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Melissa Rivers Says Joan Rivers' Death Was '100 Percent Preventable'

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It hasn't been very long since Joan Rivers passed away, but the thought of how it all happened is hard to comprehend.

Especially for her daughter, Melissa Rivers, who filed a lawsuit against the clinic that was involved in the late comedienne's death.

[ Related: Melissa & Cooper Keep Joan's Memory Alive ]

In a sit down with Matt Lauer on the Today show which airs on Monday morning, the 47-year-old believes her mother's death could've been avoided.

Melissa said:

"In my opinion, it was 100 percent preventable."

The journalist went on to ask Melissa what she thought the clinic could've done to prevent Joan's death and she responded with:

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Stand By Me Singer And Music Pioneer Ben E. King Passes Away At The Age Of 76

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This is so sad, but what a legacy to leave behind.

Ben E. King, who was most famous for being the co-writer and singer of the song Stand By Me, passed away from natural causes on Thursday.

He was 76 years old.

[ Related: Jennifer Lopez Pays Tribute To Selena With Performance At The Latin Billboard Music Awards! ]

King first rose to stardom as the singer of the timeless doo-wop group The Drifters before leaving for a lucrative solo career of his own.

He released Stand By Me in 1961 and it quickly became a US top five hit and also inspired a totally amazing movie later on down the line.

Fellow legendary musician Gary US Bonds took to Facebook to offer up a tribute to his friend. He wrote:

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Jennifer Lopez Pays Tribute To Selena With A Touching Performance At The Latin Billboard Music Awards!

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We're just speechless.

Say what you will about Jennifer Lopez's voice, but that was by far the best she has ever sounded!

That's why we were so moved by her beautiful tribute to Selena at this year's Latin Billboard Music Awards in Miami on Thursday night.

[ Video: Adrienne Bailon Performs Her Own Selena Tribute On The Real! ]

It's been 20 years since Selena was tragically taken away from us, and J.Lo sang a medley in her honor accompanied by Sel's family members on stage!

And as if the music wasn't enough, the American Idol judge looked gorgeous in every single outfit she wore — there were like 83 quick changes!

Who knew J.Lo could sing so beautifully??

Ch-ch-check out Jennifer Lopez's tribute to Selena (above)!!!

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This Is How Melissa Rivers And Her Son Cooper Continue To Keep Joan Rivers' Memory Alive

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Can you believe it's been eight months since Joan Rivers passed away?

While her memory lives on in many ways through the legacy she's left behind, Melissa Rivers reveals she tries not to think about how long it has been since her mother passed away from surgery complications.

[ Related: Melissa Speaks About Her 'Fearless' Mom ]

The 47-year-old told revealed:

"I never let myself imagine life without her. Why would I want to?

So how does she deal with the fact that the legendary comedian isn't around anymore? By writing a book!

In The Book of Joan: Tales of Mirth, Mischief and Manipulation, Melissa pays tribute to her mom by recalling all of their memories together.

Melissa said:

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Partridge Family Star Suzanne Crough Dies

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This is just so sad.

Former child actor Suzanne Crough — who played the youngest daughter on The Partridge Family — has died.

Suzanne's character Tracy Partridge was best known for her freckles, red hair, and playing the tambourine. She appeared on all four seasons of the popular sitcom, which ran from 1970-1974 (the same years as The Brady Bunch).

[ Related: Alice From The Brady Bunch Dead At 88 ]

Suzanne died suddenly Monday at her Nevada home. She was only 52 and had two daughters — one of whom was getting married this summer. The cause of death is unknown at this time.

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Sawyer Sweeten's Family Speaks Out For The First Time Since The Everybody Loves Raymond Actor's Suicide

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Sawyer Sweeten's family speaks out about his suicide

So, so sad.

Sawyer Sweeten was only 19 years old when he took his own life last Thursday.

The Everybody Loves Raymond actor, who played Geoffrey Barone on the show, killed himself while visiting family in Texas.

Although details about his death haven't been confirmed and his autopsy has not yet been released, it's being reported that the child star shot himself.

[ Related: Ray Romano And Cast Say Goodbye To Sawyer Sweeten ]

In the wake of such a tragedy, Sweeten's family members decided to speak out on Monday.

His 23-year-old sister, Madilyn, who worked with him on Raymond, has only the fondest memories of her younger brother:

"Sawyer was more than just a brother. He was a strong and selfless friend. When confiding in one another, Sawyer always had the kindest words of encouragement. He will live on in my head and those shared moments forever."

His younger sister, 16-year-old Maysa, is devastated at the loss of her brother, but refuses to lose him from her thoughts. She told People:

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