Actor Tim Conway Dead at 85

Sad news for Hollywood today. Carol Burnett star Tim Conway has died, TVGrapevine learned. He was 85 years old.

While the official cause of death has not been released, it is said the actor suffered from dementia. Us Weekly also reported that he had complications from normal pressure hydrocephalus shortly before he passed away.

His daughter Kelly released the following statement to the media:  “The love he gave us, and the laughter he gave the …

Star Wars Actor Peter Mayhew Dead at 74

Sad news for Hollywood tonight. Peter Mayhew,  best known for his role of Chewbacca in the Star Wars franchise, has died. He was 74 years old.

The actor’s cause of death was not available at press time, but it is said he died on April 30.

His family shared the news of his death on the actor’s official Twitter page. They also released the following statement to the media:

“The family of Peter Mayhew, with …

Live! with Kelly and Ryan Remembers Luke Perry

Today’s “Live with Kelly and Ryan” began with Kelly and Ryan’s heartfelt tribute to a dear friend of the Consuelos family, and friend of the show, Luke Perry. 

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Actor Luke Perry Dead at 52

Hollywood is faced with sad news today. Luke Perry, who was considered to be one of the biggest heartthrobs of the nineties, has died. He was 52 years old.

As previously reported, the Riverdale actor suffered a massive stroke last week. According to TMZ, he was at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Burbank and surrounded by loved ones. He was sedated following his stroke, but the damage was too intense for him to recover.

Luke …

Tony Award Winning Actress Katherine Helmond Dead at 89

Sad news for Hollywood today. Tony Award winning actress Katherine Helmond has died. She was 89 years old. According to her talent agency APA, she died February 23rd due to complications from Alzheimer’s disease.

In addition to her work on Broadway, Helmond is well known for her work on notable sitcoms such as Soap, where she played ditzy rich wife Jessica Tate, and Who’s The Boss, where she played social butterfly Mona. Both …

MeTV to Pay Tribute to Peter Tork

 

(February 21, 2019) Chicago, IL – MeTV Network pays tribute to the career of actor and musician Peter Tork with a special presentation of The Monkees airing on MeTV this Sunday, February 24, beginning at 5:00pm ET/PT through 6:00pm ET/PT. Complete tribute schedule is listed below.

Peter Tork will forever be remembered as the keyboardist and bass guitarist for The Monkees, the 60’s pop/rock band

Laverne and Shirley Star Penny Marshall Dead at 75

Sad news from Hollywood today. Penny Marshall, best known for playing Laverne on the hit sitcom Laverne and Shirley, has died. She was 75 years old.

In a statement (reported by Us Weekly), the cause of death was complications from diabetes. Her family released the following statement to the media:

“Our family is heartbroken over the passing of Penny Marshall, Penny was a tomboy who loved sports, doing puzzles of any kind, drinking milk …

Former President George H. W. Bush Dead At 94

Sad news for the world tonight. Former President George H.W. Bush has died. He was 94 years old.

The former President, who also served as Vice President under the Reagan administration, served from 1988-1992.

His son, former President George W. Bush released the following statement to the media:

TVGrapevine sends their condolences to his loved ones.

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Legendary Icon Stan Lee Dead at 95

Sad news for Hollywood and comic lovers today. Stan Lee, the man who co-created Marvel Comics has died. He was 95 years old.

The news initially broke on TMZ and was later reported by several other outlets. His daughter confirmed the news.

In the last year, Stan suffered from several illnesses, including pneumonia and vision issues. It is unknown as of press time what caused his death.

Stan partnered with Jack Kirby in 1961 to …

MeTV Remembers Burt Reynolds with GUNSMOKE Tribute Sept 10-15

(Chicago, IL) September 7, 2018 – MeTV pays tribute to the life and legacy of charismatic actor and starBurt Reynolds with a special week of his memorable role in the Western drama television seriesGunsmoke.  Six tribute episodes starring Reynolds will air Monday, September 10, through Saturday, September 15, from 1pm–2pm ET/PT.

Starring as Quint Asper, MeTV Remembers Burt Reynolds in his 1960s role on the popular Western series that helped to propel him …

Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin Dead at 76

 

Sad news for the music world this morning. TVGrapevine has learned that Aretha Franklin, known as the ‘Queen of Soul’ has died. She was 76 years old.

The ‘Respect’ singer is said to have been battling advanced pancreatic cancer. The Associated Press released the following statement from her family and publicist:

“Franklin’s official cause of death was due to advance pancreatic cancer of the neuroendocrine type, which was confirmed by Franklin’s oncologist, Dr. Philip …

Facts of Life Star Charlotte Rae Dead at 92

THE FACTS OF LIFE — Season 2 — Pictured: Charlotte Rae as Mrs. Edna Ann Garrett — Photo by: Herb Ball/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank

Sad news for Hollywood tonight. America’s favorite house mom, Charlotte Rae, has passed away. She was 92 years old.

The vivacious redheaded actress is best known for her role as Edna ‘Mrs.G’ Garrett on The Facts of Life. She originally played the character on the groundbreaking sitcom Diff’rent Strokes before being given …