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    It's been almost four months since 25-year-old British socialite and model Peaches Geldof was found dead in her southeast England home on April 7, and today the official cause of her death has been released. A coroner has ruled that Geldof had codeine, methadone, and morphine in her system, the latter coming from heroin, and that the heroin levels were within the fatal range.

    The confirmation that Geldof died from a heroin overdose isn't surprising, but the inquest revealed sad new details about her addiction. She'd been taking methadone for two and a half years before her death, and according to her husband, she had relapsed in February.

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    21-year-old actress Skye McCole Bartusiak was found dead in her apartment on Saturday. The cause of death is unknown, but her mother said that she had been suffering from epileptic seizures in the days prior to her death. She was best known for her role in The Patriot, playing Mel Gibson's youngest daughter.

    She was found by her boyfriend, sitting up in bed in the garage apartment of her parents' Houston home. Helen McCole Bartusiak said, "We think she had a seizure and choked and nobody was there." She said that her daughter had suffered epileptic seizures since infancy, but they had disappeared for a few years until returning last week.

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    Actor James Garner died at age 86 at his home in Los Angeles of natural causes. The star who played Ryan Gosling's character Noah as an older man in The Notebook had a long and celebrated career as both a comedic and dramatic actor. He was probably best known as the funny hero in the TV series Maverick, which played in the 1950s, as well as the good-looking leading man in movies such as The Rockford Files and Murphy's Romance.

    Oscar-nominated Garner's resume is incredibly impressive, but many of us will remember him as the man Ryan was destined to become in our all-time favorite romantic film.

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    The sad sad story of Casey Kasem's family feud leading up to and surrounding his death over a month ago continues. The legendary TV and radio star had been at the center of an ugly court battle between his children from his first marriage, and his second wife Jean Kasem.

    It seemed like Kasem was finally going to be able to rest in peace, but now it's being reported that not only was an autopsy never performed -- his body has gone missing out of the morgue.

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    Billy Joel's mama was obviously special to him, so it's probably with a very heavy heart that he said goodbye to her on Sunday, July 13. Rosalind Nyman Joel was 92, so it's not like she didn't live a long and full life, but it's still never easy to let go of someone close to you.

    Roz, as she was affectionately known, was apparently very well loved by her family. She was the inspiration behind Joel's song "Rosalinda's Eyes" from the 1978 album 52nd Street, and she obviously roused tender feelings in her former daughter-in-law Christie Brinkley too. Soon after the public announcement of Rosalind's passing, the model took to Instagram to post a special tribute.

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    What is a sufficient amount of time for someone to wait before dating after his or her partner passes away? Obviously, there's no one right answer to this question, but if you ask L'Wren Scott's sister, three months is not it. Jan Shane recently slammed Mick Jagger after photos were released showing the Rolling Stones singer at a hotel with a young, pretty woman just three months after his longtime girlfriend Scott committed suicide.

    Even though Jagger, 70, has never been known for his ability to stay faithful, Shane reportedly has a difficult time believing the rock icon is mourning her sister if he's already shacking up with someone else. Her exact words were so harsh, I'd be reconsidering my actions right about now if I were Jagger.

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    Today quite a few people are going to feel like a warm part of their childhood has died. Ann B. Davis, who played Alice on the hit series The Brady Bunch, died at age 88 after a fall at her home in Texas. The show ran from 1969 to 1974, but lived on in repeats, making it virtually a staple of the childhood of anyone over 40. While the blended (for the time) family was the one everyone wished they could have -- it was the straight-talking character of housekeeper Alice who gave the family that extra-added bit of humor and kick. Here are five of Alice's most awesome moments.

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    All this time later, the exact events surrounding the murder of Tupac Shakur remain a mystery. The case is unsolved nearly 18 years after the 25-year-old was shot down following a Mike Tyson boxing match, and opinions vary greatly on who might have been responsible for his death.

    Now we have the account of the Las Vegas police officer who first arrived at the fatal drive-by on the night of September 7, 1996 -- and it's pretty interesting. Not only do we have Tupac's alleged last words, which are perhaps exactly what you'd expect from a man who tattooed THUG LIFE across his abs, but we also have the officer's convincing argument on the involvement of former Death Row Records CEO Suge Knight.

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    It was completely shocking and heartbreaking when Bachelorette cast member Eric Hill passed away suddenly after a paragliding accident just a few weeks ago.

    Chris Harrison spoke publicly about the tragic news, but up until recently, we haven't heard a word from Andi Dorfman. The Bachelorette herself sent Eric packing during the filming of her season. And now with the premiere just days away, she's finally addressing this awful incident.

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    The Swiss surrealist artist H. R. Giger has died from injuries suffered in a fall. According to the administrator of the H.R. Giger museum in Gruyeres, Giger passed away in a hospital on Monday. He was 74.

    Giger has a truly amazing body of work, but he's best known for his contributions to the iconic sci-fi horror film Alien. Director Ridley Scott assigned Giger to work on all of the alien designs in the film, including the planet and the three stages of the alien creature itself. Without Giger, Alien surely wouldn't have the enduring legacy it does (despite being released in 1979, it has seriously held up over the years). In Giger's honor, here are some fascinating bits of trivia about one of the most terrifying and awesome movies ever made.

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