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  Dorothy Mengering, a cookbook author who was known better for her appearances on her son David Letterman's late-night talk show, died Tuesday, April 11, 2017, in Carmel, Indiana, according to multiple news sources. She was 95. Mengering was a recurring guest on "Late Night With David Letterman" from 1986 to the early 2000s. At [...]

CLAY ADLER (1989 – 2017)

  Clay Adler, who starred on the MTV reality show "Newport Harbor: The Real Orange County," died March 26, 2017, a day after deliberately shooting himself during a trip to the desert with friends, according to TMZ. He was 27. Adler starred on two seasons of "Newport Harbor: The Real Orange County." When Adler started [...]

JOHN GEILS JR. (1946 – 2017)

  John Geils, the guitarist who founded the J. Geils Band well-known for the hits "Love Stinks," "Freeze Frame," and "Centerfold," died Tuesday, April 11, 2017, at his home in Groton, Massachusetts. He was 71. The Groton Police Department said Geils was pronounced dead at the scene after officers were called to the home to [...]

PETER HANSEN (1921 – 2017)

  Peter Hansen, an Emmy-winning actor who played lawyer Lee Baldwin on the daytime soap opera "General Hospital," died Sunday, April 9, 2017, in Santa Clarita, California, according to multiple news sources. He was 95. Hansen played the character off and on between 1965 and as late as 2004. In 1997, he played the character [...]

BILL SUTHERLAND (1934 – 2017)

  Bill Sutherland, a former professional hockey player who scored the first goal in the history of the Philadelphia Flyers, died Sunday, April 9, 2017. He was 82. The Flyers announced the death via a news release on the team's official website. Sutherland, a native of Canada, was a member of the Flyers' original team [...]

JOHN CLARKE (1948 – 2017)

  John Clarke, the beloved New Zealand-born satirist and comedian, died Sunday, April 9, 2017, according to multiple news sources. He was 68. The Canberra (Australia) Times reported that Clarke died of natural causes while hiking in the Grampians National Park in Victoria. Clarke was a frequent actor and comedy writer on Australian television.   [...]

DON RICKLES (1926 – 2017)

  Legendary comedian and actor Don Rickles died Thursday, April 6, 2017, of kidney failure, according to multiple news sources. He was 90. Rickles was widely known for his "insult comic" style, a trademark that grew out of his responses to hecklers in the early days of his stand-up act. He began calling those hecklers [...]

TIM PIGOTT-SMITH (1946 – 2017)

  British actor Tim Pigott-Smith, who won a British Academy Television Award in 1985 for his leading role in “The Jewel in the Crown," died on Friday, April 7, 2017, according to a statement by his agent. He was 70. Pigott-Smith began his acting career on the stage, where he eventually performed with the likes [...]

CHELSEA BROWN (1947 – 2017)

  Chelsea Brown, an actress and dancer known best for appearing as a cast member on "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In," died Wednesday, April 5, 2017, of complications from dementia. She was 69. The death was first reported Thursday by the Australian entertainment reporter Peter Ford on "The Morning Show." He said "Laugh-In" co-producer George Schlatter [...]

GARY AUSTIN (1941 – 2017)

  Gary Austin, the founder of the influential improvisational theater group the Groundlings, died Saturday, April 1, 2017, according to multiple news sources. He was 75. The cause of death was cancer, said Vanessa Richardson, a spokeswoman for his family. The Groundlings changed the shape of American comedy in the 1970s and launched the careers of [...]

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-Andrew Troedel

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Jacqui Weatherill, CEO Greater Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust

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Mishka King on behalf of the late William Francis Huff

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Rob Gell, Environment advocate

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Tim Entwisle, Director Royal Melbourne Botanic Gardens