Celebrity Deaths

Robert Culp, Dead at 79

In MemoriumRobert Culp was 79. He was the actor best known as Kelly Robinson in the '60s TV show I Spy and more recently as Warren Whelan on Everybody Loves Raymond.

I knew him best as Bill Maxwell on The Greatest American Hero.

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Fess Parker, Dead at 85

In MemoriumFess Parker was 85. He was the actor who played Davy Crockett and Daniel Boone.

I came within a Y chromosome have having a son named Daniel Boon.

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Alex Chilton, Dead at 59

In MemoriumAlex Chilton was 59. He was the singer and guitarist who rose to prominence in Big Star and The Box Tops.

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Dan Achen, Dead at 51

In MemoriumDan Achen was 51. He was lead guitarist for the Hamilton rock band Junkhouse.

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Peter Graves, Dead at 83

In MemoriumPeter Graves was 83. He was the actor best known for his starring role in the television series Mission: Impossible from 1967 to 1973, and its revival, from 1988 to 1990.

I'll always remember him as Captain Clarence Oveur from Airplane!

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Merlin Olsen, Dead at 69

In MemoriumMerlin Olsen was 69. He was a member of the Los Angeles Rams' "Fearsome Foursome" in the 1960s, along with Deacon Jones, Lamar Lundy and Rosey Grier. He later starred on NFL broadcasts, commercials, and the TV series "Little House on the Prairie" and "Father Murphy."

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Corey Haim, Dead at 38

In MemoriumCorey Haim was 38. He was the Toronto actor who starred in such films as "Lucas", "The Lost Boys" and "License to Drive". Locals will remember him as Larry on "The Edison Twins" before he shot to fame in the mid-to-late 80s.

Growing up in this city, it seemed like everyone had a Corey Haim connection. Every one of us was two degrees of separation from him or closer, and we all heard the stories. Here's a little something I wrote about Corey Haim back in 2006.

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To Corey's friends and family in this city, I'm deeply sorry for your loss. I always liked the guy and rooted for him to slay his demons.

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Mark Linkous, Dead at 47

In MemoriumMark Linkous was 47. He was the lead singer and multi-instrumentalist for the alternative rock band Sparklehorse.

Here's Sparklehorse's appropriately titled "Sick of Goodbyes".

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Andrew Koenig, Dead at 41

In MemoriumAndrew Koenig was 41. He played the role of Richard "Boner" Stabone in Growing Pains.

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Doug Fieger from The Knack, Dead at 57

In MemoriumDoug Fieger was 57. He was the lead singer of the rock band The Knack who had a hit in 1979 with "My Sharona".

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