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Actor William Christopher, best known Father John Mulcahy on 'M*A*S*H,' dies at age 84 - KABC

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Allan Williams

Allan Williams, The Beatles' 1st manager, has died at age 86 - Billboard

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Ray Davies of 'The Kinks' and veteran comic Ken Dodd awarded knighthoods for services to the arts, entertainment and charity - Press Association

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George Michael dies

An examination of George Michael's body was 'inconclusive,' police say, and more tests will be needed to determine singer's cause of death - BBC

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Debbie Reynolds

Debbie Reynolds, Oscar-nominated singer-actress and mother of Carrie Fisher, dies at 84, son says - Variety

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Debbie Reynolds

Debbie Reynolds, Carrie Fisher's mother, rushed to a Los Angeles hospital after complaining of breathing problems - Los Angeles Times

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Carrie Fisher dies

Editor's note: TMZ is reporting that Carrie Fisher's condition never improved from the time she was rushed to the hospital after suffering a heart attack on a flight from London to Los Angeles, according to sources. Her family has not confirmed that information and had told the media she was in stable condition after being hospitalized on Friday. - Stephanie

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Carrie Fisher dies

Editor's note: Carrie Fisher died Tuesday after suffering a heart attack Friday while on a flight, her family confirmed. She had been in London filming episodes of the comedy "Catastrophe" and was flying to Los Angeles, Variety reports. Fisher was the daughter of actress Debbie Reynolds and singer Eddie Fisher, and was "brought up in the sometimes tumultuous world of film, theater and television," People writes. She is best known for her role as Princess Leia in "Star Wars" and was just 19 when the first installment of the franchise was filmed. Her memoir "The Princess Diarist" was recently released. - Stephanie

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Actress, author Carrie Fisher has died at age 60, family says in statement; 'Star Wars' actress suffered heart attack Friday - People

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Richard Adams, English author known for novel 'Watership Down,' dead at age 96, daughter says - BBC News

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Comedian Ricky Harris, best known for roles in 'Dope' and 'Everybody Hates Chris,' dies at 54, manager says - Los Angeles Times

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United Kingdom

Actress Liz Smith of UK sitcom 'The Royle Family' has died at age 95, family spokesperson says - PA

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George Michael dies

Editor's note: George Michael's longtime manager tells Billboard that Michael's cause of death was heart failure, however the police and his family have not confirmed that detail. Michael's publicist has only said he died "peacefully at home" and asked for privacy. Police in England say there will be no further updates from authorities "until the postmortem has taken place," and that "the death is being treated as unexplained but not suspicious." Michael was 53. - Stephanie

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George Michael dies

UK Labour Party Leader Jeremy Corbyn: 'Sad to hear that George Michael has died. He was an exceptional artist and a strong supporter of LGBT and workers' rights' - @jeremycorbyn

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George Michael dies

Thames Valley Police in England, who are investigating George Michael's death, say it is being treated as 'unexplained but not suspicious' - PA

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George Michael dies

Editor's note: The cause of George Michael's death is unclear, but his publicist told the PA that he "passed away peacefully at home over the Christmas period." Michael's music career began with British duo Wham! in the 1980s and he later became a solo performer. He has won two Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year in 1989 for "Faith." BBC News reports that earlier this month it was announced producer and songwriter Naughty Boy was working with Michael on a new album. In 2011, Michael was hospitalized for pneumonia. - Stephanie

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George Michael dies

More: Police say no suspicious circumstances in singer George Michael's death; say ambulance service attended a property in Oxfordshire, England at 1:42 pm local (8:42 am ET) - BBC News

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George Michael dies

Singer George Michael 'passed away peacefully at home,' publicist says; he was 53 - PA, BBC News

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Joseph Bassolino, known as Joey Boots on 'The Howard Stern Show,' dies at 49 - NBC4 Washington

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Rick Parfitt, guitarist of English rock band Status Quo, dies at hospital in Spain at age 68, manager says - Blabbermouth

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