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Facts Of Life & Diff'rent Strokes Star Charlotte Rae Dead At 92

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Charlotte Rae, best known for playing Mrs. Garrett in Diff'rent Strokes and The Facts of Life, has died at 92 years old.

Reps for the Emmy nominated actress confirmed she passed away Sunday in her Los Angeles home, according to reports.

A cause of death has yet to be reported, but the sitcom veteran revealed in April 2017 that she was battling bone cancer.

Related: Leonardo DiCaprio Is Rebooting Facts Of Life

Her most popular role was playing the Drummond family's housekeeper, Edna Garrett, on Diff'rent Strokes. The character was so popular with fans, Rae later landed her own spinoff with Facts of Life, where she played the same character running an all-girls boarding school.

Some of the Facts of Life cast took to social media to pay tribute to their former onscreen house mother, including Mindy Cohn, Lisa Whelchel, and former Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kim Fields.

Read their heartbreaking posts (below).

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Kanye West Bonding With His Dad Amid Cancer Treatment

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Family comes first.

Kanye West is taking time with his dad amid the recent cancer diagnosis.

As we previously reported, Ray West was diagnosed with prostate cancer, and is seeking treatment in Los Angeles.

Related: Kanye Opens Up About History Of Suicidal Thoughts

Per TMZ, the rapper is making sure to bond with his father while he is in town from Chicago, giving Kim Kardashian West and their three kids, North West, Saint West, and Chicago West, a chance to do the same!

So far, Ray seems to be responding well to his treatment.

We'll continue to have him in our thoughts!

[Image via WENN.]

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Kanye West's Father Diagnosed With Prostate Cancer

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Kanye West's father Ray has been diagnosed with prostate cancer, according to a new report out in TMZ.

Yeezy's father is apparently being treated in Los Angeles right now for prostate cancer — and not stomach cancer, as had been previously reported by some.

Related: Kanye's All Smiles With Kisses From North!

Upon first hearing the news, we're told Kanye went immediately to be by his dad's side.

Sources say that Ray is

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Conrad Murray Alleges Michael Jackson Was Chemically Castrated By His Late Father, Joe Jackson

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Michael Jackson's controversial doctor Conrad Murray (pictured, inset) is making the news rounds once again — this time for a VERY serious allegation he's levied against the late patriarch Joe Jackson.

Murray — who was convicted of involuntary manslaughter and ended up serving two years in prison over issues related to Michael's death in 2009 — didn't mince words in discussing Joe as being "one of the worst fathers to his children in history."

Related: Paris Says Grandpa Joe Did NOT Tweet From His Deathbed

In a new video obtained by The Blast, Murray — now 65 years old — alleges that Michael was chemically castrated by his father in order to maintain his high-pitched voice for performances. WHOA.

Murray said in the video (below):

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