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DMX was the rapper known for hits like "Party Up (Up in Here)" and actor best known for films such as Belly, Romeo Must Die, Exit Wounds, Cradle 2 the Grave and Last Hour.
Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh and husband of Queen Elizabeth, died today at 99. He was the longest-serving royal consort in British history.
Paul Humphrey, the founder and lead singer of Blue Peter, has passed away. He was also the leader of The Paul Humphrey Band, The Monkey Tree, and Broken Arrow. Blue Peter were the new wave synthpop band best known for the song "Don't Walk Past", a jam I kicked out
Tom Gibney was an evening news anchor at CFTO-TV from 1973 until his retirement in 2007.
Beverly Cleary was the beloved children's author who wrote more than 30 books featuring such characters as Ramona Quimby and Beezus Quimby, Henry Huggins and his dog Ribsy, and Ralph S. Mouse
Jessica Walter was the actress I knew best as Lucille Bluth in Arrested Development. She also voiced Malory Archer on the animated series Archer.
George Segal was the banjo player turned actor who was nominated for an Oscar for 1966's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and starred in the sitcom The Goldbergs.
Elgin Baylor played 14 seasons in the NBA for the Minneapolis/Los Angeles Lakers, appearing in eight NBA Finals. He was the number one draft pick in 1958, NBA Rookie of the Year in 1959, an 11-time NBA All-Star, and a 10-time member of the All-NBA first team, and is
I learned some awful news this evening. Sheila Knesewitsch passed away suddenly last Thursday night. She was only 53. I first got to know Sheila when she attended the very first TMLX at Great Lakes Brewery. She's been to five of our six TMLX events, including TMLX6, which was held
Yaphet Kotto was the actor best known for starring in Alien, Live and Let Die, and the long-running TV series Homicide: Life on the Street.
Marvelous Marvin Hagler (62-3, 52 KOs) reigned as the undisputed middleweight champion from 1980-1987 with 12 successful title defenses.
Rhéal Cormier was the Moncton-born left-handed pitcher who spent 16 seasons in Major League Baseball, going 71-64 with the St. Louis Cardinals, Boston Red Sox, Montreal Expos, Phillies and Cincinnati Reds.
Dick Smyth's commentaries could be heard on CKLW-AM in Windsor, Ont., when it was known as “the Big 8,” 1050 CHUM, City-TV, CFTR, 680 News and CFMT.
Chris Shultz played for the Dallas Cowboys and Toronto Argonauts, winning the Grey Cup in 1991. Following his retirement from professional football, he was a member of the TSN crew covering the CFL.
Walter Gretzky was Canada's Hockey Dad, raising and coaching his son Wayne Gretzky, arguably the greatest hockey player of all-time. I always enjoyed Walter telling the story about getting the call from Wayne after he scored his 50th goal in his 39th game. I remember I got a phone call
Bunny Wailer was an original member of The Wailers along with Bob Marley and Peter Tosh. He's won three Grammy awards for Best Reggae Album.
Frank Orr covered hockey for The Toronto Star from 1961 until his retirement. He was awarded the Elmer Ferguson Memorial Award and elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame as a member of the media in 1989.
Mary Wilson was a founding member of The Supremes. She, along with Diana Ross and Florence Ballard, had 12 number one hits with songs like Baby Love, Come See About Me, Back In My Arms Again, You Can't Hurry Love and Stop! In the Name of Love.
Leon Spinks was the boxer who won the undisputed heavyweight championship in 1978 after defeating Muhammad Ali in a split decision. It was only his eighth professional fight.
Christopher Plummer was the Toronto-born Oscar-winning actor best known for The Sound of Music. His Oscar for best supporting actor was for his role in 2012's Beginners,
Hal Holbrook was the actor who played Mark Twain for more than six decades in his one-man show Mark Twain Tonight and played Deep Throat in "All the President's Men."
Dustin Diamond was the actor best known for playing Samuel "Screech" Powers on Saved By The Bell.
I used to listen to a lot of sports radio on The Fan 1430 and then The Fan 590, so I've heard my fair share of ads for Korry's Clothiers. Saul Korman owned the shop and did his own ads, and he was a character. They rarely seemed scripted, and
Jim Bawden had been a TV critic for 40 years starting at The Globe And Mail in 1970. In 1971 he became TV critic at The Spectator and in 1980 TV columnist at The Toronto Star, Canada's largest newspaper, retiring in 2008. He had written widely on movies and TV
Cicely Tyson was the three-time Emmy winner and Tony winner who was nominated for a Best Actress Oscar for her role in 1972's "Sounder".