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Westboro Baptist Church Founder Fred Phelps Dies at 84

Under normal circumstances most of us would not celebrate a death and the word 'celebrate' might not be the correct word to use here... But I don't think there will be a lot of mourning for Fred Phelps who is dead at the age of 84. Phelps is best known as the founder of the Westboro Baptist Church.

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Comedian Tim Wilson Dies at 52 – Was a Fixture on Evansville Radio and the Old Funny Bone Comedy Club

Comedian Tim Wilson has died of an apparent heart attack...he was 52. Wilson was a staple on the radio in the Evansville area as a regular performer on The Bob and Tom Show, heard every weekday morning on our sister station, 103 GBF.

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Major Family Guy Character Dies On Sunday’s Episode – Spoiler Alert

Sunday night's episode of Family Guy took a shocking turn when Brian Griffin, the beloved family dog, was hit by a car and died from his injuries in a major plot twist nobody saw coming. Brian has been one of the most popular characters for the entire 11-year run.

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Country Legend and Grand Ole Opry Star Jack Greene Dies at 83

He was known as the "Jolly Green Giant" to country music fans around the world; Jack Greene has died at the age of 83 from complications related to Alzheimer's disease. Greene died in his sleep at his home in Nashville, according to a statement.

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Etch-A-Sketch Inventor Andre Cassagnes Dies In France

Andre Cassagnes died on January 16th in a Paris suburb. His name is not immediately known by most of us, but his invention, the Etch A Sketch, is one of the most iconic toys of the last 50 years - a staple of the Ohio Art Company. Cassagnes, a French electrician, came up with the idea in 1950 after peeling a decal off of a light switch plate and noticing the graphite stuck to the plastic surface of the plate that was easily marked with a pencil.

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Pop and Country Star Patti Page Dies at 85

Patti Page, legendary pop and country star has died at the age of 85 in a Southern California nursing home. Page sold more than 100 million records over her incredible career. Her most notable records were 'The Tennessee Waltz' and 'How Much Is That Doggie in the Window'. Page charted more than 81 pop hits between 1948-68, but her sound was as much appealing to country audiences as pop audiences.

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Former Indiana Basketball Standout Neil Reed Dies at 36

Neil Reed, basketball standout at South Spencer High School and IU collapsed and died of cardiac arrest at his California home yesterday, he was 36. It was in 1997 when Reed, a junior at IU, alleged that he was choked by coach Bob Knight in practice. A videotape of that particular practice surfaced that substantiated Reed's claim against Knight.

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WKDQ Remembers Andy Griffith

Andy Griffith, one of television's most beloved stars has died at the age of 86. The cause of death is not immediately known, but according to a long time friend, Bill Friday, Griffith passed away at his home in Manteo, North Carolina, earlier this morning.

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Artist Thomas Kinkade Dies At Age 54 [Video]

Artist Thomas Kinkade, known as the 'painter of light' died yesyerday at his home in Los Gatos, California very unexpectedly, he was 54. Kinkade was known for his brushwork paintings of idyllic landscapes, cottages and churches were among his biggest sellers for art dealers across the country.

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Johnny Cash Last Surviving Original Band Member Dies At 83

Marshall Grant, the last original member of Johnny Cash's band has died at the age of 83. Grant died last weekend after suffering a brain aneurysm and is pictured above on the right.

Cash's band was known as the 'Tennessee Two" and Grant was a very important part of what would become Cash's signature sound on the bass and also served as the road manager from 1954-1980

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Ed Flesh Dies At 79 – Who?

You probably don't know his name and you definitely would not know him if you had the chance to bump into him on the street. He is however, very much a part of 'pop' culture and he is probably more a part of your life than you ever imagined in fact, your contact with him might even be daily.

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