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Widow: Robin Williams Diagnosed With Parkinson’s Disease Before Suicide

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Robin Williams was in the early stages of Parkinson’s Disease when he committed suicide and was sober, according to a statement his widow. In a statement, Susan Schneider said the Oscar-winning actor […]

08/14/2014

Philip Seymour Hoffman arrives for the Los Angeles premiere of “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” (Credit: Getty Images)

Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman Found Dead In NYC Apartment

Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman has been found dead inside his Greenwich Village home, police sources confirmed to CBS News.

KROQ-FM–02/02/2014

Fast & Furious 6 - World Premiere - Red Carpet Arrivals

Actor Paul Walker Killed In Fiery Car Crash

Actor Paul Walker, best known for starring in the “Fast and Furious” film franchise, was one of two people reportedly killed Saturday in a single-vehicle crash in Santa Clarita.

11/30/2013

Slayer's Jeff Hanneman (Dave Etheridge-Barnes/Getty Images)

Slayer Announces Free Public Memorial For Deceased Guitarist Jeff Hanneman

Slayer fans of all ages will be able to attend a free memorial for the fallen thrash-metal legend at a historic Hollywood venue.

05/15/2013

Slayer's Jeff Hanneman (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Listen: Slayer’s ‘Reign In Blood’ Album, Reimagined In 8-Bit As Jeff Hanneman Tribute

A heavy metal fan created the ‘chiptune’ version of Slayer’s seminal 1986 release in honor of the band’s fallen guitarist and founding member.

05/14/2013

Deftones' Chino Moreno (Michael Loccisano/ Getty Images)

Deftones Pay Tribute To Kris Kross With Backward Pants

During a show last night at The Pageant in St. Louis, Deftones paid tribute to 1990s teen rap duo Kris Kross by not only turning their pants backward but by swapping the chorus of their […]

05/02/2013

Jeff Hanneman (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Slayer Guitarist Jeff Hanneman Passes Away At 49

Slayer founding member Jeff Hanneman died today of liver failure. The legendary guitarist was 49. The band issued a statement this afternoon (May 2) via their publicist. “Slayer is devastated to inform that their bandmate […]

05/02/2013

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Deftones On Bassist Chi Cheng’s Death: ‘There Will Be A Hole In Our Lives Where Chi Once Was’

Yesterday, lead guitarist Stephan Carpenter issued a brief statement on behalf of the band via Deftones’ Facebook page. In it, he asks fans to move forward, with love as the driving force.

04/16/2013

Alex with Steve-O at Miss Double D-cember 2010

Former KROQ Employee Killed In Motorcycle Accident

Yesterday afternoon a former KROQ Promotions Assistant, Alex Smollins, was killed when his motorcycle struck another vehicle in Santa Monica. He was 22 years young. The Santa Monica Patch reports that “Smollins was eastbound on […]

KROQ-FM–01/29/2013

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Remembering Travel Icon Huell Howser And His Trip To Coachella On ‘California Gold’

When news broke this week that stalwart TV host and West Coast travel icon Huell Howser had died from natural causes, the internet erupted in a flurry of condolences and remembrances of the affable and […]

KROQ-FM–01/08/2013

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