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Sep. 12th, 2003

And while we're on the subject of celebrities death and dying.



John Ritter (1948-2003)
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Actor John Ritter died of a heart complication overnight Thursday.

Ritter is most well known for his role as Jack Tripper in the '70s hit
"Three's Company," but recently had found renewed success with the ABC
sitcom "Eight Simple Rules ... For Dating My Teenage Daughter." The show
was just beginning a second season.

He also appeared in more than 25 television movies.

Ritter's longtime assistant Susan Wilcox said he fell ill on the set of
his new show Thursday. His publicist said he had a flaw in his heart that
went unrecognized.




Charles Bronson dies at 81
Film, TV actor won fame with 'Death Wish' movies

Monday, September 1, 2003 Posted: 11:28 AM EDT (1528 GMT)

(CNN) -- Actor Charles Bronson, known for his roles in Westerns such
as "The Magnificent Seven," war movies such as "The Great Escape" and
"The Dirty Dozen," and crime dramas such as "Death Wish," has died in
Los Angeles, California, his publicist said. He was 81.

Bronson had been battling pneumonia for the past four weeks,
publicist Lori Jonas said. He died Saturday at Cedars-Sinai Medical
Center with his wife, Kim Weeks, by his side.

"He was 81, a loving husband, father and grandfather," Jonas said.

Bronson was born Charles Buchinsky in 1921 in the southwestern
Pennsylvania town of Ehrenfeld, the 11th of 15 children of Lithuanian
immigrant parents.

As a youth he worked as a coal miner like his father and might have
remained in the mines had he not been drafted to serve in World War
II.


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lostsoulslament
Sep. 12th, 2003 11:11 pm (UTC)
Wasn't John Ritter the gay guy in Sling Blade?
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