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Louis Sheldon, Anti-Gay Christian Group Founder, Dies at 85

Louis Sheldon, Anti-Gay Christian Group Founder, Dies at 85

May 30
Rev. Louis P. Sheldon, who founded the Traditional Values Coalition, a lobbying group that was largely known for opposing homosexuality and gay rights, died Friday. He was 85.

AIDS Activist, Playwright Larry Kramer Dies at 84

AIDS Activist, Playwright Larry Kramer Dies at 84

May 27
Larry Kramer, one of the most prominent activists to the AIDS crisis in the 80s and 90s, died Wednesday in Manhattan, according to The New York Times. He was 84.

Japanese Pro-Wrestler in Popular Reality Show Dies at 22

Japanese Pro-Wrestler in Popular Reality Show Dies at 22

May 25
Hana Kimura, a Japanese pro-wrestler who appeared in the latest series of the popular reality show "Terrace House," has died. She was 22.

Ken Osmond, Eddie Haskell on 'Leave It to Beaver,' Dies

Ken Osmond, Eddie Haskell on 'Leave It to Beaver,' Dies

By Andrew Dalton | May 19
Ken Osmond, who on TV's "Leave It to Beaver," played two-faced teenage scoundrel Eddie Haskell, a role so memorable it left him typecast and led to a second career as a police officer, died Monday.

Phyllis George, Female Sportscasting Pioneer, Dies at 70

Phyllis George, Female Sportscasting Pioneer, Dies at 70

By Bruce Schreiner and John Raby | May 17
Phyllis George, the former Miss America who became a female sportscasting pioneer on CBS's "The NFL Today" and served as the first lady of Kentucky, has died. She was 70.

'Little Fires Everywhere' Director Lynn Shelton Dies at 54

'Little Fires Everywhere' Director Lynn Shelton Dies at 54

By Jonathan Landrum Jr. | May 16
Lynn Shelton, an independent filmmaker who directed "Humpday" and "Little Fires Everywhere," has died. She was 54.

Fred Willard, the Comedic Improv-Style Actor, Has Died at 86

Fred Willard, the Comedic Improv-Style Actor, Has Died at 86

May 16
Fred Willard, the comedic actor whose improv style kept him relevant for more than 50 years in films like "This Is Spinal Tap," "Best In Show" and "Anchorman," has died. He was 86.

Beckett Cypher, 21-Year-Old Son of Melissa Etheridge, Dies

Beckett Cypher, 21-Year-Old Son of Melissa Etheridge, Dies

May 14
Melissa Etheridge said Wednesday that her son Beckett Cypher has died.

Michigan Woman at Center of Transgender Rights Case Dies

Michigan Woman at Center of Transgender Rights Case Dies

By Ed White | May 13
A Detroit-area woman who was fired by a funeral home after she no longer wanted to be recognized as a man died Tuesday before the U.S. Supreme Court could rule on whether federal civil rights law protects transgender people.

Grammy-Winning 70s Soul Singer Betty Wright Dies at 66

Grammy-Winning 70s Soul Singer Betty Wright Dies at 66

May 11
Betty Wright, the Grammy-winning soul singer and songwriter whose influential 1970s hits included "Clean Up Woman" and "Where is the Love," has died at age 66.

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