Passages: Aaron Spelling, Patsy Ramsey, More

It's always a FUN and a real THRILL to write about deaths. Um, not really. But it has to be done, so here goesAaron Spelling: The TV uberproducer who brought us faves like Beverly Hills, 90210, 7th Heaven and Melrose Place passed away at his Beverly Hills mansion on Friday following complications from a stroke. He is survived by his wife, Candy, daughter, Tori and son, Randy. He was 83.Tori had a falling out with her parents when she had an affair with her now husband, Dean McDermott. (Her parents dropped a couple mil on her wedding to Charlie Shanian a year earlier.) But Tori says that she was able to make peace with her father before he died."I'm grateful I recently had the opportunity to reconcile with my father and most grateful we had the chance to tell each other we loved one another before he passed away," Tori told People. "It's a true blessing to have had a parent that loved me unconditionally. He had a heart as big as his talent and today, along with many others, I mourn his loss. He was a great man and even better father." Patsy Ramsey: The mother of JonBenet Ramsey lost her long battle against cancer. She died in Atlanta on Saturday. The former Miss West Virginia made headlines when her tiny beauty queen daughter, JonBenet, was murdered in their home on the day after Christmas. The case remains unsolved, but both Patsy and her husband, John, were investigated. Patsy was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 1993, was treated and lived a cancer-free life for 9 years. Three years ago the cancer came back. She was 49.E. Pierce Marshall: I know you're probably like: Who the hell is E. Pierce Marshall? I'll tell ya. This is the guy who's been feuding with Anna Nicole Smith over his father's oil fortune. Pierce -- the son of J. Howard Marshall (aka the old guy who married Anna Nicole) " died suddenly on Tuesday in the Dallas area as a result of a brief infection. In 1994, Pierce's 88-year-old father married the former Playboy Playmate. When Howard died the following year, he left his fortune to Anna Nicole. Pierce had been fighting with the buxom blonde ever since to prevent her from getting his dad's money. No word on how his death impacts the case, which will be heard again after the Supreme Court recently granted Anna another trial.
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