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Confetti-Throwing, Game-Show Comic Rip Taylor, 88, Dies

LOS ANGELES — Rip Taylor, the madcap mustached comedian with a fondness for confetti-throwing who became a television game show mainstay in the 1970s, has died. He was 88. Taylor died Sunday in Beverly Hills, publicist Harlan Boll said. His ascent began ...

‘Face of Cancer’ Founder Holly Carter, 50, Has Died

Holly Carter, whose battle with cancer inspired a Fresno charity helping women like her, died Tuesday. “Every woman battling cancer wants to be seen as a beautiful valiant warrior." — Holly Carter She was 50 years old and had entered hospice in early May...
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Fresno Wrestling Community Remembers Mean Gene Okerlund

Mean Gene Okerlund, the tuxedo-clad wrestling personality, passed away at the age of 76, the WWE announced Wednesday (Jan. 2). For decades, Okerlund served as the preeminent pitchman, interviewer, and wrestling show host for the AWA, WWF, and WCW. Whether i...
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