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  • 'Stand By Me' singer Ben E. King dead at age 76

    'Stand By Me' singer Ben E. King dead at age 76
    Ben E. King, the unforgettable lead singer for the Drifters and solo star whose plaintive baritone graced such pop and rhythm 'n blues classics as "Stand by Me," ''There Goes My Baby" and "Spanish Harlem," has died. He was 76.
  • Heroin use on the rise among teens and adolescents

    Heroin use on the rise among teens and adolescents
    No parent wants to imagine his or her child engaging in recreational drug use, but suburban areas are experiencing a noticeable uptick in heroin usage among teenagers. Once deemed a "city drug," heroin is now infiltrating suburban hamlets, where more...

    George Sluizer dies at 82; directed River Phoenix's last movie

    George Sluizer dies at 82; directed River Phoenix's last movie
    George Sluizer, 82, the Dutch filmmaker who directed River Phoenix's last movie, "Dark Blood," died Saturday "after a long illness," according to organizers of the Netherlands Film Festival and the Berlin International Film Festival. The specific...

    George Sluizer, Director of 'The Vanishing,' Dies at 82

    Dutch director George Sluizer died Saturday in Amsterdam after a long battle with an illness, Dutch media reported on Monday. He was 82. "Sluizer had been ill for a long time," Dutch public broadcaster the NOS said, quoting relatives. "In 2007, he barely...

    Cannes: Lionsgate Picks Up River Phoenix Pic 'Dark Blood'

    Lionsgate has bought the North American rights to "Dark Blood," River Phoenix's last film. Drama will go out via VOD. Production of the pic was halted in 1993 following the death of Phoenix. Director and writer George Sluizer was able to obtain an...