Bollywood star Sridevi Kapoor drowned in the bath, a cause of death more common than you'd think

Bollywood fans are mourning the loss of actress Sridevi Kapoor, who died over the weekend. Kapoor, 54, died due to an “accidental drowning” in a bathtub, a forensic report from police in Dubai said.

The report also said that traces of alcohol were found in Kapoor’s body, per Gulf News. According to the report, Kapoor accidentally lost her balance, fell into the tub, and drowned.

The Independent said that Kapoor and her husband, movie producer Boney Kapoor, had dinner together at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday (the night of her death) before she went in the bathroom to get ready for the rest of the night. When she didn’t come out after 15 minutes, Kapoor’s husband knocked on the door to check on her, per Khaleej Times. When no response came, he forced open the door and found his wife lying motionless in a tub of water. “He tried to revive her, and when he could not, he called a friend of his. After that, he informed the police at 9 p.m.,” a source told the paper.

It seems unthinkable that an otherwise healthy person could die this way, but it happens. There are about 110,000 annual bathtub and shower-related accidents in the U.S. each year, per the Consumer Product Safety Commission, and over 75 percent of fatalities from these injuries happen in children under the age of 5. An average of 10 people die each day from unintentional drownings (including in swimming pools and in the bathtub), per data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Those water-related incidents that are not fatal can still cause severe brain damage that can lead to memory problems, learning disabilities, and the permanent loss of basic functioning.

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TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 14: Actress Sridevi Kapoor attends the 'English Vinglish' premiere during the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival at Roy Thomson Hall on September 14, 2012 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Jag Gundu/Getty Images)
MUMBAI, INDIA - SEPTEMBER 21: Actress Sridevi Kapoor (L) walks the runway with Fashion designer Neeta Lulla (R) design at the Lakme Fashion Week Winter Festive 2010 Day 5 at the Grand Hyatt on September 21, 2010 in Mumbai, India. (Photo by Chirag Wakaskar/WireImage)
Indian Bollywood actress Shree Devi (Sridevi) Kapoor arrives at the Film Fare Awards in Mumbai on February 25, 2010. AFP PHOTO/STR. (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)
MUMBAI, INDIA ? FEBRUARY 28: Boney Kapoor and Sridevi at the Filmfare Awards function at the Yashraj studios in Mumbai on February 28, 2010. (Photo by Yogen Shah/India Today Group/Getty Images)
Indian Bollywood film producer Boney Kapoor (L) poses with his wife actress Sridevi during the 'Sahara India Sport Award' ceremony in Mumbai late October 30, 2010. AFP PHOTO/STR (Photo credit should read STRDEL/AFP/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 14: Actress Sridevi Kapoor attends the 'English Vinglish' premiere during the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival at Roy Thomson Hall on September 14, 2012 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Jag Gundu/Getty Images)
MUMBAI, INDIA - OCTOBER 10: Actor Boney Kapoor and Sridevi at a party on the eve of megastar Amitabh Bachchan's 70th birthday in Mumbai on Wednesday. (Photo by Yogen Shah/India Today Group/Getty Images)
MUMBAI, INDIA - OCTOBER 18: Sridevi Kapoor attends the 14th Mumbai Film Festival Opening Ceremony held at NCPA on October 18, 2012 in Mumbai, India. (Photo by Chirag Wakaskar/WireImage)
Indian Bollywood actress Sridevi (2nd L), with husband Boney Kapoor (L), daughters Khushi (2nd R) and Jhanvi Kapoor (R) pose during the unveiling of the latest Indian edition of People magazine in Mumbai on December 17, 2012. AFP PHOTO/STR (Photo credit should read STRDEL/AFP/Getty Images)
Indian Bollywood actress Sridevi Kapoor attends the Zee Cine Awards 2013 ceremony in Mumbai on January 6, 2013. AFP PHOTO/ STR (Photo credit should read STRDEL/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW DELHI, INDIA - MARCH 8: Indian Bollywood actor Sridevi Kapoor poses for picture at Grand Hyatt Regency on March 8, 2013 in New Delhi, India. (Photo by Prabhas Roy/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
MUMBAI, INDIA - JANUARY 20: Sridevi and Boney Kapoor during the 58th Idea Filmfare Awards 2013, held at Yash Raj Films Studios in Mumbai. (Photo by Yogen Shah/India Today Group/Getty Images)
NEW DELHI, INDIA - APRIL 15: Bollywood actors Sridevi and Kareena Kapoor during the NDTV ?Indian of the Year? Awards on April 15, 2013 in New Delhi, India. (Photo By Sonu Mehta/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
Indian Bollywood personalities Sridevi (L) and Anil kapoor attend a promotional event in Mumbai on April 23, 2013. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read STRDEL/AFP/Getty Images)
Indian Bollywood film director Bonney Kapoor (2nd L) and his actor wife Sridevi Kapoor (R) poses with her daughters Khusi (L) and Jhnavi (2nd R) as they arrive for the 14th International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) at The Venetian hotel in Macau on July 5, 2013. The annual IIFA Awards, India's Hindi language film industry, Bollywood's glitziest awards ceremony, which have been held overseas for the last 13 years, is one of the world's most-watched annual entertainment ceremonies, broadcast to nearly 500 million viewers in 110 countries. AFP PHOTO/Indranil MUKHERJEE (Photo credit should read INDRANIL MUKHERJEE/AFP/Getty Images)
Indian Bollywood actor Sridevi Kapoor performs at the 14th International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Award ceremony at The Venetian hotel in Macau on July 6, 2013. The annual IIFA Awards, India's Hindi language film industry Bollywood's glitziest awards ceremony, which have been held overseas for the last 13 years, is one of the world's most-watched annual entertainment ceremonies, broadcast to nearly 500 million viewers in 110 countries. AFP PHOTO / Indranil MUKHERJEE (Photo credit should read INDRANIL MUKHERJEE/AFP/Getty Images)
Indian Bollywood actress Sridevi Kapoor (L) arrives for the 14th International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) in Macau on July 6, 2013. The annual IIFA Awards, India's Hindi language film industry, Bollywood's glitziest awards ceremony, which have been held overseas for the last 13 years, is one of the world's most-watched annual entertainment ceremonies, broadcast to nearly 500 million viewers in 110 countries. AFP PHOTO / Philippe Lopez (Photo credit should read PHILIPPE LOPEZ/AFP/Getty Images)
MUMBAI, INDIA - AUGUST 17: Bollywood actor Sridevi with her daughter Jhanvi Kapoor during the celebration of Sridevi's 50th birthday at Alibi, Colaba on August 17, 2013 in Mumbai, India. Actor Sridevi celebrated her birthday in style at a well-attended bash. It is hosted by Boney and good friend, Amar Singh. Many big names from Bollywood gathered at a soiree held at the new south Mumbai club, Alibii, which was launched with this party. (Photo by Prodip Guha/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
MUMBAI, INDIA OCTOBER 19: Boney Kapoor and Sridevi during the Yash Chopra Memorial Awards in Mumbai.(Photo by Milind Shelte/India Today Group/Getty Images)
Bollywood actress Sridevi Kapoor is seated in the audience at the Mid Florida Credit Union Amphitheater during the IIFA Magic of the Movies show on the third day of the 15th International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards in Tampa, Florida, April 25, 2014. AFP PHOTO JEWEL SAMAD (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
MUMBAI, INDIA OCTOBER 22: Boney Kapoor and Sridevi during Karva Chauth celebrations in Mumbai.(Photo by Milind Shelte/India Today Group/Getty Images)
MUMBAI, INDIA - JULY 16: Sridevi Kapoor walks the runway at the Vijay Golecha show during day three of the India International Jewellery Week 2014 at Grand Hyatt on July 16, 2014 in Mumbai, India. (Photo by Chirag Wakaskar/WireImage)
Indian Bollywood actress Sridevi Kapoor poses for a photograph during the final night of the Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) Winter/Festival 2014 in Mumbai on late August 24, 2014. AFP PHOTO/STR (Photo credit should read STRDEL/AFP/Getty Images)
MUMBAI,INDIA SEPTEMBER 16: Sridevi and Boney Kapoor at the screening of the movie Khoobsurat in Mumbai.(Photo by Milind Shelte/India Today Group/Getty Images)
MUMBAI, INDIA OCTOBER 11: Sridevi and Boney Kapoor at Anil Kapoors Karwa Chauth party in Mumbai.(Photo by Milind Shelte/India Today Group/Getty Images)
Indian Bollywood actress Sridevi Kapoor poses for a photograph during a promotional event in Mumbai on late April 18, 2015. AFP PHOTO / STR (Photo credit should read STRDEL/AFP/Getty Images)
MUMBAI, INDIA DECEMBER 05: Boney Kapoor, Sridevi with daughters Jhanvi and Khushi Kapoor during the birthday celebrations of fashion designer Manish Malhotra in Mumbai. (Photo by Milind Shelte/India Today Group/Getty Images)
NEW DELHI, INDIA - DECEMBER 20: Bollywood actress Sridevi with her film producer husband Boney Kapoor during the party hosted by politician Amar Singh at DLF Chhattarpur Farms on December 20, 2015 in New Delhi, India. (Photo by Manoj Verma/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
NEW DELHI, INDIA - JULY 6: Bollywood actor Sridevi during the private screening of the movie 'Mom' at politician Amar Singh's Chattarpur home, on July 6, 2017 in New Delhi, India. Mom is an Indian thriller film directed by Ravi Udyawar and produced by Boney Kapoor, Sunil Manchanda, Mukesh Talreja, Naresh Agarwal and Gautam Jain. The film is scheduled for release on 7 July 2017, in four languages. (Photo by Manoj Verma/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
Indian Bollywood actress Sridevi and husband Boney Kapoor attend GQ India's ninth anniversary with the annual Men of the Year Awards 2017 in Mumbai on September 22, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / STR (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)
MUMBAI, INDIA DECEMBER 26: Boney Kapoor and Sridevi at Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharmas reception in Mumbai.(Photo by Milind Shelte/India Today Group/Getty Images)
MUMBAI, INDIA - 2017/12/19: Indian film actress Sridevi with husband Bony Kapoor attend the Red carpet event of Zee Cine Awards 2018 at MMRDA Ground, Bandra in Mumbai. (Photo by Azhar Khan/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
NEW DELHI, INDIA - OCTOBER 1: (File photo) Bollywood actor Sridevi, at a press conference for the promotion of upcoming film English Vinglish at PVR Directors Cut, Vasantkunj, on October 1, in New Delhi, India. Sridevi, the actor, wife of producer Boney Kapoor, died late in the night reportedly due to cardiac arrest in Dubai, where she had gone along with her family to attend her nephew Mohit Marwah's wedding. (Photo by Manoj Verma/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
MUMBAI, INDIA - MARCH 26: (File photo) Bollywood actor Sridevi during the launch of Colours of Life at The Fourth Floor at Fort, on March 26, 2008 in Mumbai, India. Sridevi, the actor, wife of producer Boney Kapoor, died late in the night reportedly due to cardiac arrest in Dubai, where she had gone along with her family to attend her nephew Mohit Marwah's wedding. (Photo by Sambit Saha/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
MUMBAI, INDIA - DECEMBER 10: (File photo) Bollywood actor Sridevi attends the Lux Awards at Yash Raj Studio, on December 10, 2017, in Mumbai, India. Sridevi, the actor, wife of producer Boney Kapoor, died late in the night reportedly due to cardiac arrest in Dubai, where she had gone along with her family to attend her nephew Mohit Marwah's wedding. (Photo by Prodip Guha/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
MUMBAI, INDIA - JUNE 12: (File photo) Bollywood actor Sridevi with her daughters Jhanvi and Khushi Kapoor aatend the Special Screening of movie Fugly at Lightbox, Santacruz, on June 12, 2014, in Mumbai, India. Sridevi, the actor, wife of producer Boney Kapoor, died late in the night reportedly due to cardiac arrest in Dubai, where she had gone along with her family to attend her nephew Mohit Marwah's wedding. (Photo by Prodip Guha/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
MUMBAI, INDIA - FEBRUARY 2: (File photo) Bollywood actor Sridevi attends 4th Anniversary Party of Colors channel at Grand Hyatt, on February 2, 2013, in Mumbai, India. Sridevi, the actor, wife of producer Boney Kapoor, died late in the night reportedly due to cardiac arrest in Dubai, where she had gone along with her family to attend her nephew Mohit Marwah's wedding. (Photo by Amlan Dutta/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
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“It only takes about 4 inches of water for someone to drown in a tub,” David Cutler, MD, a family medicine physician at Providence Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, Calif., tells Yahoo Lifestyle. “It doesn’t take a lot.”

While children often die in unintentional bathtub drownings due to a lack of parental supervision, it’s a little different for adults. “In adults, accidental drowning in a bathtub often involves alcohol or drugs,” women’s health expert Jennifer Wider, MD, tells Yahoo Lifestyle. If someone is under the influence, they can become unaware or confused about their surroundings, or even lose consciousness, causing them to slump down in the tub and drown, Wider says. Adults can also simply slip and hit their head, become dazed, land face down in the bath, and drown that way, Cutler says.

Plenty of people take baths every day and have no problem, but it’s important to recognize that bathtub drownings can happen, Cutler says. That’s why he recommends being careful around the tub and avoiding it when you’re under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Slip-free padding around the tub can also help lower the odds that you’ll slip and hit your head, Wider says, adding that this is especially important for people who are prone to falls like the elderly.

Again, you shouldn’t be scared about taking a bath, but you should be aware of the risk. “This is tragic and it happens all the time,” Cutler says. “But in most cases a cause is found.”

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Erin Moran, who is known for her role in TV sitcom "Happy Days," died at the age of 56 after a secret battle with cancer.

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Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner died in his home at the Playboy Mansion of natural causes on September 27. He was 91 years old.

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Singer Chester Bennington of Linkin Park committed suicide in July, he was 41 years old.

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David Cassidy died on November 21 after having been placed in a medically-induced coma. The '70s heartthrob and "Partridge Family" star was 67.

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Comedian Jerry Lewis died on August 20. He was 91 years old.

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Tom Petty, the famed and beloved rocker behind hits like “American Girl” and “Free Fallin,” died in October following a cardiac arrest. He was 66.

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Legendary actress Mary Tyler Moore passed away at the age of 80.

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John Heard, known for his role as the father in the Home Alone films, died on July 21. Some reports say he was 71-years-old, however, others have his age listed as 72.

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Sam Shepard, the Pulitzer-winning playwright and Oscar-nominated actor peacefully passed away at his home in Kentucky in July after a long battle with Lou Gehrig's disease. He was 73.


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"Touched By an Angel" star Della Reese died at the age of 86 peacefully at her home on November 19.

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Roger Smith, who starred in the series "77 Sunset Strip" and was married to actress Ann-Margret, died Sunday in Sherman Oaks. He was 84.

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Gregg Allman, best known for performing in The Allman Brothers Band, passed away at 69.

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Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell died unexpectedly at 52 after he was found in a Detroit hotel room.

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Comedian Don Rickles died at the age of 90 from kidney failure.

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Comedian Charlie Murphy died at 57 from complications stemming from a battle with leukemia.

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Roger Moore, a former James Bond star, died after a short battle with cancer at 89.

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Jonathan Demme, the director known for his work on thriller "Silence of the Lambs," died at 73 from esophageal cancer and complications from heart disease.

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Roger Ailes, who was at FOX News for two decades before being ousted last year for alleged sexual harassment, died at 77 after suffering a fall at his home.

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Bill Paxton died unexpectedly at age 61 on February 25. 

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AC/DC guitarist and co-founded Malcolm Young died in November at the age of 64 after a three-year battle with dementia.

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Soul singer Cuba Gooding Sr., who is also Cuba Gooding Jr.'s father, died at 72.

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Neil Fingleton, "Britain's tallest man" and "Games of Thrones" star died at 36 from heart failure.

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"Battlestar Galactica" star Richard Hatch died at 71. 

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John Hurt, star of "The Elephant Man," died at 77. 

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Butch Trucks, founding member of The Allman Brothers Band, died at 69.

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Actor Miguel Ferrer died from throat cancer at 61.

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Dick Gautier, known for is role in the Broadway musical 'Bye Bye Birdie' died at 85.

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Frank Deford, giant of sports journalism, died at 78.

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Rock 'n' roll legend Chuck Berry, who is known for hits like ''Sweet Little Sixteen" and "Roll Over Beethoven," died at 90 years old.

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Television personality Christopher 'Big Black' Boykin, known for his MTV show "Rob & Big," died at the age of 45.

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Dina Merrill, the actress known for movies like "Butterfield 8" and "Operation Petticoat," died at 93.

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Frank Pellegrino Sr. (R) died at age 72 following a battle with lung cancer. He was known for his role on "The Sopranos." 

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Former pop singer Tommy Page was found dead at 46 in New York City.

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"Doll Squad" star Francine York passed away at 80 after a battle with cancer.

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Joni Sledge, the "We Are Family" singer, was found dead in her Phoenix home. She was 60.

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Jazz legend Al Jarreau died at the age of 76.

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Actor Robert Michael Morris died at age 77. His death was confirmed by friend Lisa Kudrow.

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Monty Hall, one of the most popular game show hosts in American television died in September at age 96.

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Anne Jeffreys, star of ‘General Hospital’ and Broadway’s ‘Kiss Me Kate,’ died in September at 94.

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Barry Dennen, member of the original cast of “Jesus Christ Superstar,” died in September at age 79.

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Famed soul singer Charles Bradley died in September at the age of 68.

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Harry Dean Stanton, the actor known for his roles in "Twin Peaks," "Big Love," "Pretty in Pink" and "Repo Man" died of natural causes in Los Angeles. He was 91.

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Frank Vincent, who had a key role on "The Sopranos" and appeared in a number of Martin Scorsese films, died at age 78.

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Nelsan Ellis, who starred in the HBO series True Blood, died on July 8 from alcohol withdrawal after years of struggling with substance abuse. He was 39 years old.

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Blake Heron, the child actor who starred in 1996's "Shiloh," died at age 35.

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Comedian Shelley Berman, who was famous as a "sit-down" comedian and later as Larry David's dad on "Curb Your Enthusiasm," died at the age of 92.

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Dick Gregory, the trailblazing comic and civil rights activist whose unique brand of comedy combined cutting wit and contemporary headlines, died in August at the age of 84.

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Martin Landau, the all-purpose actor known for his Oscar-winning performance in Ed Wood, died in July. He was 89.

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Gary DeCarlo, the lead singer of Steam, died in June at the age of 75.

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Michael Nyqvist, who starred in the Swedish film version of "The Girl With Dragon Tattoo," died after a battle with lung cancer. He was 56.

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Prodigy, who made up one half of Mobb Deep, died in June. He was 42.

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Comedian Ralphie May was found dead in his Las Vegas home in early October. He died of cardiac arrest at the age of 45.

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"Benson" actor Robert Guillaume died on October 24 at the age of 89 following a long battle with breast cancer.

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Legendary New Orleans musician Fats Domino died of natural causes at the age of 89 at the end of October.

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Former "Veronica Mars" actor Brad Bufanda died of a suspected suicide at the age of 34 at the beginning of November.

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Rising rapper Lil Peep was found dead in his tour bus on November 15 in Arizona. He was 21. Officials are still determining his cause of death, which is suspected to be an accidental overdose.

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Wendy Pepper, who was a fan-favorite on "Project Runway," died peacefully surrounded by family at the age of 53 in mid-November. No cause of death was given.

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Jim Nabors, widely adored for playing Gomer Pyle on "The Andy Griffith Show," passed away in November 2017 at age 87.

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