LeRoy Neiman, a prolific artist whose dynamically colored paintings and sketches honored heroic figures of sports and entertainment, died Wednesday.

He was 91. His New York-based publicist confirmed Neiman's death.

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Rodney King, whose beating by L.A. police in 1991 was caught on tape and sparked riots after the acquittal of the officers involved, was found dead Sunday.

He was found in his swimming pool, local authorities said.

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Henry Hill, the real-life mobster whose life story became the basis for the famous movie Goodfellas, has passed away. He was 69 years old.

Hill passed away in an L.A. hospital Tuesday night after a long battle with an undisclosed illness, according to his longtime girlfriend, Lisa.

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Frank Cady, a career character actor best known as the general store owner on the famous sitcom Green Acres, has died. He was 96 years old.

Cady's daughter, Catherine Turk, reportedly told the Los Angeles Times that her father passed away Friday at his home in Wilsonville, Ore.

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Atlanta-based rapper Lil Phat was gunned down and killed in the parking lot of a Georgia hospital, officials confirmed Friday. He was only 19.

Two men seen running from the scene are being hunted by police.

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