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Richard Sala, Creator of Invisible Hands and Evil Eye, Dies Aged 61

Last night, American comic book publisher Fantagraphics Books announced the death of comic book creator, Richard Sala. A graphic novelist with work spanning decades, they posted to social media, "it is with great sadness that we share the news that our dear friend, the cartoonist Richard Sala, has passed away at the age of 61. […]

Sam Lloyd as Ted Strickland in Scrubs. Image Courtesy of ABC

Scrubs Alum, Comedic Actor Sam Lloyd Passes Away, Age 56

Sam Lloyd, best known for playing the self-deprecating sad-sack lawyer Ted Buckland on Scrubs, passed away at the age of 56 from cancer. As Sacred Heart's resident legal expert, Ted became an endearing character despite his continuous pratfalls and bad luck. Lloyd remained in the recurring role throughout the sitcom's nine seasons on NBC and […]

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WWE: Hall of Fame Announcer Howard Finkel Passes Away

Howard Finkel, one of the most prominent legendary voices of professional wrestling for generations, passed at the age of 69. Affectionately known as "The Fink," the long-time ring announcer provided introductions to wrestlers since the days of the World Wide Wrestling Federation (WWWF). The New Jersey native made his debut for the company in 1977 […]

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Actor Max von Sydow Passes at the Age of 90

Swedish actor Max von Sydow, whose career spanned eight decades passed at the age of 90 on March 8th. Born Carl Adolf von Sydow in 1929, he was best known for his films with Ingmar Bergman. The actor made his debut in the Swedish film Only a Mother in 1949. Von Sydow had his breakout […]

Kirk Douglas

Kirk Douglas, Actor & Hollywood Icon, Passes Away, Age 103

One of Hollywood's most respected patriarchs and charismatic figures Kirk Douglas passed away on Wednesday at the age of 103. Married twice, Douglas gifted his passion for acting and love for the business to his sons Michael, Joel, Peter, and Eric Douglas. Michael shared news of his father's passing and offered a touching tribute on […]

Luke Perry, Star of '90210' and 'Riverdale', Dies at 52

Following a massive stroke last week, Luke Perry, tragically succumbed on Monday morning. Luke  had risen to fame as teen heartthrob Dylan McKay on the early Fox series Beverly Hills, 90210, but had gained a recent following on the CW series, Riverdale. Reps for Luke had expressed that medical staff at St. Joseph's Hospital in Burbank, had […]

The Legendary Carol Channing Passes at 97- Broadway, Friends React

Carol Channing, whose signature voice propelled her to stardom on Broadway and Hollywood, died at the age of 97 at her home in Rancho Mirage, CA. Channing's best-known roles were in Hello Dolly! as Dolly Gallagher Levi and Gentlemen Prefer Blondes as Lorelei Lee. According to Channing's publicist B. Harlan Boll, she died of natural […]

Gene Okerlund

Remembering the Career of WWE HOF Announcer "Mean" Gene Okerlund

Beloved WWE announcer and Hall of Fame member "Mean" Gene Okerlund, created some wonderful memories for wrestling fans through his near five decades in the grappling world. WWE is saddened to learn that WWE Hall of Famer Gene Okerlund, the most recognizable interviewer in sports-entertainment history, has passed away at age 76. https://t.co/DyPiEiVLoV — WWE (@WWE) […]


Margot Kidder

Superman Actress Margot Kidder Passes Away at 69

TMZ reported this morning that Margot Kidder, the actress who created the iconic cinematic version of Lois Lane alongside the late Christopher Reeve as Clark Kent/Superman, passed away at her home in Montana today at the age of 69. The news was initially released by representatives from the Franzen-Davis Funeral Home in Livingston, MT. Kidder had been […]

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Austin Powers' Mini-Me, Verne Troyer, Dies at 49

The world has lost another of its gifted comedians today with the announcement of the passing of Verne Troyer at the age of 49. He had nearly 60 credits to his acting career spanning more than two decades, but he is most frequently remembered for his role as Mini-Me from the Austin Powers films alongside […]

Frank Avruch, Beloved Bozo the Clown Actor, Dead at 89

Radio and television fans around the world are in mourning this week with news that longtime media personality  Frank Avruch has passed away at age of 89. Having transitioned from radio to television over the course of his 40 years on the air, the Boston stalwart was best known for playing the iconic Bozo the […]

2017 TV Countdown #1: Fandom Loses Richard Hatch, Star of Battlestar Galactica

2017 saw far too many individuals leave us from the entertainment industry; they ranged from Jim Nabors to Martin Landau, from Sam Shepard to Nelson Ellis and Bill Paxton. However one in particular who impacted fans from multiple generations was Richard Hatch. News emerged that the stomach pains which impacted him at 2016's Dragon Con […]

Liz Smith Dies At 94

The Grand Dame Of Dish, Gossip Columnist Liz Smith, Dead At 94

Liz Smith, arguably one of the most famous gossip columnists for more than two generations, has passed away at the age of 94. Joni Evans, the literary agent for Smith confirmed her passing of natural causes to the Associated Press. Beginning her career covering the New York social scene for the New York Daily News […]

Ralphie May Dies At 45

Comedian Ralphie May Dead At 45

TMZ is reporting that stand-up comedian Ralphie May has died from a cardiac arrest at a private residence in Las Vegas. He had been continuing to perform his nightly stand up routine as recently as the evening before his death at Harrah's Resort and Casino, even though he had been fighting against an ongoing case of pneumonia […]

Let's Make A Deal Host Monty Hall Dies At 96

Monty Hall, best known as the host and co-creator of the long-running and award-winning game show Let's Make a Deal, has died at the age of 96, the New York Times is reporting. He had been a fixture in American living rooms for more than two decades as Let's Make A Deal  from 1963 until […]

Harry Dean Stanton, Star of Alien, Escape From New York Dies At 91

TMZ is today reporting that Harry Dean Stanton, the actor who's roles have spanned nearly 200 credits from stage and screen, has died at the age of 91. He died peacefully at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles, California. Some of iconic roles included Brett in Alien, Brain in Escape From New York, Bud from Repo […]

Martin Landau, Star Of Space: 1999, North By Northwest Dies At 89

Just hours after learning of the passing of horror genre legend George Romero, TMZ is now reporting that Martin Landau, star of the groundbreaking science fiction series, Space: 1999 and of Ed Wood, Cleopatra, and North by Northwest, has died at the age of 89. They are reporting that he passed away at 1:30 PM PST […]

George A. Romero, Creator Of The Living Dead Films Dead At 77

The Los Angeles Times is reporting that the  family of George Romero, creator of the modern-era zombie and horror film genre, has told him that the filmmaker has died at the age of 77. He passed following a brief but aggressive battle with lung cancer, according to a statement given to the Times by is […]

Sic Transit Vir: Babylon 5 Actor Stephen Furst Dies At 63

Babylon 5 Actor Stephen Furst dies At 63, The charming star of Babylon 5 and Animal House passed away on June 16, 2017 due to complications from his long-running battle with diabetes. He passed away at his home in Moorpark, California on Friday in the company of his sons Nathan and Griffith. His wife of 41 years, […]