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Gary Garcia, who teamed with Jerry Buckner to perform the 1982 hit "Pac-Man Fever", a song synonymous with 1980s pop culture and America's early love affair with arcade gaming, died yesterday at his home in Englewood, Fla. He was 63.

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Brigitte Burdine, a casting director with credits spanning World of Warcraft, Killzone 2 and Mortal Kombat, was killed early this morning in a hit-and-run accident as she was walking home from a late-night date with her boyfriend. She was 48.

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Gary Coleman, best known for his role as Arnold in the 1970s-1980s sitcom Diff'rent Strokes died today of injuries he suffered in a fall at his Utah home. Coleman, who also appeared in 2003's Postal 2, was 42.

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In 1975, Popular Electronics featured on its January cover a computer kit built for home enthusiasts, touted to cost at least $US1,000 than anything else out there. It was the Altair 8800. Its creator, Dr. Ed Roberts, died Thursday.