Actor James Arness of Gunsmoke fame has passed away at age 88.

“Jim passed away this morning at home with his wife of natural causes. He went quietly in his sleep,” Arness’ rep, Ginny Fazer, said earlier.

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Dr. Jack Kevorkian, who became famous (or infamous, depending on your view) for his controversial advocacy of assisted suicide, has died.

He was 83. Kevorkian, who was battling kidney and heart ailments, died early Friday, according to his local paper, the Detroit Free Press.

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Clarice Taylor, an Emmy-nominated actress perhaps best known for a recurring role on the Cosby Show, has died of heart failure. She was 93.

Taylor earned an Emmy nomination in 1986 for her recurring role as Dr. Cliff Huxtable's mother, Anna Huxtable, on the long-running show.

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Huguette Clark, a reclusive multi-millionaire heiress whose estate remains shrouded in mystery, died in New York City on Tuesday at the age of 104.

The copper heiress died at Beth Israel Medical Center, where she lived in seclusion for 22 years after cutting herself off from friends and family.

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The late DJ AM's older sister Lara Long, who established the DJ AM Memorial Fund, has passed away after a battle with an extremely rare form of colon cancer.

Jenni Weinman, a rep for the estate and her family, says, "It is with unbearable sadness that I can confirm that Lara Long, the sister to DJ AM, passed away."

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Derek Boogaard, who played for the NHL's New York Rangers, has died. He was 28.

Boogaard played in 45 games for the Rangers before missing the bulk of the second half of this season after suffering a concussion and shoulder injury.

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