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Comedian Michelle Dobrawsky dies after battle with rectal cancer

Comedian Michelle Dobrawsky dies after battle with rectal cancer

By | September 1, 2012 at 2:59 pm | No comments

Comedian Michelle Dobrawsky, who launched a campaign last year to get the South Park character Mr. Hanky to become the official rectal cancer spokesperson, succumbed to the disease on Aug. 30. "We lost an amazing woman, wrote Glennis McCarthy, founder and editor of...

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Comedy icon Phyllis Diller dead at 95

Comedy icon Phyllis Diller dead at 95

By | August 20, 2012 at 4:07 pm | No comments

After a career as an actress and comedian than spanned over 40 years, Phyllis Diller has passed away at the age of 95 in her Los Angeles home. Diller began her career as a stand-up in 1955, and quickly became notorious as one of the most influential women in comedy....

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Doug Stanhope shares a fan’s suicide note

Doug Stanhope shares a fan’s suicide note

By | August 2, 2012 at 2:10 pm | 2 comments

Doug Stanhope may have outdone himself in stomping on taboos with the post on his blog (and to his email list) today. He opened with a brief and fitting memorial to his friend and fellow comedian Frank Lunney, who, as Stanhope puts it, “croaked” in his sleep early last month...

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Ernest Borgnine dies at 95

Ernest Borgnine dies at 95

By | July 9, 2012 at 1:42 pm | No comments

Ernest Borgnine, best known for his role in the 1960s television comedy McHale’s Navy, died Sunday at the age of 95. He had a kidney ailment, reports the Washington Post. Along with his role as Lt.-Commander Quinton McHale, he’s remembered for playing a long list of...

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Comedian, ‘Moesha’ star Yvette Wilson loses battle with cervical cancer

Comedian, ‘Moesha’ star Yvette Wilson loses battle with cervical cancer

By | June 15, 2012 at 12:18 pm | No comments

Comedian and actress Yvette Wilson, best known for her character Andell Wilkerson on Moesha and its spinoff The Parkers, has lost her battle with cervical cancer. Wilson, who was also in need of a kidney transplant, was only 48 when she died yesterday. Starring in well over...

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Owner of DC and Tempe Improv found dead

Owner of DC and Tempe Improv found dead

By | June 7, 2012 at 1:00 pm | 2 comments

Mark Wilson Anderson, the DC and Tempe Improv owner who was reported missing by his wife May 12, was found dead Wednesday morning in a hotel room near Buckeye, Arizona. The Arizona Republic reports the cause of death is still unknown, according to Lt. Jared Griffith, a Buckeye...

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Comedian John Fox succumbs to colon cancer, dies at 59 (Update)

Comedian John Fox succumbs to colon cancer, dies at 59 (Update)

By | May 31, 2012 at 12:42 pm | 10 comments

Update: June 4 Fox's family confirms John was 59 when he died. John is survived by his children Trundy, Ryan, Robbyn and his grandchildren Samantha, Singen, Kellan, Cruz and Chevy. His son Ryan had this to say to Laughspin: My dad was lucky enough to be able to do...

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Cancer stricken comedian Ron Shock dies, wife Rhonda shares a message (Update)

Cancer stricken comedian Ron Shock dies, wife Rhonda shares a message (Update)

By | May 17, 2012 at 5:19 pm | 4 comments

Despite his announcement just last month that he had seven to nine months to live, cancer-sticken comedian Ron Shock succumed to the disease today at the age of 69. On Dec. 14, 2011, Shock was diagnosed with urethral cancer, and the storyteller chronicled his treatments on...

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Our condolences go out to comedian Ardie Fuqua’s family

Our condolences go out to comedian Ardie Fuqua’s family

By | May 13, 2012 at 4:07 pm | One comment

It's heartbreaking when the comedy community loses a great one. It is equally painful when a member of our circle loses a loved one. We at Laughspin wish to give our condolences to Ardie Fuqua and his family. Fuqua, a veteran comedian, well-respected performer and beloved...

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