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  • R.I.P. Deborah Blackwell, Former SOAPnet General Manager

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    Deborah Blackwell, the former general manager of Disney/ABC Cable Network Group's SOAPnet from 2001-2007, has died at the age of 63, reports Deadline Hollywood. She died yesterday, January 31, after a seven-year battle with Pick’s disease, a rare neurodegenerative disorder. Blackwell was surrounded by family in Virginia at the time of her passing. READ MORE
  • ’20th SAG Awards’ Remembers ‘Y&R’s’ Jeanne Cooper, Bonnie Franklin and Paul Walker

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    During the in memoriam segment of the "20th SAG Awards," which aired live on TNT and TBS on Saturday, January 18, the Screen Actors Guild remembered those we lost in the past year. In addition to such greats as James Gandolfini and Peter O'Toole, the actor's union remembered "The Young and the Restless'" Jeanne Cooper (Katherine Chancellor) and Paul Walker (ex-Brandon Collins). Cooper died on Wednesday, May 8, 2013 after battling a long illness, while Walker died on Saturday, November 30, 2013 following an explosive car accident. READ MORE
  • R.I.P. James Avery; ‘Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ Star Appeared on ‘Y&R’ As Judge Daley

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    Best known for his portrayal as Philip Banks (aka: Uncle Phil) in NBC's widely popular sitcom "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air," actor James Avery has died. According to his manager and publicist, Avery died on Tuesday, December 31 as a result of complications from open heart surgery. The actor appeared in October 2012 episodes of CBS' "The Young and the Restless" as Judge Daley, who ultimately dismissed a case against Phyllis Summers (Michelle Stafford). READ MORE
  • David Pregerson, Second Unit Director of Photography for ‘The Bay,’ Succumbs To Injuries Following Hit-and-Run; Series Honors Memory With Director’s Cut

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    Listed as a second unit director of photography during the third season of "The Bay: The Series," David Pregerson, 23, a recent graduate of UCLA, has died after succumbing to injuries sustained by a hit-and-run that occurred on the morning of Friday, December 27 in the Pacific Palisades neighborhood of Los Angeles, CA. According to police, he was walking home when he was hit by a vehicle and thrown into the bushes. The driver of the vehicle has yet to be identified. Pregerson died on Monday night after being taken off of life support. READ MORE
  • Los Angeles Coroner’s Office Releases Cause of Death of Paul Walker and Roger Rodas

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    With autopsies now completed, the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office has announced the cause of death of actor Paul Walker and Roger Rodas, CEO of Always Evolving, who both died on Saturday, November 30 after their vehicle, a red 2005 Porsche Carrera GT, crashed into a tree and exploded. Walker was a passenger in the vehicle while Rodas was behind the wheel. According to the Coroner's office, Walker died from "the combined effects of traumatic and thermal injuries," while Rodas died as a result of "multiple traumatic injuries." READ MORE