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Jamie Foxx’s younger sister, DeOndra Dixon, dies at 36

DeOndra Dixon, Jamie Foxx’s younger sister, was an ambassador with the Global Down Syndrome Foundation. She died at the age of 36.

Actor and rapper Jamie Foxx is remembering the life of his younger sister, DeOndra Dixon, who died earlier this month at the age of 36.

Foxx said in a Instagram post Monday that his “heart is shattered into a million pieces.” 

DeOndra was an ambassador with the Global Down Syndrome Foundation since 2011 and she was the first recipient of the foundation’s highest honor, the Quincy Jones Exceptional Advocacy Award.

“We have lost our talented, intelligent, feisty, beautiful, kind, loving, caring, pure and giving heart,” the foundation wrote on its website. “Our Down syndrome community has lost a beacon of hope, a true leader, and role model whose aim was to always help others. She was a bright light in this world of ours.”

The foundation said she

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Prince Azim of Brunei, a Film Producer Who Rubbed Elbows with Joan Collins and Mariah Carey, Dies at 38

Prince Azim of Brunei, a Film Producer Who Rubbed Elbows with Joan Collins and Mariah Carey, Dies at 38

Prince Azim was the son of the Sultan of Brunei and fourth in line to the country’s throne

Prince Azim, the son of the Sultan of Brunei who was fourth in line to the country’s throne, has died. He was 38.

Brunei’s government confirmed that Prince Azim died on Saturday morning, and he was laid to rest at the Royal Mausoleum in the capital of Bandar Seri Begawan. Palace officials also declared a seven-day period of national mourning with flags being flown at half-mast.

Although officials did not disclose his cause of death, local media reports said the prince had been in hospital “for quite some time,” according to Vice.

Educated at the International School Brunei, Raffles Institution in Singapore and Oxford Brookes University in the U.K., Prince Azim was sent

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German parliament vice-president dies after collapsing ahead of live TV interview



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Germany’s parliamentary vice-president Thomas Oppermann has died after suddenly collapsing on set while doing television work.

The 66-year-old was on Sunday preparing to appear virtually on live political affairs programme Berlin Direkt, which had already begun broadcasting, when he collapsed at the Max Planck Institute in Gottingen.

Television crew immediately called emergency services, public broadcaster ZDF said, but Mr Oppermann later died in hospital.

No information has been provided as to his cause of death, but ZDF chief Theo Koll said Mr Oppermann appeared “professional and relaxed” during talks before he was due to go live on-air, according to Die Welt.

German chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday said she was “shocked and saddened” at the death of Mr Oppermann, whose Social Democrat party serves as the junior partner in a coalition government with Ms Merkel’s Christian Democrats.

“I have valued him for many years

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Johnny Leeze, former Emmerdale actor, dies at 78

Former Emmerdale star Johnny Leeze has died at the age of 78.

Leeze, whose real name was John Glen, was best known for playing Ned Glover from 1994 to 2000 in the ITV soap.

His brother Phil said on Facebook:. “It is with deep regret to inform you all my brother John passed away this morning… He will be missed greatly.”

He added that Leeze had been diagnosed with Covid-19 shortly before his death and that he also had underlying health issues.

Leeze was also known for his earlier role as milkman Harry Clayton in Coronation Street, and he also worked as a stand-up comedian on the club scene.

His brother’s tribute added: “He made thousands laugh. Rest in peace John. Your loving brother Phil and sisters Pam and Sheila.

“I know you will have them all in stitches up there. Fly high on angels wings.”

His daughter Holly told

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BBC TV presenter dies aged 87

Former TV presenter Frank Bough has died at the age of 87.



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Bough became one of the most well-known faces on the BBC in the 1980s after fronting the Grandstand sports show on Saturdays.

In 1983 he gained an even wider audience when he launched the first national breakfast television programme, Breakfast Time.

He quit the show in 1987 to present the Holiday programme but was sacked by the corporation a year later after the News of the World reported he had attended sex and drug parties.

A family friend told the BBC the former presenter died on Wednesday in a care home.

“Frank excelled as a live presenter with the BBC for many years and we are very sorry to hear of his passing,” a BBC spokesperson said.

“We send our condolences to his family and friends.”

Piers Morgan tweeted: “RIP Frank Bough,

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Set Designer Ming Cho Lee Dies at Age 90

Lee designed many Broadway sets from the 1950s-1980s.

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that set designer Ming Cho Lee has died at age 90.

Ming Cho Lee is one of the foremost theater designers of the past 50 years. He taught full-time at the Yale School of Drama for 48 years and served as chair or co-chair of the design department for 34 years. He is the recipient of the National Medal of the Arts. In addition to his three Henry Hewes Design Awards, he has won two Tony Awards, an Outer Critics Circle award, Drama Desk Awards, and the TCG Practitioner Award. He holds five honorary degrees, and is a member of the Theater Hall of Fame.

Lee has designed more than 300 shows worldwide, including Broadway and Off-Broadway, and dance and opera productions. His designs have been shown in retrospectives at the New York Public Library for the

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Jerry Jeff Walker, Country Music Legend and ‘Mr. Bojangles’ Songwriter, Dies at 78

Jerry Jeff Walker, a Texas country singer and songwriter who wrote the pop song “Mr. Bojangles,” has died at age 78.

Walker died Friday (Oct. 23) of cancer, family spokesman John T. Davis told The Associated Press.

“He had battled throat cancer for many years, and some other health issues,” Davis said Saturday.

Walker emerged from New York’s Greenwich Village folk scene in the 1960s and he was a founding member of the band Circus Maximus. He moved to Texas in the 1970s and in 1972 scored a hit with his version of the Guy Clark song “L.A. Freeway.”

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Boy, 3, dies at his birthday celebration after accidentally shooting himself with family member’s gun

A 3-year-old boy has died at his birthday celebration after finding a family member’s gun and accidentally shooting himself in the chest.

The incident occurred at approximately 4:15 p.m. at a family residence in Porter, Texas, according to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, when authorities were called to the home and found a 3-year-old boy with a gunshot wound to his chest.

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“Family and friends had gathered earlier to celebrate the birthday of the three-year-old, and while playing cards, heard a gunshot,” the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement released to social media. “The child was located with a gunshot wound to the chest.”

According to authorities, it was learned during the investigation that the child had allegedly found the pistol after it fell out of a family member’s

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Country singer Jerry Jeff Walker, known for ‘Mr. Bojangles,’ dies at 78

Jerry Jeff Walker, a Texas country singer and songwriter who wrote the pop song “Mr. Bojangles,” has died at age 78.

Walker died Friday and the cause of death was cancer, family spokesman John T. Davis told The Associated Press.

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Jerry Jeff Walker.

“He had battled throat cancer for many years, and some other health issues, the cause death was cancer,” Davis said Saturday.

Walker emerged from New York’s Greenwich Village folk scene in the 1960s and he was a founding member of the band Circus Maximus. He moved to Texas in the 1970s and in 1972 scored a hit with his version of the Guy Clark song “L.A. Freeway.”

Walker and the Lost Gonzo Band in 1973 recorded an album live in Texas called “Viva Terlingua” that became a classic of the country-rock scene. Walker has since released more than 30 albums.

In 1986, he formed independent music label

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‘Mr. Bojangles’ Writer, Jerry Jeff Walker, Dies Of Throat Cancer : NPR

Country legend Jerry Jeff Walker poses backstage at a country music festival in 2009. Walker, best known for his hit “Mr. Bojangles,” died Friday after complications from throat cancer. He was 78.

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Country legend Jerry Jeff Walker poses backstage at a country music festival in 2009. Walker, best known for his hit “Mr. Bojangles,” died Friday after complications from throat cancer. He was 78.

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Country music singer Jerry Jeff Walker, the man behind “Mr. Bojangles,” died Friday after a battle with throat cancer. He was 78.

“He was at home until an hour before his passing,” his wife of 46 years, Susan Walker, told the Austin American-Statesman. “He went very peacefully, which we were extremely grateful for.”

Born Ronald Clyde Crosby in New York in 1942, Walker cut his teeth in the folk music scene of Greenwich

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