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Jenni Rivera's Kids

Kids Moving On …

Time to Cash In On Mom’s Estate

6/2/2015 11:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0601_jenny_rivera_house_launchJenni Rivera's family is ready to unload one of her prized possessions -- the massive estate she designed 3 years before her death ... and they're hoping to get $4.5 mil for it.

Jenni’s dream home sits on 4 acres of hilltop land overlooking Encino, CA. The estate has 7 bedrooms and 10 baths including marble floors and a double wrought iron staircase.

The legendary Mexican singer originally bought the property in 2009 for $3.3 mil, but sunk another $500k worth of personal upgrades into the place. Right now Jenni’s kids are living there, but we're told they're ready to bolt if the right buyer comes along. 

Check out the gallery -- if you're into private hiking trails, and pools with a waterfalls ... this is your kinda pad. Of course, you also need a few mil in the bank.

Vice President's Son Beau Biden

Dies of Brain Cancer at 46

5/31/2015 4:18 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0531_beau_biden_gettyBeau Biden, the son of Vice President Joe Biden, died Saturday night of brain cancer.  He was 46. 

The younger Biden has suffered repeated tragedy in his life.  When he was 3, his mother and sister were killed in a car crash and he was badly injured.  His dad was sworn into the United States Senate at his bedside.

In 1987 Beau suffered a life-threatening aneurysm.  In 2010 he had a stroke.  He was diagnosed with brain cancer 2 years ago.

Beau had been an accomplished politician -- twice serving as Attorney General of Delaware -- and there was talk he'd become governor.

He was married with 2 kids.

R.I.P.

Dad from 'Friday'

Dies from Stroke Complications

5/28/2015 4:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0528-reynaldo-rey-tmz-01Reynaldo Rey, longtime comedian and character actor, died early Thursday morning in Los Angeles ... TMZ has learned.

Rey was famous for his movie roles in "Friday," "White Men Can't Jump," and "Harlem Nights." He also appeared in tons of TV shows going back to the 80s ... such as "The Bernie Mac Show," "The Wayans Bros.," "227," and "Sanford."

His manager tells us Rey passed away in a hospital. He suffered a stroke last year ... and started suffering complications in January. He'd checked into the hospital for treatment.

We're told his wife was at his side when he died.

Reynaldo was 75 years old ... and funny as hell as Red's dad in "Friday." R.I.P.

Michael King

Creator of 'Oprah,' 'Dr. Phil'

Dies at 66

5/27/2015 9:10 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Michael King, who with brother Roger created and syndicated wildly successful shows, including "Oprah" and "Dr. Phil," has died ... TMZ has learned.

Sources tell us King and his wife went to France several weeks ago to visit their son and contracted a bad infection when he returned home. He was admitted to Cedars Sinai Medical Center in West Hollywood 20 days ago, where he was treated in ICU for pneumonia.

King was placed on a ventilator and did not get better. His health continued to deteriorate and at around 1 pm today we're told doctors removed him from life support. We're told he died several hours later.

King, who was the CEO of King World Productions, was considered one of the most successful producers in TV history. In addition to Oprah and Phil, he acquired the rights to "Wheel of Fortune" and "Jeopardy."  

King was 66.

U2 Tour Manager

Dies in L.A. Hotel Room

5/27/2015 8:46 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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U2's longtime tour manager died early Wednesday morning in Los Angeles ... just as the band kicked off a week-long string of concerts in the city.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... Dennis Sheehan was found unconscious in his room at the Sunset Marquis Hotel. We're told paramedics were called to Sheehan's hotel room around 5:30 AM for a reported cardiac arrest. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

Sheehan -- who was in his late 60s -- has been U2's tour manager for more than 30 years.

His death came just hours after the curtain went down on U2's first of 5 concerts at the Forum in L.A.

Sheehan's been all over the rock n' roll scene since the '70s. In addition to U2 ... he worked with rock legends like Led Zeppelin, Iggy Pop, Patti Smith and Lou Reed.

Audrey Hepburn

Sons Battle It Out

Over Glittery Clothes and Fancy Hats

5/27/2015 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0526-audrey-hepburn-GETTY-01Audrey Hepburn's sons are at legal war over her hats, scarves and jewelry.

Audrey left a storage locker full of memorabilia.  Among the items ... posters, costumes, gloves, photos, scripts and awards.  

The "Breakfast at Tiffany's" star gave her 2 sons -- Sean Ferrer from her first marriage and Luca Dotti from her second -- a 50/50 cut in all the items. But she didn't say who got what ... she expected they would divvy it up. Problem is ... they can't agree. 

So the treasure trove is just collecting dust at the Los Angeles Fine Arts & Wine Storage Company, and now a judge has to divide the goodies.

Ben Stiller's Mom Dies

Anne Meara

Dead at 85

5/24/2015 1:19 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0524-ben-stiller-anne-meara-GETTY-01Actress and comedian Anne Meara -- who famously co stared with her husband Jerry Stiller for more than 60 years -- has died at the age of 85.

Anne's family, including her son Ben Stiller released a statement on Sunday regarding her passing. They did not mention a cause of death. 

Meara was famous for performing on "The Ed Sullivan Show" in the 1960s with her husband Jerry Stiller, and also had recurring roles on "All My Children" and "The King of Queens." She co stared with Ben in the 2006 film 'Night at the Museum."

Anne's death was first reported by the AP.

'Beautiful Mind'

Inspiration for Movie

Killed in Taxi Crash

5/24/2015 7:06 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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The Nobel Prize-winning mathematician who was the inspiration for Russell Crowe's character in "A Beautiful Mind" is dead, along with his wife, after a fatal taxi crash.

John Forbes Nash, Jr. and his wife Alicia were in the back of a cab on the New Jersey Turnpike when the driver tried to pass another car and lost control.  The taxi crashed into the guard rail and both Nash and his wife were ejected.   They were not wearing seat belts. 

Nash was a brilliant mathematician who battled paranoid schizophrenia ... a character well-played by Crowe in the 2001 movie, which won an Oscar for Best Picture.

Nash won the Nobel Prize for Economics in 1994 for his work in game theory. He taught at Princeton and MIT.

Nash was 86.  Alicia was 82.  They were married for 60 years.

RIP.

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Casey Kasem's Widow

Will NOT be Prosecuted

For Elder Abuse

5/22/2015 3:17 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Exclusive Details

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Casey Kasem's widow Jean has been cleared in the elder abuse investigation, which has lingered for a year.

TMZ broke the story ... police launched an investigation after Casey's kids filed a report claiming Jean had taken the famous DJ on a wild, multi-state car ride which compromised Casey's health, creating bedsores that became infected. 

Casey died last June, and Jean took the body to Norway, where it remained for months. Police wanted it brought back to the U.S. for a complete autopsy but that never happened.

We've just learned the L.A. County D.A. rejected the case, saying Jean did a good job caring for her husband, and concluded, "The development of a bedsore by itself is insufficient evidence of abuse or neglect."

Case closed. RIP, finally.

Ex-NFL Linebacker

Suicide By Hanging

... Officials Say (UPDATE)

5/18/2015 10:52 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Adrian Robinson Jr. -- the 25-year-old ex-NFL linebacker -- committed suicide by hanging on Saturday ... officials tell TMZ Sports

We spoke with Jeff Moran of the Philadelphia Medical Examiner's Office who tells us, "The manner and cause of death was suicide by hanging."

Robinson -- who played for the Steelers and the Broncos -- is survived by his young daughter Avery Marie.

Rapper Chinx Drugz

Murdered in Drive By Shooting

Member of French Montana's Coke Boys

5/17/2015 6:56 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0517-chinx-TMZ-01Rapper Chinx Drugz was shot and killed early Sunday morning in a drive-by.

It happened in Queens NY at around 4 AM.  Police found 2 victims in a car, one who whom was Chinx, who was shot multiple times in the torso.

0517-chinx-crime-scene-TMZ-01The 31-year-old is a member of French Montana's Coke Boys.  Chinx big song is "I'm a Coke Boy" which features French.

The second victim, who was shot in the back, has been hospitalized.  He's in critical condition.

Cops are on the hunt for the shooter.

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Memphis Grizzlies

Honoring B.B. King

Before HUGE Playoff Game

5/15/2015 3:17 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0515-bb-king-memphis-grizzlies-GETTY-01B.B. King might be gone, but the Memphis Grizzlies are making sure he's not forgotten ... taking time out to remember the music titan before tonight's HUGE playoff game ... TMZ Sports has learned.

We spoke to the Grizzlies reps who tell us ... before the team takes on Golden State in Game 6 of the Western Conference semifinals tonight ... they'll honor the hometown hero who passed Thursday at age 89.

The team didn't wanna give away too many specifics about how they're planning to honor King -- but are hoping fans of both basketball and music enjoy the huge surprise they have in store. 

R.I.P. B.B.

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UFC's Corey Hill

Wife Confirms Death

... After Devastating Illness

5/15/2015 3:13 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0515-corey-hill-FACEBOOK-01Former UFC fighter Corey Hill passed away Friday ... after he was hospitalized for a devastating illness, his wife tells TMZ Sports

Hill had been sick for days ... and family members and close friends were told he passed away on Thursday. 

But Lauran Hill says he was still battling ... until Friday afternoon, when he was pronounced dead. 

"Corey was a loving husband and devoted father," Hill says ... "He was such a strong role model for our children, and would do anything to keep them safe and happy and healthy."

"[He was] a fighter til the end."

Hill was 36.

Corey made his UFC debut in 2008 after appearing on "The Ultimate Fighter 5" ... and was most notably remembered for snapping his right leg in a gruesome injury suffered during a televised fight. 

But he bounced back from the injury ... and continued to fight -- most recently competing in an MMA event in February.  

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