'Survivor' Star Zeke Smith and Nico Santos Confirm They're Dating With Sweet LA Pride Photo
The two have been dropping hints about their romance for a while.TheSurvivor star is dating actor Nico Santos, the Superstore actor confirmed with an Instagram pic on Sunday. The news comes weeks after the pair started dropping hints they were indeed a couple on social media.
© Provided by TIME Inc.
SOPHIE GRADON, ' LOVE ISLAND ' STAR AND FORMER MISS GREAT BRITAIN, DEAD AT 32 A police spokesman confirmed they found the body at around lunchtime He said: "At around 12.20pm today we received a report that a 25-year-old man had been found deceased at a property in Blyth.
The boyfriend of Love Island star Sophie Gradon has reportedly died weeks after her death . Aaron Armstrong' s body is said to have been found at a house A cause of death was immediately unclear. Following the discovery, he posted a photo of himself with her on his Facebook page and wrote: “I will
Sophie Gradon‘s boyfriend, Aaron Armstrong, has passed away weeks after the Love Island star died at the age of 32.
Armstrong, 25, was found dead on Tuesday at a home in Blyth, England, PEOPLE confirms.
“At around 12.20pm on July 10 police received a report from the ambulance service that a 25-year-old man had been found deceased at a property on Furnace Road in Bebside, Blyth,” a Northumbria Police spokesman said in a statement.
“There is not believed to be any third party involvement and a report will now be prepared for the coroner,” the statement continued.
His death comes nearly a month after Gradon died in June.
Sophie Turner just got a second 'Game of Thrones' tattoo and it's the perfect celebration of House Stark
"Game of Thrones" star Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark) now has two tattoos honoring her time on the show. Turner's latest says "the pack survives" (a Ned Stark quote) underneath the direwolf sigil for House Stark."When the snows fall and the white winds blow, the lone wolf dies, but the pack survives," Sansa said.
Sophie Gradon' s Boyfriend Found Dead Weeks After Her Death . Aaron Armstrong, who was in a relationship with the Love Island star , has died at his home just
LOVE Island ' s Sophie Gradon - a former beauty queen and reality TV star - passed away at the Sophie ' s boyfriend Aaron Armstrong broke the news of her death on social media. Aaron was found dead in Blyth, Northumbria, shortly after posting an Instagram tribute to Sophie - who starred
“At about 8:27pm yesterday (June 20) police attended a property in Medburn, Ponteland, where sadly a 32-year-old woman was found deceased,” the Northumbria Police said in a statement to PEOPLE.
Although a cause of death had not been revealed at the time, the police said, “there are not believed to be any suspicious circumstances surrounding her death. A report will now be prepared for the coroner.”
Authorities could not confirm the name of the victim, but NME identified her as Gradon, whose costars mourned her on social media.
Following her death, Armstrong paid tribute to his reality star girlfriend, who was crowned Miss Great Britain in 2009, in a loving post on Facebook.
“I will never forget that smile,” he wrote June 21, and added, “I love you so so much baby your my world forever ever and always.”
Asia Argento Spends Time With Rose McGowan After Anthony Bourdain’s Suicide
Picking up the pieces. Actress Asia Argento is surrounding herself with love — and faith — following the death of boyfriend Anthony Bourdain . The Italian actress, 42, took to her Instagram Story on Wednesday, June 13, and posted a photo with a couple of girlfriends, including Rose McGowan, that she captioned “Sisterhood.” She also posted two clips of a candle burning as the song “Jesus Was a Cross Maker” by Judee Sill plays in the background. (Sill died by suicide in 1979.) Argento later shared a shot of a woman’s back with the word “Saved” going down the spine.
The heartbroken boyfriend of tragic Love Island star Sophie Gradon has today been found dead — just weeks after her suicide. Aaron Armstrong, 25, was found dead in Blyth, Northumbria hours after posting an emotional final Instagram tribute to Sophie , whose funeral was on Friday.
Just weeks after reality TV star Sophie Gradon' s death , her boyfriend is found dead . Aaron Armstrong, 25, was found dead on July 10 at his home just weeks after Gradon’ s death . He was discovered several hours after posting a tribute to Gradon on Instagram.
“I love you so much Sophie,” he wrote in another Facebook post on July 3. “I will keep fighting for you.”
Related slideshow: Remembering the Stars We've Lost in 2018:
Harrison, known as "Old Man" on the hit reality show Pawn Stars, has died. He was 77. Harrison's son, Rick, confirmed his death in an emotional Instagram post on June 25, calling his father his "hero."
The legendary drummer who played in metal bands Pantera, Damageplan and HELLYEAH — died at the age 54. The Texas native's death was confirmed early June 23 in a statement on Pantera’s social media pages. The musician, born Vincent Paul Abbott, co-founded Pantera in 1981 with his brother, Dimebag Darrell — who was shot and killed onstage in Columbus, Ohio, while the two were performing in December 2004.
Krauthammer, former Fox News commentator and conservative columnist, died on June 21 at the age of 68. He died from cancer of the small intestine, the Washington Post confirmed. His passing comes less than two weeks after he announced in a Washington Post farewell column, titled “A note to readers” on June 8 that his cancer had returned and that his “fight is over.”
Gradon, a former contestant on the British reality dating show Love Island, has died in the U.K. She was 32. Confirming Gradon’s death, the Northumbria Police said that “at about 8:27pm yesterday (June 20) police attended a property in Medburn, Ponteland, where sadly a 32-year-old woman was found deceased,” according to NME.
White, known by wrestling fans as Big Van Vader — or simply Vader — passed away on June 18 of heart failure. He was 63. His son, Jesse White, confirmed his death June 20 on Twitter, posting a picture of his father sitting next to a heavyweight wrestling champion belt. "It is with a heavy heart to inform everyone that my father, Leon White, passed away on Monday night (6/18/18) at approximately 7:25pm," he wrote.
Rapper XXXTentacion was fatally shot on June 18 in what investigators believe was a “possible robbery” as he left a motorcycle dealership north of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, PEOPLE confirmed. The shooting was first reported at 3:57 p.m. at a Deerfield Beach motorsports shop, according to the Broward County Sheriff’s Office.
Just hours after rapper XXXTentacion was fatally shot in Florida, a rising star in the Pittsburgh rap scene died in a double drive-by shooting. Jimmy Wopo, 21, was killed on June 18, his manager Taylor Maglin confirmed in a Facebook post, writing, “I lost my brother today and it’s the worst feeling in the world.” He continued, “He was destined for greatness and he wanted the best for his friends, family and community. We lost a great person today, but just know I will do everything in my power to make his memory live on forever. Love you bro #LongLiveWopo.”
Johnson, best known for her roles on TV and Broadway, died on June 4. She was 91. Johnson was born on August 15, 1926, in Decorah, Iowa, and worked as a character actress in more than 115 films and TV series including Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, Too Close For Comfort and Archie Bunker’s Place.
Elvis Presley's longtime drummer who played on hits including “Hound Dog,” “Jailhouse Rock” and pioneering Sun Records recordings died in his sleep on June 13 at the age of 87. The news of his death was first shared by his son, David Fontana, in a Facebook post. “I told everyone that I would keep you posted. My dad passed away in his sleep at 9:33 tonight. He was very comfortable with no pain. I will post more tomorrow when I have more information. We ask for privacy at this time. Thank you for your love and prayers.”
The musician and actor, best known for his role as Ari Caldwell on ABC’s The Goldbergs from 2013 to 2015, was found unresponsive at his Tarzana, California, residence on June 8, the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office confirmed to PEOPLE. His cause of death is pending an autopsy.
The celebrated American chef, best-selling author, and television host — has died at the age of 61 of apparent suicide, CNN confirmed to PEOPLE. The host of CNN’s Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown was found unresponsive in his hotel room in France on June 8 by close friend and French chef, Eric Ripert, according to CNN. Both were filming an upcoming episode of Bourdain’s award-winning show.
A rep for the Sons of Anarchy actor confirmed to PEOPLE that O’Neill passed away in June at the age of 47. O’Neill’s girlfriend found him unconscious at her apartment on June 6, according to his rep.
The designer, who sold her ownership stake in her company in 2007, was found dead on June 5 in her New York City apartment of an apparent suicide, PEOPLE confirmed. Police say she was found hanging from a red scarf that morning in her bedroom at her Park Avenue home in Manhattan. The scarf had reportedly been tied to her door.
Doubleday, who played the ghoulish, spike-haired henchman from John Carpenter’s sci-fi cult classic Escape from New York, has died at 73. The actor’s wife Christina Hart confirmed his death on Facebook, and told The Hollywood Reporter that he died on March 3 of complications from esophageal cancer at his home in Los Angeles.
Former Deadliest Catch captain Blake Painter was found dead in his home in Oregon on May 25, the Clatsop County Sheriff’s office confirmed to PEOPLE. He was 38. The past captain of the F/V Maverick, who appeared on the Discovery Channel series in 2006 and 2007, was discovered when a friend grew concerned and called police after not having heard from Painter in several days, according to TMZ.
Wolfe, the writer known for challenging norms in both journalism and fiction, passed away on May 14 at the age of 88. His agent Lynn Nesbit confirmed Wolfe’s death and explained he'd been hospitalized with an infection, according to the New York Times.
The big screen’s Lois Lane has died. Kidder passed away on May 13 at her home in Livingston, Montana, PEOPLE confirmed. She was 69. Her cause of death is unknown. Kidder began acting in the late 1960s, but rose to fame in 1978 for her role as Lois Lane in Superman: The Movie opposite Christopher Reeve. She went on to reprise the part in the movie’s three sequels.
Hutchison, the lead singer and guitarist for the Scottish indie rock band Frightened Rabbit, was found dead on May 10, Police Scotland confirmed to PEOPLE. He was 36. In a statement released by Police Scotland, his family said that they were “utterly devastated” by the “tragic loss.” They also explained that they had “concerns” about Hutchison’s “mental health” before his disappearance, but had “remained positive and hopeful that he would walk back through the door, having taken some time way to compose himself.”
The award-winning filmmaker died May 3 after succumbing to injuries stemming from an on-set accident with a giraffe. Announcing the filmmaker’s death the following day, South African film crew agency CallaCrew wrote that Carvalho had been filming at Glen Afric Country Lodge in Hartbeespoort, South Africa when he “had a fatal run-in with a giraffe on set.” Although Carvalho, 47, was “flown to Milpark Hospital” in Johannesburg, the filmmaker died at 8:50 p.m. local time.
Gidley, perhaps best known for her portrayal of Teresa Banks in the Twin Peaks prequel Fire Walk With Me, has died at the age of 52. According to the Associated Press, her death was announced in an obituary published on April 29. Gidley “died peacefully in her home” on April 16 in Seabrook, New Hampshire, the obituary said. The cause of death has not been released. At the family’s request, all services will be private.
Troyer, best known for playing Mini-Me in the Austin Powers franchise, has died. He was 49. "It is with great sadness and incredibly heavy hearts to write that Verne passed away today. Verne was an extremely caring individual. He wanted to make everyone smile, be happy, and laugh. Anybody in need, he would help to any extent possible,” his family confirmed in a statement shared on Instagram and Facebook on April 21. No cause of death was revealed.
Swedish deejay and producer Avicii — born Tim Bergling — died April 20 in Muscat, Oman at 28 years old. “It is with profound sorrow that we announce the loss of Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii,” his rep confirmed to PEOPLE in a statement. “He was found dead in Muscat, Oman this Friday afternoon local time, April 20th.” “The family is devastated and we ask everyone to please respect their need for privacy in this difficult time. No further statements will be given.”
The WWE Hall of Famer, known as "The Italian Superman," died on April 18 at age 82. In the aftermath of World War II, Sammartino left Italy and joined his immigrant father in Pittsburgh, where he began lifting weights. After achieving stardom in the industry, he was repeatedly offered a place in the Hall of Fame, but the pro wrestler declined until the organization made positive changes, like performing drug tests on athletes and stopping the use of profanity. Hulk Hogan, Corey Graves and other fellow wrestlers took to social media to offer their condolences. "Bruno is indirectly responsible for where I am today. Growing up in Pittsburgh, he was my father’s hero, and sparked my dad’s passion for the business that he passed on to me," Graves tweeted. "I was lucky enough to spend some time with Bruno, and the man exemplified class."
The former first lady, known as the Bush family's beloved matriarch and a champion of literacy, died on April 17 at age 92. After a series of hospitalizations over the past few years, Bush had annouced that she would no longer continue medical treatment. Her son, former POTUS George W. Bush, paid tribute to her strength and humor in a statement. "My dear mother has passed on at age 92," he said. "Laura, Barbara, Jenna, and I are sad, but our souls are settled because we know hers was. Barbara Bush was a fabulous First Lady and a woman unlike any other who brought levity, love, and literacy to millions. To us, she was so much more. Mom kept us on our toes and kept us laughing until the end. I’m a lucky man that Barbara Bush was my mother. Our family will miss her dearly, and we thank you all for your prayers and good wishes."
PEOPLE confirmed the actor, best known for playing Judge Harry T. Stone in the NBC series Night Court, died on April 16 in North Carolina. He was 65. “This morning at 6:41 a.m. the Asheville Police Department responded to the home of actor Harry Anderson where he was found deceased. No foul play is suspected,” the Asheville Police Department said in a statement.
Mellon, the billionaire banking heir, died suddenly at a rehab facility in Cancun, Mexico. He was 53. Mellon was the ex-husband of Jimmy Choo co-founder Tamara Mellon, with whom he shares one child, daughter Araminta. He was previously married to designer Nicole Hanley, who he shared two children with, Force and Olympia.
R. LEE ERMEY
Actor R. Lee Ermey, best known for his role as Gunnery Sgt. Hartman in Stanley Kubrick’s Full Metal Jacket, died April 15 from complications of pneumonia. He was 74. “It is with deep sadness that I regret to inform you all that R. Lee Ermey (“The Gunny”) passed away this morning from complications of pneumonia,” Ermey’s longtime manager, Bill Rogin, wrote on the star’s official Twitter account. “He will be greatly missed by all of us. Semper Fi, Gunny. Godspeed.”
Staples, a member of her family’s gospel group the Staple Singers, has died, according to multiple reports. The singer died at her home in Chicago on April 10 following a battle with colon cancer, which she was diagnosed with just two weeks ago, according to The Guardian. She was 80.
The actress, who graced the silver screen in the 1970s in titles like Five Easy Pieces and Blume in Love, died in her Los Angeles home on April 2. She was 75. Her son, actor Caleb Goddard, announced the news to the New York Times, citing coronary failure as cause of death. Anspach is survived by Goddard, daughter Catherine, and her three grandchildren.
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, the activist and ex-wife of South Africa's first black president Nelson Mandela, died after a long illness on April 2. An international symbol of the anti-apartheid campaign, Madikizela-Mandela stood by her husband during the 27 years he was imprisoned and was herself jailed for her tireless commitment to justice. The couple divorced a few years after Mandela's release. "She succumbed peacefully in the early hours of Monday afternoon surrounded by her family and loved ones,” family spokesperson Victor Dlamini said in a statement according to The Guardian. Her loss is deeply mourned, and activists and celebrities such as Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr., Idris Elba, and Viola Davis paid tribute to her, with many writing, "Rest in Power."
After battling leukemia, Steven Bocho died on April 1 at the age of 74. An industry-defining writer and producer, Bocho earned 10 Primetime Emmy Awards for his contributions to the TV world, including shows such as Hill Street Blues, L.A. Law, NYPD Blue, and Doogie Howser, M.D. His spokesman, Phillip Arnold, released a statement to THR, saying, "Steven fought cancer with strength, courage, grace and his unsurpassed sense of humor. He died peacefully in his sleep [at home] with his family close by."
The K-pop community is mourning the loss of the lead singer of popular boy band 100%, 33-year-old Seo Minwoo. The singer was found dead in his home in Gangnam, Seoul, on March 25. His band's label, TOP Media, has announced that he died after going into cardiac arrest, although the official cause of death has not yet been released. Friends and fans alike paid tribute to the young singer, including former bandmate Changbum, who captioned an Instagram post, “I hope you are comfortable in the sky. I want you to be a bright star and shine on this world.”
On the morning of March 14, the world-renowned physicist — best known for penning his bestseller A Brief History of Time while battling motor neuron disease — died at age 76. “We are deeply saddened that our beloved father passed away today,” his children, Lucy, Robert and Tim, with first wife Jane said in the statement. “He was a great scientist and an extraordinary man whose work and legacy will live on for many years,” it continued. “His courage and persistence with his brilliance and humor inspired people across the world.”
The hip-hop community is mourning the loss of rapper Craig Mack, who died in Walterboro, South Carolina, on March 12, The New York Daily News first reported. He was 46. Colleton County Coroner Richard Harvey confirmed the news to the Associated Press, revealing that Mack appeared to have died from natural causes at his home. The Brentwood, Long Island, native — who found fame on Sean “Diddy” Combs’ Bad Boy label with 1994's “Flava in Ya Ear” — traded in the music industry for a life of faith — working at his local place of worship, the Overcomer Ministry Church, according to the Daily News. He is survived by his wife and two adult children, the outlet reported.
HUBERT DE GIVENCHY
The acclaimed French designer who founded the House of Givenchy, died at the age of 91 on March 10. Givenchy was best known for his work dressing actress Audrey Hepburn, who owned a vast wardrobe of Givenchy pieces and wore many of his legendary designs in her movie roles in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Sabrina and Funny Face to name a few.
The Bollywood megastar died on Feb. 25, drowning in her hotel bathtub in Dubai after losing consciousness. She was 54. Known to her fans by her screen name, Sridevi, she was in Dubai attending a family wedding when she died, according to CNN. Dubai police confirmed the star's death was accidental
Chambers, who starred in the 1999 romantic comedy Notting Hill alongside Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant, died in February at the age of 53. "We are very sad to announce the untimely death, from natural causes, of the acclaimed actress Emma Chambers," agent John Grant said in a statement to Entertainment Weekly. "Over the years, Emma created a wealth of characters and an immense body of work," Grant continued. "She brought laughter and joy to many, and will be greatly missed. At this difficult time we ask that the privacy of the family and loved ones be respected."
Fabray, a Tony- and Emmy-winning actress perhaps best known for her role in Norman Lear's original rendition of One Day at a Time, has died. She was 97. Fabray was a beloved star of stage and screen, as well as a gifted singer and tap dancer. She starred in stage musicals early in her career and later earned three Emmy awards for costarring opposite renowned comedian Sid Caesar on Caesar’s Hour. She died on Feb. 22 at her home in Palos Verdes, California, according to the New York Times.
Christian evangelist and ordained minister Billy Graham, the influential Baptist preacher who shared a close friendship with Queen Elizabeth II and provided spiritual counsel to numerous U.S. presidents, died on Feb. 21 at his mountaintop home in Montreat, North Carolina. He was 99. Graham’s spokesman Mark DeMoss confirmed the news to PEOPLE. The preacher had been treated in recent years for cancer, pneumonia and other ailments, and was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 1989.
The country music community is mourning the unexpected loss of Daryle Singletary. Singletary died on Feb. 12 at his home in Nashville, Tennessee, SiriusXM’s The Highway confirmed. He was 46. The cause of death for the Georgia native, whose hits included “I Let Her Lie” and “Amen Kind of Love,” has not been identified. Singletary played a concert on Feb. 9 at The Rodeo Club in Dadeville, Alabama, according to TMZ.
The silky-voiced baritone who scored hits throughout the '40s and '50s, reportedly died on Feb. 11 at the age of 89. His family told Fox News that the singer died at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach, Florida, with close relatives by his side. Damone released over 2,500 records during his seven decades in music, earning praise from the likes of Frank Sinatra, who publicly affirmed that he "had the best pipes in the business." He came of age in the big band boom just following World War II, alongside Sinatra, Dean Martin, Tony Bennett and Perry Como.
Gavin, the actor best known for his work in films including Imitation of Life and Psycho, has died. He was 86. Gavin died on Feb. 9 in Beverly Hills, Calif., EW has confirmed. Though Gavin was best known for his career as a mid-century heartthrob, in later years, he also served as the president of the Screen Actors Guild and acted as Ronald Reagan's U.S. ambassador to Mexico.
JOHN PERRY BARLOW
Barlow, a lyricist for the Grateful Dead and internet pioneer, has died. He was 70. Barlow, who co-founded the non-profit digital rights organization Electronic Frontier Foundation and Freedom of the Press Foundation, died in his sleep on Feb. 7, according to the announcement shared on EFF’s website. Grateful Dead also shared the news of Barlow’s death on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, posting a link to a Spotify playlist titled “Remembering John Perry Barlow” with ten tracks including “Cassidy,” “Mexicali Blues” and “Black-Throated Wind” songs Barlow helped pen for the band.
Jones, the character actor best known for his recurring roles in Justified and Home Improvement, died early on Feb. 7 at the age of 76, a representative for the actor has confirmed. Jones also guested on It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and Workaholics, among others, and appeared in films such as Shattered Lies, Sling Blade, Tin Cup, The Beverly Hillbillies, and the original Total Recall. Jones is survived by his wife, Phyllis Jean Starr, and their two children.
The actor, best known for his role as Martin Crane in NBC's Frasier, passed away on Jan. 4 in Chicago, Illinois, his manager confirmed to PEOPLE. He was 77.
Edwards, a key member of seminal Motown Records vocal group the Temptations, died on Feb. 2, according to a CBS News report. Edwards was 74. Born in 1943 in Fairfield, Alabama, Edwards began singing as a child and became involved in his church's choir when his family moved to Detroit. The budding singer bounced around multiple groups and even served a stint in the armed forces before Motown Records signed him to a recording contract in the mid-'60s. Edwards' family confirmed that he died in Chicago, but shared no details about his cause of death. The musician would have celebrated his 75th birthday on Feb. 3.
MARK E. SMITH
The frontman of the English post-punk act The Fall, has died. He was 60 years old. "It is with deep regret that we announce the passing of Mark E. Smith,” the band's manager posted in a statement on Facebook on Jan. 24. "He passed this morning at home. A more detailed statement will follow in the next few days. In the meantime, Pam & Mark’s family request privacy at this sad time."
Cole, the Emmy-winning actress known for her work in such TV programs as Roots and Backstairs at the White House, died Jan. 19 at her home in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, where she lived for nearly 30 years. She was 75. Her agent, Susie Schwarz, confirmed the news to EW.
The Elk City, Oklahoma, native, who starred on Discovery Channel’s documentary reality television series Storm Chasers, died on Jan. 23, according to his friends who shared the sad news on social media. He was 38. The cause of Joel's death remains unclear at this time. It is not believed to be storm chasing-related.
Masekela, a South African trumpeter and anti-apartheid activist known as "the father of South African jazz," died "peacefully" surrounded by his family on Jan. 23 in Johannesburg "after a protracted and courageous battle with prostate cancer." He was 78. "A loving father, brother, grandfather, and friend, our hearts beat with profound loss," a statement from the family read. "Hugh's global and activist contribution to and participation in the areas of music, theatre, and the arts in general is contained in the minds and memory of millions across 6 continents and we are blessed and grateful to be part of a life and ever-expanding legacy of love, sharing, and vanguard creativity that spans the time and space of 6 decades. Rest in power, beloved, you are forever in our hearts."
SIMON SHELTON BARNES
The British actor best known for playing Tinky Winky in the children's TV show Teletubbies, has died. He was 52. Barnes portrayed the character between 1998-2001 after the firing of original actor Dave Thompson. Family members and costars took to social media to pay tribute to the actor, who The Independent reports was a trained ballet dancer and choreographer before taking on the role of the purple Teletubby known for carrying a magic bag. Barnes' niece and The Inbetweeners actress Emily Atack paid tribute to him on Instagram with a black-and-white headshot. "My wonderful uncle Simon Barnes has been taken from us all so suddenly," she wrote. "The kindest and most talented man you could ever wish to meet. Loved by all who knew him, and will be forever."
Sawyer, the oldest working member of the Screen Actors Guild and the Academy, has died. She was 105. The actress died peacefully at her home in Woodland Hills, California, according to Deadline. She had previously resided at the Motion Picture & Television Fund's residential community for entertainment industry retirees in Los Angeles. "It was a hell of a run," a rep for Sawyer told PEOPLE, adding, "In the old-fashioned sense of the phrase a 'Great Broad.' "
NAOMI PARKER FRALEY
The inspiration for the iconic female World War II factory worker Rosie the Riveter, has died. She was 96. The Tulsa, Oklahoma, native, who was born on August 26, 1921, died on Jan. 20 in Longview, Washington, according to the New York Times. The California waitress-turned-factory worker began her job at the Naval Air Station in Alameda and was among the first women to be assigned to the machine shop after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in late 1941. Then in 1942, 20-year-old Fraley posed for a photograph wearing her signature red-and-white-polka-dot bandana and working on a turret lathe, for a photographer touring the Naval Air Station, where she and younger sister Ada drilled and patched airplane wings as well as operated rivet machines.
JERRY VAN DYKE
The younger brother of actor Dick Van Dyke best known for his role on Coach, has died at the age of 86, his rep confirmed to PEOPLE. The actor passed Jan. 19 at his Arkansas ranch with wife Shirley by his side, TMZ reported. Shirley told the website that Jerry’s health had been deteriorating over the years, after a car accident they were involved in back in 2015.
The Irish musician who fronted ’90s superstars The Cranberries, reportedly died in January at the age of 46. "The lead singer with the Irish band The Cranberries was in London for a short recording session. No further details are available at this time," O’Riordan’s publicist said in a statement to the BBC. "Family members are devastated to hear the breaking news and have requested privacy at this very difficult time." O'Riordan is survived by her three children, 20-year-old son Taylor, 16-year-old daughter Molly and 12-year-old daughter Dakota.
Real Housewives of New York City alumna Jill Zarin's husband Bobby has died from cancer. Jill announced the news in a family statement on her official website, revealing that Bobby died on Saturday surrounded by his family. "With the heaviest of hearts, we are devastated to share the news that our beloved Bobby Zarin passed away peacefully today surrounded by family after a courageous battle with cancer," the family said in a statement. "There are no words to describe how heartbroken we are. Thank you, everyone for all your love, and support during this difficult time."
Motörhead guitarist Eddie Clarke has died at the age 67. The musician, known to fans as "Fast" Eddie because of his blisteringly fast playing, was an essential part of the British heavy metal band’s early success. Clarke can be heard on the group’s self-titled 1977 debut album, 1979’s Bomber, 1980’s Ace of Spades, and the 1981 live album No Sleep ’til Hammersmith. The guitarist also co-wrote many of the band’s best-known tracks, including “Ace of Spades.” Clarke left Motorhead following the release of 1982’s Iron Fist and formed the band Fastway. According to the official Motörhead Facebook page, Clarke died in a hospital where he was being treated for pneumonia. “We are devastated to pass on the news we only just heard ourselves earlier tonight,” the post said in part.
The author of the best-selling novel Eat, Pray, Love Elizabeth Gilbert confirmed the passing of her partner in statements shared on Instagram and Twitter on Jan. 4. Elias, a fellow author, songwriter and short filmmaker, was diagnosed with pancreatic and liver cancer in spring 2016. “She was my love, my heart, my best friend, my teacher, my rebel, my angel, my protector, my challenger, my partner, my muse, my wizard, my surprise, my gift, my comet, my liberator, my rock star, my completely impossible non-cooperator, my otherworldly visitor, my spiritual portal, and my baby,” Gilbert wrote along with a photo of Elias happily playing guitar.
Mom arrested after newborn, 2-year-old sister found dead in rural Missouri .
<p>A 7-week-old girl and her 2-year-old sister were found dead under mysterious circumstances Wednesday in rural Missouri -- and now their mother has reportedly been arrested for domestic assault.</p>A 7-week-old girl and her 2-year-old sister were found dead under mysterious circumstances Wednesday in rural Missouri -- and now their mother has reportedly been arrested for domestic assault.