What a hard day for Yolanda Hadid.
On Wednesday, Yolanda revealed the sad news that her best friend Ellie O'Connell has passed away after a five-year battle with ALS.
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For those who don't know, ALS (AKA amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or Lou Gehrig's disease), is a horrific condition which weakens the body's muscles until it can no longer function. At this time, the disease has no cure.
According to Hadid, Ellie sadly succumbed to her illness despite an amazing fight. O'Connell was hanging on to see her daughter graduate college in 2017, a wish which will tragically go unfilled.
Despite the heartbreak, the model did her best to honor her close pal's legacy in a touching Instagram post:
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Richard Glatzer, who co-wrote and directed the Oscar-winning movie Still Alice alongside his husband, Wash Wesmoreland, has passed away at the age of 63 from a four-year battle with ALS.
This heartbreaking news comes not even a month after Julianne Moore took home an Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in the film, playing a woman with early-onset Alzheimer's disease.
The late scribe and his husband were signed to adapt the script from Lisa Genova's novel Still Alice back in 2011, right after Richard was diagnosed with ALS. But even though the illness progressed rapidly, he never missed a day on set!
Westmoreland, who has been married to Glatzer since 2013, is "devastated" by his husband's passing:
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It finally happened! Ellen DeGeneres did the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge!
She was nominated by Anthony Carbajal, the 26-year-old man behind the Ice Bucket Challenge, who was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease himself.
So he and Ellen walked together, taking a long stroll to meet their destiny.
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Someone get this man a pair of steak knives because he deserves at LEAST second place for this latest video!
Alec Baldwin recently participated in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge with his actor friend Gregg Bello and the person who had the honors of dumping the ice water on them was Hilaria Baldwin herself.
Here's what the Alec's lady wrote on her Instagram
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She really got into it!
Kendall Jenner recently participated in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, and it seems like she had a blast doing it!
The teenage model rocked a tiny pink bikini as she got soaked on for a good cause, and she wasn't done getting her water on just yet!
She had a whole big pool waiting for her!!!
Here's what the lil' beauty wrote on Instagram
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She's so cute when she's sorry!
A YouTube user recently shared a video that featured a two-year-old girl named Scarlett Rose Davis, who gives the most adorable and sincere apology after using the F word during her ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.
Originally, another video showed that the little girl was NOT sorry after using the curse word - she also claimed she could've died - but we guess her parents convinced her otherwise!
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Could this be Hilary Swank's next Oscar performance?
It's been a long time since gurl walked across that stage, but this performance as a pianist suffering through ALS def looks like the stuff statuettes are made of.
Ch-ch-check out the video (above) to see Hilary fight back - and fight back the tears - with the help of Emmy Rossum and Josh Duhamel.
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