. She was 67.

Publicist Rick Miramontez, speaking on behalf of Redgrave's family, said the veteran thespian died peacefully Sunday night at her house in Connecticut. She was surrounded by children Ben, Pema and Annabel.

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Legendary rapper Guru has died after a battle with cancer. He was just 43.

Born in Boston's Roxbury neighborhood, Keith Elam was a member of the duo Gang Starr, and is considered one of the pioneers of hip hop-jazz crossover.

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Dixie Carte of Designing Women and later Desperate Housewives fame, passed away Saturday morning at age 70. No further details have been released.

"This has been a terrible blow to our family," Carter's actor husband and frequent co-star, Hal Holbrook, said in a statement amid the terrible news.

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Influential guitarist Alex Chilton, who shunned the spotlight so much despite his considerable accomplishments that you may not be able to place the name, has died.

The singer and guitarist was just 59. 

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Peter Graves, a rugged actor who starred in the hit series Mission: Impossible, and whose career took a comic turn in Airplane!, has died. He was 83.

Graves was found dead Sunday in front of his Pacific Palisades home from apparent natural causes, said Officer Karen Rayner of the Los Angeles P.D.

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The Andrew Koenig saga has ended in tragedy.

Almost two weeks since the former Growing Pains actor went missing, Koenig was found dead yesterday in a wooded area of a downtown park where he often spent time. All indications point to suicide.

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