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Waterville Body Identified as Fugitive Missing for Years

The body of a man found dead January 11th  in Waterville has been identified. Turns out, the man, 58 year old Richard Lawson, was a fugitive who had been on the run for almost nine years! He died from a heart attack so his death is not considered suspicious.

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Baseball Hall of Famer ‘Stan the Man’ Musial Dies at 92 Years Old

One of the great baseball players of all time #6, Stan ‘Stan the Man’ Musial, died on Saturday at the age of 92. He was not only one of the greats but a great baseball name.

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Robert Chew, AKA Prop Joe, Dead at 52

The massive achievement that is HBO's 'The Wire' is such that even supporting players left a lasting impression on pop culture. Robert Chew, who played Prop Joe, had one of the juiciest roles (in a show chocked full of them) as a pragmatic drug lord known for his negotiating skills. Sadly, Chew passed away last night at the age of 52.

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‘Dear Abby’ Creator Pauline Phillips Dead at 94

Pauline Phillips, better known to millions of people as the woman who created the 'Dear Abby' column, has died.

She was 94.

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‘Diff’rent Strokes’ Star Conrad Bain Dead at 89

Like his co-star Gary Coleman before him, Conrad Bain, one of TV's most beloved icons, has sadly passed on. The long-time star of legendary TV sitcom 'Diff'rent Strokes' is reported to have died this week of unknown causes at the age of 89. No details of Bain's death have been released to the public as of yet.

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Mindy McCready’s Boyfriend’s Cause of Death Ruled Suicide

More details surrounding the untimely death of Mindy McCready's boyfriend, David Wilson, have been released, including new information that the recording producer died in an apparent suicide.

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John Wilkinson, Longtime Guitar Player for Elvis Presley, Dead at 67

John Wilkinson was by Elvis Presley's side for the last 10 years of the singer's life, playing over 1,200 shows with Presley until 1977. The pairing was both destined and miraculous, as Wilkinson once snuck backstage to tell the legend that he didn't know how to play guitar. The slight -- from a 10-year-old Wilkinson -- was received warmly by the King, but it'd be another decade before they'd join forces. The rhythm guitarist died on on Friday (Jan. 11) after a battle with cancer.

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Mindy McCready’s Boyfriend Dead at 34

Mindy McCready has lost the man she calls her soulmate, and her son 9-month-old son, Zayne, has lost a father. McCready's boyfriend David Wilson was found dead on Sunday morning (Jan. 13). He was 34.

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Remembering Huell Howser, California TV Legend

For those outside the state of California, Huell Howser, who passed away late Sunday night, might be something of a mystery. There's a chance you saw him on 'Tracy Takes On ... Hollywood,' or heard his voice on an episode of 'The Simpsons.' Southern Californians, however, are surely familiar with his self-produced travelogues of the state, which aired on KCET in Los Angeles, in all their incarnations -- 'California's Gold,' 'Visiting ... with Huell Howser' and 'California's Water,' to name a few.

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‘Chevy Van’ Singer, Country Songwriter Sammy Johns Dead at 66

Singer Sammy Johns is best known for his hit 'Chevy Van' from 1975, but he made a lasting impression on country music writing hits for Waylon Jennings, Conway Twitty and John Conlee. Johns died in Gaston, N.C. on Friday (Jan. 4) at the age of 66.

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