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Designer Christian Audigier, founder of Ed Hardy, dies at 57

Funeral services were pending today for French fashion designer Christian Audigier, famed for his Ed Hardy and Von Dutch lines. Audigier, who announced earlier this year he was suffering from cancer, died Thursday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center at age 57. “I just heard the news and I am truly devastated, Audigier’s publicist Michele Elyzabeth told the website […]

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Actor Omar Sharif dies at age 83

Omar Sharif, the Egyptian-born actor best remembered for the blockbusters “Lawrence of Arabia” and “Doctor Zhivago,” died of a heart attack at a Cairo hospital today, Egyptian state television reported. He was 83. Sharif, who was a contract bridge champion, also suffered from Alzheimer’s disease, his son, Tarek, announced in May. Born Michel Shalhoub to a wealthy family […]

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Film producer Jerry Weintraub dies at age 77

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Film producer Jerry Weintraub, whose credits include “Diner,” “The Karate Kid” and the “Ocean’s Eleven” movies, died today at age 77. Weintraub’s publicist said Weintraub died of cardiac arrest in Santa Barbara. Earlier media reports indicated he may have died in Palm Springs, where he had recently spent time with family. Weintraub owned […]

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Former judge, Santa Monica College board member David Finkel dies

SANTA MONICA (CNS) - David B. Finkel, a former member of the Santa Monica College Board of Trustees, retired Superior Court judge and a one-time civil rights activist, has died, the college announced today. He was 83. David B. Finkel died July 4 at his Santa Monica home after a prolonged illness, the college reported. “The loss […]

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