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Austin Powers Mini-Me Verne Troyer Dies at 49

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

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 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 […]

The Grand Dame Of Dish Gossip Columnist Liz Smith Dead 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 […]

Comedian Ralphie May Dead 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 […]

Lets Make A Deal Host Monty Hall Dies At 96

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

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

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

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

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, […]

John G. Avildsen Director Of Rocky Karate Kid Dies At 81

John G. Avildsen, Director Of Rocky, Karate Kid Dies At 81

The boxing ring is silent and no-one is running up the steps at the Art Museum in Philadelphia tonight as the Los Angeles Times is reporting that Academy Award winning director John G. Avildsen has passed away at the age of 81.  His eldest son, Anthony told the Times that John had passed away from pancreatic […]

Allman Brothers Band Co-Founder Gregg Allman Dies At 69

Allman Brothers Band Co-Founder Gregg Allman Dies At 69

The music world is grieving today on word from Billboard that the co-founder of southern rock group The Allman Brothers, Gregg Alman has passed away at his home at the age of 69. Gregg was one of the creators and performers of such classics as "Midnight Rider," "Melissa" and "Whipping Post." A statement was posted on […]

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Deadwood Star Powers Boothe Dies At 68

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Deadwood Star Powers Boothe Dies At 68

Word is coming in this evening that Emmy Award winning actor Powers Boothe, who starred  in nearly 70 films and television series. The news broke by a tweet from actor/director Beau Bridges early Sunday afternoon: It's with great sadness that I mourn the passing of my friend Powers Boothe. A dear friend, great actor, devoted […]

Silence Of The Lambs Director Jonathan Demme Died At 73

Silence Of The Lambs Director Jonathan Demme Died At 73

Oscar award winning director, writer, and producer Jonathan Demme who rose to prominence with his work in Silence of the Lambs and Philadelphia passed away today from complications arising from an ongoing battle with esophageal cancer. The bulk of his career revolved around his work with documentaries and concert films, which included Stop Making Sense, a concert film about […]

Comedian Charlie Murphy Passes Away At 57

Comedian Charlie Murphy Passes Away At 57

Charlie Murphy, the older brother of Eddie Murphy, passed away today at the age of 57. As his manager confirmed on TMZ, he died in a New York City hospital after a long battle with leukemia. A Brooklyn native, Murphy performed standup comedy and acted in minor TV and film roles. His first big role […]


The Gong Has Finally Rung Host Chuck Barris Off The Stage Dies at 87

The Gong Has Finally Rung Host Chuck Barris Off The Stage, Dies at 87

Chuck Barris, longtime game show creator, producer, and host, has passed away at the age of 87. Best known for The Dating Game, The Newlywed Game, and The Gong Show, his television career spanned more than three decades. He began working as a page at NBC in New York City and progressed up to a […]

The Comics Industry Remembers Bernie Wrightson

The Comics Industry Remembers Bernie Wrightson

We learnt late last night that master illustrator and comics creator, Bernie Wrightson, had passed away. Those who were touched by his work in and around comics have been sharing their memories, experiences and condolences. Here are just a few. Learned of the brilliant Bernie Wrightson's passing while I sit here working on a Swamp […]

Alan Stone The Co-Founder Of Nintendo America Has Passed Away At 71

Alan Stone The Co-Founder Of Nintendo America Has Passed Away At 71

Alan Stone is most notable in the gaming world for being the Co-Founder of Nintendo of America and a former CEO for Sega. The 71 year old passed away on the 17th of February after battling with cancer. Of his many contributions to the gaming industry, Stone was instrumental in bringing many of Nintendo's games to the United […]

Hollywood Reacts To Bill Paxtons Death With Outpouring Of Tweets

Hollywood Reacts To Bill Paxton's Death With Outpouring Of Tweets

On a day where most of Hollywood is trying to squeeze itself into too small dresses and tuxedos, everyone has paused to reflect on the loss of Bill Paxton. While he never won an Oscar, is beloved by all who knew him and had a career of playing characters that were relatable, quotable, and generally […]