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    His 2017 memoir is Kent McCray: The Man Behind The Most Beloved Television Shows. In addition to Little House On The Prairie, he produced episodes of Bonanza, Father Murphy, Barnaby Jones, Highway To Heaven, The High Chaparral and many other series.

    Little House On The Prairie producer Kent McCray dies at 89

    https://variety.com/2018/tv/news/ken...ie-1202829842/

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    He was known as "The Grandfather of Rap."

    Jalal Mansur Nuriddin, The Last Poets member and rap pioneer, dead at 74

    http://www.rollingstone.com/music/ne...-at-74-w521104

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    "We welcome you to heaven, tra la la la la."

    Jerry Maren, last surviving Munchkin from The Wizard Of Oz, dies at 98

    http://www.msn.com/en-us/movies/news...D=ansmsnnews11

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    He performed regularly on radio and television, recorded 12 albums and played on two of Anne Murray's albums.

    Canadian jazz pianist Brian Browne dies at 81

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa...dies-1.4693924

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    Three days ago, fashion designer Kate Spade hanged herself. Today another famous person hanged himself. The Suicide Prevention Hotline is 1-800-273-8255. CNN just posted an article, "How to get help for someone who might be suicidal": https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/06/healt...elp/index.html

    Anthony Bourdain, celebrity chef and host of CNN's Parts Unknown, commits suicide at 61

    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/anthony...at-61-suicide/

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    Kirwan was a member of the group from 1968 to 1972 and played on five of their albums. He was an alcoholic and was fired from the band after smashing his guitar in a fit of rage prior to a concert. He was replaced by Bob Weston.

    Former Fleetwood Mac guitarist Danny Kirwan dead at 68

    http://www.rollingstone.com/music/ne...-at-68-w521317

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    Gayson. Eunice Gayson. She was seen, but not heard, in Dr. No and From Russia With Love. Her voice was dubbed in by German voice actress Monica van der Zyl, who revoiced characters in ten James Bond films and 22 other movies, including Raquel Welch in 1,000,000 Years B.C.

    Eunice Gayson, first James Bond girl, dead at 90

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/p...-90/687526002/

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    He was born Vincent Clifford in British Columbia and was a member of the Gitxsan tribe. (The name means "people of the river of mist.") Billy ThunderKloud & the Chieftones released three albums and six singles in the 1970s and performed at President Nixon's second Inaugural Ball. Their biggest hit, What Time Of Day, reached #16 on the country chart in 1975.

    Singer Billy ThunderKloud dead at 70

    http://m.digitaljournal.com/pr/3809011

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    He also appeared in the 2011 movie Judy Moody & The Not Bummer Summer -- and his death at such a young age is really a bummer.

    Jackson Odell, actor in iCarly and The Goldbergs, dies at 20

    http://www.thewrap.com/jackson-odell...actor-dies-20/

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    Boyd released one album, My American Dream, in 2009. In 2012 and 2014, he ran -- unsuccessfully -- for a seat in the Missouri House of Representatives.

    Neal E. Boyd, opera singer and 2008 America's Got Talent winner, dies at 42

    http://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/news/nea...D=ansmsnnews11

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