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Sopranos Star Frank Albanese Dead At 84

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This is so sad.

The Sopranos star Frank Albanese, who played Tony Soprano's uncle Pat Blundetto, has passed away at the age of 84.

According to his friend Eddie Canlon, Albanese died on Monday in Staten Island, N.Y. after losing his battle to metastatic prostate cancer.

Photos: Stars We Lost In 2015

The actor, who famously appeared in Martin Scorsese's Goodfellas, started out as a heavyweight prizefighter who trained under famous boxer Rocky Graziano.

After scar tissue developed on Albanese's brain, Graziano helped him score his first acting gig in 1968's The Brotherhood. The accomplished actor also appeared in Dead Presidents and As the World Turns.

Our hearts go out to Albanese's family and friends at this trying time.

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Jackie Collins' Team Releases Final Message After Her Death — Read Her Last Words To Her Fans

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Take a look at her inspiring letter.

Jackie Collins may have passed away last month, but we're just now getting to read the final words she had for her fans.

The best-selling novelist died at the age of 77, after losing a 7-year battle with breast cancer. But now — on her website — her team has released the last letter she wrote to her supporters.

Video: Look Back At Jackie's Life With Our 2011 Interview

In her message, The Santangelos author stressed the importance of getting tested regularly, in order to catch cancer early on:

"As you may have recently heard, I revealed that I have been LIVING life to the fullest with Stage 4 Breast Cancer for the past six and a half years. With October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, my message is this: Early detection can save lives! Get regular mammograms, and/or tell your loved ones too. Low cost or free mammograms are offered through many national programs and community organizations, so do your research. Even if you've been screened, and you have a gut feeling that something in your body is off, get a second opinion!"

She expressed that, if you do get diagnosed with the disease, it's important to remain optimistic, writing:

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Old Yeller Actor Kevin Corcoran Passes Away At 66

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So sad.

On Tuesday Kevin Corcoran, who played the youngest brother in the classic 1957 film Old Yeller, died at 66 years old. The former Disney actor had been suffering from colorectal cancer for five years.

Unfortunately, he lost his battle at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, California.

Related: YouTube Star Caleb Logan Passes Away At 13

In addition to portraying Arliss Coates in the iconic tale about the heroic dog, Kevin also appeared in the sequel, Savage Sam, as well as several other Disney flicks like The Shaggy Dog, Swiss Family Robinson, Bon Voyage!, Pollyanna, and Babes in Toyland.

In recent years, he served as a producer for shows like The Shield and Sons Of Anarchy.

Shawn Ryan, who created The Shield, took to Twitter to share his condolences, writing:

The Santa Monica, California native had seven siblings, all of whom had acting careers during the '50s and '60s. Kevin is survived by his wife, Laura.

Our hearts go out to everyone affected my this incredible loss.

[Image via Disney.]

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Meghan King Edmonds Isn't At All Worried About RHOC Co-Star Brooks Ayers Suing Her Over False Cancer Claims!

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She's not about to back down!

Meghan King Edmonds made the most of her debut season of Real Housewives by not being intimidated by her more experience Reality TV veterans.

Most of this year's plot has consisted of the 31-year-old trying to decide if Vicki Gunvalson's then-boyfriend was really suffering from his claimed non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

Related: RHONY's Jill Zarin Rushed To Hospital After Car Crash!

Well, it looks like Brooks Ayers is sticking to his cancer diagnosis, because, as we reported earlier, he just sent Meghan a letter threatening to sue for defamation with a deadline of last Wednesday night.

And seeing as it's now two days after that cutoff date, Meghan is speaking about his proposed lawsuit, saying:

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This Video Of A Woman Marrying Her Terminally Ill Boyfriend Is The Sweetest Yet Saddest Thing You'll Watch All Day

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This is a shining example of true love!

On September 24, Bethany Hanby married her terminally ill boyfriend, Caleb Hanby, in a hospital ceremony that is sure to leave you teary eyed.

The couple who had planned to get married this October, changed the date of their special day after Caleb was diagnosed with a rare form of jaw cancer last year. Naturally. the pair wanted to get married sooner than later considering the seriousness of Hanby's disease.

Video: Ed Sheeran Helps A Man Propose To His Girlfriend With Terminal Brain Cancer During A Concert!

In the touching ceremony that was recorded by a friend, hospital staff can be seen orchestrating the intimate affair and making the day as special as possible for the lovebirds. In fact, one nurse even acted as the twosome's flower girl! So sweet!

Check out the sad yet heartwarming vid (below):

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Taylor Swift Just Gave $50,000 To Her Dancer's Nephew Who Is Battling Cancer!

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Mother Teresa Taylor!

On Tuesday, one of Taylor Swift's backup dancers — Kim Toshi Davidson — announced some devastating news on his Instagram.

Related: Taylor Swift Took A LOT Of Selfies With Her New Emmy!

Unfortunately, his 13-month-old nephew, Ayden, was just diagnosed with cancer.

Toshi posted the heartbreaking news on Instagram, saying:

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Former Real World Stars Gather In D.C. To Honor The Late Diem Brown — See Puck, Derrick, & More Reunite For Ovarian Cancer Awareness!

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Check out which Real World stars gathered to honor Diem Brown!

It's the Real World reunion we've all been waiting for, AND it's for a great cause!

A handful of former reality TV stars gathered in Washington D.C. on Tuesday honor the late Diem Brown and to also raise awareness for The Ovarian Cancer National Alliance!

The event was lead by Wisconsin Congressman Sean Duffy, who you probably recognize from The Real World: Boston, and his wife Rachel Campos-Duffy, who was on The Real World: San Francisco!

Related: Friends Remember Diem Brown On What Would Have Been Her 35th Birthday

The two were also joined by Rachel's castmate David "Puck" Rainey, Derrick Kosinski from Road Rules: X-Treme, Norman Korpi from the very first season of The Real World, and Laurel Stucky of The Challenge: Free Agents!

The goal of the reunion was clear as the cast mates shared photos and discussed the importance of finding away to beat cancer once and for all!

It's been almost a year since Diem lost the battle to ovarian cancer, and it's great to see her fellow Real World alums making sure her memory lives on!

Ch-ch-check out more photos from the emotional reunion (above)!

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