michael apted dead

Michael Apted, the filmmaker behind films like The Coal Miner’s Daughter and the decades-spanning Up documentary series, has died. He was 79.

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Tommy "Tiny" Lister

Tommy “Tiny” Lister is a longtime character actor who you may not know by name, but you would undoubtedly recognize his face, commanding stature, and deep voice from his appearances in various movies and TV shows over the years. Lister is best known for his appearances in the Friday comedy franchise, the sci-fi action movie The Fifth Element, and Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight, and he was still working regularly to this day. Unfortunately, the actor has passed away at age 62 due to complications from COVID-19. Read More »

Darth Vader Actor David Prowse Dead

James Earl Jones may be the first actor who comes to the minds of Star Wars fans when they think about Darth Vader. But the villain wouldn’t have been nearly as imposing if it wasn’t for towering presence of actor David Prowse, the actor who was actually on set and inside Darth Vader’s suit for the original Star Wars trilogy. Sadly, it has been reported that David Prowse has passed away at age 85. Read More »

Alex Trebek Dead

After hosting the classic quiz show Jeopardy! for 36 years, Alex Trebek may be the most well known game show host of all time. Unfortunately, the quiz master’s time behind the podium has come to an end. After a recent battle with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer, Alex Trebek has passed away at 80 years old. Read More »

For many, the quintessential image of James Bond comes from Sean Connery, the iconic actor who played the British spy across seven total films in the franchise but did so with his trademark Scottish accent. Sadly, the star of Dr. No and From Russian with Love has passed away at age 90, leaving behind a long legacy of memorable roles. Read More »

michael chapman obit

Michael Chapman, a filmmaker and cinematographer responsible for some fo the most memorable imagery in American film history, has died at the age of 84. Chapman’s long, impressive career included serving as Director of Photography on titles such as Taxi DriverRaging BullThe Lost BoysGhostbusters IIThe Fugitive, and, yes, even Space Jam. His directorial credits include the 1983 Tom Cruise movie All the Right Moves.

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Ron Cobb dead

Ron Cobb, who designed the DeLorean time machine for Robert Zemeckis’s Back to the Future, the Nostromo ship for Ridley Scott’s Alien, and more, has died at the age of 83. Celebrate his life by reading about several of his biggest on-screen accomplishments below. Read More »

Diana Rigg Dead

Years before Marvel Comics debuted their superhero team, the United Kingdom was already host to their own version of The Avengers, an espionage series in the vein of classic James Bond. Patrick Macnee and Diana Rigg played John Steed and Emma Peel, two secret agents dressed to the nines who dealt with a variety of British bad guys. Patrick Macnee passed away back in 2015, and now he’s joined by his partner in espionage as Diana Rigg has passed away at age 82.

Diana Rigg was more recently known for her supporting role as Lady Olenna Tyrell on Game of Thrones, a role which earned her Emmy nominations as a guest actress three years in a row. But long before that, she already had a decorated and eclectic career on both the big and small screens, as well as the stage. Read More »

Sue Nichols Maciorowski dies

Sue Nichols Maciorowski, a Disney Animation artist whose contributions in visual development and story art helped shape the Disney Renaissance, has died. She was 55 years old.

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Chadwick Boseman

As if this year hadn’t already given us enough grief, we are sad to report that Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman, who also played such iconic pop culture figures as James Brown and Jackie Robinson, has suddenly passed away at age 43 after a four-year battle with colon cancer. We have truly lost a king. Read More »