Heath Ledger Death: Five Years Ago Today...

Heath Ledger Death: Five Years Ago Today...

Five years ago today, Hollywood lost one of its most talented young actors, as Heath Ledger died at the age of 28 in Manhattan.

According to the official autopsy, Ledger passed away from "acute intoxication by the combined effects of oxycodone, hydrocodone, diazepam, temazepam, alprazolam and doxylamine." The death was ruled an accident.

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Stan Musial Dies; Baseball Great Was 92

Stan Musial Dies; Baseball Great Was 92

Stan the Man.

A player so good he didn't require a last name, or even a full first name, beloved St. Louis Cardinals star Stan Musial died yesterday. He was 92 years old.

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Earl Weaver Dies; Hall of Fame Manager was 82

Earl Weaver Dies; Hall of Fame Manager was 82

Earl Weaver, the legendary ex-manager of the Baltimore Orioles, passed away early this morning on a cruise in the Caribbean. He was 82 years old.

A Hall of Famer, Weaver won 1,480 games and was well-known for both his temper and his penchant for the three-run homer.

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Robert F. Chew Dies; The Wire Star Was 52

Robert F. Chew Dies; The Wire Star Was 52

Robert F. Chew, a Baltimore teacher and actor who portrayed one of TV’s most unforgettable characters as Proposition Joe on HBO’s The Wire, has died.

He passed away Thursday of apparent heart failure in his sleep at his home in Northeast Baltimore. Chew, who also appeared in Homicide, was 52.

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Aaron Swartz, Reddit Co-Founder, Commits Suicide

Aaron Swartz, Reddit Co-Founder, Commits Suicide

Aaron Swartz, a programmer and Internet activist who co-founded a company that would eventually become Reddit, committed suicide Friday in N.Y. City.

And no, tragically, it's not a hoax, unlike so many memorable recent items emerging from Reddit. His lawyer confirmed the surprising news earlier today.

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Freddy E, Seattle-Based Rapper, Commits Suicide

Freddy E, Seattle-Based Rapper, Commits Suicide

Freddy E, a Seattle-based rapper known for his JerkTV videos on YouTube, has committed suicide. He was 22 years old.

The medical examiner confirmed yesterday that the artist (real name: Frederick E. Buhl) killed himself on Saturday via a rifle shot to the head. Especially disturbing? He Tweeted the final moments of his life.

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David R. Ellis Dies; Director was 60

David R. Ellis Dies; Director was 60

David R. Ellis, a movie director who was behind the camera for Snakes on a Plane and Final Destination 2, passed away yesterday. He was 60 years old.

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