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DIck Clark dies of massive heart attack at 82

Dick Clark Dies

Dick Clark, the well-known television producer and host, has died. Clark suffered a massive heart attack after undergoing an outpatient procedure, and attempts at resuscitation failed.

Dick Clark's health has been on a steady decline since he suffered a stroke back in 2004, which led to him being forced to retire from his post as host of New Year's Rockin' Eve (which Ryan Seacrest took over two years later.)


“Macho Man” Randy Savage dies in a car crash

Macho Man Randy Savage car accident

We're sad to report that former pro-wrestler "Macho Man" Randy Savage has died after suffering a heart attack while driving. Savage lost control of the vehicle (a 2009 Jeep Wrangler,) veered into oncoming traffic, and collided head-on into a tree. He was taken to Largo Medical Center, and died there from his injuries. His wife, Lynn, was a passenger in the vehicle, and suffered minor injuries. The couple celebrated their 1-year wedding anniversary earlier this month. Randy Savage was 58, a former WWF and WCW World Champion, participated in what many call the greatest pro wrestling match in WrestleMania history (against Ricky Steamboat,) and is the greatest pro wrestler to have yet to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. He later started an acting career, which included Savage playing the role of Bonesaw in Spider-Man.

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Randy Jackson Hospitalized

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Music, Where Are They Now?,

Randy JacksonRandy Jackson has been hospitalized with a suspected mild heart attack.

The 48-year-old singer - who is the brother of the late - was taken to the Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena yesterday and is said to be awaiting test results.

“It appears Randy has had a mild heart attack but he is OK.  He was joking around with his father and he is feeling pretty good all things considered. He’s been under a tremendous amount of stress lately but Randy’s a fighter. He’ll pull through,” a source said.

Randy is believed to have been working on arrangements for a memorial service for his late brother Michael, who died of acute Propofol intoxication in June last year. On Monday, Randy attended a Los Angeles courthouse with family including sister Janet Jackson for a hearing into the involuntary manslaughter case against Dr. Conrad Murray, the man accused of being involved in the icon’s death.
The star has also been playing a key role in arranging plans to allow fans to enter Forest Lawn Memorial Park - where Michael is buried - to pay tribute to the King of Pop on the anniversary of his death later this month.

Peter Graves Dead at Age 83

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Celeb News, Obituaries,

Peter Graves - the star best known for his roles as bumbling airline pilot Clarence Oveur in spoof movie Airplane! and special agent Jim Phelps in the Mission: Impossible TV series - suffered a suspected heart attack at his home on Sunday. He was 83.

The actor was just days away from his 84th birthday and had been out having brunch with his family to before he collapsed. One of his children attempted to resuscitate him but he was unresponsive.

Peter - whose real name was Peter Aurness - starred in more than 70 TV shows and movies, including 1953 classic film Stalag 17, in which he played an undercover Nazi spy, and hit western television series Fury, where he played a horse rancher who befriended an orphan and which ran for five years until 1960.

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Infomercial Pitchman Billy Mays Found Dead

UPDATE #2: It appears that Mays’ death was actually related to heart disease.

UPDATE: Billy was reportedly not wearing a seat belt when he was hit in the head during the flight yesterday.

Billy Mays, the man who could sell just about anything, was found dead today in his Florida home. He was 50 years old.

According to officials, the infomercial guru was discovered by his wife Deborah. There are no indications to believe that any foul play was involved.

Just yesterday, Billy was onboard a US Airways flight that took a hard landing at the Tampa International Airport. Although several passengers did receive minor bumps and bruises, it’s not known whether Mays’ death could have been related to that incident.

The man who sold everything from Orange Glo to OxiClean had been appearing on the Discovery Channel with fellow marketer Anthony Sullivan. is next scheduled to air this Wednesday at 10:00.

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Philips HeartStart Home Automated External Defibrillator

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Household, Science,

Philips HeartStartIt’s kind of scary to think that those we are close to can be here one day and gone the next. Medical experts suggest that many do not survive sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) because treatment should be administered within the first five minutes. The Philips HeartStart Home Automated External Defibrillator from Active Forever is comes equipped with clear, calm vocal instructions to help you step-by-step including delivery of CPR. It can even determine if the procedure is necessary. The device carries a MSRP of $1,139.00.

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Sunday’s Plan for Meet the Press

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: NBC, News,

Tim RussertAlthough plans for Meet the Press’ future is still unclear, NBC has announced how it will address Tim Russert’s recent passing on tomorrow’s show.

This Sunday, veteran journalist will make another special appearance to helm the weekly program. (The former Nightly News anchor was also the one who informed the viewers Friday about his colleague’s death.) During the Father’s Day edition, Brokaw will spend the hour paying tribute to the highly-respected political analyst.

On a side note, Russert’s personal physician, Dr. Michael Newman, confirmed that his patient died as a result of a heart attack. Ironically, the 58-year-old - who was known “to have asymptomatic coronary artery disease” - reportedly passed a stress test back in April and even worked out on a treadmill earlier Friday morning.

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TV Guide

Meet the Press’ Tim Russert Dies After Heart Attack

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: NBC, News,

Tim RussertTim Russert, host of Meet the Press, died Friday. He was 58 years old.

While his network has not officially released the details, the New York Post claims the journalist died after suffering a heart attack at NBC News’ Washington Bureau. Russert worked there as the bureau chief.

Time recently named Tim one of the ‘World’s Most Influential People’. The magazine praised the news analyst for being one “among the most astute, discerning and relentless pursuers of truth in the nation.”

Russert joined the NBC News family back in 1984 and was Meet the Press’ moderator since 1991. No immediate announcement has been made about the fate of his program.

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Kelsey Grammer Recovering From Heart Attack

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Television,

Kelsey GrammerCheers star is resting comfortably today after suffering a mild heart attack this weekend.

The 53-year-old was in Hawaii at the time of the incident. He had just been paddle boarding with his wife when he felt the symptoms come on.

Grammer was immediately taken to the hospital where he still is at this time. According to his rep, Kelsey should be released later this week.

The actor - whose FOX comedy, , was recently cancelled - is currently scheduled to star in Roman’s Empire, a new pilot for ABC.

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Hollywood Reporter

Tragedy for Californication’s Natascha McElhone

Natascha McElhone and Martin KellyA horrible tragedy has forced Showtime’s Natascha McEhlone to abruptly leave the set of . The 38-year-old actress, who is pregnant with her third child, was working in Los Angeles when she found out her husband had passed away.

Martin Kelly, 42, was apparently found last night in the doorway of their London home. It appears the “plastic surgeon to the stars” may have suffered a heart attack. This tragic event sadly comes one day after the couple celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary.

McElhone (Solaris, The Truman Show) is currently en route to England with the couple’s other two sons.

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The Mirror