Alex Trebek’s Last Great ‘Jeopardy!’ Champ, Brayden Smith, Dead at 24

3:04 PM PT — A family member tells us Smith died after a medical emergency, saying he died of natural causes. Alex Trebek‘s last great “Jeopardy!” champion has died at the young age of only 24. Brayden Smith, who scored a 5-game winning streak and more than $ 115,000 in winnings as Trebek’s era came […]

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Hal Holbrook Dead at 95, Famous Roles as Mark Twain and Deep Throat

Hal Holbrook — the longtime, award-winning actor known for playing Mark Twain for more than 60 years — has died … TMZ has learned. Hal’s son, David, tells us … his father passed away of old age at his Beverly Hills home on January 23. We’re told he had a number of medical conditions and […]

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Famed P.I. Jack Palladino Dead at 76 After Attempted Robbery Attack

Famed P.I. Jack Palladino has died from the grave injuries he suffered during an attempted robbery in his San Francisco neighborhood. Palladino never regained consciousness after being attacked by 2 would-be robbers Friday and falling and hitting his head on the pavement. His attorney, Mel Honowitz, says Jack died Monday around noon after being taken […]

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Sophie Dead at 34 After Tragic Fall

Sophie, one of the most important forces in electronic pop music, has tragically died. Her reps say … “Tragically our beautiful Sophie passed away this morning after a terrible accident,” explaining, “True to her spirituality she had climbed up to watch the full moon and accidentally slipped and fell.” Sophie became famous in 2013, with […]

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Corrie newcomer Lucas has dead girlfriend in dark relationship history

Coronation Street welcomed smooth-talking businessman Lucas to Weatherfield on Friday night, as he tried his best to sweep Carla Connor off her feet. While the Northern Irish charmer was filled with confidence, he has suffered a great deal of heartbreak in recent years, losing a girlfriend to addiction. When Lucas and Carla (Alison King) first […]

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Patrick Warren’s Son Had No Idea an Armed Cop Would Come and Shoot His Dad Dead

Play video content Exclusive TMZ.com The son of Patrick Warren — the man with mental health issues who was shot and killed by a cop this month — says he felt betrayed when the officer arrived, because he didn’t want an armed police officer dealing with his dad. Patrick Jr. appeared on “TMZ Live” Monday […]

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