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    Walter Becker, dead at 67.
    Co-founder of Steely Dan.
    Rock 'n roll hall of fame member.
    RIP.
    Yep, just read that, too: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/ne...-at-67-w500956
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    Jeanne Lillig-Patterson, co-founder of First Hand Foundation, dies

    http://www.kctv5.com/story/36285915/...oundation-dies

    She wasn't famous (though many in the health care and social work fields are familiar with her work) but she's just of those angels out there that found a way to make a real difference in this world, in this case, by providing health screenings for young children in her community where, consequently, many other communities across our country followed suit. Click on the link to find out more about her.
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    Hugh Hefner,
    Playboy founder and pop culture icon, dead at 91.

    First amendment advocate.
    Champion for women's right to use Birth Control.
    and
    Exploiter of women?
    Certainly a controversial figure.
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    Tom Petty, legendary rocker, is dead at 66

    From: http://www.msn.com/en-us/music/celeb...cid=spartandhp

    Tom Petty, the rocker best known as the frontman of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, is dead at 66, CBS News has confirmed.

    The legendary musician suffered a full cardiac arrest and was found unconscious and not breathing in his Malibu home Sunday night. He was taken to UCLA Santa Monica Hospital and put on life support, reports TMZ.

    Petty rose to fame in the 1970s with his band, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. The group put out several hits, including "American Girl," "Free Fallin'," "Breakdown," "Listen to Her Heart" and more. The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002.*

    Though Petty and his band debuted their first self-titled record in 1976, they continued to perform over the past four decades. Petty played his last show last Monday, performing three sold-out shows at the Hollywood Bowl to conclude their 40th anniversary tour. The band wrote on their website that the tour included 53 shows in 24 states.*

    In December, Petty told Rolling Stone that he thought this would be the group's last tour together.
    He said, "It's very likely we'll keep playing, but will we take on 50 shows in one tour? I don't think so. I'd be lying if I didn't say I was thinking this might be the last big one. We're all on the backside of our sixties. I have a granddaughter now I'd like to see as much as I can. I don't want to spend my life on the road. This tour will take me away for four months. With a little kid, that's a lot of time."
    Petty, who released three solo albums and 13 albums with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, also took part in the 1980s supergroup the Traveling Wilburys with Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Roy Orbison and Jeff Lynne.

    The rocker kept his hands full with his SiriusXM channel, Tom Petty Radio, as well. He personally oversaw the station and had his own interview show called "Tom Talks to Cool People" where he interviewed musicians like Micky Dolenz of the Monkees and former Rolling Stones manager Andrew Loog Oldham.
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    Tom Petty in hospital after heart attack.
    From current reports, sounds as if he is in bad shape at UCLA Santa Monica Hospital.
    Questionable if he will survive, but latest reports say he is not gone yet.
    Let's hope he "Won't Back Down" in his battle with The Reaper.

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  6. #156
    That's the news jumping the gun again
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  7. #157
    Updated on Tom Petty, per his website he has passed away: Click here to view website. Earlier reports were premature, however he later passed-away at 8:40PM PST October 2nd, 2017.

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