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L.A. Lakers Honoring Flip Saunders At Tonight's Game

10/28/2015 3:02 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1028-flip-lakers-getty-01The Los Angeles Lakers will have a moment of silence before tonight's home opener to honor Flip Saunders ... the Minnesota Timberwolves coach who passed away this past weekend.

It just so happens that the Lakers play Minnesota tonight -- and a rep for the team tells us, "Our players will be wearing a special t-shirt during pre-game warmups and also we will do a brief moment of silence for Flip just before the national anthem."

Flip was one of the most beloved and respected coaches in the NBA. He died on Sunday after a battle with cancer. 

Dr. Arnold Klein Frozen at Coroner's Office

10/28/2015 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1023-arnold-klein-getty-4-1Michael Jackson's physician and dear friend Dr. Arnold Klein's body remains on ice at the coroner's office because no family members have come forward to claim it.

It's kinda sad, but sources who were close to Klein tell us his closest relatives are unable to get his body. We're told he has 2 living brothers: one is mentally challenged ... the other is bankrupt and unable to fly to Palm Springs.  

Klein also has an aunt who is, as one source put it, "out of it" ... and doesn't understand what's happening around her.  

TMZ broke the story ... Dr. Klein died last week after suffering severe abdominal pains. If no family members retrieve the body, the county would have to approve a friend to do it.


'Ink Master' Winner Dead At 41

10/27/2015 11:36 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1027-ink-masters-scott-marshall-GETTY-01Scott Marshall, the winner of season 4 of "Ink Master" has died at 41-years-old ... TMZ has learned. 

According to Marshall's wife Johanna, Scott called her from his tattoo shop near Chicago Saturday night and said he wasn't feeling well enough to make the drive home. She says Scott got a hotel nearby to crash but when he didn't answer her calls the next day, she got worried. 

Johanna says 2 police officers came to her door Sunday and told her Scott had passed away in his sleep. She says preliminary autopsy results show it was something to do with his heart.

We spoke with the coroner and local police who would only say his death is under investigation. 

Scott won the show's $100,000 prize in 2014 and was featured in Inked Magazine. He leaves behind 3 kids. 

A rep for the show tells TMZ, "He was a great competitor and talented artist. Our deepest condolences go out to the Marshall family and friends."

Bartles & Jaymes Actor Dead at 83

10/27/2015 8:23 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1027-dick-maugg-bartles-jaymes-01Dick Maugg, the man who played Ed Jaymes in the Bartles & Jaymes commercials from the '80s, has died.

Maugg passed away on July 28 after battling cancer, but the family kept it to themselves because they were dealing with his daughter's own fight with cancer, which she lost earlier this month.

Maugg spent the majority of his life as a general contractor and had never acted before landing the role of Ed Jaymes, the silent sidekick in the wine cooler spots. The ads ran for 7 years.

He was 83.

NBA's Sam Cassell Torn Up Over Flip Saunders ... Gave Me 1st Coaching Job

10/26/2015 6:44 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Emotional moment from ex-NBA star Sam Cassell -- who says he's "torn up" over the death of Flip Saunders ... and will always be grateful to the man who gave him his first shot as a coach.  

Back in 2009 -- right after Cassell's playing days came to a close -- Saunders hired Sam as an assistant coach with the Washington Wizards, where he worked for 5 seasons. 

Sam's coaching career has continued to blossom since then -- now he's with the Clippers -- and Sunday, Cassell told TMZ Sports he'll always remember the man who gave him his first opportunity. 

Saunders passed away Sunday. He was 60. 

'Miracle On 34th Street' Actress Dies At 95

10/24/2015 9:49 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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1024-maureen-ohara-getty-01Maureen O'Hara, an actress who appeared in legendary movies like "Miracle on 34th Street" and "The Quiet Man" has died. She was 95 years old.

A family spokesperson says O'Hara died of natural causes at her home in Idaho surrounded by her loved ones on Saturday. The statement says her family played music from her favorite movie, "The Quiet Man" during her final hours. 

O'Hara -- originally from Ireland -- played Natalie Woods' mother, Doris Walker in "Miracle" in 1947. She also starred in several movies with John Wayne.

O'Hara received an honorary Oscar last year. 


Oklahoma St. Homecoming Parade 3 People Dead After Car Slams Into Fans

10/24/2015 11:06 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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1024-oklahoma-accident-gallery-launch-02Three people are dead and several others have been seriously injured after a car slammed into fans watching the Oklahoma State Homecoming Parade Saturday morning.

According to reports, the vehicle was moving at a "high rate of speed" and plowed through dozens of spectators. At this time, three people have died and 22 are injured ... according to police in Stillwater, OK. The driver, a 25-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of DUI.  

University President Burns Hargis said the game scheduled for Saturday afternoon between Oklahoma St and Kansas will be played in honor of the victims. 

Famous Makeup Artist Dead from Apparent Suicide

10/23/2015 12:53 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1023_jake_selena_instagramThe celebrity makeup artist who made a name for himself working with Katy Perry, Selena Gomez and Mariah Carey ... is dead after an apparent suicide in L.A. 

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ Jake Bailey's assistant found him Friday morning in his home and called the cops. We're told it appears he succumbed to carbon monoxide. 

The 37-year-old was most famous for his work with Perry ... most notably, her Cosmo cover.

We're told an autopsy will be completed by the L.A. County Coroner's Office. 



Dr. Arnie Klein Michael Jackson's Physician & Friend Dies

10/23/2015 5:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1023-arnold-klein-getty-02Michael Jackson's longtime physician and close friend Dr. Arnold Klein died Thursday night in Palm Springs ... TMZ has learned.

Dr. Klein was admitted to a hospital in Palm Springs 4 days ago ... according to law enforcement sources. We're told he was suffering severe abdominal pains, and remained in the hospital until he died Thursday evening. He was pronounced dead, of natural causes, at 7:50 PM.

Klein, a renowned Beverly Hills dermatologist, had an astonishing fall from grace in the wake of Michael's death. He was the go-to dermatologist  for scores of celebrities, including Elizabeth Taylor, Dolly Parton, Goldie Hawn, Dustin Hoffman, Sharon Stone and Cher.

Klein was also a Botox pioneer ... in fact he was called, "The father of Botox."

MJ and Klein were the best of friends, often vacationing and spending holidays together. But MJ used their friendship to help fuel his drug addiction.  

1023-sub-arnie-klein-jackson-taylor-01Everything unraveled for Klein when Michael died. TMZ broke the story, Klein had injected Jackson with Demerol 51 times in the 3 months prior to his death.

And Klein also took Jackson to various surgery centers to put him under with Propofol, the drug that killed the singer. On one occasion, Klein took Jackson to the gynecologist next door to his office and put him under with anesthesia which one doctor said was Propofol under the pretext it was for an acne treatment. Klein denied it was Propofol.

Klein gave Jackson prescriptions for various narcotic drugs including Demerol under a variety of aliases, including Omar Arnold, Fernand Diaz, Peter Madonie and Josephine Baker. 

Klein's life went into a tailspin and he ended up in financial ruin, declaring bankruptcy.

In the weeks before Jackson's death ... TMZ shot video of Michael at Klein's office almost daily.

Klein was also rumored to be the biological father of Michael's son, Prince Jackson -- and coincidentally, Prince addressed the rumor just yesterday ... essentially saying he knew Michael was not his biological dad, but it didn't matter to him.

As TMZ reported ... Dr. Klein was not Prince's father either, even though Klein once posted a young driver's license photo of himself that stoked the rumors.

Dr. Klein was 70.


Marty Ingels 60s TV Legend Dies After Suffering Stroke

10/21/2015 9:29 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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1021-jones-ingles-youtube-01Marty Ingels, the star of dozens of TV sitcoms in the 1960s ... and the husband of Shirley Jones has died after suffering a massive stroke. He was 79 years old.

Ingels passed away Wednesday at the Tarzana Medical Center in the San Fernando Valley. He became a household name for his guest appearances on multiple shows, including "The Dick Van Dyke Show," "Bewitched," and "Pete and Gladys."  He also starred in the short-lived, but cult classic 1962 comedy, "I'm Dickens, He's Fenster."

Ingels went on to start his own talent firm, booking commercials for actors like John Wayne and Orson Welles.

He and Shirley got married in 1977. In a statement to Variety, which first reported Ingels' death, she said ... "He often drove me crazy, but there's not a day I won't miss him and love him to my core."


Three Dog Night Singer Dies At 74

10/21/2015 12:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Cory Wells, co-founder and one of the lead singers for Three Dog Night has died. He was 74 years old.

Danny Hutton, Wells' bandmate posted a message on the group's website saying, "It is with deep sadness and disbelief that I must report the passing of Cory Wells." The post goes on to say Cory "died unexpectedly" in New York but it's unclear how. 

The group had huge success in the 1960's and '70s with hits like "Joy To The World," "Black and White," and "Mama Told Me (Not to Come)" ... on which Cory sang lead.

Roddy Piper's Daughter We Were Supposed to Duet Together ... He Loved Music

10/20/2015 8:07 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Roddy Piper had a secret talent ... music ... so says his daughter Ariel Teal Toombs who tells TMZ Sports they had plans to duet together for her album before he passed away. 

Toombs is an aspiring singer who was talking to us about her plans for her first album -- when she brought up the role her father was supposed to play in the project ... and got very emotional. 

"My dad sings ... I'm sorry, sang," Toombs said. "He was actually very musical. He had an amazing ear."

Piper passed away back in July -- and Toombs says she thinks about him every single day. It's clear he will have a huge influence on the album. 

RIP Roddy. 

BTW, just found a Roddy Piper music video from 1992 ... DUDE CAN SING!!

Jim Carrey Carries Ex-Girlfriend's Coffin in Final Goodbye

10/10/2015 6:28 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1010-jimcarrey-gallery-launch-splash-01Jim Carrey was a pallbearer at the funeral of his former girlfriend, and the grief is palpable.

Carrey joined the relatives and friends of Cathriona White as they said goodbye during an emotional service in Ireland.

As the coffin was lowered into the ground, Carrey embraced members of White's family. Jim also posted a message on his Twitter page about Cathriona. 

1010-jim-carrey-twitter-01White committed suicide last week, leaving a note for Jim.  We're told there were multiple factors that triggered the suicide, including their recent breakup, the anniversary of her father's death and a brutal message from her mother.

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