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‘King of Infomercials’ Don Lapre Dead from Apparent Suicide

The self-proclaimed “King of Infomercials” Don Lapre, 47, was found dead in his cell of an apparent suicide on Sunday, although an investigation is still underway.

Lapre was jailed in an Arizona federal jail without bond on charges of defrauding at least 220,000 people out of nearly $52 million.

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Doritos Inventor Dies, to Be Buried with Doritos

You’ve probably never heard of Arch West, but you’ve almost certainly tasted his most famous invention: Doritos.

Last week, this purveyor of good taste passed away at the ripe old age of 97. According to his family his ashes will be mixed with his beloved creation and then buried.

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‘Ziggy’ Creator Tom Wilson Dead at 80

Tom Wilson, who created the comic strip ‘Ziggy,’ has died at the age of 80, due to complications from pneumonia.

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Amy Winehouse Died Alone in Bed: Report

PEOPLE is reporting that singer Amy Winehouse may have been dead for “up to six hours” when her body was discovered by police mid-Saturday afternoon at her home in London.

According to the report, Rigor mortis had set in by the time police arrived, suggesting that Winehouse’s body had been dead for several hours.

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James Arness: Rest In Peace, Marshall Dillon

Although I was born well after the genre had reached its peak, I've always been a fan of the western. My all time favorite western series is Gunsmoke. On Friday, we said farewell to shows star, James Arness

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Dr. Jack Kevorkian, Assisted Suicide Crusader, Dead at 83

Dr. Jack Kevorkian, the controversial supporter of assisted suicide, died this morning at a hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan. He was 83.

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Elizabeth Taylor Dead at 79

Legendary actress Elizabeth Taylor, who for decades captivated audiences with her beauty and talent, died Wednesday in Los Angeles of congestive heart failure, the AP has confirmed. She was 79.

The British-born actress, who appeared in over 50

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