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Actress, screenwriter Mely ‘Miss Tapia’ Tagasa, 82

MELY PALOMA TAGASA, best known for her portrayal of of the character Miss Tapia in IBC-13’s Iskul Bukol situational comedy series passed away early...

‘Little black dress’ designer Hubert de Givenchy, 91

PARIS -- Hubert de Givenchy, the aristocratic French fashion designer famous for the “little black dress” and styling Audrey Hepburn and Jackie Kennedy, has...

Monetary Board member Araneta passes away

MONETARY BOARD Member Valentin A. Araneta, a veteran of the banking industry, passed away on Feb. 21, according to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas...

Frasier dad John Mahoney, 77

CHICAGO — Actor John Mahoney, who portrayed the no-nonsense father in the TV sitcom Frasier, has died in Chicago at the age of 77,...

Glee actor Mark Salling, 35

LOS ANGELES — US actor Mark Salling, known for his role in the hit musical TV series Glee, died Tuesday, weeks before being sentenced...

Mort Walker, creator of ‘Beetle Bailey’ comic, 94

WASHINGTON — Cartoonist Mort Walker, whose lovable Beetle Bailey character survived decades of military life at dysfunctional Camp Swampy without ever doing any real...

Film and television director Maryo J. delos Reyes, 65

ACCLAIMED film and television director, Maryo J. delos Reyes passed away Saturday night at the age of 65 after suffering a heart attack in...

US sci-fi legend Ursula K. Le Guin, 88

NEW YORK — Ursula K. Le Guin, the award-winning US science fiction and fantasy author, and avowed feminist whose books have sold millions worldwide,...

Designer Pitoy Moreno, 88

COUTURIER Jose “Pitoy” Moreno died on Jan. 15 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease, leaving a legacy of beautiful women dressed in his...

The Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan, 46

LONDON — Irish singer-songwriter Dolores O’Riordan, frontwoman of the multimillion-selling rock band The Cranberries, died suddenly in London on Monday, aged 46, her publicist...

Actor Spanky Manikan, 75

VETERAN actor Spanky Manikan passed away on Sunday, Jan. 14, after losing the battle against lung cancer. He was 75. His wife, actress Susan Africa,...

Music’s loss: Moody Blues’ Ray Thomas, 76, and French singer France...

LONDON/PARIS -- Musician and singer Ray Thomas, a founding member of the band Moody Blues, has died at the age of 76, his record...

‘Alphabet Series’ author Sue Grafton, 77

LOS ANGELES — Sue Grafton, the prolific author of the bestselling “Alphabet Series” mysteries featuring private investigator Kinsey Millhone, has died at the age...

Jazz man Eddie Katindig, 80

JAZZ MUSICIAN Eddie Katindig or Eddie K passed away at the age of 80 after battling lung cancer. According to his sister, Letty Soriano, Mr....

Sound of Music actress Menzies-Urich, 68

LOS ANGELES -- Heather Menzies-Urich, a star of The Sound of Music, which continues to win hearts worldwide after more than half a century,...

Actor David Cassidy, teen heartthrob of The Partridge Family, 67

DAVID CASSIDY, a singer and actor whose androgynous features and jaunty voice made him a 1970s teen heartthrob on the television show The Partridge...

Fashion giant Azzedine Alaia, 77

PARIS -- French-Tunisian designer Azzedine Alaia, whose timeless gowns won an army of devotees around the world, has died at the age of 77,...

Actress/singer Isabel Granada, 41

ACTRESS-SINGER Isabel Granada has died from a brain hemorrhage on Nov. 4 after suffering a burst aneurysm in Doha, Qatar. She was 41. Her cousin,...

Robert Guillaume, star of Benson, 89

TWO-TIME Emmy Award-winning actor Robert Guillaume, who became one of the most prominent black actors on US television playing the cantankerous title character in...

Fats Domino, boogie-woogie pianist and rock pioneer, 89

NEW YORK – Fats Domino, whose rollicking boogie-woogie piano helped give birth to rock ‘n’ roll, has died in his lifelong home of New...

Actor Chinggoy Alonzo, 67

VETERAN stage and screen actor Ramon “Chinggoy” Alonzo succumbed to colon cancer on Sunday at the age of 67. Mr. Alonzo’s manager, Shirley Kwan, confirmed...

Film director Maning Borlaza, 82

EMMANUEL “MANING” BORLAZA, the man who brought to the silver screen Bituing Walang Ningning (1985) and gave birth to one of the most famous...

Heartland rocker Tom Petty, 66

NEW YORK – Tom Petty, the heartland rocker whose classic melodies but dark storytelling created a string of hits over four decades, died Monday...

US game show icon Monty Hall, 96

WASHINGTON – Monty Hall, an American TV icon who hosted the long running game show Let’s Make a Deal, died Saturday at the age...

Playboy founder Hugh Hefner, 91

PLAYBOY founder Hugh Hefner, who helped usher in the 1960s sexual revolution with his groundbreaking men’s magazine and built a business empire around his...

Sopranos’ Frank Vincent, 78

LOS ANGELES – American actor Frank Vincent, who was known for his memorable gangster roles in Goodfellas and The Sopranos, died on Wednesday. Television network...

Post-modern master, US poet Ashbery, 90

WASHINGTON – Pulitzer-prize winning poet John Ashbery, a post-modern American trailblazer, has died at age 90 in Hudson, New York, his family told US...

Walter Becker, rock bohemian of Steely Dan, 67

NEW YORK – Walter Becker, a bassist whose eclectic tastes from jazz to reggae helped create the intricate bohemian rock sound of Steely Dan,...

Actor Richard Anderson, boss of Six Million Dollar Man, 91

HOLLYWOOD -- Richard Anderson, who played the boss of both The Six Million Dollar Man and The Bionic Woman in an on-screen career stretching...

Texas Chain Saw Massacre director Tobe Hooper, 74

LOS ANGELES – Movie director Tobe Hooper, best known for The Texas Chain Saw Massacre and Poltergeist horror films, died in California on Saturday,...

Comedy legend Jerry Lewis, 91

WASHINGTON – Veteran Hollywood comedian Jerry Lewis, who died Sunday aged 91, perfected a goofy brand of slapstick that endeared him to millions over...

‘Rhinestone Cowboy’ Glen Campbell, 81

WASHINGTON -- Country music legend Glen Campbell, the mellow-voiced “Rhinestone Cowboy” who sold millions of albums over a career that spanned decades, has died...

US playwright, actor Sam Shepard, 73

NEW YORK -- Sam Shepard, the preeminent US playwright of his generation celebrated for depicting a darkness to contemporary American life and Oscar-nominated actor,...

French film legend Jeanne Moreau, 89

PARIS -- French actress Jeanne Moreau, who lit up the screen in Jules et Jim and starred in some of the most critically acclaimed...

Film director George A. Romero, father of the zombie movie, 77

WASHINGTON -- US filmmaker George A. Romero, whose 1968 cult classic Night of the Living Dead spawned the zombie movie genre, died on Sunday...

Oscar-winning actor Martin Landau, 89

LOS ANGELES -- Martin Landau, a talented and prolific character actor who achieved TV stardom in Mission: Impossible and won an Oscar for his...