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'House of Cards' Star Reg E. Cathey Left Behind Nearly $500,000

6/18/2018 12:20 AM PDT
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"House of Cards" star Reg E. Cathey had a small fortune to his name when he died earlier this year from lung cancer ... TMZ has learned.

According to docs, obtained by TMZ, Reg -- also known for his huge role on "The Wire" -- had about $495k in several accounts. The docs include a list of his relatives who could be eligible to claim the assets.

TMZ broke the story ... the beloved actor died in February surrounded by friends and family. His funeral costs were just over $2k, according to the docs ... and included $180 for cremation. Reg's stepmom, Maureen, tells us his ashes were spread in NYC, where he lived most of his adult life.

Reg was 59.

Anthony Bourdain Artist Honors Celeb Chef With Lifelike Mural

6/15/2018 7:04 PM PDT
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While the aura of Anthony Bourdain lives on, fans who drive down Wilshire in West L.A. will get an extra reminder of the celebrity chef ... thanks to an awesome new painting by a popular street muralist.

Jonas Never completed his Bourdain mural Friday in Santa Monica, on the side wall of a new restaurant and bar called Gramercy. He tells TMZ ... he was hired by the joint to paint its signage lettering, and asked if he could also do the mural as a tribute.

Never says he saw how the world was affected by Bourdain's suicide and the legacy he left behind, so he felt compelled to find a way to honor him. Gramercy's an L.A. joint that aims for a New York Lower East Side vibe ... so they agreed it was the perfect spot for his art.

We're told Jonas did the mural for free. His murals can be seen all over L.A. -- from Venice to Burbank -- and outside of Floyd's barbershop locations. 

Tito Jackson Proud of Paris for Protecting MJ ... Leave the Stars Alone!!!

6/14/2018 5:02 PM PDT
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Tito Jackson's sad someone tried to disrespect his little brother ... but he's happy Paris Jackson stepped up to make things right.

We got MJ's older bro at LAX Thursday and asked about someone tagging a Michael Jackson star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame this week before his niece showed up to scrub it clean. Tito tells us he's proud of her, because it shows she takes pride in her father's legacy ... just like him.

Tito's not sure if the graffiti was a personal attack on Michael this time around or just a random act of vandalism, but the funny thing is ... the perp who tagged the star really failed if their intention was to hate on the King of Pop.

Turns out ... the star that got tagged was actually Michael Jackson, the 84-year-old British radio personality.

Regardless, Paris still took care of the cleanup ... and Tito's got some words for anyone thinking about vandalizing celeb stars in the future.

Bode Miller 911 Call Daughter in Pool Several Minutes

6/12/2018 10:30 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Bode Miller's neighbors seemed to do all they could as they worked feverishly trying to save his 19-month-old daughter's life after she fell into a pool.

Orange County Fire released the 911 call that was placed moments after little Emeline was taken out of the water. A woman made the call, and told the 911 operator someone was already performing CPR.

The operator asked if Emeline was breathing, and the woman said no -- however, there was a brief moment of hope when the person doing the CPR said he could feel a "small pulse" on the child. When the operator asked how long Emeline had been in the water, someone said "a couple of minutes," but the caller said she wasn't sure.

Once they had the pulse, they turned Emeline on her side to get water out of her lungs. You can hear someone in the background saying the water just keeps coming out. The woman on the phone kept saying, "c'mon baby girl!"

The call lasted about 5 minutes, and at the end you can hear firefighters arriving.

As we reported, the Olympic skier's wife, Morgan, was at a neighbor's home when the tragic accident happened.

Emeline was transported to the hospital, but paramedics and doctors were unable to resuscitate her.

U2 This One's for Anthony Bourdain

6/12/2018 6:49 AM PDT

Bono spoke for Anthony Bourdain's fans, friends and most likely his family too when he dedicated a song -- about another celebrity suicide -- to the beloved author and TV host.

U2 played an invitation-only show at the Apollo Theater Monday night and during the gig Bono addressed the deaths of Bourdain, Kate Spade and several other rock stars in the last year.

He said, "Music lost some great people who gave up on their own life, and that makes it kinda harder. Fashion and now this great storyteller, who I'm sure had stories he couldn't tell us."

The band then launched into its 2000 hit, "Stuck in a Moment" ... which was originally written about INXS lead singer Michael Hutchence, who also hanged himself in 1997.

Bode Miller 19-Month-Old Daughter Dies In Tragic Pool Accident

6/11/2018 4:11 PM PDT
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6/13 -- We're told Bode was, in fact, not present at the time of the accident -- our sources say there wasn't a party either -- Morgan was simply at the neighbors' with Emeline.

Former Olympian Bode Miller's 19-month-old daughter died after a tragic drowning accident ... TMZ has learned.

The Orange County Coroner's Office confirms Emeline Grier Miller passed away in a hospital. A source close to the family tells us Bode and his wife, Morgan, were attending a neighbor's party on Sunday -- and, somehow, Emeline ended up in a pool.

It's unclear how long she was in the water but, according to Orange County Fire, paramedics rushed to the scene and performed CPR before transporting her to a hospital. They were not able to resuscitate her.

Morgan and Bode said on social media ... "We are beyond devastated. Never in a million years did we think we would experience a pain like this. Her love, her light, her spirit will never be forgotten. Our little girl loved life and lived it to its fullest everyday."

Emeline was the youngest of Bode's 4 children. She was named after Bode's grandmother.

Rose McGowan No Blame in Bourdain Suicide Asia Argento is a Survivor!!

6/11/2018 7:46 AM PDT
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Rose McGowan is defending her friend, and Anthony Bourdain's girlfriend, Asia Argento ... saying there is NO reason to play the blame game after his suicide.

Rose says she knows people who knew Anthony, or just loved him on TV, want to "lash out and blame" someone for his death, but says Asia is not the one to blame. Rose is reportedly in Italy comforting Asia and calls her a "brave survivor."

She wrote an open letter describing the chemistry between Asia and Anthony ... saying they both battled demons and, at times, both wanted to die. Rose and Asia bonded as alleged victims of Harvey Weinstein, and Rose says Asia "did the work to get help, so she could stay alive" for her children -- but "Anthony's depression didn't let him, he put down his armor, and that was very much his choice."

As we reported, photos surfaced last week of Asia hugging and holding hands with a French reporter -- at the same time Anthony was in France. Rose says people shouldn't read into that because, "Anthony and Asia had a free relationship, they loved without borders of traditional relationships."

And there's this ... Rose says Anthony sought help for his depression but, for some reason, didn't take the doctor's advice. She adds, "It is in no way fair or acceptable to blame her or anyone else, not even Anthony."

Actor Jackson Odell History of Heroin Use But, Last Drug Test Came Back Clean

6/11/2018 8:14 AM PDT
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Jackson Odell -- the former teen actor and songwriter who died on Friday -- had a history of heroin use, but he was clean when he last underwent a drug test ... TMZ has learned. 

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... Jackson had been at a sober living home for about 3 weeks when he was found unresponsive. We have also learned there were no drugs or drug paraphernalia found when his body was discovered.

TMZ broke the story ... Jackson -- best known for his role as Ari Caldwell on "The Goldbergs" -- died in the San Fernando Valley. As we reported ... no foul play was suspected. An autopsy and toxicology testing is underway to determine the cause of death.

Jackson was 20.

RIP

Anthony Bourdain Daughter Performs Concert In Boots He Gave Her

6/11/2018 6:58 AM PDT

Anthony Bourdain's 11-year-old daughter got onstage and sang -- 2 days after his suicide -- in a performance her mother called "strong and brave."

Ariane Bourdain was singing with her band Sunday at an NYC venue called DROM. Anthony's ex, Ottavia, posted a pic of Ariane with a caption personalized for Bourdain: "Our little girl had her concert today. She was amazing."

Ottavia added that Ariane was wearing a pair of black, studded boots her father had given her.

Anthony frequently talked about how much he loved Ariane and, in general, loved being a father.

Ottavia cryptically ended her note with, "I hope you are having a good trip, wherever you are."

Anthony was found dead Friday morning in his hotel room in France -- he hanged himself using the belt from a bathrobe. As we've reported ... officials are holding his body to conduct an autopsy and toxicology.

'AGT' Winner Neal Boyd Dead at 42 ... From Heart Failure

6/11/2018 6:38 AM PDT
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Neal E. Boyd, the gifted opera singer who won "America's Got Talent," died Sunday from heart failure ... TMZ has learned.

He was in his hometown of Sikeston, Missouri, reportedly at his mother's home, when he died. The county coroner tells TMZ ... Neal passed around 6 PM, and adds no autopsy will be done. We're told he had a known a health condition related to his heart.

Neal won 'AGT' back in 2008 ... wowing the judges and the audience with his operatic voice. He recorded one album, "My American Dream," after the victory.

In early 2017, Neal blacked out while driving, causing an accident that left him and his mother badly injured. They'd been slowly recovering since then.

Neal was 42.

RIP

'Deadliest Catch' Capt. Painter Multiple Drugs Found at Death Scene

6/11/2018 12:40 AM PDT
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Blake Painter had a variety of drugs near his body when cops found him in his home, and it appears he'd been dead for several days ... TMZ has learned.

According to the incident report from the Clatsop County Sheriff's Office in Oregon ... a concerned friend of the former "Deadliest Catch" captain came by to check on him and spotted him through a window lying on the floor of his living room, so he called the cops.

The officer who entered the home says he could smell "the odor of decaying flesh" immediately and discovered Painter lying on his side ... his face, back and stomach were blue.

The report says a bottle containing the painkiller Tramadol was on the couch, along with another bottle with an assortment of pills. There was also a pipe, tinfoil and an Altoids container with what cops believe were heroin and meth inside. The medical examiner discovered another small pipe in Painter's shorts.

We broke the story ... Blake was found dead in his Oregon home on May 25. His friend told cops he'd been trying to reach Painter since Monday, and he'd been sober and happy in the days prior. Blake even took his daughters swimming the Sunday before he died.

Painter was best known for being a captain on seasons 2 and 3 of "Deadliest Catch."

He was 38.

Avicii Death Certificate Revealed

6/10/2018 12:50 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Avicii's death certificate has been released -- and while it doesn't reveal much -- there is an interesting reference to the Islamic calendar on the form.

According to the doc -- obtained by TMZ -- Avicii's date of death in the Hijri calendar is April 8, 1439. His religion is listed as Christian of Swedish nationality. His name and date of birth are redacted for some reason, yet the certificate was released to us as his.

TMZ broke the story ... the incredibly talented DJ used a broken glass to cut himself and commit suicide. The gash -- whether it was to his neck or wrist -- caused massive bleeding.

Avicii was 28.

Asia Argento Leaves Home Day After Anthony Bourdain's Suicide

6/9/2018 1:25 PM PDT

Asia Argento headed out with her daughter Saturday ... to face the world without Anthony Bourdain.

The Italian actress was spotted for the first time since the tragic news broke of Bourdain's suicide ... leaving her home in Rome and getting into a car. We're told she's possibly traveling to his funeral.

As we reported ... Anthony and Asia seemed like a happy, romantic couple just a couple weeks ago when they were together in Florence, Italy. There was also a pic of the 2 together on set of his show 'Parts Unknown,' which Argento worked on.

It's unclear what, if anything, happened in their relationship over the past weeks, but after his death Asia said ... "He was my love, my rock, my protector ... I am beyond devastated."

Bourdain died Friday in his hotel bathroom in France, and used the belt from his bathrobe in his hanging.

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