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Luke Bell, country music singer, dies at age 32
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Luke Bell, country music singer, dies at age 32

Country music singer Luke Bell has died at the age of 32 after going missing earlier this month, police in Tucson, Arizona, told CBS News on Tuesday. Authorities said Bell was found in Midtown Tucson on Friday and an investigation is ongoing.Bell was reported missing August 20 not far from where he was found, his close friend and country artist Matt Kinman told music blog SavingCountryMusic.com. According to the blog, Bell was dealing with a "severe battle" with bipolar disorder. Musician Luke Bell performs onstage during Stagecoach California's Country Music Festival at Empire Polo Club on April 30, 2016, in Indio, California. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Stagecoach Bo...
Jerry Allison, drummer for Buddy Holly whose wife inspired “Peggy Sue,” dead at 82
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Jerry Allison, drummer for Buddy Holly whose wife inspired “Peggy Sue,” dead at 82

Jerry Allison, an architect of rock drumming who played and co-wrote songs with childhood friend Buddy Holly and whose wife inspired the classic "Peggy Sue," has died. He was 82. His death was confirmed Wednesday by a spokesperson for Gold Mountain Entertainment, which manages Holly's one-time backing band The Crickets, of which Allison was the last surviving original member. Further details of his death were not immediately available. Buddy Holly And The Crickets, (L-R) Joe B Mauldin, Buddy Holly (with Fender Stratocaster guitar) and Jerry Allison, pose for a group shot on the set of the BBC television show "Off The Record" during their U.K. tour. John Rodgers/Redferns via Getty Images ...
Lamont Dozier, Motown legend who co-wrote “You Can’t Hurry Love,” “Reach Out (I’ll Be There)” and “Heat Wave,” dead at 81
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Lamont Dozier, Motown legend who co-wrote “You Can’t Hurry Love,” “Reach Out (I’ll Be There)” and “Heat Wave,” dead at 81

Lamont Dozier, the middle name of the celebrated Holland-Dozier-Holland team that wrote and produced "You Can't Hurry Love," "Heat Wave" and dozens of other hits and helped make Motown an essential record company of the 1960s and beyond, has died at age 81.Dozier's death was confirmed Tuesday by Paul Lambert, who helped produce the stage musical "The First Wives Club" that Holland-Dozier-Holland wrote for. He did not have additional details.The music icon's death was also confirmed in an Instagram post by his son Lamont Dozier Jr., who wrote: "Rest in Heavenly Peace, Dad!!!"In Motown's historic, self-defined rise to the "Sound of Young America," Holland-Dozier-Holland stood out even compared to such gifted peers as Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder and Barrett Strong. Over a four-y...
Tony Dow, known for playing Wally Cleaver on “Leave It to Beaver,” dead at 77
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Tony Dow, known for playing Wally Cleaver on “Leave It to Beaver,” dead at 77

Tony Dow, known for his role as Wally Cleaver in the iconic 1950s TV series "Leave It to Beaver," died Wednesday morning, his family confirmed in a statement posted on his official Facebook page. He was 77 years old."Tony passed away earlier this morning, with his loving family at his side to see him through this journey," the statement said. "We know that the world is collectively saddened by the loss of this incredible man. He gave so much to us all and was loved by so many." Cast of the television show "Leave It To Beaver," circa 1959. Clockwise (from top): Tony Dow, Hugh Beaumont, Jerry Mathers and Barbara Billingsley. Getty Images Dow had been in hospice care after a r...