How Did Mrs. Garrett Die?

Charlotte Rae, the Tony and Emmy-nominated actress best known for her role as Mrs. Garrett on “The Facts of Life” and “Diff’rent Strokes” died on Sunday (Aug. 5) at 82 years old.

According to Rae’s publicist, she was surrounded by friends and family when she passed away in her Los Angeles home. An official cause of death was not revealed, however, in April 2017, Rae announced that she had been diagnosed with bone cancer—her second bout with cancer after having being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2009.

Rae told People Magazine of her bone cancer diagnosis: “I found out I have bone cancer…About seven years ago, I was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer — which is a miracle that they found it because usually, it’s too late. My mother, sister and my uncle died of pancreatic cancer. After six months of chemotherapy, I was cancer-free. I lost my hair, but I had beautiful wigs. Nobody even knew.”

She continued: “So now, at the age of 91, I have to make up my mind. I’m not in any pain right now. I’m feeling so terrific and so glad to be above ground. Now I have to figure out whether I want to go have treatment again to opt for life. I love life. I’ve had a wonderful one already. I have this decision to make.”

Rae’s mother, as well as her older sister and uncle all, died of pancreatic cancer, which is why Rae made sure she was screened for it frequently. “I had no symptoms. I had absolutely no symptoms. None whatsoever…They said that it was cancer, and it was contained, but it was growing fast. I just knew that I had to take action as quickly as I could,” she told UCLA Health.

Rae said it was a “miracle” that doctors found the pancreatic cancer “because usually, it’s too late.” She announced that she was cancer free after six months of chemotherapy.

Following her bone cancer diagnosis, Rae told People that when she first found out about it, she didn’t know whether or not she wanted to go through another round of treatment, and canceled her first appointment. Then she changed her mind.

“I wanted to think about it first,” she said. “I think I’m going to go for it. The side effects were not too bad when I did it originally. I’ve had a great life, but I have so many wonderful things happening. I’d like to choose life. I’m grateful for the life I’ve already had.”

Last spring, Rae told Fox News that she still stayed in touch with her “The Facts of Life” family and when Kim Fields, who played Tootie on the show, was on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” in 2016, she cheered her on. Rae added that she wasn’t surprised that the show was still adored by fans.

“The show touched on issues that could bring parents and children together,” she explained. “And people enjoyed it. When I did a book signing at Barnes and Noble, I noticed there were a lot of people who stood in line and they told me that I meant so much to them… They were very attached to Mrs. Garrett. And they all wanted a hug from me! And I gave it to them. All of them.”

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How Did Michael & Janet’s Dad Die?

Joe Jackson, the patriarch of the world-famous Jackson family, has died at the age of 89 years old.

TMZ reports via family sources that Jackson passed away at 3:30 a.m. Wednesday morning (Jun. 27) in Los Angeles. How did Joe die? What was his cause of death?

Last week, we reported that Joe had been hospitalized with terminal cancer earlier this month and was in the final stages of the disease. His wife, Katherine Jackson, as well as some of their children and grandchildren, had been at his bedside.

According to TMZ, Jackson had been dealing with health issues for a while now. He was hospitalized back in 2016 after coming down with a high fever, but he recovered and was seen partying in Vegas not long after. His health had also been declining after suffering a stroke and three heart attacks back in 2015 and had a pacemaker implanted.

Joe Jackson was best known as the father of some of the most successful entertainers in the world: The Jackson 5, then as solo artists, Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson, whose careers he managed at young ages.

His controversial parenting methods—including abuse and strict management practices—were scrutinized by his children and the media. Joe admitted to the physical abuse and being a very strict parent, but never apologized, instead saying that his methods turned his children into successful adults and kept them out of jail.

Joe stood by Michael during his molestation trial, and after Michael’s death in 2009, Joe was criticized for trying to make money from his son’s memory.

Joe and Katherine were married for more than 60 years and had 10 children together, though more recently, they didn’t live together as their relationship was strained for the last years of his life.

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How Did the Pantera Drummer Die?

Vinnie Paul—a legendary drummer for various heavy metal bands, most notably Pantera—has died at the age of 54. Paul’s rep confirmed his death to Billboard. Paul passed away on Friday (Jun. 22) in Las Vegas.

“Vincent Paul Abbott aka Vinnie Paul has passed away,” Pantera said in a statement on its Facebook page. “Paul is best known for his work as the drummer in the bands Pantera and Hellyeah. No further details are available at this time. The family requests you please respect their privacy during this time.”

How did Vinnie Paul die? What was his cause of death? At this time, Vinnie Paul’s official cause of death doesn’t appear to have been released to the public. According to the statement from Paul’s rep, “no further details” regarding the drummer’s death are available at the moment.

According to Billboard, Paul (born: Vincent Paul Abbott), along with his brother, Dimebag Darrell, formed the heavy metal band Pantera in 1981. The group later found mainstream success with second lead singer Phil Anselmo. Pantera went on to earn four Grammy nominations and had nine albums chart on the Billboard 200, including 1994’s Far Beyond Driven, which debuted at No. 1.

After Pantera broke up in 2003, the Abbott Brothers founded another group called Damageplan. Dimebag Darrell was shot and killed onstage during a concert in Columbus, Ohio on December 8th, 2004, according to Billboard.

Paul had been playing the drums for the heavy metal supergroup Hellyeah since 2006.

Vinnie Paul was born in Texas and credited the Lone Star state for inspiring his sound. He told OnlineDrummer.com in an interview a few years back: “The Texas thing is part of it, growing up on a healthy dose of ZZ Top and Stevie Ray Vaughan, but I also was a metal-head from day one. Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Kiss, Van Halen, all my favorite bands had really great grooves to their music.”

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How Did the TV Actor Die?

Jackson Odell—a songwriter and former teen actor best known for his roles on TV shows “iCarly” and “The Goldbergs”—has died at the age of 20 years old.

According to TMZ, Odell “was found unresponsive in a sober living home” in the San Fernando Valley in California, and “there were no signs of foul play.”

As for his cause of death, that has yet to be determined, however, since he was found dead in a sober living home, it is assumed he died as the result of a drug or alcohol overdose.

Jackson’s family said in a statement: “The Odell family has lost our beloved son and brother, Jackson Odell. He will always be a shining light and a brilliant, loving and talented soul. He had so much more to share. Our family will always carry that truth forward. Our wish is that the rest of the world does as well. We are now going to try to make sense of our immeasurable loss privately.”

Odell had been acting since he was 12 years old and his credits included a recurring role on the ABC sitcom The Goldbergs as popular student Ari Caldwell. He also appeared in several episodes of the Nickelodeon comedy iCarly, and was featured in two episodes of the hit ABC series Modern Family as Ted Durkas. Jackson also landed a big screen role in the 2011 children’s movie “Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer.”

In addition to acting, Jackson was also successful singer/songwriter. Most recently, he had written several songs for the soundtrack of the 2018 movie “Forever Your Girl,” including the Lauren Alaina hit “Wings of an Angel.”

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How Did the Chef & TV Host Die?

Anthony Bourdain, beloved chef and TV host, has died of an apparent suicide at the age of 61.

According to CNN, Bourdain was found dead by his friend Eric Ripert in his hotel room in France early Friday morning (Jun. 8). The two were on location shooting an episode of Bourdain’s award-winning show Parts Unknown, CNN reported.

“It is with extraordinary sadness we can confirm the death of our friend and colleague, Anthony Bourdain,” CNN said in a statement Friday morning. “His love of great adventure, new friends, fine food and drink and the remarkable stories of the world made him a unique storyteller. His talents never ceased to amaze us and we will miss him very much. Our thoughts and prayers are with his daughter and family at this incredibly difficult time.”

Bourdain first made his as a chef and then an author. His famous book, “Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly,” was published in 2000.

Bourdain was perhaps best known as the host of the award-winning CNN series “Parts Unknown,” in which the chef and author took viewers around the world exploring the human condition and helping audiences think differently about food, travel and themselves. He was an advocate for marginalized populations and campaigned for safer working conditions for restaurant employees.

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How Did the “Sons of Anarchy” Actor Die?

Actor Alan O’Neill, best known for his role as Hugh on Sons of Anarchy, died Wednesday (Jun 6). He was 47 years old.

The Irish actor appeared in Season 6 and 7 of the hit FX series, with IMDB crediting him in seven episodes in 2013 and 2014. O’Neill’s manager, Greg Meyer, confirmed his passing to Variety Thursday night.

O’Neill’s agent Annette Walsh described the actor as brilliant and funny. “I’ll personally miss knowing Alan isn’t sharing the planet with us any longer, despite the miles between L.A. and Dublin, Alan was only ever a phone call away,” she said.

No foul play is suspected in O’Neill’s death, according to TMZ, which reported that his body was “discovered by his girlfriend in the hallway of her Los Angeles apartment Wednesday night.”

While no official cause of death has been revealed, O’Neill’s manager said he had a history of heart problems, was a heavy smoker and also struggled with drug abuse and alcoholism. TMZ reported that an autopsy will be done soon to determine O’Neill’s cause of death.

In addition to “SOA,” O’Neill appeared in movies and TV shows dating back to the late 1990’s and early 2000’s.

Though Sons of Anarchy went off the air in 2014, the show is still popular on streaming platforms like Netflix. A spin-off show called Mayans MC was reshot last year and earlier this year FX officially announced it was picking it up. The show will debut sometime in 2018.

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“Deadliest Catch” Star Blake Painter Dead at 38

Sad news for fans of the show “Deadliest Catch.” Blake Painter, one of the featured fisherman on the series, was found dead in his Oregon home. He was 38 years old.

According to TMZ, Painter—who appeared on the second and third seasons of the hit Discovery Channel show—had been deceased for days before police discovered his body at his home on Friday (May 25).

A friend of Painter’s had reportedly become concerned after not hearing from him for a few days, so he called the police to do a wellness check. After gaining entry into his home, they determined Painter had been dead for “several days.”

As of this writing, there was no reported cause of death for Painter, however, investigators found prescription pills at the scene.

Local law enforcement officials released a statement saying that they didn’t find any evidence of foul play, but they weren’t ruling out the possibility of suicide. Authorities said an autopsy and toxicology test will be done to determine Painter’s official cause of death.

Blake Painter, who was considered an expert crab fisherman, was the captain of the F/V Maverick boat on “Deadliest Catch.” He appeared in season 3 for several episodes before deciding to leave the show.

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