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Arnold Palmer Dead at 87

9/25/2016 5:58 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0925-arnold-palmer-gettyLegendary golfer Arnold Palmer has died, his family confirms.

Palmer died Sunday at his home in Pennsylvania ... but details are unclear.

Golfweek first reported the death.

Arnold Palmer was a 7-time major championship winner ... and became the most beloved figure associated with the golf.

His battles over the years with Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player are considered some of the greatest matches the game has ever seen.

R.I.P.

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Jose Fernandez Partying on Boat with 'J's Crew'

9/25/2016 12:04 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Jose Fernandez was a man of the sea in the weeks before his tragic death.

The Marlins pitcher and some buddies fished and partied it up in the waters around Miami.  One of the shots appears to be the same type of boat that crashed into a jetty Sunday morning ... killing Jose and 2 others on board.

The guys on the boat are called "J's Crew."

Authorities now say drugs and alcohol were not a factor in the fatal crash.

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Jose Fernandez Chilling Death Scene

9/25/2016 9:42 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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12:00 PM -- Authorities are saying there's no indication drugs or alcohol played a factor in the crash.update_grey_gray_barThe boat crash in which Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez died triggered a frantic rescue effort.

As we reported, Fernandez and 2 others were killed when the 32-foot vessel in which they were riding crashed into a jetty in Miami Beach.  

Investigators now say the boat was roaring along the water at full speed.

You see the helicopters searching for bodies with the aid of spotlights.  

None of the victims were wearing life jackets.

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Marlins Pitcher Jose Fernandez Dead After Boating Accident

9/25/2016 6:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0925-remembering-jose-fernandez-main-gallery-launch-GETTY-01Miami Marlins pitcher, Jose Fernandez, was killed after the boat he was riding slammed into a jetty.

Coast Guards found Fernandez' body along with two others early Sunday morning near Miami Beach near the 32-foot vessel, which was overturned. 

Two of the bodies were found floating on top of the water, and one was submerged.

The Marlins released a statement saying,  "The Miami Marlins organization is devastated by the tragic loss of Jose Fernandez.  Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at a very difficult time."

Their Sunday afternoon game against the Atlanta Braves has been canceled out of respect.

Fernandez was born in Cuba and tried 3 times to defect to the U.S. ... he was caught twice and served prison time.  He also saved his mother's life after she fell out of the boat during one attempt.

Fernandez successfully defected in 2008. He was named the NL's Rookie of the Year two years later.

He was 24.

R.I.P.

Corey Haim's Mother I'll Sue Corey Feldman ... If He Keeps Lying About My Son!

9/25/2016 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0920-corey-feldman-corey-haim-TMZ-01Corey Feldman will have hell to pay in court if he keeps spreading lies about the late Corey Haim ... so says Haim's mother.

Judy Haim tells TMZ she's pissed about Corey Feldman blabbing to the media about alleged sexual abuse her son suffered as a kid in Hollywood.

She says that's all BS ... adding Feldman is just looking for attention and a big paycheck. Judy also says she sent Feldman a cease and desist letter back in July ... threatening him to stop the lies, or else.

Judy says she'll pursue legal action if Feldman doesn't shut his trap. It might be an uphill battle ... seeing as how you can't defame a dead person.

Feldman's rep tells us he's constantly asked about Haim, especially recently. The rep adds Feldman has tried to be respectful of both Corey and Judy. 

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Jim Carrey Fires Back at Ex-GF's Husband ... Real Disease Here Is Greed

9/23/2016 12:33 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0923-jim-carrey-cathriona-white-GETTY-FACEBOOK-01Jim Carrey is going OFF about allegations he transmitted STDs to his deceased ex-gf, Cathriona White ... and his latest retort took just 20 words. 

Jim went right at White's estranged husband, Mark Burton, saying ... "Is this the way a 'husband' honors the memory of his 'wife?' The real disease here is greed, shameful greed!"

Burton filed the wrongful death lawsuit against Carrey claiming the actor pressured Cathriona to stay quiet after she contracted Herpes and Gonorrhea from him.

Carrey previously denied the STD claim, and dismissed the lawsuit as a money grab.

Robby Gordon's Dad 911 Caller ... Looks Like Murder-Suicide

9/22/2016 5:33 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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A close family friend of Robby Gordon's father called 911 after entering the house and seeing 2 dead bodies, and immediately said it looked like a murder-suicide. 

The friend was very calm during the call -- he says he's a retired firefighter -- and says "Baja" Bob Gordon's body was in the bathroom and his wife, Sharon, was in the bedroom. He says he could see a rifle next to Bob's body.

As we reported ... a butcher knife was found near the wife's body. Police are investigating all angles of the case.

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Mia Farrow's Son Suicide by Gunshot Wound

9/22/2016 11:48 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0922-mia-farrow-getty-01Mia Farrow's son, Thaddeus, shot and killed himself ... TMZ has learned.

A Connecticut medical examiner tells us Thaddeus Farrow died of a gunshot wound to the torso ... with the death ruled as a suicide. 

We broke the story ... Thaddeus was pronounced dead Wednesday after a life-threatening injury he suffered in his car. He died at Danbury Hospital in Fairfield County. He was 27.

Mia adopted Thaddeus in 1994 from Calcutta, India. He was one of 10 children she's adopted, and was also paraplegic due to polio. 

Thaddeus was adopted after Mia's split from Woody Allen.

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Mia Farrow Son Dies at 27

9/21/2016 5:37 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0921-mia-farrow-tmz-2Mia Farrow's son, Thaddeus Farrow, died Wednesday ... TMZ has learned.

Thaddeus died at Danbury Hospital in Connecticut, where Mia lives. Law enforcement confirmed he died from a life-threatening injury he suffered in his car ... and there was no foul play. There are no other details at this time. He was 27.

Mia adopted Thaddeus -- who was paraplegic due to polio -- in 1994 from Calcutta, India. He was one of 10 children Mia has adopted. 

Thaddeus was adopted after Mia's split from Woody Allen.

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Shawty Lo Death Beanie Sigel Steps in for Tribute Originally for Shawty's Dad

9/21/2016 3:13 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0921_beanie_sigal_shawty_lo_hot-boy_instagram_gettyA tribute concert Shawty Lo planned for his recently deceased father, will now be his own memorial ... TMZ has learned.

Shawty's dad died Sept. 6 of a sudden heart attack, and the rapper canceled live gigs while he was grieving -- but he intended to return to the stage this Thursday in Baltimore at Club Oxygen with Hot Boy Turk.

Shawty's manager, Johnnie Cabbell, says Shawty was going to perform the new track he wrote for his dad, called "Letter To My Father" ... aka 'L2MF.'

As we reported, Shawty died early Wednesday morning when his car hit 2 trees in Atlanta.

The manager says the tribute show is still on, but now it's dedicated to Shawty instead and Beanie Sigel will be onstage too.

Check out his last music video ... for 'L2MF.' 

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Rapper Shawty Lo Dead at 40

9/21/2016 5:58 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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remembering-shawty-lo-main-launchRapper Shawty Lo -- famous for "Dey Know" -- died early Wednesday morning in a car crash.

The 40-year-old was driving a 2016 Audi in Atlanta when the vehicle struck 2 trees. He was reportedly ejected from the car and was pronounced dead at the scene.

0921_shawty_lo_car_crash_subJust hours before he posted videos of himself in an ATL strip club.

In 2008, he snagged Rookie of the Year BET Award.

He also founded the group, D4L ... famous for "Laffy Taffy."

He leaves behind 11 kids and 10 baby mamas. 

Garry Shandling Generous with Sean Penn ... In Life and Death

9/21/2016 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0920-gary-shandling-charities-TMZ-01Garry Shandling was so moved by Sean Penn's passion for the people of Haiti, he made sure the actor's charity got a chunk of his fortune when he died.

TMZ's obtained a copy of the late comedian's will and he's giving away some of his fortune to Penn's J/P Haitian Relief Organization. Garry was a longtime supporter of Penn's charity, attending fundraisers and making countless contributions.

Garry donated a whopping $10k just to back a Haitian runner in the NYC Marathon a couple years ago -- so you've gotta figure he left way north of that to Penn's group.

It's unclear how much he left when he died from a heart attack in March. That detail is held in Shandling's private trust.

According to the will, he also left dough for the University of California's school system -- even though he attended University of Arizona -- the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, as well as 11 relatives.

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'8 Mile' Director Curtis Hanson Dies

9/20/2016 6:25 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0920_curtis-hanson_gettyOscar winning director and writer Curtis Hanson died at a home in the Hollywood Hills Tuesday afternoon ... TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement sources tell us paramedics went to the home, responding to a call of an unconscious man. We're told Hanson was pronounced dead at the scene, and it appears to have been a heart attack.

Hanson won an Oscar in 1998 for his "L.A. Confidential" screenplay, which he also directed. He famously directed Eminem's Hollywood debut in "8 Mile" ... as well as "The Hand That Rocks the Cradle," "The River Wild" and "In Her Shoes."

Hanson was 71.

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