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Comedian Robin Williams dead in Apparent Suicide

Reuters

Reuters

Oscar-winner Robin Williams, whose free-form comedy and adept impressions dazzled audiences for decades, has died in an apparent suicide. He was 63.

The Marin County Sheriff’s Office says Williams was pronounced dead at his home in California on Monday. The sheriff’s office says a preliminary investigation shows the cause of death to be a suicide due to asphyxia.
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AP

Broadway, film and television actor Ben Gazzara has died in New York City at age 81. His powerful dramatic performances brought an intensity to a variety of roles including Brick Pollitt in “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.”

Longtime family friend Suzanne Mados says Gazzara died Friday in Manhattan. View full article »

Digitally altered diabetes ad of Cleo Berry

An overweight man in Los Angeles says he was “beyond shocked” to discover an altered photo of him on New York City billboards with his leg removed.

27-year-old Cleo Berry tells the New York Times that while living in NYC several years ago, he participated in a $500 photo shoot with photographer Morten Smidt. Unbeknownst to Berry, those photos were then sold to ImageSource, a stock photo company.

The stock photo was then sold to New York City’s Department of Health, who digitally altered the photo to remove Berry’s right leg and is using the photo as part of an anti-diabetes campaign.

“I cried at my computer screen for, like, a minute.” Berry said of first seeing the altered photo. “I said: ‘Oh my gosh, they even gave me crutches. Come on, people.’ ” View full article »

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