Sad news today out of Australia: Greg Ham, a member of the band Men at Work, was found dead in his Melbourne home. He was 58.

"There are a number of unexplained aspects to [the death] which has caused our attendance here today, and we’re assisting the local detectives to determine what has occurred,” Detective Senior Sergeant Shane O’Connell told reporters, adding that two friends found Ham's body.

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Dick Clark passed away this morning after suffering a major heart attack. He had been in St. John's hospital in L.A. for an outpatient procedure last night.

The seemingly ageless show business legend, who earned the nickname "America's Oldest Teenager" well into retirement age for most people, was 82.

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Earl Scruggs, a prolific bluegrass artist who popularized the three-finger method of banjo-picking that came to be known as "Scruggs style," has died.

"Earl Scruggs, the most important banjo player who ever lived, has passed on," Steve Martin tweeted after news broke that he'd passed. He was 88.

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Sad animal news today. Yoda, a Chinese crested-Chihuahua mix and the reigning winner of the World's Ugliest Dog crown, has passed away. She was 15.

Yoda earned the prestigious award in June 2011 at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in California. For her dogged (BOO!) pursuit of the honor, Yoda won $1,000!

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Seminal hip hop star Biggie Smalls, a.k.a. The Notorious B.I.G., a.k.a. Biggie, a.k.a. Big Poppa, a.k.a. Christopher Wallace, was slain 15 years ago this weekend.

His murder, by drive-by shooting, remains unsolved.

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Andrew Breitbart, political journalist and founder of the popular news website Breitbart (dot) com, has died. He passed away earlier today at the age of 43.

According to his website, Breitbart died "unexpectedly from natural causes" shortly after midnight this morning in L.A. He was married with four children.

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Gary Carter, an 11-time All-Star who will forever be associated with the 1986 World Champion New York Mets, has passed away from brain cancer. He was 57.

The former baseball legend was diagnosed with an aggressive tumor last year and lost his battle with the illness about two hours ago. His daughter confirmed the news in the following statement:

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