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Golf legend Arnold Palmer dead at 87

Matt Roberts, former 3 Doors Down guitarist, dead at 38

Former 3 Doors Down guitarist Matt Roberts died Saturday, just hours before he was supposed to perform at a benefit concert in Wisconsin, CNN reports. He was 38.

According to CNN, Roberts' father, Darrell, had traveled with his son to West Bend, where Roberts was scheduled to play at Rockin' for Heroes, a fundraiser for veterans, this weekend.

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Darrell Roberts said he learned of his son's death Saturday morning from police, who said Roberts was found "either asleep or passed out in the hallway of his hotel." 

"I was wakened at 8:50 (Saturday) morning by some detectives beating on my door," Darrell Roberts told CNN. "It's always scary as a parent; they were in suits and that's when they told me."

Roberts' cause of death was not yet known, but his father told CNN that the guitarist, who left 3 Doors Down in 2012 because of "health issues," was addicted to prescription drugs.

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"He suffered greatly from anxiety," Darrell Roberts said. "It's crazy; as a performer, he never liked crowds or liked places he didn't know about as a baby, as a child, and this was his way of dealing with it, and me and him talked about it often."

He added, "I thought he had beaten it all."

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Celebs pay tribute to ​'All My Children' star David Canary, dead at 77

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Emmy Award winner David Canary, who played Adam Chandler on "All My Children" for three decades, has died. He was 77.

The actor died Nov. 16 of natural causes in Wilton, Connecticut, according to the Wilton Bulletin

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Canary leaves behind his wife, Maureen, as well as a son and daughter. 

Celebrities including Kelly Ripa and Sarah Michelle Gellar took to Twitter to pay tribute to Canary. 

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'One Life to Live' star Nathaniel Marston dead at 40

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"One Life to Live" star Nathaniel Marston died Wednesday, less than two weeks after a car crash left him in critical condition at a Reno, Nevada, hospital. He was 40.

Marston's mother, Elizabeth Jackson, shared the news on Facebook.

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"My beloved and cherished son, Nathaniel Marston, who was putting up the good fight until last night, was not able to continue due to the traumatic and devastating nature of his injuries," she wrote Wednesday. "Nathaniel passed away peacefully as I held him in my arms."

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According to the Huffington Post, police said Marston likely fell asleep while driving on Oct. 30, causing him to lose control of his pickup truck. The vehicle reportedly flipped before Marston was ejected, breaking parts of his back and neck.

Marston was known for his role as Michael McBain in "One Life to Live." He also appeared in "As the World Turns."

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Former Atlanta Braves pitcher Tommy Hanson dead at 29

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Former Braves pitcher Tommy Hanson, one of the most promising young talents in the game just five years ago, is dead at age 29.

Hanson died late Monday after suffering “catastrophic organ failure,” a person familiar with the situation told WSB-TV’s Zach Klein, who first reported that Hanson was in a coma and had been transferred to Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta.

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It was uncertain as to what brought on the condition.

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A friend and former teammate of Hanson’s told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution at 7:50 p.m. that the situation was grave, and another former Braves teammate, Jordan Schafer, posted on his Twitter account at 11:06 p.m.: “This breaks my heart. RIP TH.”

Hanson had a 49-35 record and 3.80 ERA in 123 games (121 starts) over five major league seasons, the first four of those with the Braves. Shoulder problems and a concussion stalled his career, and he last pitched in the majors in 2013 with the Los Angeles Angels after being traded by the Braves in December 2012.

Hanson pitched in Triple-A during parts of the past two seasons, in the White Sox organization in 2014 and the Giants organization in 2015.

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A California native known for his amiable personality, Hanson was a 22nd round draft pick by the Braves in 2005 out of Riverside Community College.

Hanson finished third in the National League Rookie of the Year balloting in 2009, behind Chris Coghlan and J.A. Happ and ahead of Andrew McCutchen. Hanson was 11-4 with a 2.89 ERA in 21 starts that season for Atlanta, earning the early summer call-up after posting a 1.49 ERA and 91 strikeouts in 66 1/3 innings over 11 starts at Triple-A Gwinnett.

For complete coverage, visit The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and WSB-TV

Athletes, celebrities remember Yogi Berra, dead at 90

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Baseball icon Yogi Berra has died, The Associated Press reported early Wednesday. He was 90.

Athletes and celebrities quickly turned to social media to pay their respects. Click here or scroll down to see what they were saying.

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Baseball icon Yogi Berra dead at 90

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Baseball icon Yogi Berra has died, The Associated Press reported early Wednesday. He was 90.

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According to the AP, the New York Yankees Hall of Fame catcher died of "natural causes" Tuesday in New Jersey. 

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"It is with a profound sense of loss and heartfelt sorrow that the Board of Directors of the Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center shares the news that Yogi Berra has passed away," the museum wrote on its Facebook page. "Yogi conducted his life with unwavering integrity, humility and a contagious good humor that elevated him from baseball legend to beloved national icon."

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Berra, who played for the Yankees from 1949-1965, won 10 World Series championships with the team. He was named American League MVP three times.

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But Berra was much more than an athlete; his quotes turned him into a pop-culture icon. Some of the most popular: "It ain't over till it's over," "it's déjà vu all over again" and "I usually take a two-hour nap from 1 to 4."

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Read more about Berra and his career here.

It is with a profound sense of loss and heartfelt sorrow that the Board of Directors of the Yogi Berra Museum & Learning...Posted by Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center on Tuesday, September 22, 2015

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Romance author Jackie Collins dies at 77

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Best-selling author Jackie Collins died of breast cancer Saturday at age 77.

People first broke the news, reporting Collins kept her stage 4 cancer diagnosis private for more than six years.

In her last interview with People earlier this month, she said she was happy with her decision to keep the diagnosis private and continue working. (Video via CBS)

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"I've written five books since the diagnosis, I've lived my life, I've traveled all over the world, I have not turned down book tours and no one has ever known until now when I feel as though I should come out with it," Collins told People.

Many of her books made it to The New York Times bestsellers list, and several were turned into movies and miniseries — like "Lucky," "Hollywood Wives" and "The Stud," which stars her sister Joan Collins. (Video via Umbrella Entertainment)

Collins is best known for her sultry stories set in the glamour of Beverly Hills.

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"If I find that my characters want to have sex, then I just go with it. But I don't control the characters, they control me," Collins told The Insider.

Her family said she was "a trailblazer for women in fiction and a creative force." (Video via Jackie Collins)

Instead of flowers, the family asks that donations be sent to the Susan G. Komen breast cancer organization and to Penny Brohn Cancer Care.

This video contains images from Getty Images.

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