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Rest In Peace: Taylor Negron (1957 – 2015)

Word has come in from several reputable sources that Taylor Negron, perhaps best remembered for his appearance in Fast Times At Ridgemont High, has passed away following a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 57. Born in 1957, Negron initially got his start in stand-up comedy. He performed in and around his hometown of Glendale […]

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Wayne Static’s Widow Issues Statement, Claims Wayne Did Not OD

The death of any musician is guaranteed to be fodder for gossip columnists and bloggers trying to gain clicks. People tend to jump to conclusions, especially when famous people died at an age earlier than 80. Wayne Static was 48 when he passed away this last week, and in the days since his passing there […]

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Remembering Wayne Static: 10 Songs Everyone Should Know

The news of Wayne Static’s passing has shocked rock fans around the world, including every single member of the Under The Gun team. Many of us grew up listening to Static’s music, and some even cite Wisconsin Death Trip as one of the main reasons they began to explore the world of metal. You didn’t […]

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Rest In Peace: G.R.L. Member Simone Battle (1989-2014)

This is a rough way to start the day. G.R.L. member and one-time X Factor contestant Simone Battle has passed away. She was 25. News of Battle’s death began to spread across the internet early Saturday morning. Her passing was first confirmed by longtime producer Derek Butler over Instagram, then later by her label and […]

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Rest In Peace: Jimi Jamison (Former Lead Singer of Survivor)

The world of rock and roll has lost one of its most iconic voices. TMZ broke the news last night that Survivor frontman and longtime rock legend Jimi Jamison has passed away. He was 63. Jamison’s booking agent, Sally Irwin, told the gossip site that Jamison died of a heart attack at his home in […]

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Rest In Peace: Richard Attenborough (1923 – 2014)

Word is breaking this evening that Lord Richard Attenborough, iconic actor on stage and screen, has passed away. He was 90. Attenborough died Sunday, his son Michael told the BBC in London. The cause of Attenborough’s death is not known at this time, but the famed actor suffered a stroke five years ago that left […]

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REST IN PEACE: Robin Williams (1951-2014)

This is one of the hardest headlines I have ever had to write. The world has lost one of the funniest and most talented souls to ever walk its surface, and I am fighting back tears with each key stroke. News is breaking this evening that legendary comedian and silver screen icon Robin Williams was […]

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Rest In Peace: James Garner (1928 – 2014)

A rough week of celebrity losses just got a whole lot worse. Just days after the world said goodbye to Johnny Winter and Elaine Stritch, news is breaking that iconic screen actor James Garner has also passed away. He was 86. Garner, who rose to fame with his role on the 1950s television series Maverick, […]

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Rest In Peace: Elaine Stritch (1925 – 2014)

First Johnny Winter, and now this? Today sucks. News has been breaking for the past hour that broadway and screen legend Elaine Stritch died on Thursday at her home in Birmingham, Michigan. She was 89. Stritch started her entertainment career more than half a century ago. She landed a few small TV roles at the […]

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Rest In Peace: Johnny Winter (1944-2014)

News is breaking this morning that iconic blues musician Johnny Winter, whose career spans half a century, has died. He was 70. Winter’s publicist confirmed the news to members of the press this morning, adding that Winter died in a hotel room in Zurich earlier this week. A statement released along with the announcement said […]

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Rest In Peace: Bobby Womack (March 4, 1944 – June 27, 2014)

The world just lost a legend. Reports have been coming in for the last hour that legendary soul singer Bobby Womack has passed away at the age of 70. The news was confirmed by his label, XL Recordings. No cause of death has been found at this time. That said, in recent years Womack has […]

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Rest In Peace: Rik Mayall (Star of ‘Drop Dead Fred’)

The world has lost another one of its shining stars. News is breaking that actor Rik Mayall, known for his starring role in the classic comedy Drop Dead Fred, has passed away at the age of 56. A spokesman for Mayall’s management company confirmed the news to members of the press this morning. Mayall was […]