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Peta Resurrect Karen Black's Anti-fur Ad For Halloween


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Bosses at animal rights group Peta are bringing late horror movie icon Karen Black back from the dead for a new Halloween campaign.

The activists have unearthed the actress' 'I Wouldn't Be Caught Dead in Fur' ad from a decade ago, and they will be re-releasing it next week (begs28Oct13) to mark the first Halloween since their longtime advocate's death in August (13).

Black's widower Stephen Eckleberry gave the organisation permission to resurrect the campaign, which features his late wife posing alongside a tombstone etched with the slogan, 'I Wouldn't Be Caught Dead in Fur'.

Karen Black Documented Cancer Fight To Inspire Others To Stay Strong


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Actress Karen Black is set to deliver an inspiring message to fellow cancer patients from beyond the grave after filming her battle with the disease to document the toll it had taken on her life.

The Easy Rider star passed away last week (08Aug13) following a three-year fight with ampullary cancer, a rare form of the illness which affects the bile duct.

Now it has emerged that the 74 year old had asked her husband, filmmaker Stephen Eckelberry, to capture her health struggle on camera and he is planning to release it on "the right platform for some kind of presentation", reports America's Globe tabloid.

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Hollywood Pays Tribute To Karen Black


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Hollywood stars including Juliette Lewis, Bette Midler and Mia Farrow have voiced their sorrow following the death of actress Karen Black.

The 74-year-old Easy Rider star passed away on Thursday (08Aug13) after a battle with cancer, and the news came as a blow to her many famous friends and fans.

Natural Born Killers star Lewis, who was a longtime friend, helped spearhead a fundraising campaign to pay for Black to go to Europe to receive a revolutionary new treatment, and she has been left devastated by her pal's death.

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How 'Easy Rider' Karen Black Turned To The Public For Healthcare


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Karen Black, the Illinois-born actress who appeared in more than 100 movies including the classic 1969 road movie Easy Rider, has died at a Los Angeles clinic aged 74 following a battle with cancer, reports BBC News.

Black, who almost always played troubled characters, earned an Oscar nomination and a Golden Globe award for her hugely accomplished performance as a waitress who dates an upper class dropout (Jack Nicholson) in Five Easy Pieces. However, despite her impressive filmography, the actress was forced to turn to the public for help with treatment for her ampullary cancer.

An online funding appeal was set up by her husband Stephen Eckelberry in the hope of raising $60,000 for Karen to travel to Europe for treatment as part of a clinical study.

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Award Winning Actress, Karen Black, Dies After Losing Cancer Battle Aged 74


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Karen Black, the actress famous for her roles in films such as Easy Rider, Five Easy Pieces and Nashville, died yesterday (Thursday 8th August). Her husband, Stephen Eckelberry, made the announcement on his Facebook page. She passed away in a nursing facility in Santa Monica, CA after a lengthy battle with cancer. She was 74 years old.

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Karen Black after a performance, at the Metropolitan in New York, of her How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Sing the Song.

Eckelberry wrote: "it is with great sadness that I have to report that my wife and best friend, Karen Black has just passed away, only a few minutes ago." He thanked Black's friends and fans for their "prayers and love", adding "they meant so much to her as they did to me."

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Karen Black Loses Cancer Battle


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Actress Karen Black has lost her battle with cancer.

The 74-year-old Easy Rider star passed away on Thursday (08Aug13) in Los Angeles, according to her husband Stephen Eckelberry, who broke the sad news on his Facebook.com page.

In a post he writes, "It is with great sadness that I have to report that my wife and best friend, Karen Black has just passed away, only a few minutes ago. Thank you all for all your prayers and love, they meant so much to her as they did to me."

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Karen Black Hospitalised With Pneumonia


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Cancer-stricken actress Karen Black is fighting for her life in hospital after she was struck down with pneumonia.

The Easy Rider star, 73, went public with her cancer fight in 2012, revealing she is battling a rare form of the disease which affects the bile duct, and she made an appeal for donations to fund her treatment.

However, Black's husband Stephen Eckelberry has revealed the actress has suffered a major setback and is now in hospital battling a lung infection.

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Karen Black's Cancer Crowd-Funding Smashes Goal Of $30,000!


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Karen Black's cancer fundraising scheme is taking off, pulling in $32,000 of the initial $30,000 goal. The actress, whose credits include Five Easy Pieces, Airport 1975 and the classic Easy Rider, is reaching out over the internet in a bid to raise the money for her medical treatment - she had been battling cancer on and off for over two years.

The crowd-funding campaign on GoFundMe.com is looking to raise the cash to send Black for two-months of treatment in Europe. Her husband, Stephen Eckelberry, explains on the campaign's web page that Black, now 73, was first diagnosed with ampullary cancer in November 2010. She underwent surgery to remove a third of her pancreas and had extensive chemotherapy and radiation therapy and was declared clear of the disease in July 2011. However, by June 2012, the cancer had returned and spread to her lungs and lower back.

The actress now weighs just 96 pounds, down from 156 when first diagnosed with cancer. Eckleberry says the actress his living on "a modest pension" and that the couple have already used up their savings on previous treatment. "We have nothing left," Eckleberry wrote on the campaign page. "And the European treatment is not covered by insurance."

Continue reading: Karen Black's Cancer Crowd-Funding Smashes Goal Of $30,000!

Juliette Lewis Leads Star Support For Cancer-stricken Karen Black


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Actress Juliette Lewis has made an urgent appeal for donations on behalf of her "mentor and creative mother" Karen Black, who is fighting a rare cancer.

Black's husband Stephen Eckelberry has launched an online fundraising page to bring in the $17,000 (£10,000) needed to send the 73-year-old veteran star to Europe for a revolutionary new treatment.

The Natural Born Killers star is among a number of famous faces who have rallied together to support the Five Easy Pieces star, who Lewis has known since she was a child.

Continue reading: Juliette Lewis Leads Star Support For Cancer-stricken Karen Black

Ailing Actress Karen Black Needs Donations For Cancer Treatment


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Veteran actress Karen Black's family has reached out to fans in the hope of raising money to pay for her cancer treatment.

The Five Easy Pieces star, 73, was diagnosed with rare ampullary cancer in November 2010, and underwent chemotherapy and radiation treatments in California.

At the the beginning of 2012, Black opened up about her secret health battle and revealed she had beat the disease, but it returned in June (12).

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"Hitchcock" World Premiere - AFI FEST 2012 Presented By Audi, Held At Grauman's Chinese Theatre

Karen Black, Peter Fonda and Grauman's Chinese Theatre - Karen Black, Peter Fonda Friday 2nd November 2012 "Hitchcock" World Premiere - AFI FEST 2012 Presented By Audi, held at Grauman's Chinese Theatre

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Universal Studios Hollywood 'Halloween Horror Nights' Eyegore Awards - Arrivals

Karen Black Friday 23rd September 2011 Universal Studios Hollywood 'Halloween Horror Nights' Eyegore Awards - Arrivals Universal City, California

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After Her Performance In Karen Black's How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Sing The Song At The Metropolitan Room

Karen Black Saturday 26th July 2008 after her performance in Karen Black's How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Sing the Song at the Metropolitan Room New York City, USA

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Creative Time At Guastavino's

Karen Black Wednesday 23rd April 2008 Creative Time at Guastavino's New York City, USA

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Karen Black - Friday 25th May 2007 at Grammy Awards Hollywood, California

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