adam schlesinger dead

Adam Schlesinger, the co-founder of rock band Fountains of Wayne and the Oscar-nominated and Grammy-winning songwriter of That Thing You Do and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, has died from coronavirus-related complications. He was 52.

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stuart gordon

Stuart Gordon, the filmmaker behind cult horror classics like Re-AnimatorFrom BeyondCastle FreakRobot Jox, and more, has died at the age of 72. Gordon’s career began in theatre, a path that lead him to found the Screw Theatre and then the avant-garde Organic Theater Company. His life in film began with Re-Animator, an H.P. Lovecraft adaptation Gordon first intended to bring to the stage, then to television, before making it into a feature film. The results were well-received, and launched Gordon into an eclectic filmmaking career.

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max von sydow dead

Legendary actor Max von Sydow, who left an indelible mark on cinema with his turns in classics like The Exorcist and The Seventh Seal, has died at age 90. The Swedish-born actor, best known for his solemn gravitas and his collaborations with influential director Ingmar Bergman, starred in more than 100 films and TV series through his 70-year career and appeared in recent major hits like Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Game of Thrones.

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James Lipton dead

Actor and television personality James Lipton has died at the age of 93. Lipton was best known as the creator and host of the long-running TV series Inside the Actors Studio, which he hosted for 22 seasons. He won an Emmy for his work on the show, was the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Emmys, and won a Critics’ Choice Award for Best Reality Show Host in 2016. Read More »

kirk douglas dead

He was Spartacus. And a military officer. And a boxer. And an icon of Hollywood history. Kirk Douglas, who left an indelible mark on Hollywood and cinematic history with his portrayal of chiseled, noble-browed heroes in Spartacus, The Bad and the Beautiful, and Champion, has died. He was 103.

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Alan Harris, Who Played Bossk, Has Died

Star Wars fans know nearly everyone who played the most minor part in the original trilogy, even those hidden behind helmets, masks and make-up. Actor Alan Harris was lucky enough to play a variety of roles across Star Wars: A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi, and he was even an integral part in creating some of the most iconic props of the trilogy. Unfortunately, Alan Harris has passed away at age 81 after a long battle with cancer, but we remember his contributions to Star Wars below. Read More »

terry jones dead

Another comedy legend has passed. Terry Jones, a founding member of the Monty Python troupe and a renowned comedian, screenwriter, filmmaker, poet, historian, and author, has died at age 77.

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buck henry dead

Buck Henry, the comedy screenwriting legend who penned The Graduate and co-created the spy spoof series Get Smart with Mel Brooks, has passed away. The two-time Oscar nominee was 89.

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Syd Mead dead

Syd Mead, the visual futurist and artist who helped influence the look of films like Blade Runner, Tron, and Star Trek: The Motion Picture, has died. He passed away in Pasadena, California on Monday due to complications from lymphoma. Read on for an appreciation of Mead’s incredible career. Read More »

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danny aiello obit

Danny Aiello, a character actor with prominent roles in MoonstruckDo the Right Thing, and more, has died at the age of 89. Aiello’s career began in the 1970s, and he worked steadily for the next several decades. His turn as Sal in Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing earned him an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor, and his acting roles included extensive work on both small and big screen.

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