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Lil Peep Hometown Memorial Service ... After Death

12/3/2017 1:59 PM PST

Lil Peep was honored by family, friends and fans alike in his hometown this weekend during a very personal memorial service following his sudden death.

The service went down Saturday in Peep's stomping grounds of Long Beach, New York -- where what appeared to be a modestly large crowd gathered as speakers went up to a podium one by one to share some words about the fallen rapper. 

His mother, Liza Womack, spoke at the event -- as did his grandmother. Watch the full service at your own risk ... it's a real tearjerker.

We broke the story ... Peep's death is now under investigation after text messages a woman allegedly sent were discovered, which read in part ... "GBC [Lil Peep] high af because of me and my friend lol ... He passed the f*** out my brother called and I tried to get him to say hi to my brother but he wouldn't wake up ..."

Police are also looking into whether Xanax Peep took before his death might've been laced with fentanyl.

Peep died last month of a suspected overdose. He was only 21.  

Charles Manson Battle for His Body Pen Pal, Grandson Want It

11/29/2017 10:37 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Charles Manson's body is in limbo now that 2 people have come forward laying claim to the corpse ... TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement sources tell us Jason Freeman -- who claims to be Manson's legit grandson -- has contacted the Kern County Sheriff to say he wants Manson's body. The other candidate is Michael Channels, who was Manson's longtime pen pal.

Channels has one thing in his favor ... Manson's will. TMZ broke the story, Manson left everything to Channels and we know he's already informed the Sheriff he's the executor -- and he's filed it in probate court.

Even though Freeman might be Manson's kin -- he claims he's taken a DNA test -- he'd still have to contest the will in court to get a shot at the body.

It's now been 10 days since Manson died, and if no one had made a claim the Sheriff's Department would have cremated his remains. We're told that's on hold until a ruling from the court.

Charles Manson Back in Hollywood ... Looks Like It, Anyway

11/29/2017 7:14 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Charles Manson has come back from the dead, gotten MUCH younger and taken to the streets of Hollywood ... is what you'd say if you ran into this guy.

The Manson look-alike hit up Madeo in WeHo Tuesday and stopped our photog in his tracks.

The faux Manson has been mistaken for the cult leader many times before -- but we're guessing people don't run away in panic anymore ... at least since Manson died earlier this month.

Helter Skelter deja vu ... thank God it wasn't.

Post Malone Shows Off His Lil Peep Tattoo ... Image is Spot-On

11/28/2017 8:19 AM PST

Post Malone got some new ink last week to honor his late friend, Lil Peep, and flaunted it -- in all its amazing detail -- as he left Poppy in WeHo.

We got Post Monday night and, as soon as we offered condolences ... he stopped to pay tribute. He flashed the new tattoo of Peep's face on his left arm.

Post also had some kind words about Peep's brief career and his impact on music.

As we first reported, Peep's apparent OD death is now the subject of a police investigation.

David Cassidy Rent My Cherish-ed Florida Home ... Just $1,500/Night!

11/23/2017 12:40 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

David Cassidy might be gone, but his old mansion in Florida is very much in business.

Cassidy's former waterfront home in Fort Lauderdale is currently for rent, with prices ranging from $1,200 to almost $2,000 a night depending on the season. Right now, it's going for around $1,500/night  ... winter comfort ain't cheap, ya know?

Folks wanting to crash in Cassidy's old digs have to shell out for a minimum of 3 nights, but it might be worth it considering everything there.

The 6-bed, 6-bath estate is adjacent to a private lake with a dock. It also comes with a pool and spa, an outdoor barbecue, a volleyball court and complimentary paddle boards and kayaks for the adventurous types. There's a bunch of Cassidy memorabilia on display, too. Awards, personal posters, and videos of his concerts ... like a mini Cassidy museum.

The former teen idol sold the house in 2015 for $2 million after purchasing it in 2001. Even though he died this week ... c'mon, you can get happy about this. 

David Cassidy Dead at 67

11/21/2017 6:10 PM PST
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David Cassidy, the 'Partridge Family' heartthrob who sold millions of records and became the fantasy of millions of girls, is dead.

Cassidy died in a Florida hospital after his organs failed

Family sources tell TMZ, David had been on life support since Monday. Doctors advised the family Tuesday the only way David could survive was with a liver transplant, but he was not a candidate because he would never survive surgery. The family decided at around noon to remove life support.

A number of family members were present when David died, including his brothers Shaun, Patrick and Ryan, his children Beau and Katie, along with various nephews and his ex-wife, Sue Cassidy.

We're told death came almost immediately after life support was withdrawn.

TMZ broke the story, David was in need of a kidney transplant but ultimately doctors said it was futile. His liver and other organs shut down and early Sunday his son and ex-wife were summoned to the hospital to say goodbye.

Cassidy was a multi-faceted entertainer ... from singing, to acting to Broadway to Vegas. "The Partridge Family" hit like an earthquake and catapulted him to stardom. The show ran from 1970 - 1974 and produced hits like "I Think I Love You," "Come On Get Happy," and "Doesn't Somebody Want to Be Wanted."

David reluctantly auditioned for the role of the guitar-playing Keith Partridge and producers cast him not even knowing if he could carry a tune.

After "The Partridge Family" ran its course, David recorded a number of solo hits, including the remakes of "Cherish," "How Can I Be Sure" and "Rock Me Baby."

He took the starring role on Broadway in "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" from 1983 to 1984. 

David was the son of actor Jack Cassidy and Broadway performer Evelyn Ward.  

David guest starred in a number of TV series, including "The F.B.I." "Marcus Welby, M.D.," "Ironside," "Bonanza" and "Medical Center."

Cassidy battled alcoholism for most of his adult life.

He's survived by son Beau, daughter Katie -- who stars in "Arrow" -- half-brothers Shaun, Patrick and Ryan, step-mother and co-star Shirley Jones and ex-wife Sue Shifrin-Cassidy.

RIP

Della Reese Dead at 86

11/20/2017 10:13 AM PST
Breaking News

Beloved singer and actress Della Reese, best known for starring in "Touched By an Angel," died Sunday night ... according to her family.

Della had battled diabetes for years. Her family says she passed away in her California home.

She co-starred with Roma Downey on 'Angel' ... playing Tess. She had big movie roles too, like "Harlem Nights" and "A Thin Line Between Love and Hate" -- and was the first black woman to guest host "The Tonight Show."

Della was also an accomplished gospel singer -- Mahalia Jackson discovered her. She went on to become an ordained minister in the 1980s.

Della was 86.

Charles Manson Dead at 83

11/19/2017 9:20 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Charles Manson -- the man who masterminded one of the most heinous murder sprees in American history -- is dead  ... this according to the sister of his famous victim.

Debra Tate tells TMZ she received a call from the prison telling her Manson died 8:13 PM Sunday.

We're told the prison is contacting all of the victims' families.

Manson died of natural causes, according to prison officials.

Manson was recently wheeled into Bakersfield hospital and escorted by 5 uniformed cops. Our sources had said at the time, "It's just a matter of time." He was covered in blankets and looked ashen in the gurney.

TMZ broke the story ... Manson was taken from Corcoran State Prison to the hospital back in January where he was being treated for intestinal bleeding.

As we reported ... Manson was supposed to undergo surgery but it was deemed too risky.

Manson has been locked up since his arrest in December 1969 for the Tate-LaBianca murders. He was convicted of conspiracy to commit the slayings, which occurred one day after the next in August 1969.

Manson was not present, but members of the so-called Manson Family slaughtered 5 people, including actress Sharon Tate, at her home in the Beverly Hills area. Manson's goal was to start a race war he called "helter skelter" ... from the Beatles song.

The night after the Tate murders, members of the family randomly murdered Leno and Rosemary LaBianca. In all, the family inflicted 169 stab wounds and 7 gunshot wounds.

Manson got the death penalty in 1971, but when that was ruled unconstitutional ... it was changed to 9 consecutive life sentences.

Manson was 83.

'Cosby Show' Star Earle Hyman Dead at 91

11/19/2017 5:39 PM PST

Earle Hyman, the man who played Bill Cosby's father on "The Cosby Show," has died. 

Hyman passed away Friday at the Lillian Booth Actors Home in New Jersey, according to a rep for The Actors Fund. 

The actor was a veteran theatre performer, having made his Broadway debut in "Run, Little Chillun" in 1943 and starring in multiple plays over the course of his career. He has more than 40 acting credits attributed to his name from movies and TV roles. 

Hyman was perhaps most famous for playing Cosby's TV dad, Russell Huxtable -- he even got nominated for a guest performer Emmy in 1986 for his portrayal. Hyman was also well known as a voice actor on the '80s cartoon show "ThunderCats."

He was 91. 

Muhammad Ali's 'Fight Doctor' Ferdie Pacheco Dead at 89

11/16/2017 2:09 PM PST
Breaking News

Ferdie Pacheco, the corner man who fixed up Muhammad Ali for years in the ring, has died.

Pacheco, known as the "Fight Doctor," died Thursday at his home in Miami ... according to his wife and daughter.  

He met Ali in Miami during the '60s, when he trained with Angelo Dundee. Pacheco began working with them and stayed on as Ali's ringside doctor through his prime years as heavyweight champion.

Pacheco went on to become a two-time Emmy-winning TV boxing analyst. He was portrayed by Paul Rodriguez in the 2001 "Ali" biopic. 

He's survived by his wife, 4 children and 2 grandchildren. 

Pacheco was 89. 

Lil Peep Dead at 21 Tour Bus Overdose Suspected

11/16/2017 5:13 AM PST
Exclusive Details

New York rapper Lil Peep, whose lyrics were laced with drug references, has died of a suspected overdose on his tour bus ... TMZ has confirmed.

Lil Peep's body was found on the bus Wednesday night outside a club called The Rock in Tucson. He was scheduled to perform there. Law enforcement tells us his manager went to check on him around 8:50 PM and found him dead. We're told there was drug paraphernalia around him, and evidence of a possible overdose, and it was likely he'd taken Xanax.

Peep had posted a photo earlier in the day with what appeared to be prescription pills on his tongue and the caption, "fucc it."

Peep was an up-and-comer whose emo lyrics -- sometimes rapped, sometimes sung -- attracted several celebs in and out of the music biz. He and Bella Thorne had hooked up back in September.

Post Malone immediately reacted to his death on social media. 

DJ Marshmello had toured with Peep, and said they'd just been talking about doing music together.

Peep, whose real name was Gustav Ahr, had just released his debut album, "Come Over When You're Sober (Part One)" in August.

He was just 21.

RIP

Glenn Frey Eagles Legend Left Everything to Wife

11/15/2017 11:12 AM PST
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Glenn Frey -- the late co-founder and guitarist for the Eagles -- left everything behind to his wife ... according to legal docs obtained by TMZ.

Frey's will lists Cindy Millican -- to whom he was married for more than 25 years -- as sole heir to his fortune. He also named her executor of the will ... leaving her responsible for distributing his personal items like jewelry, clothing and furnishings based on his wishes.

According to the docs ... Glenn suggested famed Eagles manager Irving Azoff and attorney Barry Greenfield serve as co-executors if, for some reason, his wife can't serve.

The will lists assets of $100,000 ... but, obviously, Frey had much, much more dough than that. The doc describes a family trust, which likely contains the bulk of his wealth. 

We broke the story ... Frey died in January 2016 of complications from rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis, and pneumonia. He was survived by Cindy and their 3 kids. Only one of them is a minor.

There is a bit of bookkeeping as well ... in the docs, Cindy says she doesn't have the original will, just a copy. She has to disclose that to the court, but it shouldn't be an issue ... unless someone contests the will, and no one's expecting that.

Ex-MLB Star Roy Halladay Dead at 40 in Fatal Plane Crash

11/7/2017 1:10 PM PST
Breaking News

Retired baseball superstar Roy Halladay died in a fatal plane crash Tuesday in the Gulf of Mexico.

The Pasco County Sheriff's Dept. in Florida is holding a news conference to reveal details of the crash. They confirm Roy was the only person aboard the ICON A5 light-sport aircraft when it went down 10 miles west of St. Petersburg.

The Sheriff's Dept. says Roy did not make a mayday call before he went down, and they've already recovered his body.

40-year-old Halladay proudly purchased an ICON A5 just last month ... the first one of the production line. He posted a video in which his wife expressed concern about the aircraft, but also said she felt more comfortable after flying in it.

Roy was an 8-time All-Star pitcher for the Phillies and the Blue Jays, and a two-time Cy Young Award winner. He's one of only 2 players in MLB history to throw a no-hitter in the playoffs. He also pitched a perfect game for the Phillies in 2010.

The Phillies issued a statement -- "We are numb over the very tragic news about Roy's untimely death. There are no words to describe the sadness that the entire Phillies family is feeling over the loss of one of the most respected human beings to ever play the game." 

He's expected to be a first ballot Hall of Famer when he becomes eligible in 2019.

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