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5Nov
2011
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“60 Minutes” Reporter Andy Rooney Passes Away At 92

Andy Rooney, who retired from 60 Minutes last month, passed away at the age of 92.

He left an immense body of work on television and in print.  He was widely respected for his journalism and his call it as he sees it style of reporting.

He will be missed.-DocFB

Diagnosis:  The longevity of his career may never be matched.

23Mar
2011
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Elizabeth Taylor Passes Away At 79

Richard Burton & Elizabeth Taylor File Photo
Richard Burton & Elizabeth Taylor File Photo

Richard Burton & Elizabeth Taylor File Photo

Elizabeth Taylor has passed away at the age of 79.  She has been hospitalized for over a month at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. 

She was hospitilized last year at Cedars as well, a story we broke but was denied by CNN.  She made a trip overseas last year when Richard Burton was being recognized for his achievements.  She considered Burton her soul mate although she married several times. 

Taylor's health became a concern in 2009 as she did not take part in her good friend Michael Jackson's funeral.

The cause of death is congestive heart failure. 

"Good Morning America" broke the story and confirmed her passing. 

Elizabeth Taylor, one of the first iconic women of film will be missed.-Dr.FB

Diagnosis: True Legend

13Aug
2009
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Les Paul Passes Away At 94

New York, NY…August 13, 2009…Les Paul, acclaimed guitar player, entertainer and inventor, passed away today from complications of severe pneumonia at White Plains Hospital in White Plain, New York, surrounded by family and loved ones. He had been receiving the best available treatment through this final battle and in keeping with his persona, he showed incredible strength, tenacity and courage. The family would like to express their heartfelt thanks for the thoughts and prayers from his dear friends and fans. Les Paul was 94.

Les, you will be missed. Thank you for your contribution to guitars and guitarists everywhere.-Dr.FB

17Jul
2009
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Walter Cronkite Passes Away

Walter

WalterWe heard about this coming last month when his family said Walter Cronkite weas suffering from cerebrovascular disease and was in bad health.

Walter Cronkite passed away at the age of 92 on Friday.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to friends and family of Walter Cronkite.-Dr.FB

25Jun
2009
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Michael Jackson Passes

Michael Jackson wireimage.com
Michael Jackson wireimage.com

Michael Jackson wireimage.com

It is being reported that Michael Jackson has passed away due to cardiac arrest this afternoon.  He was 50 years old.  Michael is survived by his three children, Michael Joseph Jackson, Jr., Paris Michael Katherine Jackson, and Prince "Blanket" Michael Jackson II.

UPDATE:  The L.A. Times is confirming our report & TMZ's  that Michael Jackson has passed away.

UPDATE: AP is now confirming our report & TMZ's that Michael Jackson has passed.

UPDATE: CNN finally comfirmed Michael Jackson's passing with the coroners office in L.A.

23Jun
2009
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Ed McMahon Passes Away

Ed McMahon Passes Away.  File Photo
Ed McMahon Passes Away.  File Photo

Ed McMahon Passes Away. File Photo

Ed McMahon passed away shortly after midnight today.  Ed has been fighting cancer as well as other problems in the past 2 years.  Ed was more than just Johnny Carson's sidekick on the Tonight Show.

Ed, a TV legend, fell on hard times the 2 years but was able to get stuff handled to where a rep for his family said he was at peace when he died.

That is nice to hear because Ed is a Hollywood legend and it was sad to see him go through hard times so late in life.

Ed McMahon, thank you for being you and you will be missed.-Dr.FB

25Apr
2009
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Golden Girl Bea Authur Passes Away

Bea Authur Passes Away.  Photo: Lifetime.com
Bea Authur Passes Away.  Photo: Lifetime.com

Bea Authur Passes Away. Photo: Lifetime.com

The legendary Bea Authur passed away today. The Golden girl brought us many laughs and has been battling cancer. 

Bea was 86 years old and will be missed.  Thank you Bea, for being a friend.-Dr.FB