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Avicii tributes pour in following Swedish DJ's death

(CNN)Grammy nominated Swedish DJ Avicii died Friday, his publicist confirmed to CNN. But he also saw the downside of fame in the electronic dance music genre known as EDM. “It’s very easy to become too attached to partying,” he told Rolling Stone last year. “You become lonely and get anxieties. It becomes toxic.” He retired

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Kendrick Lamar is a Pulitzer Prize winner

(CNN)Kendrick Lamar now has a Pulitzer Prize to go with all his Grammy Awards. Lamar’s politically charged performance at the Grammy Awards in January won him wide praise. “DAMN” picked up best rap album at the award show. His song “Humble” also picked up best rap performance, best rap song and best music video. The

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Dolores O'Riordan of The Cranberries dies at age 46

(CNN)Dolores O’Riordan, the lead singer of the Irish band The Cranberries, died in London on Monday, according to a statement from her publicist. In 2007, O’Riordan launched a solo project with her album “Are you Listening?” before reuniting with the group in 2009.She also teamed up with The Smiths’ bassist Andy Rourke and DJ Ole

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David Cassidy, '70s teen heartthrob, dies at age 67

(CNN)David Cassidy, who came to fame as a ’70s teen heartthrob and lead singer on “The Partridge Family,” has died, according to his publicist Jo-Ann Geffen. He was 67. David Cassidy was born into the entertainment industry that made him a star. His father was famed actor and singer Jack Cassidy, and his mother was

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Tom Petty dies at 66

(CNN)Rocker Tom Petty died Monday after being rushed to a Los Angeles hospital, according to Tony Dimitriades, longtime manager of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers. Dimitriades confirmed Petty’s death on behalf of the performer’s family. Petty sang with Stevie Nicks that same year on her smash hit, “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around.” The duet kicked