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Gallagher, watermelon-smashing comedian from Tampa, dies at 76

Gallagher, watermelon-smashing comedian from Tampa, dies at 76

TAMPA — Watermelon smashing comedian and Tampa-raised Leo Gallagher Jr., better known simply as Gallagher, died Friday, his former manager confirmed to Variety and TMZ. He was 76 years old. “Gallagher had been hospitalized in California after suffering multiple heart attacks in recent years,” Variety reported. Gallagher rose to fame through prop comedy, particularly using …

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Comedian and actor Leslie Jordan, a 'queer icon', dies after car accident at 67

Comedian and actor Leslie Jordan, a ‘queer icon’, dies after car accident at 67

Comedian and actor Leslie Jordan, known for his roles in “Will & Grace” and “American Horror Story” and his uplifting Instagram videos about the pandemic, died after a car accident Monday in Hollywood. Jordan, 67, won a primetime Emmy in 2006 for her performance as Beverley Leslie on the hit TV show “Will & Grace.” …

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